July 23, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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DPWH: Squatters hamper dredging of Dungon creek

It’s now the turn of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to also ask from the city government their cooperation so they could speed up the dredging of Dungon creek.

Sta. Barbara SB blocks passage of supplemental budget anew

Such seemingly summed up yesterday’s reaction of Santa Barbara Mayor Isabelo Maquino faced with the latest rejection from the town council.

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Yesterday’s session of the Sangguniang Bayan of Sta. Barbara was a heated one as two supplemental budgets proposed by the Municipal Mayor were turned down.

Yesterday’s session of the Sangguniang Bayan of Sta. Barbara was a heated one as two supplemental budgets proposed by the Municipal Mayor were turned down.

Task force for stranded passengers formed

The Regional Disaster Coordinating Council (RDCC) has approved the creation of a regional task force that will respond to concerns of stranded passengers in Western Visayas if vessels 1,000 tons and below will not be allowed to sail once a typhoon signal is hoisted within their port of destination and origin.


COA uncovers multi-million Sta. Barbara fiscal mess

STA. BARBARA, Iloilo – Government auditors uncovered a multi-million fiscal mess here following the customary audit made on the municipal government’s operations.

City gov’t awaits CLO recommendation on housing project

After the Ombudsman Visayas has terminated the case filed by Ace Builders Enterprise (ABE) against the present and previous members of the city council for withholding the fourth billing amounting to P4,373,873.37, the city government must wait again for the recommendation of the City Legal Office (CLO) on what to do with the P130-million housing project.

Police seek help of NBI cartographer

Police investigators will ask the assistance of a cartographer from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to give them an idea how the suspect in the murder of a 27-year old gay looks like.

RDCC’s program for enhanced emergency response gains ground

In its relentless effort at improving emergency response to disasters, the Regional Disaster Coordinating Council (RDCC) has capitalized on PEER courses to enhance local capabilities.


Dadivas, city council rift erupts anew

ROXAS CITY – The rift between City Vice Mayor Ronnie Dadivas and members of the city council erupted anew after the vice mayor strictly required Liga President Wilson Acervo to present a draft resolution before ruling it for approval during last Tuesday’s regular session.

Castro, Bolante to grace Sapian’s Tilibyugan Festival

SAPIAN, Capiz – Mayor Arturo “Turic” Orosco, Sr. Ph.D said that 2nd District Cong. Fredenil Castro’s wife, Mrs. Jane Castro will be the guest speaker of Barangay Night slated on July 25

Poll automation info campaign in Capiz set

ROXAS CITY – The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) will conduct a poll automation information campaign on July 24 afternoon at the Mass Communications Production Room of Colegio dela Purisima Concepcion here.


Tour guiding course opens with a wow

Speaker Rene Hinojales wowed the 35 registered participants along with members of the Women in Travel and other invited guests with his talk on “Creating the Wow” that opened the 1 st Negros Island Tour Guiding Course last July 18 at the Nature’s Village Resort.

Club Mwah to perform in Kabankalan

The famous Club Mwah dance extravaganza in Metro Manila will present its world-class performance in Kabankalan on the 12th Charter Anniversary celebration of the city.

Negros Occ. DepEd official backs teachers’ role in 2010 polls

BACOLOD CITY — Provincial Schools Division Superintendent Rizalino Tortoza welcomed the automated elections announcement next year and supported the move to employ the teachers in the conduct of election.


Thrill of the mystery
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 (2)

/ 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


Djohn Andrew Clement

New designer on the block: Djohn Andrew Clement

A promising young designer has emerged and is expected to influence how Ilonggos will dress up. He is no less than Djohn Andrew Clement, the Robinsons Design Lab Second Run champion.

----------------------------------------Miss Silka Iloilo 2009 ladies at El Dorado

Miss Silka Iloilo 2009 ladies at El Dorado

The Ms. Silka Iloilo 2009 Swimwear Competition was held last July 10, 2009 at El Dorado Water Park, Smallville. The program began at 8 PM with dance numbers by Crept Nasty Crew and Tropic West.

----------------------------------------Pasta Party at Amalfi Cucina Italiana

Pasta Party at Amalfi Cucina Italiana

Your pasta daydreams are over. Embrace Italy and come to Amalfi Cucina Italiana and splendidly taste the real thing! A lot more delightful than your reverie, Amalfi offers sinfully delicious pasta treats that will let you taste Italy’s sweet pleasure.

----------------------------------------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.



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