September 28, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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BMI keeps mum on SuperFerry 9 probe

After conducting a two-day inquiry here, the team from the Board of Marine Inquiry (BMI) refused to give their initial assessment on the accounts made by Ilonggo survivors relative to the sinking of SuperFerry 9 early this month.

Strong winds cause power interruption

Iloilo City suffered from long hours of brownout over the weekend after several feeder lines of the Panay Electric Company Inc. (PECO) got affected by strong winds brought by typhoon Ondoy.

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A man gathers recyclables which they have collected from the Calajunan dumpsite in Mandurriao, Iloilo City

A man gathers recyclables which they have collected from the Calajunan dumpsite in Mandurriao, Iloilo City despite inclement weather over the weekend.

Thousands avail of PCSOs medical, dental, feeding in WV

Chief lottery operations officer Jeanette T. Oberio of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in Region 6 said that around 82,513 persons have availed of the medical and dental services extended by the PCSO in line with their “100% in One Day” project.


Group slates race to save Visayan Warty Pig

SIBALOM, Antique – The Sangguniang Kabataan of Salvacion – in partnership with the Barangay Council of Salvacion and Agaton R. Grasparil III – will conduct a run named “Dalaganay para sa Pag-amlig kang Baboy Talunon 2010” in the morning of February 5, 2010, starting at 7:00 a.m.

BL volunteers bat for constructive approach vs. faulty road construction

Bantay Lansangan (BL) volunteers in Iloilo said what makes monitoring on quality of roads relatively successful is the constructive and positive approach they use, during a press conference and the first ever Roadshow here.

21-year olds urged to enroll at PhilHealth

If you are 21 years old and unexpectedly gets hospitalized, you cannot avail of PhilHealth benefits because perhaps you are neither a member nor can be covered under your parents’ PhilHealth.


It’s all systems go for IP festival

ROXAS CITY – Various interactive and participative activities for the Dungog: Indigenous Peoples (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 Sept. 17.

Mentally ill man kills wife, daughter

MAMBUSAO, Capiz – Another mentally ill man killed his wife and daughter and later committed suicide but did not die last Thursday, September 24,in Sitio Malogo, Brgy. Batiano, this town.


Golez, Leonardia distribute 500 TESDA scholarships

Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Undersecretary Anthony Golez distributed recently some 500 certificates of scholarship given by Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to deserving students.

DTI chief tackles CLEEP at info officers meeting

BACOLOD CITY — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Provincial Director Rebecca Rascon is set to discuss the accomplishments of the agency on the Comprehensive Livelihood Emergency Employment Program (CLEEP) during the meeting of Public Information Officers Tuesday, September 29.


Basic justice
As seen on TV
My date with disaster
Again, I’m leaving on a jet plane (3)
A billion deaths
Environment-loving cops
Bridging the gap
The railroad network in the Visayas (II)


‘Rizal Is My President’: The play as positive propaganda

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

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


Gov. Joel Reyes

Coron, Northern Palawan: The future of Philippine Tourism

Taking inspiration and great confidence in this memorable line from a Kevin Costner movie, Palawan Governor Joel Reyes is building his own “Field of Dreams” – a 40- hectare reclamation site on the shores of Coron town, one of 23 towns in Palawan.

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Hillside bar and resto holds soft opening

The Capiceños will now have a new place to go to for dining, drinks, and get-together with the recent opening of the HILLSIDE BAR AND RESTO along Malag-it Road, Pontevedra, Capiz. As its name suggests, the place is set in the down slope of a hill amidst coconut trees, various other trees and greenery.

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Charmy Joy Ga: The ‘Recycle Runway’ Princess

In line with the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology’s 104 Foundation Day celebration, the students of the Fashion and Apparel Technology held a fashion show-cum-contest entitled “Recycle Runway” recently.

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Masskara Queen 10 finalists named

The 10 finalists who will compete in this year’s Masskara Queen pageant have been chosen after a series of screenings with ABS-CBN, the production outfit for this year’s beauty contest. More than 50 ladies underwent the screenings held since Sept. 15, 2009

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Exhibit by the WVCST Alumni Artist Guild

The Western Visayas College of Science and Technology Alumni Artist Guild (WVCSTAAG) held an exhibit in the said school in relation to the homecoming event of the said school recently.



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