October 7, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Drug lords spending for bets in 12 city villages – PDEA 6

At least 12 barangays in Iloilo City are under close watch for being under the influence of top drug personalities.

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 6 Regional Director Paul Ledesma said that drugs lords are reportedly on a spending binge to support their candidates in the barangay elections.

BFP calls for vigilance vs fire during brownouts

The Bureau of Fire Protection in Iloilo City has called on Ilonggos to increase vigilance on circumstances that may cause fire especially during brownouts.

On Tuesday, two fire incidents occurred in the city in a span of four hours in areas that were experiencing power outages.

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Firefighters climb the rooftops of houses in Brgy. Rizal Ibarra, City Proper

Firefighters climb the rooftops of houses in Brgy. Rizal Ibarra, City Proper to contain the blaze that hit the area Tuesday afternoon.

Mabilog: ICPO chief should explain rising criminalities

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said Senior Supt. Dennis Basngi, city police director, should explain the increasing number of criminalities in the city, majority of which have remained unsolved.

Suspect in taxi robberies, killings nabbed in buy bust

A notorious robber was arrested by a joint enforcement team following a buy bust operation Tuesday afternoon at Brgy East Baluarte, Molo, Iloilo City.


Indian firm to hire 500 workers for contact center in Iloilo City

Indian call center firm Hinduja Global Solutions will hire an initial 500 employees in November for its 2005-square meter facility at the Ayala Techno Hub in Riverside Boardwalk, Mandurriao, Iloilo City that will open in January next year.

Dengue deaths in city decrease

Dengue deaths in Iloilo City are now on the downtrend as residents are believed to become more aware of prevention measures against the dreaded disease.

Exec lauds Aquino’s ‘good work’

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has lauded the “good work” President Benigno Aquino III has done in his first 100 days in office.

Give the President more time–DOT official

As President Benigno Simeon Aquino III reaches his first 100 days in office, the Department of Tourism 6 Regional Director Edwin Trompeta said he hopes the public would give the president more time to implement his policies.

CSC ‘Botika’ in gov’t offices soon

Some 300 government offices nationwide will soon be outlets of the “Botika para sa Taumbayan” as part of the government’s continued efforts to make available quality and affordable medicines to more Filipinos.

5 high impact projects to be completed under DPWH 6

Some P540 million worth of high impact projects will be completed under the supervision of Engr. Evelyn Barroso, incoming regional director of Department of Public Works and Highways 6.

Cultural showcase seen to become Bora’s next attraction

BORACAY ISLAND – Encouraged by the Department of Tourism (DoT), the Aklan provincial government is now working on to showcase cultural presentation as the next tourism attraction for this resort island.


BIR holds consultation on new zonal valuation

ROXAS CITY – A public hearing to upgrade the zonal valuation of real estate properties in Capiz was conducted by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue District Office No. 72 last September 29 at the Roblee Hall of Filamer Christian University.

Launch of health services for children in Capiz set

ROXAS CITY – The province of Capiz will launch the second round of the Garantisadong Pambata program through its Inter-Local Health Zones.

Dumarao newsletter out

ROXAS CITY – The local government of Dumarao town has started the publication of the town’s newsletter.

GIOs, HROs to attend writing seminar

Government information officers and some human resource officers will participate in a three-day seminar-workshop on strategic communications/crisis communication planning, writing on disaster risk management, media relations and message development on October 12 to 14, at the Westown Hotel, Smallville in Iloilo City.


‘Check weighing scale before buying goods’

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has advised the public to check first the weighing scale of a market vendor when buying any product per kilo.

Bakers’ groups launch P36 Pinoy Tasty

MANILA – More than 2,000 bakers have committed to maintain the price of “Pinoy Tasty” breads at P36 per loaf for at least one month, even if prices of ingredients go up.

Ceiling on credit card interest rates sought

MANILA – Senator Francis Escudero said that usurious interest rates slapped by credit card companies should be regulated to protect consumers from unconscionable hidden charges.

RP skills registry system unveiled

President Benigno Simeon Aquino III has underscored the importance of the Department of Labor and Employment’s National Skills Registry System, which he said would help narrow the mismatch between an individual’s skills against current job availability, a common problem experienced by new graduates.


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


The right man for the right place

/ Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz

Indeed, reality starts in the mind

/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Ruthless blast condemned

/ Rhea Peñaflor

3rd place: Who cares?

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Private and exclusive

/ Ted Aldwin Ong


The Woman of Today

The Woman of Today

“Ram Silva is a really good designer,” a friend told me once. That feedback led me to a seat at the 3rd Indigenous Fiber Fashion Week at SM City Iloilo where Ram Silva is holding a fashion show.

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A Cruise to the ‘80s

Ian Jorda, one of Iloilo City’s young designers wowed Ilonggos when he opened the 3rd Indigenous Fiber Fashion Week at SM City Iloilo with his fabulous collection.Jorda, who used to be a seafarer, was inspired by the fashion shows

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Medical Mission at Savannah Square

Continuing the spirit of generosity, The Savannah Christian Fellowship in coopesration with Oton Municipal Health Center, The Crest Homeowners Association, Inc. and Global Land Property Management held a medical mission last September 26 at Savannah Square.

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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.


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