September 21, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Firm seeks social acceptance for poker game

A company which is into gambling operation is wooing residents to give approval to the proposed poker game at Boardwalk, an entertainment and leisure park located at the Pison Avenue in Mandurriao district.

Ombudsman Iloilo welcomes tipster’s report, explains late night sighting of office vehicle

The ‘Oplan Red Plate’ led by the Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas – Iloilo Field Office has certainly made its mark to the community.

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Boardwalk entertainment complex in Brgy. San Rafael, Mandurriao

Boardwalk entertainment complex in Brgy. San Rafael, Mandurriao district is being eyed as venue of the controversial poker room.

Rap mulled vs mangroves ‘destroyer’

A lawyer representing the informal settlers living along the riverbank in Brgy. Bolilao, Mandurriao district is contemplating to take a legal action against those responsible for uprooting some 100 mangroves in the area.


PIA, CUI launch climate change writing contest

The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in partnership with the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) is launching a climate change writing contest as part of the annual College Press Conference (Copre), the yearly competition among college and university publications.

PNGOC sets media workshop on responsible parenthood advocacy

A three-day workshop in Bacolod City has been set for select members of the national and local media. Aimed at enhancing the advocacy on responsible parenthood thru natural family planning, the event is led by the Philippine NGO Council on Population, Health and Welfare Inc. (PNGOC).

Winners of Clean and Green 2009 Contest

Plaza Category:
1st place–Plaza Libertad–P30,000, trophy and Certificate of Recognition
2nd place–La Paz–P20,000, trophy and Certificate of Recognition
3rd place – Arevalo–P15,000, trophy and Certificate of Recognition


Rob-slay suspect admits crime, spares companions

ROXAS CITY – A rob-slay suspect, who was said to be the mastermind in the robbery and killing of 64-year old businesswoman Noeme Sonsuna, of Purok 1, Libas this city, admitted the crime but spared his two companions.

Lastimoso prefers Bolante as opponent

ROXAS CITY – Former PNP Chief retired Gen. Roberto “Bobby” Lastimoso said if given a chance to choose an opponent, he prefers to oppose former Department of Agriculture (DA) Usec. Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante compared to Mrs. Jane Castro, wife of Cong. Fredenil Castro, in the 2nd district congressional race.

PESO – Roxas contends for national award

ROXAS CITY – The Public Employment Service Office (PESO) here is among the nominees for this year’s PESO national award for component cities category.


CSF Caravan goes to Negros Occidental

The Credit Surety Fund caravan will have its next pit stop in Negros Occidental as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental formally launch the Negros Coopreneurs Surety Fund (NCSF) tomorrow, 22 September 2009, 3:00 p.m., at the L’ Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City.

Higher fuel prices in Negros Occidental puzzles dad

BACOLOD CITY — Sangguniang Panglungsod Member Wilson Gamboa Jr. recently passed a resolution requesting the National Government thru Energy Secretary Angelo T. Reyes to conduct an investigation and to regulate fuel prices in Bacolod City which is allegedly higher by P4-P6/liter compared to fuel prices on some cities like Cagayan De Oro and Davao Cities.

Masskara 2009 promises to be most-photographed edition

The 2009 MassKara Festival promises to be a most photographed edition with almost 1,000 photographers from the different parts of the country and the world signifying their desire to come over to capture the colorful festivity in pictures.


Again, I’m leaving on a jet plane (2)
Moment of peace is coming
As seen on TV
At Your Service
Dr. Google and Cyberchondriacs
Bridging the gap
The railroad network in the Visayas (II)
Dispositions for prayer


Untold story behind Roxas’ renouncement

/ Raphael Locario

Anything under the Sun:
Mother Rosario (6)

/ Atty Rex S. Salvilla

President Noynoy?–Why Not Indeed?

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

Bull's Eye:
Is there Dinagyang 2010?


A love letter to Noynoy

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


Federal Phoenix opens in Iloilo

Federal Phoenix opens in Iloilo

The opening of Federal Phoenix Assurance Co., Inc. received a warm welcome from Ilonggos especially those who are concerned about getting their assets insured in a highly urbanized yet calamity-prone Iloilo City.

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The cellphone trash bin at SM

Cellphones and their accessories, as well as other related gadgets that come in our wireless and information-based age, contain toxic materials or bio accumulative chemicals called PBTs. These PBTs are antimony, arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, copper, lead, nickel and zinc.

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Dance Series One of Claravall-Gonzalez School of Ballet

The first performance of the eight-month celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Claravall-Gonzalez School of Ballet took place at Amigo Plaza Mall recently. The school presented beautifully choreographed dances

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Laking Artist

Another art exhibit was held at the Amigo Plaza Hotel recently. The exhibit was of amazing photographs by Cris Dumlao of different art media. Her displays brought back to life the art materials that kids used to have and also the brands most teachers would require of their students.


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