April 7, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Jamora in ‘virtual tie’ with Mabilog in mayoralty race

Undersecretary Larry Jamora, candidate for city mayor, is now virtually tied with the so-called leading candidate in the mayoralty race, according to the result of a survey conducted by a Manila-based firm commissioned by the Radyo Mo Nationwide (RMN) media network.

‘Rebels’ send extort letter to town mayoralty bet, allies

A group identifying themselves as New People’s Army (NPA) recently manifested their desire to participate in the May 2010 polls.

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Members of the Savannah Community gathered yesterday for the groundbreaking of its future chapel site.

SAVANNAH CHAPEL. Members of the Savannah Community gathered yesterday for the groundbreaking of its future chapel site. Savannah is Iloilo's new urban central and hailed by the government for its contribution to the country's housing program. Savannah homeowners number to some 1,200 with ongoing developments here by the Vista Land's Camella Communities Iloilo.

DA exec: Monitor chicken, sugar prices

Various sectors in Western Visayas have been encouraged by the Department of Agriculture (DA) to be vigilant on prices of basic and prime commodities, particularly agricultural products.


Recruitment of 750 new cops still going on

Police Regional Office 6 (PRO6) announces the extension of its recruitment program until December 1 though the first batch of qualified applicants is tentatively set to take their oath of office on July 1 and another batch on October 1.

Squabble erupts anew between allies of 2 Estancia mayorables

A premonition for what could be a heated political exercise ensued anew in Estancia town, Iloilo.

KALAHI-CIDSS volunteers receive gift-packs from SM-Share Your Extra’s

Some 2,000 families from the four KALAHI-CIDSS covered municipalities in Western Visayas recently received used clothing, blankets and toys from the SM Foundation’s Share Your Extra’s program.

DAR designates Women’s Desk Officer 

SAN JOSE, Antique – The Department of Agrarian Reform shall establish and maintain Women’s Desk in municipalities and provincial offices in compliance with the provision of Republic Act 9700 or the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform program Extension with Reforms.

WV voters near 4 M mark

A total of 3,950,634 registered voters in Western Visayas is expected to participate in the country’s first-ever automated national and local elections on May 10, 2010.


Aetas waiting for PGMA to sign their certificate of land ownership in Boracay

BORACAY ISLAND — Aetas living in the resort island of Boracay are hoping to own the piece of land they presently occupy in Sitio Bulabod, Barangay Balabag, Boracay.

NPA harasses army detachment in Jamindan

ROXAS CITY – Some 15 to 18 armed men believed to be members of the New People’s Army (NPA) harassed the army detachment in Sto. Rosario, Jamindan last Monday by spraying their M-16 armalite rifles towards the detachment.

PEO to start full implementation of P200 M road project

ROXAS CITY – The Provincial Engineer’s Office (PEO) will start the full implementation of the P200 million 19.665 kilometers concreting of provincial road in 14 municipalities next week.


More than 278,000 Bacoleños avail City Health Office services

At least 278,040 Bacoleños were able to benefit last year from the services provided by the City Health Office. This number of beneficiaries excluded those who were able to benefit from outreach medical and dental missions that were conducted in partnership with various civic organizations.

Comelec, Smartmatic to train board of canvassers on PCOS

BACOLOD CITY — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Smartmatic will conduct the actual training on the use of Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) Friday and Saturday this week.

DOLE livelihood assistance improves life of IS worker

Who would ever think that a modest amount of Php 5 000 assistance extended to an Informal Sector (IS) worker aimed at enhancing her livelihood could really make a big difference? It happened to 39-year-old Ma. Zeny Belen of Isabela, Negros Occidental, a sole breadwinner and a mother of two.


Politicians and the cursed fig tree
Mongcal out, Basngi in: Will there be a difference?
Dementia: how to avoid it 
As seen on TV
Boracay, it’s all about moments
Culture of Impunity + Immunity = Gotterdammerung?
Who will finally reach the finish line first on May 10?


bull's eye:
Atty. O’s bombshell
Catholic Quiz 5

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

10 tips for college

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


Angelu brings hope to children

Angelu brings hope to children

Actress Angelu de Leon, who stars in GMA’s “The Last Prince,” was in Guimaras last March 26. She visited the San Isidro Elementary School, her second visit in the past several months.


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An art exhibit featuring the latest arkworks of Iloilo’s finest artists Cesar Arro, Edmar Colmo, Melvin Guirhem, Frank Alexi Nobleza and Jzy Tilos was held at Museo Iloilo early this year.


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The Joy of Dancing

The Claravall-Gonzalez School of Classical Ballet held a presentation called “The Joy of Dancing” at the Amigo Plaza Mall activity center. The students, who exhibited grace and flexibility, presented classical, jazz, neo-classic and ethnic mixed with ballet pieces.

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Lines for YDI !

The Young Designers of Iloilo ( YDI ) celebrated their second anniversary with LINES a fashion forward and rousing show at Robinsons Place Iloilo.



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