October 20, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Woman gets life for less than a gram of shabu

For selling less than a gram of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu, a top drug personality was sentenced by the trial court to life imprisonment yesterday morning.

Bacolod honors distinguished citizens in ‘Banwahanon Awards’

BACOLOD CITY — Three distinguished Bacoleños were honored yesterday as “Banwahanon Awardees” during the 71st Founding Anniversary celebration of the city. Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, who was invited as Keynote Speaker,

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Uncollected garbage everywhere in Iloilo City

Uncollected garbage everywhere in Iloilo City has become a familiar sight since the implementation of the “no segregation, no collection” policy last week. Apparently, there a lot of city residents who just do not know how to follow the rules and regulations.

Farmers susceptible to leptospirosis, says DOH exec

Regional Epidemiologist Dr. Glen Alonsabe urged the farmers to wash their feet after they have toiled their rice paddies since they are susceptible to leptospirosis. They are considered as “high risk” individuals to catch the disease.


Remaining La Paz fugitive urged to surrender

Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) director Sr. Supt. Melvin Mongcal said the Philippine National Police is using its vast resources in their manhunt operation against Mark Anthony Cahandig, one of the two prisoners who recently bolted out of the lock-up cell of the La Paz Police Station.

Jamora vows full support to urban poor groups

Presidential Assistant Lorenzo “Larry” Jamora assured full support to the urban poor groups in Iloilo City who gathered for a two-day conference last week at the Residence Hotel.

BM Defensor man to beat in 3rd District 2010 congressional race

If elections are held today, Iloilo third district board member Atty. Arthur “Toto” Defensor, Jr. will be the sure landslide winner in the congressional race for the third district of Iloilo against his two opponents, lawyers Zafiro Lauron and Rene Villa.


Capiz dad urges disaster preparedness

ROXAS CITY — The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) on its regular session last Thursday has approved several resolutions for calamity preparedness in Capiz province and Roxas City.

DPWH lawyer justifies damage on newly concreted road

ROXAS CITY – Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) regional office law department said that there is nothing wrong with the re-blocking or repair of the newly concreted road since the private contractor shouldered all of its expenses.


Bacolod receives CROWN award

BACOLOD CITY — Mayor Evelio Leonardia received in behalf of Bacolod City the Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN) award from President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in ceremonies held yesterday at the Philippine International Convention Center.

Integrated Art Workshop culminating activity held

BACOLOD CITY — The Bacolod City Government under Mayor Evelio Leonardia through Department of Social Services and Development (DSSD) and the National Anti-Poverty Commission of Person with Disability Sector (NAPC-PWD) conducted a culmination activity on a three-day “Integrated Art Workshop” for youth with disability at the lobby of the New Government Center recently.

Complaint for Kabankalan City officials dismissed

A criminal complaint for violation of Section 3 of Republic Act. No. 3019 or otherwise known as the Anti-Graft & Corrupt Practices Acts against Kabankalan City officials which included City Mayor Pedro Zayco, Jr., City Engineer Rogelio Diaz, Joseph Macaroy, chairman, BAC; Erma Villanueva,


Integral development
As seen on TV
Large scale mendicancy
A date with Shakespeare
Two faces of a crime
Bridging the gap
Globalization and nationalism: Strange bedfellows (II)


Staying healthy amid the economic crisis

/ Kathy M. Villalon

Bababa ba? Bababa

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Surreal aftermath in Bayan Ko

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

Memoir of a Bukas-Kotse gang victim

/ Florence Hibionada

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



Primera Style Studio opens

Primera Style Studio opens

Primera Style Studio has finally opened. Featuring trendy styles, Primera Style Studio is home to five of Iloilo’s unique and sought-after designers like Jet Salcedo, John Montinola, Joal Montelibano, Ian Jorda and Ram Silva.

---------------------------------------- Voice for Peace

Voice for Peace

An impromptu speech competition “VOICE FOR PEACE” was conducted by the Rotary Club of Metro Roxas-Central at the MVW Restaurant in Roxas City. The contest was participated by public and private high school students, ages 14-18 years old, showcasing their talents in impromptu speech.

---------------------------------------- Maridel’s: Healthy Breads

Maridel’s: Healthy Breads

Eat the healthy way. This is the trend nowadays, but for a long time now, Maridel Padilla Uygongco had been giving Ilonggos their dose of healthy breads.


----------------------------------------The Buntatala Gathering

The Buntatala Gathering

It was a family day indeed when the day care students, their parents and guardians, relatives and siblings and the senior citizens of Buntatala gathered at the gym for a dose of fun, good food and gifts.


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