October 13, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Barangay folks endorse operation of poker room at Boardwalk

Poker room finally got its approval to operate in the city with the favorable endorsement from the barangay council of Brgy. San Rafael, Mandurriao district. San Rafael Barangay Captain Azucena Tabuyoc confirmed the barangay council has passed a resolution favorably endorsing the proposaly.

PCG rescues 19 Taiwanese, Chinese in Boracay

BORACAY ISLAND — Nineteen Chinese and Taiwanese tourists were rescued by the operatives of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) near the Crystal Cove in southeastern part of this resort island Sunday.

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The balangay “Diwata ng Lahi” docks at the Holcim terminal dock area in Lapuz Norte, La Paz, Iloilo City.

The balangay “Diwata ng Lahi” docks at the Holcim terminal dock area in Lapuz Norte, La Paz, Iloilo City. The Voyage of Balangay project sailed to Iloilo City October 11-13 with the team of navigators, composed of the members of the successful first Philippine Mt. Everest Expedition, doing a courtesy call at the City Mayor’s Office yesterday. City Councilor Armand Parcon (4th from left) welcomed the group in behalf of Mayor Jerry Treñas.

Guimaras to host Sining Pambansa 2010

Preservation and development of culture and arts is one of the thrusts of the Provincial Government of Guimaras. In addition, the Province continuously aims to develop and promote Filipino cultural and artistic traditions through diverse culture and arts programs.


COPRE ’09 to focus on Climate Change

The College Press Conference (COPRE) and Awards ’09, spearheaded by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) 6 will focus on Climate Change mitigation and adaptation themes for its various events.

Bolilao residents start moving to relocation site

Residents living along the Bolilao Creek in Mandurriao district have learned to appreciate the offer of the city government for a relocation site at the San Isidro, Jaro as 25 families already transferred to the site.

20th Nutrition Congress to highlight Media Forum, Recognition of Green Banner Awardees

The 20th Nutrition Congress slated October 14 will highlight a Media Forum on the status of the Accelerated Hunger Miti gation Program (AHMP) and the awarding of outstanding Local government units in nutrition program for 2009.


Can Capiz be spared from the looming power shortage?

Aware of the NAPOCOR–CAPELCO contract expiration on December 25, 2009, Governor Vic Tanco called for a meeting with CAPELCO GM Edgar Diaz in his office on September 15, 2009. He discussed the matter with him and Diaz admitted that CAPELCO has no definite source of power yet.

Roxas’s trusted man eyed to oppose Bermejo in mayoral race

ROXAS CITY – 1St District Cong. Antonio Del Rosario said that Emmanuel “Tawi” Billones, Sen. Mar Roxas’s trusted man, is being eyed by the Liberal Party (LP) to oppose City Mayor Vicente Bermejo in the mayoralty race comes 2010 election.


Fil-Chinese business group turns over classrooms

BACOLOD CITY — Mayor Evelio Leonardia expressed the city government’s utmost gratitude to the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FFCCCI) which recently donated a one-classroom building to each of four public schools in Bacolod.

PGMA set to visit Negros on Oct. 20

BACOLOD CITY — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo may visit Negros Occidental particularly the 5th District tentatively on October 20, 2009 as disclosed by Rep. Ignacio T. Arroyo, 5th District of Negros Occidental.


The logic of gift
As seen on TV
Bridging the gap
Globalization and nationalism: Strange bedfellows (II)
Honesty: a lonely word
Environment-loving cops


Thy will be done

/ Kathy M. Villalon

Charity and fractions

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

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


The hotel-like Cosmopolitan-Somo Memorial Homes

The hotel-like Cosmopolitan-Somo Memorial Homes

Every one who has visited the Cosmopolitan-Somo Memorial Chapel in Delgado Street, Iloilo will definitely say that it’s like a hotel. In fact, one media colleague, during the press launching there, said that it’s a great place to hang out.

----------------------------------------Dungog: Indigenous Peoples Festival 2009

Dungog: Indigenous Peoples Festival 2009

The Province of Capiz was host to the Indigenous Peoples Festival 2009 held in Roxas City last Oct. 2-6, 2009. The hosting of the event was in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts-Subcommission on Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts.

----------------------------------------Tinapayan’s Sinful Desires this week

Tinapayan’s Sinful Desires this week

This October, Tinapayan continue to fulfill everyone’s sweet tooth fantasies…  Buy anything at Tinapayan and get a free dip of your favorite Tinapayan stick bread into the Grand 1.2 meters high Chocolate Fountain.

---------------------------------------- Arte en Madera

Arte en Madera: The woodcrafts of Tim Jumayao

Timoteo J. Jumayao, 75, is a Fine Arts graduate of the University of Sto. Tomas. Tim, as he is popularly called, is a resident of Pavia Iloilo and is married to Jovita Sacramento with whom he has two children, namely Michelle Marie and Timoteo III.


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