August 11, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Town evacuates nearly 900 locals as relief operations continue in 3 affected barangays

Massive evacuation was effected in three barangays of Tubungan, Iloilo following Saturday evening’s landslide and mudflows.

Leonardia defends P150M loan for relocation site

BACOLOD CITY -- Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday defended his position to enter into a loan agreement with the Philippine National Bank (PNB) amounting to P150 million for the acquisition of new relocation site situated in Purok Arao, Brgy. Vista Alegre, Bacolod City.

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A huge portion of this mountain in Tubungan, Iloilo

A huge portion of this mountain in Tubungan, Iloilo gave up over the weekend resulting into a massive landslide affecting three barangays – Igtuble, Igpaho and Molina – in the said town. (inset) The local government of Tubungan leads the evacuation of residents to safer ground.

Treñas commends city cops for crime solution

At least 21 metro cops here were commended for apprehending the suspects of three separate robbery incidents in the City Proper and Jaro districts last July. Mayor Jerry P. Treñas presented the plaques of commendation to the police personnel for the successful conduct of operation and a highly commendable professional dedication to crime solution efforts.


Drug fight goes down to elementary grades level

The battle against illegal drugs has go down to the elementary grade pupils in this city with the entry of "Bata Iwas Droga" (BIDA) Foundation supported by Pagcor chairman Efren Genuino.

Construction of P15-B Jalaur Irrigation Project to commence in 2012

The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) here is optimistic that the construction of the proposed P13-15 billion Jalaur River Multi Purpose Project in Calinog, Iloilo will kick off in 2012.

3,962 nurses apply for NARS program in Western Visayas

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) here announced that some 3,962 nurses have expressed their interest to join the second batch of the Nurses Assigned in Rural Service (NARS) Project in Western Visayas.


FCC alumni ass'n prexy condemns killing of rebel returnee

ROXAS CITY – The President of Filamer Christian College Alumni Association, Inc. (FCCAAI) condemned in the strongest term possible the killing of Mr. Levi H. Hurtada, FCC Alumnus, by “persons who wantonly disregarded the sanctity of human life.”

Foul play eyed on Tadtad member’s death

ROXAS CITY – The Philippine National Police (PNP) Crime Laboratory is eying a possible foul play on the death of a Tadtad member who allegedly committed suicide inside the Pilar police station recently.


Gov. Zayco delivers Sopa, Aug. 26

BACOLOD CITY -- Governor Isidro Zayco will deliver his State of the Province Address (Sopa) this coming August 26, 2009. Political observers, however, ask if Zayco's Sopa will be his last since there are rumors that he will no longer run for reelection next year.

Bing denies black propaganda on Libertad market

BACOLOD CITY -- Mayor Evelio Leonardia strongly denied the black propaganda against him that he will sell the Annex Building of Libertad Public Market to Deputy Spokesperson Anthony Golez, Jr.


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Imperfect Presidency, Perfect President
Bridging the gap
Globalization and Philippine nationalism: Questions and options
COPD from smoking
No birds and beetles and trees?
Anything under the sun
Good Saint Anne



/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Tribute to a housewife

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

When airheads bloat even more

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Mediamen will forever be grateful to Cory

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Brief encounter with Cory

/ Nelson C. Robles


National Children's Book Day at SM

National Children's Book Day at SM

SM City Iloilo, along with other SM malls nationwide, celebrated the National Children's Book Day recently. What took place were a book reading session featuring the books published by Vibal Publishing House

----------------------------------------The Ilonggo Indie Art Festival

The Ilonggo Indie Art Festival

Independent Ilonggo artists showcased their talents in the fields of music, visual arts, filmmaking as well as showed the indigenous culture of Panay in a half-day event called “Ilonggo Indie Art Festival” held last month.

----------------------------------------Negros Trade Fair slates Sept 11-16

Negros Trade Fair slates Sept 11-16

The Negros Trade Fair, the Philippines’ longest-running provincially organized Trade Fair in Metro Manila, will move to another dimension soon when it will make available its Negros-made products through its online store.

---------------------------------------- A Tribute to a King

A Tribute to a King

The very trendy Freddy American Bar and Resto in Sarabia Manor Hotel & Convention Center recently paid tribute to the late King of Pop Michael Jackson with “Heal the World,” an all night long party.


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