October 26, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Elections postponed in 68 villages in Western Visayas

Sixty-eight barangays in three provinces in Western Visayas failed to hold the elections yesterday because of delays in the arrival of election paraphernalia, Commission on Elections 6 Director Dennis Ausan said.

Vote buying still rampant

Several residents in Iloilo City have complained of rampant vote buying during the synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections yesterday.

The bribe money allegedly ranged from P200 to P500.

In La Paz district, policemen checked out Magsaysay Village after receiving information of massive vote buying in the area.

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Voters in Brgy. Culasi, Roxas City line up outside the polling center, waiting to cast their votes yesterday.

Voters in Brgy. Culasi, Roxas City line up outside the polling center, waiting to cast their votes yesterday.

Candidate killed in Lambunao; 3 voters die in Passi accident

A candidate for village councilman in Lambunao, Iloilo was killed by his relative last Saturday.

308 inmates in Iloilo City cast votes

Three hundred eight inmates of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Brgy. Ungka, Jaro, Iloilo City exercised their right of suffrage in yesterday’s barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, according to the Philippine News Agency.


Proclamation of multiple-termers will be suspended – COMELEC

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has said proclamation of winning candidates in the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls who are in the list of “multiple-termers” will be suspended.

Election official hopes for speedier counting

Provincial Election Supervisor Elizabeth Doronila said yesterday she hopes the counting process for the barangay and SK polls in all areas in Iloilo proceeded without hitches.

Neophyte cop killed in motorcycle crash

A neophyte policeman died in a motorcycle crash Saturday evening in Brgy. Sambag, Jaro, Iloilo City.

Iloilo PDC endorses 2 irrigation projects

The Provincial Development Council of Iloilo has officially endorsed to the Regional Development Council 6 the two major irrigation projects of the province.

Field assessment of geologic hazards in Reg. 6 completed

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources 6 has already completed its field assessment of geologic hazards in Western Visayas, with quadrangle maps distributed to all congressional districts.


Elections postponed in 20 Capiz villages

The Commission on Elections has postponed until tomorrow the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in 20 barangays in three Capiz towns due to the delayed arrival of the official ballots and other election paraphernalia.

Bet’s supporter shot

ROXAS CITY – A supporter of a candidate for barangay captain in Poblacion Tabuc, Pontevedra, Capiz was wounded after he was shot by an unidentified assailant yesterday morning.

77 barangays placed under polls watchlist

ROXAS CITY – Seventy-seven barangays in Capiz have been identified as election watchlist areas (EWAS) by the Joint Security Coordinating Center.

Post-election community cleanup urged

“Let the cleanup begin.”

The EcoWaste Coalition, a waste and pollution watchdog, yesterday called on all barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan candidates in the country’s 42,025 barangays to get rid of their campaign materials before they degenerate into health and environmental hazards.


PCA conducts research on health benefits of coco oil

The Philippine Coconut Authority is now conducting a definitive clinical and medical study on the beneficial effects of virgin coconut oil and coconut cooking oil to human health and cholesterol, Administrator Oscar Garin said.

Boracay posts P11B in tourism receipts

Boracay Island generated a total of P11.16 billion in tourism receipts from January to September 2010, according to records of the Provincial Tourism Office in Aklan.

TESDA backs ICT Summit

The Technical Education and Skills Training Authority (TESDA) has directed all its regional offices to enjoin all their local partners to attend the 3rd National ICT Summit in Bacolod City on November 25 and 26.

ASEAN businesses urged to green the supply chain

Business and industry leaders in Southeast Asia can help raise the public’s environmental consciousness by incorporating sustainable practices from the purchase of supplies down to the manufacturing and marketing of their products.


Preserve the Hiligaynon language
Spaced out in Manila
Anything under the Sun
Iloilo–always a center of education, 1
NUPL-Iloilo: lawyers for the people
Sedentary Death Syndrome
RH issue shows confusion among Catholics


Will Querol stay long in Region 6?

/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Cash with conditions

/ Ted Aldwin Ong

Embracing Laughter Yoga

/ Dolly M. Palisada


/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Church and churchmen–4/4

/ Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz

You Take My Breath Away 2

/ Dr. Cesar Yap, Jr.


Abs-Cbn Launches ‘Derecho’

Abs-Cbn Launches ‘Derecho’

ABS-CBN Iloilo introduced its latest weekly issue-oriented and highly investigative public service program to the Ilonggos recently at the Sunset Ballroom of Hotel del Rio. Called “Derecho”, the program aims to inform, educate,

----------------------------------------Robinsons Campus Fashionista 2010

Robinsons Campus Fashionista 2010

The Robinsons Campus Fashionista is a yearly search for young male and female models. For several years now, it has successfully achieved its objective with the winners figuring in Robinsons Place Iloilo’s print ads and fashion shows.

---------------------------------------- Ballet Barbie

Ballet Barbie

For one week last month, Barbie dolls dressed in fabulous cocktail dresses and gowns designed by the country’s top fashion designers were the must-see items at SM City Iloilo. “Ballet Barbie” is a project of Ballet Philippines. The project started in March 2010 through an auction.

----------------------------------------Garden of the Ascension Goes Earth-Friendly

Garden of the Ascension Goes Earth-Friendly

Garden of the Ascension celebrated its 10th anniversary last Oct. 10, 2010 through varied activities. Two of these were the “Recycle Ko, Share Ko” and “Decorate a Green Bag”. “Recycle ko, Share ko” was a contest requiring all agencies to bring all their recycles at home to the office like plastic containers, newspaper, and aluminum.


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