October 2, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Defensor-Garin tandem for Iloilo’s top posts in 2010 polls declared

It’s official—Third District Rep. Arthur Defensor and First District Board Member Richard Garin will run for governor and vice governor, respectively, in the May 2010 elections.

Bacolod’s airport manager relieved from post

BACOLOD CITY — The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has issued a memorandum order relieving Bacolod-Silay Airport Manager Antonio Alfonso from his post effective yesterday, October 1, pending the investigation on the missing terminal fee collections of P240,000.

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Third District Rep. Arthur Defensor Sr. and First District Board Member Richard Garin

Third District Rep. Arthur Defensor Sr. and First District Board Member Richard Garin beam before a crowd of mayors and “distinguished leaders” of the province before the start of the press conference. (inset) The mayors from the third district’s eight towns were in perfect attendance yesterday, from left, Alex Centena (Calinog), Ramon Yee (Cabatuan), Rey Grabato (Mina), Ben Margarico (Janiuay), Reynor Gonzales (Lambunao), Matt Palabrica (Bingawan), Mariano Malones Jr. (Maasin) and Pablo Perez (Pototan). Not in photo but also present is Mayor Suzette Mamon of Badiangan.

Cops face blank wall on identities of culprits

Supt. Eugenio Espejo, deputy chief of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO), yesterday confirmed that one of the two persons found dead along the coastal road recently was a suspect in three sensational crimes in the city.


Foundation’s request for exemption sparks SP ‘squabble’

The committee on ways and means of the Sangguniang Panglungsod has yet to decide on whether to grant or deny the request of the Graciano Lopez Jaena Foundation for an exemption in amusement tax.

Suspects in slay of ex-town mayor arrested

Operatives from the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) recently arrested two of the province’s most wanted persons and suspects in the murder of former San Joaquin, Iloilo mayor Jesus Sibya.

Teacher’s board exam to push through Oct. 4

The Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) will push through on Sunday, October 4, 2009.


Capiz info officers to participate in climate change briefing

ROXAS CITY – About 40 information officers from the national government agencies, government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCC) and local government units in Capiz are expected to participate in the briefing on global warming and climate change here.

IP Festival 2009 opening salvo today

ROXAS CITY – The Dungog Indigenous People’s Festival 2009 will take off today with a welcome ceremony and interactions among the public officials from both the first and second districts of Capiz.

Kin of slain wife, daughter to rap husband

MAMBUSAO, Capiz – The family of the mother and daughter killed by a mentally-ill husband recently is determined to file against the suspect before the provincial prosecutor in Roxas City Hall of Justice.


Capitol honors 2009 awardees for service excellence

In an effort to promote a high level of morale and integrity in public service, the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental honored this year’s provincial awardees and nominees for service excellence as it marks the 3rd staging of the Provincial Awards for Service Excellence (PASE) in an awarding ceremony at the Capitol Social Hall Tuesday.

Dad leads consultative forum on crime solution

BACOLOD CITY — Sangguniang Panlungsod Member Al Victor Espino, chair of the Committee on Police, Security and Jail Management, will conduct today a consultative forum with various stakeholders on measures to address successive hold-ups and other crimes in order to protect business institutions in Bacolod City.

UNA invites Amb. Cojuangco in convention

BACOLOD CITY — No less than Ambassador Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco is invited in the convention of United Negros Alliance (UNA) on October 10, 2009.


San Lorenzo fiesta a blast
As seen on TV
Mascot of Disaster
Bridging the gap
Nationalism and globalization: Strange bedfellows (I)
Narrow roads, big churches
Our cruelty to Mother Earth
Environment-loving cops


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


Starstruck V hopefuls

Starstruck V hopefuls

Hoping to make it to the Starstruck V competition, thousands of Ilonggos flocked to SM City Iloilo when GMA Network held the regional auditions last Sept. 12 and 13, 2009. It was quite entertaining to see teens getting their minutes of fame through dancing, acting and singing.

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Italian Pleasure at Amalfi Cucina Italiana

Come to Amalfi Cucina Italiana for a great Italian dining pleasure. Amalfi will enthrall you with every bite of authentic Italian cuisine in a setting that is both comforting and elegant. Nestled in the far-end of the posh Avenue Complex, everything at Amalfi will impress you.

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Campus Fashionista’s 3rd Monthly Finals

The third and the last monthly finals of Campus Fashionista Model Search 2009 was held at the Fountain Area of Robinsons Place Iloilo last September 5, 2009. There were 20 contestants — 10 males and 10 females — who joined.

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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.


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