August 3, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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‘Jolina’ leaves WV with strong winds, heavy rains as power blackout hits Iloilo

Tropical Storm Jolina is officially out of the country yet Iloilo is reeling today with the effects brought by its strong winds and heavy rains.

Flood hits 15 barangays in Jaro

Fifteen low-lying barangays in the district of Jaro became flooded over the weekend after heavy rains and strong winds brought by Typhoon Jolina hit Iloilo City.

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Residents living near the bank of Jaro river were on alert last Saturday and Sunday after the water level went up due to incessant heavy rains brought by typhoon Jolina.

Residents living near the bank of Jaro river were on alert last Saturday and Sunday after the water level went up due to incessant heavy rains brought by typhoon Jolina.

DOT bats for full development of Caticlan airport

The Department of Tourism (DOT) here is proposing a one time closure of the Caticlan Airport in Malay, Aklan to give way to its full swing upgrade and development of its facilities.


‘350 roro pa2ssengers all safe,’ Coast Guard confirms as vessel veers off rough seas

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) confirmed that all 350 passengers of a Roll On-Roll Off (RORO) vessel stranded off Aklan waters over the weekend are now safe and sound.

Bizmen satisfied with City Hall’s one-stop shop at mall

Business applicants are now satisfied of the speedy simplified document processing at the One-Stop Shop of City Hall inside Robinsons mall in Iloilo City.

334 farmer-beneficiaries to benefit from ARC expansion

Some 334 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) in Brgy. Salngan, Passi city can now expect more intervention from the government geared to improve their productivity and way of life.

Reg’l Gender and Development body formed

The Regional Gender and Development Committee (RGADC) envisioned as a special body to look into gender issues from a consolidated view, held its organizational meeting, July 31, at the NEDA 6 office.


Tadtad member who shot Pilar police chief, commits suicide

ROXAS CITY – An alleged member of the “Tadtad”, a cult movement, who was charged of frustrated homicide and illegal possession of firearm before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office here for the shooting of Pilar police chief, committed suicide.

Pres. Gloria Scholarship benefits 5,136 Capiceños

ROXAS CITY – A total of 5,136 scholars have benefited from President Gloria Scholarship (PGS) program in the last three years.

DPWH can’t furnish docs to Capiz SP, says Gavia

DUMARAO, Capiz — Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 2nd engineering district could not furnish any documents relative to the infrastructure projects in the second district without clearance from the central office.


Guv satisfied with NOPPO chief

BACOLOD CITY — After eight months as Negros Occidental PNP provincial director, Governor Isidro Zayco said he was 95% satisfied with the performance of Police Senior Superintendent Manuel Felix when it comes to the maintenance of peace and order in the province.

Ombudsman-Visayas inks MOA with graftwatch groups in Neg. Occ.

BACOLOD CITY — The Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas represented by Deputy Ombudsman Pelagio Apostol signed the Memorandum of Agreement with partners as part of its Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) here.

Final general firearms amnesty in October

BACOLOD CITY — With more than a million loose firearms still to be accounted for in the whole country, the Philippine Nationa Police is set to implement Executive Order 817 as ordered by no less than President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.


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SM Culinary Festival: Master Chef

SM Culinary Festival: Master Chef

The SM Culinary Festival’s Search for the Master Chef concluded last July 25, 2009 with University of Iloilo-Phinma emerging as the champion.

---------------------------------------- Negros Island in my Heart

Negros Island in my Heart

July 6, 2009 marked the date when Negros Island with the big help of the Philippine Department of Tourism in Tokyo participated in the Celebration of the 150th Year Anniversary (Y-150).

----------------------------------------Puey Quinones holds fashion show tonight

Puey Quinones holds fashion show tonight

The fashion show of Puey Quinones was quite successful last night. His collection featured some hand painted designs as well as what he calls the “transformers” or his signature gowns that can be worn in many ways.

----------------------------------------Rotarians in Bacolod

Rotarians in Bacolod

Business executives, professionals, businessmen and entrepreneurs who belong to the different Rotary Clubs of District 3850 in Bacolod City joined together for a dinner induction at L’Fisher Hotel.


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