August 12, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Capitol dads deny Tupas hand on P38.5M PGMA/DOH hospital projects

Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas Sr. got a major legislative rebuff yesterday on the P38.5 million worth of projects for Iloilo hospitals. This, as two major committees tasked to consider the governor’s request reached a conclusion to deny what the governor desired.

Suplico calls for SP probe on San Dionisio road

A story that was “one for the books.” While at it, a “strange case” of a brand new road. Such began yet another episode of expose’made by Iloilo Vice Governor Rolex Suplico this time on a road project in the town of San Dionisio, Iloilo.

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Oil Spill 3rd Anniversary

Oil Spill 3rd Anniversary: Environmental experts from the University of the Philippines yesterday gave a briefing on the result of their studies three years after the oil spill tragedy that primarily affected the province of Guimaras. During the press conference, from left: Dr. Fernando Siringan, Dr. Rene Rollon, Dr. Tolentino Moya, Gov. Felipe Hilan Nava, Dr. Lynn Panganiban, Dr. Lem Aragones, Dr. Flerida Cariño, Engr. Anna Rivera, Dr. Rod Subade and Dr. Benjie Vallejo.

DPWH chief orders speedy completion of flood control project

Department of Public Works and Highways-Project Management Office for Major Flood Control (DPWH-PMO-MFCPI) chief Patrick Gatan said they are now working double-time for the completion of over P2.5 billion Iloilo Flood Control projects here.


Antiquiera: Text messages on Gonzalez’s ‘hospitalization’ unchristian

City Councilor Eldrid Antiquiera described the rumors on the alleged hospitalization of Presidential Legal Counsel Raul Gonzalez Sr. as “unchristian.” The text messages on Gonzalez’s alleged hospitalization circulated over the weekend.

Visayas S & T fair set

The Visayas Science and Technology Fair 2009 will be held in Bacolod City on August 17 to 22.

VAT-compliant taxpayers help BIR XI hit collection goals

In 2008, VAT-compliant tax payers in Western Visayas helped the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR Revenue Region No. 11) collect some P5.165 billion.

CAAP bares more employment opportunities in Kalibo

KALIBO, Aklan, — The Civil Aviations Authority of the Philippines-Kalibo announced more employment opportunities at the Kalibo International Airport but applicants should apply in Metro Manila.


Mambusao mayor threatens to withdraw support to Roxas if...

MAMBUSAO, Capiz – “If it’s true that Sen. Mar Roxas will support my opponent in mayorship of this town then I’ll withdraw my support to his presidential bid in 2010 election,” Mayor Jose “Joe” Alba revealed to The News Today (TNT) yesterday.

Cops ready raps vs. pa, son for beheading neighbor

ROXAS CITY – A father and son are now facing murder case and illegal possession of unlicensed gun before the court here after they killed and beheaded their neighbor in Barangay Lapaz, Jamindan, Capiz last Monday.

Capiz salutes Capiceña national artists

ROXAS CITY – A fitting tribute for Capiceña national artists was set early this year by the provincial government to honor and recognize their craftmanship in their respective art arena.


OSYs finish food preparation course

Sixty seven (67) Out- of- School- Youths (OSY) graduated last week in Food Preparation course sponsored by the Alay Lakad Foundantion and the St. Ezekiel Moreno Learning Center at Brgy. Handumanan.

NOPPO leads anti-drugs symposium

BACOLOD CITY — Police Superintendent Armando Tubongbanua, deputy provincial director for operations of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, conducted a Drug Symposium/Anti-Drug Awareness lecture to more or less 300 students of the West Negros University last Saturday.

DSB hosts tourism seminar

The Association of the Negros Occidental Tourism Officers held a Tourism Awareness Seminar recently in the municipality of Don Salvador Benedicto as part of its community development program.


Sacrifice central to our life
As seen on TV
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


Why blame Gloria?

/ Nelson C. Robles

Bull's Eye:
Road destroyers



/ 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


Manny Librodo

Manny Librodo and his Landscape of Emotions

Manny Librodo held a photography exhibited entitled “Landscape of Emotions” at the Amigo Plaza Mall recently. It was a showcase of just a few of his photos taken during his travels.

----------------------------------------The 2nd Indigenous Fiber Fashion Fair

The 2nd Indigenous Fiber Fashion Fair

This year, the delicate, winning beauty of the fabrics of Panay will be given form and character by John Montinola, Francis Ian Chua, Jor-el Espina and Edz Autencio with the hablon communities of Miag-ao and Oton.

----------------------------------------Gideons International inducts new members

Gideons International inducts new members

The Bacolod Camp of Gideons International inducted new faces who serve God in a recent affair held in a farm house in Bago City to have a change in environment and ambience than the usual.

---------------------------------------- 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


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