November 4, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Treñas breaks ties with Gonzalezes, to run for congressman

City Mayor Jerry Treñas finally broke his ties with Presidential Legal Counsel Raul Gonzalez Sr. as he declared his plan to run as congressman in the lone district of Iloilo City against incumbent Representative Raul Gonzalez Jr. in next year’s election.

Jamora open to having Treñas in their group

Presidential Assistant on Water Undersecretary Larry Jamora was surprised of the declaration made by Mayor Jerry Treñas yesterday that he will be running for congressman in next year’s election.

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Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas declares running for congressman in next year’s election at the Treñas law office.

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas declares running for congressman in next year’s election at the Treñas law office. He was accompanied by his wife Rosalie, their five children and other family members.

Brgy. 19 to be placed under ‘state of calamity’

BACOLOD CITY — Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City is scheduled to approve today the request of Mayor Evelio Leonardia to declare under the state of calamity the whole area of Brgy. 19 after a huge conflagration happened early morning last Monday which killed 17 people and totally gutted 59 houses.


Japanese government turns over 2KR fertilizers

A ceremonial turnover of fertilizer from the Government of Japan (GOJ) to the Government of the Philippines (GOP) will be held on November 4, 2009 at the Port of Iloilo in Iloilo City.

Mangrove planting, livelihood assistance held in Iloilo village

Some 3,000 mangrove seedlings were planted by the Marine Engineering students of the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST), Soroptimist International, Panay Power Corporation (PPC) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) during a recent mangrove planting activity held at Brgy. Hinactacan, Lapaz.

Gov’t career officers confab ‘09 set

The 2009 Career Executive Service (CES) annual convention from November 10-13, Sarabia Manor Hotel this city will focus on health and wellness and meeting challenges in leadership today.

Feriols tops 2009 Licensure Examination for Fisheries

Victor Marco Emmanuel N. Ferriols, a BS Fisheries 2008 graduate of UP Visayas and currently an MS Fisheries student topped the 2009 Licensure Examination for Fisheries Technologists with a rating of 89.00.


Panitan brgy exec dies in ambush

ROXAS CITY – The barangay captain of Brgy. Qiuos, Panitan, Capiz was ambushed yesterday morning by two motor riding suspects at the said place.

Filariasis mass treatment in Capiz kicks off Nov. 17

ROXAS CITY – The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) will launch the massive treatment on filariasis on November 17 at the Provincial Capitol here to officially start the provincewide campaign to eliminate the disease.

Suspected shabu seized from house of CVO

ROXAS CITY – Several sachets of shabu were recovered from the house of a Civilian Volunteers Organization (CVO) member and his wife after the elements of Roxas City PNP station conducted a raid at dawn yesterday in Barangay Tabuc here.


Mayor Bing receives award for City Library

Mayor Evelio Leonardia, together with City Librarian Merlyn Corpus received the Outstanding Library award for the Bacolod City Library in ceremonies held at TNL Auditorium in Manila.

BCPO probes gun store robbery

BACOLOD CITY — Personnel of the Investigation Detection Management Section (IDMS), Crime against Property of Bacolod City Police Office led by Senior Police Officer 1 Oscar Exaltado an ocular investigation on a reported robbery incident


Be realistic but not too political
As seen on TV
Remembering the dead and other grave concerns
Halloween / Undas thoughts
Smiles, tears, and laughter of our lives
Eye Opener
Thompson Bible Seminar a resounding success
Two faces of a crime


Bull's Eye:


Child labor and other forms of child abuse

/ Kathy M. Villalon

‘The Firm’ saving last dance for Mar

/ Raphael Locario

Letter to the Editor:
Authorship of letter disclaimed

/ Kathy M. Villalon

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

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


The Varca Center Blessing

The Varca Center Blessing

Fashion designer par excellance Mel Varca warmly welcomed her special guests during the blessing of the Varca Center recently. Also at hand to support her in this important occasion (and he really made sure that everybody had their filling of the cocktails) was husband Lito Chiu.

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Party at Ibisa MetroDome Bar

It was a great party so spooky at that but the Halloween party held at Bacolod City’s IBISA MetroDOme BAR was a great party that lasted till the sun rose up the heavens. Organized by Oslec & Javel PR Image Group, the party held at Chris and Melody Chijioke’s Ibiza Ultra Bar was the most exciting event ever held at The MetroDome since.

---------------------------------------- Niña’s a woman now

Niña’s a woman now

Niña Angelica Gapasin turned 18 this year. Proud parents (Ret.) Bgen. Roberto Gapasin, Jr. and Maura Advincula Gapasin were glad to present their “Anin” to the world of adulthood. Foregoing a car as the original gift for her birthday,

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CAPRISA Meet 2009

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Filamer Christian College (FCC), for the second straight year is the over-all champion in the recent Capiz Private Schools Association Meet 2009 (CAPRISA Meet 2009) held September 22-26, 2009, hauls a total of 218 golds, 96 silvers and 121 bronzes in the elementary,


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