May 11, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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PNP: Elections in W.Visayas generally peaceful

As far as peace and order situation, yesterday’s conduct of automated elections in Western Visayas went on without any major glitches.

Police Regional Office (PRO) VI public information officer Supt. Ranulfo Demiar claimed that they have not received reports of major criminal incidents all over the region.

No rebel involvement on PCOS burning in Miag-ao, says PA

The Philippine Army (PA) here in Iloilo has clarified the alleged participation of the members of New People’s Army (NPA) in the burning of five precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines placed in the Home Economics building of Caduldulan Elementary School in Miag-ao, Iloilo.

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Long lines of voters wait for their turn to vote outside the polling centers in Jibolo Elementary School in Janiuay, Iloilo

Long lines of voters wait for their turn to vote outside the polling centers in Jibolo Elementary School in Janiuay, Iloilo around 1:30 pm. yesterday. Some voters said they been lined up as early as 8 a.m.

460 Guimbal voters get ballots for Samar province

Voters from Poblacion, Guimbal, Iloilo, could not hide their disappointment after voting was suspended in the area.

Int’l personalities observe country’s first poll automation

Facilitated by Kontra Daya group, an election watchdog, some 87 international personalities are here in the country to observe the conduct of the first ever poll automation.


Fire incidents recorded days before polls

Two days before May 10, 2010 elections, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) here in Western Visayas has recorded four fire incidents that include the burning of five precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines.

Polls to proceed in Miag-ao villages despite burning of PCOS machines

There’s no reason for the election to be postponed in some Miag-ao barangays despite the burning of five PCOS (precinct count optical scan) machines.

PNP: We’re ready for our poll duties

As far as Police Regional Office (PRO) VI, it’s all systems go for today’s historic event, the first-ever automated synchronized elections in the country.

Iloilo province in need of more hospital beds

With more than a thousand patients daily, Iloilo province’s hospitals have only 510 hospital beds.

Rebel-affected areas in Visayas slashed by 90%

As far as the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division is concerned, it is right on track in accomplishing its mission to reduce insurgency down to an insignificant level by June 30, 2010.


Aklan village chief killed, nephew wounded in ambush

KALIBO, Aklan – A barangay captain was killed while his nephew was wounded when they were fired upon by still unidentified gunmen in Malinao, Aklan, about 30 kms from the capital town of Kalibo, on Sunday afternoon.

Former RPA-ABB member arrested over Comelec gun ban violations

KALIBO, AKLAN – A former member of the Revolutionary Proletariat Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPA-ABB) was arrested by the Ibajay police and the Aklan Provincial Management Safety Office of the Aklan Provincial Police Office (APPO) for gun ban violation Monday morning.

18 inmates escorted out of jail to cast their votes

JORDAN, Guimaras – Eighteen out of 24 inmates from the Guimaras Rehabilitation Center (GRC) here cast their votes on Monday in the country’s first synchronized automated elections.


CEB flies over 900,000 passengers in a month, breaks own record

The country’s low-fare pioneer, Cebu Pacific (CEB), flew 906,118 passengers for the month of April 2010 alone. This achievement breaks the airline’s own record of its best performing month, previously last March 2010 with 857,041 passengers.

Uygongco Foundation, Inc. donates P3.5M to DepEd’s Adopt-a-School Program

The La Filipina Uygongco Corporation (LFUGC) through its Chairman, Alfonso A. Uy, has announced that it is donating three million five hundred thousand pesos to the Department of Education’s (DepEd) Adopt-A-School Program through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm, the Uygongco Foundation, Inc.


Challenges in today’s rest and entertainment
Mark Twain the anti-imperialist (2)
And off they go!
Vote conscientiously as God is watching you
Vitamin D versus Cancer
Sincerity from trapos


bull's eye:
Realtor in danger


/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Foolish dreams


Infection Control Week

Infection Control Week

The prevention and control of nosocomial or hospital- acquired infections were at the frontline during the Infection Control Week last April 11-16, 2010. An interhospital poster-making contest depicted the theme: “The Best Practices in Infection Control” and a scientific symposium capped the week-long activities.

----------------------------------------Pavia’s Carabao Carroza Race

Pavia’s Carabao Carroza Race

Carabao Carroza Race, Pavia, Iloilo, Philippines. May 02, 2010. The Carabao Carroza Race of the Pavia township, is the oldest festival in the Province of Iloilo. It just might be the only one of its kind in the whole world!

----------------------------------------Mediterranean cuisine at its best

Mediterranean cuisine at its best

Summer is never complete without the crisp breeze and the hypnotic sound of the sea. It is the perfect time of the year to spray on some SPF, put on that wide chic hat, and feel the warm grains of sand with your bare feet. Don’t you just wish you can spend an afternoon or two on a shore in Ibiza or Sicily?

----------------------------------------Double Shift: A tribute to working moms

Double Shift: A tribute to working moms

Being a mother is like being in a very eventful and joyous journey that has many unexpected turns. More often, being a mother is being treated as a regular chore, but it is much more than that. It is important that mothers would realize this and take time to slow down and breathe once in a while.


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