December 9, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Robbery gang strikes Indian bizman, 2 pals

After a brief hiatus, notorious robbers in Iloilo province are back.

Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) chief Senior Supt. Renato Gumban confirmed the resurrection of remnants of the said hold-up group following the robbery of an Indian national Monday afternoon at Passi City, Iloilo.

Case filed vs 5 ‘basag-kotse’ suspects

Police filed a case of Robbery with Force Upon Things against the five suspects of “basag-kotse” incident in San Jose, Antique on November 29, 2009.

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Mediamen in Iloilo City offer prayers and light candles in front of the Bombo Radyo station in Mapa Street

Mediamen in Iloilo City offer prayers and light candles in front of the Bombo Radyo station in Mapa Street as part of the series of activities in condemnation of the gruesome Ampatuan massacre which killed 57 people including journalists and to demand for justice for the helpless victims.

IDFI releases P1.2M subsidy to Dinagyang 2010 tribes

Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) has already released P1.2 million as subsidy and financial assistance to the 16 competing tribes in next year’s Dinagyang Festival competition.


PNP: Leganes slay may end up in amicable settlement

Police investigators are looking at the possibility of an amicable settlement relative to the murder of a 27-year old man in Leganes, Iloilo over the weekend.

2010 Dinagyang to stay away from politics—IDFI

Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) vice president Ricardo Andrada said the 2010 Dinagyang festival should not be used as a forum for political candidates to present their platforms of government and in making campaign speeches.

Boracay PNP leads ‘Scubarero’ coastal clean up

To promote a safer Boracay’s beach environment, the Boracay Special Tourist Protection Office (BSTPO) joined volunteers for the “Scubasurero’ beach clean-up project.

45 areas more for 4P’s in WV

The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4P’s) is expanding to 45 areas more in Western Visayas, said Asst. Director Joel P. Galicia of the Department of Social Welfare and Development field Office VI.


‘Free zone’ eyed in Panitan 2010 polls

ROXAS CITY – “Free zone” will probably be declared in Panitan relative to the one-on-one fight in mayoral race between incumbent Mayor Katherine “Kit” Belo and challenger Tingcupon Punong Barangay Richard “Bantit” Dadivas.

Lin-ay sang Negros wins Miss WV Tourism ‘09 title

ROXAS CITY – The beautiful and lovely Lin-ay sang Negros, Vicky Marie Milagrosa Rushton was crowned as the Miss Western Visayas Tourism, besting nine other beauties from Region VI held at the Capiz Gym here last Dec. 5, 2009. Rushton also bagged the major awards such as Miss Festival Costume, Best in Swimsuit and Best in Evening Gown.

PGMA orders 24/7 work for Roxas City drainage project

ROXAS CITY – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has ordered the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for the immediate completion of the multi-million Roxas City Drainage System project.


1 out of 4 Filipino pregnant women nutritionally at risk

About 26.3 percent or one in every four Filipino pregnant women is nutritionally at-risk according to the latest National Nutrition Survey (NNS) by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST)

Bacolod, Negros Occ. reap WVTA awards

BACOLOD CITY — Sanguniang Panlungsod Member Homer Bais, chair of the Committee on Tourism yesterday reported that Bacolod City and Negros Occidental were among the recipients of so many awards in the just concluded Western Visayas Tourism Assembly (WVTA) held in Roxas City, Capiz.


Don’t’ be afraid to junk RH bill
Eye Opener
Gathering of Ilonggo writers December 12
Warning on DHEA
As seen on TV
Martial Law the third
An open Letter to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Massacre and impunity


Dirty politics

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

Reduce your carbon footprints

/ BKathy M. Villalon

Disarm the dangerous

/ Gail Ilagan

Retrain policemen

/ Erly C. Garcia


Island Fusion grills to perfection

Island Fusion grills to perfection

Memories of my past Boracay trips came to mind when we stood outside Island Fusion. The sound of party music permeated the air, and I was excited to come in. As we were ushered inside Island Fusion,

----------------------------------------Save More gives savings and convenience

Save More gives savings and convenience

Bacolod City is now proud to have a new convenient air-conditioned market for groceries, vegetables, seafoods, canned goods and pork and poultry products. Save More Market opened at the Libertad market area recently to serve the Negrenses

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

----------------------------------------Portraits and Figures

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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