August 30, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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DOT working to ease impact of bloody hostage crisis

Regional Director Edwin Trompeta of the Department of Tourism 6 said actions are now being put in place to mitigate the effects of the hostage-taking incident in Manila, which claimed the lives of eight Hong Kong tourists, to the country’s tourism industry.

Rebels kill detachment chief: Army

An Army detachment commander was killed after rebels who posed as policemen attacked his Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Units Active Auxiliary station in Sitio Polopangyan, Brgy. Bug-ang, Toboso, Negros Occidental Saturday afternoon.

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FITNESS ACTION. About 500 participants from various government agencies and schools do a warm-up exercise in front of Iloilo Provincial Capitol

FITNESS ACTION. About 500 participants from various government agencies and schools do a warm-up exercise in front of Iloilo Provincial Capitol after an early morning marathon organized by the 3rd Civil Military Operations Battalion of the Philippine Army last Saturday.

St. Paul, WVSU top performers in nurse exam

Two schools in Iloilo City were among the top performers in the Nurse Licensure Examination held last July 3 and 4, according to the Professional Regulation Commission, which released the results last Friday.


Young woman kills self

A 22-year-old woman from Iloilo committed suicide after she failed to pass the Nurse Licensure Examination, whose results were announced by the Professional Regulatory Commission last Friday, according to a police report.

City gov’t spearheads 4-month aggressive anti-dengue campaign

A multi-sectoral summit organized by the Iloilo City government Friday was able to draw up concrete steps to combat the dengue hemorrhagic fever.

Cabbie found dead on roadside

A taxi driver was found dead early morning of Saturday by the roadside of Namucon village in Tigbauan, Iloilo.

City Hall opens hotline service

The Iloilo City Government has activated two hotline numbers for the public. The hotline PLDT number 3333-533(JED) is now open for inquiries, feedbacks, complaints, suggestions and recommendations during office hours, from 8 .a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays to Fridays.

P1.1-M Pototan robbery suspect nabbed

One of the suspects in the P1.-1 million robbery in Pototan town Friday afternoon has been arrested, police said.


Capiz dads mourn death of former colleague

ROXAS CITY – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Capiz on its regular session last Thursday approved resolution expressing deepest sympathy to the bereaved family of former Board Member Winston Advincula and commending him for the genuine public service he offered to the Capiceños.

Ex-mayor, 2 others to face criminal, administrative raps

ROXAS CITY – Former Roxas City Mayor Vicente Bermejo, Liga President Wilson Acervo, and Olutayan Brgy. Captain Manuel Aninang are facing criminal and administrative charges for allegedly taking the logs impounded beside the city hall for their personal use.

Capiz launches Family Health Month

ROXAS CITY – The Capiz provincial government launched the Family Health Month celebration on August 26 at the Gerry Roxas Foundation Resource and Convention Center in Brgy. Dayao here.

‘Protocol needed for media covering crisis situation’

Director Janet Mesa of the Philippine Information Agency 6 said the media, government and other sectors should sit down to a dialogue and come up with a protocol for media coverage when covering a crisis situation.


DAR to deploy implementers in Region 6, other priority areas

Agrarian Reform Secretary Gil de los Reyes said he will deploy more field implementers in priority areas with big balances with personnel from other regions to expedite the distribution of the remaining 1.034 million hectares of farm lands.

Brighter job opportunities seen

There are brighter employment opportunities for Filipino jobseekers in the fourth quarter of the year and into 2011, a labor official said.

NWPC modifies SQ program for hotel and restaurant sector

The National Wages and Productivity Commission is introducing modifications to its service quality program to boost the hotel and restaurant sector.

‘Investments, better infra to sustain RP growth’

MANILA – Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima said the continued higher-than-expected growth of the domestic economy can be sustained through the government’s bid to encourage entry of more investments and infrastructure projects.


Notes on the grandstand
Anything under the Sun
Mother Rosario, Pray for us – 3
Traffic? Try riverboat
Working on our attitude
Red Meat & Cancer
Nicest doctors and nurses of Iloilo Mission Hospital


Divorce, why not?

/ Herman M. Lagon

‘Sex Education’ – 4/7

/ Archbishop V. Cruz

Wanted: Rap-Jacks

/ Dr. Cesar Yap, Jr.

Understanding the PAL dispute

/ Ted Aldwin Ong

Iloilo City Charter Day: What happened in 1937

/ Ben Jimena


Tadtad 2010: A Tattoo Showcase

Tadtad 2010: A Tattoo Showcase

Tattoos have varied purposes. One, is its decorative and spiritual use. They were symbols of status, religious and spiritual devotion, pledges of love (like writing your lover’s name on your skin), and more.

----------------------------------------Competition Galore at ABE

Competition Galore at ABE

A gathering is never fun without some competition. For ABE International Business College, the varied contests lined-up for their Acquaintance Party at the Iloilo Grand Hotel, really made the celebration festive.

---------------------------------------- A Fun Feeding Activity in Balantang

A Fun Feeding Activity in Balantang

Mothers and their children trooped to the Balantang Gym in order to take part in the Supplemental Feeding and Contest that was held in celebration of July as Nutrition Month.


----------------------------------------Iloilo City (Host) Lions Club Celebrates 60th Year

Iloilo City (Host) Lions Club Celebrates 60th Year

PANITAN, CAPIZ – The Global Reunion, “Gab-i Sang Pagpasidungog” and Coronation Night of the Fiesta Queen and King were the highlights of this town’s recent celebration of its annual fiesta last August 7-10.


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