November 18, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Treñas sandwiched as ‘bilas’ declares running for VM

A rather surprising development in the political landscape of Iloilo City happened yesterday morning after City Councilor Jose Espinosa III (Joe III) declared that he will run for city vice mayor in next year’s election.

Parade of festivals to open tourism assembly

ROXAS CITY – A parade of various festivals in the region will kick off the Western Visayas Tourism Assembly (WVTA) on December 4 here.

The three-day assembly will be in time with the city and provincial governments’ Sinadya sa Halaran (SSH) celebration which culminates on the feast day of its Patroness Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception every Dec. 8.

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Miss Earth 2009 candidates held a road show at SM City Iloilo

Miss Earth 2009 candidates held a road show at SM City Iloilo (top photo) and made a courtesy call at the City Mayor’s Office (bottom photo) before their final talent night at the Rose Memorial Hall of Central Philippine University in Iloilo City yesterday.

Bacolod City’s 2010 budget reaches P1.120 B mark

BACOLOD CITY – The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City approved recently an Executive Budget for 2010 in the amount of P1.120 billion.


Guidelines for sailing of seacrafts during typhoons crafted

Vessels and motorboats engaged in short distance voyages may even if an area is placed under Public Storm Warning Signal No. 1 provided the conditions stated in a proposed memo circular are “strictly satisfied.”

No fuss in positioning of village chiefs—brgy exec

Ingore Barangay Captain Ernie Porral yesterday clarified that their group merely bonded together to show full support to chief presidential counsel Raul Gonzalez Sr. and not to take over the leadership of the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) in La Paz currently headed by Punong Barangay Carlos Guarin.

DILG 6 gets Presidential Award for exemplary service

For demonstrating exemplary leadership in public service, Director Evelyn Trompeta of the Department of Interior and Local Government, Region VI (DILG 6) was awarded Presidential GAWAD CES Awards along with other six outstanding Career Service Officer (CESO) in the country.

Antique social workers, service providers undergo UNICEF training

The Antique social workers and other direct service providers are now undergoing a three-day United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) training of trainors (TOT) in Sarabia Manor Hotel here in Iloilo city that kicked Monday.


Capiz PNP launches BPATs

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO) has launched the Barangay Peace Keeping Actions Teams (BPAT) to intensify its peacekeeping efforts in the province last Nov. 10 at Capiz Gym here.

Alay Lakad to showcase Capiceños generosity

ROXAS CITY – This year’s actual walk for Alay Lakad celebration on Nov. 18 will showcase again the generosity of Capiceños to generate more funds that will be used in helping another batch of out-of-school youth (OSY) in the province to become productive citizens.

RP’s tourism officers association sets meeting in Capiz

ROXAS CITY – The Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) will conduct its quarterly meeting on Dec. 6 to 8 here in time with the Sinadya sa Halaran (SSH) celebration and Western Visayas Tourism Assembly.


BCC grads post excellent passing average in Oct 2009 LET

Again, Bacolod City College has maintained its reputation as one of the best colleges in the Teachers Education Program both in Bacolod City and the Western Visayas region.

BSP urges OFWs to use banks for remittances

BACOLOD CITY — Having a fundamentally sound and better capitalized banking system, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas urges the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to send their remittances through local banks.

ROPD chief visits BCPO

Police Senior Superintendent Ricardo De La Paz, Chief of the Regional Operations and Plans Division of Police Regional Office 6, visited Bacolod City Police Office Tuesday and was welcomed by no less than Bacolod City Police Officer-In-Charge Police Senior Superintendent Celestino Guara Jr.


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Lost in translation
The gap between morality and legality
Green Green Green
Eye Opener
Treñas, Mabilog versus the Gonzalezes
Halloween / Undas thoughts
Two faces of a crime


Will the new retirement age be 70?

/ William B. Ongsitco

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


Cafe Laguna opens in SM City Iloilo

Cafe Laguna opens in SM City Iloilo

Cafe Laguna has finally opened in SM City Iloilo, giving Ilonggos a taste of another kind of Filipino food. Cafe Laguna was founded by Lita Urbina, a culinary lover who wanted to share her talent to everyone. She started with a carinderia that served Filipino food with a distinctive taste.

----------------------------------------Francine’s Christening

Francine’s Christening

Dr. Francisco “Iko” Continente, Ph.D. brought together his kids to one venue at the poolside of The Sugarland Hotel where they celebrated the christening of Papa Granny Iko’s first grandbaby Francine Monique

---------------------------------------- Bo Parcon goes to the mall!

Bo Parcon goes to the mall!

Project Runway Season 1 Finalist unveils his latest venture in his own eponymous store, Atelier Bo Parcon located at the 3rd Level of Robinsons Place Iloilo. The opening was nothing short of stylish and fun with Iloilo’s fashpack, creative movers, and chi-chi crowd joining Iloilo’s Bad Boy of Fashion.

----------------------------------------Miss Silka 2009 known

Miss Silka 2009 known

The Grand Finals of Miss Silka 2009 was finally concluded and the winner is Kristel Empeno. The candidates were assessed based on the judges’ over-all impression on the candidate to determine the final ranking.


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