December 24, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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‘If there’s political partisanship among cops’

CITY Mayor Jerry Trenas yesterday said he will recommend that the city be placed under the Comelec control if there are already strong indications of political partisanship on the part of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) and presence of armed men that could disrupt the conduct of peaceful election here.

Retailers hope late shoppers will spur holiday food sales

FOOD retailers have little festive cheer that traditionally goes with holiday sales. But last-minute shopping for the traditional Noche Buena midnight feast should give them a still decent sales growth for December, industry officials said.

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A policemen secures a bus terminal

A policemen secures a bus terminal as more people rush to their hometowns in time to celebrate Christmas.

Trenas not weakened by Pavia housing issue

CITY Mayor Jerry Trenas is not demoralized by issues hurled against him by his political opponents particularly the P130 million Pavia housing project. “Ilonggos are worth fighting for.”

The issue on the P130 million indicting the mayor for graft and corruption popped up last week. The Ombudsman allegedly has handed down a resolution implicating the mayor on the controversy. This was denied by Trenas. Trenas said if the issue on the multi-million housing scam was his price for pursuing his political ambition, “then be it.”


2 women busted for shabu trade

THE wife of an arrested notorious drug peddler and her woman friend were arrested following a buy bust operation Tuesday evening at Brgy. Ocho, TIgbauan, Iloilo.

Inmate dies after ‘beaten’ black and blue

JUSTICE is the resounding call of family and friends of a 27-year-old man who died while in incarceration at the Balasan Police Station lock-up cell.


PHO warns the public of the effects of firecrackers

San Jose, Antique –The Provincial Health Office issued a warning to the public on the ill effects of fire crackers that aside from being burnt, injured or disabled it can also pose serious respiratory problem like asthma and other complications if excessive smoke from firecrackers are inhaled.

BFP-Roxas City accredits 65 firecracker retailers

Roxas City – About 65 firecracker retailers were accredited by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) here to engage in the trade of firecrackers and related – merchandise during the holiday season.

Fellowships for journalists offered

The East-West Center is accepting applications for the Spring 2010 Jefferson Fellowships for Journalists, a three-week seminar and travel program for journalists from the United States and the Asia Pacific region.


8,646 Bacoleños get gifts from City Government

The Bacolod City Government, through Mayor Evelio Leonardia and the city officials, started yesterday with the series of gift giving activity to at least 8,646 Bacoleños.

Businessman seek people’s initiative for loan cancellation

Bacolod City–Businessman Vladimir Gonzalez led yesterday the filing of the petition before the Commission on Election (COMELEC) Bacolod seeking for the repeal and revocation of Sangguniang Panlungsod Resolution No. 873 Series of 2009 and Resolution No. 866


As seen on TV
Eat, drink and be merry
A Ransomed Christmas
Eye Opener
Food that God prohibits from eating
Evangelization of culture
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


Pyromusical Showdown 2009

Pyromusical Showdown 2009 at Iloilo Supermart

Hundreds of Ilonggos from all walks of life waited for this grand event and gathered as one to witness a magical night. And everyone counted … 5… 4… 3… 2… 1! Then, everyone was spell bound by the vibrant flares that danced in the sky

----------------------------------------Belens at NGC Bacolod

Belens at NGC Bacolod

The spacious ground of the New Government Center in Bacolod City is a haven for leisurely walk and simple family evenings during this Christmas season. You feel a relaxing break promenading the grounds while the cool breeze of December soothes your nerves.

----------------------------------------Grace Ormas’ special day

Grace Ormas’ special day

Grace Ormas celebrated her birthday recently at the family residence. The beautiful home she shares with husband Capt. Rolando Ormas and her children, which was splendidly arranged for the affair,

---------------------------------------- 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.


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