October 15, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Law studes tapped in envi’l compliance audit drive

To ensure compliance with the environmental laws in the barangay level a group of lawyers advocating environmental protection has tied up with the three law schools in Iloilo City for the conduct of an Environmental Compliance Audit (ECA).

Color-coded trucks to ignore unsegregated wastes

The Iloilo City government starts today an intensified implementation of the “no waste segregation, no collection” policy.

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The garbage disposal area of Brgy. Fajardo in Jaro district, Iloilo City.

The garbage disposal area of Brgy. Fajardo in Jaro district, Iloilo City. It still remains to be seen if barangay residents will act on the call of the city government to segregate their wastes before disposal.

Ilonggos join observance of hand-washing day

A synchronized hand-washing day will be observed today (October 15) with major hospitals in Iloilo City joining this global observance.

Director Ariel I. Valencia of the Department of Health (DOH) Center for Development 6 disclosed that the activity is expected to help prevent the spread of A H1N1 and improving child survival.


Human rights violations in RP very serious, says UN official

Church and country leaders gathered at Bethel Temple Assemblies of God Church at Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City last week to discuss environmental changes and human rights violations. Rev. Lee McKenna duCharme, Program Director of World Peace Networks was the guest speaker.

Forum on good nutrition held in Iloilo City

The national nutrition council conducted Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 at the Sarabia Manor Hotel in Iloilo City, a media forum on the accelerated hunger-mitigation program (AHMP).

Passi farmers into jathropa planting

Farmers in 19 barangays of Passi City have found another alternative source of livelihood by planting jathropa in their once idle and unproductive cogonal lands.


Capiz pushes environmental efforts to mitigate climate change effects

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Governor Victor Tanco remains firm in his commitment against large scale mining in the province.

Capiceños avail of gun amnesty

ROXAS CITY – At least 419 guns in the province were applied for amnesty by their owners to avoid future problems with the law.

Villar, Binay cancel sorties in Capiz

ROXAS CITY – The separate sorties of presidential aspirant Manny Villar and Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay in Sapian, Capiz on October 17 has been canceled, however, Villar’s family reunion with relatives in Ivisan, Capiz will push through.


‘Economic activity improves during MassKara Festival’

BACOLOD CITY — Councilor Homer Bais said that he has seen the improvement of the economic activity in Bacolod City with the holding of the 30th MassKara festival and Charter Day celebrations where more tourists are coming in to the city to enjoy the festivities.

NOPSSCEA center groundbreaking ceremony held

BACOLOS CITY — Gov. Isidro P. Zayco and NOPSSCEA President Msgr. Noli Que led the groundbreaking ceremony of the Proposed NOPSSCEA (Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural and Educational Association) Activity Center at the Panaad Park in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City, yesterday.


Saints as suicide bombers
Two faces of a crime
As seen on TV
Footing the disaster tab
Honesty: a lonely word
Bridging the gap
Globalization and nationalism: Strange bedfellows (II)


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



The gift of gab at CPU

The gift of gab at CPU

There are so many Centralians who are gifted with a prowess for words. This was evident during the oration, declamation and extemporaneous competition in English and Filipino, held in line with the Central Philippine University’s foundation day celebration.

----------------------------------------The National Food Showdown Challenge

The National Food Showdown Challenge

Joining the National Food Showdown Challenge’s “Chef Wars” and winning second place brought great honor to the team of Ramlo Villaluna, Troy Cachero and Vincent Uy and to the Ilonggos as well.

----------------------------------------The streetdancing trophies design

The streetdancing trophies design

Festive, colorful and rustic. That is how Raymond Legaspi designed the trophies were designed for the winners of this year’s MassKara Festival streetdancing competitions that begin Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009

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


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