September 1, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Gonzalez denies knowing nephew arrested in drugs bust

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Raul Gonzalez Sr. denied he ever met Nicolas Gonzalez Jr., son of his cousin Nicolas Sr. who is a punong barangay of Brgy. Fajardo, Jaro District.

Capitol dads all set for ‘property probe’ as GSO works overtime to fix records

Legislative probe on the questioned Capitol office fixtures, office and transportation equipment is all set with Iloilo Vice Governor Rolex Suplico as lead prober.

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Star scouts, or young schoolgirls from 6 to 9 years old

Star scouts, or young schoolgirls from 6 to 9 years old, from all over the province of Iloilo gather at Camp Pasica in Dingle, Iloilo last Saturday, August 29, for a program of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines.

Bacolod 2020 Movement sets conditions for P150M loan

BACOLOD CITY – A civil society group here has set four conditions for the city government to follow after the Sangguniang Panglungsod ratified the P150 million loan from Philippine National Bank (PNB) for the development of relocation site for urban poor.


Nicolas Sr.: I gave PDEA information about my son

It was Punong Barangay Nicolas Gonzalez Sr. himself who gave the information to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) that led to the arrest of his son Nicolas Jr. last Sunday.

Sandiganbayan acquits Iloilo mayor on grave threats, convicts on light threats charge

The Sandiganbayan First Division ruled on a criminal charge filed against an Iloilo town mayor with an order for acquittal and conviction.

Brgy Dulonan strengthens city’s Environment Code ‘pulong-pulong’

House-to-house campaign on Iloilo City’s Environment Code is underway in Barangay Dulonan, Arevalo District.

UPV Iloilo City campus hosts voters registration

Those who have not yet registered for next year’s elections still have the chance to do so tomorrow, Wednesday, at the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) Iloilo City campus.


Various business groups express support to padlocked store

ROXAS CITY – Various business organizations owned by Filipino and Chinese community had expressed their sympathy and support to Mr. Leny Albert Apaitan owner of the Black and White Supermart and B & W Drugstore which was padlocked by Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) ‘Oplan Kandado’ last week here.

Concerted efforts needed to remove ‘aswang’ image from Capiz

ROXAS CITY – The image of Capiz province as haven of “aswang” (witch) could be overcome through the concerted efforts of all concerned, particularly LGUs, NGOs, POs, local communities, academe, social scientists, and marketing communications experts, among others.

RMN Roxas celebrates 57th Anniversary

ROXAS CITY – RMN dyVR-Roxas, one of the leading radio stations here, celebrated its 57th anniversary last week.


Rep. Arroyo seeks shelter assistance to landslide victims

BACOLOD CITY — Negros Occidental 5th District Rep. Ignacio T. Arroyo has requested the National Disaster Commission for the giving of shelter assistance of P10,000 each to victims of the landslides in Sitio Manaol, Brgy. Quintin Remo, Moises Padilla.

Felix issues final warning to erring cops

BACOLOD CITY -- Negros Occidental PNP provincial chief Police Senior Superintendent Manuel Felix didn’t hide his displeasure during the Monday morning flag raising ceremony which was also attended by around 80 erring personnel from the 31 city and municipal PNP stations and four PMGs at Camp Alfredo Montelibano in Bacolod City.


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


Perfect 75

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Anything under the sun:
Mother Rosario (4)

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla

Deaths in August

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

Bayani is my BF

/ Nelson C. Robles

Bulls Eye:
Remove Clavel and Duron from LTFRB-6


Korean Festival show and Festival of Miracles

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong


Joseph Firmeza confronts reality

Joseph Firmeza confronts reality

Perhaps one of the most sought after artist of our time is Joseph Firmeza. His impressive Muelle Loney Series is a marvel for those who enter the Amigo Terrace Hotel Presidential Suite.

----------------------------------------A tree planting in Sta. Barbara

A tree planting in Sta. Barbara

Some 3,000 narra trees were planted on the riverside of Sta. Barbara, Iloilo by Smart Communications. This is an annual activity and is now on its third year. Sta. Barbara Mayor, Hon. Isabelo Maquino graced the event and thanked PLDT and Smart for the endeavor.

---------------------------------------- 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.


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