January 5, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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PGMA to inspect Iloilo’s second flyover today

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is slated to set foot in Iloilo City Tuesday afternoon for a site inspection of the city’s second flyover, according to Presidential Assistant for Western Visayas Raul Banias.

P1-B fund for rehab of typhoon-affected projects in Panay up for release

Fund intended for the repair of infrastructure projects that were damaged by typhoon “Frank” in Panay Island last 2008 is expected to be released early this month. Public Works and Highways regional director Rolando Asis disclosed that Panay will receive P1-billion for repairs and replacements of damaged structures which will be taken from the P12-billion

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Traders display their assorted goods from 5 in the afternoon until the evening at the Iloilo City sidewalk.

Traders display their assorted goods from 5 in the afternoon until the evening at the Iloilo City sidewalk.

Tupas orders probe on IRC jail break

ILOILO Governor Niel Tupas has ordered a probe on the escape of three inmates at the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) which led to the death of one escapee.

Iloilo solon cites housing project for city urban poor

Iloilo City lone district Rep. Raul Gonzalez Jr. stressed that his office is responsive to the concerns of the urban poor, especially on housing.


Two notorious robbery hold up suspects summarily executed

TWO suspected members of a notorious robbery group operating in the province of Iloilo were summarily executed in a sugarcane field in Barangay Dakal, San Enrique Sunday night.

PNP keeps eye on robbery groups in Iloilo province

AMID a string of robbery incidents in Iloilo province, the Police Regional Office (PRO) VI is keeping an eye on existing robbery groups operating in the area.

Old grudges seen as motive in cabbie slay

From the initial motive of robbery, police investigators are now looking at the possibility that the death of a taxi driver in La Paz, Iloilo City was triggered by old grudges.

Robbery against fish vendors foiled

SEVERAL fish vendors went physically unscathed after they were fired upon by suspected hold-up men Sunday evening at Brgy. Talanghauan, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo.


Court junks petition for TRO on Capitol loan

ROXAS CITY – The Regional Trial Court (RTC) Executive Judge here has denied the request for the issuance of a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) effective 72 hours relative to the petition of Board Member Gilbert Ardivilla for Certiorari and Prohibition with prayer for issuance of a Writ of Preliminary Prohibitory injunction and TRO against the proposed capitol loan amounting to P683,160,000.

Almalbis regains cargo handling in Culasi port

ROXAS CITY – The Culasi Port Services, Inc. (CPSI) is again owned and managed by Former Barangay Captain Eleazar Almalbis after the Philippine Port Authority (PPA) regional office officially returned over it on January 1, 2010.


BCPO conducts unsealing of firearms

The Bacolod City Police Office conducted the unsealing of firearms among Police Officers assigned in this city during the Monday Flag Raising ceremony at the BCPO Main Office grounds.

OBO suspends building of 81-room motel at Brgy. 6

Bacolod City–Sangguniang Panlungsod Member Greg Gasataya, chair of the Committee on Environment, confirmed recently that the application of Bacolod Imperial Court for an Environment Compliance Certificate for the construction of an 81-room motel located at Barangay 6, Bacolod City was not yet granted.


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Undoing rituals for good fortune
Memory and foresight
Eye Opener
Forgive those who trespass against you
A Ransomed Christmas
Journalists slaughtered in the line of duty
The War on Dengue


Bad people, good people

/ Kathy M. Villalon

Now Showing: 2010

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Issues in Philippine Education: In Retrospect

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

Anything under the sun:
The World of Mother Rosario 4

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla

from the inbox:
Electric vehicles will end climate change

/ Daniel Escurel Occeno


In with the New

In with the New

Nothing beats an afternoon trying out Nothing But Dessert’s (NBD) newest addition to their already burgeoning menu. And if the sweet dessert we’re talking about is named after the graceful Russian ballet dancer Ánna Pávlova, then curiosity and craving automatically go hand in hand.

----------------------------------------The Iloilo Emerald Lions Club poses as Santa

The Iloilo Emerald Lions Club poses as Santa

The officers and members of the Iloilo Emerald Lions Club forego its usual Christmas party with a gift giving activity last Sunday. The chosen recipients are the Sitio Panusuan and Sitio 30 both of Brgy Nabitasan in Leganes, Iloilo.

----------------------------------------Bago City Spectacular Fireworks seen by 50T

Bago City Spectacular Fireworks seen by 50T

All roads and highways within a kilometer radius were filled with thousands of cars, vans and trucks while all tricycles stopped and the oval field and bleachers were jampacked to watch the second Lights of Bago Musical Symphony of Fireworks

---------------------------------------- Jaki Peñalosa’s ‘Dreams’

Jaki Peñalosa’s ‘Dreams’

Jaki Peñalosa once again enthralled Ilonggos and foreign guests during her fashion show entitled “Dreams” held recently. Her new designs were worn by Iloilo’s top models led by Ria Bolivar, the city’s well-known personalities dubbed as “real people” and Koreans belonging to the Rotary Club of Ulsan Numbu,


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