August 18, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Taxi operators up in arms against LTFRB’s Atty. Duron

Taxi cabs all over Iloilo and probably the rest of the region will be sporting yellow and black ribbons starting today in protest of a controversial official of Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board-6 (LTFRB-6).

City working to meet NMIS standard on slaughterhouse

City Mayor Jerry Treñas yesterday said the city government is trying its best to meet the standard set by the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) .

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Taxi operators are currently on the warpath against Atty. Rommel Duron

Taxi operators are currently on the warpath against Atty. Rommel Duron (inset), hearing officer of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) 6.

Landslide-hit areas in Tubungan declared ‘danger zone’

Three barangays in the town of Tubungan, Iloilo will be declared a permanent danger zone after last week’s massive landslide which caused the displacement of more than 2,000 residents.


Treñas commends city cops for arresting Bukas Kotse suspect

Nine metro cops from La Paz and Mandurriao police stations were commended for apprehending a member of Bukas Kotse gang during a joint operation at Barangay Bakhaw, Mandurriao last August 9.

DTI’s NERBAC to help investors

The National Economic Research and Business Assistance Center (NERBAC) 6 will soon become a one-stop business registration, investment promotion and information center.

WV is 4th largest contributor to national GDP

Western Visayas is considered the fourth fastest growing region and the fourth largest contributor to national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) among the 17 regions of the country.


Rebel returnee laid to rest, kin crying for justice

ROXAS CITY – Slain rebel returnee Levy Hurtada was buried last Saturday morning at Cuartero public cemetery but his family are still crying for justice as police have yet to identify any suspect.

Alvarez deserves National Artist award, say Capiznons

ROXAS CITY — Two local arts and culture advocates have conveyed their approval of Cecile Guidote-Alvarez’s award as National Artist in Theater amidst protests and criticisms for this year’s batch of National Artist awardees.

DA ups support to corn industry

ROXAS CITY — The Department of Agriculture (DA) is intensifying its support to the local corn industry from production up to post harvest stage to ensure farmers will attain higher yield, lower production and marketing costs and reduced post harvest losses.


Leonardia: Bacolod needs additional cops

BACOLOD CITY — Mayor Evelio Leonardia admitted yesterday that Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) lacks personnel compared to other local government units (LGU) which has lesser population than the City of Bacolod.

Tay Tung alumni back feeding program of Bantay Bata 163 Negros

As part of its advocacy to ensure the rights of the children, especially in providing them with their basic needs, Bantay Bata 163 Negros is conducting a Supplemental Feeding Program to 100 malnourished children in Handumanan Elementary School, Bacolod City.


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Camella Passport to Prizes a success

Camella Passport to Prizes a success

Camella Communities Iloilo, Inc. (CCII) held a successful Passport to Prizes Awards at Pirates Bar and Resto in Smallville Iloilo. Marking the end of the 1st quarter of the Passport to Prizes promo, CCII held its quarter 1 awards to give recognition to their sales networks’ sales performances.

----------------------------------------Aseronians In Community Service

Aseronians In Community Service

It was a beautiful morning when the Alpha Sigma Rho (ASERONIANS) brotherhood cleaned the surroundings of Barangay Balantang Jaro recently. The group engaged in the said activity to show that their fraternity or brotherhood does not engage in street brawls but rather, it is a partner in community service.

----------------------------------------Life in the wild at the Mari-it Wildlife Conservation Park

Life in the wild at the Mari-it Wildlife Conservation Park

Eco and adventure tourism have reached an all-time high in popularity. Attendance rates at some known conservation parks have soared in recent years and people have started moving towards these wildlife conservation parks as a tourist destination.

---------------------------------------- A walk in the sky

A walk in the sky

Never a mall person, I got an invitation from SM Shoemart to attend their one-day familiarization tour of their new sky garden in SM North EDSA in Manila.



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