August 4, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Power black-out persists in city as Iloilo towns report damages

Select business establishments and offices throughout Iloilo City worked on generator sets as power black-out remained and persisted here yesterday.

Treñas asks SP to declare city under state of calamity

The Sangguniang Panlungsod will hold a special session today to declare Iloilo City under the state of calamity after 41 barangays became flooded due to the monsoon rains brought by Typhoon Jolina.

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Some residents in Brgy. Dungon B, Jaro whose houses were reached by the water temporarily stayed beside the road instead of going to the evacuation centers.

Some residents in Brgy. Dungon B, Jaro whose houses were reached by the water temporarily stayed beside the road instead of going to the evacuation centers.

SC junks Divinagracia’s petition, affirms Comelec ruling on Centena victory

The Supreme Court (SC) ended any and all expectations left for a twist of fate of Salvador Divinagracia Jr., ‘dethroned’ vice mayor and mayor of Calinog, Iloilo. This, as a Notice of Judgment was issued by the SC following an SC En Banc Decision reached on his Petition.


Bacolod offers mass for Cory at NGC

BACOLOD CITY – Bacolod City government will be sponsoring a holy mass today in honor of late Pres. Corazon Aquino.

All set for 2nd round of Clean and Green tilt

The 21 barangay finalists in the Clean and Green Contest here will undergo the second round of evaluation starting August 15 to determine the top 3 barangay winners, best district and best plaza categories during the grand awarding rites slated on September 15, 2009.

Treñas mourns Cory’s death

City Mayor Jerry Treñas joins the entire Filipino in mourning the death of former President Corazon Aquino. “Ninoy and Cory gave the Filipino models of courageous leadership based upon self-sacrifice and commitment to democracy,” Treñas said.

Temporary hike in pumpboat fare sanctioned by Marina

The sudden increase in the fare of pumpboats plying Iloilo City and Guimaras vice versa from Saturday until yesterday was authorized by the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina).


Capiz town gets competitiveness support

ROXAS CITY – A high level strategic monitoring and evaluation workshop for the municipality of Ivisan, Capiz was conducted by the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) last July 27 to give direction to the town’s project management.

600 Capiz studes avail private education subsidy

ROXAS CITY – The government has helped more than 600 high school students in one private school alone in Capiz.

Body of dead GRO found in creek

ROXAS CITY — The body of a female guest relations officer (GRO) believed to be killed by her customer was found yesterday morning at Brgy. Mongpong this city.


Bayatan appointed new CLO chief

BACOLOD CITY — Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday announced the new City Legal Officer to take the position left by the late City Legal Officer Atty. Allan Zamora.

Absence of full-fledged director seen as factor in BCPO’s low ranking

BACOLOD CITY – The absence of a full-fledged director at Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) could be one of the factors that made BCPO number seven in the Performance Evaluation of Police Regional Office 6.

DTI names Best OTOP, supporting LGUs

BACOLOD CITY — The Department of Trade and Industry here recently awarded the most outstanding Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) One-Town-One-Product (OTOP) and most supportive Local Government Unit.


As seen on TV
Buried in confetti
Bridging the gap
Contemporary Philippines-Japan cultural interconnections
Si Hope, si Sharon, si Julie Ann, si Joy James, atbp.
Res Gestae
Open the 'playing field'


Thyself before others

/ Kathy M. Villalon

Toss Coin

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Rational Insanity:
Saying goodbye to a Filipino icon

/ Bryan Mari Argos


One Man Show

One Man Show

Top ramp and commercial model turned third eye, Quito Gaona Treñas showed off his prowess in black and white photography at the RED Steakhouse and Gallery in Smallville owned by young entrepreneur Oskie Nava.

----------------------------------------Ready or Not

Ready or Not

The very popular Flow Super Club was all abuzz one weekend when Eduardo JV A. Kapunan III , youngest son of retired Col. Red Kapunan (PAF) and the ever radiant Ilongga beauty Elsa Arancillo, launched his debut album READY or NOT at the venue filled with media personalities, hip-hop and rap music lovers.

----------------------------------------USA PMT goes retro!

USA PMT goes retro!

The College of Pharmacy and Medical Technology of the University of San Agustin, last July 3, held an acquaintance party with the theme, “Retro Night: Extending our hands to create new bonds and soar high.”

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



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