June 21, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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PNP: Jaro bank robbery organized, well-planned

At the onset, police investigators deemed that Friday’s robbery at Barotac Viejo Rural Bank – Jaro branch was no work of a neophyte.

In fact, it could have been an organized and well-planned operation by a group which has connections with other robbery suspects operating in the city and province of Iloilo, said Jaro Police Station commander Chief Insp. Orly Gabinete.

PCG-6 deploys sniffing dogs at seaports

Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) 6 has deployed K-9 dogs at the seaports to help detect the possible entry of illegal drugs and explosives in Western Visayas.

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A father makes his child sleep while tending to his stall inside the Iloilo Central Market.

A father makes his child sleep while tending to his stall inside the Iloilo Central Market. Fathers were the center of attention yesterday as every family celebrated Father’s Day.

Earthquake drill tests emergency response of WVMC personnel

Health and Medical personnel of the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) underwent an earthquake drill to inculcate preparedness in times of disasters.


ICPO cops hold ‘mass feeding’ for 200 pupils

It was a day of love and sharing when the Police Community Relations (PCR) of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) conducted a Mass Feeding to 200 elementary pupils of Tiu Cho Teg Ros Foundation Integrated School in Brgy. Lanit in Jaro district here recently.

32nd Disability Week preparations in WV begin

The Regional Council for Disability Affairs (RCDA) in Western Visayas has started the preparation of activities for the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week in the region slated next month.

All Set for 2010 Visayas Island Invention Contests and Exhibits

The Department of Science and Technology Visayas Cluster Regions (DOST VI, VII and VIII) and the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) will hold the 2010 Visayas Island Invention Contests and Exhibits (VIICE) on August 12, 13 and 14, 2010 at the Amigo Plaza Mall, Iloilo City.

100,000 volunteers to take oath with Noynoy

The Quirino Grandstand in Manila has witnessed the turnover of the presidency in the past years.

MCC conducts economic impact of KALAHI-CIDSS Project in Iloilo

A three-man team from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) recently conducted an evaluation on the economic impact of KALAHI-CIDSS (Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahiraparan- Comprehensive Integrated Delivery of Social Services) Project in two Iloilo towns.


BIR-Capiz completes top Capiceño taxpayers’ list

ROXAS CITY – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue District Office (RDO) No. 72 has completed the list of top individual and corporate taxpayers in the province for taxable year 2009.

Celino: ‘I don’t believe Bermejo left P300M in city’s coffers’

ROXAS CITY – City Mayor-elect Alan Celino downplayed the claim of outgoing City Mayor Vicente Bermejo that he is leaving the city government with P300 million in its coffers.

Elite families fail to topple Pilar mayor

ROXAS CITY – Elite families who are influential and landed in the town of Pilar, Capiz failed to oust incumbent Mayor Ritalyn Patricio.


DTI orders rollback in bag of flour to P630-P680

The Department of Trade and Industry – National Capital Region (DTI-NCR) issued a Provisional Order on 11 June 2010 refraining flour millers to sell ex-mill flour at a range of P770 –P790 per 25kg bag and reduce it to P630-P680 during the pendency of the profiteering case.

DOLE to fine aliens working without, with expired work permit

Foreign nationals found working anywhere in the country without an Alien Employment Permit (AEP) or with an expired AEP shall be fined P10,000, according to Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) Director Criselda Sy.

LTO records 21,398 erring drivers in Q1 of 2010

Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Western Visayas reported a total of 21,398 violators of various transportation laws in the first quarter of this year.


Acquiring the mind of the Church
FAABC celebrates Philippine Independence Day
Reporting in the face of danger
Ways to improve sleep
Anything under the Sun
Media issue of the day
Evangelist Simon Chan speaks at Iloilo churches


bull's eye:
Mudslinging at MIWD

Yes to nuclear!

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

Stereotypes of Public Service

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Stars and stripped

/ Gail Ilagan


Garden of the Ascension … our choice!

Garden of the Ascension … our choice!

Garden of the Ascension held another successful sales gathering at the Grand Tower last June 5, 2010. As usual, it was a lively event, thanks to the creativity of manager Jaresh Ng and his staff.

---------------------------------------- Dining at Mooon Cafe

Dining at Mooon Cafe

Dining at Mooon Cafe (yes, it has three O’s) during its pre-grand opening date proved to be a worthwhile gastronomic experience. Our Marketing Officer Claire and I were joined by Rowena Diaz and fellow journalist Lydia Pendon.

---------------------------------------- The Alerta Family Reunion

The Alerta Family Reunion

The Alerta Family Association held its 20th anniversary reunion at the Losanes Residence in Gran Plains last May. Everybody had a great time in the varied activities planned for that day, including a dip in the pool, singing, lunch, games, tracing of roots, raffle and fellowship.

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



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