March 8, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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‘High’ study cost forces students to dump college goal

It could be attributed to a lot reasons, but the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) – Region VI saw that the high cost of studying compelled students not to be able to finish college.

CHED assistant regional director Engr. Rex Casiple said that survival rate among college students in Western Visayas stands at 32%.

Kidnappers of Tsinoy scion ask for P20M?

Days after the kidnapping, the family of kidnapped Fil-Chinese businessman expectedly remains mum about the incident.

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Travelers stop over to eat fresh watermelons being sold beside the road in Zarraga, Iloilo.

Travelers stop over to eat fresh watermelons being sold beside the road in Zarraga, Iloilo. The town of Zarraga is known to be a producer of watermelons during the summer season.

El Niño damage on WV agri sector reaches P688M

The damaged to crops brought about by the long dry spell in Western Visayas reached to P688 million. Iloilo is the hardest hit among the provinces in the region.


Fiery debate at City Council seen

Rational and irrational arguments are expected to be raised by councilors in this Wednesday’s regular session of the Sangguniang Panglungsod on the proposal placing Iloilo City under the state of imminent danger of a calamity.

Soldier nabbed for gun ban breach to face admin, criminal sanctions

Another soldier is at the risk of losing his job following his arrest for violation of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) total gun ban.

DA study needed before cloud seeding operation

Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Executive Director Larry Nacionales said there are important things that should be considered in granting the request of a local government for cloud seeding operation.


Aklan ready to host the regional athletic meet

KALIBO, AKLAN -- The province of Aklan has expressed readiness to host the 2010 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet on March 14 to 19.

BIR-Capiz to establish Tax Tulungan Centers

ROXAS CITY – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue District Office (RDO) No. 72 will establish the Tax Tulungan Centers in various BIR-Authorized Agent Banks (AABs) and a mall here to help business tax filers meet the April 15 income tax filing deadline.

2010 nat’l literacy awards launched in WV

The Department of Education (DepEd) and Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC) formally launched the 2010 National Literacy Awards in Western Visayas during an orientation program held last March 4 here.


Bacolod Eye Center construction starts

The Bacolod City Government, through the City Engineer’s Office, has already started with the construction of the two-storey Bacolod Eye Center located at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital.

KEPCO-SALCON funds line extension to 184 villages

The Korean Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), in partnership with SALCON Power Corporation, and in coordination with Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO), will finance the line extension of 184 sitios/purok under CENECO’s coverage areas.

Rivera, Region VI Outstanding Councilor winner

The Junior Chamber International Philippines named Councilor Raul C. Rivera of  Kabankalan City  as Region VI winner in Outstanding Councilors of the Philippines for 2009.


Legal adoption and its advantages (2)
Marlene Aguilar: nationalist and mother
Learning from the global warming fiasco
Two Critiques: ‘Avatar’ vis-à-vis ‘Cinema Paradiso’
Automatic Heart Shocker
As seen on TV
2010 so far


Scattered thoughts about condoms!

/ Aimee Andaya

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

4 G’s

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

down south:

/ Gail Ilagan


Beauty Dynamics turns one

Beauty Dynamics turns one

The valued clients of Beauty Dynamics as well as families and friends of its owners, celebrated its first anniversary last January. Business partners Rose and Ronilo Golipatan and Levy Mae Besara warmly welcomed everyone to an intimate and simple dinner.

---------------------------------------- Mending Faces... One Child at a time

Mending Faces... One Child at a time

The Rotary Club of Central Iloilo City in cooperation with Uplift Internationale of Colorado USA and Pototan Provincial Hospital had a free surgical mission for cleft lip and palate patients last February 1-5, 2010.

---------------------------------------- Pinoy Global Center at SM City Iloilo

Pinoy Global Center at SM City Iloilo

Overseas foreign workers (OFW) and their beneficiaries have another reason to be happy. With the opening of the Pinoy Global Center in SM City Iloilo, they will be given ample assistance in their varied needs.

---------------------------------------- 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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