November 19, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Baronda: No retreat, no surrender on vice mayoral bid

There’s no stopping City Councilor Julienne Baronda from running as vice mayor in next year’s election. Yesterday she officially declared her vice mayoral bid in front of her supporters and political allies at the Coral Ballroom of Amigo Hotel.

Treñas defers announcement of 2010 slate

City Mayor Jerry Treñas yesterday deferred the announcement of his group’s complete slate because of some “hitches” that he did not elaborate.

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Iloilo City Councilor Julienne “Jam” Baronda

Iloilo City Councilor Julienne “Jam” Baronda declares nobody can stop her from running as vice mayor in next year’s election at the Coral Ballroom of Amigo Hotel.

Convergence 2009 to stimulate e-Services growth in Iloilo City

Iloilo City being identified as one of the new wave cities in the country will be the next venue of the Convergence 2009 set to be held November 25 to 26, 2009.


City opens second lying-in hospital

The city government Wednesday opened its second lying-in hospital at Arevalo district that will cater to patients from the Molo and Arevalo districts.

Bombo exec reelected KBP prexy

Herman Z. Basbaño, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer AM Division of the Bombo Radyo Philippines network, was recently reelected president of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP).

ANS journalism adviser bag regional award

SAN JOSE, Antique – Celestino Dalumpines, school paper adviser of Antique National School (ANS) bag the Regional Award as one of the Top Performing School Paper Adviser in Region 6.


Tanco pledges P100 T for Dumarao church reconstruction

ROXAS CITY – Msgr. Vicente Hilata, Vicar General of Archdiocese of Capiz, said that Gov. Victor Tanco Sr. was the first to pledge help in the amount of P100,000 for the reconstruction of the Dumarao church which was gutted by fire last Monday.

Korina hits LP stalwarts who joined Bolante’s group

ROXAS CITY – Senator Mar Roxas’s wife Korina Sanchez slammed members of the Liberal Party (LP) who transferred to former Agriculture (DA) Usec. Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante’s Ugyon Kita Party (UKC).

Roxas City PNP to probe unruly cop

ROXAS CITY – The Roxas City PNP Station has created a body to probe the unruly police officer who was complained by two Guest Relation Officers (GROs) and the owner of a KTV bar after he went wild inside the business establishment last Saturday evening.


Leonardia brings home $1,630 from America for Brgy. 19

BACOLOD CITY – Mayor Evelio Leonardia arrived from Las Vegas, Nevada yesterday bringing with him financial help from Negrenses and Bacoleños in the United States intended for Brgy. 19 which was hit by a huge fire recently.

Kabankalan library ranks No. 4 in WV

The Kabankalan City library ranked number four in Region VI in the search for Outstanding City Libraries in the Philippines.

Neg.Occ. PNP observes Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week

After a successful campaign in addressing the supply of illegal drugs in the province, the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office shifts its sights to the annual observance of the Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week celebration from November 15-21.


Eye Opener
Medical and thanksgiving mission
Thoughts of Gray Novembers In My Soul (Part I)
Anything under the sun
San Joaquin – Cradle of Malay civilization (2)
As seen on TV
Lost in translation
The gap between morality and legality
Green Green Green


Will the new retirement age be 70?

/ William B. Ongsitco

Start Young

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Letter to the Editor:
Citoy Arenas' entry distributing


Bull's Eye:
Money war


Feeding your dragons and staying young

/ Kathy M. Villalon


‘The Battle’ at Robinsons

‘The Battle’ at Robinsons

The Battle was won. That is, for the final leg of the Robinsons Dance Showdown for 2009 recently. This year’s battle was the most exciting in its history, according to Jun Cortel of JPC Productions, producer of the Robinsons Dance Showdown, already on its ninth year.

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Spook! @ Robinsons

Robinsons Place Iloilo celebrated Halloween the spooky way with Spook! It was another fun celebration as kids participated in the yearly (and most awaited!) Trick or Treat and Costume Contest (now with two categories, Spooky and Fantasy ).

---------------------------------------- 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.

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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


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