October 12, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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PRO6 chief warns against buying of gun replicas

Amid the enforcement of the Commission on Elections gun ban, Chief Supt. Samuel Pagdilao Jr., police regional director, has reminded the public against buying toy guns or gun replicas as possession of such items could constitute violation of the gun ban.

Coal plant re-testing moved to Oct. 14

The re-testing of the 164-megawatt coal-fired power plant of the Panay Energy Development Corp. in Brgy. Ingore, La Paz, Iloilo City set yesterday has been moved to October 14 and 15.

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Show the signed memorandum of agreement for the staging of the 43rd Dinagyang Festival in January next year.

Fr. Archilles Secio, priest of San Jose Parish, Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog and Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. president Ramon Cua Locsin, with Councilor Joshua Alim, show the signed memorandum of agreement for the staging of the 43rd Dinagyang Festival in January next year.

P14M budget proposed for Dinagyang Festival

The organizer of the 2011 Dinagyang Festival is looking forward to raise some P14 million to finance the staging of Iloilo’s world-class festival slated on January 21 to 23.

Housing project inventory starts

The Iloilo City government yesterday started its inventory of the assets of the P130-million abandoned housing project in Brgy. Ungka, Pavia town.


Bacalzo seeks stakeholders’ help in fight against illegal gambling

Director General Raul Bacalzo, chief of the Philippine National Police, has asked the cooperation of all community stakeholders in the fight against all forms of illegal gambling.

Man, 85, dies in fire

An octogenarian died in an early morning fire yesterday in his house in Villa Carolina Subdivision in Arevalo district, Iloilo City.

Parents of fire casualties get aid

The Iloilo City Government gave out cash assistance to families of the children who died in the fire last week at Brgy. Rizal Ibarra in City Proper district.

Boracay tourist arrivals up 19.85%

The tourist arrivals in the island-resort of Boracay in Aklan province registered a 19.85 percent increase as compared to last year’s months of January to September.

Europeans visit Iloilo City

European tourists got the chance to tour Iloilo City and province during their visit Saturday after their cruise ship docked in Loboc port, La Paz district, the City Information Office said.


BIR Capiz surpasses collection goals

ROXAS CITY – The Bureau of Internal Revenue in Capiz has surpassed its tax collection goals in the past nine months.

DOH, PhilHealth asked to reconcile conflict in seniors’ hospital discount

ROXAS CITY – There is a need for the Department of Health and Philippine Health Insurance Corp. to reconcile the conflict in their guidelines on the granting of the 20 percent discount for senior citizen patients admitted in private hospitals, said Jessie Contreras, vice president of the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines.

Solon turns over P2.5M worth of checks to scholars

ROXAS CITY – Capiz First District Rep. Antonio del Rosario turned over P2.5 million worth of check grants to 640 scholars for second semester of school year 2010-2011, last Saturday at Espacio Verde Resort in Dayao.

Drop in dengue cases noted

ROXAS CITY – There is a significant decrease in the number of dengue cases in Capiz in September.


PCCI calls for fast action on looming power crisis

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) is calling on all stakeholders to begin seriously identifying alternative and contingency measures while calling on government to review the regulatory framework, the current true market/supply structure, and the effectiveness of applicable current legislation that will encourage more private sector investments in the power generation sector.

PALEA submits new CBA

MANILA – The Philippine Airlines Employees Association (PALEA) said it has submitted a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) to the management of the Asia’s first airline carrier for the first time after a moratorium that started in 1998.

RP seeks to become regional hub for renewable energy technologies

MANILA – The Department of Energy targets to become the regional hub for renewable energy technologies in the next five to seven years that is expected to spur the growth of the country’s renewable energy manufacturing sector, a government official said over the weekend.

Japan to turn over fertilizer to RP gov’t

MANILA – A ceremonial turnover of fertilizer from the Government of Japan (GOJ) to the Government of the Philippines (GOP) is slated today at the Port of Poro Point in La Union, the Department of Agriculture said yesterday.


Yellowing journalism
Driving at snail’s pace in Davao
After 100 days: a letter continues to remind
Credibility of upcoming barangay election
Rating Physicians
Anything under the Sun
Mother Rosario, pray for us–4


Excommunication – 1/4

/ Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz

Take my breath away!

/ Dr. Cesar Yap, Jr.

Indeed, reality starts in the mind

/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Ruthless blast condemned

/ Rhea Peñaflor

3rd place: Who cares?

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


Crossing Bridges

Crossing Bridges

It is done! The Crossing Bridges Program for the Philippines is a go! This program is about photography that “crosses bridges” wherein 80 photographers from Southeast Asian nations, will go to the Philippines.

----------------------------------------Korean Docs Serve Ilonggos

Korean Docs Serve Ilonggos

SOME 34 medical and dental doctors from Seoul, South Korea came to Iloilo City last September 19 and held an outreach activity at the Dep-Ed Social Hall last September 20. They were equipped with an X-ray machine, ultrasound machine,

---------------------------------------- Red Tyller by Ryan Lopez

Red Tyller by Ryan Lopez

The 3rd 3rd Indigenous Fiber Fashion Week held at SM City Iloilo recently was not just limited to Iloilo City’s young designers but to those from Aklan as well. After all, Aklan is a haven of good quality hablon (woven cloth).

---------------------------------------- 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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