June 15, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Army, NPAs clash anew in Calinog town

A firefight erupted anew between members of the Philippine Army and the New People’s Army (NPA) Sunday afternoon at the hinterland barangay of Ipil in Calinog town, Iloilo.

No one was killed or injured among members of the Scout Platoon of the 47IB Headquarters Company led by 47th IB executive officer Lt. Col. Evan Bermudo.

Witnesses name Indian national, live-in partner as suspects in Singh kidnap-slay

As it turned out, another Indian national and his live-in partner were pointed as the suspects behind the kidnap-slay of another Indian businessman Naib Singh.

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A worker piles up bamboo stalks which are made into chopsticks at a bamboo factory in Maasin, Iloilo.

A worker piles up bamboo stalks which are made into chopsticks at a bamboo factory in Maasin, Iloilo. Earlier, President Gloria Arroyo signed Executive Order 879 that would, among other things, pave the way for the use of bamboo in government furniture for public elementary and secondary schools and government offices.

Teachers give wish list to Aquino

Activists held a picket at the gate of the Aquino residence in Times St. in Quezon City on Monday calling on President-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to make good his campaign promise of making education a priority of his administration.


3ID celebrates ‘atypical’ I-Day

Deviating from the usual, the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division celebrated the 112th Philippine Independence Day with more than just the flag-raising ceremonies done in military camps in Panay and Negros.

AFP chief Bangit to retire early: spokesman

Armed Forces chief of staff Lt. Gen. Delfin Bangit is retiring early after President-elect Benigno Aquino III said he would replace the military chief when he takes over the presidency on June 30, a military spokesman confirmed Monday.

Bizwoman loses cash, jewelries to robbers

Two robbers looted some P180,000 and jewelries from a businesswoman Thursday evening at Brgy. Camiri, San Enrique, Iloilo.

Bacolod now 3rd in Top 10 Next Wave Cities for IT

Bacolod City climbed to the number three spot this year, from last year’s fifth spot, in the Top Ten Next Wave Cities for information technology and business process outsourcing.


Ms. Osuma is Mutya ng Kalayaan winner

SAPIAN, Capiz – A lovely and beautiful lady from Brgy. Poblacion of this town was adjudged as Mutya ng Kalayaan 2010, the search participated by young and talented ladies coming from the town’s 10 barangays as part of the 112th Independence Day celebration last Friday.

Aklan SP holds valedictory session, briefing for newcomers

KALIBO, Aklan — Five Sangguniang Panlalawigan members, all of them from the western side of Aklan, will be given the privilege to deliver their valedictory address on June 16.

DTI intensifies monitoring of prices of school supplies 

SAN JOSE, Antique – The Department of Trade and Industry intensifies monitoring of school supplies to ensure availability of stocks at reasonable and affordable prices. 


Aquino urged to seize coco levy fund from uncle Danding

Militant group Anakpawis challenged incoming President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to make good on his promise to fight corruption and fast-track the recovery of the coco levy fund from his uncle, businessman Eduardo “Danding” Cojuanco.

Lopez group considers folding in BayanTel with ABS-CBN

The Lopez group is looking at folding in its telecommunications arm Bayan Telecommunications Holdings Corp. (BayanTel) into media unit ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. in an effort to realize better synergies between the two companies, the family patriarch said last week.

Outlook for mining upbeat

The Philippine mining industry could be headed for a good year given higher metal prices and the prospect of more investments, officials and analysts said.


Turning the scourge into a gift
Anything under the Sun
Media issue of the day
Sea Fever: dreamy and groovy
Evangelist Simon Chan speaks at Iloilo churches
Extending our longevity
The e-Teacher


bull's eye:
Iloilo Airport woes

Stereotypes of Public Service

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Noy’s numbers

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

Stars and stripped

/ Gail Ilagan


The Modern Bride

The Modern Bride

Robinsons Place Iloilo’s Wedding Rituals 2010 was successfully staged beginning with Belle, The Modern Bride fashion show top-billed by Manila-based designer Jojie Llorne and models Joan Bitagcol and Marita Fe Ganse

---------------------------------------- Regina Townhomes I Blessing & Groundbreaking

Regina Townhomes I Blessing & Groundbreaking

HAVING quality town homes in Bacolod is now a reality with the groundbreaking and blessing of Regina Townhomes I recently. The event was attended by the officers and members of Regina Townhomes I developer, Salvacion Insfrastructures

----------------------------------------Photography for a good cause

Photography for a good cause

THE Photographic Society of Iloilo, a group of professionals engaged in photography has proven itself as a society that also cares for the community. The PSI, in partnership with the Autism Society of the Philippines – Iloilo Chapter

----------------------------------------Premiere Vixens at Aura

Premiere Vixens at Aura

ONE summer night sizzled even more when Aura, Iloilo City’s premier club, hosted the Premiere Vixens Christine Bison, Karen Bordabor, Sofie Garrucho, Jahzel Manabat, Angel Malit, Jem Milton, Abby Poblador, and Pauline So. It was a lingerie show that proved to be unforgettable for the partygoers.


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