November 4, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Involvement of drug personalities seen in intel cop’s murder

Police intelligence officer Joemarie Lamis could have been killed because illegal drug personalities wanted him to keep silent.

Senior Insp. Eliezer Baclagon, chief of Police Station 1, said a lot of information they have received indicate such possibility, including the report that the suspects are from Brgy. Bakhaw, Mandurriao, one of Iloilo City’s drug havens.

Guv backs Orendain in Liga reelection bid

Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. has announced his support to Board Member Jeneda Salcedo-Orendain, president of Liga ng mga Barangay, in her bid for re-election.

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Panay Enery Development Corp. says it will conduct an initial shipment

TEST. On November 8 to 12, the Panay Enery Development Corp. says it will conduct an initial shipment and trial delivery of five metric tons of coal at its 164-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Brgy. Ingore, La Paz district to test the efficiency of the plant’s unloading and conveyor systems.

Eight suspected drug pushers, users nabbed

Eight persons involved in illegal drug activities were arrested Tuesday evening by anti-narcotics agents in a wake at Brgy. Bakhaw in Mandurriao district, one of Iloilo City’s drug havens.

LWUA: Defensor shall name 2 MIWD directors

It will be Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. who will appoint the two new directors of the Metro Iloilo Water District, according to the Local Water Utilities Administration.


‘Police intelligence must be improved’

The intelligence gathering of the Iloilo City Police Office must be strengthened to suit the safety needs of a growing city, Vice Mayor Jose Espinosa III said.

Anti-littering, anti-jaywalking orientation-seminar set Nov. 5

The Iloilo City government and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Iloilo Chapter will jointly conduct an anti-littering and anti-jaywalking orientation-seminar for traffic aides, auxiliary police, and Philippine National Police personnel on November 5 at the Sangguniang Panlungsod conference hall.

Iloilo Sports Complex up for major repairs

The Iloilo Sports Complex will undergo major repairs in preparation for the West Visayas Regional Athletic Association Meet that the province will host in February next year.

3 fishing boats seized

Three fishing boats were seized by the Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force for illegally fishing in the municipal waters of Concepcion, Iloilo.

Drilon proposing realignment of intel funds to regular items

MANILA – Senator Franklin Drilon is seeking to redistribute the intelligence fund to regular items rather than being included as a lump sum item in the budget which is not subject to audit.


Roxas fisherfolk trained on grouper cage culture

ROXAS CITY – A fisherfolk association here has asked the support of experts to further promote the production of high-value commercial fish species.

CEH bowlers bag championship in regional tournament

ROXAS CITY – The Capiz Emmanuel Hospital bowling team bagged the championship crown in the Panay Federation of Family Welfare Committees bowling tournament organized by the Department of Labor and Employment 6 at St. Elizabeth Bowling Center in Iloilo City on October 30.

‘Wow Capiz’ photo exhibit starts tour

ROXAS CITY – The Provincial Tourism Office is staging the WOW Capiz Photo Exhibit from November 2 to 15 at the town hall of Dumalag to give “Dumalagnons” a glimpse of the province’s tourist attractions.

‘No major incidents on Nov. 1, 2’

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Police Provincial Director Renato Gumban said no major incidents were recorded in line with the Capiceños’ observance of the All Saints’ Day on November 1 and the All Souls’ Day on November 2.


DTI, DA to form task force to revive coconut industry

MANILA – The Departments of Trade and Industry and Agriculture are creating a task force that will revive the country’s coconut industry in light of the strong global demand for coconut-based products.

Iloilo business, IT sectors laud RP offshoring award

The Philippine’s recognition as the “Offshoring Destination of the Year” for 2010 among the United Kingdom business process outsourcing (BPO) markets is good news especially that Iloilo is also one of the country’s promising business process outsourcing destination, according to the business sector and the Iloilo Federation for Information Technology.

Community market in Boracay to open anew

The Boracay Community Market has been revived by its organizers to showcase the organic products, souvenirs, home-baked bread and muffins, farm fresh vegetables and foods, local artists and paintings, as well as local indigenous crafts.


Communion in the digital age
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


Anti-poverty or poverty-creating

/ Ted Aldwin Ong


/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Sex and Viagra

/ Dr. Cesar Yap

Did we disturb the spirits?

/ Dolly M. Palisada


/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Church and churchmen–4/4

/ Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz


A Vision for Education

A Vision for Education

Antonio del Rosario talks about UI-PEN. HE is committed to participate in nation building. It is for this reason that Antonio del Rosario and his company named PHINMA engage in industries that the country needs at a certain time.

----------------------------------------Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Memorial Hospital and Tropical Research

Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Memorial Hospital and Tropical Research

THE Western Visayas Sanitarium in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo, is now a full-pledged service hospital. Renamed as Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Memorial Hospital & Tropical Research which was inaugurated by former Pres.

---------------------------------------- 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


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