December 23, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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48 towns, cities are areas of concern

THE Police Regional Office 6 has categorized 48 towns and cities in Western Visayas as election areas of concern. Iloilo province tops the list with 16 areas of concern in the entire region.

‘P130M Pavia housing project scam ‘politically motivated’

CITY Mayor Jerry Trenas Trenas considered the issue on the alleged resolution of the Ombudsman Visayas on the P130 multi-million housing project as “politically motivated.”

He said the issue only cropped up after he decided to run as congressman and parted ways with the Gonzalez’s. It is also one of the issues raised on the day he announced his political plan.

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TRAFFIC RUSH. The traffic in Iloilo City is heavier these days when Christmas is fast approaching.

TRAFFIC RUSH. The traffic in Iloilo City is heavier these days when Christmas is fast approaching. More people go out for varied activities as well as Christmas shopping.

Cops identified with politicos to get boot

IT IS a given fact: no member of the Philippine National Police should engage himself or herself in partisan politics.


16,908 indigent families in WV avail of 4Ps

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s “Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program” (4Ps) is now making an impact into the lives of close to 17,000 indigent families in Western Visayas.

Man hangs self to death

A 52-year old man allegedly committed suicide Saturday afternoon at Brgy. Nahapay, Guimbal, Iloilo.

Close to 1,000 nurses benefit from NARS program in WV

Close to 1,000 nurses from Western Visayas benefited from the Nurses Assigned in Rural Areas (NARS) program, an initiative of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to generate employment in the health sector.

Cuevas vows arresting cops illegally tagging along with politicians

No moonlighting, please. PNP Regional Director Chief Supt. Isagani Cuevas warned policemen that they shall be arrested if they provided security to politicians without authority from concerned agencies.


Barruela runs for mayor to curb mining

ROXAS CITY – Last termer Sangguniang Bayan (SB) Member Villamor Barruela of Maayon, Capiz said that he is running for mayor of the said town. He vowed that he will continue to oppose mining operations in the town once he is elected into office,

Panay is second placer in environmental management

PANAY, Capiz — This town is the region’s first runner-up in environmental management, Mayor Dante Bermejo said, adding that he received the award given by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) last Dec. 15, 2009 at the Iloilo Grand Hotel.


Jatropha proven good as alternative fuel–MBCCI

Jatropha Curcas or kasla in the local dialect is one of the best alternative fuel, Vice President for External affairs Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry, MBCCI, Jose Ma. Zayco said.

Sky lantern festival lights up Bacolod

Hundreds of flying lanterns lit up the night sky like fireflies as Bacolod City launched its first Flying Lantern Festival on Saturday.


Eye Opener
Food that God prohibits from eating
Evangelization of culture
As seen on TV
He who has courage cast the first stone
From gray to black
Journalists slaughtered in the line of duty
The War on Dengue


Leaving 2009 behind and looking forward to 2010

/ Rhea B. Peñaflor

Anything under the sun:
The World of Mother Rosario (3)

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla

This deal is not ours

/ CSO Working Group on Climate Change and Development

Life lessons from student nurses

/ Kathy M. Villalon

We are not Vampires

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


Deco’s invades Bacolod

Deco’s invades Bacolod

All of a sudden Bacolenos were surprised to discover that the original La Paz Batchoy entered the City of Smiles for that original savoring experience of the batchoy created by Federico Guillergan Sr in year 1938.

----------------------------------------Salvacion Homes holds office blessing

Salvacion Homes holds office blessing

Salvacion Homes, an umbrella company of Salvacion Infrastructure and Development Corporation(SIDC) recently had its office blessing. The office is located at Salvacion Center, Lacson corner 27th Sts., Bacolod City.

----------------------------------------PRISAA XI shocks Barotac and Sta. Barbara in Integrated Football Meet 2009

PRISAA XI shocks Barotac and Sta. Barbara in Integrated Football Meet 2009

The PRISAA Elementary Football Team, composed mainly of players from Paref-Westbridge School, won the Elementary Football Championship of the Iloilo Schools Sports Council Athletic Association Meet 2009 via a 2-1 victory over the Barotac Team of District 4.

----------------------------------------300 rural folks in Maasin benefit Ateneo medical, dental mission

300 rural folks in Maasin benefit Ateneo medical, dental mission

Three hundred residents coming from three rural barangays have received medical checkup, teeth extraction and free medicine from the Ateneo de Iloilo Alumni Association (AAA) and the school’s Office of the Outreach Program last December 13 at Brgy. Sinubsuban, Maasin town.


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