July 5, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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IPPO sees rise in heists during lean months

The Iloilo Police Provincial Office is anticipating an increase in robbery incidents in the province with the onset of the lean months in Western Visayas.

IPPO Director Senior Supt. Renato Gumban said, however, they are closely monitoring the robbery groups to neutralize or pre-emption their plans.

Drilon welcomes LP decision

Ilonggo Senator Franklin has welcomed the decision of the Liberal Party to field Senator Francis Pangilinan as the party’s candidate for the Senate presidency.

The LP announced their choice in a press conference Friday night after weeks of deliberations.

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PLEDGE OF UNITY. Though three board members skipped the Capitol inaugural last Thursday, majority of the Iloilo provincial officials led by Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. and Vice Gov. Oscar Garin Jr. pledged to work together for the welfare of Ilonggos.

PLEDGE OF UNITY. Though three board members skipped the Capitol inaugural last Thursday, majority of the Iloilo provincial officials led by Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. and Vice Gov. Oscar Garin Jr. pledged to work together for the welfare of Ilonggos.

CSC clears Passi engineer, orders reinstatement

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has reversed the dismissal order of former Passi City Mayor Elyzer Chavez against City Engineer Mary Jean L. Quiling thereby exonerating the latter of the offenses of grave misconduct and dishonesty.


65-year-old woman found dead

It took 10 days for the family of 65-year-old Carmelina Delanda to find her.

Pagdilao assumes post as PRO-6 chief today

Chief Supt. Samuel Pagdilao will assume today the directorship of the Police Regional Office 6.

Majority of incumbent WV officials reelected

Majority of the local chief executives who won in the May 10, 2010 elections in Western Visayas are reelectionists, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government 6.

WV to avail partial rehab fund this month: Banias

Western Visayas is expected to receive this month an initial release of P600 million from its share in the P12-billion fund provided by the national government for the rehabilitation of areas that suffered from the onslaught of typhoons Frank, Ondoy, Pepeng.


Orosco leads Sapian oath-taking rites

ROXAS CITY – Sapian Mayor Arturo Orosco Sr. led the oath taking on June 30 with seven councilors out of eight administered by Judge Rubin Lambuson of Sigma Municipal Circuit Trial Court in rites held at the town’s civic center.

Celino to sue Bermejo, 3 others for juggling funds of city gov’t

ROXAS CITY – Mayor Angel Alan Celino has vowed to sue former Mayor Vicente Bermejo along with three department heads for initiating the alleged illegal transfer of some P20 million from the city’s General Funds to the 20 percent Internal Revenue Allotment fund.

NGA execs witness swearing in of LP winners

ROXAS CITY – Representatives of some national government agencies in Capiz witnessed the inauguration and oath-taking of elected Liberal Party members on June 30 at the Roxas City Metropolitan Cathedral, according to the Philippine Information Agency.


BIR sticking to 2010 collection goal: new chief

MANILA – Newly-appointed Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares said she is confident of achieving the agency’s P830.4-billion collection target for the year.

Nestlé to expand RP operations

MANILA – Nestlé Philippines Inc. (NPI) is committed to invest P4.3 billion to expand its operations in the country, said NPI chairman and chief executive John Miller, the Philippine News Agency reported.

Drive vs sugar smuggling gains ground

The Sugar Anti-smuggling Office (SASO) continues its campaign with a series of raids recently, particularly in a warehouse in Pampanga.


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Cozumel, Roatan, Belize, Costa Maya, here I come!
Today we are at war
Male Sex Hormone
High expectations for Mabilog and Treñas
Anything under the Sun
Media issue of the day


Not just enough

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

Teachers accept ‘Bagong Pilipinas’ challenge

Big baby decides to board

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

bull's eye:
Mudslinging at MIWD


Havaianas kicks summer goodbye

Havaianas kicks summer goodbye

The world’s favorite flip-flops, Havaianas, “kicked” summer goodbye with a party blast at Bourbon Street, Smallville Complex, Iloilo City. Iloilo’s most invited yuppies and Havaiana-ticos trooped in their comfy Havaianas

---------------------------------------- Blessing of SPHI's New CADMA

Blessing of SPHI's New CADMA

JUNE 21, 2010 witnessed the yearly commemoration of St. Paul of Chartres’ founder Fr. Louis Chauvet at the CADMA (Cardinal Dougherty Memorial Annex). This year’s celebration is in time with the re-dedication of the CADMA Building

---------------------------------------- Meeting Gina Alajar

Meeting Gina Alajar

Gina Alajar prefers to be the “kontrabida” in a story. Why? “Because you don’t cry. It’s the ‘bida’ that they ask to cry,” she said during an interview with members of the provincial press during the press conference for Trudis Litt, held at the 17th floor of GMA7.

---------------------------------------- Katunggan: An Exhibit On Mangroves

Katunggan: An Exhibit On Mangroves

The UPV Chancellor’s Committee for Culture and the Arts, in collaboration with the Community-Based Mangrove Rehabilitation Project (CMRP) in the Philippines of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL)



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