October 14, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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3 ‘basag kotse’ cases occur in city within 24 hours

Leaving your valuables inside your car is no longer safe. Yesterday in just a span of 24 hours three separate “basag kotse” cases happened in Iloilo City.

First Gen Energy Solutions, Iloilo power coop ink MOA

Iloilo consumers will soon enjoy competitive power rates while at the same time helping preserve Panay’s fragile eco-system in the midst of threats associated with climate change. Lawyer Salvador P. Cabaluna III, board president of Iloilo Electric Cooperative 1 (Ileco 1), said that officials of the cooperative are aware of the need to achieve the twin goals of keeping competitive electricity rates and protecting Panay’s environment.

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82IB Bantay-Laya troopers display recovered laminated sacks with Communist Terrorist Propaganda

82IB Bantay-Laya troopers display recovered laminated sacks with Communist Terrorist Propaganda messages inviting children to “Join the NPA” used as temporary shelter tents by the Napoleon Tumagtang Command from a hastily abandoned camp in Brgy Onop, Miag-ao.

82IB troopers overrun NPA camp in Miagao

Government troops from the 82nd Infatry Batallion’s Scout Platoon encountered 12 New People’s Army (NPA) rebels led by Rodel Muro a.k.a. Randy of the Napoleon Tumagtang Command of the NPA’s Southern Front Committee in a temporary encampment at Sito Anilawan, Brgy Onop, Miag-ao, Iloilo around 10 a.m. yesterday.


PGMA to inaugurate bridges in Negros Occ.

Her Excellency Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is scheduled this coming October to inaugurate two bridges in Negros Occidental—Binalbagan (Bagacay) Bridge in Hinigaran and Guintubhan (Bagroy) Bridge in Binalbagan.

Iloilo City launches Dinagyang 2010 

Dinagyang Festival, Iloilo City’s premier tourism, religious and cultural celebration will heat up the center stage starting Friday October 16 for its local launching at the Freedom Grandstand.

Ocampo dares Noynoy to substantiate reform agenda

As chairperson of the Makabayan Coalition, Bayan Muna Representative Satur Ocampo said he welcomes Sen. Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino Jr.’s declaration of preparedness and willingness to run for the presidency in 2010, however, he also challenged him to substantiate his statement that he will push for and carry a reform agenda as his platform of governance;

DA-RCPC launches Biological Control Satellite lab

The Department of Agriculture, Regional Crop Protection Center (DA-RCPC) launched the first biological control satellite laboratory in Panay at the Iloilo State College of Fisheries (ISCOF) San Enrique Campus.

Balangay sailing, another pride for the Filipinos

Purely made of wood and indigenous materials from Tawi-tawi and made by the Badjao people, a typical boat of the country called balangay are now sailing around the country and soon to other parts of the world to set another world record.


Court junks murder case vs. Beup, Morales on Art Cruz’s death

ROXAS CITY – The City Prosecution Office here has dismissed the murder case against Sta. Barbara Administrator Glendofer “Glenn” Beup and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 1st Engineering District Engr. Ethel Morales who were accused in connection with the killing of Mr. Art Cruz, political coordinator of 1st District Cong. Antonio del Rosario.

Rep. Del Rosario awards scholarship grants to 142 students

ROXAS CITY – Some 142 poor but deserving students were awarded by 1st District Cong. Antonio del Rosario with scholarship grants and turned over the check in the amount of P500,000 for the tuition fees and allowance last Saturday afternoon at Espacio Verde Resort, Dayao here.


Ipanema drum dance

BACOLOD CITY — An exciting drum dance entitled “Ipanema Drum Dance” similar to the conga line being celebrated in Brazil during merry-makings will be held for the first time in Bacolod City as another highlight during the Electric MassKara on October 17, 2009, Saturday, starting at 9:30 p.m. at Lacson street.

‘Tahanang Walang Hagdan’ calls for help

BACOLOD CITY — “Tahanang Walang Hagdan,”(TWH) was badly hit by typhoon “Ondoy” recently leaving more than a P5 million damage and is appealing to kind hearted Bacoleños for donations for its rehabilitation..

‘Moral Erosion hits families, youth need to be guided’

BACOLOD CITY — Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno takes the lead in an effort to work on the moral recovery of the Filipinos.


Alone but never lonely
As seen on TV
Footing the disaster tab
Bridging the gap
Globalization and nationalism: Strange bedfellows (II)
Honesty: a lonely word
Environment-loving cops


Memoir of a Bukas-Kotse gang victim

/ Florence Hibionada

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



Power lunch at Bluejay Coffee and Deli

Power lunch at Bluejay Coffee and Deli

For executives who are in a tight schedule yet need a filling lunch to help them get through the day, Bluejay Coffee and Deli’s Power Lunch is a good choice. I and some media colleagues tried out the much-talked-about Power Lunch of Bluejay’s at Amigo Plaza Mall.

----------------------------------------And the cars zooomed and sounded

And the cars zooomed and sounded

Bacolod City was the venue of the recent car audio competition under the auspices of the European Mobile Media Association (EMMA) held at the Lopue’s Mandalagan Car Park. Hundreds of car lovers and auto addicts watched the competition.

----------------------------------------Seniors Masskara Night

Seniors Masskara Night

It was such a sight to behold as the elderly performed at the BAYS Center in line with the celebration of the Senior Citizens Week last Monday. This was part of the MassKara Festival. The seniors regaled the crowd with their playful moves and humor.

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


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