December 2, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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‘Missing’ learning materials, nebulizers hound Baronda

The regional office of the Office of the Ombudsman Visayas is currently conducting a thorough investigation on the criminal and administrative complaints filed against Iloilo City Councilor Julienne “Jam” Baronda.

2010 polls to bring back old issues in Iloilo City

The political battle has begun. Immediately after filing his certificate of candidacy, Lakas-CMD-Kampi mayoralty candidate for Iloilo City Raul Gonzalez Sr. slammed the administration of his erstwhile ally Mayor Jerry Treñas.

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Father and son tandem Raul Gonzalez Sr. and Raul Gonzalez Jr.

Father and son tandem Raul Gonzalez Sr. and Raul Gonzalez Jr. show their certificates of candidacy for city mayor and congressman of Iloilo City, respectively, under the Lakas-CMD-Kampi banner.

‘Team chopsuey versus team baboy’

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas yesterday described the issues raised against him by his political opponents as a product of “traditional and old politics.” He said, he would rather not deal on the issues since his life is open to the public.


NEDA 6 conducts 2nd Harmonized GAD Guidelines Workshop

The National Economic and Development Authority 6 with the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) conducted a 2nd training-workshop on the Harmonized GAD Guidelines last November 23-24, 2009 at the Iloilo Grand Hotel in Iloilo City.

Gov. Tupas sons file CoCs for Iloilo guv, board member

Iloilo outgoing Gov. Niel D. Tupas Sr. sons Barotac Viejo Mayor Raul C. Tupas and brother Nielo filed their certificates of candidacy (CoCs) for governor and board member, respectively, at the Iloilo Comelec Provincial Office at around 1 p.m. yesterday.

54 illegal weights seized in city markets

The Iloilo City Special Services Unit (SSU) has beefed up its massive crackdown against unscrupulous vendors who shortchanged customers by using defective weighing scales amid rising prices this Holiday season. 


VM Dadivas to support LP congressional bet, not his father

ROXAS CITY – Liberal Party (LP) under the leadership of Sen. Mar Roxas assured that the party will still protect and support the reelection bid of City Vice Mayor Ronnie Dadivas despite his father’s defection from the party to run for congressman as an independent candidate.

PGMA to inaugurate first Biomass power plant

KALIBO, AKLAN — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is expected to visit this province on December 7 to inaugurate the first 12 megawatt Biomass Power Project in the country.

Poverty monitoring system makes waves at the local level

The CBMS Network Coordinating Team announced Tuesday a total of 59 provinces covering 17,244 barangays located in 667 municipalities and 41 cities in the country have joined the CBMS bandwagon and are at varying stages in implementing the Community-Based Monitoring System.


DOH-NCHP holds seminar on Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases

The Department of Health through its Office of the Secretary National Center for Health Promotion (NCHP) is set to conduct a zonal media seminar on Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases on December 2-4 at the Palmas Del Mar Resort in Bacolod City.

‘Light-a-tree’ contest at NOPPO

Policemen assigned at the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office headquarters at Camp Alfredo Montelibano in Barangay Estefania will once again participate in the noble Light-A-Tree contest beginning this week.

17 PNP officers to assume new assignments

Effective December 3, a total of 17 police officers will assume new posts in a minor reshuffling at the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office.


As seen on TV
RIP media the peace maker
Time for refocusing
Thoughts of Gray Novembers in My Soul (Part II)
Culture of impunity
Eye Opener
Thanksgiving Thursday
Anything under the sun
San Joaquin – Cradle of Malay civilization (2)


Diabesity: A Massive Epidemic

/ Philip S. Chua, MD

Syndrome of impunity

/ Bob J. Mahadali


/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Down South:
Tectonic movement

/ Gail Ilagan

Atty. Rene Villa’s thoughts on responsible citizenry

/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Bull's Eye:
From the e-mail



Ako Mismo

Ako Mismo: Pushing for a socially responsible youth

To initiate a positive change in society, the youth has to learn to help others without being asked. This is the purpose of “Ako Mismo”, an advocacy launched in Iloilo City recently. The launching at the Provincial Capitol Grounds consisted of different activities that enjoined the cooperation of the youth.

----------------------------------------This time, it’s Fish Spa

This time, it’s Fish Spa

A new experience now awaits the lovers of body and foot spa in Bacolod City as Cataliya Thai Herb Spa enters the scene with the first FISH SPA in Visayas and Mindanao. Amusing but true. The fish variety more known as FISH DOCTOR is a special variety of very small fish in size that come from Turkey

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Standing Out: Nothing ordinary about Aisha Peñalosa

When she was just a kid, Aisha Peñalosa played with her grandmother’s heirloom sewing machines, but did not understand so much then. Then, she started drawing and designing, realizing later on that she’s part of a family of artists and that they are part of a designing and textile industry.

----------------------------------------Calle Real or JM Basa Street

Calle Real or JM Basa Street

In the Spanish times, one popular street was Calle Real. Now, it’s JM Basa Street but some people still use the old name. Calle Real was the main city street. This was where one bought trendy clothes, gadgets and more.


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