September 13, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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DOT seeks to lure back Chinese tourists to WV

Tourism Regional Director Edwin Trompeta is optimistic the Western Visayas tourism industry will be able to bounce back in the next three months as he disclosed his agency’s plan to mount a promotional marketing activity to entice Chinese tourists to visit the region.

Mayors to undergo crisis training

City and municipal mayors in Western Visayas will undergo a training in crisis management to prepare them in responding accordingly to a situation similar to the Manila hostage incident last August 23.

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TORCHED. A group of New People’s Army rebels set on fire several bunkhouses of the Cafgu Active Auxiliary detachment

TORCHED. A group of New People’s Army rebels set on fire several bunkhouses of the Cafgu Active Auxiliary detachment of the Philippine Army in the far-flung Bug-ang village in Toboso, Negros Occidental two weeks ago.

Police probes village chief’s suicide

The Barotac Viejo Police Station is digging further into the alleged suicide of Puerto village chief Jueddy Jubaton at their residence last Friday.

Town police chief, Insp. Wilfredo Rios, said probers will look into a possible foul play despite his family’s claim that Jubaton, 43, shot himself using a caliber .45 pistol.


Army to militant groups: Censure abuses of NPA

Maj. John Andrada, commander of the 3rd Civil Military Operations Battalion, has challenged militant groups to look into the abuses of members of the New People’s Army.

RPMC 6 elects private sector reps

The Regional Project Monitoring Committee of the Regional Development Council 6 elected its private sector representatives during its reorganizational meeting on September 3 at the National Economic and Development Authority 6 Office in Iloilo City.

‘Test toys for dangerous chemicals’

With the start of the “ber” months, a toxic watchdog has called on the authorities to test toys for harmful chemicals to ensure that only safe toys are offered for sale in the build-up towards Christmas gift-giving.

Iloilo airport tightens security

Iloilo Airport Manager Efren Nagrama said they have tightened security at the airport to protect tourists and other passengers.

Transparency in all LGUs pusheds

The Department of Interior and Local Government has issued on Aug. 31, 2010, a memorandum circular calling for transparency in all local government units.


Dengue cases continue to drop in Sept.–PHO

ROXAS CITY – Dengue cases in Capiz continue to subside in the first week of September, records of the Provincial Health Office show.

Radio network lauded for medical mission

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Vice Gov. Esteban Contreras has commended “Radio Mo Nationwide” for conducting a medical mission in Capiz to pay tribute to its founder, Don Henry Canoy, and commemorate the network’s 58th founding anniversary.

Palomar vs Delicana in PCL polls today

ROXAS CITY – Tapaz Councilor Karen Palomar of Liberal Party and Panay Councilor Leobeth Deslate-Delicana, a lawyer of Lakas/Ugyon Kita Party, are expected to vie for the presidency of the Philippine Councilors’ League-Capiz during the elections today at Rustic Bar and Restaurant in Brgy. Banica here.

Ivisan tanod group wins third place in reg’l search

The tanods of Brgy. Ilaya in Ivisan, Capiz were adjudged second runner-up in the Group Category of the annual search for “Most Outstanding Barangay Tanods” conducted by the Department of the Interior and Local Government 6.


Boracay tourist receipts in July up 43%–DOT

Boracay Island in Aklan earned P1.072 billion in tourist receipts in July, records of the Department of Tourism 6 show.


Redoing my mindset list
Carl Sandburg revisited
Reflex Heartburns
Aquino in deep crisis in his first two months
My Gloria Diaz problem
Anything under the Sun
Marian dogmas



/ Luis V. Teodoro

Health Line:
Honeymoon Cystitis

/ Dr. Cesar Yap, Jr.

Intensified regulation

/ Ted Aldwin Ong

The Hero Potential

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Divorce, why not?

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon


Robinsons Neo Chef Kicks-Off

Robinsons Neo Chef Kicks-Off

Robinsons Place Iloilo’s culinary-oriented competition entitled “Neo Chef” has kicked off recently with the holding of its first monthly elimination. There were seven teams of two that participated.

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An Auction of Dagoy Dolls

The City of Iloilo celebrated its 73rd Charter Day with lots of activities to make it more colorful and memorable. One of its more interesting events, a first in the city, is the auction of Dagoy Dolls at the SM City Iloilo Event Center.

---------------------------------------- Do Day at the Capitol

Do Day at the Capitol

The Iloilo Provincial Capitol, headed by Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr., held a clean-up drive entitled “People Power Do Day Kontra Dengue” last September 1. There was a ceremonial opening of the clean-up drive.

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Robinsons Campus Fashionista

Do you have that X-factor to become Iloilo City’s next campus fashionista? Then, Robinsons Place Iloilo’s Campus Fashionista search is just for you. The second elimination was held recently, with Purr, model Sarah Jaleco and Oyen Rodriguez as the judges.


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