October 28, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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2 poll contenders in Jaro shoot each other

Two men who ran for village councilman in Brgy. Tabuc Suba in Jaro district, Iloilo City were wounded after shooting each other Tuesday night.

Police identified the wounded as Alejo Arellado, 50, and Nonito Igona, 53, who met at Petalsville Subdivision.

Eight candidates backed by drug lords win: PDEA

Eight of the 12 candidates supported by drug lords in Iloilo City won in the barangay elections, according to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 6.

Paul Ledesma, officer-in-charge of PDEA-6, said these barangay officials are believed to act as protectors of drug trade in their areas of responsibility.

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Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog presents the perspective of the soon to rise P25-million city community college building

THIS IS IT. Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog presents the perspective of the soon to rise P25-million city community college building in Molo district to be funded by Ilonggo tycoon Edgar Sia II.

Mabilog to tap assistance of US-based Ilonggos

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog will meet with the Filipino-Ilonggo community during his trip to the United States next week.

Tied candidates to draw lots Saturday

The Commission on Elections in Iloilo City is coming up with a list of tied candidates who will participate in the drawing of lots on Saturday.


Drilon defends order suspending allowances of GOCC officials

Senator Franklin Drilon yesterday defended the legality of Executive Order (EO) 7 which ordered the suspension of bonuses and allowances of the governing boards of government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) until year-end, saying that it was only proper for such to stop the bleeding of government coffers.

Aklan has highest number of filariasis cases in WV

Aklan province registered the highest number of filariasis cases in Western Visayas, according to the Department of Health 6.

Elementary, high school enrolment rate increase

There has been an increase in the enrollment rate in Western Visayas for the school year 2009-2010 both in the elementary and secondary levels, according to a report on the status of the region’s performance in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

DOT 6 to establish crisis management councils

The Department of Tourism 6 will establish crisis management councils throughout Western Visayas that will respond to tourism-related crisis.


Reporter, camera man hurt by bet’s supporters in Sapian

SAPIAN, Capiz – GMA Iloilo reporter Jocel Huesca and his camera man Felix John Torino were hurt by supporters of a candidate while they were covering the special elections at the poblacion here at around 11:30 a.m. yesterday.

20 Capiz villages conduct special polls

ROXAS CITY – The Commission on Elections conducted yesterday the polls in 20 remaining barangays in Capiz.

PNP lauds support for peaceful elections

ROXAS CITY – The Philippine National Police has acknowledged the Capiceños’ cooperation in the holding of a generally peaceful and orderly elections last Monday.

Dumalag holds 2nd Harvest Festival

The municipality of Dumalag in Capiz conducted its 2nd Harvest Festival in Brgy. Duran recently to acknowledge farmers who harvested more than nine tons of palay by planting hybrid rice varieties, the Department of Agriculture 6 said.


One-way street in city’s central business district

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog is keen on decongesting the main streets along the Central Business District in hopes to improve traffic and pedestrian activities.

DOE, DTI check LPG, gasoline stations

The Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Energy are conducting random check on establishments selling liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and on gasoline stations in Iloilo city and province.

Bank deposit growth in provinces soars

MANILA – Growth of deposits in the provinces recorded a double-digit growth in the first half this year surpassing that of the National Capital Region (NCR).


Anything under the Sun
Iloilo–always a center of education, 2
Preserve the Hiligaynon language
Spaced out in Manila
NUPL-Iloilo: lawyers for the people
RH issue shows confusion among Catholics


4Ps: A bridge to progress or misery?

/ Ted Aldwin Ong

Did we disturb the spirits?

/ Dolly M. Palisada

Will Querol stay long in Region 6?

/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.


/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Church and churchmen–4/4

/ Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz


A Song of Hope

A Song of Hope

The above song is a composition of Andy Linacero Cortez (of the Mig and Andy fame), the theme song in a locally made film entitled “Buhi.” In this film about a child with cancer, Andy plays the supporting role of Nang Sima, the herbalist.

----------------------------------------UPV graduate named TOSP awardee

UPV graduate named TOSP awardee

UP Visayas’ 2010 BS Accountancy graduate Nestor Necesito was chosen as one of the 2010 Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) during the National Awarding Ceremonies at the Rizal Hall, Malacañan Palace on October 7, 2010.

---------------------------------------- Big at Ten: Garden of the Ascension

Big at Ten: Garden of the Ascension

Garden of the Ascension-Iloilo celebrated its 10th anniversary last Oct. 10, 2010 with theme: Be FIT. Be INVOLVED. Be part of the HISTORY! One of its activities was a familiarization tour of St. Therese Chapels, thanksgiving mass, .

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


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