January 27, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Treñas wants Iloilo City placed under Comelec control

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas wants the city placed under the control of Commission on Elections (Comelec). This after his four children and some supporters were allegedly harassed by a policeman allegedly assigned as security detail of former Justice Secretary and mayoralty candidate Raul Gonzalez Sr.

Gun ban violators in WV swell to 31

Despite repeated warnings, several gun holders seemed oblivious to the existing election gun ban.

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Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas accompanies his children at the La Paz police station

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas accompanies his children at the La Paz police station as they report the alleged harassment they suffered from a police bodyguard of former Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez Sr. Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) director Sr. Supt. Melvin Mongcal (3rd from right) also immediately responded to the incident.

Gonzalez’s bodyguard in hot water

Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) director Senior Supt. Melvin Mongcal confirmed that PO1 Ronnie Refugio is one of the four police security details of former Justice Secretary and mayoralty candidate Raul Gonzalez Sr. based on the record of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).


Three police officers figure in mauling episode vs taxi drivers

Three neophyte police officers hugged the limelight after they figured in a mauling episode against two taxi drivers early morning of yesterday at Smallville Complex, Mandurriao, Iloilo City.

JSCC has jurisdiction over ‘Comelec control’request

Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) director Sr. Supt. Melvin Mongcal said the Joint Security Control Center (JSCC) in Manila will be the one to assess on whether there are enough grounds to place Iloilo City under Comelec control.

SP more likely to declare Nabitasan under state of calamity

Vice Mayor Jed Mabilog is confident that the Sangguniang Panlungsod will pass a resolution declaring Barangay Nabitasan in La Paz under the state of calamity regardless of the councilors’ political affiliation in today’s regular session.


Ballos welcomes P2M libel suit filed by Bolante

ROXAS CITY – Liberal Party (LP) spokesperson and blocktime commentator Abe Ballos said he welcomes the P2 million libel suit filed by former Agriculture Usec. Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante against him before the provincial prosecutor’s office at the hall of justice here last week.

Bolante to Tanco: Improve Capiz tourism, scap P683M loan

ROXAS CITY – Former Agriculture Usec. Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante told Capiz Governor Victor Tanco, Sr. to improve Capiz tourism for the progress and improvement of the province instead of focusing on achieving the P683 million loan.

Sen. Roxas lauds Iloilo Dinagyang Festival

ROXAS CITY — Senator Mar Roxas lauded the recently concluded Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City.


PMMMA conducts medical mission, turns over equipment and supplies

The Philippine Minnesotan Medical Mission Association (PMMMA) has started the conduct of the medical, surgical, and dental mission in Cadiz City, today.

15,000 BnB outlets all over the country today

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo launched the Botika ng Barangay (BnB) program shortly after assuming the presidency in 2001, her own version of the community based drugstore.


Dying to look good
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


Bull's Eye:
Sen. Villar’s promise


Nocturnal Predators

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

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

/ Dr. Cesar Yap, Jr.

NUJP condemns PSG’s act vs TV cameraman



Chito Salazar installed as UI President

Chito Salazar installed as UI President

THE fourth president of the University of Iloilo has been installed and he’s no less than Chito Salazar. The investiture was held at the Molo Church with the UI-Phinma Education Network (UI-PEN) Board of Directors, school officers and faculty as well as Salazar’s family, attending.

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Frances Aimee Tiu for the flavors of Eon Centennial Hotel’s “Frances”

EON Centennial Hotel delivers a new dining experience with its restaurant “Frances,” which opened last year. Its slogan, “Flavors redefined...” is quite tempting, as it invites diners to savor the delectable and well-cooked dishes that the restaurant provides.

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Café Shakespeare

DIRECTOR and scriptwriter Joann Paulette Libo-on had an idea in mind—to create a play out of coffee and Shakespeare– as coffee is universal, unanimously savored worldwide and so does Shakespeare in a lot of ways. That idea, though a little ambitious, soon was given life in the paper

----------------------------------------Snapshots of Kasadyahan 2010

Snapshots of Kasadyahan 2010

Champion: Kasag Festival of Banate
1st runner up: Tubong-tubong of Tubungan
2nd runner up: Patubas of Barotac Viejo
3rd runner up: Pantat of Zarraga


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