July 22, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Ombudsman clears SP in tiff with housing contractor

At last, the Office of the Ombudsman has resolved one of the four cases relative to the anomalous socialized housing project of Iloilo City government in Pavia, Iloilo.

DPWH asked to speed up dredging of waterways

Iloilo City government has urged the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to speed up the implementation of dredging works on Dungon creek in Jaro all the way to the mouth of the Iloilo River in Mandurriao to avert possible flooding with the onset of the rainy season.

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A goat appears to be guarding the deteriorating housing units at the site of Iloilo City’s unrealized socialized housing project in Pavia, Iloilo.

A goat appears to be guarding the deteriorating housing units at the site of Iloilo City’s unrealized socialized housing project in Pavia, Iloilo.

10 entries vie for ‘Pamahaw’ contest

Ten final entries in the search for typical authentic Ilonggos breakfast will compete in the cooking competition dubbed as “Pamahaw” or Ilonggo breakfast this coming Saturday, July 25. The 10 entries will compete in the two categories, the open category and student category.


3-cornered fight for Calinog’s top post in 2010 shaping up

With only about ten months to go before the next national and local elections in May next year, the political landscape in the municipality of Calinog as far as who would run for certain elective positions is already starting to take shape, with three prominent names being mentioned already as likely rivals for the town’s top elective post.

Iloilo City to represent Western Visayas in AIM, WB-IFC study on doing business

Iloilo City will represent Western Visayas in the second round of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Policy Center and the World Bank- International Finance Corporation (WB-IFC) study on doing business at the sub-national level.

Iloilo City police gears up for SONA activities

The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) has already prepared a contingency plan in line with the forthcoming State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on July 27.

Guimaras identified as SPPRMP recipient

The province of Guimaras is one of the ten provinces in the Visayas and Mindanao regions identified to benefit from the road project under the Southern Philippines Provincial Road Maintenance Program or SPPRMP.


Akelco vows stable electricity for Kalibo and Boracay

Executives of the Aklan Electric Cooperative (AKELCO) are doing their best to provide a stable supply of electricity to Aklan province, especially in tourism destinations such as Boracay and Kalibo.

GIOs discover refreshing way to cope with climate change

ROXAS CITY – A tour of Culajao Mangrove Ecopark in this city’s Barangay Culajao last July 10 has afforded members of the Capiz Association of Government Public Information Officers (CAGPIO) an opportunity to experience a natural way of fighting climate change.


Puentevella denies hand in suspension of cable channel

BACOLOD CITY — Bacolod Representative Monico O. Puentevella strongly denied allegations that he is behind the suspension of Sunshine Channel 14 on SkyCable.

15 teachers injured in road mishap in Silay City

A vehicular accident that transpired in Silay City Monday afternoon between an Isuzu 10-wheeler cargo truck and a Fuzo Canter vehicle resulted to injuries to 15 high school teachers in Hacienda San Isidro, Barangay Bagtic in Silay City.

Young Voices of Negros wins 16 golds, 8 silvers in WCOPA

The Young Voices of Negros Philippines bagged a total of 16 gold medals and eight silver medals during the recently concluded World Championships of Performing Arts held in Los Angeles, California.


Simulating goodness
As seen on TV
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'


Anything under the Sun:
Assassination of the century (1)

/ Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

Love Conquers All

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Bull's Eye:
Templo sang yawa


2-day transport strike that went pfft

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Thinking positive

/ Kathy M. Villalon


Planters Bank SME Speaker Series

Planters Bank SME Speaker Series

Planters Bank held the SME Speaker Series with Anthony Pangilinan as the speaker (or according to him, the chief disturber) recently.

----------------------------------------A showcase of Alimodian

A showcase of Alimodian

The Western Visayas Center for Culture and Arts at the University of the Philippines aims to promote our region’s culture through activities like the exhibit they held recently. Through this, people outside of the featured place will know about it without having to visit it.

---------------------------------------- Negrense life goes on

Negrense life goes on

To continue my short but eventful trip, I flew off to the West Coast from Washington DC, and spent another week there, which would conclude my two-week (un)official US trip. Anne Guerero gave me a warm Negrense welcome, together with her husband Dani and their daughter, Maya.

----------------------------------------Flair for bartending and alcoholic drinks

Flair for bartending and alcoholic drinks

The Tesda (Technical Education Skills Development Authority) scholars for bartending, held Flair Exhibition, a bartending and mixing exhibition at Amigo Plaza Mall recently.


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