June 16, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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City’s top cop deploys PNP forces in schools

Uniformed policemen under the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) were highly visible yesterday in just about all city schools and universities.

Syjuco shrugs off Tupas blabber, bares over P12M TESDA grants in N. Iloilo

Impartial, first-rate, at par and fair. While at it, over P12 million in paid scholarship grants since the start of the program and said figure only for the Fifth District of Iloilo.

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Heavily guarded and bullet-proof-vest-secured Dennis Cartagena, suspect in the killing of Ajuy Vice Mayor Ramon Rojas last year.

Heavily guarded and bullet-proof-vest-secured Dennis Cartagena, suspect in the killing of Ajuy Vice Mayor Ramon Rojas last year, showed up at the Iloilo Provincial Prosecutors Office yesterday afternoon for a new preliminary hearing on the case.

PGMA to check ESM initiatives in Iloilo City

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will see for herself how Iloilo’s innovative Special ESM (English, Science and Mathematics) classes are being implemented during her visit in this city today, June 16, 2009.


Weather, quake alert mark ‘full’ back-to-school week

Yesterday’s official start of the new school year for students in all levels both private and public was met here with intermittent heavy rains. In Mindanao, it was worse with heavy rains and aftershocks of a powerful earthquake that hit Sunday.

Iloilo City to showcase disaster preparedness

This city is showcasing disaster preparedness as Ilonggos highlight unity and cooperation to rise from the devastation of Typhoon Frank that struck the metropolis a year ago.

385 Ilonggo farmers receive their land titles

The dream of some 385 farmer beneficiaries in this province to own the land they till finally came true.


Captured croc to be used as bait to find other one

ROXAS CITY – An expert crocodile hunter from Palawan will arrive here to find the other missing crocodile while the captured crocodile which is now under the custody of Pontevedra Mayor Steve Contreras, will also be used as a bait for its capture.

Pilar ex-mayor calls on allies to unite for Roxas' pres'l bid

ROXAS CITY – Pilar ex-mayor Gideon “Ike” Patricio has urged Liberal Party (LP) to set aside political interests and instead unite to support Sen. Mar Roxas's presidential bid in 2010 election.

350 senior citizens receive 'Katas ng VAT' in Sapian

SAPIAN, Capiz – Some 350 senior citizens received P500 each from “Katas ng VAT” which was personally distributed by Mayor Arturo “Turic” Orosco, Sr. and Mrs. Jane Tan-Castro last Saturday coinciding with the 111th Independence Day Celebration at the town civic center.


AI Report presented at Bacolod Bishop's House

BACOLOD CITY -- Amnesty International Philippines Section Director Dr. Aurora Parong presented yesterday to an audience from various civil society and religious groups, government agencies and media practitioners the "Amnesty International Report 2009: State of the World's Human Rights" at the Bishop's House in Bacolod City.

Ex-senator's daughter endorses Sigue for Congress

BACOLOD CITY -- One of the two daughters of former assemblyman and senator Pedro Hernaez, Cecilia Hernaez-Magsaysay, has endorsed Councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue for Congress in the May 2010 elections.


Freedom gone awry
As seen on TV
At Gun Point
Bridging the gap
Results/effects of Bisaya and Moro encounters in early times
Go with the flow
Res Gestae
PNP Chief speaks of freedom
de los Reyes
Bona fide Text
Blessings on JUNE


Hope and pride

/ Kathy M. Villalon

Down South:
War stories

/ Gail Ilagan

Filipinos just love videoke

/ Bryan Mari Argos

I-CAST what?


Cellphones and gas station fires

/ Philip S. Chua, MD, FACS, FPCS


Culture and arts in focus

Culture and arts in focus

In the culture and arts scene, perhaps the most visible person there is, is Prof. Vincent “Vinnie” Ramirez Tan. He is U.P. Visayas’ Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Culture and Arts.

---------------------------------------- SM's Share Your Extras

SM's Share Your Extras

SM Foundation, Inc. once again activated its Share Your Extras project by giving out clothes to the residents of Molo and Jaro recently. “This is an early Christmas treat,” Punong Barangay John Villanueva of Boulevard, Molo said.

---------------------------------------- Who's your daddy?

Who's your daddy?

I found myself trapped in my 10-year-old body, my hair curled in pigtails and my toes clipped on neon pink sandals that didn’t exactly match my green polka dot dress. I knew it had to be a dream.

---------------------------------------- Family bonding through angling fishing

Family bonding through angling fishing

Building a better family bonding through fishing activity, Iloilo Game Fishing Association (IGFA) and Go Fish gathered the fishing enthusiast and their family for the 2nd Family Bonding through Angling Fishing Tournament.


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