August 13, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Barangay requires voter’s ID to be given relief aid

It seems the recent distribution of emergency food assistance in Barangay Sooc, Arevalo was tainted with politics. Only residents with voters’ identification (ID) cards were allegedly given the chance to avail of the assistance.

82nd Infantry Battalion ready for deployment in Panay

The newly organized 82nd (Bantay-Laya) Infantry Battalion (82IB) has already completed six weeks of intensive training in preparation for their eventual deployment in southern and eastern Panay.

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82IB Bantay-Laya troopers

82IB Bantay-Laya troopers executing movement to enemy contact after completing their Pre-Deployment training in Camp Peralta, Jamindan, Capiz.

Slaughtered meat from Iloilo City ‘below standards’

The Iloilo city government failed to comply with the requirements set by the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) for its “double A” abattoir in Brgy. Tacas, Jaro. Such failure has prevented local meat producers from shipping their products to other parts of the country.


Napulan seeks aid for displaced Tubungan locals

A Resolution was passed before the Iloilo Provincial Board seeking financial assistance for displaced locals of Tubungan, Iloilo.

Lawyer resurrects Ombudsman graft plaint vs Tupas, aide

Remember the 10% quarry commission brouhaha courtesy of top governor’s aide Manuel Mejorada? Remember the criminal and administrative complaints against the governor and same aide over mis-use of Capitol funds through Capitol radio blocktime program, “Capitol in Action”?

e-Passport system to be made available in Iloilo soon

The Ilonggos will soon avail of the world standard technology introduced to enhance the security of its travel documents.

PGMA to inspect, groundbreak vital Iloilo infra projects

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is set to inspect a vital infrastructure project and lead the groundbreaking of a bridge today (August 13) in Iloilo Province.


Mambusao mayor warns closure of illegal videoke bars

MAMBUSAO, Capiz — Mayor Jose “Joe” Alba said here recently that he already ordered the closure of five video bars/night clubs in their town that are operating without licenses and necessary permits.

Panay SB member is Capiznon sa Manila, Inc. prexy

PANAY, Capiz — A Sangguniang Bayan (SB) member of Panay, Capiz was elected as president of Capiznon sa Manila, Inc (CSMI), recently.

Pontevedra town gears for M & E workshop

ROXAS CITY – A one-day Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E)/Compass Workshop for the municipal government of Pontevedra, Capiz on August 13 at Villa Consortia Resort in Pontevedra to give direction to the town’s project management.


7 City dads insist they were libeled

BACOLOD CITY — Seven Bacolod City Councilors who filed a Libel complaint against the Editor-In-Chief of the Aguila newspaper, Mr. Erwin Ambo S. Delilan, for alleged defamatory publication relative to the alleged “live sex scandal”, recently filed before the City Prosecutor’s Office a Reply-Affidavit in response to the Counter-Affidavit executed by Delilan.

Guara assumes as BCPO’s new OIC

BACOLOD CITY – Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 Director Chief Supt. Isagani Cuevas officially designated Senior Supt. Celestino Guara of Regional Headquarters Support Group (RHSG) as the new officer in charge of Bacolod City Police Office effective Tuesday, August 11, 2009.

Jatropha processing center opens in Neg. Occ.

BACOLOD CITY — To encourage the use of jatropha as a bio-diesel source, the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental through its Bio-Fuel Program Committee launched the province’s first Jatropha Processing and Research Center at the Technology and Livelihood Development Center yesterday.


Fullness of time
As seen on TV
For Men Only
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


Miss Silka Iloilo 2009

Miss Silka Iloilo 2009

The winner of the first ever search for Miss Silka Iloilko 2009 was Angelie Goling. Her runners up were: 1st runner up Mary Raymo, 2nd runner up Rency Custodio and 3rd runner up Era Abolar.

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Goodyear, F&E Group pioneer unique retail store concept in Iloilo

Goodyear Philippines celebrates its strong partnership with the F&E Group with the launch of the first Goodyear Racing Zone in Iloilo.

----------------------------------------Fiber Fashion Fair 2009

Fiber Fashion Fair 2009 at SM City Iloilo

From August 10-16 2009 join the rest of the region in witnessing the FIBER FASHION FAIR 2009 at SM City Iloilo and immerse yourself in the creativity and artistry of the daily Fashion Shows from Iloilo’s top designers and LGUs.

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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.


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