January 13, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Politicos swarm Comelec with request for security

As of Monday, some 60-70 politicians running for mayor upwards in Western Visayas have asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for security details.

And everyday, the number increases faster, said Comelec regional director Atty. Dennis Ausan.

Of the said number, Ausan assured that some of them could be given temporary permits for security details Wednesday.

Comelec holds first meeting with law enforcers

Just like in previous voting, election fever in Western Visay as is very much in a handy level. This, according to Commission on Elections (Comelec) regional director Atty. Dennis Ausan following its first ever meeting with representatives from law enforcement agencies yesterday at Camp Delgado, Iloilo City.

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For wearing a shirt printed with “stop killing journalists,” GMA-6 cameraman Cirilo Renduque

For wearing a shirt printed with “stop killing journalists,” GMA-6 cameraman Cirilo Renduque was prevented by members of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) from taking video footage of Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s visit in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo yesterday.

Pagasa: Capiz now experiencing dry spell

The province of Capiz is already under drought condition after experiencing five consecutive months (from August to December) of below normal rainfall, Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported.


City school board allots P54.5M for classrooms

The Iloilo City Local School Board has apportioned P54.5 million of its Special Education Fund (SEF) for the construction, completion and repair of classrooms and other infrastructure projects that will be undertaken in 2010.

Treñas adheres to Comelec rule on police escorts

City Mayor Jerry Treñas has complied with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) guidelines allowing him to have only two uniformed police escorts. Since yesterday, only two police escorts were found guarding the mayor. He has also assigned two police auxiliaries in his office.

IDFI invites enterprising students to join Estudyante Negosyante contest

Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) is inviting enterprising college students to join the 2010 Dinagyang Festival Estudyante Negosyante.

Biggest American Medical Mission in 2nd District today

Secretary Augusto Boboy Syjuco, Director General of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and wife Second District Representative Judy Jalbuena Syjuco lead today’s biggest American Medical Mission.


Capitol seeks inhibition of judge in loan suit

ROXAS CITY – The camp of Capiz Governor Victor Tanco, Sr., through lawyer Jose Villanueva, recently filed a petition calling for the inhibition of the judge who handles the Special Civil Action case entitled SP Member Gilbert Ardivilla versus Victor Tanco, et al.

Filariasis mass treatment in Capiz ends Jan. 30

ROXAS CITY – The mass drug administration (MDA) for filariasis in the province will end on Jan. 30 this year.

Liga prexy justifies absences in regular sessions

ROXAS CITY – Liga Federation President and Ex-Officio Member Clemente “Budong” Firmalino has justified his absences at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) regular sessions last year.

Morales in, Cabillos out as new Asst. DE

ROXAS CITY – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 1st engineering district has a new assistant district engineer effective last Monday, January 10.


Marañon opposes government’s move to import sugar

Sagay City Mayor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. opposed the planned sugar importation move by the national government in the midst of alleged sugar shortage in greater Metro Manila.

City to demolish illegal structures in Brgy. 12

BACOLOD CITY -- City Legal Officer Atty. Joselito Bayatan ordered yesterday the demolition of the 12 illegal structures standing along San Juan Street, Purok Malipayon, Brgy. 12, Bacolod City.

DOH urges Negrenses to practice birth spacing

The Province of Negros Occidental and the Department of Health (DOH) urged Negrenses to practice proper birth spacing during the celebration of the Population and Development (POPDEV) week recently with the theme “Sa Tamang Agwat ng Panganganak, Pamilya ay Aangat”.


Does the fetus have rights?
As seen on TV
US Envoy ng Bayan
Catechism and political engagement
‘We will not walk in fear…’ (Edward R. Murrow revisited)
Eye Opener
Forgive those who trespass against you
A Ransomed Christmas


Bull's Eye:
Hanging bidding


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


Rediscover Casitas

Rediscover Casitas

The new Casitas has opened along Jalandoni Street, Jaro (beside Makro) and promises to give diners good food and excellent service amid a carefully and beautifully landscaped environment.

----------------------------------------New Year fireworks in Bago City

New Year fireworks in Bago City

IT WAS a very happy moment for several thousands of Negrenses as everyone drove to see the musical symphony of fireworks orchestrated for the people to witness. An initiative of Honorary Consul of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

---------------------------------------- UI-PHINMA: Emerging as a top university in Iloilo

UI-PHINMA: Emerging as a top university in Iloilo

THE University of Iloilo is set to become a top university in the province under the leadership of Philippine Investment Management (PHINMA), a 100% Filipino-owned firm that provides property and shelter, energy, financial services, roofing services, and now, education, through its subsidiaries.

---------------------------------------- Jerson Janeo: The model to watch out for

Jerson Janeo: The model to watch out for

JERSON Janeo lit up the runway of the Robinsons Campus Fashionista 2009 with his presence. His ability to carry any clothing assigned to him as well as that rare X-factor, have made him the favorite of the judges, thus winning him the title of Robinsons Campus Fashionista 2009 for the male category.


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