December 7, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Militant youth take martial law resentment to streets

The deafening call of a handful of youth belonging to Kabataan Partylist seemed too late with the government’s announcement of Proclamation No. 1959 declaring a state of martial law and suspending the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in the province of Maguindanao,

Army raze 50 captured, surrendered firearms

A total of fifty firearms were destroyed following a ceremonial cutting and destruction of guns at the 6th Service Support Unit (FSSU) of the Philippine Army’s Support Command in Camp Delgado, Iloilo City Friday afternoon.

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Members of the militant League of Filipino Students in Iloilo City hold a picket

Members of the militant League of Filipino Students in Iloilo City hold a picket in protest of the declaration of Martial Law in Maguindanao.

DSWD chief leads turn over of 100 houses for typhoon victims

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Teresita Cabral and the officials of the Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Philippines will turn over today 100 row housing units for the typhoon victims at San Isidro, Jaro relocation site. DSWD Director III Joel Galicia said Cabral along with the officials of the Habitat for Humanity and Mayor Jerry Treñas will award the housing units to the beneficiaries.


Oppositor of HB 4256 in Gonzalez’s ticket

One of the three candidates for councilor in the 2010 elections who opposed House Bill 4256 is with the political line up of the Gonzalez-Gonzalez tandem.

Prosecutor laments ‘weak interest’ of victims vs human trafficking

While crusaders against human trafficking are very enthusiastic about pursuing cases and punishing human trafficker, the victims are not, lamented Regional State Prosecutor Virgilio Garcia, during a forum on Social Responses to Human Trafficking,

Youth service program in WV in full swing

The implementation of the Youth National Service (YNS) program in Western Visayas is in full swing.


Dumalag Liga ng mga Barangay bloodletting successful

ROXAS CITY – Provincial Liga President Clemente Castro Firmalino said that the bloodletting conducted by Dumalag Liga ng mga Barangay where he is also the head, was successful.

PGMA’s Capiz visit a boost Ugyon party

ROXAS CITY – Political pundits here believe that Pres. Gloria Arroyo’s visit today is a show of support to Ugyon Kita Capiz (UKC) of Former Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante, 2nd District Cong. Fred Castro whose wife Mrs. Jane is running for congresswoman and City Mayor Vicente Bermejo.

Judy belies promising to Dadivas LP’s congressional slot

ROXAS CITY – Mrs. Judy Araneta-Roxas, mother of Sen. Mar Roxas, strongly denied that she promised to former 1st District Cong. Rodriquez “Roging” Dadivas to have a Liberal Party (LP) congressional slot in the 2010 election.


Bacolod City is Best Tourism Oriented LGU

Bacolod City will be among the frontliners in the 2009 Western Visayas Tourism Excellence Awards to be held in Roxas City beginning tomorrow having been chosen as the Best Tourism Oriented local government unit in the highly urbanized city category.

Lots for relocation site under final selection process

BACOLOD CITY – Secretary to the Mayor Atty. Vicente Petierre III confirmed last Friday that the Landbanking Committee under the leadership of Councilor Dindo Ramos, chair of the Committee on Housing and Urban Resettlement, is now in the process of finalizing the lots intended for the relocation of the illegal settlers.

Rep. Lacson: Martial law in Maguindanao PGMA’s judgment call

QUEZON CITY — An urgent executive-legislative caucus will be held in Congress today in the light of the President’s declaration of Martial Law in Maguindanao following the massacre of 57 civilians.


Science should go with faith
As seen on TV
Wanted President
Massacre and impunity
An open Letter to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Eye Opener
HIV-AIDS patients among us
Diabesity: A Massive Epidemic


Retrain policemen

/ Erly C. Garcia

Playing deaf

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

Syndrome of impunity

/ Bob J. Mahadali


/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


Sing Songs of Christmas at Robinsons

Sing Songs of Christmas at Robinsons

In the tradition of giving colorful and melodious Christmas nights to the Ilonggos, Robinsons Place Iloilo opens another big outdoor attraction this year with Sing Songs of Christmas at the Ledesma Carpark.

----------------------------------------TMX inks its 1st birthday

TMX inks its 1st birthday

The first and the only travel and marketing company in Iloilo, Travel and Marketing Experts Corp., has inked an indelible imprint in the industry in terms of travel and events in less than a year of its operations.

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


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