July 16, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Dingle plant operator to source power from Negros

Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. said yesterday the province can get a respite from long brownouts in the coming days with the expected power supply agreement between the Salcon Island Power Corp., operator of the Panay Diesel Power Plant in Dingle, Iloilo, and a Negros-based power generating company.

NFA: Iloilo rice supply stable

The National Food Authority-Iloilo has assured Ilonggos of stable rice supply during the lean period that could last until the first week of November.

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COOLING DOWN. Boys enjoy a swim at the Iloilo River along Nabitasan Road on a weekday noon.

COOLING DOWN. Boys enjoy a swim at the Iloilo River along Nabitasan Road on a weekday noon.

City Hall doesn’t need new workers–mayor

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said the city government will no longer entertain applicants for “casuals” or “job hires” to regulate manpower at City Hall.


La Niña to hit WV in next 2 months

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration has warned Western Visayas residents of the onset of La Niña phenomenon in the next two months, a report of the Philippine News Agency said.

Ilonggo culture in Charter Day

The 73rd Charter Day celebration of Iloilo City highlights Ilonggo culture with the theme “Dakbanwang Iloilo Bugal Ko” (Pride of Place), with activities that will kick off with a thanksgiving mass at Robinsons Place Iloilo food court at 8 a.m. today.

Mabilog wants Aug. 25 declared special holiday

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said he will request either President Benigno Simeon Aquino III or the Sangguniang Panlungsod to declare August 25 of each year a special non-working holiday in Iloilo City in observance of the city’s Foundation Day.

Cops to teach values to school kids

Policemen who have an education degree will be assigned by the Police Regional Office 6 to teach children “with subjects focusing on values that will equip them to become upright, law-abiding, productive and responsible citizens in the future.”

2 ‘daily double’ bet collectors arrested

Two bet collectors of illegal numbers game “daily double” were arrested Wednesday evening in Sara town by members of the 7th Public Safety Management Maneuver Platoon.

Man kills pal over toothbrush

What started out as a petty argument over a toothbrush between friends ended in a fatal stabbing episode Wednesday evening in Brgy. Alalasan, La Paz, Iloilo City.


Celino warns 5 establishments for operating without permits

ROXAS CITY – Mayor Angel Alan Celino has warned five business establishments of closure for operating without business permits.

Pestaño to lead water rate hike opposition

ROXAS CITY – Medardo Pestaño, former general manager of Metro Roxas Water District, said he will lead water concessionaires in opposing the water rate increase scheduled next year.

Sapian to hold twin festivals on July 23-26

ROXAS CITY – The municipal government of Sapian under the leadership of Mayor Arturo Orosoco Sr. will hold its twin festivities – the Talahong and Tilibyugan Festivals on July 23 to 26.


DOLE 6 promotes tech-voc courses

The Department of Labor and Employment in Western Visayas, in coordination with the Technical Education Skills Development Authority, will campaign for more students to take up technical and vocational courses.

GT Cosmetics brings products to Luzon

The Cebu-based GT Cosmetics has brought its first batch of beauty products to Luzon in the first week of June.

Cebu Pacific offers P320 domestic sale

Cebu Pacific is offering a P320 “Go Lite” seat sale to all its domestic destinations from July 16 to 19, for travel from November 1 to 30.


The gospel in sachets
Driving a point
Slimming Tea: A Hoax
Are grafters in the Aquino administration hibernating?
A brighter day for little Juan and Juana
Anything under the Sun
Media issue of the day


Dear P-Noy

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Not just enough

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

Teachers accept ‘Bagong Pilipinas’ challenge

bull's eye:
Mudslinging at MIWD


Amigo Plaza Mall Billboard Design Contest kicks off

Amigo Plaza Mall Billboard Design Contest kicks off

THE month-long billboard design contest of the Amigo Plaza Mall and Amigo Terrace Hotel kicked off with its first screening last Saturday. There were 24 contestants composed of graphic designers, visual artists, web designers, layout artists, students, professionals and university instructors.

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Toys For The Big Boys

Ground Effects, home of car and motor accessories staged an exhibit at SM City Iloilo recently. On display were motorcycles, cars and a van of varied Ilonggo men known to be car or motorcycle enthusiasts. Check out their “toys for the big boys.”


---------------------------------------- OTOP Fair 2010

OTOP Fair 2010

THE OTOP Fair 2010 has opened in SM City last July 12 and will last until July 18, 2010. Ilonggos will have the chance to see and buy quality products that were made locally.


----------------------------------------Face Value Facial Care and Spa Center celebrates its anniversary

Face Value Facial Care and Spa Center celebrates its anniversary

Face Value Facial Care and Spa Center celebrated its third anniversary recently. The celebration started with a motorcade all over Iloilo City.


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