May 18, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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El Niño lowers rice harvest in WV, other rice bowls

The country’s major palay producing regions, including Western Visayas, have posted low area harvested and yield due to the dry spell caused by El Niño phenomenon, according to the first-quarter official report of the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS).

‘Jealous’ husband hacks wife; hostages two kids

Jealousy allegedly sent a man in a fit of rage and attacked his wife Saturday evening inside their home at Brgy. Bita, Dueñas, Iloilo.

Aquino to swear in new Iloilo City officials

Presidential frontrunner Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III will induct into office this city’s new set of officials in June.

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People light candles formed like a big red ribbon during the 27th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial held last Sunday at the Efrain Treñas Boulevard in Mandurriao district.

People light candles formed like a big red ribbon during the 27th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial held last Sunday at the Efrain Treñas Boulevard in Mandurriao district.

Final & Official Election Results - Iloilo City

TREÑAS, Jerry 101,304
GONZALEZ, Raul, Jr. T. 76,478
MALABOR, Mansueto A. 6,838
GAJE, Juanito L. 335

City Mayor
MABILOG, Jed Patrick E. 80,654
GONZALEZ, Raul, Sr. M. 65,509
JAMORA, Lorenzo H. 38,309
BALSOMO, Vicente A. 247
BENEDICTO, Amelita D. 223



Water pump spews flames in Calinog town

A water pump in Brgy. Carvasana, Calinog, Iloilo became a source of discourse after it discharges, not water, but flames.

Barber stabs dead fellow barber over ‘beef stew’

An argument that started over a beef stew viand ended fatal between two barbers Sunday evening at La Paz Public Market at Rizal St., La Paz, Iloilo City.

Iloilo City library hub gets P100,000 worth of books

A total of P100,000 worth of books will be given to the library hub of the Department of Education (DepEd)-Division of Iloilo City today, May 18.


DPWH contractor starts P100M Aklan River dredging

KALIBO, Aklan — Nearly two years after Typhoon Frank devastated the province of Aklan, the dredging activities of Aklan River are going full blast to mitigate the perennial flooding along the riverbanks.

Thousands in WV gain employment from DPWH

DPWH 6 Director Rolando Asis said that thousands of workers in the region have availed of the emergency employment which the Arroyo government has instituted to cushion impact of financial crisis at the height of the global economic crunch last year.

82% of LGUs in WV have transition teams

Eighty-two percent of the local government units (LGUs) in Western Visayas have already formed their transition teams that will ensure the smooth transfer of leadership to the incoming leaders on June 30, 2010.


Q1 farm output shrinks 2.8%

Farm output contracted in the first quarter from a year earlier, marking the second straight quarter of decline, as dry weather hurt rice production, government data showed on Monday.

Housing loan manual OK’d

Rural banks’ product template for small housing loans has been approved by the central bank, easing the process by which lenders can offer the product.

Philippines targeting Taiwan for fresh mango exports

Taiwan now looms as the next export market for fresh mangoes from the Philippines, an Agriculture department official told reporters last Friday.


Rediscovering the art of friendship
A hopeful tomorrow
My 2010 post mort
Bluffton: a historic riverfront community
And off they go!
Vote conscientiously as God is watching you


Election reflections

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

The problem of sex information and instruction

/ Evelina Z. Almedejar

bull's eye:
Realtor in danger


Aura unleashed

Aura unleashed

It was a bang. A mad-good revelry. Voguish. Glitzy. Madly fun. It was such a wildly remembered night. The Aura launching party was a night of electrifying party music and booze overload; and of everyone enjoying their party hearts out.

----------------------------------------Remembering Rudy

Remembering Rudy

Perhaps a lot of us know about Rudy Fernandez and have missed him. I-Travel for one, could not forget him and I’m so happy to know that he’s still active.


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Mavi’s Puppies

Mavi Gwen Nacion is a 22-year-old Hotel and Restaurant Management student from the University of San Agustin. Mavi would rather stay and play beside her adorable pets because she enjoys being with her “babies”

---------------------------------------- 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.



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