September 17, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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COA uncovers over P11M unliquidated cash advances, millions more in fiscal mess

A staggering P11.2 million in cash advances made by officials and employees of the Municipality of Banate, Iloilo awaits liquidation. While at it, the coffers of the municipal government must also be refunded with over P2 million in illegal extra cash gifts granted again to the town’s officials and employees.

Anti-rabies drive needs more ‘teeth’

Iloilo Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Silvino Teodosio Jr. said that the implementation of the anti-rabies ordinance needs more teeth from local government units (LGUs). Teodosio made the statement Wednesday when he was the resource speaker on Republic Act 9482 or the Rabies Law of 2007 in the Department of Health-Center

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Groups opposed to the proposed amendment of Provincial Ordinance 007-2007

Groups opposed to the proposed amendment of Provincial Ordinance 007-2007 which bans the entry and marketing of both living and non-living genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in Negros Occidental started a hunger strike in front of the Provincial Capitol yesterday.

Training for police auxiliaries begin

City Mayor Jerry Treñas said the training for the qualified applicants for the police auxiliary started Monday.


DENR, DPWH meet halfway on creek dredging

Officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will meet today (Thursday) to discuss the solution in saving the mangroves along the riverbank of Sitio Sooc, Bolilao Mandurriao without further delaying the P50 million Dungon dredging project.

Bantay Lansangan volunteers to hold first ever roadshow

It will be a dialogue and exchange of monitoring and experiences on the quality of roads in the Visayas, among Bantay Lansangan (BL) volunteers and Public Works and Highways officials.

DOLE’s ‘Negosyo sa Kariton’ to benefit 100 ambulant vendors in Region 6

Some 100 ambulant vendors are expected to benefit from the special project of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Kabuhayan Program called Negosyo sa Kariton or “Nego-Kart Project.”

REDCOP ‘best efforts’ to be recognized

The Center for Health Development (CHD) of the Department of Health (DOH) here will again confer awards on implementers of the Renal Disease Prevention Program (REDCOP) in Western Visayas for their exemplary performance.


PhilHealth to implement ‘No PIN, No Claim’ policy

PhilHealth will implement starting next year the “No PhilHealth Identification Number (PIN), No Claim,” policy.

Antique has 210 dengue cases, 3 deaths

SAN JOSE, Antique – Antique Provincial Health Office reported 210 dengue cases and 3 deaths for the period January to September 10, 2009.

‘Dungog’ showcases 15 indigenous people’s houses

ROXAS CITY – The Dungog Indigenous Peoples (IP) Festival slated in Capiz Oct. 2-6 this year will showcase at least 15 IP’s traditional houses the replicas of which are now under construction inside the Villareal Stadium here.


CHO urged to implement Cheaper Medicines Act of 2009

BACOLOD CITY — Sangguniang PanGlungsod Member Catalino Alisbo proposed yesterday a resolution requesting City Mayor Evelio Leonardia to direct the City Health Office to coordinate with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to monitor all drugstores who are mandated to comply, enforce and implement Republic Act No. 9502,

BIR’s ‘Oplan Kandado’ temporarily closed 4 establishments

BACOLOD CITY — Oplan Kandado program of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) again operated in the province of Negros Occidental temporarily closing four business establishments in the cities of San Carlos, Bago, and Kabankalan.

Novero defends Monico over plunder case

BACOLOD CITY — Former Bacolod City Vice Mayor Renecito Novero believes that the Plunder case filed against Bacolod City Lone District Rep. Monico O. Puentevella is not yet ripe for filing as the liquidation of the P50.5 million intended for the 23rd Southeast Asian Games is not yet completed.


Dispositions for prayer
Round 2
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)


Anything under the Sun:
Mother Rosario (5)

/ Atty Rex S. Salvilla

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


A Bar Chow Like No Other

A Bar Chow Like No Other

Night life at The Avenue is getting better because of the appetizers and cocktails being offered by Mojave Grill and Steak House and Bauhinia Filipino Cuisine. “Bar Chow,” as it is called, refers to the varied mouth-watering appetizers that chef Warl has created for everybody to enjoy.

----------------------------------------Camella and Lessandra’s glitzy Awards Night

Camella and Lessandra’s glitzy Awards Night

On its first successful year of giving the Ilonggos a better choice of owning a home in a premier townhouse setting and serene community, Lessandra located at Gorriceta Avenue, Jibao-an, Pavia, Iloilo is Camella Communities’ latest Iloilo project recently celebrated its first founding anniversary last August 28.

----------------------------------------A smooth win for Miss Silka Iloilo: Angelie Joy Golingay

A smooth win for Miss Silka Iloilo: Angelie Joy Golingay

She started entering pageants as early as second grade. Her teachers at Jose Alminiana Elementary School specifically chose her to be their representative in the years after that including high school.

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


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