August 19, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Mondejar wants Capitol regulation on ‘shoulder’ of prov’l roads

A little too close. A little too much. On provincial “road shoulders” that is, reason why Second District Board Member June Mondejar wants Capitol to come in.

1 dead in Bacolod firecracker factory blast

BACOLOD CITY — A powerful explosion tore down a house believed to be used as a makeshift firecracker factory in Bacolod City yesterday morning killing one person.

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A taxi driver puts a yellow and black ribbon on the antenna of his taxi cab

A taxi driver puts a yellow and black ribbon on the antenna of his taxi cab as he joins the protest action calling for the removal of Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)-6 official Atty. Rommel Duron.

Slain Ilonggo soldiers to be given heroes’ burial

The four Ilonggo soldiers who were among the 23 soldiers killed in battle with the Abu Sayyaf last Wednesday in Tipo-Tipo, Basilan will be given heroes’ burial during their respective interments.


Napulan commends Guimbal as RP’s ‘best disaster council’

A Resolution commending the Local Government of Guimbal, Iloilo was passed yesterday before the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP).

PCA 6 leads Coconut Week celebration in WV

The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) VI leads the celebration of the 13th Regional Coconut Week in the region starting today, August 19 until 21.

Ilonggo-Bisaya heritage seminar today

Cultural workers in Iloilo and Guimaras sit down for a two-day seminar on Ilonggo-Bisaya Heritage at the GCEB Audio-Visual Room of UP Visayas campus here August 19-20.

Reg’l Gender Committee welcomes signing of Magna Carta for Women

It will be easier now to mainstream gender equality in all aspects of life with President Arroyo’s signing of the Magna Carta for Women, or Republic Act 9710 last August 14.


DAR Aklan lauds passage of Magna Carta of Women

KALIBO, Aklan – The approval of RA 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women last August 14, 2009 by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is a most welcome development in pursuit of women’s empowerment.

IOs gather for Global Warming and Climate Change advocacy

SAN JOSE, Antique – It was a warm morning when Information Officers of different municipalities, agencies and offices of the Provincial Government gathered to express their commitment and support to undertake advocacy.

Report ‘drugstore-violators’ of drugs price cut–PHAP

ROXAS CITY – Drugstores and pharmacies defying the 50 percent price cut on 49 brand names of essential drugs that took effect last August 15 must be reported to proper authorities for appropriate action.


Termination of Gamboa’s casuals ‘accidental’, says Leonardia

BACOLOD CITY — Mayor Evelio Leonardia denied reports that the termination of the nine casuals of Councilor Wilson Gamboa was an offshoot of the latter’s abstention to the resolution giving him authority to sign the Loan Agreement with Philippine National Bank.

NOPPO ‘Best Practice of The Week’: Give a friendly greeting

BACOLOD CITY — Beginning the third week of August, the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) will observe the “best practice of the week” in line with the enhancement of police-community relations in the province.

PGMA Legacy in Science and Technology cited

BACOLOD CITY -- When her term ends next year, President Gloria M. Arroyo will leave a legacy in the field of Science and Technology (S&T) that has never been achieved yet by any highest Chief Executive of the land.


Showing concern
Anything under the sun
As seen on TV
No caffeine fix for a groggy industry
Lawyering for the people
Calcium is essential to life
Bridging the gap
Globalization and Philippine nationalism: Questions and options


Panunumpa sa katungkulan

/ Nelson C. Robles

A Nobel Prize for MJ, or the Black Boy who would be White?

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

Anger management

/ Kathy M. Villalon

Down South:
Once a soldier

/ Gail Ilagan


More seedlings planted at the Zonta Rainforest Park

More seedlings planted at the Zonta Rainforest Park

Some 200 seedlings were planted at the Zonta Rainforest Park located at the 1,800-square-meter lot at the back of I. Arroyo Elementary School in Fundidor, Molo.

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Indulge at The Promenade

To take unrestrained pleasure in… This is the ultimate aim of Indulge-The Promenade at Days Hotel Iloilo’s Saturday Dinner Buffet. It is not everyday that we get to yield to our most gastronomic desires.

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Twin Celebration

Your Twilighter was asked by friend businessman Nonong dela Cruz, President of LDC Refrigeration & Airconditioning, Inc. in Bacolod City to select a caterer for a party night at his simple but classy well arranged home also done by yours truly.

----------------------------------------Claravall-Gonzales’ Celebration of Dances at Amigo Plaza Mall

Claravall-Gonzales’ Celebration of Dances at Amigo Plaza Mall

Nila Claravall-Gonzalez celebrates 25 years of teaching classical ballet in Iloilo City. A migrant to Iloilo by marriage, Nila C. Gonzalez started her first ballet class in Assumption Convent in June 1984 .

----------------------------------------CPU celebrates 104th Alumni Homecoming

CPU celebrates 104th Alumni Homecoming

On Sept. 5, 2009, Saturday, the Central Philippine University will celebrate its 104th Alumni Homecoming with the theme “Empowering Centralians for a Better CPU.”



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