November 20, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Comelec offices start accepting COC for 2010 polls

Starting today various offices of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will be open to anybody who will file their Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for next year’s national and local elections.

Fire gutted 60 houses in Antique

Around 60 houses were destroyed in a fire in Brgy. San Fernando, San Jose de Buenavista in Antique province Wednesday evening.

San Jose Mayor Ronnie Molina said that the 7 p.m. fire occurred along the coastal area mostly inhabited by Cebuano fisher folks.

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Several 50-year old Pine trees along Gen. Luna Street, Iloilo City were cut to give way to the construction of the second flyover in the city.

Several 50-year old Pine trees along Gen. Luna Street, Iloilo City were cut to give way to the construction of the second flyover in the city. Certain sectors, however, were dismayed that the trees were vanished in exchange of the infrastructure project.

Treñas to take oath with NP, Tupas joins his line up

City Mayor Jerry Treñas yesterday confirmed that he is set to take his oath with the Nacionalista Party (NP) of Senator Manny Villar tomorrow (Nov. 21). The details of the oath taking ceremony which will be done here are still under wraps.


Makati exec graces Day Care workers confab

Around 1,700 Day Care workers in the province of Iloilo gathered at Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center yesterday for the 19th Annual Convention of Day Care Workers.

50 illegal weights seized in city markets

The Iloilo City Special Services Unit (SSU) confiscated a total of 50 illegal weighing scales during their regular on the spot inspections at the Iloilo Terminal Market in City Proper and Jaro Big Market November 18-19.

9 Ilonggo math wizards to represent RP in int’l mathematics competition

Nine math wizards from Iloilo City have been chosen to represent the country to the Philippine International Mathematics Competition 2009 slated November 28 to December 2 here in this city.


LP to field Celino in city’s mayoral race, what about Bermejo?

ROXAS CITY – Does the move of the Liberal Party (LP) to field ex-City Vice Mayor Alan Celino as the party’s bet for the mayoral race mean that City Mayor Vicente Bermejo is already kicked out from the party?

Sapian SK Fed prexy laid to rest

ROXAS CITY – Sapian Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation President and concurrent ex-officio member of Sangguniang Bayan (SB) Paul Azi Olete Perono, who died in a road mishap last week, was buried yesterday in Sapian Public Cemetery.


City AIDS Council to hold Local Dissemination Forum

Bacolod City under Mayor Evelio R. Leonardia through City Health Office will hold a Local Dissemination Forum for the members of the Bacolod City Local AIDS Council (BCLAC) on November 20, 10:a.m at the MassKara Hall of New Government Center.

Comelec Negros Occ., Bacolod ready for filing of COCs

BACOLOD CITY — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in the province of Negros Occidental as well as in Bacolod City is ready for the filing of the Certificate of Candidacy (COC) which will start today, November 20, 2009.

Paravet assembly held in Fifth District

About 109 participants coming from the towns and cities of the Fifth District of Negros Occ. attended the Paravet Assembly held at La Castellana Fastrac Covered Court, recently, with Gov. Isidro P. Zayco as the guest of honor.


Victory for Pacquiao, victory for da Pinoy
From one bigotry to another
As seen on TV
Lost in translation
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)


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


Tweetum’s Birthday Bash

Tweetum’s Birthday Bash

Francesca Marie “Tweetums” Continente celebrated her birthday recently with friends and kins in an afternoon merienda cena. Daddy Francisco “Iko” Continente, Ph.D. brought together his kids to one venue to join Tweetums as she enjoyed the simple but very fun-filled party.

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Tito Nobleza’s Portraits and Figures

TITO P. NOBLEZA is one of the most sought after portrait artists in the country today. Born in Cairohan, Bingawan, Iloilo on February 14, 1956, this 53 year old artist managed to make it in Manila thru sheer determination and perseverance.


‘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 ).


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