January 25, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Nabitasan fire victims badly need help

More than 500 families temporarily taking refuge in two evacuation centers in Brgy. Nabitasan, La Paz are currently waiting for the city government’s help after their houses were razed by a huge fire past midnight of Friday last week.

Iloilo registers 1,018,871 voters

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Iloilo was able to register a total of 1,018,871 voters in the province of Iloilo for the coming local and national elections this May 10.

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In less than an hour more than 100 houses in this area in Brgy. Nabitasan, La Paz

In less than an hour more than 100 houses in this area in Brgy. Nabitasan, La Paz were gobbled by fire past midnight last Friday. (inset) Residents scour from the rubbles whatever they can still use as they restart their lives.

NFA rice buffer stock: 300T bags

National Food Authority (NFA) Iloilo has a current buffer stock of 300,000 bags of rice good for 16 days, according to NFA Iloilo director Hedy Jardeleza.


Italian gov’t turns over 80 housing units to families displaced by typhoon ‘Frank’

The Italian government through Sergio Qattrocchi, project manager of the Italian Cooperation, turned over Friday some P7.2 million worth of housing units to families displaced by typhoon ‘Frank’ in 2008.

Sugar prices surge to P60 despite increased supplies

Philippine sugar prices rose by double-digit levels on Friday despite increased inventories. Prices of the sweetener surged by 15 percent to P60 from P52 a kilo on Friday, an increase that is “too much,” Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) chief Rafael Coscolluela said.

WWII vets have 3 weeks left to apply for one-time benefit

All claims from Filipino WWII veterans for benefits created by the 2009 Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation provision of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 must be received by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) by February 16, 2010.


Bolante files P2M libel suit vs. blocktimer

ROXAS CITY – Former Agriculture Usec. Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante filed P2 million libel suit against a block time commentator before the provincial prosecutor’s office at the hall of justice here.

Cash gifts for 132 health workers ready for distribution, says Tanco

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Gov. Victor Tanco, Sr. said that the P700 cash gifts for 132 barangay health workers who complained that they were not able to get it last December 23, are now ready for distribution.


NDCC, LGUs set measures in place as El Niño looms

BACOLOD CITY — Before the anticipated El Niño phenomenon hit its peak, the National Disaster Coordinating Council and the local government units are putting measures in place to prevent the worst effects of the phenomenon.

Parole and Probation handles 123 investigations in 2009

BACOLOD — The Parole and Probation Office 1- Parole and Probation Administration (PPA), reported that for the year 2009, a total of 123 investigation cases had been referred to their office.

City to open lying-in clinic for Bacoleños

Mayor Evelio Leonardia recently announced that one of his administration’s priority projects for this year is the construction of a lying-in clinic for the residents of Bacolod City.


Haiti summons us to the cross
As seen on TV
The legacy of flying budget
Fil-Am Catholics celebrate Sto. Niño feast day  
An Open Letter to: The Ex-pat Files
Eye Opener
Let God’s blessings overflow in 2010
Dog Diagnostician?


Hala Inom… Hala Bira... He “PATAY” Tis na!

/ Dr. Cesar Yap, Jr.

Bull's Eye:


NUJP condemns PSG’s act vs TV cameraman


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

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla


Dinagyang Arts Festival: Cheers and dances

Dinagyang Arts Festival: Cheers and dances

THE first event for the Dinagyang Arts Festival cheered the crowd last January 18 for it was a cheerdance competition held at the Event Centre of SM City Iloilo. The two competing pep squads were the Jaro National High School Pep Squad and the West Visayas State University West Eagles.

----------------------------------------Lex and Candice wed

Lex and Candice wed

December 27, 2009 will always be remembered by Iloilo Councilor Lex Tupas and Dr. Candice Alumisin Tupas because this is the day when their union was blessed by God through the Sacrament of Matrimony at the Santuario de San Antonio at Forbes Park, Makati City.

----------------------------------------Samba e Arte

Samba e Arte

ALL the elements for a fabulous party were present. Not only was it a holiday party, it was a great way to end 2009 and an exciting way to start 2010. The Mandala Centering Place along Burgos Extension was dressed up for the occasion with decors. Tables were draped and topped with festive centerpieces.

---------------------------------------- My Dinagyang

My Dinagyang

THE beating of the drums, the busy and noisy streets and awesome activities! The Dinagyang fever is here. The Dinagyang Festival, installed in the Hall of Fame and the Best Tourism Event of the country, gives honor to Senior Sto. Nino for the gift of abundance and protection.


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