August 21, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Tungro, rat infestations won’t affect WV rice prod’n

The tungro and rat infestation that hit rice plantations recently will not affect rice production in the region.

Department of Agriculture (DA) 6 director Larry Nacionales in a press conference yesterday said the region is even expected to exceed its rice production target in 2009 by 9 percent.

Housing project for DA-6 employees up

Employees of the regional office of the Department of Agriculture (DA) are among the first recipients of the agency’ nationwide housing project. The housing project will sit on the five hectares government property in the compound of the (Wesviarc)

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Department of Agriculture Asst. Sec. Clayton Olalia (4th from right) distributes certificates to beneficiaries of the DA housing project

Department of Agriculture Asst. Sec. Clayton Olalia (4th from right) distributes certificates to beneficiaries of the DA housing project during the groundbreaking yesterday in Hamungaya, Jaro district. Looking on are: DA regional director Larry Nacionales (3rd from left), Presidential Assistant for Western Visayas Raul Banias (3rd from right) and Presidential Assistant on Agriculture Licurgo Tirador.

2 dead, 1 wounded in Molo shooting incident

A long-standing feud between a Bangladeshi and his in-laws resulted to a bloody ending early morning yesterday in Brgy. East Baluarte, Molo, Iloilo City.

Solid Waste Mgt IEC urged in schools

The Regional Ecology Center (REC) 6 has urged schools, colleges and universities in Iloilo City to intensify solid waste management activities in their respective institutions and integrate environmental topics in subjects.


Travel packages, amazing prizes await Travel Exchange spectators

Aimed at making Iloilo City the gateway of the Western Visayas region, the upcoming 4th Travel Exchange will not only gather travel and tourism suppliers from all over the Philippines but will also shower spectators with lots of travel packages and amazing prizes!

Dalayunan launches literacy program for boys

The Iloilo Juvenile Welfare Foundation (IJWF), Inc. through its flagship project Dalayunan, a home for boys, launched its literacy program called “Edukasyon sa Barangay” at Brgy. Baldoza, La Paz last July 17.

Farmers asked to sell palay to NFA

Department of Agriculture (DA) 6 Regional Director Larry Nacionales encouraged the farmers in the province of Capiz to form into a group to sell their palay to the National Food Authority (NFA) for a better price.

Capitol dads set to meet on Suplico’s road scam expose’

Members of the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) are set to meet Tuesday on the matter of legislative inquiry of the San Dionisio road scam.


Tanco gives aid to 16 workers stranded in Mindoro

ROXAS CITY — The Capiz provincial government under the leadership of Gov. Victor Tanco, Sr., gave a financial assistance in the amount of P25,000 to the 16 workers who were reportedly hostaged by their employer in Occidental Mindoro recently.

Private hospitals consider hospital holiday over cheap meds law

ROXAS CITY — Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines (PHAP) threatened to hold a hospital holiday should the government fails to refund their loses relative to the implementation of the Cheaper Medicines Law which took effect on August 15.

Narco-politics still exist in RP – Lastimoso

MAMBUSAO, Capiz – Narco-politics still exist in the Philippines thus the proliferation of illegal drugs is rampant, former PNP Chief Roberto “Bobby” Lastimoso said Tuesday.


Flor explains vote on P150M loan

BACOLOD CITY — Sangguniang Panglungsod Member Celia Flor explained yesterday her decision why she voted for the ratification of the P150 million Loan Agreement with the Philippine National Bank for the purpose of landbanking program despite the fact that she was absent when the Council authorized the Local Chief Executive to enter into a Loan Agreement.

Negrenses rally to preserve organic farming

BACOLOD CITY — Around 400 farmers and members of church and civic groups trooped today to the Negros Occidental provincial capitol to press members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) to uphold Provincial Ordinance 007.


Panay Alliance-Karapatan for Luisa, et al.
Towards a great nation
As seen on TV
This Day In Yellow
Bridging the gap
Oto: The folk hero of Maasin
Cancer cells in our body?
Extreme care in our public life


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


Be The Next Storyland Idol

Be The Next Storyland Idol

Be the next SM Storyland Idol! The competition is open to Elementary and Highschool Students for the Kids and Teen Divisions, respectively.

----------------------------------------Up close with Sarah Geronimo

Up close with Sarah Geronimo

I’m not really a TV-watching person, thus, yesterday’s presscon with pop princess Sarah Geronimo was my first interactive experience with the said artist. She has a sunny personality and a sense of humor. She laughs a lot and answers every question sincerely.

----------------------------------------Skal Club International

Skal Club International

Several faces from the tourism, travel and PR industries gathered at Hotel Pagcor Bacolod in the hotel’s hosted luncheon as a tourism forum was held. Leading the event was SKAL International Makati President Robert Lim Joseph and Skal International Cebu President Charles Lim.

---------------------------------------- Ballet Concert 2009

Ballet Concert 2009

The Claravall-Gonzalez School of Classical Ballet held a Ballet Concert 2009 at Cinema 6 of SM City Iloilo. The event opened the 25th year of the said school, a milestone in the teaching career of Nila Claravall-Gonzalez, its directress.


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