May 17, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Estancia’s mayoralty victor, loser trade barbs anew

The election is over.

But it looks like the word war between mayor-elect Rene Cordero and outgoing Mayor Restituto Mosqueda of Estancia, Iloilo is far from being over.

Healthcare remains city’s priority

The city government is bent on giving quality healthcare service to its constituents as evidenced by on-going improvement and construction of health centers in all districts.

“Health centers are preventive measures (against diseases). These projects have big impact on the life of our residents because they can easily seek medical help, instead of going to the hospital,” Mayor Jerry P. Treñas said.

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After five days of waiting, winning candidates in Iloilo City were finally proclaimed by the City Board of Canvassers last Friday afternoon.

After five days of waiting, winning candidates in Iloilo City were finally proclaimed by the City Board of Canvassers last Friday afternoon. Officially proclaimed were congressman-elect Jerry Treñas, mayor-elect Jed Patrick Mabilog, vice mayor-elect Jose Espinosa III, and councilors-elect: Lex Tupas, Jeffrey Ganzon, Perla Zulueta, David Jamora, Edward Yee, Jason Gonzales, Joshua Alim, Lyndon Acap, Rodel Agado, Ely Estante (not in photo), R Leone Gerochi (not in photo) and Plaridel Nava.

Lady mayor asks relief of town PNP chief

A police chief who could not police his turf.

This was just one of the accusations hurled against Senior Insp. Bonifacio Ancajas who was asked to be relieved as San Enrique Police Station chief.


Comelec takes suggestions to improve poll automation

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) regional office here acknowledged the glitches in the May 10 automated elections and welcomed suggestions to avoid them and improve future polls using the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machine.

Grenade ‘tossed’ at defeated bet’s house

Police investigators are yet to disclose the motive and the suspects behind the alleged grenade throwing incident at the house of a defeated councilorable at Zone 6, Brgy. Calumpang, Molo, Iloilo City.

‘Philandering’ hubby stabs dead sleeping wife

A husband is now on the run after allegedly killing his wife before shortly midnight of Thursday inside their house at Brgy. Malusgod, Pototan, Iloilo.

Fight vs HIV/AIDS continues

The fight against HIV/AIDS is not yet over. The trend for HIV transmission in the country, which was “low and slow”, before, has changed to hiding but growing.”

Energy conservation seminar, audit slated in WV

The Department of Energy (DOE) will conduct a seminar on energy conservation and energy spot check for government agencies here, May 19-20 as part of the advocacy campaign on the Government Energy Management Program (GEMP).


Capiz has three new mayors

ROXAS CITY – Three new mayors will join the 14 re-electionist local chief executives in Capiz.

CAPSU brings opportunities to OSYs

ROXAS CITY – About 300 out-of-school youth (OSY) have graduated from the Mobile Technology School (MTS) since its launching in October 2008 to provide Capiceños with skills for gainful employment.

Castro’s 4 vice mayoralty allies defeated

ROXAS CITY – Despite the political influence of outgoing 2nd district Rep. Fredenil Castro in making nine out of ten allied mayors win landslide victories, four of their running mate vice mayors were defeated in the May 10, 2010 elections.


NN offers back-to-school lowest fare

It’s the biggest price-off for all students traveling to and from Iloilo via Negros Navigation’s ‘Balik-Eskwela Sail Part 2’.

Farm sector to post strong growth in 2011

The agriculture sector, plagued this year by the dry spell brought about by the El Niño phenomenon, is expected to recover in 2011, and post a strong 2.8% to 3.8% growth, the inter-agency Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) said on Friday.

Moody’s says Aquino victory favors Philippine credit ratings

International credit watcher Moody’s Investors Service said that the clear victory of Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III in the Philippine presidential elections sets a favorable tone for the country’s credit fundamentals.


Licking wounds after the elections
A hopeful tomorrow
My 2010 post mort
Bluffton: a historic riverfront community
And off they go!
Vote conscientiously as God is watching you


The deterioration of education in the Philippines

/ Evelina Z. Almedejar

bull's eye:
Realtor in danger


/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


The Pisons’ continuing legacy

The Pisons’ continuing legacy

The third generation of the Pison family continues the legacy of their forerunner Donato M. Pison, as they unveiled the chimney monument, a structure reminiscent of “muscovado” industry, in Pison Rutonda.

----------------------------------------Miss Silka Iloilo 2010 pageant moved to May 25

Miss Silka Iloilo 2010 pageant moved to May 25

The Miss Silka Iloilo pageant was moved to May 25, 6 PM at the West Visayas State University Cultural Center. Fifteen flawless, talented and brilliant ladies will compete in the said pageant.

----------------------------------------The Concepcion Chalet

The Concepcion Chalet

The period just before the Second World War and after the Philippine American War ushered in a time of economic prosperity and political stability all throughout the country. This period was known as “Peacetime.”

---------------------------------------- The great sandwich indulgence at Coffeebreak

The great sandwich indulgence at Coffeebreak

Aside from love affairs, perhaps the most pleasurable activity we so ever regret ending is that oh-so reviving and ever engaging cup of coffee.



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