October 6, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Sta. Barbara jeepney drivers oppose Pavia-Iloilo City route

Drivers of passenger jeepneys from Sta. Barbara, Iloilo opposed the creation of the Pavia-Iloilo City route as it will affect their income.

Trucks merely passing LGUs not covered by annual fixed tax

The Provincial Legal Officer of Aklan province confirmed that the annual fixed tax embodied in Provincial Tax Ordinance No. 2008-001 could only be imposed on truck, van and any other vehicle used by manufacturers, producers, wholesalers, dealers or retailers

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Scene of the crime operatives (Soco) find evidences that could lead to the identification of the suspects

Scene of the crime operatives (Soco) find evidences that could lead to the identification of the suspects who entered the Branch 9 of Municipal Circuit Trial Court in Cities (MCTC) located within the compound of the Chief Justice Ramon Avanceña Hall of Justice in Iloilo City. The suspects were able to take a computer unit and a fire extinguisher.

Iloilo City now Asia-Pacific’s leader of business excellence

The Iloilo City Government led by Mayor Jerry Treñas has been officially inducted to the 2009 Palladium Balanced Scorecard (BSC) Hall of Fame as one of the four leaders of business excellence during the Palladium Group’s Asia-Pacific (APAC) Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia October 5.


Comelec to hold public demo of counting machine Oct. 8

The precinct count optical scan (PCOS) of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will debut here via a public demonstration.

UPV alumna gets Japanese recognition

Dr. Ma. Junemie Hazel L. Lebata-Ramos, a BS Biology and MS Fisheries alumna of UP Visayas, has been chosen as one of the three winners of the Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (JIAYAR) for 2009.

Free computer tutorial to 1,500 OSYs and IS workers, says DOLE

Some 1,500 out-of-school youths (OSYs), informal sector (IS) workers and other disadvantaged groups, in Western Visayas are expected to become computer-literate under the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) new project called Kabataan ITO (Information Technology Opportunities).

Raul Sr. still pushing for redistricting of Iloilo City

For chief presidential legal counsel Raul Gonzalez Sr. the bid for the approval of the proposed bill reapportioning Iloilo City into two districts has not yet ended.


Villar-Binay to visit Capiz, too

ROXAS CITY – Senator Manny Villar, a presidential contender, and Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay, who is said to run for vice president, are scheduled to visit the province of Capiz on October 17, 2009.

Borja helps Capizeño flood victims in Manila

ROXAS CITY – A noted criminal lawyer based in Quezon City helped his “kasimanwas” who were among the flood victims during the typhoon Ondoy which devastated Metro Manila and many parts of Luzon last week.

DTI-Capiz sets quality, safe mandatory products expo

ROXAS CITY – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Provincial Office will mount the “Consumer Welfare, Product Quality and Safety Standards Expo from October 6 to 8 at the Gaisano City Mall’s Activity Center


Leader of farmer’s group shot dead in Toboso

BACOLOD CITY — A 39- year old leader of a farmer’s group affiliated with the National Federation of Sugarcarne Workers (NFSW) was gunned down last Sunday around 6 a.m. by three unidentified armed men inside their house in Purok Dalia, Barangay Bug-an, Municipality of Toboso, Negros Occidental.

Leonardia convenes price monitoring council

BACOLOD CITY — Mayor Evelio Leonardia will convene the Local Price Monitoring and Coordinating Council to discuss Proclamation No. 1898 from the Office of the President, declaring a State of National Calamity.


Prophet in politics
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


A date with chocolates

A date with chocolates

Tinapayan’s chocolate festival called “Sinful Desires” was launched before members of the Iloilo and Manila press. Enjoyed were hot and cold dishes, terrines as well as chocolate cakes, bars and breads and most of all, a fashion show of three models donning chocolate-based clothes.

----------------------------------------SM drumbeating competition goes 3 years

SM drumbeating competition goes 3 years

SM celebrates the MassKara Festival with a loud bang! Now on its 3rd year, the Sigaboom 2009 Drumbeating Competition continues to showcase the Pinoy’s genuine talent for percussive drum playing, and cShoreographed dance and costume merging ethnic and modern styles.

----------------------------------------Bago City First Water Sport Competition

Bago City First Water Sport Competition

Bago City held its first water sport competition in accordance to the part two celebration of the Feast of St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of the city recently. The celebration is a form of thanksgiving and aim to stress the unique beauty of Bago city.

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


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