December 17, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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PNP warns traders vs sale of toy guns

“The law may be harsh but it is the law.”

Thus said PNP Regional Director, Chief Supt. Isagani Cuevas as he reiterated the illegality of selling gun replicas, which are sold at every nook and cranny of Iloilo City this Christmas season.

First day of nine-day misa de gallo is peaceful

Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) Director Sr. Supt. Melvin Moncal said the first day of the nine-day traditional dawn mass is peaceful.

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Ilonggos flock to the Jaro Cathedral during the the first day of Simbang Gabi in Iloilo City.

Ilonggos flock to the Jaro Cathedral during the the first day of Simbang Gabi in Iloilo City.

Ilonggo press freedom fighter honored

The people of Western Visayas will commemorate the 153rd Birth Anniversary of Ilonggo freedom fighter and national hero Dr. Graciano Lopez Jaena at Jaro Plaza now named Dr. Lopez Jaena Park on Friday Dec. 18 at 7am.


Ilonggo culture, Hiligaynon language to be given emphasis in Dinagyang activities

CITY Tourism and Development Office head Ben Jimena said one of the innovations for the 2010 Dinagyang festival is the infusion of a stage prose and poetry contest using Hiligaynon as their language in promoting Ilonggo culture.

Dinagyang 2010 Pamukaw set Dec 18

The 2010 edition of Dinagyang Festival, Iloilo City’s premier tourism, religious and cultural celebration heats up the downtown streets for the staging of its “Pamukaw” with a foot parade from the Promenade to Freedom Grandstand on Friday December 18 at 2pm.

Oton named best performing LGU in WV

The Department of Interior and Local Government adjudged the Municipality of Oton as the best performing local government unit in Western Visayas during the recent Pagdayaw 2009 held at the Iloilo Grand hotel.

UPV Cinematheque to be inaugurated

A film theater to showcase modern masterpieces, modern genre and avant-garde films, claimed documentaries and short films for studies and analysis by students in the arts and the humanities and related studies. It will also be an archival museum for film memorabilia, props, conceptual arts and storyboards that will be useful in developing interest in the craft of film-making.


Filipinos prefer food products with Sangkap Pinoy seal

Majority of the Filipino households (77.5 percent) prefer to buy food products with the Sangkap Pinoy Seal (SPS).

Ally blames GMA for lack of projects in Capiz

ROXAS CITY – An ally of Sen. Mar Roxas blamed President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for not giving the former his Country Wide Development Funds (CDF) or pork barrel, resulting to an alleged lack of projects in Capiz, particularly in Roxas City.


Lady reporter complaints of acts of lasciviousness vs. bizman

A lady reporter from Sun.Star Bacolod whose name is being withheld, filed a criminal case of acts of lasciviousness against Ernie Pestaño of the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office Tuesday in relation to an incident that transpired Friday at the office of the MBCCI in Bacolod City.

Kabankalan choral fest launched

The annual choral fest in Kabankalan City was launched yesterday at the city plaza. Those who performed were the Temple Ace Academy, Southland College, Kabankalan Evangelical Church and the Heritage Learning Center.


Eye Opener
Celebrate Birth of Jesus Christ Reverently
As seen on TV
My Own Private Mindanao
The War on Dengue
The plot thickens
Pastoral work requires vibrant interior life
FAABC: A time to rejoice!


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 (2)

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla

Trauma nation

/ Gail Ilagan

Worst is coming?

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon


Making history with Paskong Pinoy sa Camella

Making history with Paskong Pinoy sa Camella

Beyond the passion to change the countryside and lifestyle of homeowners throughout the Philippines, Camella, a subsidiary of Vista Land Company is reviving the truest essence of Christmas and recently made history with “Paskong Pinoy sa Camella.”

----------------------------------------The El Grande opening

The El Grande opening

Located at Phase IV, Marikudo St, in Alta Tierra Village in Jaro, Iloilo City, is a resort spa and convention center that has opened its door last November 18, 2009 with a cocktail party and ballroom dancing to the delight of its many invited guests from all sectors of society.

----------------------------------------Carlitos’ opens in Jaro

Carlitos’ opens in Jaro

Carlitos’, the home of eclectic dining experience has opened its second branch in Jaro, beside Biscocho Haus. Now, homemade-quality food at its best, is accessible to those living in the city. The Guadarramas warmly welcomed guests to a private opening party held last Dec. 2, 2009.

---------------------------------------- The Search for Mr. and Ms. Nursing Iloilo 2009

The Search for Mr. and Ms. Nursing Iloilo 2009

The Student Nurses Association of the Philippines – Iloilo Chapter is holding the first ever search for Mr. and Ms. Nursing Iloilo on Dec. 18, 2009 at 6 PM, University of San Agustin Gym. The candidates have been culled from the best Mr. and Ms. Nursing winners in their respective schools


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