November 13, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Molo barangay captains slam SP’s non-confirmation of new CEO chief

Barangay captains in Molo district slammed the Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP) for playing politics in the confirmation of former Punong Barangay Mike Chin as chief of the City Engineer’s Office (CEO).

CPU to host Miss Earth 2009 Talent Night

Central Philippine University (CPU) will be the venue of the Talent Night of Miss Earth 2009 this coming November 17. Dr. Anita Ilenberger, Director of CPU’s Cultural Affairs Office, in a press conference yesterday said the school has started making preparations for the big event where 80 Miss Earth contestants will be arriving.

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Department of Health (DOH) Region VI warned the public that in selecting toys for gifts during Christmas season

Department of Health (DOH) Region VI warned the public that in selecting toys for gifts during Christmas season they should avoid those with sharp points, detached paint, and smaller parts and also make sure the toys are durable and safe for kids.

Cotto is biggest obstacle in Pacquiao’s ring career—Arum

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Top Rank chief Bob Arum has described World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Miguel Angel Cotto as “the biggest obstacle in (Manny) Pacquiao’s ring career” during the final press conference for the “Pacquiao vs Cotto: Firepower” at the Hollywood Theater in MGM Grand, here, November 11 afternoon.


Ugsad to launch 18-day Campaign to end Violence Against Women

The Ugsad Gender Resource Center for Western Visayas is taking the lead in the 18-day Campaign on the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children (EVAWC) to start on November 25-December 12, 2009.

More than 200 campus writers to vie for COPRE ’09 awards

Thirty-six college publications and more than 200 campus paper writers are set to compete for various writing awards at the 2009 College Press Conference (COPRE) spearheaded by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) 6.

OTOP displays towns’ best products, helps push economy

The One-Town-One-Product (OTOP) is a government program aimed to support local entrepreneurs develop their markets in order to help push both the local and national economies.

Western Visayas has over 500 volunteer probation aides

The Parole and Probation Administration in Western Visayas said that Region 6 has over 500 Volunteer Probation Aides who help the government rehabilitate and reintegrate a probationer, parolee and pardonee into the community.


Capiz to have disaster center soon

ROXAS CITY – A proposal for a disaster operation center has been unanimously approved by the members of the Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) during its regular meeting last November 10 at the Capiz Gymnasium here.

Antique deliver its four gifts to children

SAN JOSE, Antique – The Provincial Government of Antique through the Child Friendly Movement Team delivered the four gifts to children in celebration of the Children’s day.

Sapian SK Fed prexy dies in road mishap

ROXAS CITY – Sapian Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation President and concurrent ex-officio member of Sangguniang Bayan (SB) of the said town died on the spot after the motorcycle he was riding bumped into a school fence in Mambusao last Wednesday afternoon.


Respect time equals respect others

BACOLOD CITY – Better three hours too soon than a minute too late, famous English poet William Shakespeare captured punctuality in this famous quote.

Signing of Climate Change Act of 2009: A positive step

BACOLOD CITY — The signing of Climate Change Act of 2009 is a positive step that will benefit not only Negros Occ. but also the entire Philippines and the world in general, Negros Forest and Ecological Foundation Inc. (NFEFI) President Paul T. Lizares, said.


As seen on TV
Jitters over Pacquiao versus Cotto
Preaching from the heart
Green Green Green
Eye Opener
Treñas, Mabilog versus the Gonzalezes
Halloween / Undas thoughts
Two faces of a crime


IRRI @50: Does it ensure food security or food insecurity?

/ Adam Jesus B. Bering

Bull's Eye:
Money war


Feeding your dragons and staying young

/ Kathy M. Villalon


/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Letter to the Editor:
Authorship of letter disclaimed

/ Kathy M. Villalon


Human Life International and breast cancer

Human Life International and breast cancer

Human Life International recently held a press conference at Hotel del Rio. There, Dr. Rene Josef Bullecer, who specializes in infectious diseases and a proponent of Human Life International in the Philippines,

----------------------------------------United colors of Balantang

United colors of Balantang

The students of the Day Care Center of Balantang, Jaro were dressed in their national costumes as they celebrated United Nations Day. As a way to raise funds for the center, the United Nations King and Queen were selected through canvassing.

----------------------------------------Blackout Photo Exhibit

Blackout Photo Exhibit

Blackout is a group photo exhibit highlighting the unsung heroes and extraordinary places of Bacolod City and Negros Occidental through the interpretation and lenses of amateur and hobbyist photographers using the faces of unsigned and upcoming models.

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Off Road Challenge

The mere sight of these real life toys never fails to fascinate all ages and to see them in action is another exciting experience one would cherish. These toys for the big boys are so beautiful to ogle at in their shimmering glory of the gloss finishes of cowls and under chassis.


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