September 16, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Nicknames not helpful to bets in automated polls

The use of nickname or stage name would not be of help to the candidates in the 2010 automated polls. This is because the ballots would contain only the complete name of the candidate and the party he or she represents.

SP exec confirms Tupas’ unauthorized act on P2.2M DOH-Capitol deal

Over P2.2 million in Capitol grant from the Department of Health (DOH) is now facing questions particularly the role of Governor Niel Tupas Sr. here.

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Board members Mariano Malones

Board members Mariano Malones (3rd District), Rodolfo Cabado (2nd District), Jett Roxas (5th District), and Macario Napulan (1st District) chat with each other while waiting for the start of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan regular session yesterday.

Erap backers in WV unaffected by Ping’s ‘bombshell’

The spokesperson of Jeep Ni Erap in Western Visayas dubbed as “a mere rehash” all the issues raised by Sen. Panfilo Lacson against former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada in his privilege speech at the Senate last Monday.


‘Governor Mejorada’ barges into PIO, demands office space for DOH team

Five Capitol employees and an On-The-Job-Trainee witnessed yesterday an office showdown at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol.

Police ready raps vs. suspects in Gulanes ambush

Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) director Senior Supt. Melvin Mongcal said they are set to file charges against the three suspects who shot dead George Gulanes and wounded his wife Ronelyn.

Use of barges in dredging of Dungon Creek urged

The destruction of mangroves along the riverbanks of Sitio Sooc, Bolilao could have been avoided had the contractor of the P50 million Dungon Creek dredging used barges in their operation.

‘Scubasureros’ go to Guimaras

The Philippine National Police Chief, Police Director General Jesus A. Versoza, is set to visit Guimaras Province for a coastal clean-up and mangrove planting on Thursday.


Roxas City sets tree planting Sept. 25

ROXAS CITY – The Roxas City government will conduct a tree planting activity on September 25 here as part of its activities for the month-long Philippine Civil Service celebration this September.

HRMOs to play early ‘Santa’ among Pilar town kids

ROXAS CITY – An outreach program has been set by the Council of Personnel Officers (CPO) at the gymnasium of Pilar, Capiz on September 28 in line with the 109 th Philippine Civil Service Month celebration.

SIP fever continues to lure rebels

ROXAS CITY – About 548 surrenderees have availed of the government’s Social Integration Program (SIP) since it was launched in June 2009 to reconcile former rebels with their respective families and communities and transform them into productive citizens.


Gov. Zayco to deliver Executive Report

BACOLOD CITY – Negros Occidental Governor Isidro Zayco will deliver his State of the Province Address (Sopa) today, September 16, at around 2 p.m. at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Session Hall.

SP to take preventive measures vs robberies

BACOLOD CITY — Sangguniang Panlungsod Member Al Victor Espino, chair of the Committee on Police Matters, yesterday expressed his desperation on the recent robbery case that occurred in broad daylight involving a lending firm.

Training on basic effective supervision for Capitol heads conducted

BACOLOD CITY – The Provincial Government of Negros Occidental through the Provincial Human Resource Management Office (PHRMO) in collaboration with the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Regional Office 6 is conducting a three-day Basic Effective Supervision Training (BEST)


Intricacies of spiritual warfare
Gallant cops
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:
Will there be 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


Ilaya Couture Trunk Show at Al Dente Ristorante

Ilaya Couture Trunk Show at Al Dente Ristorante

Ilaya Couture landed on the fashion scene for its popular boleros. Five years later, shrugs, jackets and coats are still part of the list of the best selling items but dresses and tops with couture detailing have also became staples of every fashionable woman’s closet.

----------------------------------------JCI Ilang-Ilang reaps more awards this year

JCI Ilang-Ilang reaps more awards this year

The Junior Chamber International Philippines Iloilo “Ilang-Ilang” has been a multi-awarded chapter since its rebirth in 2001. The 2009 term is no different as the chapter once again reaped awards at the 29th Visayas Area Conference in Cebu.

----------------------------------------Meeting people

Meeting people

My travel to the different places led me to meet some people and exchanged pleasantries with them. And in my Twilight Page with your favorite newspaper, the TNT, of course, I share this to my readers for them to know who’s around and what they do as I join them in travels like Clark, the Metro M, Iloilo, and Pampanga.

----------------------------------------The Robinsons Car Show

The Robinsons Car Show

Varied cars and SUVs were exhibited during the Robinsons Car Show held last Sept. 7 to 13, 2009. Those who participated were Suzuki, Nissan and the Iloilo Car Corporation.



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