December 4, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Baronda slams anonymous Ombudsman complaint

Iloilo City Councilor Julienne ‘Jamjam’ Baronda challenged her detractors to come out in the open in filing charges against her. Baronda said that the filing of an anonymous complaint against her before the Office of the Ombudsman is “an act only cowards do.”

‘Bodyguard’ cop accused of gun poking over petty resto row

A policeman hugged the headlines over a petty argument at a restaurant at Ybiernas St., Iloilo City early morning yesterday.

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A furniture shop in Leganes, Iloilo

A furniture shop in Leganes, Iloilo sells Christmas decorations made of rattan and other indigenous materials.

16 tribes confirm participation in 2010 Dinagyang

A total of 16 participating tribes have registered to join the 2010 Dinagyang competition. The two tribes that became controversial in the 2009 Dinagyang tribes contest are no longer participating.


Trenas’s birthday wish: Ilonggos’ continuing support

As he turns 53 years old today, Mayor Jerry Treñas wishes for the Ilonggos’ continuing cooperation and support in realizing the vision in making Iloilo City a premier city by 2015.

Vendors to swarm Calle Real, plazas starting Monday

Starting Monday next week the Iloilo City government will allow vendors to occupy portions of Calle Real and district plazas to sell their stuff. This yearly privilege is given to city vendors only.

USA Golden Eagles grab SBP Visayas championship

The Golden Eagles of the University of San Agustin won the regional championship of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) National Junior Championships 2009 held in Cebu City on 27-30 November.

P17-M livelihood assistance for WV workers

With the aim to assist disadvantaged workers who opt to engage in entrepreneurial undertakings as their source of income, the Department of Labor and Employment 6(DOLE 6)has already released more than P17 million for livelihood projects expecting to benefit 4,491 workers in Western Visayas.

10th NGO-PO Week launched at Capitol

The 10th NGO-PO Week in Iloilo was launched last Tuesday at the New Provincial Capitol by the Iloilo Coalition of Non-government Organizations and People’s Organizations (ICON) with the theme, “Palibot Amligan; Maayong Panghimanwa Dampigan.”


Bermejo, Tanco open Sinadya sa Halaran Festival

ROXAS CITY – In the spirit of camaraderie, cooperation and unity for progress, City Mayor Vicente Bermejo and Capiz Governor Victor Tanco, Sr. set aside their political differences and officially opened yesterday the biggest festival of Capiz, Sinadya sa Halaran which is slated December 3-8 this year.

Sapian plaza ‘Light a Tree Contest’ launched

SAPIAN, Capiz – In observance of the Yuletide Season, Sapian town plaza is now full of Christmas lights after the ‘Light a Tree Contest’ was launched last Wednesday night at the said place.


BCPO to avail of free digital rectal examination

The Rotary Club of Bacolod – East in cooperation with United Laboratories, BIOMEDIS Incorporated will be having a Free Digital Rectal Examination plus a Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Erectile Dysfunction Awareness lecture to BCPO personnel on December 04, 2009, 2:00 P.M at the Bacolod City Police Office Training Academy.

Leonardia, et al face probe over armchairs controversy

BACOLOD CITY – The Office of the Ombudsman Visayas has ordered Mayor Evelio R. Leonardia, Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson and several other officials of the Bacolod City Government

Christmas musical show slated Dec 16

Christmas is in the air! In celebration of the Yuletide season, Over Coffee Management brings to Bacolod a unique Christmas musical show called “Stories from the North Pole with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.”


An open Letter to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
As seen on TV
Andres Bonifacio and bad imaging
Eye Opener
HIV-AIDS patients among us
Diabesity: A Massive Epidemic
Time for refocusing
Thoughts of Gray Novembers in My Soul (Part II)


Playing deaf

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

Syndrome of impunity

/ Bob J. Mahadali


/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Down South:
Tectonic movement

/ Gail Ilagan


Amigo Terrace Hotel turns 25

Amigo Terrace Hotel turns 25

“The friendliest hotel with a heart in the throb of the city”, Amigo Terrace Hotel is celebrating its 25th anniversary today with a formal “dinner for a cause”. It will be a cocktail party featuring Richard Poon as the entertainer.

----------------------------------------Henry Sy’s Save More Market opens in Bacolod

Henry Sy’s Save More Market opens in Bacolod

Bacolod City’s Libertad Market district was one of heavier vehicular and pedestrian traffic when Bacolenos got excited with the opening of Save More Market, the first class fully-airconditioned bargain market of mall tycoon Henry Sy of the SM Supermalls group.

---------------------------------------- Mikaela Harder shines

Mikaela Harder shines

Mikaela Sophia Harder, SM Little Stars 2009 First-Runner Up, already has the makings of a star even at a young age of four. “Missy”, as she is fondly called, is the daughter of Rolf Dieter and Gladys Harder.

----------------------------------------St. Anne Medical Clinic

St. Anne Medical Clinic on its 3rd year of service

True to its fundamental principle of charity, the Knights of Columbus, Molo Council 5028 has established St. Anne Medical Clinic on June 2006. It is situated at the ground floor of St. Anne Parish Molo Convent.


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