September 8, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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First batch of Ilonggo survivors arrive in Iloilo port

The first batch of Ilonggo survivors in the SuperFerry 9 tragedy arrived in Iloilo City around 10 a.m. yesterday on board the fastcraft SuperCat 25, a sister vessel of SuperFerry 9, from Bacolod City.

IFIT Jingle-Making Contest calls for entries

The Iloilo Federation for Information Technology (IFIT) is calling for entries for its Jingle-Making Contest. The Jingle-Making Contest is part of the activities lined up for the Iloilo IT Week 2009 on September 28-30, 2009 at the Fountain Area of Robinson’s Place Iloilo, Iloilo City.

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The first batch of Ilonggo passengers rescued from the ill-fated SuperFerry 9

The first batch of Ilonggo passengers rescued from the ill-fated SuperFerry 9 disembark from the SuperCat fastcraft from Bacolod City upon arrival at the Muelle Loney wharf in Iloilo City yesterday morning. They were then brought by SuperFerry’s shuttle van to the SuperFerry office in Fort San Pedro pier.

Flag-raising activities in brgys pushed

National Liga ng mga Barangay (LNMB) president Ricojudge “RJ” Echiverri has urged their 42,000 member barangays nationwide to promote flag-raising activities that will enhance awareness of their national identity.


SC urged to junk plea to nullify VFA provisions

The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) has asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the petition filed by former Senate president Jovito Salonga asking the court to rule on the constitutionality of the contentious provisions of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) despite the acquittal of United States Marine Lance Corporal Daniel Smith.

Govt’s integration program for rebel returnees’ gains cited

The Philippine government’s integration program for rebel returnees proves to be a success, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Avelino I. Razon Jr. said on Monday.

PGMA designates DOH and DA crisis managers for Ebola Reston virus

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has designated the secretaries of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Health (DoH) overall crisis managers to stem the spread of the Ebola Reston virus, a deadlier strain of Ebola found in Africa.


Sapian mayor vows full support Sen. Roxas

SAPIAN, Capiz – Mayor Arturo “Turic” Orosco, Sr. vowed that he is 99.9 percent in support of whatever is Sen. Mar Roxas’s political plans in 2010 election.


Bacolod launches anti-red tape programs

The Bacolod City Government will officially launch the Bacolod City Citizen’s Charter – A Manual of City Government Services in ceremonies to be held on Monday at the Government Center lobby.

Bacolod: Yes to Project YES!

BACOLOD CITY — The city government under the administration of Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia supports the implementation of “Youth Entrepreneurship and Service” Project or YES Project.


Journalist’s powers and limits
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High Tech si Inday
What I Think
Bridging the gap
‘Bordon’: The West Bisayan merry mourning custom
Cardiac Cath: ‘Supreme Court’ of heart tests
Towards a great nation


Rules are rules!

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Gone phishing

/ Gail Ilagan

Dancing rhinoceros

/ Nelson C. Robles

Losing a Genius in Ilonggo Writer Winton Lou Ynion

/ Rhea B. Peñaflor

Anything under the sun:
Mother Rosario (4)

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla


Assumption Iloilo’s Community Free Clinic

Assumption Iloilo’s Community Free Clinic

Love of neighbor. This drives Assumption Iloilo to hold its annual Community Free Clinic, an outreach activity that started in 1995. According to Rene Antonio Tagamolila, president of the the school’s Parent-Teachers Association, they select the beneficiaries for this community-based program.

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Espacio Verde Turns 1

Espacio Verde recently celebrated its first anniversary. The Main Hall was arranged and decorated for that party atmosphere complete with sounds and lighting effects. The Anniversary Party started at 7pm.

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

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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.


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