August 14, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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PGMA orders DPWH to fast track major 2nd district works

Work faster. If possible, work 24/7. Such were the orders of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo who was in town yesterday to check on vital infrastructure works in the Second District of Iloilo.

Dredging of Dungon Creek to be implemented in stages

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 6 Regional Director Rolando Asis said the dredging of the Dungon Creek will be implemented in stages after the city government has yet to fully relocate the families living along the creek.

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Hundreds of houses are also affected by the road widening

Hundreds of houses are also affected by the road widening being done along Diversion Road going to Brgy. Ungka, Jaro as part of the widening and beautification of the road going to Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo.

City readies transit houses for Dungon creek squatters

Iloilo City Urban Poor Affairs Office (ICUPAO) head Roni Firmeza said the City Engineers Office (CEO) is working fast to finish the construction of transit houses for families affected by the dredging of Dungon Creek. Firmeza said the construction of transit houses for some 40 families is expected to finish in 10 days time.


Aklan to pay tribute to Cory, Ninoy

KALIBO, Aklan — The Aklan provincial government is set to pay tribute to the country’s couple heroes, former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino and former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino through songs and dances slated on August 20.

Iloilo City aims for ISA’s institutionalized citation

Iloilo City will present on August 26 its breakthrough achievements since it has embarked on Public Governance System (PGS) in 2005 before the Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA).

Bamboo craft makers attend training on bamboo treatment and preservation

SAN JOSE, Antique – A technical forum on bamboo treatment and preservation was conducted by the Polytechnic State College of Antique Main Campus, Sibalom through its Research and Development Center headed by Dr. Nelibeth P. Fedelicio in coordination with the Department of Science and Technology.


A(H1N1) victims in Capiz rises to 16

ROXAS CITY – Another three persons were infected with A(H1N1) influenza virus here bringing a total of 16 persons affected in the province of Capiz.

Owners of colorum trikes seek government consideration

ROXAS CITY — Some 300 colorum tricycle owners have asked the city government through the City Council during last Tuesday’s regular session that they be allowed to ply their routes.

Pa, son charged for beheading neighbor

ROXAS CITY – A father and son were charged with cases of murder and illegal possession of unlicensed gun before the court here after they killed and beheaded their neighbor in Barangay La Paz, Jamindan, Capiz last Monday.


SP to ratify the loan contract with PNB for relocation site

BACOLOD CITY — Mayor Evelio Leonardia confirmed recently that he is now studying the three “colatillas” set by the Sangguniang Panglungsod after he was authorized last week to sign the Loan Agreement with Bacolod City and the Philippine National Bank relative to the P150 million loan for the establishment of a new relocation site.

Manapla holds 1st Lechon Festival

The Municipality of Manapla held its First Lechon Festival spearheaded by the Manapla Swine Producers Cooperative, as part of its 139th Fiesta Celebration, yesterday.


Guarding the heart
Lawyering for the people
Bridging the gap
Globalization and Philippine nationalism: Questions and options
Calcium is essential to life
As seen on TV
For Men Only
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


Promoting awareness on the rights of PWDs

Promoting awareness on the rights of PWDs

Chris Montano of the Commission on Human Rights, said that we should not be contented with the presence of laws and legislatures that protect the rights of persons with disabilities (PWDs).

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Campus Fashionista’s 1st Monthly Finals

The first monthly finals of Campus Fashionista Noble Search, Model Search 2009 was held at the Fountain Area of Robinsons Place Iloilo last July 24, 2009. There were 16 contestants, eight males and also eight females.

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Artjuana’s Arts

The Javellana family has exceptional skills in the arts. Using this gift, they came up with a business that would cater to Ilonggos’ needs in this aspect. Thus, the birth of Artjuana last Sept. 9, 2008. It is managed by Jane Javellana and her sister-in-law Jenny.

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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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