June 29, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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PGMA bid Ilonggos ‘goodbye’ thru Tigum bridge inauguration

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s last visit to Iloilo is her expression of saying goodbye to the Ilonggos through the inauguration of Tigum bridge in Cabatuan, Iloilo, according to 3rd District Representative Arthur Defensor, Sr., incoming governor of Iloilo province.

MIWD contractual employees assured of 3-month extension

Contractual employees of the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) could now heave a sigh of relief. Well, at least in the next three months.

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Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo waves to the spectators during the inaugural drive-through for the new Tigum Bridge in Brgy. Tabucan, Cabatuan, Iloilo yesterday.

Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo waves to the spectators during the inaugural drive-through for the new Tigum Bridge in Brgy. Tabucan, Cabatuan, Iloilo yesterday. With her on board the vehicle are: incoming Governor Arthur Defensor Sr., outgoing Cabatuan Mayor Ramon Yee, DPWH Undersecretary Rafael Yabut, incoming 3rd District Rep. Arthur Defensor (partly hidden) and other officials.

New city officials take oath today

All newly-elected city officials will take their oath of office today in a simple but meaningful program at the Iloilo Freedom Grandstand.


PDEA to focus on solving almost 3,000 drug cases in W. Visayas

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 6 (PDEA-6) here vows to focus on the more than 2,960 pending drug cases in Western Visayas.

Teener died after accidentally shooting self

A teenager did not pull through after accidentally shooting himself Saturday evening at Brgy. Igang, Pototan, Iloilo.

Man in WV’s most wanted list nabbed in Bukidnon

A decade after he went into hiding, one of the most wanted persons in Western Visayas was finally collared Saturday.

DSWD expects NFA to deliver rice for Food-for-School program

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Regional Office 6 expects the National Food Authority (NFA) to deliver the rice needed for the Food-for-School program anytime as the budgetary allocation has already been transferred to the agency.


Boracay tourist arrival rising; reaches 378,000

The Boracay tourist arrival keeps on increasing after two years of typhoon Frank devastation which caused damaged on infrastructures to the premier tourism area.

City Comelec awaits advice on brgy, SK polls

ROXAS CITY – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) here said yesterday that their central office has not yet sent any go signal in connection with the holding of barangay election on October this year.

P10M worth of projects poured in Brgy. Lawaan

ROXAS CITY – The chief executive of Barangay Lawaan, one of the biggest barangays in this city, said that some P10 million had been poured for development projects here.


NEDA says agri is key to sustainable employment

The farm sector will play a key role in sustaining employment opportunities, but the realities of climate change require strategies to mitigate negative effects.

Noynoy urged: Increase VAT, lower income taxes

A former budget secretary on Monday urged incoming President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to consider increasing the 12% value-added tax while lowering income taxes as a way to rein in the country’s ballooning budget deficit.

P12B sought for rice program next year

The Department of Agriculture’s Ginintuang Masaganang Ani (GMA) Rice Program is seeking a P12-billion budget for 2011, nearly four times the current P3.1-billion allocation, the program’s chief said yesterday.


Porn exposes sex ed sham
High expectations for Mabilog and Treñas
The OFWs in the Carnival Dream
Reporting in the face of danger
Ways to improve sleep
Anything under the Sun
Media issue of the day


New words

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

Violence against media in the context of human rights violations

Big baby decides to board

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

bull's eye:
Mudslinging at MIWD


Harana Rewind

Harana Rewind

“Harana” means singing old Filipino Songs. These songs are of ethnic origin, coming from different parts of the country. These are the songs that my grandparents and yours used to sing in school, which also came from their folks.

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Sapian’s 112th Independence Day Celebration

With the theme: “Kalayaan: Tagumpay ng Bayan”, the 112th Independence Day was celebrated with dignity and low-keyed splendor in the town of Sapian, Capiz. The celebration had a parade and reenactment of Independence Day.

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Experiencing 3D in Robinsons

Iloilo society’s young and the young-at-heart were treated to fantastic sights and crisp, clear sounds with the official launching of Robinsons Movieworld in Digital 3D featuring the much-awaited Toy Story 3.

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Freedom to dance

The indigenous dances and songs of Filipinos were showcased at SM City Iloilo early this month. Featuring the ECD Company, the event was the second installment for Kalayaan 2010



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