November 17, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Treñas washes hands over lay off of ‘job hire’ workers

Amid reports of a massive lay off of “job hire” workers at Iloilo City Hall recommended by barangay captains identified with chief presidential legal counsel Raul Gonzalez Sr., City Mayor Jerry Treñas said the renewal of contracts of the “job hire” workers depend with the department heads.

Fire razes Dumarao catholic church, school

DUMARAO, Capiz—The centuries old Our Lady of Snow Parish Church which was established in the 16th century and the Catholic church-run school Our Lady of the Snow Institute (OLSI) were totally burned yesterday dawn.

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The facade of the century old Nuestra Sra. Delas Neires Catholic church in Dumarao, Capiz

The facade of the century old Nuestra Sra. Delas Neires Catholic church in Dumarao, Capiz remain standing while its inside becomes empty after it was gutted by fire that started from an adjacent school early morning yesterday.

Leonids meteor shower highly visible Tuesday, Wednesday night — Pagasa

A stream of lights shooting across the sky will be highly visible starting tonight night as Leonid meteor shower peaks, coinciding with the rise of the new moon.

“It is predicted to peak at more than 40 meteors per hour,” Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration chief Prisco Nilo said.


DSWD6 to LGUs: Give focus to PWDs

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI is urging Local Government Units (LGUs) here in Western Visayas to give priority to services for the Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) sector in the planning and budgeting in their locality.

2 ABC presidents ousted?

Two district presidents of the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) supportive of Mayor Jerry Treñas were allegedly ousted by punong barangays who are supporters of Presidential legal counsel Raul Gonzalez Sr.

Comelec-6 now ready for filing of COCs

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Region 6 or Western Visayas is now set to receive the certificates of candidacy (COCs) of those seeking elective posts in the May 2010 polls.

Ilonggo hospitality charms organizer of int’ math tilt

The warmth accommodation afforded by Ilonggos to delegates of various fora organized by the Mathematics Training Guild (MTG) here has became a ticket for its hosting the Philippine International Mathematics Competition (PIMC) slated Nov. 28 to Dec. 2, 2009.


Cop went wild after GRO refused him

ROXAS CITY – A police officer went wild at a videoke bar here last Saturday night after he was not given the guest relation officer (GRO) he has requested.

RDC meets in Capiz Dec. 4

ROXAS CITY – A regular conference of the Regional Development Council (RDC) in Western Visayas is set here on December 4 as part of the activities for the Sinadya sa Halaran (SSH) celebration from Dec. 3 to 8 this year.


Contractors for Sanitary Landfill told to submit bid till Dec. 2

BACOLOD CITY – Secretary to the Mayor Atty. Vicente Petierre III confirmed yesterday that the Bacolod City Government is inviting all interested bidders and legitimate contractors to submit bid proposals for the project design and build of a sanitary landfill situated in Barangay Felisa this city.

Mayor Bing informs Pacman of Bacolod fire tragedy

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia will be leaving Las Vegas, Nevada on November 17, two days after the victorious fight of people’s champ against the Puerto Rican boxer Miguel Cotto.

CEO declares structural defects in Banago Bridge I

BACOLOD CITY — City Engineer IV Ephraim Hechanova confirmed recently that the present physical condition of Banago Bridge I located at Puno Banago that connects barangay proper on the north is now in danger.


The gap between morality and legality
As seen on TV
Digressing on Hillary and the VFA
Green Green Green
Eye Opener
Treñas, Mabilog versus the Gonzalezes
Halloween / Undas thoughts
Two faces of a crime


Start Young

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Letter to the Editor:
Citoy Arenas' entry distributing


Anything under the sun:
San Joaquin – cradle of civilization (1)

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla

Bull's Eye:
Money war


Feeding your dragons and staying young

/ Kathy M. Villalon


Traveling along Iznart Street

Traveling along Iznart Street

This street is straight to the south! As you continue to walk this street, you will hit the intersection of three streets, that of Iznart, to the west the Calle Real, and another old street to the east, Ledesma Street.

----------------------------------------One with the World

One with the World

The Rotaract Club of Bacolod North, together with the University of St. La Salle – Varsity Sports Office, Solargen, and Gawad Kalinga organized an environmental awareness fun run entitled “One with the World, Run for the World” last October 3.

----------------------------------------The Illusives

The Illusives

It was an awesome and fun-filled performance by The Illusive Group at SM Cinema recently. The magic show entitled “World of Wonders,” featured Rony Mariano, John Benedict dela Cruz, Ruther Urquia, Marlon Ablay, Aldino, and Alakim.

---------------------------------------- El Grande Resort Spa & Convention Center

El Grande Resort Spa & Convention Center

Located at Phase IV, Marikudo St, in Alta Tierra Village in Jaro, Iloilo City a resort spa and convention center under new management will have its grand launching on November 18, 2009 at six o’clock in the evening with cocktails,


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