January 26, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Treñas: Nabitasan to be placed under state of calamity

In spite of political differences, Mayor Jerry Treñas will request the Sangguniang Panglungsod to declare Barangay Nabitasan, La Paz under the state of calamity in this Wednesday’s regular session.

Classes in Nabitasan Elem. School to go on: Principal

Classes at the Nabitasan Elementary School (NES) remain regular although all of its 18 classrooms are being used as evacuation center by some 500 families who lost their houses in a huge fire early morning of Saturday.

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More than 500 evacuees presently occupy all the classrooms inside the Nabitasan Elementary School.

More than 500 evacuees presently occupy all the classrooms inside the Nabitasan Elementary School. The school administration however declared that classes in all levels will remain regular.

2010 Dinagyang festival: Successful, peaceful

City Mayor Jerry Treñas said the 2010 Dinagyang Festival is “the best Dinagyang ever” and has surpassed all years in terms of performance, costumes, choreography and audience impact. Treñas in a text message sent to The News Today after the performances of the 16 ati competing tribes Sunday said, “Dinagyang has reached a level of excellence


PNP: Dinagyang 2010 peaceful

Amid the festive mood, Dinagyang 2010 remains peaceful all through out the several days of celebration.

IDFI thanks supporters for Dinagyang’s success

Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) vice president Ricardo Andrada expressed gratitude to those individuals and groups who helped in the successful holding of 2010 Dinagyang festival.

Loren assures voters: I will not be a spare tire

Vice Presidential candidate Sen. Loren Legarda of the Nacionalista Party vowed that she will not be a mere “spare tire” once she is elected as the country’s second highest official.

The legacy of the Godly woman

In the early 70s when Dr. Florencia R. Baban was an English literature-drama teacher at Central Philippine University, the beauteous Florence was the epitome of learning of students, faculty members and the community of CPU institution. For Dr. Baban was not only an effective teacher-lecturer but also a newspaper columnist and writer, Bible teacher and charismatic preacher.


Bermejo-Asis rift over BHWs cash gifts worsen

ROXAS CITY – The political rift between Panay Mayor Dante Bermejo and opponent Licerio “Nene” Asis over the distribution of Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) cash gift has worsened.

DOST-Capiz clarifies El Niño report

ROXAS CITY — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Capiz clarified the PAGASA forecast placing the province of Capiz under El Niño condition.

2nd ‘One Visayas’ organizers to invite President Arroyo

ROXAS CITY – The organizers for this year’s “One Visayas” celebration from March 11 to 14 here will invite President Gloria Macapagal – Arroyo to grace the opening ceremonies of the tourism event.


Leonardia vows to improve basic utilities at relocation site

BACOLOD CITY — Mayor Evelio R. Leonardia will work on the improvement of the basic utilities, roads and the visibility of some Bacolod cops at the existing Granada-Vista Alegre (Abada-Escay) relocation site.

Court denies TRO versus P250 M loan

BACOLOD CITY — Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 53 recently denied the issuance of a temporary restraining order (TRO) being prayed for by a complainant against the P250 million loan of the city government with the Philippine Veterans Bank. Instead, the court set the hearing for the application for preliminary injunction on February 9, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.

Atty. Petierre Says: New relocation site, not covered by CARP

The new relocation site is not covered by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform program (CARP), Atty. Sonny Petierre, Secretary to the Mayor said yesterday.


Rumblings and shiftings
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?


Nocturnal Predators

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

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

/ Dr. Cesar Yap, Jr.

Bull's Eye:


NUJP condemns PSG’s act vs TV cameraman



Bamboo Weaving

Bamboo Weaving: Training aims for sustainable livelihood

THE material is ubiquitous because it grows abundantly everywhere and anywhere throughout the year especially in rural areas. Its potential to provide income for farmers is enormous.

----------------------------------------The Jose Ma. E. Cacho GK Village rises

The Jose Ma. E. Cacho GK Village rises

AFTER the flood brought about by typhoon Frank in 2008, many Ilonggos were displaced. Thus, the Cachos (owners of Panay Electric Company) decided to build houses for them under what is now called the Jose Ma. E (Rusty)

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


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