October 5, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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‘Commando’ group planning to rob bank in Sara, says De la Paz

The four members of the notorious Commando Group who died in a shoot-out with operatives from the 608th Provincial Mobile Group were planning to stage a robbery hold-up in one of the banks in the town of Sara.

FilAms in Texas raise $5000 for typhoon Ondoy victims

The Offering of Filipinos and Friends for Emergency Relief (OFFER), a Filipino-American civic organization based in Houston, Texas, has initially donated $5,000 for typhoon Ondoy victims in Metro Manila.

Capiz celebrates rich culture of country’s indigenous people

ROXAS CITY – Thousands of spectators from all walks of life and coming from different parts of the country visited Villareal Stadium to witness the opening of Indigenous People’s (IP) Festival 2009 as well as the IP village last Friday.

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Various cultural communities from the different parts of the country showcased their rich culture during the parade

Various cultural communities from the different parts of the country showcased their rich culture during the parade prior to the opening of the Indigenous People’s Festival 2009 in Roxas City last Friday. (inset) Vinta, a traditional boat commonly found in Zamboanga, is on display at the swimming pool of the Villareal Stadium as part of the IP village showcasing the various indigenous houses and the way of life of the cultural communities.

‘Lady Councilor uses MIWD issues for her political gains’

The Board of Directors of Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) fired back at Iloilo City Councilor Julienne Baronda who delivered a privilege speech at the regular session of the Sangguniang Panglungsod recently calling them inept and inefficient.


De la Paz dares Gumban to match if not surpass his achievements

Outgoing Iloilo Police Provincial Director Sr. Supt. Ricardo de la Paz challenges Sr. Supt. Renato Gumban to equal if not to surpass his achievements while serving as the province’s top cop.

Payment of loans to sustain cooperatives underscored

Iloilo Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer II, Eberardo Erispe underscored the importance of prompt payment of loans to sustain cooperatives and in availment of future loans.

Hearing for Vanskaps locational clearance set on Wednesday

The Iloilo City Zoning Board of Appeals and Adjustment (ICZBAA) will conduct a hearing Wednesday (October 7) on the application of Vanskaps & Management Group for a locational clearance.

Lady Director aims for Green Workplaces in WV

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 6 is set to launch “Project Green Workplace Advocacy” aimed at promoting the transformation of workplaces into environmentally-friendly, resource efficient and socially responsible organizations to help address climate change and generate the so-called “Green Jobs.”


Ex-VM slam Bermejo for neglecting typhoon Frank victims

ROXAS CITY – Former vice mayor Allan Celino told City Mayor Vicente Bermejo to help first city residents, who were victims of typhoon Frank last year, before helping the flood victims in Manila.

Sen. Roxas’s ally hits back at Belo

ROXAS CITY – An ally of Sen. Mar Roxas hit back at Panitan mayor Kit Belo following the former’s statement against the mayor recently.


Bacolod bizmen urge counter-measures vs. rampant robbery cases

BACOLOD CITY — Bacolod Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BFCCCI) spokesman Ben Ortega recently asked the Bacolod City Police Office thru its Officer in Charge Senior Supt. Celestino Guarra to adopt an effective counter measures to prevent the proliferation of robbery cases in the city.

Traffic rerouting for Masskara festival

The Bacolod Traffic Authority Office announced the re-routing scheme in view of the ongoing MassKara Celebration. The re-routing plan started October 1 and will last until October 20. It will be enforced daily from 5 p.m. onwards.


Challenges popular piety poses
As seen on TV
Crimes against the Filipino pride
Bridging the gap
Nationalism and globalization: Strange bedfellows (I)
San Lorenzo fiesta a blast
Our cruelty to Mother Earth
Environment-loving cops


Iboto natin ‘Perlas ng Silangan’

/ Ka Noel Malicdem

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


Felicidad Sy Wellness Center of the Elderly

Felicidad Sy Wellness Center of the Elderly

Several years ago, Hans Sy told us that his father dreamt of something bigger than SM Mall of Asia. Since then, I wondered what could be bigger than that mall where SM is concerned. Then came the refurbishing and renovation of the Iloilo City Senior Citizens Center, now called the Felicidad Sy Wellness Center of the Elderly in Molo.

----------------------------------------CPU-KDC marks 1st anniversary

CPU-KDC marks 1st anniversary

The CPU Knowledge for Development Center marked its first year of strategic and targeted information sharing, dialogues, and partnerships for development in Western Visayas last Sept. 24 and 25, 2009.

----------------------------------------Masskara festival 2009 officially opens

Masskara festival 2009 officially opens

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia officially opened the MassKara Festival 2009 last night with a program at the Bacolod public plaza that was followed by fireworks and a concert sponsored by festival co-sponsor San Miguel Beer.

---------------------------------------- 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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