October 8, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Environmental groups intensify anti-mining drive

Multi-sectoral groups on Panay and Guimaras islands vowed to muster their forces to put a stop to mining activities and to prevent the approval of pending mining applications on the various parts of Panay and Guimaras.

Rising water level alarms residents in low-lying barangays

After typhoon Frank devastated Iloilo City last year, both the City Disaster Management Team (CDMT) and residents in low-lying barangays in the districts of Jaro and La Paz have indeed improved.

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A man brings his two young children while selling masks

A man brings his two young children while selling masks to passers-by in downtown Bacolod City which is celebrating its widely popular MassKara Festival 2009.

Treñas: Iloilo City ready for more investments

More investors are expected to set their eyes on Iloilo City as the next investment destination following the metropolis’ citation as Asia-Pacific’s leader of business excellence.


58 rebel returnees from WV avail of complete SIP package

A total of 58 rebel returnees from Western Visayas are now enjoying privileges granted them under the Social Integration Program (SIP) after they decided to give up the arm struggle and return to the fold of the law.

Yap: No rice shortage yet

Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap claimed on Wednesday that the damage wrought by two storms that hit the country in the last two weeks has not affected the National Food Authority’s (NFA) rice stock for this year.

Panitan’s Pagpasidungog 2009

Professionals and ordinary people who contributed fame and honor to the municipality of Panitan, Capiz were honored last August 2009 during the town’s annual celebration. Of the 16 towns in Capiz, Panitan, is probably the unique town in the country that had produced many distinguished personalities.


Roxas City’s ‘Sulong-tulong’ aid for Manila flood victims take off Oct. 14

ROXAS CITY –The city government under the leadership of Mayor Vicente Bermejo is scheduled to turn over a truck of relief goods and the amount of P500,000 as aid for the typhoon Ondoy victims on October 14, 2009.

Capiz bizmen comply price control

ROXAS CITY – All retailers and business firms in Capiz comply with the price control of basic commodities, says the Department of Trade and Industry.

Professionalizing BPAT is impossible, says Liga prexy

ROXAS CITY – City Liga President Wilson Acervo said here recently that the move of the national government to professionalize the Barangay Peace Keeping Action Team (BPAT) is impossible.


OWWA, POEA assure Bacolod of their support to OFWs

BACOLOD CITY — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) have both assured the Bacolod City government of its commitment to help returning OFWs affected by the economic global downturn.

Prov’l vet holds first Paravet assembly

BACOLOD CITY — The Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) led by Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Renante J. Decena held the First Paravet District Assembly at San Carlos City Auditorium, San Carlos City on Friday, October 2, 2009.

Provincial Local Price Coordinating Council holds meeting

BACOLOD CITY — Acting Gov. Emilio Yulo III, Chairman of the Provincial Local Price Coordinating Council (PLPCC), convened the council members of the PLPCC to monitor the prices of basic and prime commodities in the province.


Pundit vs. prophet
As seen on TV
A calamitous state of calamity
Bridging the gap
Nationalism and globalization: Strange bedfellows (I)
San Lorenzo fiesta a blast
Our cruelty to Mother Earth
Environment-loving cops


Two typhoons, an earthquake and a tsunami

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

Bull's Eye:
Atty. Rene Villa’s media blitz


Iboto natin ‘Perlas ng Silangan’

/ Ka Noel Malicdem

Oratio Imperata; Let us also help



/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


The Iloilo Bamboo Market Fair

The Iloilo Bamboo Market Fair

The Iloilo Bamboo Market Week, spearheaded by the Department of Trade and Industry for six years now, has formally opened last Oct. 5, 2009 in SM City Iloilo. It highlights the bamboo, a tall grass that is very important for several reasons.

----------------------------------------Tourism cycling fun ride a success

Tourism cycling fun ride a success

More than 350 fun riders from 28 biking clubs participated in the First Tourism Cycling Fun Ride organized by the Provincial Tourism Office in partnership with Med Trek, Armands Bike Solution in cooperation

---------------------------------------- Bourbon Street 2009

Bourbon Street 2009

An American inspired bistro with a little bit of Italian on the side. This is probably the best way to describe Bourbon Street Grill and Bar. For over two years now, Bourbon Street has been one of the metro’s best loved restaurants.

----------------------------------------FHM models visit Bacolod

FHM models visit Bacolod

Bacolod City greeted the FHM Models who visited Bacolod City last weekend. They were here for an invitation so Businessmen Ariston Minez Jr of Standard Insurance and Iko Continente of Ford Negros.


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