August 5, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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City under the state of calamity, 50 barangays affected

The Sangguniang Panglungsod of Iloilo City in their special session yesterday declared the city under the state of calamity after 50 barangays were affected by flood brought by typhoon Jolina.

Solon calls for justice on townmate-OFW’s fate

First District Board Member Richard Garin re-echoed calls for justice on the fate of a townmate, Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Lea Grozen Taronas.

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Iloilo provincial government officials and employees (top photo) attend holy mass for the late Pres. Cory Aquino held at the lobby of the Iloilo Provincial Capitol

Iloilo provincial government officials and employees (top photo) attend holy mass for the late Pres. Cory Aquino held at the lobby of the Iloilo Provincial Capitol yesterday morning, while in Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia led city officials in attending mass for the icon of democracy at the New Government Center.

AIM exec: Iloilo very accomplished port city

“Iloilo is a very accomplished city, one of the major port cities,” said Atty. Rhodora Roy-Raterta, project management specialist the Asian Institute of Management (AIM).


City Council condoles with Aquino family

The Sangguniang Panglungsod of Iloilo City yesterday passed a resolution expressing its deepest and sincere condolences to the bereaved families of former President Corazon Aquino.

New int’l airport to rise in RP tourism triangle

A couple of years from now a new international airport that is seen to further boost tourism not only in Boracay but also in the other destinations will rise in the heart of the Philippines or what is now described as the Philippine Tourism Triangle.

PRO6 opens recruitment for POI positions

Police Regional Office 6 (PRO6) now accepts applicants for police officer I (POI) positions to fill in the vacancies due to retirement, resignation, death and dismissal.


Bermejo’s SORCA cites city’s developments

ROXAS CITY – City Mayor Vicente Bermejo’s 1st State of the Roxas City Address (SORCA) highlighted more on infrastructures, roads, relocation site of squatters, lightings of city’s streets, increase of collection and cash possession, decrease of expenditures, among others.

Capiz joins national mourning on Cory’s death

ROXAS CITY – The Province of Capiz under the stewardship of Governor Victor Tanco, Sr. is joining the nationwide mourning on the death of Former President Cory Aquino by ordering public and private buildings to hoist their Philippines Flag at half mast in honor and respect to the former president who will be buried today at the Manila Memorial Park.

Bolante: Fertilizer scam issue like a broken record

ROXAS CITY – “I already answered it on television, radio and newspaper that not even a single amount of money went to my pocket, why do they keep on throwing me the issue? Parang sirang plaka na paulit-ulit,” Former Department of Agriculture (DA) Usec. Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante said here recently in reference to the controversial P728 million fertilizer scam.


First ‘Bulawanon’ award held in Kabankalan

Four Kabankalanons received a plaque of recognition in the first “Bulawanon Award”, held during the 12th Charter Day celebration of Kabankalan City.

Leonardia affirms opposition to planned power rate hike

BACOLOD CITY — Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday endorsed to the Sangguniang Panglungsod for appropriate action the Regional Development Council (RDC) Resolution strongly opposing the increase of P1.38 per kilowatt hour (kwh) Basic Generation Charge for the Visayas Grid.

Gov. Marañon Building inaugurated at Bago City College

BACOLOD CITY — Gov. Isidro P. Zayco together with the Bago City Government led by Mayor Ramon D. Torres inaugurated a two-storey, 14-room building named after the late Governor Joseph G. Marañon at the Bago City College (BCC) yesterday.


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Mediamen will forever be grateful to Cory

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Brief encounter with Cory

/ Nelson C. Robles

Thyself before others

/ Kathy M. Villalon

Toss Coin

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Rational Insanity:
Saying goodbye to a Filipino icon

/ Bryan Mari Argos


My Bora and Metro M travel

My Bora and Metro M travel

Recently I took a break and took and took an Ocean Jet Ferry to Iloilo and onward to a land drive to Boracay Island. Our group of Five brought us to the white sand beach island despite some heavy rains that did not stop us from pursuing our desire to take a break.

----------------------------------------An extraordinary catechesis by ordinary citizens

An extraordinary catechesis by ordinary citizens

When people hear the word “catechesis,” they may think of “religious instruction” (which is similar to what Wiktionary says). But what will they make of a catechesis “on simply living an ordinary life in the middle of the world”?

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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.

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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.


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