March 1, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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PNP to initiate peace covenant among Estancia bets

In a bid to ease the political tension in Estancia town, the Philippine National Police and the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will initiate the signing of a peace covenant between the group of re-electionist Mayor Restituto Mosqueda and former mayor and mayoralty candidate Rene Cordero on March 4, 2010.

17 WV colleges ask for tuition fee hike

Commission on Higher Education (CHED) recorded a whooping 467% increase in the number of higher education institutions in Western Visayas that wanted to increase their tuition for school year 2010-2011.

Students of 17 colleges in Western Visayas have to brace for harder times with the imminent increase in tuition fees this coming school year 2010-2011.Enlarge this image


Students of 17 colleges in Western Visayas have to brace for harder times with the imminent increase in tuition fees this coming school year 2010-2011.

DOH warns on algal bloom in coastal waters

Department of Health (DOH) 6 warned the public on the “algal bloom” in coastal waters caused by the extreme rise in temperature due to the El Niño phenomenon.

Sheriff’s killer sentenced to life imprisonment

The Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Iloilo City convicted the suspect in the killing of a court sheriff more than two years ago.


BSP Iloilo to host 54th Nat’l Council Meeting

The Boy Scouts of the Philippines, Iloilo (Confesor) Council will host the 54th Annual National Council Meeting of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines to be held at Amigo Terrace Hotel on March 4-6, 2010. About 400 scouters from all over the country are expected to attend the national conference.

Defensor, Tupas neck and neck in survey

A survey conducted by Random Access Consultants Inc. (RACI) in January 2010 commissioned by dyFM Bombo Radyo Iloilo showed that the fight for governor of the province is a neck and neck battle between Third District Rep. Arthur Defensor and Barotac Nuevo Mayor Raul Tupas, son of incumbent Gov. Niel Tupas Sr.

Preparations underway for Earth Hour 2010 launch in WV

Preparations are underway for this year’s launch of the biggest call to take action on climate change for an hour in this part of the country.


Anti-RH Bill advocates junk Noynoy, may support Roxas

ROXAS CITY – Anti-Reproductive Health (RH) Bill advocates may support the vice presidential bid of Sen. Mar Roxas but will definitely campaign against Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer presidential candidate Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and several others in May 10, 2010 election.

Lastimoso vows to install watchdog to monitor projects once elected

ROXAS CITY – Former PNP Chief and retired Gen. Roberto “Bobby” Lastimoso reiterated that he will install a watchdog committee to monitor all projects in the 2nd district of Capiz once elected into office in May 10, 2010.

Sapian municipal gov’t to distribute water to residents

ROXAS CITY – Sapian town under the leadership of Mayor Arturo “Turic” Orosco, Sr. will distribute water to supply the needs of residents as part of measures to combat the effects of El Niño phenomenon.


Anti-drug movie Tulak showing March 5-7 in Bacolod

The Bacolod City Peace and Order Council, CPOC, is now preparing for the showing of the anti-drug campaign movie “Tulak” next week that aims to deliver the message to every doorsteps of Bacoleño homes that drugs destroy a person’s life.

PVB releases P129.06 M for relocation site

BACOLOD CITY — Sangguniang Panglungsod Member Al Victor Espino, chair of the Committee on Finance and Appropriation, confirmed last Friday that the Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB) has already released the much-awaited and controversial loan that the city has applied from the said bank.

Retired city cops grateful for lifetime monthly allowance

BACOLOD CITY — Members of the Bacolod Police Retirees Association, Inc. expressed their appreciation and gratitude yesterday to Mayor Evelio Leonardia and the city government for the passage of a city ordinance that provides for a lifetime monthly allowance to all retired Bacolod policemen.


Two Critiques: ‘Avatar’ vis-à-vis ‘Cinema Paradiso’
One vote has power (4)
The winter of our content
Eye Opener
Thanks to GMA for signing new Senior Citizens Law
As seen on TV
Silence means rape
Happiness, Man’s Civility


Additional years of basic schooling is not a solution

/ Raphael Locario

Goodbye and hello

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

Alien Elections

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


Sinamba sa Regatta

Sinamba sa Regatta

One of the colorful and exciting activities in relation to the Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival is the Sinamba sa Regatta. It is a celebration of music and dance that was conceived as a special event that takes place after the take-off of the competing paraws so that spectators would be entertained.

---------------------------------------- Saving lives at INHS

Saving lives at INHS

FOR the sixth time, the Iloilo National High School (INHS) Citizen Advance training (CAT) conducted a bloodletting activity under the theme, “Dugo Ko, Kabuhi Mo.” A collaboration with the Iloilo City Integrated Lions Club and the Philippine National Red Cross

---------------------------------------- KCARSI graduation at Racso’s

KCARSI graduation at Racso’s

Kryz Culinary and Restaurant Services Institute (KCARSI) knows how to give its students and its Pangulong Gloria Scholars a treat during graduation. Recently, KCARSI’s 601 graduates trooped to Racso’s Woodland, Guimbal for their culmination activity as well as enjoy the sights of the place.

---------------------------------------- A Paraw Regatta Day

A Paraw Regatta Day

The 38th Iloilo Paraw Regatta held last February 20 and 21, 2010 along Villa Beach, was quite a success. Compared to the previous celebrations, this year’s was not boring. Thus, despite the challenges posed by the biting heat of the sun, with a kid in tow on a work-leisure event,


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