September 4, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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City moves to neutralize ‘bukas kotse’ gangs

The city government is doing everything to neutralize “bukas kotse” gangs notoriously operating in the city the past few days.

Business angle eyed in couple’s ambush

Police are eyeing a business-related angle in the shooting of a couple in Brgy. Sambag, Jaro district early morning yesterday. SPO2 Rey Delos Santos of Jaro Police Station said couple George and Ronelyn Gulanes are engaged in a lending business.

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Batang Iwas Druga (BIDA) Grand March

A pregnant mother accompanies her children in yesterday’s march against illegal drugs dubbed as Batang Iwas Druga (BIDA) Grand March from Jaro Plaza to the Central Philippine University.

Iloilo town censors beauty pageants, bans bikinis

Here’s a first for Iloilo or perhaps the entire Western Visayas Region – an Ordinance prohibiting skimpy bikinis during shows or beauty pageants.


New airport fees up for ‘outgoing’ fighting cocks, flora, fauna

“Terminal fees” in the new Iloilo Airport for chickens, dogs, cats and wild Orchids? Strange the case it may seem but very true.

PGMA to inaugurate P3-B bio-ethanol plant in San Carlos, Negros Occ.

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will inaugurate today the country’s first bio-ethanol plant in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.

POEA to hold Job Fair for overseas employment

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) will be conducting a Job Fair for overseas employment, on September 5, from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00P.M., at the Municipal Gym in Buenavista, Guimaras.

City to intensify ‘no segregation, no collection’ policy

Iloilo City government will intensify the implementation of “no segregation, no collection” policy on garbage starting next month.


Lastimoso: Roxas’s move to unify LP, opposition

ROXAS CITY – Former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief and Manila Rail Transit (MRT) general manager retired Gen. Roberto “Bobby” Lastimoso said that the decision of Sen. Mar Roxas to just support the presidential bid of Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III in 2010 election will unify the Liberal Party (LP) and the other opposition groups.

Witness defends Roxas slay suspects

ROXAS CITY – A defense witness in the murder case of RMN broadcaster Martin Roxas maintained that the two suspects – Christian Tan and Jonel Lastimoso – are innocent of the crime.

Padlocked business establishments finally reopen today

ROXAS CITY – The Black and White Supermart and its drug store along Burgos Street this city will finally reopen today as the closure order made by Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) already lapsed on Wednesday.


Baciwa launches Citizen’s Charter

BACOLOD CITY — Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) recently launched its Citizen’s Charter in compliance with R.A. 9485.

Leonardia cites health and social services program

BACOLOD CITY – Mayor Evelio Leonardia in his State of the City Address (Soca) boasted that his administration was able to serve a total of 47,145 beneficiaries who availed of various existing welfare programs for family, women, children, youth, the elderly, the disabled persons and those in distressed circumstances.

Heavy rains flood 30 brgys in Neg. Occ.

BACOLOD CITY — Heavy rains hit the province the other day and 20 barangays in the 4th District of Negros Occidental were flooded, Provincial Board member Enrique Miguel Lacson said quoting a report from the Provincial Disaster Management Office (PDMT).


As seen on TV
Bridging the gap
‘Bordon’: The West Bisayan merry mourning custom
Cardiac Cath: ‘Supreme Court’ of heart tests
What I Think
Different kind of detox and rehab
Towards a great nation


Let the men speak

/ Gail Ilagan

Dancing rhinoceros

/ Nelson C. Robles

Losing a Genius in Ilonggo Writer Winton Lou Ynion

/ Rhea B. Peñaflor

Perfect 75

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Anything under the sun:
Mother Rosario (4)

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla

Deaths in August

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French


The opening of Joey’s Pepperoni Pizzeria

The opening of Joey’s Pepperoni Pizzeria

Congratulations to the the F&E Group, comprised by the Aguillon family, for coming up with another venue for good pasta and pizza —- Joey’s Pepperoni Pizzeria, a franchise from RFM Corporation.

----------------------------------------Travel Exhibit a success with DOT Support

Travel Exhibit a success with DOT Support

The recent 4th Western Visayas Travel Xchange 2009 held in Iloilo City was successful all because the Department of Tourism supported the endeavors of the exhibit organizers who were able to invite exhibitors from Bohol, Mactan Island, Province of Capiz,Boracay Island, Roxas City, Negros Occidental, Sta. Rosa in Laguna, Bacolod City, and Iloilo City.

----------------------------------------Search for Mr. and Miss CPU 2009: A Pageant with a Heart

Search for Mr. and Miss CPU 2009: A Pageant with a Heart

Central Philippine University is celebrating its 104th University Day on September 3-5, 2009 with the theme, “Empowering the Students for a Better Central”.

---------------------------------------- Garden of the Ascension’s sales gathering

Garden of the Ascension’s sales gathering

A dynamic team is one of the secrets to a company’ success. This is the case with Garden of the Ascension, which held a sales gathering for their sales associates last Aug. 8, 2009 at the Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center.


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