October 1, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Movement pushing Treñas to run for Congress gaining ground

“Nobody… Nobody… but Treñas for Congressman,” sang a group of persons wanting the incumbent city mayor, Jerry P. Treñas, to run for a congressional seat rather than for vice-mayor this coming May 2010 elections.

The song was patterned from the popular dance tune “Nobody but you” by the South Korean group Wonder Girls.

Tubungan enters NLA hall of fame

Wins Outstanding LGU on Literacy Award for 4th consecutive year

From a once indistinctive town, the municipality of Tubungan in the first congressional district of Iloilo is now the toast of the town at the National Literacy Awards (NLA) last September 30, 2009.

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A boy touches a colorful mask being sold in downtown Bacolod City.
John Javier

A boy touches a colorful mask being sold in downtown Bacolod City. This year’s MassKara Festival officially opens today and will culminate on October 18.

Farmers’ Coop Bank launched in Passi

A farmers’ cooperative bank was recently launched in Passi City, the first of its kind in the region. It is directly undertaken by the Mapili Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Multi – Purpose Cooperative (MARBEMCO) located in San Enrique, Iloilo


PF of government salaried physicians

Professional fees (PF) paid by PhilHealth for salaried physicians in government or private training hospitals are pooled for hospital personnel. It has been a policy that the services of the accredited medical practitioners are paid even though they are employed by the government.

P82M 4Ps cash aid benefits 16T WV families

Cash grants amounting to P82.2 million have been handed out to 16,910 household-beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in the provinces of Antique, Iloilo and Aklan in Western Visayas.

Gov. Perez lauds 1st Regional OTOP Congress

SAN JOSE, Antique – Antique Governor and Regional Development Council Chairperson Salvacion Z. Perez expressed her pride in the strides which her province and the whole region have taken in the OTOP Program.

UPV to host 2nd International Symposium on Vermi Technologies

The University of the Philippines Visayas will host the 2nd International Symposium on Vermi Technologies (ISVT 2009) at the UPV Auditorium and Graduate and Continuing Education Building, UP Visayas, Iloilo City campus on November 24-26, 2009.


Noynoy, Mar visit in Western Visayas reset Oct. 8-10

ROXAS CITY – The visit of Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and Sen. Mar Roxas in Western Visayas was reset to October 8-10 instead of the first week of this month due to the devastation caused by typhoon Ondoy in Manila and most parts of Luzon.

Roxas City to give aid to typhoon Ondoy victims in Manila

ROXAS CITY – The city government has alloted P500,000 as financial aid for the victims of typhoon Ondoy in Metro Manila and Luzon.

Capiz to host ASEAN Property Rights forum

ROXAS CITY – About 40 delegates from various member-nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will gather here for the experts meeting on the recognition and protection of ASEAN Communal Property Rights on October 3 to 6 this year.


SP probe on Leonardia administration’s huge expenses pushed

BACOLOD CITY — A taxpayer who got hold copies of the Annual Audit Report of the Commission on Audit (COA) for the years ending December 31, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 recently wrote a letter to Mayor Evelio Leonardia and copy furnished to the Sangguniang Panlungsod

Sugar planters, farm workers give add’l P.5M aid to typhoon victims

BACOLOD CITY — Heeding the call of sugar industry leaders, member planters and farm workers of the Confederation of Sugar Producers Negros-Panay chapter, mobilized their own resources and turned over P500,000 yesterday for victims of Typhoon Ondoy.


Narrow roads, big churches
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


Auntie Anne’s

Snack like you mean it at Auntie Anne’s

It is recommended that we consume at least three ounces of whole grain bread, cereal, crackers, rice or pasta daily in order to meet our daily needs for fiber. And for a fast dose of good-tasting and healthy fiber, there’s Auntie Anne’s, which opened at SM City Iloilo recently.

----------------------------------------Battle against children’s cancer

Battle against children’s cancer

In unity there is strength. With children’s cancer on the rise nowadays, the battle against this menace becomes more challenging for the individuals and organizations who advocate on extending or saving the lives of children.

----------------------------------------30th Masskara festival opens today

30th Masskara festival opens today

Today, Bacolod City will declare the 30th Masskara Festival officially open to celebrate 30 Years of Smiles. Simultaneous to this event will also be the opening of cultural presentations by the Department of Education

---------------------------------------- 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.


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