March 2, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Mondia’s killers get paid P1 million for the job?

Is former Pulupandan Mayor Luis Mondia, Jr. worth P1 million?

Reports have been coming out that at least P1 million was paid for the killers of Mondia.

As initial payment, the suspects allegedly have been given P100,000 each.

Cuevas: Pull-out of all Estancia cops possible

If necessary, PNP Regional Director Chief Supt. Isagani Cuevas would not hesitate to recommend to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) the relief all personnel of Estancia Police Station.

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Work is ongoing at the site of the 164 megawatts coal-fired power plant of Panay Energy Development Corp. (PEDC)

Work is ongoing at the site of the 164 megawatts coal-fired power plant of Panay Energy Development Corp. (PEDC) in Brgy. Ingore, La Paz, Iloilo City in this file photo taken December last year. PEDC last week signed a P14 billion loan contract with nine local lenders to fund the project which is expected to cost a total of P21 billion.

Earth Hour 2010 campaign kicks off today

Earth Hour 2010 will be formally launched on Panay Island today, March 2, at the University of the Philippines-Visayas (UPV)here in Iloilo City.


Hepa A outbreak suspected in Sara barangay

The Iloilo Provincial Health Office is on alert for a possible Hepatitis A outbreak at Brgy. Zerrudo, Sara, Iloilo. But, Dr. Maricon Quiñon of the Provincial Health Office said that they have to confirm it first.

DENR Antique conducts Asian bird census

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) through its Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) in Antique recently conducted a waterbird census and recorded 4,532 waterbird species.

DPWH chief gets updates on SONA projects in WV

Secretary Victor A. Domingo of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said that  the SONA projects will be finished on time.

Guimaras holds consultation for traffic experiment

The Municipal Planning Office of Jordan, Guimaras held a public consultation for Social Experiment on Traffic to address prevailing major traffic problems in the area.


Makati Court junks TRO on P683M Capitol loan

ROXAS CITY – Regional Trial Court (RTC), Branch 65, Makati City has denied the application for a temporary restraining order (TRO) and the motion for summary dismissal relative to the civil case filed against the P683 million proposed loan of the Capiz provincial capitol.

Capiz info officers excited over upcoming PCOS demo

ROXAS CITY – The officers and members of the Capiz Association of Government Public Information Officers, Inc. (CAGPIO) are upbeat on their scheduled March 4 briefing on the new procedures in the casting and counting of votes using the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machine for the May 10, 2010 elections.

Tanco: ‘Case filed against me is politically motivated’

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Gov. Victor Tanco, Sr. said yesterday that the case filed against him and 11 others is politically motivated and is a mere political harassment.


Mayor signs EO to honor Boys’ Home benefactor

Mayor Evelio Leonardia recently signed Executive Order No. 3 to honor the late Herman “Macoy” Lopez, Jr. and to recognize his contribution for the betterment of the Bacolod Boys’ Home. 

City to celebrate Fire Prevention Month

The Bacolod City Bureau of Fire Protection celebrates Annual Fire Prevention Month with the theme: “Sustaining Fire Prevention through Active Community Participation”, on March 1-31.

PASWI-Negros, PNRC turns over P600T to city gov’t

The Philippine Association of Social Workers Inc. (PASWI) Negros Occidental Chapter and the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) turned over a check amounting to P 600,000.00 to the city government recently.


Two Critiques: ‘Avatar’ vis-à-vis ‘Cinema Paradiso’
Is smiling now vanishing?
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


down south:

/ Gail Ilagan

Additional years of basic schooling is not a solution

/ Raphael Locario

Goodbye and hello

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon


Rewind: Miss Paraw Regatta

Rewind: Miss Paraw Regatta

Dinagyang. Paraw Regatta. But there’s one happening that did not get a lot of attention from everybody. It’s the Miss Paraw Regatta. It was held in the evening of February 21 at Freedom Grandstand.

---------------------------------------- Green Mango, Coffee Break open at Nelly’s Garden

Green Mango, Coffee Break open at Nelly’s Garden

There’s no stopping Green Mango and Coffee Break from further expanding. They should, because they have become the Ilonggos’ favorite destination for affordable food, coffee and beverages.

---------------------------------------- Love and fortune with a twist

Love and fortune with a twist

Love and Fortune were in the air last February 14, 2010 as Auntie Anne’s Iloilo celebrated both Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year with a twist. Families, couples and friends were in glee as classic love songs played.

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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.


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