March 11, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Cordero, party mates snub Estancia peace covenant signing

ESTANCIA town in Iloilo province has been on the police’s election watchlist of areas of concern because of its intense political rivalry.

That’s why, the PNP, together with the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and the church, advocated for the signing of a peace covenant.

PRO-6 scouts for new Iloilo City police chief

WANTED: Next director of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO).

Police Regional Office (PRO) VI is now scouting for a replacement, temporary or otherwise, to replace ICPO director Senior Supt. Melvin Mongcal.

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A teacher in Northern Negros try the Precinct Count Optical Scan during training at the Bacolod Pavillion Resort.

A teacher in Northern Negros try the Precinct Count Optical Scan during training at the Bacolod Pavillion Resort. After printing election returns, a teacher is given the task to end the machine operation during an actual test. “It's easy,” she said.

SP fails to act on proposed to place Iloilo province under state of calamity

THE Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) is yet to act on the request of Gov. Niel Tupas Sr. proposal to place Iloilo province under state of calamity to cushion the impact of the prolonged dry spell.

The request was endorsed to the SP last month but until Tuesday’s regular session no report was rendered as to the status of the proposal.


Bangit vows AFP won’t cheat in polls

PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s former security aide Lt. Gen. Delfin Bangit on Wednesday formally took over as chief of the Philippine armed forces and assured the citizenry that the military will protect their votes “as if they are our votes.”

Forest and mangrove management project launching today

DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Horacio C. Ramos will lead the launching of the Community-Based Forest and Mangrove Management Project (CBFMMP) – KfW in Panay and Negros Islands

BSP urges public to spend coins back to circulation

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas–Kalibo Branch (BSP-Kalibo) is appealing to the public to spend coins in their daily cash transactions to keep the lower denominated instrument in circulation and eventually address the perceived coin “shortage.”

DENR releases funds for payment of salaries of Bantay Gubat workers

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region VI, Regional Technical Director for Forestry Livino B. Duran reiterates that payments for salaries and wages of Bantay Dagat/Bantay Gubat/Extension Officers involved in Comprehensive Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (CLEEP)


Host Aklan brace for WVRAA meet

KALIBO, Aklan – With only six days left before the much-awaited Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet kicks off on March 14, Provincial Engineer Victory Fernandez said the provincial government of Aklan and the Department of Education (DepEd) are all ready to host the regional sports event featuring the six participating provinces in the region.

DPWH completes P168-M road projects in Boracay Island

Traveling in Boracay Island is now more convenient with the completion of some P168-million worth of road projects undertaken by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

RP medical tourism: a $3B industry by 2015

Even the next administration will continue to gain from the growing medical tourism industry which is expected to become a $ 3-billion industry by 2015.


Bacolod wins 2009 Most Child-friendly City Award in region

Bacolod City again won first place in the Highly Urbanized City Category, 2009 Most Child-Friendly City in Region 6.

Poultry raisers meet to address El Nino impact

In its First General Membership Assembly, some 200 poultry raisers from various municipalities and cities in Negros Occidental gather recently at the Social Hall, Provincial Capitol Building for the formulation of resolution on El Nino mitigating measures on poultry and livestock and conduct seminar on various topics.

DENR calls on national and local candidates to spare the plants

With the election campaign for May 2010 elections in full swing, DENR renews its call on all national and local candidates to strictly abide with Republic Act 3571


The struggle to experience God all day
Legal adoption and its advantages (3)
Vote for God-fearing candidates
Dangers of Snoring
The May Elections, For Starters
As seen on TV
Blurred Visions


Let’s not abandon RP — Fr. Reuter, SJ

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

Scattered thoughts about condoms!

/ Aimee Andaya

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


Figura Artistico

Figura Artistico

The Iloilo Central Elementary School held its 1st Weekend Workshop recently and culminated with an exhibit and recognition program at Robinsons Place Iloilo. Invited guests were Passi City Schools Division Superintendent Ma. Febe Cang

---------------------------------------- Mandy’s birthday

Mandy’s birthday

Fabulous hats of varied designs and sizes were paraded during the birthday of Mandy Salcedo, Iloilo’s fashion designer and a really excellent one at that. A competition on who had the best hat, took place.

---------------------------------------- Arlos and Croton's Fragments of Consciousness

Arlos and Croton's Fragments of Consciousness

Everyday in our lives we tend to see things around us that may appear as illusions of images that happen to blend with nature. Usually, these images are seen on a splat of paint, stains on wall, rust on an iron sheet

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