March 9, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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‘Grenade lobbed at Treñas-owned resto

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas saw no other reason except political harassment behind the grenade-throwing incident at his family-owned bakeshop and restaurant early morning of yesterday at Brgy. Dungon-A, Jaro, Iloilo City.

At around 2:40 a.m., a grenade ripped through the glass panel, cemented wall, and one of the two doors of Carlo’s Bakeshop and Restaurant, which is adjacent to the mayor’s house.

ATOP's complaint on WV Tourism Excellence Award emanates from business rivalry, personal vendetta

The issue still disturbing the Western Visayas Tourism Excellence Award given by the Department of Tourism (DOT) 6 to the GDR taxi is generated out of business rivalry between two taxi operators and same time a personal vendetta.

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Protected by the shade of a tree against the mid-afternoon sun's rays, this woman continues to plant on some areas of Molo Plaza.

Protected by the shade of a tree against the mid-afternoon sun's rays, this woman continues to plant on some areas of Molo Plaza. Plants and trees are important because they are the only organisms that can convert light energy from the sun into food, which we and animals take in our bodies. They also produce oxygen that keeps our body alive.

‘No red tide in WV’

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Western Visayas has assured the public that red tide has not reached its shores.

BFAR Regional Director Drusila Bayate struck off reports that El Nino phenomenon’s smoldering heat can spawn red tide, as she clarified that certain microscopic plants called algae


Army: NPAs place higher value on firearm over comrades’ lives

What’s a firearm’s worth? This, the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Battalion asked over their observation that the New People’s Army placed higher value on their firearms over the lives of their dying comrades.

Bizman shot dead in Jaro

A businessman was shot dead yesterday morning several meters away from his home at Himoga-on Subdivision, Brgy. Sambag, Jaro, Iloilo City.

Man nabbed for selling dope

After a number of surveillance operations, a suspected drug peddler was finally nailed following a buy bust at Sitio Bungol, Brgy. Caboloan Norte, Oton, Iloilo.


11 to face anti-hazing rap in Dumalag

ROXAS CITY – Police in Dumalag are preparing charges against eleven persons who were caught-in-the act of conducting a fraternity hazing in an abandoned piggery in Sitio Asum, Brgy. San Jose, Dumalag, Capiz last Thursday evening.

Dadivas to opponent: No below the belt attacks

ROXAS CITY – Former 1st District Rep. Rodriquez Dadivas asked opponents not to engage in below the belt attacks in tackling political issues over the airlanes.

Firm faces rap for illegal quarrying in Dumarao

ROXAS CITY – A business firm and its driver are now facing charges for violation of Section 103, Republic Act 7942 otherwise known as “The Philippine Mining Act of 1995” for allegedly conducting an illegal quarrying recently at Calagman River, Brgy. Astorga, Dumarao, Capiz.


Five NPA rebels, one army officer killed in Cadiz clash

Five communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebels and a military officer died during a clash between the two sides in the outskirts of Cadiz City, Negros Occidental on Sunday.

DA implements 5 “musts” for profitable and competitive farming

The Arroyo administration has put a premium on five imperatives, which include continuous infrastructure investments, to make farming more profitable and globally competitive while at the same time strengthening the resiliency of Philippine agriculture and fisheries amid the serious threats posed by climate change and increasing global trade liberalization.

Negrenses to mark women’s month celebration

BACOLOD CITY — Activities are lined up as March is declared the National Women’s Month as per Presidential Proclamation No. 224 and 227 as well as Republic Act No. 6949.


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/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

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


Don Protasio at Philippine Fashion Week

Don Protasio at Philippine Fashion Week

Ilonggo fashion designer who’s now based in Cambodia, Don Protasio, jetted to the Philippines in order to participate in the Philippine Fashion Week to showcase his spring and summer collection for 2010.

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Two Fine Arts students of the University of San Agustin, as part of their thesis, held an exhibit at the Urdaneta Hall of the said school this March. They were Marya Anya Obafial and Ray Oliver Cajilig.

---------------------------------------- A colorful Mr. and Ms. UI-PEN 2010

A colorful Mr. and Ms. UI-PEN 2010

The search for the first Mr. and Ms. University of Iloilo – PHINMA Education Network (UI-PEN) was a colorful and happy event held at the university quadrangle. It was attended by the university’s officials, faculty and students.

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The Solution

It was the third and loudest cockcrow. The sky remained dim and the moon has not yet left. It was time to start her day. She carefully rose from the ‘banig’ where she and her five younger siblings sleep. She tiptoed her way outside.


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