November 16, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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PEDC admits latest foul odor from plant

If in the past the Panay Energy Development Corp. refused to admit that the foul odor complained by residents living near its 82-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Brgy. Ingore, La Paz district came from its facility, this time its management acknowledged that a similar odor report was monitored near the plant over the weekend.

Political will, cooperation did it for Iloilo City: Jed

Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said the gold and bronze awards won by Iloilo City in the prestigious 2010 International Awards for Liveable Communities (Livcom) in Chicago, Illinois, USA was a result of the city government’s political will and the people’s cooperation.

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The Negros-bound 350 soldiers of the Philippine Army’s 47th Infantry Battalion

DEPLOYMENT. The Negros-bound 350 soldiers of the Philippine Army’s 47th Infantry Battalion based in Calinog, Iloilo wait to board their vessel at Dumangas port yesterday.

LWUA has no business over MIWD: mayor

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) has no authority over the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) because it is the city government that created the water district by virtue of an ordinance.

Treñas eyeing 2 districts by first quarter of 2011

Iloilo City Rep. Jerry Treñas is hopeful that the city will be divided into two districts by the first quarter of next year.


Defensor hopeful with new IHWA officers

Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. said is hoping the hanging issue on the hazard pay and other benefits of the Iloilo Health Workers Association (IHWA) would finally be resolved with the election of IHWA’s latest officers.

Anilao bag makers get P150T DSWD grant

The Department of Social Welfare and Development has granted P150,000 worth of livelihood assistance to a women’s association in Anilao, Iloilo.

WV police recruits to take oath soon

Applicants accepted for police service during the recent recruitment process of the Police Regional Office 6 are expected to take oath in the first week of December.


Four village chiefs in Pilar to face illegal fishing raps

ROXAS CITY – Four village chiefs in Pilar will be charged for illegal fishing for tolerating their constituents’ fishing activities in Pilar Bay, said former Mayor Gideon “Ike” Patricio.

Confab on kidney illness lauded

ROXAS CITY – Some 30 doctors from Capiz and Aklan provinces attended the recent seminar on urinalysis here sponsored by the National Kidney and Transplant Institute through its Renal Disease and Control Program (REDCOP).

Tanco upbeat on festivities

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Gov. Victor Tanco Sr. said Capiceños and their visitors can expect more exciting events during the Sinadya sa Halaran festivities this December.

65 publications vie for COPRE awards

Sixty five publications from colleges, universities, state universities and colleges in Western Visayas are vying for awards in different categories during the College Press Conference 2010 on November 26 in Iloilo City.


Free trade pushes products to become competitive: exec

Free trade agreements (FTA) being entered by the Philippines with other countries caused the shift from the “protectionism” concept to being “competitive” as far as the marketing of products is concerned.

NICP, IBM forge pact for IT dev’t

Sharing the same vision of ensuring the development of information technology as a tool to improve the economy of the country, IBM Philippines and the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) last week forged a partnership for the holding of the 3rd National ICT Summit in Bacolod on November 25 to 26.

PCCI backs DOLE decision on PAL row

MANILA – The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the largest business organization in the country, backs the decision of the Department of Labor and Employment on the Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) restructuring of its operations.


Let’s play lotto
Quantitative easing has dubious effects
Save a heart – yours!
Anything under the Sun
Fray Martin de Rada, Apostle of Panay
Paglaum, Inspirasyon, Pangamuyo
Overhauling of city drainage more important


Virginity causes cancer?

/ Dr. Cesar Yap

Querol’s BPAT: Will it make a difference?

/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

The Blood and Mud in the Philippines: Anti-Guerrilla Warfare on Panay Island

/ Toshimi Kuma

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


Tibiao Fish Spa Bigger and better

Tibiao Fish Spa Bigger and better

This exciting exfoliating experience started from a backyard hobby in Tibiao, Antique. Then, it became a business that wanted to promote the tourism of the said town. But every good thing is bound to be discovered by more people and is expected to expand. Just like Tibiao Fish Spa.



To celebrate Halloween, Robinsons Place Iloilo held a costume contest at its fountain area last October 21. There were two categories – fantasy and scary. The costumes were judged according to their relevance to the theme, innovativeness and resourcefulness of materials and overall impact.

---------------------------------------- Rated R!

Rated R!

To celebrate Children’s Month recently, Boy Jorge and his show “Rated R” paid homage to the talents and abilities of kids and teens. Held at SM City Iloilo, the show started with a dance number from 360 Degrees Dancers and a song number from Gia.

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Chocolate Festival at Tinapayan

Tinapayan, home of fresh, delicious and healthy breads, pastries and cakes, holds a yearly Chocolate Festival during October. In the previous years, dresses made of chocolate were brought to Iloilo and displayed at Tinapayan, The Atrium.


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