January 29, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Robbery, mischief charges filed vs basag-kotse suspects

Three counts each of robbery and malicious mischief charges were slapped against five members of the notorious basag-kotse gang.

Jaro Police Station chief Chief Insp. Orly Gabinete said that they filed the case against Arwin Morilla, 28

Antique police questioned on bodyguard’s gun ban case

Police in the province of Antique are being questioned by concerned individuals after it reportedly failed to record and arrest a bodyguard of a municipal mayor caught violating the election gun ban.

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Residents of Brgy. Durog, Leon, Iloilo celebrate their fiesta with a traditional cockfighting

Residents of Brgy. Durog, Leon, Iloilo celebrate their fiesta with a traditional cockfighting wherein even breeders from other municipalities participate in the derby. On February 2, cockfighting aficionados will again witness the biggest cockfighting event in the country in Jaro, Iloilo City in time with the Candelaria Fiesta.

Cop who ‘harassed’ Treñas’ kids accused of murder

If Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas will indeed file charges against PO1 Ronnie Refugio, it won’t be the first time that the latter will be indicted.

This, as records showed that Refugio was accused of murder almost 12 years ago.


Holding of Kasadyahan festival eyed in October

City Tourism head Ben Jimena said they will try to map out a tourism plan which separates the holding of the Kasadyahan from the Dinagyang festival. He envisions of Kasadyahan having an equal footing with Dinagyang in terms of tourism event.

Treñas recommends relief of 2 police chiefs

It seems city cops are caught in a cross fire in the raging political rift between two camps here. Effort to relieve two chiefs of police is underway courtesy of Mayor Jerry Treñas for the reason that he finds the said chiefs “ineffective.”

One killed, two wounded in Jaro rumble

One person was killed while two others were injured after a commotion at Fajardo Subd., Brgy. Sambag, Jaro, Iloilo City.

Antique, Iloilo basag-kotse suspects have common counsel

A lawyer is working to fix the bail of one of the five suspected members of the notorious basag-kotse gang arrested in a police operation Tuesday night. Incidentally, the same lawyer assisted the five basag-kotse suspects arrested in Antique last year.

1st OSH regional summit preps on

Preparations for the first regional occupational safety and health (OSH) summit in Western Visayas have already started.


Capiz has new provincial auditor

ROXAS CITY – Capiz province under the leadership of Governor Victor Tanco, Sr. has a new provincial auditor in the person of Mrs. Marilou Sumcad.

Protest rally vs proposed loan contemptuous, says lawyer

ROXAS CITY – A protest rally against the proposed P683 million loan of the provincial government with the Philippines Veterans Bank (PVB) by concerned individuals would be ‘subjudice’ since the case is already in court, a lawyer told The News Today (TNT).

Firmalino: Provincial Liga congress is mandatory

ROXAS CITY – Provincial Liga President Clemente “Budong” Firmalino said yesterday that the provincial congress of Liga-Capiz is mandatory as provided in the chapter’s Constitution and By laws and has an authority from the Department of Interior and Local Government, (DILG) regional office.


City to pay P2.3M bulldozer rental

BACOLOD CITY — The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City ratified last Wednesday the compromise agreement entered into by the city government of Bacolod and Vicente H. Villarosa relative to the Civil Case No 09-13413 for “Sum of money and damages” docketed as SP Correspondence No. 09-1161, subject to the condition that the same is not contrary to laws, morals and public policy as determined by the Honorable Court.

Baciwa assures enough water even with El Niño

BACOLOD CITY — With the onslaught of El Niño phenomenon now being felt in many parts of the county, households in Bacolod City are assured of enough potable water throughout the episode.

Group urges Senate to pass DICT Bill

BACOLOD CITY — Sangguniang Panlungsod Member Jocelle Batapa-Sigue yesterday said that the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP), composed of 33 regional ICT councils strongly supports the creation of a Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) based on the crucial role that ICT plays in the Philippine economy and urges the senate to approve the bill creating said department before the election.


Maguindanao Massacre (4)
Eye Opener
Jamora-Malabor candidacies potential alternative?
As seen on TV
A dysfunctional pieta
Dying to look good
Rumblings and shiftings
An Open Letter to: The Ex-pat Files


Bull's Eye:
Bad egg?


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



Hala Bira in the USA

Hala Bira in the USA

January 16, 2010, Sheraton Hotel, Jersey City, NJ.–The “hala bira!” chant that’s commonly heard in Kalibo Aklan and Iloilo city has echoed here in the United States of America.For five years now, the Filipino community has kept their devotion

---------------------------------------- Iloilo Prima Galaw presents ‘A Night For A Little Romance’

Iloilo Prima Galaw presents ‘A Night For A Little Romance’

Iloilo Prima Galaw, Inc. (IPG), the emerging performing arts group and 2009 National Winner of the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO), presents, “A Night For A Little Romance” on February 26 and 27, 2010

----------------------------------------Enjoying Dinagayang

Enjoying Dinagayang

IT WAS a colorful Iloilo last weekend as hundreds of thousands of visiting local and foreign tourists trooped to Iloilo City and a million crowd altogether enjoyed Iloilo Dinagyang, the best tourism event in the Philippines.

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


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