February 1, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Shipper of rice with foreign substance liable, says DA-6 exec

Department of Agriculture (DA) 6 regional director Larry Nacionales said the Vietnamese shipper of the 77,000 bags of rice from Vietnam should be held liable for the “undocumented shipment” of 52 bags of ammonium sulfate, earlier reported to be N-Methylpedrine, an ingredient in the manufacture of shabu.

NFA impounds rice imports from Vietnam

The National Food Authority (NFA) has immediately sealed off the 20,000 bags of rice previously unloaded from MV Trai Thien 66 to pave the way for an investigation

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Devotees offer prayers and flowers to Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria

Devotees offer prayers and flowers to Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, patron saint of Jaro district. The feast of Our Lady of Candles will be celebrated tomorrow, February 2.

DENR warns LGUs operating open dumpsites

The National Solid Waste Management Environmental Commission of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is warning all concerned local government units (LGUs) to fast-track the implementation of their solid waste management program as the agency is now in the process of finalizing the list of candidates for the final notice pursuant to Republic Act (RA) 9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act.


Lawyer moves to stop Santiago’s ‘abusiveness’

“Her abusiveness should be stopped.” This was the statement of lawyer Bonifacio Alentajan after he filed various complaints against Ilonggo Senator Miriam Santiago before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Ethics Committee of the Senate of the Philippines.

Iloilo leg of PCOS machine demo until Feb. 22

The demonstration on how to use the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machine being conducted by the Commission on Elections (Comelec)-Iloilo has been taking place in the different municipalities of Iloilo since January 22 and will wind up February 22, 2010.

WV child-friendly LGUs named

The winners in the regional search for the Most Child-Friendly Cities and Municipalities in Western Visayas for 2009 were recently awarded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development 6.

Cabbie robbed; left unharmed

A taxi driver was robbed Saturday evening at Oton, Iloilo. Fortunately for Leonardo Minerva, the suspect only took his collection money of P1,700 and left him physically unharmed.

Parricide charge up against wife ‘killer’

Police are now preparing parricide raps against a man who allegedly killed his wife in Janiuay town, Iloilo.


Erap to visit Capiz, Iloilo Feb. 3-4

ROXAS CITY – Former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada will visit Capiz and Iloilo provinces on February 3 and 4 for his ‘Lakbay Pasalamat’ through caravan and rally with supporters and political allies.

BIR reshuffles personnel

ROXAS CITY – A total of 804 personnel of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) have been transferred to various key positions in the agency since December 2009 in a move to intensify tax collection this year.

CFO sets migration awareness campaign in Capiz

ROXAS CITY – The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) will conduct a press briefing with the Capiz tri-media practitioners on Feb. 25 here as part of its yearly community education program on migration.


City employees told to observe waste segregation

Bacolod Mayor Evelio R. Leonardia stressed the importance of waste segregation to all employees of the city government with the issuance of Memorandum No. 20, dated January 26, 2010.

Bing eyes expanded emergency aid program for poor

BACOLOD CITY — Mayor Evelio Leonardia will enter into an agreement with the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) for the setting up of the Bacolod City Emergency Medical Assistance Program intended for city residents, most specifically the indigents who cannot afford to seek medical treatment in various hospitals in the city.

NBI, PNP clears Cano Tan in illegal drugs charge

BACOLOD CITY — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Provincial and City Police Offices have cleared the name of congressional candidate Ricardo “Cano” Tan from the Order of Battle and Drugs’ Watch List.


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Sarah’s Day

Sarah’s Day

Always the perfect hostess, Sarah Opolencia–Peña is never to be outdone when it comes to giving a party any time of the day. So when she celebrated her birthday which coincided with Assumption Iloilo’s annual Family Day Celebration

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Images opens with style

THE art exhibit of 38 Ilonggo artists from the Photographic Society of Iloilo and the Alumni Artist Guild of WVCST at the Amigo Plaza Mall Event Center dubbed as Images Thru Lenses and Brushes, opened with elegance.

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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

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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


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