October 8, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Billena: ILECO brownouts to last until March 2011

Consumers of Iloilo Electric Cooperative (ILECO) 1, 2, and 3 have yet to experience relief from the almost daily power interruptions.

Militants assail youth leader’s arrest at SP session

A leader of a militant youth organization was arrested after shouting at the session of the Iloilo City Council Wednesday afternoon.

James Saguino, Anakbayan regional chairperson for Panay, is facing charges for disturbance of proceedings which has a penalty of arrest and fine from P200 to P1,000.

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Smoke billows from the fire that destroyed 53 houses

Smoke billows from the fire that destroyed 53 houses in Brgy. Rizal Ibarra, City Proper confront firefighters Tuesday afternoon.

Fire victims to get financial aid

The 81 families in Brgy. Rizal Ibarra, City Proper whose houses were razed Tuesday afternoon will receive cash assistance from the Iloilo City Government.

Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said the financial assistance may range from P3,000 to P 5,000 per family depending upon the availability of the fund.


Nursing grads hit bureaucracy for school’s non-accreditation

The first batch of nursing graduates of St. Therese College in Iloilo City could not take the Nurse Licensure Examination in December 2010 after the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) rejected their applications due to non-accreditation of their school.

No drug test for candidates – COMELEC

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in Iloilo City said “no drug test” is being required of barangay election candidates before filing their certificates of candidacy (CoCs).

Brgy., SK candidates reach more than 1,000

More than a thousand aspirants in Iloilo City have already filed their certificate of candidacies for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, five days after the start of the filing of certificates of candidacies on October 1.

New PhilHealth contribution for professionals start Oct. 12

The Phililippine Health Insurance Corp. will have new contribution rate for self-employed professionals starting October 12 this year.

Iloilo board members back Aquino support for RH bill

Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Iloilo are backing the endorsement of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III of the Reproductive Health (RH) bill.


10 exhibitors join products expo

ROXAS CITY – Ten leading local retailers in Capiz joined the “Consumer Welfare, Product Quality and Safety Standards Expo of the Department of Trade and Industry- Capiz Provincial Office from October 5 to 7 at Gaisano City in observance of the Consumer Welfare Month.

Dumalag hosts coop month event

DUMALAG, Capiz – Mayor Lilia Castro led the municipal government of Dumalag in hosting the Cooperative Month celebration last Wednesday, attended by officials of local government units and national government agencies.

WOW Capiz photo exhibit going on provincewide tour

ROXAS CITY – A provincewide tour has been set by the Provincial Tourism Office for the WOW Capiz Photo Exhibit starting this October.


Jobless Ilonggos get DOLE livelihood kits

The Department of Labor and Employment 6, in partnership with Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST), recently released P175,000 worth of Kabuhayan Starter Kits to 33 unemployed workers from Iloilo.

RP bank lending continues to grow to 12.5% in August

MANILA – Impact of the continued global economic recovery is now clearly seen in the Philippines as bank lending continue its robust growth last August.

PLDT to spend P1.5B to rollout more cell sites

MANILA – The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) said it plans to spend P1.5 billion to roll out more additional cell sites in remote areas nationwide.

Grafting technique increases yield in eggplant production

LOS BAÑOS – Researchers from the Crop Science Cluster of the College of Agriculture of the University of the Philippines here said that using grafting techniques increase yield in eggplant production


After 100 days: a letter continues to remind
Credibility of upcoming barangay election
Faith and politics
Rating Physicians
Words for approval
Anything under the Sun
Mother Rosario, pray for us–4


Take my breath away!

/ Dr. Cesar Yap, Jr.

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


The Modern Patadyong

The Modern Patadyong

The collection of Dodi Vril Tan, Iloilo City’s young designer, was the third feature at the 3rd Indigenous Fiber Fashion Week held in SM City Iloilo recently. Tan said that his inspiration was an old town girl and the dying industry of weaving.

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The Ilonggo’s morning TV ritual will never be complete without a dose of Arangkada, GMA-TV 6’s top-rating and most-watched morning show from Monday to Friday, 7am to 8am. It seems that this popular TV program is a perfect match for a cup of coffee and pandesal

---------------------------------------- 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.

---------------------------------------- A Cruise to the ‘80s

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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