September 28, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Miriam gets threats to her life after jueteng exposé

Days after exposing the personalities behind the “jueteng” operations in the country, Ilongga Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago revealed yesterday that she has been receiving death threats by telephone through her Quezon City office.

11 arrested for gun ban violation

Six members of the Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade, four civilians, and a security guard comprise the 11 persons who were arrested in Western Visayas for violation of the Commission on Elections gun ban that started September 25.

Chief Supt. Samuel Pagdilao Jr., police regional director, said that five firearms were confiscated from those arrested during the first day.

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Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog (right) and City Administrator Norlito Bautista smash the video karera units

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog (right) and City Administrator Norlito Bautista smash the video karera units seized by the Iloilo City police as part of their campaign against illegal gambling. readmore..

Iloilo City gets praises for best practices

The Iloilo City Government was lauded for its best practices during the Palladium Hall of Fame for Executing Strategy Asia Pacific Summit 2010 in Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Manila last week.

Plant hopper attack ‘not alarming’

The extent of brown plant hopper infestation in Iloilo is not alarming as only 4.6 percent of the total area planted to rice in the province has been affected, according to the Department of Agriculture 6.


WV institutions to receive national Gawad Kalasag

Several institutions in Western Visayas will receive the National Gawad Kalasag Award in various categories.

Seized ‘video karera’ machines destroyed

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog led the destruction of the confiscated “video karera” machines as part of the campaign against illegal gambling, after the City Hall flag raising rites yesterday.

RPA-ABB men fire at poultry farm

About 10 gun toting men believed to be members of the Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade stormed a poultry farm in Brgy. Guibuangan, Cabatuan, Iloilo.

Events for senior citizens set

Various activities have been lined up for the elderly in Iloilo City to mark the “Linggo ng Nakatatandang Pilipino” from October 1 to 7.

More than 11,000 runners join Milo Marathon in Iloilo

The 34th Milo Marathon in Iloilo City on September 26 was participated by 11,134 runners, from only 7,000 participants last year.


Celino files 3rd case vs ex-mayor

ROXAS CITY – Mayor Angel Alan Celino has filed another case against former mayor Vicente Bermejo before the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas on September 24.

Students train in mushrooom cultivation

More than 200 students of the Jagnaya National High School in Jamindan, Capiz attended a training in mushroom cultivation under Eduardo Navarra of the Capiz Extension Institute at the school’s Supetran Hall on September 25, a press release from Capiz State University said.

Dev’t of tourist spots pushed

ROXAS CITY – The city government is pushing for the utilization of heritage sites, cultural landmarks and similar areas as possible tourist attractions in Roxas City.

PhilHealth engages help of liaison, info officers

The assistance of liaison and information officers of 138 local government units in Western Visayas was urged by the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. in the campaign for the PhilHealth National Registration Day on October 2.


Upcoming ICT summit gets support from CICT

The Commission on Information and Communications Technology under the Office of the President has endorsed the 3rd National ICT Summit to be held in Bacolod City on November 25 and 26.

DOLE plans to establish seafarer recruiting center

MANILA – To put an end to the controversy hounding the Luneta Seafarers’ Welfare Foundation Inc. (LUSWELF), Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has announced the agency is mulling the establishment of a similar center but under the control and operation of the Overseas Workers and Welfare Administration (OWWA).

TESDA to go after bogus, ‘below standard’ schools

MANILA – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority has urged technical-vocational (tech-voc) schools and institutions in the country to “shape up” or “close shop.”

IBM volunteers assist in disaster rehab efforts

As part of IBM’s Corporate Service Corps program, a team of IBM volunteers from around the world came to Manila recently to work with various organizations to help the country in its disaster preparedness, recovery and rehabilitation initiatives.


Why tourists skip RP
Pride of life
Did President Aquino Dick Tracy his cabinet men at the start?
How forgetful are you?
Anything under the Sun
Mother Rosario, pray for us–4
Smoking kills 250 daily


Playlist Crossover

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

September journey

/ Ted Aldwin Ong

Waiting . . . Waiting . . . Waiting

/ Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz

Vantage Point
Truth and consequence

/ Luis V. Teodoro

Health Line:
The Country Gay & The City Gay

/ Dr. Cesar Yap, Jr.


Old Girls & Old Boys at The Avenue

Old Girls & Old Boys at The Avenue

Some of the best Ilonggos in town are Old Girls and Old Boys of Assumption and they would never hesitate to socialize for a cause. Thus, AC Batch 2005 hosted a fund-raising party at The Avenue last August, with the proceeds going to Assumption Iloilo.

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Erick’s Neckpieces

Designer Erick Sua-an has beautiful neckpieces for every woman to enjoy. Erick said that the inspiration to make these pieces came when he was busy decorating his client’s house for Christmas. That was November 2009.

----------------------------------------WVSU Reigns in 8th ABS-CBN’S Newscasting Tilt

WVSU Reigns in 8th ABS-CBN’S Newscasting Tilt

Iloilo named its best student newscasters after the hotly-contested Grand Finals of this year’s ABS-CBN Inter-school Newscasting Competition. Dubbed as the biggest, the grandest and the most prestigious competition in Panay and Guimaras islands, the ABS-CBN Inter-school Newscasting Competition

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60 Years of Service

The Iloilo City (Host) Lions Club of District 301-B celebrated its 60th Charter Anniversary last August 27. On that special evening was the induction of Lions and Leo officers for the Lion Year 2010-2011. Held at Hotel del Rio,


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