July 7, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Malacañang seeks plan of action against EJKs

Malacañang is conferring with stakeholders and concerned agencies to come up with a viable plan of action to stem the spate of extrajudicial killings in the country.

Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said President Benigno Simeon Aquino III has directed Philippine National Police chief Jesus Versoza

Jobless pa holds 2 sons hostage

A 44-year-old jobless man held his two sons hostage inside their home yesterday morning at the Gawad Kalinga relocation site in Brgy. San Isidro, Jaro, Iloilo City

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GREEN BAGS. Environment advocates from the EcoWaste Coalition and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

GREEN BAGS. Environment advocates from the EcoWaste Coalition and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives call for the use of ‘bayongs’ as alternative to plastic bags to help address environmental problems, during the International Plastic Bags Free Day on 3 July.

Task Group Baldomero formed

The Police Regional Office 6 has formed a Special Investigation Task Group to look into the killing of Fernando Baldomero, a councilor of Lezo, Aklan.


Retained casual employees should be efficient: Mabilog

The 1,400 casual employees of the Iloilo city government can keep their jobs, Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has announced, but he said he does not want to see them just sitting and doing nothing.

City Hall to create task forces vs pornography, illegal drugs

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said he will soon create four task forces to address four major social problems – pornography, prostitution, sex internet and illegal drugs.

OWWA 6 needs 72 scholars

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration 6 is still accepting applications for its OFW Dependent Scholarship Program for the school year 2010-2011, the Philippine Information Agency said.

Police VIPs beat traffic in city sans ‘wang-wang’

Adhering to presidential orders to stop the use of “wang-wang,” Chief Supt. Samuel Pagdilao Jr., director of Police Regional Office 6, braved the Iloilo City traffic minus blinkers and sirens on his way to Camp Delgado to attend his installation rites on Monday morning.

Heartbroken teener tries to drown self

A lovelorn teenage boy attempted to drown himself at the Guimaras-Iloilo Strait along Fort San Pedro in Iloilo City Sunday evening.


Roxas police to set up mobile PA system

ROXAS CITY – A mobile public address system will soon be established by the Roxas City Police Station to enhance its anti-criminality campaign.

I’m not superman but I’ll do my best – Celino

ROXAS CITY – “My name is Alan, not Superman,” said Mayor Alan Celino but he said he will do what he has to do as the city’s chief executive.

Ex-military man nabbed for rob try

ROXAS CITY – A former military man was arrested by the police after a failed attempt to rob a branch of Western Union , a money remittance office, along Roxas Avenue here at around 10 a.m. on July 3.


Western Visayas still top carabao producer

Western Visayas has maintained its position as the country’s “top producer” of carabao in 2009, according to the National Statistical Coordination Board 6.

RAFC 6 pushes for new marketing system

Banking on the inaugural promise of President Benigno Aquino III for more trading centers and better prices for farm commodities, the Regional Agri-Fishery Council is calling on this administration to study, re-engineer and institutionalize a marketing system for agri-fishery products.

Labor department chief seeks to strengthen social dialogue

Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has emphasized her strong determination to expand and strengthen social dialogue and partnership in the country as an anchor to address the challenges of increasing local employment opportunities.


Order in this fast-changing world
Side effects of medications
Cozumel, Roatan, Belize, Costa Maya, here I come!
Today we are at war
High expectations for Mabilog and Treñas
Anything under the Sun
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Management blues

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Not just enough

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

Teachers accept ‘Bagong Pilipinas’ challenge

bull's eye:
Mudslinging at MIWD


Beach clean-up a Saturday habit

Beach clean-up a Saturday habit

PEOPLE of all ages enjoy the beach. The white beach in Boracay is the most famous of all and is not immune to people’s abusive behavior. To protect the beach, the Yuppies thought of a sustainable solution: Making Beach Clean up a Saturday Habit.

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Sapian celebrates independence

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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Capturing moments

Veteran photographer John Chua of Adphoto (based in Manila) realized his dream of holding photography workshops involving persons with disabilities in the country. In Iloilo, his idea was implemented by the Photographic Society of Iloilo (PSI)

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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


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