November 2, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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P8.5M lost to rice tungro infestation in Antique

SAN JOSE, Antique – Rice tungro infestation has damaged rice farms in 11 municipalities in the province of Antique in a scale last experienced in the year 1982.

City awaits Treñas’s big announcement

What will Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas announce tomorrow relative to his political plans?

Even the city government department heads and the mayor’s close allies do not have any idea as they also await the big announcement.

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Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) director Senior Supt. Melvin Mongcal presents to Mayor Jerry Treñas several unlicensed firearms

Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) director Senior Supt. Melvin Mongcal presents to Mayor Jerry Treñas several unlicensed firearms confiscated during their checkpoint operations all over the city.

DOLE deploys 500 nurse-trainees in 100 municipalities in WV

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), in partnership with the Department of Health (DOH) and the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC), deployed anew 500 nurse-trainees in identified municipalities in Western Visayas for the 2nd batch of the Nurses Assigned in Rural Service (NARS) Program.


Guimbal man arrested for marijuana

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Guimbal Police arrested a man for possession of 12 plastic sachets of marijuana midnight of Oct. 29, 2009.

DOLE helps ambulant vendors under Negosyo sa Kariton Project

Some 20 ambulant vendors and their families are expected to benefit from the P240,000 funds released recently by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 6 to its Accredited Co-partner (ACP), the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST), under the Negosyo sa Kariton or NegoKart Project.

La Paz jail escapee has surrender feelers

Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) director Sr. Supt. Melvin Mongcal said the manhunt on La Paz PNP lock up cell escapee Mark Anthony Cahandig continues despite the surrender feelers sent by his family.


Reopening of Caticlan airport pushed

BORACAY – Various stakeholders in Boracay led by business groups urged the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to reopen the Caticlan airport by December.

PhilHealth Maternity benefits increased to P6,500

PhilHealth members as well as their dependents, who are expecting to give birth this November, are now entitled to avail of the increased benefit for normal deliveries.


Sugar industry pushes for 20% tariff protection on Bio-ethanol

BACOLOD CITY — The sugar industry in Negros Occidental led by the Confederation of the Sugar Producers Association, Inc. (CONFED) is pushing for a 20% tariff protection on bio-ethanol.

Bacolod City Library ranks no. 1 in Western Visayas

BACOLOD CITY -- The Bacolod City Government received yet another award, this time for the City Library that topped the 2009 Search for Outstanding City Libraries in Western Visayas.

City inaugurates P3M road at Gardenville in Tangub

BACOLOD CITY — Mayor Evelio Leonardia led the blessing and inauguration Wednesday last week afternoon of the P3 million access road in Gardenville Subdivision at Barangay Tangub.


A saint in Hollywood?
Halloween / Undas thoughts
As seen on TV
Trip or treat?
Smiles, tears, and laughter of our lives
Eye Opener
Thompson Bible Seminar a resounding success
Two faces of a crime


Bull's Eye:
No exception please


‘The Firm’ saving last dance for Mar

/ Raphael Locario

Letter to the Editor:
Authorship of letter disclaimed

/ Kathy M. Villalon

ABC: Abortion and breast cancer

/ Kathy M. Villalon

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

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

Bababa ba? Bababa

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


A pearl of a gathering

A pearl of a gathering

The Iloilo City Integrated Lions Club is one sturdy club, indeed when it turned 30 this year. The Pearl anniversary was celebrated along with the induction of its new officers and members as well as that of the Panay Council of Lions Clubs.

----------------------------------------McKOI is now a Christian

McKOI is now a Christian

Baby Catterino “McKOI” Cabuga is now a Christian – as Pastor Joe Ascalon told the baby’s loving parents, Francis and Cathy Cabuga and the godparents of McKOI in a solemn ceremony held at the L’ Fisher Hotel during the MassKara day celebration.

---------------------------------------- The I-Serve Writers’ Summit

The I-Serve Writers’ Summit

I-Serve, a non-government and non-profit volunteer organization held a Writers Summit for College Students recently at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol Building. The invited lecturers were Ted Aldwin Ong (Opinions and Impact on the Society), me (Layouting)

----------------------------------------Edz Autencio: A Passion for Fashion

Edz Autencio: A Passion for Fashion

Fashion design is the applied art dedicated to clothing and lifestyle accessories created within the cultural and social influences of a specific time. The second Indigenous Fiber Fashion Fair held in SM City Iloilo on August 10-16, 2009 paid host to several booming fashion designers of this time.


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