January 19, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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PDEA sees surge in drug trade with D’yang, Jaro fiesta celebs

Despite an intense monitoring of anti-narcotics authorities, known drug personalities have found a way to still trade illegal drugs this coming Dinagyang Festival on January 23 and 24.

3ID strengthens battalion units in Panay, Negros

Additional 190 neophyte soldiers boosted the Philippine Army’s anti-insurgency efforts and internal security operations in Panay and Negros islands, and even in Mindanao.

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Students from University of the Philippines in the Visayas

Students from University of the Philippines in the Visayas and other universities in Iloilo City shake hands with administration presidential candidate Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro after a forum at the UPV Auditorium yesterday. Teodoro and his running mate vice presidential bet Edu Manzano were in Iloilo City yesterday for a series of activities.

Lowest bidder in city hall project bared

The joint venture of FF Cruz Corporation and Freyssinet Construction offered the lowest bid for the construction of the proposed seven-storey new Iloilo City Hall building. They posted a bid price of P388 million.


Cuevas: Cong. Tupas has no private army

Yes, Cong. Niel “Jun-Jun” Tupas, Jr. (Fifth District, Iloilo) has indeed an armed group with him.

But before the public could raise an eyebrow into this, PNP Regional Director Chief Supt. Isagani Cuevas clarified that these “armed men” are nothing but the solon’s official security detail from the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Gun ban violators in WV rose to 15

From an initial 8 violators nabbed on the first day of the election gun ban implementation, seven persons added to the list in a span of several days.

Politicians, dignitaries to witness 2010 Dinagyang festival

Candidates seeking national elective positions and foreign dignitaries are among those who confirmed their attendance in the 2010 Dinagyang Festival this coming weekend.

Treñas orders ICPO to arrest Basag Kotse suspects

City Mayor Jerry Treñas has once again issued an order to the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) to arrest suspected members of the elusive Basag Kotse group. The never-ending Basag Kotse cases might taint the 2010 Dinagyang Festival if they are not resolved and stopped, said Treñas.

PhilHealth WV has its new head

PhilHealth Regional Office (PhRO) VI is now under the leadership of Marilyn C. Geduspan, its new Regional Head, pursuant to Special Order No. 16 series of 2010 dated January 8, 2010 issued by Dr. Rey B. Aquino, PhilHealth President & CEO, re-assigning all Regional Heads to the different regional offices.


Bermejo turns over first speech lab in CNHS

ROXAS CITY – City Mayor Vicente Bermejo turned over the first ever speech laboratory last Friday at the Capiz National High School (CNHS) here.

Mr. Palengke joins Kalibo Ati-Atihan Festival

KALIBO, Aklan — Senator Mar Roxas joined thousands of devotees on festive mood dancing on the streets here to celebrate the Ati-atihan Festival last January 17, 2010.

Effect of El Ñiño not yet felt in Capiz

ROXAS CITY – Contrary to the climate forecasting of Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) that Capiz province and this city is already experiencing dry spell brought by the El Niño phenomenon, Provincial Agriculturist Sylvia de la Cruz said that the real situation here is not.


HealthPRO to be implemented in Negros Occidental

HealthPRO is a five-year USAID Philippines project to support health related Behavior Change Communication (BCC) activities in the country.

Bacolod bets sign peace covenant

BACOLOD CITY — Mayoralty and congressional aspirants for the May 2010 election here in the City of Bacolod recently signed a Covenant of Peace before the presence of Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra at the San Antonio Abad Parish Church after a concelebrated mass.


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


Bull's Eye:
Peace covenant


The Itchy-Bitchy Candidate

/ Dr. Cesar Yap, Jr.

NUJP condemns PSG’s act vs TV cameraman


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

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla


It's Dinagyang Time!

It's Dinagyang Time!

HISTORY tells us about the image of the Infant Jesus being brought into Iloilo City, Panay Island from Cebu by the Agustinian fathers. They celebrate His coming in the Parish of San Jose, Iloilo City by a parade the city by some Aboriginal Aetas.

----------------------------------------Palumba 2010

Palumba 2010

THE 1st Dinagyang Longboard Event will make this Dinagyang season an exciting one. There will be two events. A downhill race will take place on January 22 at San Rafael Iloilo while a push race, socials and the awarding events will be on January 23 in Iloilo City.

----------------------------------------Clarice Helen Guadarrama Saulong 2010 Queen of Jaro

Clarice Helene Guadarrama Saulog: 2010 Queen of Jaro

Clarice Helene, is the younger of two daughters of banker-businessman, Raul Saulog of Imus, Cavite and Jarena, Maria Gloria Jalandoni Guadarrama. Granddaughter of Dr. Carlos Guadarrama and Teresa Jalandoni, she has spent every Christmas of her life, special occasions and vacations in Jaro.

---------------------------------------- Leganes celebrates foundation day

Leganes celebrates foundation day

THE Municipality of Leganes celebrated its 70th foundation day last January with a parade of queens and princesses in the afternoon as well as a fireworks display in the evening. The activity was graced by TESDA Secretary Augusto Syjuco


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