March 5, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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SP defers declaration of city under state of imminent danger

For the second time, the Sangguniang Panlungsod deferred the approval of a resolution declaring Iloilo City under the state of imminent danger of a calamity. The non-approval prevents the chief executive from spending the proposed P4.5 million calamity fund.

Training for BEIs in WV starts next week

With two months to go before the May 10,2010 national elections, teachers who will serve as board of election inspectors (BEIs) are yet to be oriented of how the automated system of voting works.

Commission on Elections (Comelec) regional director Atty. Dennis Ausan said that 19,221 BEIs who will serve in 6,407 clustered precincts all over Western Visayas will start their training on March 8.

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A fireman tries to stop a grass fire from spreading in one of the city's subdivisions.

A fireman tries to stop a grass fire from spreading in one of the city's subdivisions. Leaves are dry during the summer season, making them susceptible to even the slightest flare coming from a cigarette butt. Several grass fires have occurred in Iloilo in the last week.

Teener dies due to ‘heat stroke’

Several days before his high school graduation, a 16-year old student would not be there to witness it.

This, as Van Ricrey Gallardo of Brgy. Tuburan, Zarraga, Iloilo succumbed to heat stroke.

Treñas OK’s signing peace pact

City Mayor Jerry Treñas said he is amenable to sign a peace covenant with his political foes to maintain honest, peaceful and clean elections in the city.


Western Visayas to attain 100% electrification this year, says DOE

With only three barangays left, Western Visayas will attain 100% electrification this year. This was disclosed by Engr. Rey Maleza of the Department of Energy-Visayas during the PIA-Cable Television program, recently.

Man robbed after ATM withdrawal

Two-motorcycle riding persons held-up a lone man who just withdrew from a roadside ATM booth at Gen. Luna St., Iloilo City.

CNG-fueled buses seen to operate in the Visayas by 2015

Buses fueled by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is expected to operate in the Visayas by 2015 bolstering the government’s effort to attain energy sufficiency and independence from imported fuel.

Regional entries to DOH 2010 Red Orchid Awards bared 

The regional entries to the 2010 Red Orchids Awards sponsored by the Department of Health are already identified, according to DOH-6 director Dr. Ariel Valencia. 


400 cops to ensure peaceful One Visayas

ROXAS CITY – The Capiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO) has designed a security plan for the 2nd One Visayas One People One Destiny celebration from March 11 to 14 at the Villareal Stadium here to ensure a safe, orderly and incident-free festival.

BIR-Capiz kicks off 2010 tax drive

ROXAS CITY – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue District Office (RDO) No. 72 has formally started its 2010 tax campaign with a caravan around the city to drum up the Income Tax filing season.

Capiz dad wounded in a family feud, survives

ROXAS CITY – A member of Sangguniang Bayan (SB) of Dumarao survived from a serious condition after his elder brother shot him last Wednesday night in Poblacion Ilaya, this municipality.


DA orders to fast track delivery of El Niño aid

Agriculture Acting Secretary and chair of task force on mitigation measures on El Nino Bernie Fondevilla ordered the fast tracking of the distribution and delivery of aid particularly palay and corn to farmers in Isabela, Cagayan and to other vulnerable provinces in the country. 

Hundreds of Midwives attend Scientific Seminar

BACOLOD CITY — About 320 midwives from health centers, government and private hospitals in Negros Occidental attended the one day Scientific Seminar held yesterday (March 4) at the Provincial Social Hall, with the theme “Midwives: Frontliners in Obstetric Emergencies.”

Leonardia rallies support for ‘Street Rhythm’

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia enjoins all Bacoleños to rally behind and support the “Street Rhythm” – winners of the last Electric MassKara – who have joined the TV program,  “Showtime”, at ABS-CBN, Channel 4,  on Saturday, March 6, 2010.


Marlene Aguilar: nationalist and mother
Learning from the global warming fiasco
Legal adoption and its advantages (1)
Two Critiques: ‘Avatar’ vis-à-vis ‘Cinema Paradiso’
Automatic Heart Shocker
As seen on TV
2010 so far


bull's eye:
Free training for printer’s workers

4 G’s

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

down south:

/ Gail Ilagan


Robinsons Design Lab 4th Run

Robinsons Design Lab 4th Run

Robinsons Design Lab now on its 4th Run, is again in search for talented young designers who will carry on the torch to represent Iloilo in the fashion design world. 19 out of 40 applicants made it to the 1st Elimination Round

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SPHI launches centennial celebrations

St. Paul’s Hospital Iloilo (SOHI) launched its centennial celebrations with the promise of continuous compassionate service to Iloilo and the neighboring provinces. The opening program was held last March 2, 2010 at the Marian Theater, SPHI.

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Spa Riviera’s Naked for Wellness

Spa Riviera launched its coffee table book “Naked for Wellness” at SM City Iloilo recently. Featured on its pages are the varied services they offer and of course, being enjoyed by its company model, Ria Bolivar.

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Kasal sa Kalye

LAST February 14, 2010 Heart’s Day, the Artekalye Art Festival had their first and only “Kasal sa Kalye” or wedding on the street wherein the union of Mary Jane Calvario and Rodel Sequijor was done artistically.


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