January 11, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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PNP places checkpoints to run after gun ban violators

Police checkpoints will now be a common sight among commuters in the advent of the implementation of the total gun ban.

Both the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) and the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) said that they have placed checkpoints in strategic areas in the city and province of Iloilo.

Uniformed cops to man checkpoints—Comelec

City Commission on Elections (Comelec) officer Jonathan Sayno clarified that road checkpoints relative to the election gun ban shall be manned by police officers in uniform and must be located in well-lit areas.

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From left, back row: Nuki Calubid (son of Prudencio Calubid and Celine Palma), May Wan Posa-Dominado

From left, back row: Nuki Calubid (son of Prudencio Calubid and Celine Palma), May Wan Posa-Dominado (daughter of Luisa Posa-Dominado) and (second row) Rose Arado (wife of Nilo Arado), Linda Cadapan (mother of Sherlyn Cadapan) and other relatives of missing activists pose during the launching of the book "Pagtatagpo sa Kabilang Dulo" in Iloilo City. The book recounts the struggles of the families and relatives of the desaparecidos.

City eyes world record with ‘Salvo of a Thousand Drums’

Iloilo City will again attempt to set a world record to the Guinness Book of World Records through the “Salvo of a Thousand Drums” which is part of the Dinagyang Festival. It would be a spectacular event, said Dr. Febe Cang, chair of the 2010 Tambor, Trumpa, Martsa Musika of the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI).


WV’s anti-drugs operations increase in 2009

Anti-illegal drug operations in Western Visayas posted a notable increase for the year 2009.

City gov’t continues to pour support to ICPO

City Mayor Jerry Treñas is fulfilling its commitment to support the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) as the city government is set to purchase 28 firearms and five patrol cars early this year.


Proposed landfill don’t have ECC yet

BACOLOD CITY — City Environment and Natural Resources Officer Max Sillo confirmed recently that the proposed site of a sanitary landfill in Barangay Felisa has no Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) yet from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) since it is embodied in the terms of reference of the contract that the winning bidder which is A.L Salazar Construction Corporation will be the one to secure the necessary documents including said ECC.

Illegal recruitment still prevalent: POEA warns

BACOLOD CITY — Despite convictions of several illegal recruiters operating in the province, the illegal activity is still prevalent in Negros Occ., POEA Satellite Office Unit Coordinator Carmen Nagum, said.

NSO conducts 4th Qtr Labor Force Survey and 2nd Visit Income & Expenditure Income

BACOLOD CITY — The National Statistics Office starts the year with two surveys, the Labor Force Survey (LFS) and the second round of Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES).


Dengue claims 21 Negrenses; anti-dengue campaign starts

THE Provincial Health Office announced the death of 21 Negrenses due to dengue in 2009 as the all-year-round campaign against the dreaded disease starts this month.

34th Sinulog festival opening salvo today in Kabankalan

A PROGRAM for the opening salvo of the week-long 34th Sinulog 2009 celebration will be held today, Jan.8, 5 p.m. at the city public plaza.

Escalante City boasts of various projects in 2009

THE local government of Escalante ushers in the new year by inaugurating and implementing various projects for 2009.


Catechism and political engagement
As seen on TV
News sense from nonsense
‘We will not walk in fear…’ (Edward R. Murrow revisited)
DNA: Who is the Daddy?
Eye Opener
Forgive those who trespass against you
A Ransomed Christmas


Bull's Eye:
No segregation


Anything under the sun:
The world of Mother Rosario (5)

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla

Issues in Philippine Education: In Retrospect

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

from the inbox:
NPA did not observe SOMO

/ Daniel Escurel Occeno

Bad people, good people

/ Kathy M. Villalon

Now Showing: 2010

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


A Breath of Fresh Air

A Breath of Fresh Air

THE fight against tuberculosis (TB) has gained strength because of the partnership between the government and the private sector. One of the strongest movers in this fight is the Citizens Iloilo Coalition Against Tuberculosis (CiCAT),

----------------------------------------Child’s Play

Child’s Play

The Creative Arts for Early Childhood Education (ECE 509 class) of the College of Education Graduate School of West Visayas State University held a unique art exhibit entitled “Kids Multicultural Arts Exhibit.”

----------------------------------------To love and cherish …

To love and cherish …

“Through God, they found each other. Through God’s love they were bound to one another.” The happiness of a woman and man to be in the arms of each other, and for life, cannot be fathomed.

---------------------------------------- Amigo’s grand 25th anniversary

Amigo’s grand 25th anniversary

Amigo Terrace Hotel celebrated its 25th anniversary last year with a fabulous party for a cause. The event started with a presentation of the hotel. Then, the audience was fully entertained by a dance number of the Russian Dreamgirls.


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