November 3, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Rookie policeman killed in broad daylight assault

A neophyte policeman was gunned down by two men on board a motorcycle yesterday morning along the corner of Muelle Loney and Delgado Sts. in City Proper, Iloilo City.

Police Officer 1 Joemarie Lamis of the Guimaras Public Safety Management Company was on his way home to Brgy. Alalasan, La Paz district when he was killed.

Defensor to observe guidelines in release of Christmas bonus

Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. said yesterday he could not yet determine how much the provincial government employees will receive as Christmas bonus as he is still waiting for the guidelines from the Department of Budget and Management.

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An employee says a prayer in a nook set up by the Capiz Tourism Office as part of the “Pangalagkalag Exhibit”

EXHIBIT FOR SOULS. An employee says a prayer in a nook set up by the Capiz Tourism Office as part of the “Pangalagkalag Exhibit” at the ground floor of the Provincial Capitol in Roxas City.*

All Saints’ Day crimes in WV drop

The Police Regional Office 6 has noted a drop in crime incidents in Western Visayas during this year’s observance of the All Saints’ Day on November 1 compared to last year.

Tourists flock to Boracay during Halloween holidays

There has been an influx of tourists especially from Metro Manila in Boracay Island during the All Saints’ Day holidays as noted by the Department of Tourism 6.


Cousins killed in Lemery

Two cousins died in a violent attack by the group of a man they planned to assault first early morning Sunday in Brgy. Imbaulan, Lemery, Iloilo.

Drugs seen behind slay of pregnant woman

Police investigators are pursuing the illegal drug angle as the motive in the killing of a seven-month pregnant woman Friday morning in Estancia, Iloilo.

Official: Few LGUs comply with ecological garbage management

Only very few of the local government units have good compliance on solid waste management, but there are still some sectors in the mood of solving the problem on garbage.

‘Antique low population growth could be due to adult migration’

Antique Provincial Population Officer Felimon Ebon said while there is no significant decline noted in the birth rate in the province, its population growth rate is among the lowest in the country.


Ma, daughter killed by Sigma VM’s son

ROXAS CITY – A woman from Sigma town and her daughter were killed while her younger child was wounded when the son of Sigma Vice Mayor Rodolfo Simon, Rodelio, stabbed them while they were asleep in their house in Poblacion Sur at around 1:30 a.m. on November 1.

Jamindan recipient of P15-M DSWD pro-poor assistance

ROXAS CITY – Jamindan town under the leadership of Mayor Ethel Jinon is a recipient of a P15-million assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Makamasang Kalahi Tugon.

Performances culminate IP month

ROXAS CITY – Various performances of Indigenous People (IP) at the IP Village in Villareal Stadium here concluded the province’s IP Month celebration on October 29.

CNHS students attend PopDev exhibit

ROXAS CITY – About 60 freshmen students of Capiz National High School (CNHS) watched the “PopDev for YOUth” exhibit recently as part of a series of showings around the country.


DA signs pact with PSBP to develop Guimaras sites

MANILA – The Department of Agriculture has signed an agreement with the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) to help agriculture communities in Guimaras manage their coastal resources.

Iloilo coops lauded

Representatives of various cooperatives in Iloilo province converged in Tubungan town last Friday for the culmination program of the Cooperative Month celebration.

BSP: Banks more lenient to household borrowers

MANILA – The banks were generally more tolerant of household borrowers than their more entrepreneurial or business-minded counterparts in the latest survey conducted by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

PAL to focus on returning to profitability

The Philippine Airlines (PAL) will focus on returning to profitability after the planned spin-off of its three non-core business units was allowed by the Department of Labor and Employment.


The Smoking Ban Controversy
Going green: recycle yourself
The writings on the tomb
Anything under the Sun
Iloilo–always a center of education, 2
Preserve the Hiligaynon language
RH issue shows confusion among Catholics



/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Sex and Viagra

/ Dr. Cesar Yap

4Ps: A bridge to progress or misery?

/ Ted Aldwin Ong

Did we disturb the spirits?

/ Dolly M. Palisada


/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Church and churchmen–4/4

/ Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz


A new family destination opens in Iloilo

A new family destination opens in Iloilo

Jaro goes hyper as SM Hypermarket Iloilo, the first SM Hypermarket branch outside of Luzon, opens to the public on Saturday, October 23 at 3:00 pm along Commission Civil-Jalandoni Street. An all-in-one store, SM Hypermarket Iloilo offers something for everyone in the family.

----------------------------------------HBO Gives Hope to the Poor

HBO Gives Hope to the Poor

Core members of the civic group Hope Builders Organization (HBO) signed October 9, 2010 its Articles of Incorporation at the residence of Atty. Pablo R. Nava III in Dumangas, Iloilo. The signing was requisite to making HBO a legal entity as a registered non-government organization

---------------------------------------- The Gamp Party!

The Gamp Party!

October 10 was a momentous and very busy day for Garden of the Ascension Memorial Park (GAMP) Iloilo’s management, staff and agents as they celebrated their 10th anniversary. The fun started with an exclusive fun run for GAMP’s sales associates as early as 5:45 AM.

---------------------------------------- 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.


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