August 31, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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COA uncovers P2.2M illegal extra cash gift, over P11.4M in PS cap excess

Latest State audit in the operations of the Municipality of Pavia yielded multi-million in questioned transactions and disbursements.

With higher revenue collections realized – 29.31% than the targeted P56 million and 8.60% more compared to previous year – expenditures though posted an increase of 15.17%.

COA unearths over P3.5M illegal cash gift, over P1M irregular gasoline expenses

Illegal extra cash gifts and millions in irregular gasoline expenses now appear as the common denominator of the Province of Iloilo and several Iloilo towns. This, following the yearly State Audit made by government auditors from the Commission On Audit (COA).

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More than a hundred bikers toured Iloilo last Saturday to launch the “yoU-Turn the Earth” campaign

More than a hundred bikers toured Iloilo last Saturday to launch the “yoU-Turn the Earth” campaign, marking the 100-day countdown to the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen, where governments will agree on a deal to combat Climate Change. Top photo shows the bikers waiting for the go signal at the provincial capitol grounds. Below: Bikers pass by the proposed site for a coal-fired power plant in Bgy. Ingore, La Paz, Iloilo City. The advocacy ride was organized by Greenpeace, Solar Generation Pilipinas, and Responsible Ilonggos for Sustainable Energy (RISE).

‘Noynoy for president’ signature drive kicks off Wednesday

Ilonggos who want Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to run for president in next year’s elections may join the signature campaign starting Wednesday, September 2, 2009.


Reds’ plan to attack police station a diversionary tactic, says Army

The Philippine Army considered the information on alleged plans of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) to raid the municipal police station of Tubungan as a “diversionary tactic.”

WV bags outstanding MSME’s Awards

Western Visayas topped all three categories of the first-ever Presidential Awards for the Outstanding Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) for Visayas held this year.

Tinapay ng Bayan building unveiled in Janiuay, Iloilo

The first ever bakery that has a group of out-of-school youths as official bakers was unveiled recently in Janiuay, Iloilo.

P720M Biomass power plant project up in Sibalom

SAN JOSE, Antique- The ASEA One Power Corporation would put up a P720 million Biomass Power Plant in Barangay Odiong, Sibalom this province.


Owner of padlocked supermart couldn’t believe tax liability

ROXAS CITY – The owner of Black and White Supermart expressed disbelief that their tax liability covering January 2008 to March 2009 as declared by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) reached to P64 million.

Del Rosario, Bermejo dare each other to bare projects

ROXAS CITY – City Mayor Vicente Bermejo and 1st District Congressman Antonio del Rosario have challenged each other to show their projects sourced from their respective funds.


SP mulls to regulate issuance of cockfighting permit

BACOLOD CITY -- Sangguniang Panlungsod Member Dindo Ramos, chair of the Committee on Laws, Ordinances and Good Government, proposed recently for first reading an Ordinance amending Section 9A, 12 and 13 of City Ordinance No. 244 Series of 2000

Ombudsman decision on NGC controversy out Sept. 30

BACOLOD CITY — City Legal Officer Atty. Joselito Bayatan confirmed recently that the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas is currently evaluating all issues raised relative to the special audit conducted by the Commission on Audit on the construction of the New Government Center before issuing a decision on September 30, 2009.


Mother Rosario (3)
As seen on TV
Roll Calls
Righteous anger
Prepared, responsive, resilient
Bridging the gap
The issues on the use of the word ‘Bisaya’
Towards a great nation


Deaths in August

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

Bayani is my BF

/ Nelson C. Robles

Bulls Eye:
Remove Clavel and Duron from LTFRB-6


New York Hotdogs

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Korean Festival show and Festival of Miracles

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong


Visiting Bacolor’s Lahar and Pampanga’s Crafts

Visiting Bacolor’s Lahar and Pampanga’s Crafts

It was a pleasant drive to a visit to Pampanga which was known almost two decades ago to have been partly lost in the map as some of its towns like Bacolor and Mabalacat were devastated horribly as the towns were covered by the lahar powder that erupted out of Mt. Pinatubo.

----------------------------------------The Proposal Write-Shop

The Proposal Write-Shop

The Iloilo Prima Galaw Incorporated (IPGI) in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) presented “Proposal Write-shop” recently at the Iloilo Grand Hotel.

----------------------------------------Elvert Bañares eXposed

Elvert Bañares eXposed

The New Amigo Plaza Mall & TMX, The Marketing Experts have invited award-winning independent filmmaker, film curator and visual artist, Elvert de la Cruz Bañares, to be a guest artist during the photo shoot of the Ms. Silka Iloilo 2009 candidates at the Iloilo Country Club, home to the Sta. Barbara Golf Course.

---------------------------------------- More Flavors Of The Sea at Bauhinia Filipino Cuisine

More Flavors Of The Sea at Bauhinia Filipino Cuisine

Bauhinia Filipino Cuisine, located at The Avenue is home to our all-time favorites that are cooked even better. That includes seafoods, which are not just healthy but also light but filling. Today, Bauhinia Filipino Cuisine is adding more seafood must-tries in its menu, giving the discriminating diner a reason to come back for more.


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