July 15, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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COA uncovers multi-million mess left behind by ex-Calinog mayor

Over P1.5 million in cash shortage. Over P2.5 million in illegal cash gift. More than half a million in unliquidated cash advances.

Treñas to increase allowances of teachers

City Mayor Jerry Treñas is planning to increase the allowances of teachers following the impressive result of the 2008-2009 National Achievement Test (NAT) in public elementary schools.

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This group of Aetas makes the multi-million skywalk at the junction of Iznart and Delgado streets in Iloilo City as their home.

This group of Aetas makes the multi-million skywalk at the junction of Iznart and Delgado streets in Iloilo City as their home.

Bacolod intensifies monitoring of gaming centers admitting studes

BACOLOD CITY -- Mayor Evelio Leonardia said the city government will intensify its monitoring on internet gaming operators that allow minors and students during class hours.


Capitol land, 6 hospitals remain ‘unrecorded’ for lack of land titles

The Iloilo Provincial Government is sitting on a multi-million Capitol building with a supposedly Reconstituted Certificate of Title. Yet as far as official Capitol records submitted to the Commission on Audit (COA) are concerned, all 1,128.36 square meters of it are “unrecorded.”

Galing Ilonggo businessmen honored July 17

Eight exemplary Ilonggo businessmen will receive the Galing Ilonggo Award by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Iloilo, Inc. (CCIII) during the 18th Visayas Area Business Conference to be held in Iloilo City from July 17-18, 2009.

PPA’s two port improvement projects in Iloilo near completion

Two port improvement projects initiated by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) here will make Iloilo more accessible to roll-on roll-off (RoRo) vessels.

Angolan Fisheries Minister visits UPV for academic and research collaboration

His Excellency, Hon. Dr. Salomao Xirimbimbi, Angolan Minister of Fisheries was at the scenic campus of UP Visayas in Miagao on July 7, 2009 to explore academic and research collaboration with the University.

Ilonggos make it as regional finalists in Metrobank tilt

Four elementary and three secondary teachers from Western Visayas are among the 40 regional finalists in this year’s Metrobank Foundation Search for Outstanding Teachers (SOT).


VMLP-Capiz to return P200T Cebu City aid to city gov't

ROXAS CITY – The Vice Mayor’s League of the Philippines (VMLP) - Capiz decided to return to the city government the P200,000 financial aid donated by the Cebu City government for the typhoon Frank victims last year.

NEDA VI conducts research agenda workshop

Last July 1st, the NEDA Regional Office VI initiated the conduct of the Regional Research Agenda Workshop at the RDC Conference Hall, NEDA VI Building, Iloilo City.

2 CEH nurses suspended for boxing inside hospital

ROXAS CITY – The administrator of Capiz Emmanuel Hospital (CEH) suspended the two male staff nurses who engaged in a boxing fight inside the hospital.


Magnetite sand exploration eyed in Bacolod

BACOLOD CITY -- Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson confirmed yesterday that the Grand Total Exploration and Mining Corporation, which earlier applied for an exploration permit in the Province of Negros Occidental.

Philippine Biochem Corp. to rise in Murcia

BACOLOD CITY -- Murcia Mayor Esteban Coscolluela confirmed that the Lucio Tan group is preparing to build the Philippine Biochem Corp. next to its Tanduay plant in Murcia.

Transcom Asia gears for its opening in Bacolod

BACOLOD CITY -- Negros Occidental Governor Isidro Zayco and Mayor Evelio Leonardia will grace the official announcement for the opening of the newest call center – Transcom Asia – in the province and in the city on July 15, 2009 at Planta Centro Hotel and Residences.


Joy in this vale of tears
As seen on TV
And the Word was made Fresh
Alive in his music
Res Gestae
Open the 'playing field'
Bridging the gap
The Pulahanes of Central Panay
de los Reyes
Bona fide Text
Blessings on JUNE


2-day transport strike that went pfft

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Thinking positive

/ Kathy M. Villalon

Funny Bone

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Anything under the Sun:
Mother Rosario (2)

/ Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

Dozing Off Clue for Stroke?

/ Philip S.Chua

Vanguard of the future AFP

/ Gail Ilagan




Photographs and memories. The two always go hand in hand. Memories in our mind may be blurred by time, thus we need photographs to remind us of the past and what we hold dear even at present – our loves, our celebrations, and other important aspects of our life.

----------------------------------------A Party for Two

A Party for Two

Francine Marie Therese E. Bongco and Pauline Marie Gabriel E. Bongco, the charming kids of Gabby and Tess Bongco, celebrated together their birthday at Planta Hotel and Residences.

----------------------------------------ASMGH expands

ASMGH expands

Gov. Salvacion Z. Perez together, Vice Gov. Rhodora Cadiao and OIC-CHD WV Dir. Ariel Valencia, led the groundbreaking ceremony of the expansion of the Angel Salazar Memorial General Hospital (ASMGH) last July 1.

----------------------------------------Beyond Lenses

Beyond Lenses: Manny Librodo's 'A Landscape of Emotions' at Amigo Mall opens on July 15

Photography is not just simply taking pictures. Any person can grab a camera and take a picture, but it takes a photographer with the right equipment and the right elements to capture an image that will always be remembered.


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