September 10, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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IRC inmates’ mental health problem reaches Congress

Official request for intervention of both the Senate and the Lower House is underway relative to the mis-events hounding the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC).

DA-6 chief urges farmers to use hybrid seeds

Producing 7.0 metric tons per hectare is very attainable when one uses hybrid seeds. This is proven at the farm of Dir. Larry P. Nacionales during the harvest festival conducted September 9, 2009 at Tagbac Norte, Oton, Iloilo. The director uses PHB71 of the Pioneer Seed Company.

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Civil Service Commission Regional Dir. Rodolfo Encajonado (center) and Asst. Regional Dir. Atty. Raymund Gonzales congratulates PS/Insp. Lourdes S. Banzuelo

Civil Service Commission Regional Dir. Rodolfo Encajonado (center) and Asst. Regional Dir. Atty. Raymund Gonzales congratulates PS/Insp. Lourdes S. Banzuelo of the Iloilo City Police Office for being the 2009 Dangal ng Bayan awardee during the recognition program of the 109th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary on September 8.

CSC names 3 Ilonggos as Pag-asa, Dangal ng Bayan awardees

Three civil servants from Western Visayas made it to the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) roster of outstanding public officials and employees, to be awarded on September 17 at the Malacañan Palace simultaneous with the highlights of the 109th Philippine Civil Service anniversary celebration.


4-H Club members attend Enterprise Development Course

SAN JOSE, Antique – Members of the 4-H Club, an organization of rural youth from different towns in the province attended a Capability Enhancement Enterprise Development Course conducted by Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA).

e-Services roadshow goes to Iloilo

The Department of Trade and Industry through the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) will be conducting the e-Services National Roadshow in Iloilo City, today, September 10.

Ombudsman thanks ‘herculean fight’ partners

The Office of the Ombudsman for the Visayas Iloilo Regional Office VI here will confer certificates of recognition on its partners who have contributed much to the accomplishments of their office in fighting graft and corruption.


2009 IP festival goes online

ROXAS CITY – A website for this year’s Indigenous Peoples (IP) festival from October 2 to 6 at the Villareal Stadium here has been developed by the Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) with the aim to give the widest dissemination and promotion to the forthcoming celebration.

Capiz gears up for filariasis mass treatment

ROXAS CITY – An orientation and strategic planning was conducted by the Provincial Filariasis Elimination Task Force committee on information education campaign and advocacy last September 4 to plan out activities for the filariasis massive treatment in November.

5 ex-mayors of Ivisan honored during town fiesta

IVISAN, Capiz – Five former mayors who served in this town were honored last Monday night at the town’s civic center here.


Electric ledge dancing to be introduced in Masskara 2009

BACOLOD CITY — This year’s Electric MassKara on Oct. 16 to 18, 2009 will no longer have a parade. Instead, the public will witness the first electric ledge dancing competition, festival director Eli F.J.Tajanlangit announced today.

McDo helped molested staff, says fastfood exec

BACOLOD CITY — Margot Torres, vice president for marketing of McDonald’s Philippines, personally went to Bacolod yesterday just to clarify issues regarding the complaint of improper sexual conduct filed by their three staff against their former manager.


As seen on TV
To beat or not to beat
The wind of change
What I Think (2)
Bridging the gap
‘Bordon’: The West Bisayan merry mourning custom
Towards a great nation


Bull's Eye:
Bad eggs 1


Is Noynoy his own man?

/ Nelson C. Robles

Rules are rules!

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Gone phishing

/ Gail Ilagan

Losing a Genius in Ilonggo Writer Winton Lou Ynion

/ Rhea B. Peñaflor

Anything under the sun:
Mother Rosario (4)

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla


PRIMA: Miag-ao’s hablon takes centerstage

PRIMA: Miag-ao’s hablon takes centerstage

In collaboration of Iloilo City and SM City, the PRIMA Fashion Show by the Municipality of Miag-ao last August 16, 2009 in SM City Event Center was a success. The event showcased indigenous Visayan crafts and hand-loomed textiles.

----------------------------------------From Grapevine to Ginga

From Grapevine to Ginga

It always pays to be the first, and this is what Kitty Cooper, Bacolod’s fitness diva, has been doing. Kitty has been in the fitness industry for more than 25 years now, and I know her as one who is always “the first” in Bacolod when it comes to new concepts in physical fitness.

----------------------------------------Magical Learning at Enchanted Kingdom and Super Ferry

Magical Learning at Enchanted Kingdom and Super Ferry

Enchanted Kingdom (EK), the country’s premier theme park with world-class facilities, recently entered into a memorandum of agreement with SuperFerry, the low cost provider of sea travel in the Philippines.

---------------------------------------- Dr. Elmer Hubero and homeopathy

Dr. Elmer Hubero and homeopathy

Homeopathy, according to, “is a holistic system of treatment that originated in the late eighteenth century. The name homeopathy is derived from two Greek words that mean “like disease.”


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