September 24, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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COA bares sound, unsound gov’t dealings in Guimaras

Good news.

The Province of Guimaras scored high on top two significant findings in the latest State audit made by government auditors here.

PGMA to launch 15,000th BnB in Cabatuan, Iloilo

Fresh from her trips to Turkey, United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is set to proceed in this province today, September 24, for the launching of the 15,000th Botika ng Barangay (BnB) in the country at Brgy. Tiring in the municipality of Cabatuan.

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Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) members swarm outside the Union Bank in Iznart Street, Iloilo City

Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) members swarm outside the Union Bank in Iznart Street, Iloilo City to check on their claims. GSIS members have long been complaining of the agency’s poor service but their complaints merely fell on deaf ears.

BMI probe on SuperFerry 9 tragedy reaches Iloilo

A team from the Board of Marine Inquiry (BMI) is here today for the continuing probe on the sinking of SuperFerry 9 off the Zamboanga Peninsula on September 6.


Province buys computers, etc. from ‘sari sari’ store as inventory fails on over P138M worth of assets

And now for the bad news.
Property, Plant and Equipment (PPE) account of the Guimaras Provincial Government has “doubtful” value of over P138 million. Primarily comprised of unreconciled records between the General Services Office (GSO) here and that of the Accounting Office, the Commission On Audit (COA) is calling for an “accurate inventory.”

Kababayan center to rise in Brgy. San Rafael

As a crime prevention measure, a Kababayan center or police outpost will be established soon in Barangay San Rafael, Mandurriao district. The Kababayan center would be located in the strategic portion of the barangay.

World Bank cites City Hall’s taxation system

Global funding agency World Bank (WB) cited Iloilo City Government’s successful performance in its computerized taxation system which generated significant improvement on its revenue collection.

No add’l fees for firearms amnesty – PRO 6

Other than the P1,000.00 for the “unregistered” firearms and P650.00 for those registered firearms but with expired licenses, no other fees will be collected from applicants of firearm amnesty.


PHAP sets conditions to gov’t to avert hike in hospital fees

ROXAS CITY – The Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines (PHAP) will not push through with the planned 10% increase in hospital charges if the government defers the imposition of Value Added Tax (VAT) on hospitals and extend the implementation of Cheaper Medicines Law which took effect on August 15.

Indigenous peoples’ concerns to be tackled in series of fora

ROXAS CITY–A series of fora or discussion meetings to tackle the problems or concerns hounding the indigenous peoples (IP) will be among the important features of the IP festival here on Oct. 2-6.


Army goes to inner barangays, asks rebels to come down

BACOLOD CITY — In an effort to give armed rebels in the province a chance to go in the way of peace, the 303rd Brigade is currently intensifying its efforts to reach out to inner barangays to offer the government’s development program.

Save Bacolod Movement launched

BACOLOD CITY – The Save Bacolod Movement (SBM) was launched yesterday with Mr. Romy Niere as head of the group. The movement is composed of a group of people from various sectors of society who have voluntarily bonded themselves to fight for and pursue the truth, justice and peace in the forthcoming elections.


Suffer for the truth
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)


Princess Amelia

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Bull's Eye:


Anything under the Sun:
Mother Rosario (7)

/ Atty Rex S. Salvilla

Untold story behind Roxas’ renouncement

/ Raphael Locario


Lex’s birthday bash

Lex’s birthday bash

Councilor Lex Tupas celebrates his birthday by holding a bash that benefits the youth. This year, he decided to spend it with children in two separate activities. First was a party among children held at Asilo de Molo.

----------------------------------------WVCST Alumni Artist Association holds exhibit

WVCST Alumni Artist Association holds exhibit

SM City Iloilo prepared special treats for lolos and lolas during the Grandparents Day celebration at SM City Iloilo. Giveaways form Del Monte, “Baile”, a social ballroom dancing contest in cooperation with HALIGI Foundation,

----------------------------------------Grandparents Day at SM City Iloilo

Grandparents Day at SM City Iloilo

Guimaras—-The Provincial Government through the initiative of Governor Felipe Hilan Nava turned-over the 20 units of garden swings to eight Community-Based Rural Tourism and four local government units of Guimaras: Nueva Valencia, Sibunag, Buenavista, Jordan.

---------------------------------------- Ilonggos: Vote for Sirko

Ilonggos: Vote for Sirko

“Sirko” is the lone Ilonggo entry in the Narrative Category of the Microcinema Festival, hosted by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP). This is a nationwide online film competition.


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