July 20, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Iloilo City tops Dengue fever cases in W.Visayas

Dengue cases in Western Visayas have reached to 1,515 cases with 24 deaths recorded. Iloilo City has the most number of cases and deaths for the first seven months of the year. In Iloilo City, there are 447 cases with 16 deaths.

Sta. Barbara liga prexy, dads made targets of black propaganda

Executive and legislative divide in the Municipal Government of Sta. Barbara, Iloilo heightens anew following a week of widespread ‘black propaganda’ here. The latest victims to be hurled into the limelight were Vice Mayor Rodulfo Delgado Jr. and four town councilors.

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Aside from being painted with messages and names of sponsors, these two skywalks

Aside from being painted with messages and names of sponsors, these two skywalks – fronting Department of Tourism 6 (top photo) and near Iloilo National High School (below) – built during the time of Mayor Mansueto Malabor have been rendered useless as nobody uses them to cross the other side of the road. Maybe the city could just tear these two nuisance structures down which have apparently become eyesores since it never served its purpose.

Iloilo City to host travel fair

The 4th Western Visayas TravelXchange will be held in Iloilo City next month on August 28 to 30 at Robinsons Mall. This was announced by Department of Tourism Regional Director, Edwin Trompeta earlier this week after finalizing all details with event organizer and tourism consultants, Selrahco Management.


‘What is wrong with asking?,’ Subong asks amidst ouster plot

Since when did it become a crime to ask? And while at it, since when did it become a bigger crime to ask and delve deeper into planned multi-million government deals?

66 cops seek entrance in the PNP Lateral Entry Program

Sixty six police non-commissioned officers (PNCOs) of Police Regional Office 6 (PRO6) took the competitive examinations for PNP Lateral Entry Program held in Cebu City recently.

PRO6’s anti-illegal drug operatives trained on ‘spotting’ shabu lab

There is no methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu laboratory in Western Visayas but this is no reason for not equipping our cops with skills in identifying one.


It's harvest time for Diwal in Roxas City

ROXAS CITY – Exotic seafoods like Diwal (angel wings) is now available in the market here ranging from P250 to P350 per kilo depending on its size. Diwal, a seasonal marine resource, is abundant in Roxas City, Capiz, the Seafoods Capital of the Philippines.

FCC university status underway

ROXAS CITY – Filamer Christian College (FCC), one of the oldest private schools in Capiz, is now applying to become a university before the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Distribution of relief goods to highlight Panitan fiesta

PANITAN, Capiz – This town’s fiesta celebration slated on August 8-10 will focus on the distribution of relief goods among indigents instead of an extravagant and big affair, Mayor Katherine Dequiña Belo told The News Today (TNT).


BFP still to determine cause of Lopue's fire

BACOLOD CITY -- The Bacolod Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has yet to determine the cause of fire that razed Lopue's Araneta Thursday evening last week.

31st National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation week starts

BACOLOD CITY -- The Bacolod City Government's Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons started yesterday the weeklong celebration for the 31st National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation week at SM City Bacolod.

Citywide earthquake drill held

BACOLOD CITY -- The Bacolod City Government in coordination with the National Disaster Coordinating Council spearheaded a simultaneous earthquake drill in all public elementary schools in Bacolod last Friday.


The two faces of the world today
As seen on TV
How do you keep the music playing?
Bridging the gap
Looking back at some grand old structures in Janiuay, Iloilo
Letter from Melissa Roxas
Bona fide Text
Coconut Oil: Good or bad?
Res Gestae
Open the 'playing field'


Bull's Eye:
Templo sang yawa


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


Philippine Independence Day in Australia

Philippine Independence Day in Australia

On June 13, 2009, more than two hundred Filipinos (CENTRAL QUEENSLAND FILIPINO-AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION INC. - CQFAA Inc) gathered to commemorate the Philippine Independence Day 2009 (12 June 1898).

----------------------------------------Future chefs' dream come true

Future chefs' dream come true

Kryz Culinary Arts and Restaurant Services Institute (KCARSI), a private school institute with the scholarship grants of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) made another batch of students’ dream came true—the graduation— at Iloilo Grand Hotel.

----------------------------------------Haven of Hope Orphanage turns 3

Haven of Hope Orphanage turns 3

Haven of Hope orphanage is now on its third year. They had its anniversary last June 26, 2009 in Digos City, Davao del Sur. Here, the children are being molded to grow in faith with the Lord and become well meaning Church leaders of the community in the near future.

---------------------------------------- My Little Cocoon: My Anea Nail Spa Experience

My Little Cocoon: My Anea Nail Spa Experience

If you haven’t heard about Iloilo City’s most relaxing gem, now is the perfect time to kick off your shoes, put down your phone and surrender to the soothing ambience of my latest discovery and experience, the Anea Nail Spa.


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