June 17, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Waterfront brgys, MIWD ink MOA on sale of potable water

Starting Monday Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) will already leave to the four waterfront barangays suffering from low water supply the distribution and sale of water within their territorial jurisdiction.

City dads come out to push ‘Gonzalez for mayor’ bid

Barangay captains in four out of six districts in Iloilo City have now come out with a collective stance – endorse Chief Presidential Counsel Raul Gonzalez Sr. as the city’s next mayor. Never too early to talk politics, the city barangay captains decided, with manifesto and pledges of support issued.

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Despite the bad weather yesterday schoolchildren were in full attendance at the Iloilo Central Elementary School

Despite the bad weather yesterday schoolchildren were in full attendance at the Iloilo Central Elementary School for the supposed audience with the President. Too bad, Pres. Arroyo canceled her trip to the city at the last minute.

Group dares GLACC on solid waste drive

BACOLOD CITY -- The Alyansa Kontra Basura (Alkoba) led by its convenor Milagros Casilagan recently gave its unsolicited advice to the Global Legal Action on Climate Change (GLACC) to make further investigation on the facts concerning Bacolod City's alleged plans to comply with the provisions of R.A. 9003 otherwise known as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.


No PGMA yet schoolkids’ program continue

Intermittent heavy rains, strong winds and thunderstorms caused President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and party to cancel yesterday’s planned Iloilo visit.

New army battalion to step up counter-insurgency drive in Panay

The newest unit of the Philippine Army, the 82nd Infantry Battalion (82IB), was formally activated in a simple ceremony Monday morning in Camp Macario V. Peralta Grandstand, Jamindan, Capiz. Lt. Gen Delfin N. Bangit, Commanding General of the Philippine Army, presided the ceremony.

Senate opens inquiry into pre-paid 'disappearing load' cases

The Senate committee on trade and commerce has opened its inquiry into the case of the “disappearing e-load” controversy that allegedly victimized millions of Filipinos, including Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, who owns pre-paid account mobile phone services.


Creation of brgy kagawads ass'n politically motivated?

ROXAS CITY – The recent formation of an organization composed of former and incumbent barangay kagawads here has brought observers into thinking that it is in preparation for the upcoming political exercise in 2010.

Prelim investigation on Cruz murder case reset June 24

ROXAS CITY – The special prosecutors has reset the preliminary investigation on the suspects in the killing of Art Cruz, political officer of First District Rep. Antonio Del Rosario, to June 24, 2009 after the respondents asked for an extension of time to file their counter-affidavits.

2 killed, 2 wounded in fish port rumble

ROXAS CITY – Two crew members of a fishing boat were killed while two others were wounded when they engaged in a rumble and free-for-all fight the other night at Libas Fishing Port here.


Atty. Petierre assures full payment

BACOLOD CITY -- The City Government of Bacolod will pay the Dynasty Agricultural Development Corporation of the balance of P3.8 million following the demand letter from the said corporation in relation to the purchase of the dumpsite worth P23.8 million.

Environment Week launched in Kabankalan

The Environment Week Celebration was launched in Kabankalan City on June 15 with a program sponsored by Department of Education at the city plaza.


Corpus Christi
As seen on TV
A political early warning device
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


Wow! The world’s biggest pizza

Wow! The world’s biggest pizza

By the stroke of 7:00 in the evening last Thursday came out from the big oven the biggest commercial, hand-made pizza set to make a record as the biggest in the world that will be commercially available.

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Baby Bob Turns 1

‘Twas the most awaited day when Baby Bob (Robert J. Barbers II) turned Year 1 as Lola Leda P. Barbers flew in from Manila together with sons Nino, Renier and Cupid to celebrate the happy moments on Baby Bob’s birthday bash held at Las Villas Clubhouse in Bacolod.

---------------------------------------- Antiquenos celebrate Independence Day with jobs fair

Antiquenos celebrate Independence Day with jobs fair

Antiquenos were very happy when the Provincial Government spearheaded a jobs fair in celebration of the 111th Independence Day last June 12 at the EBJ Sports Complex. This event followed after a program held at the EBJ Freedom Park.

---------------------------------------- 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.


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