February 5, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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String of cases to be slapped vs ex-Army in drug bust

A dismissed member of the Philippine Army was collared Wednesday night following an anti-drug operation at his rented room at Ong Bun Pension House at Ledesma St., Iloilo City.

Joint elements of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) Intelligence Section, City Anti-Drug Special Operations Group (CAIDSOG), and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) collared Gilbert Sobejano, 26, of Jalandoni Estate, Brgy. Lapuz, La Paz, Iloilo City.

Chinese New Year Festival slated on Feb. 12

Ilonggos will once again be treated with Chinese songs and dances as well as cuisines as the Chinese-Filipino community here will celebrate its 8th Chinese New Year celebration.

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Vice Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog appears to be whispering something to former president Joseph “Erap” Estrada during the latter's political sortie at Amigo Hotel yesterday.

Vice Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog appears to be whispering something to former president Joseph “Erap” Estrada during the latter's political sortie at Amigo Hotel yesterday. The former president is running under the banner of the Pwersa ng Masa while Mabilog is an official candidate of the Liberal Party led by Erap’s opponent, senator Noynoy Aquino.

17 products ‘certified organic’

Products of 17 companies, smallholder groups and individuals have been labeled “certified organic” by the Negros Island Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (NISARD) Certification Services, making their products more cost-efficient and command a higher price in both local and international organic markets.


Cousins arrested over stabbing episode

Two cousins were arrested after a stabbing incident that killed another man at Pototan, Iloilo. Neil John Pediola, 19, and Rojen Versoza, 20, both of Brgy. Barasan, Pototan, Iloilo are now behind bars following the death of 21-year old Jonathan Varona.

Ma, daughter shot dead inside own home

A 69-year old woman and her daughter were instantly killed after they were peppered with bullets inside their own home at Brgy. San Rafael, a mountainous area in Tigbauan, Iloilo.

Toy plane’s part mistaken as bomb

The discovery of a part of the remote-controlled toy airplane sent panic among residents of Brgy. San Rafael, Mandurriao, Iloilo City before noon Wednesday.

Filipino-Chinese Friendship Ark to rise in Iloilo City

Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce Iloilo Inc. (FCCCI) president Dr. Roland Uy said a well-known Chinese architect is still working on the final design of the proposed “Filipino-Chinese Friendship Ark.”


High-powered firearms seized in raid

ROXAS CITY – Several high powered firearms were recovered in a raid conducted by the composite team of Maayon police and provincial intelligence of the Capiz Provincial Police Office (CPPO) last Wednesday morning in Brgy. Cabungahan, Maayon, Capiz.

Gordon’s fertilizer scam issue a rehash, says Bolante

ROXAS CITY – Former Agriculture Usec. Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante said that Sen. Richard Gordon, chair of Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, merely rehashed the issue on the alleged P728 million fertilizer fund scam.

Capiz wins ‘good governance in medicine’

ROXAS CITY – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health (DOH) in collaboration with the Medicines Transparency Alliance (MeTA) have conferred the award for “Good Governance in Medicine” (GMM) to the Capiz provincial government last Jan. 26 in Manila.


PGMA: RP’s BPO industry, a global power house

BACOLOD CITY — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said that the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry in the Philippines is now considered a global power house with its tremendous growth from $0.02 billion in 2001 to $7.3 billion in 2009.

SP to probe controversial rice shipment

BACOLOD CITY — Sangguniang Panglungsod Member Al Victor Espino, chair of the Committee on Police Matters, Order and Security, passed recently a resolution urging the Sangguniang Panglungsod to form a committee of the whole that will conduct legislative inquiry relative to the entry of suspicious substance mixed with the National Food Authority (NFA) rice shipment at the Bredco port recently.


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Ben Jimena: A man of progressive ideas

Ben Jimena: A man of progressive ideas

BEN Jimena’s name is synonymous to the Dinagyang Festival because it was under his leadership that this world-class event has become what it is now – bigger, better and now in the Hall of Fame as the Country’s Best Tourism Event.

---------------------------------------- MA Wheels Autoworx show off creation

MA Wheels Autoworx show off creation

Mike Arimas of MA Wheels Autoworx displayed several more than twenty sedans, pick-ups, SUVs that included Hummer 1, Hummer 2, Hummer 3, Toyota Tundra, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Nissan Patrol, customized Feroza, Mercedes Benz, BMW sedans, Eclipse, Opel Rekord Berlina and more.

---------------------------------------- Devotion to Nuestra Senora de Candelaria

Devotion to Nuestra Senora de Candelaria

February 2, 2010, 4 PM
Photos by Glen Jumayao


---------------------------------------- The first Mr. and Ms. Iloilo Nursing

The first Mr. and Ms. Iloilo Nursing

THE Student Nurses Association of the Philippines (SNAP) – Iloilo Chapter held the first search for Mr. and Ms. Iloilo Nursing at the University of San Agustin gym last December.



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