July 29, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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PRO-6 to work closely with AFP vs rebel attacks

The Police Regional Office 6 will closely coordinate with the Armed Forces of the Philippines units in Western Visayas in monitoring the reported resurgence of the New People’s Army activities in the region.

Basngi ignores criticisms vs mobile unit

There will always be resistance to change, said Iloilo City Police Office chief, Senior Supt. Dennis Basngi, on the criticisms hurled at the creation of the Iloilo City Mobile Patrol Unit.

The newly-created unit will have administrative and operational control of patrol operations within the ICPO’s area of responsibility.

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PHILIPPINE TEAM WINS. The group of media representatives from Visayas and Mindanao, including Emily Valero of Sun.Star Cebu, TNT’s Marichel Magalona, Toots Jimenez of Sunshine Cable Bacolod, Ana Dulay of Sun.Star Davao, Honey Jarque-Loop of Philippine Star, Mayen Tan of Freeman Cebu, Eileen Mangubat of Cebu Daily News, and Ian Garcia of M Magazine Mindanao, wins first place in the Shopping Mall Race at Sunway Pyramid Malaysia, defeating 19 other countries. The competition was part of the recent Mega Fam tour sponsored by Cebu Pacific and Tourism Malaysia.

July 15-Aug. 15 declared Assumption Centennial Month

The Sangguniang Panlungsod has proclaimed the period July 15 to August 15, 2010 as Assumption Centennial Month Celebration, and August 15, 2010 as Assumption Day in Iloilo City.


Aquino wants list of national gov’t properties in Iloilo City: mayor

President Benigno Aquino III has asked for a list of all national government properties and vacant lots in Iloilo City, aside from the abandoned Rotary Park along Fort San Pedro, so that a Presidential Proclamation may be issued for the proper use of these lots, Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said.

IPHO raises typhoid fever alert

The Iloilo Provincial Health Office has reported a rise in the number of typhoid fever cases in Iloilo province with 684 cases already recorded from January to July 23 this year.

‘We are open to surrender of rob suspects’

Chief Supt. Samuel Pagdilao Jr., police regional director, said police operatives will not resort to bloody encounters with robbery suspects if they

57 illegal weights confiscated in public markets

The Iloilo City Special Services Unit confiscated 57 illegal weighing scales during their regular on-the-spot inspections in five public markets recently, a City Hall press release said.

Ajuy land conflict claims life

A shooting episode arising from a land conflict claimed the life of a man and injured another in Brgy. Pedada, Ajuy, Iloilo recently.


City councilors want to retrieve Bermejo vehicles from Capitol

ROXAS CITY – The city government wants to retrieve the vehicles brought by former Mayor Vicente Bermejo from provincial government to the city government, and later returned to the Capitol.

Panitan fiesta set August 7-10

ROXAS CITY – Panitan town under the leadership of Mayor Katherine Belo will celebrate its municipal and religious fiesta on August 7 to 10.

Capiz policemen donate blood

ROXAS CITY – Forty-three policemen in the province donated blood during the mass bloodletting activity sponsored by the Capiz Police Provincial Office on July 26 at Camp Teodorico C. Apil here.


Business sector willing to comply with new wage hike

Lea Lara, executive director of the Iloilo Business Club, said the business sector is willing to comply with the newly approved minimum wage hike for Western Visayas.

DBM 6 supports approval of Fiscal Responsibility Bill

The enactment of the Fiscal Responsibility Bill is long overdue and President Benigno Aquino’s III pushing for its approval by the 15th Congress is a welcome development, a top regional budget official said.

Improved business outlook in Visayas in Q2

CEBU CITY – A survey by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas showed business outlook in the Visayas, especially Region 7, improved in the second quarter of 2010, at the height of the election season.


Gospel should cruise social media
Eerie, scary folktales, anyone?
Silent Heart ‘Attack’
74 years of SONA
Overpopulation: a problem awaiting solutions
Are grafters in the Aquino administration hibernating?



/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Not just enough

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

Teachers accept ‘Bagong Pilipinas’ challenge

bull's eye:
Mudslinging at MIWD


Multi-media artist does 2010 MassKara logo

Multi-media artist does 2010 MassKara logo

THE 2010 MassKara festival logo was designed by a budding multi-media artist. In keeping with a tradition started in 2004, a Bacolod artist is asked to capture the year’s theme and creative impulses in its logo and trophies.

----------------------------------------Bringing back the drums at Aura

Bringing back the drums at Aura

Aura, the hip party place at The Avenue was the venue of a heart-thumping performance of Gruppo Tribale (formerly La Carlota Drumbeaters from Bacolod) along with the music of spin doctor, DJ Elmer Dado during one weekend last July.

---------------------------------------- Gigi’s 28th birthday treat

Gigi’s 28th birthday treat

It was a simple yet fun birthday celebration for Gigi Sy, administrator of Amigo Plaza Mall, when she turned a year wiser recently. She looked splendid during her special day, dressed in her white and baby blue Plains and Prints number, with a pair of Jennifer Lopez shoes to complete the look.

---------------------------------------- The videoke sensations of NN

The videoke sensations of NN

Negros Navigation’s Ka-rock-oke Caravan’s Iloilo leg was spectacular because it was a showcase of talents in singing and comedy. Nine contestants from different districts of Iloilo competed on who will be hailed as NN’s singing sensation. The champion, Joanna Mariveles, from Jaro received P10,000;


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