February 8, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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CHED warns 5 nursing schools over low rating

Five nursing schools in Western Visayas are on the brink of losing their “recognized status” if they will continue to perform below par in the upcoming board exam.

Fire razes 17 houses in Waterfront area

A morning fire totally gobbled 12 houses and partially damaged 5 others in the populated area of Zone 8, Brgy. Veterans Village, Iloilo City.

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Lovely candidates of Miss Paraw Regatta 2010, in their bikinis, gamely pose in front of photographers at the Villa Igang resort in Nueva Valencia, Guimaras.

Lovely candidates of Miss Paraw Regatta 2010, in their bikinis, gamely pose in front of photographers at the Villa Igang resort in Nueva Valencia, Guimaras. The pageant's coronation night will be on February 19 at the Iloilo Freedom Grandstand.

WV starts to act against El Niño

With the El Niño phenomenon already being felt in the country, government agencies and local government units in Western Visayas have started taking actions to mitigate its effects in line with the national government response.


PRO6 ranks 2nd in drive vs. illegal drugs

The Philippine National Police (PNP) Regional Office 6 ranked second among the 16 police regional offices in the country in the conduct of saturation drive operations against illegal drugs in 2009.

Mabilog denies being a political butterfly

Vice Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog denied allegations that he is a “political butterfly” flying from one party to another. He stressed that he is still supporting the Liberal Party (LP).

Tsinoys appreciate historical ties

Department of Tourism (DOT)-6 director Edwin Trompeta said the Filipino-Chinese community here has recognized the significance of the Chinese New Year celebration in the culture and historical ties of the Chinese and Filipinos.


19 houses razed in two separate fires in Roxas City

ROXAS CITY – Nineteen houses were gutted by fire in separate incidents here which rendered some 50 families homeless last Friday evening and yesterday in Zamora Street, Brgy. 5 and Burgos Ilawod, Brgy. 6, respectively.

Capiz plantation still safe against El Niño

ROXAS CITY – Despite the threats posed by the El Niño phenomenon, the price of rice, agricultural products and other basic commodities remain stable.


PESO registers 855 jobseekers for employment abroad in January

The Bacolod City Public Employment Services Office (PESO) registered 855 jobseekers abroad for the first month of 2010.

Mass wedding of 562 couples on Feb. 14

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia will officiate on the matrimonial vows of 562 couples during the mass wedding, February 14 at the Bays Center.

RPM evaluation and planning workshop held

BACOLOD CITY — About 70 participants coming from the 19 municipalities of the Province of Negros Occidental participated in a two-day Responsible Parenting Movement (RPM) Evaluation and Planning Workshop that ended recently.


As seen on TV
Nursing is in the heart
The bigger picture of sexuality
Maguindanao Massacre (4)
Diabetes and Sex
Eye Opener
Jamora-Malabor candidacies potential alternative?
An Open Letter to: The Ex-pat Files


Bull's Eye:
Noynoy’s advocacy


One vote has power (3)


Campaign fatigue: No time for sex?

/ Dr. Cesar Yap, Jr.

Nocturnal Predators

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


‘Estudyante Negosyante’

‘Estudyante Negosyante’

Eleven groups of students from varied universities tried their luck in earning during the Dinagyang Festival last January 22 to 24, 2010 in a competition entitled “Estudyante Negosyante."

---------------------------------------- Wine tasting by the Sommelier Wine Club

Wine tasting by the Sommelier Wine Club

Bluejay Coffee & Deli’s Sommelier Wine Club members had their last wine tasting for 2009 at their chic Amigo Shopping Mall branch. Some of the city’s wine aficionados were present not just to drink but also to learn about great wines

---------------------------------------- Alice Tan-Gonzales’ Taguangkan Sang Duta

Alice Tan-Gonzales’ Taguangkan Sang Duta

Alice Tan-Gonzales, one of my most admired Ilonggo writers, has launched her book entitled “Taguangkan sang Duta kag Iban Pa nga Sugilanon” in a simple program and cocktails at the UPV Art Gallery last December.

---------------------------------------- Don Protasio for 2010

Don Protasio for 2010

CAMBODIA-BASED Ilonggo designer Don Protasio has created new designs for 2010. The inspiration for his pieces was Helmut Lang, the Austrian designer who defined most of the styles in the late 90’s.


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