December 18, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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PDEA confirms existence of narco-politics in WV

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) VI earlier projected the possibility that illicit drug-related activities could be a source of election campaign.

And the threat that narco-politics has crept in Western Visayas seemed to have turned into a reality.

SP approves P43.4M supplemental budget

THE Sangguniang Panlungsod approved in its last Wednesday’s regular the Supplemental Budget No.9 amounting to P43,465,085.68. More than 47 percent of the total budget is intended for the productivity enhancement incentive (PEI) of officials and employees of the city government. Of the P43,465,085.68

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A policeman investigates a security guard of KTV Sandpipers, Jalandoni Street,

A policeman investigates a security guard of KTV Sandpipers, Jalandoni Street, regarding a gun poking incident allegedly involving a Chinese businessman, Kenneth Chua.

Filipino-Chinese Friendship Ark to rise in China town

A “Filipino-Chinese Friendship Ark” will soon rise in the city’s China Town after the Sangguniang Panlungsod approved a resolution allowing Mayor Jerry Trenas to issue a permit to the Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Iloilo Inc. (FCCCI).

Illegally-shipped firecrackers seized in Bacolod

The Philippine Coast Guard on Wednesday morning intercepted P1-million worth of illegally-shipped firecrackers at the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corporation.


Pamukaw meant to create awareness in biz sector

City Tourism and Development Office (CTDO) head Ben Jimena said today’s (December 18) Dinagyang 2010 Pamukaw is meant to create awareness in the business sector interested in helping the yearly celebration.

Scion of prominent family figures in gun poking incident anew

For the nth time, the scion of a prominent Fil-Chinese family figured in a gun poking incident.

Girl almost taken hostage by suspected robber

After he was accused of attempted robbery and arson, a man tried to take a 12-year- old girl as hostage Tuesday evening at Brgy. Bolilao, Mandurriao, Iloilo City.

Dec. 18, deadline of COA Special Task Force to submit evaluation to PSC

BACOLOD–The Special Task Force formed by the Commission on Audit to evaluate the documents submitted by Congressman Monico Puentevella on the P50.5 million Liquidation Report will submit not later than today to Mario Lipana, Philippine Sports Commission audit team leader.


SP to invite Bermejo to shed light on acquisition of cars

ROXAS CITY – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP), during its regular session yesterday approved a resolution inviting City Mayor Vicente Bermejo to shed light on the acquisition of luxury cars during his term as governor of Capiz.

Bridging of Libas and Culasi planned

ROXAS CITY – City Mayor Vicente Bermejo said that his administration, through the help of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, will connect Brgy. Libas and Culasi by putting up a bridge which will help the residents directly reach the areas without passing the city.

190 new soldiers officially join the ranks of 3ID

Division Public Affairs Office, Camp Peralta, Jamindan, Capiz—- One hundred ninety (190) candidate soldiers were sworn in as Privates into the Armed Forces of the Philippines by Major General Vicente M Porto, Commander of the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division


Negros Occidental is Best Performing Province in Region 6

The Province of Negros Occidental was named Best Performing Province in Region VI and bagged other special awards during the 2009 Excellence in Local Governance (EXCELL) awarding ceremony held in Iloilo City, Tuesday, besting other provinces in the region, namely, Iloilo, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, and Guimaras.

Person arrested for estafa

Police Officer 3 Rolito Flores and Police Officer 2 Rone Benitua all members of the Investigation Detective Management Branch (IDMB) of Bacolod City Police Office arrested REGIE OLAIRA y BOLLOSA on December 17, 2009 at about 10:30 A.M, married and a resident of Regent Pearl Homes in Barangay Alijis in this city.

City Government honors retirees

The Bacolod City Government hosted yesterday a Christmas and thanksgiving party for all the retiring city government employees this year. Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson led the giving of recognition to the retirees who each received a gift in gratitude of their service to the city.


From gray to black
A willful Christmas
Journalists slaughtered in the line of duty
Eye Opener
Celebrate Birth of Jesus Christ Reverently
As seen on TV
My Own Private Mindanao
The War on Dengue


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


Los Papas Grill opens

Los Papas Grill opens

Your Pink Pepper and TNT’s Menen Sang-alan graced the opening of Los Papas Grill recently and we were met by its owners, Joann and Alex Bañares and their children Clarissa, Nicole and John Raphael.

----------------------------------------Green Mango at SM City

Green Mango at SM City

Your craving for fresh and delicious home-cooked dishes is over. Mall bonding with family and friends would be extra delightful with the opening of Green Mango SM City located at the ground floor near SM City’s main entrance.

----------------------------------------You know it’s Christmas at Camella when…

You know it’s Christmas at Camella when…

The Parol or Christmas Lantern lights way of the lost and wayward during the coldest month of the year, Christmas caroling can be heard everywhere where church choir or even street kids sang the merriest songs ever written, traditional Filipino food such as bibingka,

---------------------------------------- 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.”


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