April 23, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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No politics in Tupas’ dismissal, says Ombudsman Santiago

“Nagkataon lang.”

This was the clarification made by Assistant Ombudsman Virginia Palanca-Santiago relative to the allegation of Governor Niel Tupas Sr. that the Ombudsman decision dismissing him from office was a form of “political oppression” perpetrated by his enemies.

Defensor, Suplico deny hand in Ombudsman’s order vs. Tupas

Iloilo Vice Governor Rolex Suplico and Cong. Arthur Defensor of the province’s 3rd district denied that they have anything to do with the Office of the Ombudsman’s decision ordering the dismissal of Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas.

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Assistant Ombudsman Virginia Palanca-Santiago shows to reporters the Ombudsman decision finding Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas Sr.

Assistant Ombudsman Virginia Palanca-Santiago shows to reporters the Ombudsman decision finding Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas Sr. guilty for violation of the Anti Graft and Corrupt Practices Act otherwise known as Republic Act 3019.

Drilon sees economic growth of Iloilo City under Mabilog

Former Senator Franklin Drilon, speaking before the local business leaders in a luncheon forum at Grand Hotel yesterday, expressed optimism that if Vice Mayor Jed Mabilog is elected mayor on May 10, Iloilo City will attract more businessmen and, consequently, solve the employment problem.


MIWD plans to do water scheduling

In the absence of rain, the water level at the Maasin Watershed, the main water source of the province and city of Iloilo, ebbed to 93.60 meters above sea level.

Iloilo City gov’t allots more than half a million pesos for SPES

The Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES), a program jointly implemented by the city government and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), kicked off here Monday, with the deployment of 168 students to City Hall offices.

Defections boost Jamora camp

A steady stream of defectors are further boosting the camp of Iloilo City mayoralty candidate Larry Jamora who has gained the upperhand on his opponents as the campaign draws closer to the finish.

One dead, one hurt in motorcycle crash

Another mishap added to the long list of motorcycle accidents in Iloilo. This time around, it claimed the life of a 29-year old man and wounded his brother.


Lingga-anay 2010 in Panay slated May 1-4

PANAY, Capiz – This town will celebrate municipal and religious fiesta on May 1 – 4, 2010.

COMELEC sets orientation for Capiz mediamen

ROXAS CITY – The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Provincial Office will conduct an orientation next week for local tri-media practitioners  in relation to the May 10 national and local elections.

DAR distributes 143 hectares of farmland to Tapaz farmers

ROXAS CITY – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Capiz has recently distributed 143 hectares of farmland to 88 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARB) in Tapaz town.


DAR pushes program for farmers’ health and safety

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said Wednesday it is expanding the coverage of its occupational safety and health program to include more agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) nationwide.

Jordan, Guimaras opens ‘Nutri-Pan sa Eskwelahan’

JORDAN, Guimaras – The provincial government unit of Guimaras recently inaugurated its ‘Nutri-Pan sa Eskwelahan,’ a bakery that was designed to provide fortified bread to school children.


Integrity of creation
Si Luisa, si Nilo, si Jonas, atbp. (3)
‘Abo sa Kulon’: In the Mode of ‘Yanggaw’, ‘Katay’, etc.?
Let’s harvest water now
As seen on TV
Machine jitters and fraud automation
Defensor, Tupas in neck and neck race for governor


bull's eye:
Partylist representation

Lola Nice

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Travesty of justice


Benigno Simeon Cojuanco Aquino III: A Gifted Heritage

Benigno Simeon Cojuanco Aquino III: A Gifted Heritage

“Mike, elections is just around the corner. The future of our children and the next generation is in our hands. We have to take this responsibility seriously and vote for a leader who stands for clean and honest governance, ”says my Ilongga friend, Nene Chan.

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NN’s Shippers’ Night

Negros Navigation celebrated its continued success by way of a party called the “Shippers’ Night.” Some top executives of NN traveled from Manila to Iloilo to renew their friendship with the varied individuals and companies that have been their partners in the sailing industry for several years.

---------------------------------------- Westbridge FC

Westbridge FC

“I-think-I can, I-think-I-can,” puffed the little train as it labored with all its might, pulling up a mountain the load that other, bigger engines had refused. We all know the happy ending to the popular children’s tale, “The Little Engine that Could,” a story often used to teach

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Focus on Autism

“They say that God gives special children to special people. I truly believe that parents of children with autism are some of the greatest caregivers in the world. I know it is a tough honor but it surely is worth living up to. Every child with autism deserves nothing less,” said Dr. Celina Gellada


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