September 7, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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President worried over high dengue cases–Ballsy

Maria Elena “Ballsy” Aquino-Cruz, sister of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, said yesterday her brother is worried over the high incidence of dengue in Iloilo province and areas in the country.

3 die, 4 wounded in Dumangas road mishap

Three residents of Negros Occidental died while four from Bacolod City were hurt in a vehicular accident past midnight of Saturday in Brgy. Dacuton, Dumangas, Iloilo.

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PCSO Department Manager for Visayas-Mindanao William Medici prepares to handover the fogging machine.

PCSO Department Manager for Visayas-Mindanao William Medici prepares to handover the fogging machine to Pavia Municipal Health Officer Joyous Jan Santos (right), in the presence of Ballsy Aquino-Cruz and Pavia Mayor Arcadio Gorriceta at the town’s Municipal Health Center yesterday.

‘We’re committed to peace, order’

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said the city government is committed preserve peace and order for its people.


Deduct disallowed bonuses from salary, solon suggests

Iloilo City Rep. Jerry Treñas said there was a rider in the releases of Productivity Enhancement Incentive or productivity bonus amounting to P49.653 million to 1,655 city government personnel in 2009.

PDEA seeks tougher laws vs drivers who use drugs

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Dionisio Santiago said yesterday he is seeking tougher laws against suspected drug-using drivers and other motorists, particularly those in the public transport industry.

Capitol joins 110th CSC anniversary rites

The Iloilo provincial government joined the 110th Civil Service Commission anniversary celebration that kicked off Monday with a simultaneous flag-raising ceremony nationwide.

Stay on active defense, Army units told

All unit commanders of the 3rd Infantry Division in Western Visayas are instructed to be on an active defense and conduct security operations to preempt possible tactical offenses by New People’s Army rebels.


Tanco nominated to chair RDC 6

Members of the government sector have elected Governors Victor Tanco of Capiz and Felipe Hilan Nava of Guimaras as nominees to the chair and co-chair positions of the Regional Development Council 6, the highest policy-making body in Western Visayas.

Cop denies involvement in Camp Apil tree cutting

ROXAS CITY – Chief Insp. Danilo Araquel of the Capiz Police Provincial Office has denied involvement in the cutting of trees inside the premises of the Camp Teodoro Apil in Loctugan, where the CPPO headquarters is located.

Drug suspect found with shabu

ROXAS CITY – A suspected drug pusher whose residence was raided by policemen yesterday morning was found with sachets of shabu and drug paraphernalia.

‘Race to genuine public service’

The clamor for genuine public service through increased transparency and accountability has set government agencies into a R.A.C.E, or providing Responsive, Accessible, Courteous and Effective Public Service.


Investors’ confidence in RP high, bullish–BOI governor

The Board of Investments, an attached agency of the Department of Trade and Industry, revealed that the investors’ confidence in the Philippines is high and bullish, and BOI is matching this enthusiasm with tax grants and fiscal incentives to investors.

‘Prioritize ex-Iraq workers for Guam jobs’

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) should give preference to some 6,000 Filipino workers forced out of Iraq when it comes to enlisting laborers for deployment to Guam, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines said.


My Gloria Diaz problem
For fear of dengue
August 30, International Day of the Disappeared
Stop blaming one another
Red Wine and Health
Anything under the Sun
Marian dogmas


‘Sex Education’ – 7/7

/ Archbishop V. Cruz

Unstoppable political billboards

/ Ted Aldwin Ong

The Hero Potential

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Divorce, why not?

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon


73rd Iloilo Charter Day

73rd Iloilo Charter Day

August 25, 2010 was the 73rd Charter Day of Iloilo City. During the charter day celebration, we had a parade to commemorate the Ilonggos’ ability to survive amid the colonization of the Spaniards, Japanese and Americans.

---------------------------------------- Myoh: A Big Hit

Myoh: A Big Hit

Havaianas, the first flip-flops brand to offer pair customization, celebrates it 5th Make Your Own Havaianas anniversary. In its Cebu leg, The Cebuano Havaianas fans flocked to SM City Cebu North wing on the opening day of MYOH to have their own customized flip-flop pairs.

---------------------------------------- The Ly-Daniel Nuptials

The Ly-Daniel Nuptials

It was a dream come true for Frankie Ly and Melanie Daniel when they exchanged marital vows at the historical church of Sto. Nino de Arevalo Parish with family, relatives and friends witnessing their solemn oath.

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Lessandra Turns 2

Lessandra, Iloilo’s newest and popular townhouse community in Western Visayas developed by Camella, recently celebrated its 2nd Anniversary. The whole-day event was the finale to a week-long celebration that started as early as 7 AM


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