September 15, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Treñas: DENR has final say on mangrove areas

City Mayor Jerry Treñas said the task on the issuance of permit to clear portions of Iloilo River of mangroves in order to pave way for the dredging works lie on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Boracay bizmen urge PGMA to start upgrading of Caticlan airport

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan – Business organizations in this resort island have urged President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to immediately approve the upgrading of the Caticlan Airport in Malay, Aklan.

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Vehicles use as parking area this bridge in Brgy. Rizal, Lapuz in Iloilo City,

Vehicles use as parking area this bridge in Brgy. Rizal, Lapuz in Iloilo City, but it seems traffic enforcers merely ignore this sight.

Businesswoman cries foul over Capitol bidding

An Iloilo City-based businesswoman cried foul over what she believed was one delaying tactic in the Capitol.


Capitol review up on Igbaras Market Code, Dumangas Fishery Code

Members of the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) in a review will evaluate and study the newly-passed Market Code of Igbaras, Iloilo.

DSWD embarks on more reliable system for identifying poor

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is working on a reliable information system that will tell who and where the poor households are for more effective pro-poor program delivery.

City Hall hits 86% collections in 8 months

The Iloilo City Government has reached a high 86 percent in collections in the first eight months of 2009.

New call center to operate in Iloilo City

City Mayor Jerry Treñas said a new call center which could employ 2,000 employees is considering doing business in Iloilo City. It can accommodate 800 seats.


Mambusao exec padlocks 5 videoke bars

MAMBUSAO, Capiz – Mayor Jose “Joe” Alba padlocked five videoke bars here after they failed to secure mayor’s and business permits to operate legally.

Festival hopes to put an end to IP’s tag as 2nd-class citizens

ROXAS CITY – The Dungog: Indigenous Peoples (IP) Festival 2009, which the Capiz provincial government and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will jointly mount here on Oct. 2-6 this year, hopes to put an end to the unfair tag on the indigenous peoples as second-class citizens.

Pa and son die, ma critical in Capiz road mishap

ROXAS CITY – A father and son died on the spot while the mother was in critical condition after the single motorcycle they were riding accidentally bumped a cargo truck on Sunday afternoon here.


Group formed to oppose P150M loan for relocation site

BACOLOD CITY — The Movement Against Graft and Kindred Alliance of the Urban Poor for On-Site Development (MAGKAUPOD) led by its Over-all Chairman Edgardo Estacio recently submitted a position letter to Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson opposing the SP Resolution No. 670 Series of 2009,

NPA pays wrong target ambush victims

BACOLOD CITY — The New Peoples Army (NPA) North Negros already paid the families of ambush victims that happened last July 13, 2009 at Brgy Salamanca, Toboso, Roslyn “Ka Jean” Pelle Command spokesperson Ka Cecil Estrella said in their press statement sent to The News Today.

Tourism Week kicks off in Kabankalan

The Tourism Week in Kabankalan City on the theme “Tourism – Celebrating Diversity” will be highlighted by a forum with Severino Pacente, Silay City tourism officer; Jennylind Cordero, provincial tourism officer and Christine Manzinares, Sipalay City tourism officer.


Gallant cops
Covenant and commitment
As seen on TV
Ilonggo news idol
Again, I’m leaving on a jet plane
Current Medical Studies
Bridging the gap
The railroad network in the Visayas (I)


Bull's Eye:
Is there Dinagyang 2010?


A love letter to Noynoy

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Culture Watch: ‘And I Love You So’—A Review

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

Is Noynoy his own man?

/ Nelson C. Robles

Gone phishing

/ Gail Ilagan

Losing a Genius in Ilonggo Writer Winton Lou Ynion

/ Rhea B. Peñaflor


Nature, Bees and You

Nature, Bees and You

An invitation to the new business venture of our former high school classmate, Arsenio “Arsan” Gaitan, led us to the Pinewoods Bee Park in Jordan, Guimaras. We welcomed by no less than Arsan.

----------------------------------------Iloilo Comes to Café Jeepney

Iloilo Comes to Café Jeepney

InterContinental Manila’s iconic Café Jeepney will offer diners a hearty buffet spread of popular dishes from of the province of Iloilo as prepared by seasoned restaurateur-chef, Pauline Goriceta-Banusing, from September 16 to 30, 2009.

---------------------------------------- Blue Jay Coffee & Deli’s Power Lunch

Blue Jay Coffee & Deli’s Power Lunch

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.

---------------------------------------- Patrick Gelpe and truth

Patrick Gelpe and truth

While others express their true stories as well as their view of such through words, Patrick Gelpe decided to do so with his art strokes. His “truth” were seen in his exhibit entitled “Kamatuoran.” “These are the evidences and proofs of me, my beliefs, my generation and my time.


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