September 30, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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GSIS members getting impatient, call for Garcia’s ouster anew

Around thirty members of Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), both active and pensioners, gathered in front of the GSIS office in Iznart Street, Iloilo City yesterday to decry the agency’s lousy service and call for the ouster of its president Winston Garcia.

Raul Sr. dares Mabilog to make public SALN

Chief presidential legal counsel Raul Gonzalez Sr. challenged Vice Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog to make public his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN), and as well as his income tax return (ITR), after the latter declared his mayoralty bid in next year’s election.

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Retired and active government employees stage a rally in front of the GSIS Iloilo office in Iznart Street.

Retired and active government employees stage a rally in front of the GSIS Iloilo office in Iznart Street. (inset) City Councilor Armand Parcon also raises his complaint to GSIS regional manager Eleonor Gregorio.

Masskara kiosks to open tomorrow until Oct. 19

BACOLOD CITY — Masskara Festival Committee chairman Eli Francis Tajanlangit confirmed yesterday that they are now fully prepared for the opening of 30th Masskara Festival tomorrow October 1, 2009 with the opening of all Masskara kiosks at the Bacolod City Public Plaza which is the traditional masskara festival site.


Iloilo City receives ISA’s Institutionalized award

The Iloilo City Government received the Institutionalized Status award from the Institute of Solidarity in Asia (ISA) during the Public Governance Forum at the Mandarin Oriental Manila September 23-24.

IPPO turn-over rites tentatively set on Oct. 5

Changing of guards at the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) is expected to take place next week with Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz leaving the helm to Senior Supt. Renato Gumban, former chief of the region’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG).

Shipping group offers free shipment of relief goods for ‘Ondoy’ victims

The Philippine Inter-Island Shipowners Association (PIISA) has offered a free shipment of relief goods to flood victims in Metro Manila and Luzon provinces devastated by the recent tropical storm ‘Ondoy.”

Processing of returning OFWs’ papers now at POEA ROs

Returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), particularly, those who are on-leave will now have greater and more convenient access to the services of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) through its “Balik Manggagawa Program”.

PRO 6 gears up for annual inspection

A team from Internal Affairs Service in Camp Crame will visit Western Visayas this October to check the operational readiness of the region’s police force.


Politics is war without use of weapon, says Gen. Lastimoso

ROXAS CITY – “Politics is a war without the use of weapon and if we will allow any violence during the election, we will make a different landscape of election in Capiz,” former PNP Chief and retired Gen. Roberto “Bobby” Lastimoso said last Sunday.

Panitan mayor slams detractors

ROXAS CITY – Will the Liberal Party (LP) kick out Panitan Mayor Kit Belo? This question cropped up after Mr. Sauro Del Castillo accused the mayor of disloyal from the party.

Panay town excels in good governance

ROXAS CITY – Panay town under the leadership of Mayor Dante Bermejo has excelled in good governance in a recent evaluation conducted by evaluators composed of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), provincial government, private sectors, DepEd and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).


Sugar industry mobilize to respond to Typhoon Ondoy flood victims

The Confederation of Sugar Producers’ Associations, Inc. (CONFED) took to task their members nationwide to gather aid for the victims of Typhoon Ondoy in Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon.

SBM dares beneficiaries: Explain share in Basoc funds

BACOLOD CITY — After the filing of plunder case by Philippine Sports Commission against Bacolod Lone District Congressman Monico Puentevella, the Save Bacolod Movement (SBM) is challenging all individuals and business entities that received money from the Bacolod Sea Games Organizing Committee (Basoc) in 2005 to explain their share on the controversial P50.5 million funds.

Marikudo IPs celebrate family day; receive assistance

About 100 Indigenous Peoples (IPs) families living in Sitio Mariduko, Brgy. Camang-camang, Municipality of Isabela received goods from the Provincial Government and some sponsors during the IP family day


Faith and getting real
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)


Oratio Imperata; Let us also help



/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

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

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

Bull's Eye:


Anything under the Sun:
Mother Rosario (7)

/ Atty Rex S. Salvilla


Skinfood opens in Iloilo

Skinfood opens in Iloilo

Varied food ingredients have nutritious contents. When eaten, these vitamins and minerals are absorbed by the body, leading to a healthy life. It’s the same with skin. Our skin needs to be nourished, too.

----------------------------------------Healthy lifestyle by the Antique Medical Society

Healthy lifestyle by the Antique Medical Society

The Antique Medical Society in partnership with Gaisano Grand Mall of Antique conducted a Lecture Series on Healthy Lifestyle last September 19, 2009 at the Gaisano Grand Mall’s activity center.

----------------------------------------Mia Beatriz turns 2

Mia Beatriz turns 2

Your Twilighter drove over to the Dabao Family’s home at Gold Crest Village in Bacolod City to attend the 2nd birthday party afternoon treat to celebrate the birthday of Mia Beatriz Dabao as Papa Vince Dabao and Mam Cristina prepared for the party fun.

---------------------------------------- Lions Clubs Int’l District 301-B Convention

Lions Clubs Int’l District 301-B Convention

Lions Clubs International, one of the largest civic club organizations in the world, celebrated its 1st district convention for District 301-B Philippines and 1st cabinet meeting in Bacolod City recently.


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