December 8, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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PDEA: Drug pushers swing operations to rural areas

Apparently, illegal drug pushers can’t withstand the “heat” in urban areas that they opt to shift to the provinces.

Tupas appeals CSC order reinstating Acepcion

Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas Sr. has asked the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to reconsider its earlier ruling restoring Dr. George Acepcion, currently detailed at the Medical/Dental Services-Office of the Governor, to the Ramon Tabiana Memorial District Hospital, in Cabatuan, Iloilo.

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A boy holding a twig, which he makes as his toy gun

A boy holding a twig, which he makes as his toy gun, stand behind an armored personnel carrier used by the Philippine Army to secure the area before the arrival of the President in Gawad Kalinga Village in Janiuay, Iloilo.

KALAHI community projects to end January 2010

KALAHI community process specialist Leo Quintilla said the government will end the implementation of the KALAHI projects starting January 2010 for lack of funding.


CIDG declines to dip hands on probe over resto fracas

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) VI begged off to be excused in conducting a probe over the involvement of a policeman in gun poking and mauling incident last week at City Proper, Iloilo City.

Two alleged peddlers nabbed in drug raid

Two suspected illegal drug pushers were arrested following an anti-narcotics operation Saturday at Brgy. Veterans Village, Iloilo City.

Int’l NGO commends couple cops

The International Justice Mission lauded two police officers of Police Regional Office 6 for their noteworthy accomplishments against human trafficking.

DOLE to set up OSH Network in Western Visayas

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), in collaboration with Occupational Safety & Health Center (OSHC), its attached agency, will conduct a Regional Zero-Accident Program or ZAP Conference


Arroyo graces ground breaking of P40 M flood control projects

ROXAS CITY – President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, in her presidential visit yesterday, graced the ground breaking of a P40 million flood control project in Banica and some parts of the city which aims to solve the flood problem especially during the rainy season.

Panay town bags 6 excellence in local governance awards

ROXAS CITY – Panay town under the leadership of Mayor Dante Bermejo is the winner of various awards during the Sinadya sa Halaran Gab-i sa Pagpasalamat and Western Visayas Tourism Excellence Awards held at the Capiz Gym on Sunday night.

Tourism dev’t addressed in WV confab

ROXAS CITY – A manageable eco-cultural tourism industry in Western Visayas wraps up the Western Visayas Tourism Congress held at Gerry Roxas Foundation Convention Center in Brgy. Dayao here, Dec. 5, 2009.


BAC resets bidding for sanitary landfill construction

BACOLOD CITY — Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) chairman Atty. Goldwyn Nifras decided to reset the opening of Bidding Documents for the construction of sanitary landfill on December 14, 2009 after it was learned that most of the interested bidders failed to prepare a topographical map for the project.

CENRO distributes 7T seedlings for tree planting

BACOLOD CITY – The Community Environment and Natural Resource Office (CENRO) here have distributed close to 7,000 seedlings this year CENR Officer Engr. Joan Nathaniel Gerangaya said.

DOH underscores role of media in times of pandemics

BACOLOD CITY – The Department of Health in a media forum attended by more than 20 members of the tri-media and information officers from regions 6, 7 and 8 underscored the importance of media as partners for its health advocacies.


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


Dirty politics

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

Reduce your carbon footprints

/ BKathy M. Villalon

Disarm the dangerous

/ Gail Ilagan

Retrain policemen

/ Erly C. Garcia


The bold and artsy John Montinola

The bold and artsy John Montinola

Perhaps one of Iloilo City’s fashion designers whose designs give justice to the word “bold” is John Montinola. His collection during the 2nd Indigenous Fiber Market Week months ago was proof of such.

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Portraits and Figures

Tito Nobleza has perfected his skill in making portraits and the human figure. His strokes are very detailed and he uses bright colors. This was my observation after viewing his works during the opening of Portraits and Figures, a one-man show of this Ilonggo-born and Manila-based artist.

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Aragoy! Tabang!

Eight visual artists are showcasing their artworks at Kalye Disisyete Restaurant, 17th Street Bacolod City, entitled “Aragoy! Tabang!!!” This is a Hiligaynon expression for asking help because of pain or agony.

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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.


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