October 14, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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10-day campaign period for brgy., SK bets begins today

The 10-day campaign period for the candidates of the synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on October 25 officially starts today.

Iloilo City Election Officer Joebert Arbis reiterated that candidates are allowed to spend only P3 per person during the campaign.

Iloilo prov’l board prepares for STL hearings

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Iloilo will constitute itself as a committee of the whole to conduct a series of public hearings on the proposed operation of Small Town Lottery (STL) in the province.

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RE-TESTING. The Panay Energy Development Corp. will conduct a re-test of the first boiler unit of its 164-megawatt coal-fired power plant starting tonight to determine if the facility emits foul odor.

Re-testing of coal-fired plant to cause more power outages

The re-testing of the Panay Energy Development Corp.’s first boiler unit of its 164-megawatt coal-fired power plant starting tonight would require electricity resulting to longer power outages in Iloilo City.

2 women found dead

Two unidentified women were found dead in separate occasions Tuesday in Dumangas town and yesterday, inside a motel in Iloilo City, police said.


Drilon scores NICA for abusing mandate

The proposed budget of National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) for 2011 will be up for strict scrutiny after the Senate committee on finance discovered yesterday that the agency has fielded 811 intelligence agents which is beyond NICA’s mandate.

Region 6 recognized for stats programs

Western Visayas is the country’s best region in terms of statistical programs and projects, including the works of its partner agencies and government offices.

Iloilo City PESO among best performing in WV

The Iloilo City Public Employment Service Office has been recognized by the Department of Labor and Employment as one of the “best performing PESOs” in Western Visayas.

‘Apprehension of student smokers very alarming’

Iloilo City Councilor Joshua Alim said the apprehension of a number student smokers is very alarming.

No poll-related violence so far

Western Visayas has posted zero election-related violent incidents so far since the start of the election period for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on October 25.

Boracay not threatened by emerging destinations

BORACAY ISLAND – The Aklan Provincial Tourism Council is not threatened with the emergence of new tourism destinations in the countryside as this resort island has already cemented its popularity as a premier tourism destination.


Tricycle number coding approved

ROXAS CITY – The City Council approved on Tuesday the tricycle number coding ordinance, along with the two measures both prohibiting the selling and derby of spiders, and texting while driving.

CA confirms appointments of David, 147 others: solon

ROXAS CITY – The Commission on Appointments recently confirmed the ad interim re-appointments of 148 general/flag and senior officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines following the initial deliberation conducted by the CA’s committee on national defense chaired by Capiz 1st District Rep. Antonio del Rosario.

Dungog IP Festival awarded best tourism event

ROXAS CITY – The Dungog: Indigenous People’s Festival of Capiz was recently adjudged Best Tourism Event in the Philippines in the provincial level for Culture and Arts category by the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines.


NFA earmarks P12M to buy certified seeds

The National Food Authority (NFA), under the Rapid Seed Supply Financing Project (RaSSFiP) Extension Phase , has earmarked P12 million to buy certified seeds from growers in Iloilo and Guimaras provinces.

SSS gives employers time to remove delinquent status

MANILA – The Social Security System called on employers to update loan accounts of their employees to remove their delinquent status with the agency, a top official said.

Aquino: Strong peso sign of improving economy

MANILA – President Benigno Simeon Aquino III said on Tuesday the continued strong showing of the Philippine peso is an indication that the economy is definitely improving.

DTI urged to prioritize MSMEs in rural areas

Senator Loren Legarda has said that self-employment in the rural areas must be the primary concern of the Department of Trade and Industry by supporting micro, small and medium enterprises.


We are in a crisis of faith
Red Meat and Eggs
Driving at snail’s pace in Davao
After 100 days: a letter continues to remind
Credibility of upcoming barangay election
Anything under the Sun
Mother Rosario, pray for us–4


Becoming president

/ Ted Aldwin Ong

Irresponsible parenthood–2/4

/ 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


Make Your Own Havaianas Roving Wall

Make Your Own Havaianas Roving Wall

There’s always this feeling of excitement and fulfillment when you create something that is a beautiful piece of art. More so, when we’re talking about the best flip-flops worldwide, which is Havaianas.

---------------------------------------- Beauty Cradle Facial Center Expands

Beauty Cradle Facial Center Expands

Beauty Cradle Facial Center opened another branch at General Luna recently. It is located at the Ground Floor of Casa Plaza Building (beside Atrium Mall), Gen. Luna Street. The blessing was officiated by Fr. Richard Daulo in the morning while the cutting of ribbon and party was held in the evening.

---------------------------------------- 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,


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