October 28, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Iloilo City redistricting ‘blocker’ firms up position

Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, who was accused by former Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez Sr. of sitting down on the proposed redistricting of Iloilo City, yesterday formally filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC)

Initiatives against child labor continue

Child labor is still a cause for concern in the Province of Iloilo. According to statistics gathered by the ABK2 Initiative of World Vision International, as of September 2009

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This drainage manhole in Iznart Street, Iloilo City

This drainage manhole in Iznart Street, Iloilo City has been left open for almost a week already posing danger to motorists and passersby alike especially at night.

3-man panel retracts earlier DOJ ruling

The three-man panel from the Department of Justice (DOJ) who reviewed the case of former Vice Mayor Ramon Rojas Jr. found probable cause to include Vicente “Etik” Espinosa in the complaint.


DOLE intensifies anti-child trafficking drive in Bora

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE ) 6 intensifies its efforts to protect the children in Boracay from trafficking and sexual abuse amidst reports of the presence of children at some bars and resorts especially at night showing themselves off to potential sex buyers.

Misamis Occidental gears up for mariculture after grouper spawning

Grouper broodstock in the Misamis Occidental successfully spawned after two months of conditioning, jumpstarting the development of the mariculture industry in the province.

7-9-7 duty shift of cops aims to deter crimes

Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 director Chief Superintendent Isagani R. Cuevas remains positive that his innovation of duty shift for police personnel will bring down the crime rates in the region.


Borja: ‘Erap still eligible to run for president’

ROXAS CITY – Contrary to the opinions of legal luminaries particularly those political foes of former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada, criminal lawyer Nelson Borja said that the former president is still eligible to run as president despite his conviction from plunder case and Constitutional limitation on the reelection of president.

Public info officers ink deed to save the environment

ROXAS CITY – With Malacañang’s call for the government and the people to work hand in hand to address climate change, the public information officers in Capiz have declared their support in the campaign on climate change.


DOE to check why gas price in Bacolod is higher

BACOLOD CITY — Investigation is underway on the observed higher gasoline prices in Bacolod City after a resolution authored by Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr. was submitted to the Department of Energy (DOE) for appropriate action.

Kabankalan hosts confab on WV sugar industry

Kabankalan City hosted recently the 20th Regional Conference on West Visayan History and Culture on the theme Prosperity, Fame and Adversity: The Many Faces of the Sugar Industry in Western Visayan.

Truck ban loosens up Cirumferential Road

BACOLOD CITY – The good effect of the truck ban along the Circumferential Road can already be felt even if it is only on its tenth day of implementation.


Novena for the dead
As seen on TV
Too much water, nothing to drink
To all Filipinos everywhere
Eye Opener
Thompson Bible Seminar a resounding success
Two faces of a crime


ABC: Abortion and breast cancer

/ Kathy M. Villalon

Goosebumps: I’m glad I fear. I realized that fear fuels us.

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

‘He who wins souls is wise’

/ Mike Corro

Bababa ba? Bababa

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


The SMB-FHM Electric MassKara Encounter

The SMB-FHM Electric MassKara Encounter

Yes, readers during the celebration last week of the Bacolod MassKara Festival, I trailed on the secret visit of FHM model Kissa Kurdi, the kissable charmer on the sexy ramps, for a few days’ stay in Bacolod.

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MassKara Streetdance

Bacolod City barangays are always supportive of the MassKara Festival that in this year’s celebration 23 barangays have participated in the street dancing competition. The street dance started at 3PM and lasted for almost six hours to complete the group presentations.

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Breadfruit: A solution to malnutrition

Breadfruit, locally known as K’olo, is a staple fruit across much of the South Pacific, spread by Polynesian people across the Southern Seas during their long sojourns. It can be found in Hawaii, Micronesia, and a variety of other places

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The masskara street dancing

The four-day Street dancing competition for the Masskara Festival kicked off Thursday, October 15 with 11 school participants. Artistic, colorful and wel- designed smiling masks and costumes parading and dancing along Araneta Street


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