November 23, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Feng shui, fear of premature campaigning delay bets’ COC filing

No politician has filed a certificate of candidacy (COC) with the City Commission on Election (Comelec) as of yesterday morning. It is not because there are no aspirants but mostly because of feng shui and to avoid the risk of being charged for early campaigning which could lead to disqualification.

3-cornered fight in 3rd Dist. congressional race as Lauron declares candidacy

“No retreat, no surrender.” Such was the firm statement of Lawyer Zafiro “Boy” Lauron on his congressional bid in the third district of Iloilo.

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Brightly colored Christmas lanterns sold outside the Provincial Jail in Bacolod City

Brightly colored Christmas lanterns sold outside the Provincial Jail in Bacolod City attract the attention of passers-by especially at night.

Mono Team bares complete slate for 2010 polls

BACOLOD CITY — The Monico-Novero tandem popularly known as the Mono Team officially launched their slate for the upcoming 2010 elections yesterday at the Bacolod Pavillion Hotel.


No suspect yet in Molo grenade throwing incident

Police have yet to identify the suspect who lobbed a grenade in front of the EGC Construction & Supply in Barangay Boulevard, Molo early dawn last Saturday. The explosion wounded seven people.

Acanto declares candidacy for 3rd Dist. board member

Dr. Juanito Acanto, the immediate past President of Central Philippine University (CPU) and former member of the Provincial Board of Iloilo, has finally decided and announced his candidacy for the Board Member in the 3rd District of Iloilo this coming May 2010 election.

Councilor Dolendo to run for vice mayor in Dumangas

Dumangas councilor Ian Dolendo declared over the weekend that he will run for vice mayor of their town in next year’s election.

NEDA launches disaster reduction, climate change adaptation projects

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), is implementing the project for “Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in Local Development Planning and Decision-making Processes” throughout the country.


Bermejo-Altobano complete slate bared

ROXAS CITY – Reelectionest City Mayor Vicente Bermejo and running-mate for vice mayor City Councilor Dennis Altobano, who will definitely oppose Sen. Mar Roxas’ chosen candidates, had already formed their complete line up.

Rocks intercepted in Pontevedra contains copper ores—MGB

ROXAS CITY—The truck load of rocks intercepted by the Pontevedra police at Brgy. Bailan last November 5 contains copper ores according to the Geo-Science Division, Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB-6).

Sen. Roxas keen on Celino’s fight vs Bermejo

ROXAS CITY – Sen. Mar Roxas, Liberal Party (LP) president, told former Vice Mayor Allan Celino that the fight between him and incumbent City Mayor Vicente Bermejo in the 2010 mayoral race is not his (Celino) fight but that of the senator.


Kids treated to Zoo Tour at Conservation Center

BACOLOD CITY — More than 150 kids and parents took part in the storytelling and zoo tour at the Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation, Inc. (NFEFI), Biodiversity Conservation Center (BCC) open house in observance of the Negros Occ. Wildlife Month.

Rotary-Central launch Xmas costume fun run

The Rotary Club of Bacolod-Central launched the 1st Bacolod Christmas-Costume Fun Run and expects to get more than 500 registrants to join the event slated on December 20 at 6:30 a.m. with kick-off point at the Provincial Capitol Lagoon.

Vintage bomb recovered in EB Magalona

A hacienda worker reported to the EB Magalona Police Station about a vintage bomb he found accidentally inside a sugarcane field last November 20 in Barangay Alicante of the said municipality.


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A week of political incorrectness
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Eye Opener
Medical and thanksgiving mission
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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


Inside Kiki’s Closet

Inside Kiki’s Closet

Fashion and comfort are the words that entered my mind upon seeing the items found inside Kiki’s Closet, a newly opened ladies’ apparel, accessories and shoes store at the third level of The Atrium. The store was named after Kiki, the nickname of Nadine, granddaughter of shop owner Suzette Acosta Griebsch.

----------------------------------------Weekend holiday treats at SM Department Store

Weekend holiday treats at SM Department Store

Hey Kids, weekend shopping had just gotten color crazy at the Character Shop Department. You’ll get to color your favorite cartoon character and get a free treat for your work or have a photo taken with our surprise mascot visitor.

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

----------------------------------------Tito Nobleza’s Portraits and Figures

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.


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