December 14, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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City schools no longer joining drum and bugle competition

Skills and talents of elementary and high school students in the drum, bugle and lyre may not be seen during the weeklong celebration of the 2010 Dinagyang festival after the head of the City Division of Schools deferred their participation.

Army hot on trail of rebels in Leon clash

Elements of the Philippine Army’s 82nd Infantry Battalion (82IB) based in Miag-ao, Iloilo are still on ongoing operations against New People’s Army members in Southern Iloilo.

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People enjoy the colorful lights adorning the Angelicum School in Jaro, Iloilo City.

People enjoy the colorful lights adorning the Angelicum School in Jaro, Iloilo City. The lighting of the former Lizares Mansion every Christmas season has turned into an annual attraction in Iloilo City.

DOH starts ‘Iwas-Paputok’ campaign

“There are no safe firecrackers,” came the main advisory of the Department of Health (DOH) these holiday season. Together with the Philippine National Police (PNP), DOH Region-6 lead by Dr. Sofia Fulmones, strongly advised the public to restrain from using firecrackers or fireworks to avoid blast injuries and incidents.


Joint session on martial law to adjourn today

Following the lifting of the martial law in Maguindanao over the weekend, the Congress joint session is expected to push through today, December 14.

Kasadyahan 2009 will be ‘festival of festivals’

Next year’s Kasadyahan competition of the 2010 Dinagyang would be a “festival of festivals” with the participation of the various municipalities in the province of Iloilo. Initially, there are nine towns which confirmed their participation.

AAGAPAY answers call on climate change

Composed of different concerned Filipino citizens coming from different sectors of our society both in private and government, a non-governmental organization called AAGAPAY, which stands for Alalay at Gabay sa Pamayanan,

Man stabbed dead over old grudges

A 22-year old man did not survive after he was stabbed Saturday evening at Brgy. Sooc, Arevalo, Iloilo City. Reports said that Allan Arroyo, also of the said place, succumbed to multiple stabbed injuries on the different parts of his body.


Panay town wins as top 3 best performing LGUs in WV

PANAY, Capiz – This town under the leadership of Mayor Dante Bermejo will be awarded by Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Office 6 as top three in best performing Local Government Units (LGUs) or excellence in local governance.

Roging Dadivas maintains loyalty to LP

ROXAS CITY – Former 1st District Rep. Rodriquez “Roging” Dadivas strongly denied that he jumped ship to the Nationalista Party (NP) of Sen. Manny Villar saying that he is still loyal to Liberal Party (LP) where he belongs.


Escalante City maintains 200 has. of mangroves

The City of Escalante is maintaining 200 hectares of mangrove plantation found along its coastal barangays Environment Management Specialist 1 Stephanie Pamati-an, said.

Ilog launches P6-M GTZ-assisted project

The Municipality of Ilog launches and the German Technical Cooperation is set to launch today (December 11) a P6-million project for the municipality’s farmers and fisherfolks.

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.”


Pollution of the spirit
As seen on TV
2 Degrees Celsius or we all die
FAABC: A time to rejoice!
Warning on DHEA
Eye Opener
Gathering of Ilonggo writers December 12
Massacre and impunity


Anything under the sun:
The world of Mother Rosario (1)

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla

Trauma nation

/ Gail Ilagan

Worst is coming?

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

BYLI… inspiring the youth to work for a better Philippines

/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.


My Rockstar Christmas at Garden of the Ascension

My Rockstar Christmas at Garden of the Ascension

Garden of the Ascension’s management, staff and agents were dressed in their hottest rocker outfits when they attended the grandest rock party of the year held at the Grand Hotel. Everybody was welcomed by no less than Jaresh Ng

----------------------------------------Leoniel Cerbas and ‘Pugad’

Leoniel Cerbas and ‘Pugad’

“Pugad” earned young Ilonggo artist Leoniel Cerbas, 23, the second place in the Metrobank Art and Design Excellence National Competition 2009. The oil on canvas piece shows the characteristics of a poor family

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs give food to children in Calaparan

A private group which call themselves Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, in cooperation with ABS CBN Iloilo Kapamilya sa barangay, initiated a feeding program at Brgy. Calaparan, Arevalo Iloilo on December 4, 2009.

---------------------------------------- A party for the UI Alumni

A party for the UI Alumni

The University of Iloilo-Phinma Educational Network treated the alumni in a cocktail party held at Esca’s Restaurant recently. That evening, the board of directors of its alumni association was introduced and the uniforms of the school’s varied departments were presented in a fashion show.


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