March 3, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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CHED warns colleges against ‘no permit, no exam’ policy

As far as the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is concerned, the “no permit, no final exam” is a no-no policy. CHED-VI assistant regional director Engr. Rex Casiple said that the refusal of a college to allow a student to get a final examination would constitute a violation

40 Iloilo towns report El Niño damage — PAO

Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas Sr. yesterday called for an emergency meeting of the Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) amid his request for the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to declare the province under a state of calamity due to the onslaught of the El Niño phenomenon.

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Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC)

Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) executive officer Jerry Bionat (back to the camera) briefs the council members of the impact of El Niño phenomenon in the province as Gov. Niel Tupas Sr. and provincial agriculture officer Ildefonso Toledo intently listen.

Capiz all set for 2nd One Visayas celebration

ROXAS CITY – It’s all systems go for the 2nd One Visayas, One People, One Destiny celebration to be hosted by the province of Capiz this coming March 11-14, 2010 at the Villareal Stadium here. Department of Tourism (DOT) regional director Edwin Trompeta said in a press conference held yesterday morning at the pool side of the Villareal Stadium,


Iloilo City moves to stop spread of measles

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas has urged all parents to immediately bring their children to the nearest health center if measles-like symptoms appear.

Jaro Archdiocese starts obligatory prayer vs El Niño

If all else fails, there’s prayer. The Archdiocese of Jaro recently called on its parishioners to say Oratio Imperata Ad Petendam Pluviam (Obligatory Prayer to Request for Rain) and Intercessory Prayers for Rain to be prayed in masses as Western Visayas faces the effects of the El Niño phenomenon.

62nd Anniversary of Sumakwelan on March 7

Sumakwelan Iloilo. an association of Hiligaynon writers in Iloilo, conducted Year 2010 Binalaybay and Malip-ot Nga Sugilanon held at the River Queen Hotel, Bonifacio Drive, this city Feb. 27. The deliberation of the Binalaybay contest started at 9 a.m. and at the same time the short story writing in Hiligaynon was also conducted in the adjoining space of the hotel.


Electric coop urges the public to conserve energy

ROXAS CITY – The onset of the dry spell due to the El Niño phenomenon has affected both water and electric power supply.

Gun Ban violators reach 112

Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 has now recorded to date 112 violators of gun ban in Western Visayas.

Mambusao gets loan for water system

ROXAS CITY – Aside from Cuartero and Dao towns, the municipality of Mambusao under the leadership of Mayor Jose “Joe” Alba will also avail of a loan grant amounting to P11 million from Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA).


Bacolod slates activities for National Women’s Month

BACOLOD CITY — The Bacolod City Gender and Development (GAD) Council has lined up once again various activities for this month in observance of National Women’s Month in Bacolod.

City to intensify business tax collection

BACOLOD CITY — Business Permit and License Division chief Jardis Jaculina confirmed yesterday that almost 15,200 business applications were issued to all business proprietors and proprietress even at the start of the renewal of business permit which started last January 2010.

City gives financial assistance to various coops

BACOLOD CITY — Mayor Evelio Leonardia, on behalf of the Bacolod City Government, turned over last Monday at least P320,000 to various cooperatives to help fund their various projects and skills training programs.


Two Critiques: ‘Avatar’ vis-à-vis ‘Cinema Paradiso’
Automatic Heart Shocker
As seen on TV
2010 so far
Is smiling now vanishing?
One vote has power (4)
The winter of our content


down south:

/ Gail Ilagan

Additional years of basic schooling is not a solution

/ Raphael Locario

Goodbye and hello

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon


JCI Iloilo and JCI Regatta and their Pinta de Layag and Pinta Tawo Affairs

JCI Iloilo and JCI Regatta and their Pinta de Layag and Pinta Tawo Affairs

Active and young community leaders composing the Junior Chamber International chapters of JCI Iloilo and JCI Regatta joined efforts in supporting the famous Paraw Regatta festivity

---------------------------------------- Eco Chic at Mr. and Ms. WVSU 2010

Eco Chic at Mr. and Ms. WVSU 2010

For over 100 years and beyond of academic excellence, West Visayas State University still soars steadily. Once again, they celebrated their U-week last January 27-31, 2010 themed as, WVSU: A more Responsive Environmental Stewardship.

---------------------------------------- BCBP launches honesty campaign on PUJs

BCBP launches honesty campaign on PUJs

The Brotherhood of Christian Businessman and Professionals (BCBP), launched its Honesty Campaign on public utility jeepneys (PUJs) situated at the Iloilo Terminal and General Services, commonly known as the Ungka Terminal, last February 20, 2010.

---------------------------------------- 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.


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