November 27, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Arenas first to file COC at provincial Comelec

Ramoncito Arenas, son of socialite Rosemarie “Baby” Arenas, is the very first candidate to have filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) at the Provincial Comelec (Commission on Election) office.

Jed Patrick Mabilog, the man to watch in May 2010

Vice Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has been officially proclaimed mayoralty candidate for Iloilo City of the Liberal Party (LP) Wednesday morning, November 25, at the Summer House restaurant.

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Media practitioners in Iloilo City light candles at the Jaro Cathedral compound

Media practitioners in Iloilo City light candles at the Jaro Cathedral compound during last Wednesday’s activity spearheaded by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) in condemnation of the Maguindanao massacre which killed 57 innocent civilians including journalists.

9 Ilonggo math wizards to represent RP in int’l math tilt

Nine students from Iloilo City are among the country’s representative in Philippine International Mathematics Competition 2009 here.


Joe III boasts of experience and being a lawyer as his edge over opponents

City Councilor Jose Espinosa III considers as his edge among other vice mayorables in next year’s election his being a lawyer and his experience as a legislator having served as city councilor for the past 15 years.

Camella Iloilo model house blessing set on Nov. 28

Camella Communities, a subsidiary of Vista Land Company, the country’s real estate leader with a visionary goal to change the country side and create classy themed communities has always been giving homeowners the best choice to start fulfilling their dreams.

Iloilo City Council condemns Maguindanao massacre

The Sangguniang Panlungsod approved two resolutions condemning the Maguindanao massacre and calling for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s swift action. The resolutions were sponsored by two former mediamen.


Aquino hits Bolante for using father’s name

ROXAS CITY – Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III slammed former Department of Agriculture (DA) Usec. Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante for using his father’s name, Ninoy Aquino, Jr., as proponent and one of the beneficiaries of fertilizer in their hometown Tarlac in 2004.

Dumalag Liga ng mga Barangay to conduct bloodletting

ROXAS CITY – Concerned about the rising demand for blood due to illness and medical operations, the Liga ng mga Barangay of Dumalag will conduct a bloodletting on December 5 at Shot Caves, some 2 kilometers away from the town poblacion.

Ex-Rep. Roging Dadivas to run for congressman?

ROXAS CITY – If the rumor is true that former 1st District Cong. Rodriquez “Roging” Dadivas will also throw his hat in the congressional race, there will be a 3-cornered fight among incumbent Cong. Antonio del Rosario, Vice Gov. Felipe Barredo and himself.


Neg. Occ. holds farmers and fisherfolks summit

More than 2,000 farmers and fisherfolks from all over the province gathered at the Bacolod Pavilion Plenary Hall yesterday to attend the opening ceremonies of the Farmers and Fisherfolks Summit 2009 with the theme, “Paghugpong sang Mangunguma kag Mangingisda Sabat sa Hangkat sang Panahon.”

Climate Change effects taking place in our backyard now

BACOLOD CITY — The effects of Climate Change are now taking place in our backyard calling for drastic moves to mitigate its effects and adapt to the changes it bring.

Bidder questions BAC policy on sanitary landfill bidding

BACOLOD CITY — Engineer Orlando Sorbito of MG Construction Corporation raised yesterday some issues against the procurement process conducted by the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of Bacolod City for the Design and Build Scheme of a Sanitary Landfill in Barangay Felisa which has contract cost worth P33 million.


As seen on TV
Redeeming Maguindanao
Culture of impunity
Eye Opener
Thanksgiving Thursday
Bubbles, cocoons and the handicapped
Thoughts of Gray Novembers In My Soul (Part I)
Anything under the sun
San Joaquin – Cradle of Malay civilization (2)


Atty. Rene Villa’s thoughts on responsible citizenry

/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Destroying our planet

/ Philip S. Chua, MD

Bull's Eye:
From the e-mail


Comelec’s ‘miseducation’ and ‘misplaced’ homophobia

/ Rhea B. Peñaflor

Down South:
Celebrating Davao writers

/ Gail Ilagan


/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia




The municipality of Leganes was rocked by two nights of concerts featuring bands like Hotter than Cold, Where’s Charlie and Katokamus Band recently. The event was organized by Christine and Josh Grocery and Cared Essentials, both tenants of Jardeleza Arcade where the concerts were held.

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The Gift Box

As I was making the rounds of Atrium, scouting for possible Christmas gifts this December, I caught sight of a cute store bursting with colors at one corner of the third floor. Called Gift Box, the store sells varied toys, decorations and some functional items that are playful, enough to make the receiver feel loved.

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United colors at the Arevalo Elem. School

The Arevalo Elementary School celebrated the United Nation’s Month recently. It started with a parade around Arevalo district and a program at the school. The event was made colorful by the students dressed in varied costumes of the world,

---------------------------------------- SM Storyland Idols winners named

SM Storyland Idols winners named

The Search for SM Storyland Idol turned out to be successful as it held the grand finals last October 17, 2009, 4 PM at the Event Center of SM City Iloilo. Contestants gave their best but Myrtle Abigail Sarroza bagged the grand prize for the Teen Division.


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