September 22, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Iloilo province, 34 towns incur P144M in illegal extra cash gift

Officials and employees of the Province of Iloilo and 34 out of its 42 towns are recipients of extra cash gifts found to have been illegally disbursed and irregularly granted.

No illegal extra cash gifts in 8 towns

Eight Iloilo towns are among the “exceptions to the rule” with the illegal extra cash gift issue uncovered by the Commission on Audit (COA). In the First District, the Municipality of Tubungan scored high with the COA for its “zero” illegal cash gift alongside two Second District towns of Leon and San Miguel.

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The recoveries from an abandoned New Peoples Army (NPA) camp in Sitio Tigbasa, Brgy. Tigbanaba, Igbaras, Iloilo.

The recoveries from an abandoned New Peoples Army (NPA) camp in Sitio Tigbasa, Brgy. Tigbanaba, Igbaras, Iloilo.

Abandoned NPA camp yields landmines, marijuana

Army troops from the 82nd Infantry Batallion (82IB) recovered three landmines, a bag of dried marijuana leaves, and many other paraphernalia from an abandoned New Peoples Army (NPA) camp in Sitio Tigbasa, Brgy. Tigbanaba, Igbaras, Iloilo last Saturday.


Acap: Poker room is okay but...

City Councilor Lyndon Acap believes Vanskaps & Management Group Inc, could operate a poker game here in Iloilo City as long as it complies with the existing ordinances.

P4.9M for sugar workers in Negros Occidental

A total of P4.9 million will be released for sugar workers affected by Tiempos Muertos in Negros Occidental by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Regional Office VI.

Out Kikay Kit, In DOLE Kabuhayan Starter KITS

Are you a displaced Overseas Filipino worker (OFW) or OFW returnee? Do you who wish to start your own livelihood undertaking? If yes, then the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) can help you.

Joint efforts of residents made Brgy. San Rafael win

The combined efforts of barangay officials and residents led to the victory of Barangay San Rafael, Mandurriao in the 2009 Clean and Green contest.


Gov. Tanco sees a probable severe power shortage

On September 15, 2009 at 10:00 AM, Governor Vic Tanco held a meeting with CAPELCO GM Edgar Diaz in his Provincial Capitol Office. With him were Dodoy Tanco, Federico Pastelero, consultant and his special assistant for Energy, Mike Corro.

IP festival blasts with dignifying activities

ROXAS CITY – Various interactive and participative activities for the Dungog: Indigenous People’s (IP) Festival on October 2 to 6 at the Villareal Stadium here were laid down by the festival organizers during a general preparatory meeting last September 17 to discuss the details and updates of the national event.

Rob-slay suspect claims he was mauled by victim’s family

ROXAS CITY – The suspect in the robbery and killing of a 64-year old businesswoman here recently claimed that he was mauled by his victim’s family inside the police station.


ACT-Negros opposes shortening of class hours

BACOLOD CITY — Bacolod Division School Supt. Dr. Milagros Gonzales is not comfortable with the proposal to shorten the class hours from 6 to 3 hours to answer the problem of “overcrowding” in some schools in Metro Manila.

90% of UNA mayors back Marañon for governor

BACOLOD CITY — Association of Chief Executives (ACE) President Mayor Manolet Escalante of Manapla confirmed reports that the standard bearer of United Negros Alliance (UNA) for 2010 elections is no less than Sagay City Mayor Freddie Marañon.


Environment-loving cops
Again, I’m leaving on a jet plane (2)
As seen on TV
At Your Service
Dr. Google and Cyberchondriacs
Bridging the gap
The railroad network in the Visayas (II)


Anything under the Sun:
Mother Rosario (7)

/ Atty Rex S. Salvilla

Untold story behind Roxas’ renouncement

/ Raphael Locario

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


The SOS Children’s Village-Iloilo Fun Run

The SOS Children’s Village-Iloilo Fun Run

For the first time, the SOS Children’s Village-Iloilo is initiating a fun run. Its main objective is to raise 2,000 friends who will support 3,320 children until the year 2016.

----------------------------------------A gathering of breastfeeding moms

A gathering of breastfeeding moms

There were mothers, babies and toddlers everywhere when SM City Iloilo celebrated the National Breastfeeding Month at its Event Center recently. The event was in cooperation with the Office of Councilor Julienne Baronda and the SM Committee on Breastfeeding, and supported by Vice Mayor Jed Mabilog.

----------------------------------------Westbridge grabs ISSDL 17-Under

Westbridge grabs ISSDL 17-Under

Westbridge Football Club won the Championship of the 1st Iloilo Schools Sports Development League (ISSDL) Football Festival last September 12, 2009 at the Westbridge School football field. St. Vincent Seminary settled for second place while Angelicum School grabbed the third place.

---------------------------------------- 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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