January 20, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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New police officers up for election deployment

The existing force of Police Regional Office (PRO) VI got a boost from 47 officers who took their oath of office Monday at Camp Delgado, Iloilo City.

But before seeing actions in the field, they will first undergo several trainings.

Comelec voters’ education drive on use of PCOS ongoing

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) initiated voters’ information and education campaign on the use of Precinct Count Optical Scanner (PCOS) is ongoing in the different districts in Iloilo City.

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The long dry spell brought by the El Niño phenomenon

The long dry spell brought by the El Niño phenomenon hitting most parts of the country including Western Visayas is expected to affect rice production for the first quarter of this year.

Outgoing DSWD chief turns over 100 housing units

Outgoing Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Esperanza Cabral turned over last Monday 100 row housing units to the victims of Typhoon Frank at San Isidro, Jaro relocation site.


Treñas urges more rigid gun ban drive

City Mayor Jerry Treñas is hoping the police could net violators of the Comelec imposed total gun ban especially that Iloilo City is going to celebrate its 2010 Dinagyang festival this weekend.

Suspect in med rep’s death known

Police investigators already have leads in the identity of the suspect behind the killing of a medical representative at La Paz, Iloilo City.

P4B rehab fund for Panay to finance more than 1,000 projects

The Office of the Presidentiasl Assistant for Western Visayas is just waiting for documents coming from offices that are included in the rehabilitation of typhoon-stricken areas in Panay Island so that funds could be released the soonest possible time.

Below 10 year-old kids not allowed in fluvial procession

The safety of the devotees of Sto. Niño for the Fluvial Procession on January 22 is now given focus by the Cofradia del Sr. Sto. Niño de Cebu-Iloilo Chapter and the Philippine Coast Guard.


City gov’t shells out P1.5M for poorest of the poor

ROXAS CITY – The city government under the leadership of Mayor Vicente Bermejo shelled out some P1.5 million for ‘Pamaskong Handog’, a gift-giving for the poorest of the poor in the city.

Capiz agriculture gains more strength despite El Niño report

ROXAS CITY – Rice production in Capiz province is still high despite the El Niño reported earlier by reported by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

KBP-Capiz condoles with family of Sec. Remonde

ROXAS CITY – The Kapisanan ng mga Broadkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) – Capiz Chapter was saddened by Press Secretary Cerge M. Remonde’s untimely death due to a major heart attack yesterday morning.


Talisay Prosecutors Office OKs libel rap vs tabloid

BACOLOD CITY — Talisay City Prosecutor’s Office recently issued a joint resolution finding probable cause in criminal cases for libel against respondents Erwin Ambo S. Delilan, Editor-in-chief of the local tabloid Agila, and Ma. Teresa O. Lejano, Business Marketing Head, for publishing the column named “Kuting kuting just asking”

Applications for gov’t scholarship accepted ‘til Feb. 10

Here’s good news for government workers who want to pursue a master’s degree. The Civil Service Commission (CSC), through its Regional and Field Offices, is accepting applications for the Local Scholarship Program-Master’s Degree Course (LSP-MDC) Written Test until February 10 this year.


That elusive unity
Eye Opener
Let God’s blessings overflow in 2010
As seen on TV
Elections and other festivities
Dog Diagnostician?
The allure of Avatar 
Some Desiderata in this Year of the Tiger


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


Ms. Dinagyang 2010 ladies go ‘recycled’

Ms. Dinagyang 2010 ladies go ‘recycled’

THE 12 ladies competing for Miss Dinagyang 2010 wore gowns made of recycled and indigenous materials during the gown competition held at SM City Iloilo last January 14. Some of the materials used for the long gowns were newspaper, rattan, nito,

----------------------------------------McKoi and Iska celebrate

McKoi and Iska celebrate

PAPA Francis and Mom Cathy Cabuga made the hotel venue a very colorful destination for the friends and relatives of their two kids, Iska and McKoi as both invited many to their birthday affair at Planta Hotel-Bacolod.

---------------------------------------- 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.


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