February 22, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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DA-6: No need to declare state of calamity in WV

Despite the possible damage of the prolonged dry season due to El Niño, there’s no need to declare a state of calamity in Western Visayas.

38th Iloilo Paraw Regatta festival a huge success

Department of Tourism 6 (DOT) Regional Director Edwin Trompeta yesterday said the 38th Iloilo Paraw Regattta is very successful. The event capped without any serious problems or challenges.

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Performers in the Sinamba sa Paraw Regatta Mardi Gras

Performers in the Sinamba sa Paraw Regatta Mardi Gras show their best amid the scorching heat of the sun during the highlight of the Paraw Regatta Festival last Sunday.

Police mulls placing Pulupandan town under Comelec control

The Police Regional Office (PRO) VI is planning to recommend the municipality of Pulupandan in Negros Occidental to be placed under the control of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).


MIWD starts water rationing

After conducting a trial-run for water rationing, the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) has started implementing the scheme February 19, likewise urging the consumers to cooperate and understand the inconvenience caused by the El Niño phenomenon.

Army: NPAs extort to survive

The Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division is not discounting the possibility that the New People’s Army would hype their existence if only to show that they are still a force to reckon with.

Tigbauanons rule Paraw Slalom competition

Tigbauanons have proven their seamanship in maneuvering the engine-less paraws (sail boats) as they swift the major prizes in the Paraw Slalom contest in the 38th Iloilo Paraw Regatta.


Ballos asks court to junk P2 M libel suit filed by Bolante

ROXAS CITY — Blocktime commentator Abe Ballos asked the court that the P2 million libel suit filed by former Agriculture Usec. Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante against him be dismissed for it is obviously baseless and for lack of merit.

110 Capiz policemen get promotion

ROXAS CITY – A total of 110 policemen in Capiz were promoted to the next higher rank. Information Officer Pablito Silvestre of the Capiz Police Provincial Office disclosed that both commissioned and non-commissioned officers of the Philippine National Police here were recently recognized at the Camp Apil Provincial Office.

DILG encourages LGUs to commemorate EDSA anniversary

ROXAS CITY – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is encouraging all local chief executives (LCE) to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the EDSA Prayerful and Peaceful People Power Revolution.


City DSSD serves 35,593 Bacoleños in 2009

The Bacolod City Department of Social Services and Development (DSSD) served a total of 35,593 Bacoleños with different services and programs implemented in the year 2009.

Construction of Lying-In Center begins

BACOLOD CITY — Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson confirmed recently that Riverside Medical Center Incorporated already started last week the construction of the Lying In and Birthing Home Center to provide basic health services of all indigent and pregnant mothers ready to give birth.

Negros agri-tourism booms in 2009

The year 2009 has witnessed a big boost in agri-tourism with the highest number of agri-tourists to Negros Occidental recorded so far, Provincial Agriculturist Igmedio Tabianan said.


As seen on TV
Sects, lies on videotape
We are meant for communion
50 years and counting
Eye Opener
Political campaign promises
Eating Disorders
One vote has power (3)


down south:
They come in peace

/ Gail Ilagan

Love Search

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Facebook and My Muse

/ Jyska Therese Kuan Ken


Iloilo Prima Galaw, Inc. performing arts at its finest

Iloilo Prima Galaw, Inc. performing arts at its finest

The men and women of Iloilo Prima Galaw Incorporated work and live from the inside. They drive themselves constantly producing a glow that lights not only themselves but audience after audience. This is them.

---------------------------------------- The wizards of Math

The wizards of Math

EVEN complex mathematics are a piece of cake to these three Math wizards of Solomon Integrated School de Iloilo. For Leo Emmanuel Occeno-Sombiro, 11; Vincent Jaime AC Benitez,12 and Niel Marc Dasas, 10; the subject which most people shy away from, is their favorite.

---------------------------------------- Tying the knot

Tying the knot

Many moons ago, Katherine Anne Sarabia and Robert Babst, met, fell in love, and became a couple. Even if they had preferred a small wedding, Katherine and Robert had to perish the thought.

---------------------------------------- Miag-ao’s Salakayan Festival

Miag-ao’s Salakayan Festival

Attending the Salakayan Festival of Miag-ao was such an experience. Although the Salakayan Contest, a street drama, took place at a somewhat narrow road in front of the Miag-ao Church, the performers fared well and delighted the crowd.


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