May 12, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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2010 polls cripple, fortify political families in Iloilo

The electorate has decided.

With the voting public’s verdict comes the toppling and strengthening of several known political names in Iloilo.

Arroyo calls for full Cabinet meeting for transition

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has advised her executive secretary to prepare for the transfer of important documents to the new president.

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Iloilo City Board of Canvassers chairman Atty. Robert Salazar and members City Schools Division Supt. Erlinda Gencaya and City Chief Prosecutor Peter Baliao

Iloilo City Board of Canvassers chairman Atty. Robert Salazar and members City Schools Division Supt. Erlinda Gencaya and City Chief Prosecutor Peter Baliao try to activate the Compact Flash (CF) card of a Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machine that failed to transmit data to the canvassing center.

Treñas, Mabilog dominate initial count

The City Board of Canvassers has yet to proclaim any winning candidate in Iloilo City as of press time yesterday.


Jamora: a picture of grace in defeat

To the end, Larry Jamora remained a true leader, steadfast and composed even in the face of defeat.

PNP readies cases vs 17 persons on board cars filled with assorted firearms

A total of 17 persons on-board three vehicles filled with assorted firearms will face charges for violations of the gun ban and illegal possession of firearms, according to Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) director, S/Supt. Rolando Gumban.


Bolante may lose gubernatorial bid but allies dominate Capiz province

ROXAS CITY – Former Agriculture Usec. Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante may lose in his gubernatorial bid against incumbent Governor Victor Tanco, Sr. in May 10, 2010 election but his allies will still dominate Capiz as majority won the first ever poll automation.

Prodigal son of Capiz wins city mayor

ROXAS CITY – The prodigal son of Liberal Party (LP) in Capiz won the city mayoral race and will unseat the present administration of Ugyon Kita Capiz (UKC) in a convincing margin through the first ever poll automation last Monday.

DepEd reports zero election-related violence against teachers

With the close of voting hours, the Department of Education (DepEd) Tuesday has reported that there has been no confirmed report of election-related violence against the 229,020 teachers who served in the 76,340 clustered precincts of the 2010 national elections.


Cojuangco to sell stake in San Miguel

Diversifying conglomerate San Miguel Corp chairman Eduardo Cojuangco is selling out in favour of a key stockholder group, securities filings showed, changing the balance of power in the 120-year-old conglomerate.

Economists see inflation within BSP range

Inflation rate this year and next will likely stay within the target ranges set by the government, a poll of private sector economists conducted by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed.

DAR accepts applicants for Scholarship Program

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Iloilo Provincial Office under the leadership of Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer II, Gideon A. Umadhay, Jr is pleased to announce that the office is now recruiting applicants for its scholarship program, the “Programang Agraryo Iskolar.”


Let’s reconnect with our humanity
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


Molding pieces of the earth

Molding pieces of the earth

GK Sooc Youth Artist Group held a 3-day Terracotta exhibit at SM Delgado Iloilo last April 22-24,2010. It was sponsored by the Smart Kabalikat project in partnership with Gawad Kalinga. The event was themed “ Halad Duta: A Terracotta Exhibit”.

----------------------------------------Max’s Giant Halo-Halo Launch

Max’s Giant Halo-Halo Launch

The invitation was for a press conference as regards the launching of Max’s Restaurant’s Giant Halo-Halo. But it was no ordinary press briefing where speakers usually explain what the product is all about and the press people sit down, take notes and ask questions.

----------------------------------------Promoting Online Journalism

Promoting Online Journalism

Information officers, representatives from various government agencies and school paper advisers from colleges from Region 6 recently attended a seminar on Online Journalism held by Smart Communications, Inc. (SMART) in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Region 6 in Iloilo City.

---------------------------------------- I’m still your Mother: A tribute to an adoptive parent

I’m still your Mother: A tribute to an adoptive parent

At 35 years old, Maria Paz already had a happy family of her own with a husband by her side and a little girl turning six. But, she wanted another child. Unfortunately, her husband Julius was diagnosed with leukemia, decreasing the couple’s chance to have another child.


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