January 15, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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‘Basag-kotse’ suspects strike Iloilo City anew

Coming from a brief hiatus, “basag-kotse” suspects have started to operate again in Iloilo City just a few days before the Dinagyang Festival.

6 Balasan cops face 90-day preventive suspension

Six policemen of Balasan Police Station are at risk of being slapped with a 90-day preventive suspension following the death of an inmate last month. PNP Regional Director Chief Supt. Isagani Cuevas said that he is waiting for the reported recommendation from the Provincial Internal Affairs Service (PIAS).

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A sunset view at the Jalandoni Bridge connecting Gen. Luna Street and Brgy. Nabitasan, La Paz in Iloilo City.

LGUs ignore DILG circular on delivery trucks using RoRo

DILG: Trucks merely passing LGUs not covered by annual fixed tax. Some local government units (LGUs), particularly on Panay Island, continue to impose fees or charges on delivery trucks passing their area of jurisdiction despite the memorandum circular of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) prohibiting such. Recently, truck drivers of Makinaugalingon Press and The News Today based in Iloilo City


Guimaras says no to large-scale mining

As motorized outriggers ferrying passengers from nearby Iloilo City prepare to dock at the wharf of the Guimaras provincial capital of Jordan, one’s eyes are easily drawn to two banners boldly announcing “No To Large-Scale Mining!”

9 festivals to join Kasadyahan contest

Nine festivals will compete in the Kasadyahan festival this coming Saturday, January 23. This year’s competition will showcase the different festivals in the province of Iloilo.

PRO-6 still bent on making Golingay next Capiz PNP chief

Last January 11, the temporary restraining order for the relief of Senior Supt. Josephus Angan as director of the Capiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO) has lapsed.

Even intel operatives have to wear uniform to carry guns

Covert no more?

Being an intelligence operative doesn’t give a police or military personnel an immunity to carry firearm without donning their proper uniform.


BIR Capiz nets P390M revenue

ROXAS CITY – The Revenue District Office in Capiz was able to collect more than P390 million revenues last year.

Capiz to cope up with El Niño

ROXAS CITY – Capiceño farmers have been encouraged by the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) to plant short gestation crops to cope up with the prolonged mild dry spell brought about by the El Niño phenomenon.

Revalidation of coop, farmers’ passbook starts

ROXAS CITY – The food agency in Capiz has called on Capiceño farmers to process the revalidation of their passbook.


SP ratifies acquisition of lot for informal settlers

BACOLOD CITY — The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City ratified last Wednesday the Deed of Absolute Sale to be entered into by and between the City Government of Bacolod and Nely Antigua, et al relative to the 58 hectares land situated at Brgy. Vista Alegre to be developed as relocation site for the informal settlers.

DOLE told to set up a desk at One-Stop Shop

BACOLOD CITY — The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City recently passed a unanimous resolution respectfully requesting the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to install an information desk in the registration area for business permit for the whole month of January 2010

No movement in prices of rice in Neg. Occ. — NFA

BACOLOD CITY — The National Food Authority (NFA) assured that there is no movement in prices of rice in the province as compared to prices in Manila.


The allure of Avatar 
As seen on TV
PR beyond the Smileys
Choking my sympathies
Does the fetus have rights?
Some Desiderata in this Year of the Tiger
Eye Opener
Forgive those who trespass against you


NUJP condemns PSG’s act vs TV cameraman


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


A dazzling pageantry is on!

A dazzling pageantry is on!

AFTER months of strict screening, 12 lovely ladies emerged as contenders to the much coveted crows, 2010 Iloilo Festival Queen and the Hiyas sg Iloilo. They will compete on Jan. 20, 2010, 6:30 PM at the Robinsons Place Iloilo’s Fountain Area.

----------------------------------------Jay Cayuca: A violin virtuoso

Jay Cayuca: A violin virtuoso

JAY Cayuca, premiere musician will render a unique musical presentation with his violin as his instrument at Emilion Function Center, Gen. Luna on Jan. 22, 2010. Mr. Cayuca was born in Butuan City in 1963 and brought up by a musically-inclined family.

----------------------------------------Injap Land Corp. holds office blessing

Injap Land Corp. holds office blessing

INJAP Land Corporation, the real estate development company of Mr. Edgar “Injap” Siap II, held their office blessing last Dec., 8, 2009. Mr. Sia is the founder and owner of the next big thing in the fastfood industry, Mang Inasal, now with 200 stores nationwide.

---------------------------------------- Dinagyang Kapamilya Dance Showdown heats up Festival Fever

Dinagyang Kapamilya Dance Showdown heats up Festival Fever

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.


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