October 5, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Group bucks coal plant re-testing, pushes public hearing

The Ilonggo Action Network on Climate Change has opposed the scheduled re-test of the operation of the Panay Electric Development Corp. coal-fired power plant in La Paz, Iloilo City.

Gun ban violators in WV swell to 22

Twenty-two persons in Western Visayas have been arrested so far for violation of the Commission on Elections gun ban that started on September 25.

None among those arrested were members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police, or government officials.


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Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. welcomes WBC international strawweight champion Denver Cuello of Cabatuan

PRIDE OF ILOILO. Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. welcomes WBC international strawweight champion Denver Cuello of Cabatuan at the Provincial Capitol yesterday. MONTESA GRIÑO-CAOYONAN

Mabilog to deliver ‘state of city address’

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said he is satisfied with what City Hall has accomplished in his first 100 days in office.

‘Cuello inspiration, pride to Ilonggos’

An inspiration and pride to Ilonggos, said Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. of boxing hero Denver Cuello, international strawweight champion of the World Boxing Council.


Cabbie robbed, slain in city’s posh village

A taxi driver was found dead early morning of yesterday in a posh subdivision in La Paz district, Iloilo City.

IPHO targets 85% filariases elimination

The Iloilo Provincial Health Office yesterday launched its third-year mass drug administration (MDA) on lymphatic filariasis, targeting to reach the elimination level of 85 percent of the 1.8 million population in the province.

Iloilo City gov’t bags ‘best frontline services’

The Civil Service Commission has conferred to Iloilo City Government the “Best R.A.C.E. Exhibit” award during the 110th Philippine Civil Service anniversary celebration recently.

96 defective weights destroyed

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog yesterday led the destruction of 96 illegal and defective weighing devices confiscated by the Social Services Unit, during the City Hall flag raising rites.


DTI-Capiz to recognize consumer-friendly stores

ROXAS CITY – The Department of Trade and Industry-Capiz Provincial Office will confer the Silver and Bronze Awards to Mirola Merchandising and Amado Lim Enterprises, respectively, on October 14 at the MVW Restaurant and Tourist Inn

Suspension of 5 jail guards sought

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Rehabilitation Center warden Arjuna Yngcong recommended a one-month suspension and forfeiture of salaries of the five jail guards involved in the recent escape of an inmate who is facing illegal drug cases.

‘Pahigbuk’ caps Tourism Week

ROXAS CITY – A sundown street jamming performances last September 30 at the Provincial Capitol grounds capped the Provincial Tourism Week celebration with the theme “Tourism and Biodiversity.”

Man dies inside lodging house

ROXAS CITY – The Roxas City police is investigating a possible foul play in the death of a young man inside a lodging house here.


DOE eyeing start of WESM in Visayas next month–exec‏

MANILA – Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras expects to start the operations of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market in the Visayas by next month.

Industrial relations front peaceful, stable–DOLE

MANILA – Determined to prevent the escalation of labor disputes into work stoppages or strikes, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said it would exert more efforts to work with the private and labor sectors to strengthen tripartite cooperation and promote industrial peace.

DTI implements new scheme to ease business registration

MANILA – The Department of Trade and Industry will make it easier and eventually less costly for individual entrepreneurs to register their enterprises, Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory L. Domingo said on Sunday.

Integration of rice processing centers pushed

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – A top official of the Agricultural Mechanization Development Program (AMDP) of the University of the Philippines Lois Banos has underscored the importance of supporting and integrating small rice processing centers for the benefit of the country’s farmers.


The e-word today
Letter to the editors of Philippine newspapers
The New CPR
Words for approval
Did President Aquino Dick Tracy his cabinet men at the start?
Anything under the Sun
Mother Rosario, pray for us–4


Ruthless blast condemned

/ TRhea Peñaflor

3rd place: Who cares?

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Private and exclusive

/ Ted Aldwin Ong

Waiting . . . Waiting . . . Waiting

/ Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz

Vantage Point
Truth and consequence

/ Luis V. Teodoro


Wedding Vows

Wedding Vows

“Wedding Vows” was successfully held at Amigo Plaza Mall last September 17 to 23. It was a week-long exhibit of Iloilo’s premier wedding suppliers and designers> It was organized by Theme Weddings, a one-stop shop bridal and events establishment, Amigo Terrace Hotel and Amigo Plaza Mall.

----------------------------------------Greening The Maasin Watershed

Greening The Maasin Watershed

SOME 4,000 trees were planted at the Maasin watershed during Piyesta sa Kakahuyan last September 11. The activity’s theme was “Tubig sa Kagulangan: Maasin Watershed Balikan.” It started with a caravan from Ungka, Pavia toward Barangay Daja, Maasin.

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Serbisyo Agustino

It does not count how far the place is when it comes to public service. Helping the poorest of the poor has been its business since its organization for ten years now. Last September 25 and 26, the Serbisyo Agustino once again lived up to its name.

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Auntie Anne’s Turns One

Auntie Anne’s, home of the best pretzels in town, celebrated its first anniversary in two venues recently. One was a blessing at Auntie Anne’s at SM City Iloilo last September 9 and the second was a party at the Iloilo Business Hotel last September 10.


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