January 28, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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5 basag-kotse suspects nabbed after stealing spree

After giving headache to local police authorities, members of basag-kotse gang were finally defused... well, at least for now.

Five hours after their last basag-kotse operations Tuesday night, Arwin Morilla, 28; Francisco Reyes, 32, and; Benjamin Salvacion, 38,

5 hits in 6 hours

A binge of basag-kotse incidents has again put to test the capability of the members of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO).

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Police successfully rounded up the five suspects in the spate of basag-kotse cases in Iloilo City

Police successfully rounded up the five suspects in the spate of basag-kotse cases in Iloilo City last Tuesday night.

Gonzalez Sr. clears self on bodyguard’s misconduct

Presidential Legal Counsel Raul Gonzalez Sr. said “it is ridiculous” to drag his name in the controversy involving his security detail PO1 Ronnie Refugio and the four children of Mayor Jerry Treñas.


Treñas pleased with arrest of basag-kotse suspects

City Mayor Jerry Treñas yesterday commended the Jaro and Mandurriao police stations for the arrest of five suspected members of notorious basag-kotse gang operating in Iloilo City.

Iloilo to get part of P1.7B El Niño fund

Iloilo Provincial Agriculture Officer (PAO) Dr. Ildefonso Toledo said he is glad and really welcomes the inclusion of the province in the list of highly vulnerable areas to El Niño and, thus, could receive part of the P1.7-billion fund released by Malacañang for the implementation of the drought-mitigating measures.

Treñas accuses Nabitasan dad of keeping relief goods

City Mayor Jerry Treñas yesterday accused Nabitasan Barangay Captain Noriel Arsolo of keeping the relief goods intended for the fire victims in his barangay.

Treñas, Gonzalez trade barbs on number of security detail

Fierce political battle between the camps of Mayor Jerry Treñas and Presidential Legal Counsel Raul Gonzalez, Sr. continues as they traded barbs on the number of security detail they should have as election period starts.

11 bets apply for security escorts in Aklan

Eleven personalities in the province are applying for police security escorts from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the upcoming national and local elections on May 10, 2010.


CAPELCO sets tri-media night

ROXAS CITY – The Capiz Electric Cooperative (CAPELCO) will host a fellowship night with local tri-media practitioners on Jan. 29 here to renew and strengthen its partnership with mediamen towards effective and efficient public service.

Acervo puts blame on ‘sleeping’ brgy captains

ROXAS CITY – City Liga President Wilson Acervo turned the blame on “sleeping” barangay captains for the failure of their barangay tanods or members of the Civilian Volunteers Organization (CVO) to avail of their honorarium.

Comelec to introduce PCOS machines to Capiceños

ROXAS CITY – The Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machine that will be used in the country’s first automated election on May 10 will be introduced by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to Capiceños from Feb. 22 to March 3 as part of its voter’s education campaign.


Nullification of Arao land deal sought

BACOLOD CITY — Provincial Agrarian Reform Adjudication Board (PARAB) Adjudicator Atty. Isagani Cuello confirmed yesterday that five residents of Purok Arao, Barangay Estefania had filed a complaint for CARP coverage on the lot recently acquired by the city government.

Leonardia orders immediate transfer of offices to give way to lying-in clinic

BACOLOD CITY — Mayor Evelio Leonardia has directed the immediate transfer of offices housed at the Bacolod City Health Office compound to give way to the establishment of a lying-in and birthing home facility that will be undertaken in partnership with the Riverside Medical Center.

Coop Council elects new officers

The Bacolod City Cooperative Development Council inducted recently their new set of officers.

Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson administered the oath of office to the newly elected officers in ceremonies held at the New Government Center.


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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



Dinagyang … still the best

Dinagyang … still the best

THE Iloilo Dinagyang Festival has proven again that it is the best tourism event in the country. The Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation, Inc. (IDFI) with the support of the City Tourism Development Office under Ben Jimena, city tourism officer, local government units and private sector partners, have made the festival even better.

----------------------------------------Hail the festival queens!

Hail the festival queens!

TWENTY two judges have decided on Iloilo’s Festival Queen and Hiyas sg Iloilo during the recently concluded pageant held at Robinsons Place Iloilo. The 2010 Iloilo Festival Queen is Kristina Cassandra Soriano and Hiyas sg Iloilo is Sandra Marie Amparo of the University of the Philippines in the Visayas



“Panubli” means heritage. And for Gina Apostol, the word strikes a serious note because she hopes that her passion and creativity towards arts and crafts will be inherited by future generations.

---------------------------------------- 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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