October 21, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Hospital execs knock ‘unreliable’ equipment acquired by Capitol

The provincial government of Iloilo recently acquired multi-million medical equipment for two district hospitals in the province but was returned by recipient hospitals for being unreliable, unusable and producing erroneous results.

Cops verify link of drug suspects in ‘basag kotse’ operation

Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) Director Sr. Supt. Melvin Mongcal said they are verifying the possible involvement of drug suspects in the Basag Kotse operation after arresting two persons involved in illegal drugs who had hammer, towel and carton in their possession.

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Fab four crossing the road? Nah, they are ambulant vendors of fish, crabs, and shrimp

Fab four crossing the road? Nah, they are ambulant vendors of fish, crabs, and shrimp scouring the streets of downtown Iloilo City for buyers.

Deployment of auxiliary police starts today

Armed with a nightstick, tear gas and handcuffs, the 100 police auxiliaries hired by the Iloilo city government start their tour of duty today after completing a one-month training. They will serve as force multiplier to the current police force of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO). ICPO director Sr. Supt. Melvin Mongcal said the police auxiliaries will be deployed among the six districts in the city. They will be distributed depending on the area and number of population of each district.


DTI-Iloilo slates activities for Consumer Welfare Month

Presidential Proclamation No. 1098 declaring the month of October of every year as Consumer Welfare Month has been observed since 1997 with the joint efforts of government agencies, such as the Department of Trade and Industry,

Passi optimistic re planned development

Passi City Mayor Elyzer Chavez expressed optimism for the realization of the development endeavors that Passi City still need to uplift the lives of its people with the continued support of the national government.

DOLE addresses issues on jobs, skills mismatch

The perennial problem on jobs and skills mismatch in the country will soon be addressed with the recent launching of Project Jobs Fit: the DOLE 2020 Vision.


Del Rosario defends Sen. Roxas from critics

ROXAS CITY – First District Rep. Antonio del Rosario defended Sen. Mar Roxas from critics claiming that the latter has neglected the province of Capiz. Del Rosario said these critics are just pretending to be blind as they have also benefited from the projects implemented by the senator.

Rotarians host career forum

ROXAS CITY – A career forum has been set by the Rotary Club of Roxas in the major secondary schools here as part of its observance of vocation month this October.


Puentevella belies Basoc fund misuse anew

BACOLOD CITY — Bacolod Lone District Representative Monico Puenevella recently dismissed as outright lies the recent allegation hurled by the Save Bacolod Movement (SBM), an organization led by Romy Niere, that the then Bacolod SEA Games Organizing Committee (Basoc) received P60.5 million from the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).

Sen. Zubiri checks on projects in Negros Occ.

BACOLOD CITY — Senate Majority Floor Leader Juan Miguel “Migs” Zubiri visited the Province of Negros Occidental last week, to check on his projects being implemented in different local government units in line with his “One Town, One Project” Program.


Eye Opener
Thompson Bible Seminar a resounding success
As seen on TV
Daring as daring can be
Integral development
A date with Shakespeare
Two faces of a crime


Statement of the Iloilo chapter of the NUJP on the incident involving photojournalist Tara Yap

/ Executive Committee, NUJP-Iloilo October 20, 2009

Staying healthy amid the economic crisis

/ Kathy M. Villalon

Bababa ba? Bababa

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


A youthful take on the Iloilo River

A youthful take on the Iloilo River

How do you instill on the minds of the students the value of the environment? Through activities that heighten their awareness on such. One of these is the poster-slogan painting and essay writing contest organized by the Iloilo City

---------------------------------------- Asyana....it’s what’s new in Negros!

Asyana....it’s what’s new in Negros!

It was a tour of Asia, except that you didn’t leave the city. The attire said, “Come in Asian attire”, and that’s what the guests wore when they walked inside the lavish Plantazzione Verdana Homes’ clubhouse, one of Ayala Land Inc.’s development in Talisay City, Negros Occidental.

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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.

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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.


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