June 10, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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312 persons arrested in Western Visayas

By 11:59 p.m. yesterday, the implementation of Commission on Elections (Comelec) Resolution No. 8714, or better known as the total gun ban, officially ended with a total of 312 persons arrested in Western Visayas.

JICA to finance rehabilitation of Iloilo Fishing Port Complex

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has approved the about P1-billion soft loan by the Iloilo Fish Port Complex that will be used to finance the latter’s rehabilitation and installation of new facilities.

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Iloilo Fishing Port Complex in Molo, Iloilo City

Iloilo Fishing Port Complex in Molo, Iloilo City will soon be rehabilitated with funding support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

No pay hike for Iloilo provincial gov’t employees

The 45-percent ceiling on personnel services (PS) continues to hinder the provincial government here from granting the salary increase of its employees.


Immigration officers nab American missionary

An alleged American missionary was arrested Monday at the Dumangas Port in Dumangas, Iloilo.

PNP to continue conducting checkpoint operations

The Philippine National Police (PNP) will continue to conduct checkpoint operations as part of its anti-criminality campaign throughout the country, a ranking police official said Wednesday.

Dynamite blast kills fisherman, injures 2 others

A fisherman was killed while two others were wounded after a dynamite exploded Monday while they were fishing at Manigo-nigo waters in Sitio Cambalatong, Brgy. Bangkal, Carles, Iloilo.

DepEd to disallow ‘Jejemon fashion’ in school

Despite the existing “no uniform” policy, the Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday said it will not tolerate “jejemon” fashion among school children adding that they should still wear the proper school attire.


95 groups to join 112th I-Day in Roxas City

ROXAS CITY – About 95 groups will participate in the parade along the major thoroughfares here in view of the 112th Independence Day celebration on June 12.

Long-time rain dependent areas in Aklan get irrigation

Rain-fed barangays in Ibajay, Aklan will now be serviced by irrigation with the inauguration of a 240 meter-long elevated concrete flume in Bgy Agdugayan.

New Kalibo airport terminal to open

KALIBO, Aklan – Kalibo International Airport is opening a new terminal this June.

The new terminal, set to begin operating on June 15, is funded by the national government for P80-million.


More Pinoys into mobile Web, says Yahoo!-Nielsen survey

Telcos could do well in improving mobile Internet services as more Filipinos are using mobile phones to surf the Web, results of a new survey showed.

Private Sector Representatives (PSRs) converged for RDC 6 orientation

Private sector representatives coming from the different sectors and provinces of Western Visayas gathered for an orientation on the mandate and functions of the Regional Development Council (RDC) and the role and responsibilities of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) 6 on June 8, 2010

Rice nutrition data accessible via cellphone

Rice farmers can now access a nutrition management system for their crops using a mobile phone, under a project developed by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) which will now be implemented by the agency together with the Department of Agriculture (DA).


Evangelist Simon Chan speaks at Iloilo churches
Dearer than life
Extending our longevity
The e-Teacher
A total sweep of the heart! (2)


Stars and stripped

/ Gail Ilagan

Of mice, boys, and men

/ Philip S. Chua, MD, FACS, FPCS

bull's eye:
Kap Ernie Poral on the hot spot

Para kay Inay at Itay

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


Pasta at Bluejay Coffee & Deli

Pasta at Bluejay Coffee & Deli

Yes, there’s pasta at Bluejay Coffee and Deli and we got to taste three of its well-loved pasta dishes when the management invited us for a food tasting.


---------------------------------------- The DSPA Newspaper Gown Extravaganza

The DSPA Newspaper Gown Extravaganza

The Diaz Speech and Personality Development Academy (DSPA) headed by Rowena Diaz, held a newspaper gown competition as part of its summer workshop’s culminating activity.


---------------------------------------- A gathering of the Daughters of Mary

A gathering of the Daughters of Mary

THE different DMI chapters in Iloilo gathered for a Sportsfest at the Barangay Balantang Gym in Jaro recently. The oftentimes bare gymnasium was transformed into a venue of fellowship and team building as each group

---------------------------------------- Crossing Borders

Crossing Borders

DURING the last weekend of May 2010, the representative of Crossing Borders Program visited the Philippines. He is Ed Ng, a photographer and banker from Singapore.



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