November 17, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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LWUA appoints interim board, eases out 5 directors

The Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) has flexed its muscles over the Metro Iloilo Water District controversy by appointing an interim Board of Directors effective November 15, displacing five directors whose terms have yet to expire.

Settlers ordered to vacate riverbanks before year-end

Settlers along the Iloilo River banks have only until the end of the year to leave their houses or else, their structures will be removed.

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Atty. Romeo Gerochi, a member of the MIWD interim board,

Atty. Romeo Gerochi, a member of the MIWD interim board, speaks to reporters, with general manager Le Jayme Jalbuena and fellow director Jessica Salas (left).

P7M worth of cocaine seized in Miagao

Narcotics agents seized about a kilo of high-grade cocaine worth P7 million, by far the biggest single drug haul in Western Visayas, following a buy-bust operation in Miag-ao town yesterday morning.


Night run to raise funds for needy Ilonggo kids

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog and Vice Mayor Jose Espinosa III are calling on Ilonggos to participate in the City Government-led night running event on November 19.

Guimaras sustains efforts vs illegal gambling, fishing

The Guimaras Provincial Police Office is sustaining its campaign against illegal gambling in the island-province despite the difficult task of attaining 100-percent compliance in eradicating illegal gambling.

Antique gets P.5-M fund for disaster management

The province of Antique has received a grant of P500,000 from the Local Government Academy of the Philippines (LGA) for Inter-Municipal Community-Based Disaster Management.


‘Colorum’ vehicles mar tricycle number coding

ROXAS CITY – The first day of the tricycle number coding scheme here Monday ran smoothly, with tricycle drivers earning more income, but the presence of “colorum” vehicles was monitored.

Sinadya sa Halaran 2010 seeks bigger participation

ROXAS CITY – More activities are being lined up for the Sinadya sa Halaran 2010 to draw bigger participation.

Fortified food exhibit set

ROXAS CITY – Various food products with Sangkap Pinoy seal will be displayed by the Provincial Health Office of Capiz tomorrow, November 18, at the public plaza as part of its belated observance of Food Fortification Day.

Jail officers attend information seminar

More than 50 jail managers and civil relations personnel in Western Visayas underwent a seminar on community and media relations yesterday aimed at making them more competent in promoting government information.


PHL tourist arrivals up 17% to 2.6 million in 10 months

Tourist arrivals in the Philippines from January to October this year reached 2,562,505, an increase of 17 percent from 2,190,114 tourists registered during the same period last year.

Iloilo City places 98th in Tholons’ Top 100

Iloilo City ranked 98th in the world’s Top 100 Outsourcing Cities study conducted by services globalization and investment advisory firm Tholons.

Aklan eyeing P3 million from product showcase

The provincial government of Aklan is eyeing a P3-million revenue from its 8th Product Showcase at SM City Iloilo from November 15 to 21.


Public Hazards: Beware! Contaminated Needles on Theater Seats
Let’s play lotto
Quantitative easing has dubious effects
Anything under the Sun
Fray Martin de Rada, Apostle of Panay
Paglaum, Inspirasyon, Pangamuyo
Overhauling of city drainage more important


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

/ Toshimi Kuma

Virginity causes cancer?

/ Dr. Cesar Yap

Querol’s BPAT: Will it make a difference?

/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

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


Fashion Goth

Fashion Goth

Goth. Black. Edgy. Tough. More than 40 Ilonggos as young as 14 and as old as 55 years old joined SM Department Store Delgado’s Halloween fashion spectacle entitled “Fashion Goth” held last October 30.

----------------------------------------KCARSI: Nearer & Better

KCARSI: Nearer & Better

THE Kryz Culinary Arts and Restaurant Services Institute (KCARSI) is providing a nearer and better venue for persons who would like to take up culinary arts and earn a diploma in just six months.

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


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