September 11, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Ombudsman marks 3rd year anti-graft presence in Iloilo

Government probers banded yesterday with the region’s top government officials, corruption prevention units, resident ombudsmen and private partners. The occasion was the third anniversary of the Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas – Iloilo Field Office marked by significant accomplishments.

Iloilo City Council bars entry of tourist vans

The request of two transport services to operate tourist vans here was denied by the Sangguniang Panglungsod. It was referred to the City Legal Office (CLO) for comment.

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Papal Awardees Association President Dame Betty de la Rama

Papal Awardees Association President Dame Betty de la Rama, Bishop Vicente M. Navarra, Gov. Isidro P. Zayco and Mayor Evelio Leonardia unveil the marker of the “Flags of Unity” and the “Welcoming Christ” statue.

Guimaras execs hit for wanton use of govt vehicles

Ombudsman Iloilo-led “Oplan Red Plate” may have yielded significant results in regulating use of government vehicles. Yet in the Province of Guimaras, wanton disregard for the law and decency apparently has become a bigger concern. Big enough for the “resident ombudsman” here coming from the Guimaras Corruption and Prevention Unit (GCPU).


Ombudsman watch saves over P11.8M in irregular deals in Negros

Anti-graft and corrupt practices drive in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental resulted to at least P11.8 million in government ‘savings.’

Iloilo, Bacolod identified as new wave cities

The cities of Iloilo and Bacolod in Western Visayas has been identified as the new wave cities.

Environment issues may dictate new trends in product design

Environmental issues such as global warming, increase of pollution, and solid waste management may be leading factors that will influence the design of products.


Mayor Buenafe: My vision for Pres. Roxas is not yet finished

ROXAS CITY – President Roxas Mayor Rosauro Buenafe said that he still has a lot of things to do for his town as his first term is not enough to finish all his goals.

Pontevedra launches Citizen’s Charter

ROXAS CITY – The municipal government of Pontevedra, Capiz will launched its Citizen’s Charter (CC) on September 9, in accordance with the Republic Act 9485 or the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007.

No let-up in fight vs drugs

ROXAS CITY – The government is not letting up in its fight against illegal drugs. Capiz Police Provincial Director Josephus Angan instructed anew all the policemen in the province to step up their campaign against illegal drugs.


BBB Foundation links with ANP

The Betty Bantug Benitez Foundation, Inc. has linked up with the Association of Negros Producers (ANP), Inc.’s Entrepreneurship Development Program as part of its continuing thrust of helping build self-reliant communities.

‘Flags of unity’ inaugurated at Bishop’s House

Bishop Vicente M. Navarra together with Negros Occidental Governor Isidro P. Zayco and Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia led the symbolic flag raising ceremony during the inauguration and blessing of the “Flags of Unity” in front of the Bishop’s House recently.

Monico to host GSIS forum with beneficiaries in Bacolod City

BACOLOD CITY — Bacolod Congressman Monico O. Puentevella announces that the Government Service Insurance System will hold a forum with its members and beneficiaries in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental on September 25, 2009.


Again, I’m leaving on a jet plane
Bridging the gap
The railroad network in the Visayas (I)
Current Medical Studies
As seen on TV
To beat or not to beat


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


Camella celebrates 9th anniversary

Camella celebrates 9th anniversary with BPI and mini-olympics

For Camella Communities Iloilo, the best way to celebrate its 9th Founding Anniversary is to provide better options and choices for their homeowners and home buyers with Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Housing and Auto Madness set on September 12-13.

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Prudential Guarantee friends treated

Planta Hotel was the venue for the cocktails hosted by Prudential Guarantee Bacolod big boss Ramon “Monet” Kilayko who invited corporate friends and business associates to be together and exchange pleasantries.

----------------------------------------We have to survive each other

We have to survive each other

As of this writing, the world’s population is about 6.8 B. In our country alone, primary statistical agency of the government National Statistics Office (NSO) projects that this year’s population will reach 92.23 M.

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


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