November 6, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Probe on Boracay child prostitution yields negative result

The surveillance and inspection conducted by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 6 recently on five establishments in Boracay Island allegedly engaging in child prostitution yielded negative result.

City awaits clearance to resume dredging of creek

City Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) head Engr. Noel Hechanova said they are still waiting for the clearance from the Environmental Management Bureau (MGB)

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A fisherman living near Banago port in Bacolod City

A fisherman living near Banago port in Bacolod City prepares his boat before going out to the sea to catch fish.

WV rice yield seen to offset low prod’n of Luzon farmers

Department of Agriculture Assistant Secretary Salvador Salacup is counting much on the yield of farmers here in Western Visayas to meet the country’s rice production next year after Luzon was hardly hit by two typhoons.


Rep. Marcos: Many gray areas on poll automation

Rep. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. warned of a possible failure of election amid the implementation of the automated polls next year.

20 ambulant vendors receive nego-kart

Twenty ambulant vendors from the different districts in the city received their mobile carts or nego-karts from the Negosyo sa Kariton project of the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) Extension Services Division and Department of Labor and Employment Office (DOLE).

Random drug test for high school studes up

Random drug testing will be conducted among selected students of all high schools under the Department of Education (DepEd) in the City and Province of Iloilo on Nov. 9-20.


Apa-ap is now full-fledged PGSO head

ROXAS CITY – Mr. Eduardo “Boy” Apa-ap II is now a full-fledged chief of the Provincial General Services Office (PGSO) after he was confirmed by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) in a special session last Wednesday.

Sapian livelihood training graduates render services

SAPIAN, Capiz – Residents of this town who recently graduated from livelihood training conducted by municipal government in cooperation with TESDA have already landed a job.


Ranking Amazon sisters surrender claims ‘leadership collapse’ in the NPA

BACOLOD CITY – Two ranking rebel sisters of the New People’s Army (NPA) got reunited with their family members after they voluntarily surrendered to officials of the Philippine Army at Camp Nelson Gerona in Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental yesterday.

Correct data results to reliable stats – NSO

BACOLOD CITY — Accurate data supplied on Civil Registry forms will result to reliable statistics in our country.


As seen on TV
Of spiders, lizards and other critters
Eye Opener
Treñas, Mabilog versus the Gonzalezes
Eucharistic adoration and social concern
Halloween / Undas thoughts
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


Photographic Society of Iloilo turns 29

Photographic Society of Iloilo turns 29

Photography hobbyists and friends gathered to celebrate the 29th anniversary of the Photographic Society of Iloilo (PSI). The event was held at the Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center.

----------------------------------------Discover 14 Cafe

Discover 14 Cafe

Located at San Mars Point, just along General Luna Street, is a tiny red-and-white restaurant that seats 25 people. This is named 14 Cafe. This restaurant is the playground of International Celebrity Chef, Han Seung Teak, or Jason Han to fans and food lovers in Korea.

----------------------------------------Crest Grill opens

Crest Grill opens

Cornelion Legayada of the famed Crest Spa Aroma, has ventured into the food business with the opening of Crest Grill located at West Timawa Avenue, Infante, Molo. At the opening, the Legayada couple welcomed family and guests that included Vice Mayor Jed Mabilog and Councilor Jam Baronda,

----------------------------------------SM Slippers in full festivity

SM Slippers in full festivity

SM City Bacolod’s festive celebration of the 30th MassKara Festival had many activities and events lined up. The fireworks, concerts, and different competitions all ended up with festive success.


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