June 23, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Still waiting for P8B Paglaum fund

The Regional Disaster Coordinating Council VI (RDCC VI) during a meeting yesterday called on the Senate to immediately pass House Bill No. 4824, a year after Typhoon “Frank” wrought havoc in the region.

Newks, Bing trade barbs over hospital construction

BACOLOD CITY -- Lone District Representative Monico O. Puentevella blamed the Office of Acting City Legal Officer Atty. Vicente Petierre Jr. for the delayed construction of Heart, Lung and Kidney Center situated at the compound of Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH).

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Iloilo City Urban Poor Affairs Office (Icupao) chairman Roy Firmeza

Iloilo City Urban Poor Affairs Office (Icupao) chairman Roy Firmeza (left) briefs Presidential Assistant for Western Visayas Raul Banias and Office of Civil Defense regional director Rosario Cabrera on the Shelter Project in San Isidro Relocation Site in Jaro district during a site visit yesterday. Looking on is San Isidro Punong Barangay Benjamin Juaneza.

PDEA tags 9 city brgys as drug havens

Nine barangays in Iloilo City have been tagged by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Regional Office 6 as havens of illegal drugs. PDEA 6 acting chief Paul Ledesma made the confirmation over Bombo Radyo following a recent workshop with the Philippine National Police (PNP).


DENR to simplify processing of environmental permits

In a move to rid the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) of corruption and hasten the flow of investment, Secretary Lito Atienza called for the immediate review of procedures and requirements in the issuance of environmental permits, including environmental compliance certificate (ECC).

Dingle public market fire causes over P1.5M damage

The seven-hour fire that gutted nearly half of the public market of Dingle, Iloilo caused over 1.5 million in estimated damage.

Iloilo’s instant salabat awarded Best Beverage in Trade Fair

In a recent Agraryo Trade Fair held at the Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall in Manila, the Badiangan instant salabat of Iloilo was awarded as the best beverage.

New packaging for Guimaras fresh mangoes developed

Guimaras fresh mangoes are known worldwide as the sweetest mangoes. Tourists and visitors of the island usually crave for the world’s famous mango and more often they bring along with them fresh mangoes from Guimaras as presents and “pasalubong” to their family and friends.


Capiz dad inclined to believe whistle-blower's expose vs. DPWH

ROXAS CITY – A member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigam (SP) here said the recent expose of a whistle-blower regarding alleged anomalies in Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) projects may have a color of truth following the suspension of 58 construction firms for certain violations.

Health workers demand P241M hazard pay

ROXAS CITY – Some 102 city health workers are now asking the city government to pay them a total of P241,447,760.89 as an obligation mandated by RA 7305 or the Magna Carta of public health workers which mandates Local Government Units (LGUs) to pay the hazard allowances due them.

Contractor scores firm's implication in anomalies

ROXAS CITY – The owner of Kirskat Venture which was the subject of the privilege speech of Board Member Rommel Lastimoso decried the linking of his firm's alleged suspension to the anomalies in the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).


Ceneco official vows to block proposed rate hike

BACOLOD CITY -- Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) board member Pepito Malapitan will oppose through a resolution any power rate increases which may be imposed in September this year.

BCPO joins stakeholder’s forum on R.A 9231

The ABK 2 Initiative “Pag-aaral ng Bata sa Kinabukasan” - Christian Children’s Fund – Philippines; Department of Labor and Employment – Region 6 and the Gender and Development Council of Bacolod City.


Fullness of God
As seen on TV
Living dangerously
B.A.N.C puts the Pinoy’s best foot forward
Bridging the gap
Post World War II cockpits in Iloilo City
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


Green Meadows launched

Green Meadows launched

Orchard Property Marketing Corporation (OPMC) and Sta. Lucia Realty & Dev’t. (SLRDI) have just added another premier residential project in its list as the two of the most trusted company in real estate industry.

---------------------------------------- Roxas City Integrated Lions Club at Balay Dayonan

Roxas City Integrated Lions Club at Balay Dayonan

The Roxas City Integrated Lions Club, member of the international association of Lions Clubs, recently gave school supplies and rehabilitated the ‘Balay Dayonan’ of the deaf and mute children who are under the care of the Deaf Ministry of the Archdiocese of Capiz.

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Learn and Play: Our Lady of Montserrat Toddler Play School

“The task of the educator of young children lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity.” –Maria Montessori (Italian Educator and Doctor)

---------------------------------------- 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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