November 5, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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WV security measures intensified amid terror threat

Various police units in Western Visayas have stepped up their security measures following the reported imminent threat in the country, particularly in Metro Manila.

Defensor more interested in solution to water woes

Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. is not keen on having the power to appoint the directors of the Metro Iloilo Water District despite the Local Water Utilities Administration pronouncement that he is the rightful appointing authority, not Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog.

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Brigadier Gen. Gerardo Layug (left), outgoing commander of the 301st Infantry Brigade,

TURN-OVER. Brigadier Gen. Gerardo Layug (left), outgoing commander of the 301st Infantry Brigade, greets his successor Col. Caeser Ronie Ordoyo, during the change of command rites yesterday at Camp Hernandez in Dingle town, in the presence of Major Gen. Vicente Porto, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division.

Ong: I will not withdraw

Councilor Ma. Irene Ong, president of the Association of Barangay Captains in Iloilo City, has vowed to pursue her reelection bid as head of the city’s ABC.

“I will not withdraw,” Ong said media in various interviews in the wake of attempts to prevent her from running anew as Liga president.


Layug leaves 301st IB, Ordoyo takes over

Brigadier Gen. Gerardo Layug, who headed the Iloilo-based 301st Infantry Brigade, yesterday turned over his post to Col. Cesar Ronie Ordoyo.

Iloilo rice harvest continues

Harvest of the first cropping in the province of Iloilo continues with the total reported rice production of 34,344.34 metric tons as of October 31.

Killed pregnant woman not raped–autopsy

The seven-month pregnant woman who was found dead in Estancia was not raped, autopsy results show.

Protective cage for taxi drivers proposed anew

The Iloilo City Council has proposed that taxi operators install protective cage for drivers as a measure to protect them from robbers .

OWWA 6 strengthens help desks

The Regional Welfare Office of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration is in the process of strengthening its OFW help desks in various local government units (LGUs) in Western Visayas.

Migrant sugar workers in 3 WV provinces to get aid

The Department of Labor and Employment will help improve the socio-economic conditions of the “sacadas” or disadvantaged migratory field workers in selected communities in three provinces of Western Visayas under its Integrated Services for Migrant Sugar Workers (I-SERVE Sacadas) project.


DILG 6 deploys evaluators for Capiz EXCELL entries

ROXAS CITY – An evaluation team recently came to Capiz to validate the entries of the province to the Western Visayas Excellence in Local Governance Awards.

Capiz gears for ‘Sinadya sa Halaran’

ROXAS CITY – Capiz province and Roxas City are gearing for the Sinadya sa Halaran 2010 slated on December 3 to 8.

City Council lauds owner of Mang Inasal

ROXAS CITY – The City Council has passed a resolution expressing commendation and sincere appreciation to Edgar Sia II, owner of Mang Inasal, for his worthwhile contribution towards the economic development and quality life in Roxas City.


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.


Paglaum, Inspirasyon, Pangamuyo
Overhauling of city drainage more important
Communion in the digital age
The Smoking Ban Controversy
Going green: recycle yourself
Anything under the Sun
Iloilo–always a center of education, 2


Sex in the 60’s

/ Dr. Cesar Yap

Anti-poverty or poverty-creating

/ Ted Aldwin Ong


/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Did we disturb the spirits?

/ Dolly M. Palisada


/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Church and churchmen–4/4

/ Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz


SM City Iloilo’s Little Stars

SM City Iloilo’s Little Stars

SM City Iloilo’s Little Stars 2010 winner for the female category is Destiny Autumn Soult. She is seven years old and a student of San Yat Sen School. This mestiza is the daughter of Chuchie Jean Que, a soldier based in Afghanistan,

----------------------------------------UI-PHINMA’S Gawad Dunong

UI-PHINMA’S Gawad Dunong

The University of Iloilo-PHINMA launched Programang Gawad Dunong, an initiative that recognizes the value of public school teachers. This program was launched in a festive occasion at the SM Cinema recently.

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


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