December 15, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Treñas refuses to recognize newly-installed ABC presidents

City Mayor Jerry Treñas will not recognize the three newly installed presidents of the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) of City Proper, Jaro and La Paz districts.

City employees, brgy officials to receive Christmas bonus

Regular and casual employees of the city government will receive Christmas bonus from the city government. The allocation for the bonuses of employees is up for approval in this Wednesday’s regular session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod.

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Vendors of “bingka”, a native delicacy, have started to set up their kiosks in front of the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City

Vendors of “bingka”, a native delicacy, have started to set up their kiosks in front of the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City even before the start of the “Simbang Gabi” or dawn masses which will commence tomorrow until the Christmas Day.

Three frat members nabbed for hazing

Three fraternity members were arrested following an initiation rites very recently at Brgy. Jaguimitan, Passi City.

Collared were Julio Layson, 21, Emi Pacardo, 21, and John Rey Falcis, 22, all of Brgy. Man-it, Passi City.


USA-CAS pre diamond jubilee homecoming Dec 19

Alumni, former faculty members and staff of the University of San Agustin College of Arts and Sciences will come together for a homecoming on December 19, Saturday, at the University Quadrangle. The homecoming will jumpstart the College’s Diamond Jubilee celebration next year, 2010.

Mute person is police’s witness in Molo killing

On top of the physical evidences they gathered, police investigators are also relying on a mute person to shed light in the shooting incident at Brgy. North Baluarte, Molo, Iloilo City.

Ilonggo animator makes it big in Hollywood

He was only over a year old when his family migrated to Canada. His interest for film as an art form started when he was just a toddler. He avidly watched 16mm classic films for children borrowed by his parents from the local public library.

POEA issues advisory to returning OFWS on OECs

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has released an advisory with regard to the issuance of travel exit clearances (OECs) to returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) during this holiday season.


Roxas City’s anti-filariasis campaign ends in January

ROXAS CITY – The City Health Officer (CHO) here will continue with its massive treatment on filariasis until January 2010 to widely cover the targeted population for the campaign.

Farmers urged to plant high value crops to avert effects of El Niño

SAN JOSE, Antique – Farmers in rain fed croplands were encouraged to plant high value crops, vegetables, corn among others to avert the possible effects of El Niño which is expected early next year.

Panay tops 2009 cleanest, greenest tilt

ROXAS CITY – The municipality of Panay in Capiz once again made it to the top in the 2009 Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran provincial annual search.


Mayor instructs setting up of One-Stop Shop for permits, licenses

Mayor Evelio Leonardia recently directed all offices of the city government involved in the issuance of permits and licenses to set up a one-stop shop at the SM City events center beginning January 4 until February 12 next year.

Veteran journalist in photo exhibit

The Namit-Namit Art Gallery presents the photographs of veteran journalist Inday Espina-Varona in an exhibit from Dec. 15 entitled “Anima”, meaning life force, focuses on people glimpsed during Espina-Varona’s travels.


Pastoral work requires vibrant interior life
As seen on TV
The cheapening of Martial Law
FAABC: A time to rejoice!
Warning on DHEA
Eye Opener
Gathering of Ilonggo writers December 12
Massacre and impunity


Life lessons from student nurses

/ Kathy M. Villalon

We are not Vampires

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

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.


It's Christmastime!

It's Christmastime!

How about that, folks? We’re getting into the last month of the year 2009! Welcome to New Year, 2010! OOOPS!! Sorry, just got exited. Can’t get through this month. That fast, huh? This is the Most Merry Month of the year. Just look around you.

----------------------------------------The KCARSI cake decorating demo

The KCARSI cake decorating demo

SM City Iloilo mallers trooped to the event center to witness and take part in the exciting cake decorating demonstration held by Kryz Culinary Arts and Restaurant Services Institute (KCARSI). The students of KCARSI’s Bakery and Pastry Production were divided into four groups.

----------------------------------------Regalo: An Art Exhibit

Regalo: An Art Exhibit

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.

---------------------------------------- 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


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