November 11, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Treñas proposes House inquiry on MIWD woes

Iloilo City Rep. Jerry Treñas is proposing an investigation on the controversy hounding the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) through a congressional inquiry under the House committee on good government and public accountability, which he chairs.

3 Iloilo towns ‘drug hotspots’

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 6 (PDEA 6) has identified three towns in Iloilo as hotspots of illegal drugs because of the presence of drug groups.

Paul Ledesma, officer-in-charge of PDEA 6, said these are Balasan, Pototan, and Dumangas, where 17 barangays are already affected by illegal drugs.

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A fisherman sails home on a cloudy afternoon in Concepcion, Iloilo.

SAIL AWAY. A fisherman sails home on a cloudy afternoon in Concepcion, Iloilo.

Iloilo City wins bronze, too

Iloilo City won a bronze award in the Whole City Awards Category E for communities with a population of over 400,000 at the 2010 International Awards for Liveable Communities (Livcom) in Chicago, Illinois, USA early this week.

Gun ban ends with 111 arrests in WV

The Commission on Elections gun ban ended yesterday with 111 persons arrested in Western Visayas since it started on September 25.


‘Capitol saves funds in open bidding’

The Iloilo Provincial Government is getting lower prices from suppliers with the straightforward bidding being conducted by the Bids and Awards Committee.

Guimaras gets about P7-M aid from KOICA for disaster mgmt.

The Korea International Cooperating Agency (KOICA) will implement the Yeosu project in Guimaras to strengthen its disaster preparedness, response and risk reduction management, through a fund assistance of $170,000, covering a period of one year.

Iloilo City prepares to host 3 national conventions

The Iloilo City government is preparing guidelines that will improve its hosting of three national conventions this month and in the first quarter of next year.

Expats flock to Boracay despite travel warnings

The Department of Tourism 6 said that foreign nationals are still visiting the country, especially the world-famous Boracay Island despite travel advisories from their home countries.

DTI steps up monitoring of Christmas lights sale

An intensified monitoring of the sale of Christmas lights and similar items relative to the Yuletide season is being conducted by the Department of Trade and Industry in Western Visayas.

DAR 6 to hold critiquing of proposals from ARCs

The Department of Agrarian Reform 6 will hold a critiquing of enterprise development project proposals from 21 presenters, who are members of their respective cooperatives in DAR’s Agrarian Reform Communities, on November 22 and 23 at the Iloilo Grand Hotel.


Capiz PDC okays P825-M AIP

ROXAS CITY – The Provincial Development Council of Capiz approved the province’s P825.153-million Annual Investment Program for 2011 during its meeting at the Provincial Capitol yesterday.

MRWD guard shot, stabbed to death

ROXAS CITY – A security guard of Metro Roxas Water District was killed yesterday morning when he was shot and stabbed by unidentified assailants in Barangay Cagay here.

NKTI holds urinalysis gab for doctors in Capiz, Aklan

ROXAS CITY – The National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) yesterday held a seminar on urinalysis here.

NSO verifies 2010 census count

ROXAS CITY – A saturation activity is being conducted by the National Statistics Office (NSO) in Capiz since November 3 to verify the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH) result in the province.


Lawmakers to speak at NICP Summit

Heads of the information technology committees in both houses of Congress will speak during the 3rd National Summit on November 25 and 26 in Bacolod City, said Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, chairperson of the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP).

Vista Land hits P8.2B in Jan.-Sept. real estate revenues

MANILA – Property developer and homebuilder Vista Land and Lifescapes announced that it has posted real estate revenues amounting to P8.2 billion for the first nine months of 2010.


We are in a state of war
Save a heart – yours!
Chasing pavements (and memories) in Iloilo
Anything under the Sun
Fray Martin de Rada, Apostle of Panay
Paglaum, Inspirasyon, Pangamuyo
Overhauling of city drainage more important


Summit of wealthy nations

/ Ted Aldwin Ong

Real Life:
People Watching

/ Dolly M. Palisada


/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Children are hurt most by lack of justice

/ Fr. Shay Cullen

Sex in the 60’s

/ Dr. Cesar Yap


/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.


SM Hypermarket’s Grand Opening

SM Hypermarket’s Grand Opening

SM Hypermarket’s blessing and opening program was unforgettable. It was festive and eventful. Most importantly, good food and drinks abound. In the afternoon when it opened for the public, traffic was tight at Commission Civil

----------------------------------------Fiesta sa Kampo 2010

Fiesta sa Kampo 2010

Camp Martin Delgado at Fort San Pedro was turned into a festive haven for the police and their friends during the Fiesta sa Kampo 2010 held last month. One of the highlights of the affair was the Booth or Kiosk Contest,

----------------------------------------ICILC’s twin club in cebu celebrates charter anniversary

ICILC’s twin club in cebu celebrates charter anniversary

The Cebu Queen City Lions Club, the twin club of Iloilo City Integrated Lions Club celebrated its charter anniversary recently. During the program, the ICILC bestowed upon its twin club a Service Award for their exemplary work to uplift the lives of the less fortunate Cebuanos.

---------------------------------------- Miss Western Visayas Tourism 2010

Miss Western Visayas Tourism 2010

MISS Western Visayas Tourism is an annual regional beauty pageant promoting tourism awareness. Miss Western Visayas Tourism is one of the most anticipated and publicized beauty pageants.


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