June 22, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Iloilo commemorates 'Frank' anniversary

Iloilo commemorated yesterday the first year anniversary of the so-called ‘Great Flood,’ caused when Typhoon Frank hit Region VI, dumping rains that triggered flash floods almost everywhere. The City Government held a simple program was held yesterday at the Jaro covered gymnasium.

Gonzalez defends PGMA on quit calls

Malacañang’s chief counsel defended President Arroyo yesterday from calls that she should quit if she decides to run to a lower position in 2010.

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5th Pandayan Festival in Badiangan, Iloilo

Performers belonging to Grupo Binakuko depict bolo-making in their presentation during the highlight of the 5th Pandayan Festival in Badiangan, Iloilo yesterday.(inset) Badiangan Mayor Suzette Mamon (left) leads special guest actress turned politician Alma Moreno to the stage before the start of the program.

‘Bolo-making’ a hit in Badiangan’s 5th Pandayan Festival

BADIANGAN, Iloilo -- Ilonggo ingenuity in the elaborate process of bolo-making shined anew in yesterday’s “Pandayan Festival” here. Bolo, the local knife-like tool is one of the homegrown products and specialties distinct to Badianganons.


Seaman positive for A(H1N1) cuts short quarantine period

Before results came out that a 38-year-old seafarer was positive for A(H1N1), the said patient has reportedly cut short his quarantine period at the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) despite the refusal of hospital staff.

Treñas into self-quarantine

City Mayor Jerry Treñas observes a 7 to 10-day self-quarantine in his home after he traveled in the United States of America for the Gawad Kalinga Global Summit 2009.

Church issues advisory vs. spread of A(H1N1) virus

Expect certain changes in church these days. This, after the Archdiocese of Jaro, through Archbishop Angel Lagdameo issued precautions to help prevent the spread of the Influenza A (H1N1) virus for the duration of the pandemic.

A symbol of peace now rises in Cansilayan, Tigbauan

A Day Care Center and a school building, two structures built in Barangay Cansilayan, Tigbauan, Iloilo now epitomizes the symbol of peace.

No plans for ‘Senator Ness,’ says she’s happy as Parañaque councilor

BADIANGAN, Iloilo – Actress turned public official, Alma Moreno, born Vanessa Moreno Lacsamana, may be making the rounds outside her turf in Parañaque City. Yet no truth, she clarified, on her supposed senatorial bid come 2010.


Another Capiz high school stude wins int’l science award

ROXAS CITY – Another student of Capiz National High School, Angeli Joyce Yap Dy clinched the Second Award in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in May of this year in Reno. Nevada.

Tanco brings Capitol closer to the people

SIGMA, Capiz – Governor Victor Tanco said the putting up of his satellite offices in the second district of Capiz is meant to bring the provincial capitol closer to the people.


COA: Construction of NGC perimeter roads disadvantageous to gov't

BACOLOD CITY -- The Commission on Audit (COA) Sub-Cluster III in Negros Occidental led by Shiela S. Velmonte Portal along with its Team Member Loida C. Arabelo and Supervising Auditor Arlene D. Togonon had issued recently an Audit Observation Memorandum relative to the P15.64 million appropriation by the city government.

Hinobaan residents want Zayco as governor

BACOLOD CITY -- When Governor Isidro Zayco visited Hinobaan town Thursday, the governor was met with posters and placards urging him to run for governor in 2010 elections.


Sense of the sacred
B.A.N.C puts the Pinoy’s best foot forward
Bridging the gap
Post World War II cockpits in Iloilo City
As seen on TV
A political early warning device
Res Gestae
PNP Chief speaks of freedom
de los Reyes
Bona fide Text
Blessings on JUNE


Typhoon Frank: An unforgettable disaster

/ Erly C. Garcia

Love not your children to death

/ Philip S. Chua, MD, FACS, FPCS

Attn: TMEU chief Bob Foerster


Hope and pride

/ Kathy M. Villalon

Down South:
War stories

/ Gail Ilagan

Filipinos just love videoke

/ Bryan Mari Argos


Katokamos at the arcade

Katokamos at the arcade

Reggae music filled the halls of Jardeleza Arcade recently when the Katokamos Band played there. The duo of Jun (owner of Triads) and Neo (owner of Christine and Josh, a grocery at the arcade), brought the Katokamos Band to the laid-back municipality of Leganes, with the hope of giving the residents another chance to party.

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Dancing Sun

Like the brightest star, The Annie Divinagracia-Sartorio School of Perfoming Arts (located at Sen. Benigno Aquino Avenue, across Smallville) shone its most dazzling when the dancing school presented their latest recital with BORN TO DANCE at the Colegio de San Jose Auditorium.

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Tatsulok Artisans

Western Visayas College of Science and Technology, through the years, has produced award-winning artists. To further nurture its reputation as a breeding ground of individuals with creative potentials, the Tatsulok Artisans was born here last March 2005.

---------------------------------------- GK Sooc kids benefit from tarpaulin recycling

GK Sooc kids benefit from tarpaulin recycling

Smart Communications, Inc. (SMART) recently turned over school bags to some 40 children residing in the PLDT-SMART Amazing GK Village in Arevalo, Sooc, Iloilo during the culminating program of the SMART-GK Sooc Summer Storytelling program.


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