July 30, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Defensor orders reactivation of Bantay Dagat operations

Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. ordered the reactivation of the provincial Bantay Dagat team after he received reports of continued illegal fishing activities in northern Iloilo.

Most of these illegal fishing activities were monitored in the towns of Carles, Concepcion and Batad.

Gumban on his way out of IPPO

Senior Supt. Renato Gumban, officer-in-charge of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office, will soon be relieved from his post.

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SLIPPERS FOR AETA KIDS. Personnel of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office led by Senior Supt. Renato Gumban (right) distribute slippers to 25 barefoot aeta kids

SLIPPERS FOR AETA KIDS. Personnel of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office led by Senior Supt. Renato Gumban (right) distribute slippers to 25 barefoot aeta kids in New Lucena town during the culmination of the Police Community Relations Month.

Village chief dismissed for nepotism

The Office of the Ombudsman Visayas has ordered the dismissal of the village chief of Brgy. Nabitasan in La Paz district, Iloilo City for practicing nepotism.


Iloilo PB proposes ‘paperless sessions’

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Iloilo is pushing to hold “paperless sessions” if their budgetary request would be granted.

Removal of old MRFs ordered; new trash collection scheme set

Obsolete materials recovery facilities in some villages in Iloilo City should be removed and converted into useful projects, Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said.

Teener drowns at metro floodway

A 17-year-old boy drowned while swimming at the Iloilo Flood Control Project in Brgy. Bitoon, Jaro, Iloilo City.

Mabilog: Treñas Boulevard off-limits to vehicles

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said the Treñas Boulevard should be off-limits to vehicles as city residents use the one-kilometer road for walking and jogging.

Search for City Hall model employees on

The Iloilo City Government through the Human Resource Management Office is searching for outstanding personnel for the “2010 Model Male and Female Employee Award.”

Assumption Iloilo to hold Centennial Fair

From July 15 to August 15, Assumption Iloilo is celebrating 100 years of its foundation.


Celino forms TF Pagbag-o to probe ex-mayor’s alleged anomalies

ROXAS CITY – Mayor Angel Alan Celino has formed Task Force Pagbag-o to probe the alleged anomalies committed by his predecessor Vicente Bermejo.

CPPO joins anti-dengue drive

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Police Provincial Director Josephus Angan has directed all chiefs of police in the province to help in the fight against the rising dengue fever cases by strictly implementing a “clean and green” program.

59th birthing clinic in Capiz opens

ROXAS CITY – The 59th birthing clinic in Capiz was blessed and inaugurated recently at the Municipal Health Office of Jamindan.


Iloilo farmers get organic agri updates

Representatives of farmers associations and agricultural technologists in Iloilo province together with partners in the agriculture sector attended a two-day “Technology Updating in Organic Agriculture” that ended yesterday

BIR to check taxes of luxury car owners in Iloilo

The Bureau of Internal Revenue in Iloilo City will look into the tax payments of owners of high-end vehicles in the city.

Private-public links for tourism pushed

The Department of Tourism is pushing for private-public partnerships in developing more tourism-related initiatives as pointed out by President Benigno Simeon Aquino III in his State of the Nation Address.


Cut down overpopulation!
President Aquino should seek God daily
Gospel should cruise social media
Eerie, scary folktales, anyone?
Silent Heart ‘Attack’
74 years of SONA



/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Not just enough

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

Teachers accept ‘Bagong Pilipinas’ challenge

bull's eye:
Mudslinging at MIWD


The GK Fun Run

The GK Fun Run

Gawad Kalinga Iloilo, the trailblazing institution with its passionate vision and mission of ending poverty by 2024, held its first fun run last July 11, 2010. It was an eight-kilometer fun run from Freedom Grandstand to Boardwalk.

----------------------------------------Fibura Besians’ World of Color

Fibura Besians’ World of Color

The Figura Besian Artistico held a workshop for students from Iloilo City schools recently. There were three classes – Basic Art Class A, Basic Art Class B and Advanced Art Class. They were mentored by artists Louelyn Reyes, Julius Reyes, Elmo Palma Jr., and Lucky Lima.

---------------------------------------- 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.


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