March 25, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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25 rebels end armed struggle days before NPA anniv

Twenty-five former members of the New People’s Army (NPA) chose to live their lives out of the mountains and embraced mainstream society, as they laid down their arms a few days before the 41st anniversary of the NPA on March 29.

Iloilo City placed under election watchlist

The Regional Joint Security Control Center (RJSCC) decided to place Iloilo City under an election watchlist area of concern following the grenade-throwing incident at the ancestral house of Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas last Tuesday.

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A woman is seen sweeping dried leaves at Plaza Libertad. Trees surrounding the plaza protect her from the afternoon sun.

A woman is seen sweeping dried leaves at Plaza Libertad. Trees surrounding the plaza protect her from the afternoon sun. With summer almost unbearable to those who spend most of their day outdoors, trees come as a blessing, a reminder that more should be planted. Not only do they provide shade but trees also reduce energy costs and clean our air.

DENR identifies environmental hotspots in WV

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region VI identified environmental hotspots in the region, as among the major thrusts of the department focusing on biodiversity conservation.


DOST-FNRI: 4 of 10 Ilonggo kids are stunted

Four out of ten Ilonggo children, 0-5 and 6-10 years old, suffer from stunted growth, according to a report released by the Department of Science and Technology-Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI).

Dead woman found in resort room known

Police already identified the woman who was found dead inside a rented room of a beach resort Sunday.

Inmates instructed on new voting system

To make sure that their votes won’t go to naught, prisoners of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Iloilo City district jail in Brgy. Ungka, Jaro, Iloilo City were taught on the automated voting system very recently.

IPG supports Earth Hour

The Iloilo Provincial Government (IPG) will also join the Earth Hour on March 27, 2010 to heighten the awareness of the people in the Province of Iloilo of a collective action on climate change.

Jamora: retool SK; challenges youth to take active role in polls

Iloilo City Mayoralty candidate Larry Jamora yesterday called for a retooling of the Sangguniang Kabataan even as he urged the youth sector to take a more active role in the forthcoming elections.


Guidelines for 2010 nat’l literacy awards bared

Only literacy programs initiated by NGOs, private educational institutions, people’s organizations, academe and socio-civic groups may be nominated under the Literacy Program Category of the 2010 National Literacy Awards spearheaded by the Department of Education and Literacy Coordinating Council.

Capiz pol bets sign peace pact

ROXAS CITY – A covenant signing for political candidates of the provincial and city elective positions last March 19 at the Roxas City Metropolitan Cathedral here completed the Capiz Police Provincial Office’s (CPPO) initiative to ensure an honest, orderly and peaceful elections (HOPE) in May this year.

PhilHealth to undergo orientation on violence vs. women

ROXAS CITY – Employees of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) in Capiz will undergo an orientation on March 29 on the various laws protecting women.


Mayor Leonardia urges city employees to join Earth Hour

BACOLOD CITY — The city of Bacolod is now ready for the Earth Hour 2010 with no less than Mayor Evelio Leonardia issuing a memorandum for government employees to join in the switching-off of lights on March 27 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM.

City distributes 20,000 PhilHealth cards

The city government of Bacolod aims to complete the distribution at least 20,000 PhilHealth cards to residents of the 61 barangays this March.

Neg. Occ. joins global celebration of World TB Day

The Province of Negros Occidental with the rest of the country and the international community celebrated the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day March 24, with the international theme “Innovate to Accelerate Against TB” while the local theme is “Isulong ang Laban sa TB sa Makabagong Paraan”.


As seen on TV
Brown versus Brown
Anything under the sun
Discipline – not condom (1)
Death and Mortality
Crucifying the Church
Pacquiao-Clottey exits history; Julaton enters
World Glaucoma Week


Unsolicited list

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

bull's eye:
Suspicions, speculations

down south:
The lonely top

/ Gail Ilagan


Kiddie fun at Brgy. Ma. Cristina

Kiddie fun at Brgy. Ma. Cristina

Every Sunday, Punong Barangay Cherrie Lebrillo of Brgy. Ma. Cristina in Jaro spearheads the outreach and advocacy program on health and nutrition and values formation of the children in the said village. The project is supported by the village officials as well as the Iloilo Baptist Church.

---------------------------------------- Bridal Fair at The Avenue

Bridal Fair at The Avenue

Smell the lovely flowers. Adore the lavishly-flowing dresses. Fall in love with the beautiful music, and be simply charmed with everything lovely, romantic, and sumptuous at The Venue.

---------------------------------------- IDFI’s Thanksgiving Dinner

IDFI’s Thanksgiving Dinner

The Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2010 was quite a success, thanks to the partnership of the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation, Inc., the city government, other government and non-government organizations as well as the private sector.

---------------------------------------- Cebu Pacific’s media lunch

Cebu Pacific’s media lunch

Cebu Pacific and the Iloilo media got together for a superb buffet lunch at Suehiro Japanese Restaurant at Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center recently. It was followed by an updating of what’s latest at Cebu Pacific.



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