October 19, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Capitol starts evaluation of office heads, personnel

Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. has formed an evaluation team tasked to assess the performance and management skills of department heads at the Provincial Capitol.

Tesoro assumes as PRO6 OIC

Following the departure of Chief Supt. Samuel Pagdilao Jr., Chief Supt. Ernesto Tesoro has been named officer-in-charge of the Police Regional Office 6.

DTI warns against buying cheap products in sidewalks

The Department of Trade and Industry 6 is reminding consumers to be wary of buying very cheap products, especially those sold along city streets and sidewalks.

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HONEST MEN. Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog commends traffic aides Ernesto Agraviador and Arlie Superticioso for their honesty and dedication to service by returning a wallet they found containing P5,000, with the help of a local radio station.

Agri-stakeholders to tackle WV rice self-sufficiency plan

Agriculture stakeholders in Western Visayas will meet today to discuss the region’s rice self-sufficiency program.

Juvy Gaton, chief of agri-fishery information division of the Department of Agriculture 6, said the planning is aimed at coming up with a component that will encourage farmers to propagate hybrid rice.


Guv urges right enforcement of Provincial Revenue Code

Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. has called on the chiefs of the different provincial government offices to study the Provincial Revenue Code and ensure its proper enforcement.

28 WV establishments pay workers’ benefits

Twenty-eight establishments in Western Visayas found violating the core labor standards voluntarily paid their workers’ unpaid benefits and backwages to avoid litigation, according to the Department of Labor and Employment 6.

NSO surveys to end Oct.30

The National Statistics Office will conduct surveys including Saturdays in sample households in the provinces of Iloilo and Guimaras until October 30.

Guimaras has least undernourished kids in Western Visayas

The province of Guimaras has the lowest underweight for age cases among children in Western Visayas, according to the National Nutrition Council (NNC).

Iloilo City set to host water security confab

Stakeholders and environmentalists will be given an opportunity to discuss ways in managing rainwater and actions against the impact of climate change on the water regime during a conference slated November 23 to 26 at Punta Villa Resort in Iloilo City.

Army brings gov’t services to far-flung Negros village

The death of a News People’s Army leader in southern Negros has brought freedom to a village known as a stronghold of the NPA, according to the Philippine Army.


Warden: Asset provided info on Marcelino’s whereabouts

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Rehabilitation Center warden Arjuna Yngcong said the recapture of drug inmate Sulpicio Marcelino last Saturday in Montalban, Rizal was made possible through the information provided by an asset, who also received the cash reward of P50,000.

Girl, 6, dies in Tapaz fire

A six-year-old girl died while her mother was seriously injured in a fire that razed their house in Roosevelt St., Brgy. Poblacion Ilawod in Tapaz, Capiz Sunday morning.

‘Enhanced rainfall from Oct. to Dec.’

Expect enhanced rainfall this October-December as the northeast monsoon period heightens, PAGASA OIC Administrator Graciano Yumul said in a press release.

Capiz Provincial Press Bureau: Enhancing communication lines

ROXAS CITY – The Capiz Provincial Press Bureau has gone a long way since it was created in August 2008 as an information arm of the Capiz provincial government.


DOH budget to increase 13.6% next year–Aquino

President Benigno Simeon Aquino III said the Department of Health’s budget will be increased in next year’s General Appropriation Act to ensure that more Filipinos will be provided greater access to healthcare.


RH issue shows confusion among Catholics
Maids of honor
A brighter day for little Juanito and Juanita
Red Meat and Eggs
Credibility of upcoming barangay election
Anything under the Sun
Mother Rosario, pray for us–4



/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Church and churchmen–4/4

/ Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz

You Take My Breath Away 2

/ Dr. Cesar Yap, Jr.

Becoming president

/ Ted Aldwin Ong

Indeed, reality starts in the mind

/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.


Down-To-Earth Gail

Down-To-Earth Gail

SIKAT Ka Iloilo’s host Charmaine Gail Nuñez has this certain kind of appeal that has made her one of the city’s sough after hosts. She looks comfortable and real in every movement and talk she makes, giving the public an impression that she is a down-to-earth individual.

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Trisikads. What in the world are they? For the locals, they will describe these vehicles for you even when they are sleeping! Literally, it is a bicycle with a tray cart attached to it, large enough to accommodate four passengers sitting back to back, and the sikad driver.

---------------------------------------- CitiHardware opens 31st store

CitiHardware opens 31st store

FOR the people of Jaro, great value for their home and construction needs just arrived at their doorstep. CitiHardware opened its 31st store in Brgy. Buntatala of Jaro to better serve the Iloilo province by bringing world-class building supplies closer to the people.

----------------------------------------Welcome to the Christian World, Julie!

Welcome to the Christian World, Julie!

Mennen and Rodolfo Sang-alan recently welcomed their second child, a daughter named Julie Hannah. Julie became part of the Christian world through a baptism officiated by Rev. Fr. Robby Sian at Sta. Maria Catholic Church.


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