September 7, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Prayers, media updates keep hopes up as family members of Superferry 9 passengers converge in Iloilo port

Family members of Ilonggo passengers on board the ill-fated Superferry 9 began the agonizing wait at the passenger terminal of the Superferry in the Iloilo Port yesterday.

Organized gang behind Gulanes’s ambush

Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) director Senior Supt. Melvin Mongcal said an “organized gang” perpetrated the ambush of the Gulanes couple Thursday last week.

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Family members of passengers of Superferry 9 wait for developments at the Iloilo Port Terminal yesterday afternoon.

Family members of passengers of Superferry 9 wait for developments at the Iloilo Port Terminal yesterday afternoon.(inset) An official of WG & A Superferry in Iloilo consoles the sister and children of passenger Candelaria Hechanova of Brgy. Dulonan, Arevalo, Iloilo City who was later reported to be one of those rescued.

Ilonggo teacher cited as one of the country’s 10 outstanding teachers

An Ilonggo teacher along with nine others were conferred honors by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for this year’s Metrobank Foundation Search for Outstanding Teachers.


Ilonggos urged to be volunteers

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Regional Office 6 here is urging Ilonggos to be part of the Bayanihang Bayan Volunteers network which is organized by the agency. 

City aims to host international dance exchange

City Tourism Officer Ben Jimena said Iloilo City aims to host an international dance exchange with its Ayre-Bayle-serye project. Ayre-Bayle project is a series of dance presentation.

DA 6 to conduct poster making Contest for World Food Day ‘09

The Department of Agriculture 6 (DA) will conduct a regionwide on-the-spot poster making contest on October 2 in celebration of the 2009 World Food Day.


BIR reopens padlocked store

ROXAS CITY – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has reopened Black and White Supermart and its drug store on Friday after owner Mr. Leny Albert Apaitan paid the amount of some P1 million pesos in taxes.

Capiceño spiritual leaders welcome ‘Day of Prayer’

ROXAS CITY – Various spiritual leaders in the province are glad in view of the declaration of September 12 as National Day of Prayer for Peace and Sanctification of Spiritual Leaders.

Capiz guv did not attend meeting endorsing Teodoro

ROXAS CITY – Showing his loyalty to Sen. Mar Roxas who is a vocal critic of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Capiz Governor Victor Tanco, Sr. said that he did not attend the meeting with the president last Friday.


574 dengue cases in Bacolod City reported

BACOLOD CITY — City Health Officer Dr. Salome Biñas reported recently to Mayor Evelio Leonardia that dengue cases in Bacolod City reached to 574 with six confirmed deaths reported by different hospitals from January 1 to July 18 this year.

NMIS lauds Bacolod slaughterhouse

National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) conducted inspection at the New Bacolod Slaughterhouse in Brgy. Handumanan, Bacolod City recently.

Mother to face parricide case for drowning 4 kids

BACOLOD CITY -- A 44-year old mother in Barangay Cambayobo, Calatrava, Negros Occidental is now detained at Calatrava PNP for drowning to death her four children in a river last Thursday morning.


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Bridging the gap
‘Bordon’: The West Bisayan merry mourning custom
Cardiac Cath: ‘Supreme Court’ of heart tests
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


Jor-el Espina’s Anyag

Jor-el Espina’s Anyag

Jor-El Espina of the Young Designers of Iloilo, staged a fashion show called “Anyag” in relation to the 2nd Indigenous Market Week held at SM City Iloilo recently. His collection fused African and Filipino tribal chic.

---------------------------------------- Monticello Villas

Monticello Villas

Pictures taken during the groundbreaking of Monticello Villas last Aug. 19, 2009 and graced by Vice President Noli de Castro. Another development by PROFRIENDS is soon to rise in Barangay Balabag, Pavia.

----------------------------------------Heavenly bars and brownie selection at Coffeebreak

Heavenly bars and brownie selection at Coffeebreak

Coffeebreak is up for the greatest brownie and butterscotch indulgence ever. True to the quest of delicious pleasure, Coffeebreak launches an irresistible selection of brownie and butterscotch delights to add merriment to your coffee sessions.

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


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