December 2, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Mabilog wants minors home by 10 p.m.

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog yesterday ordered the strict enforcement of curfew for minors to ensure peace and order in the city.

Iloilo’s finest, nation’s best

The Dinagyang Festival 2011 will be promoted with a new marketing tagline, “Iloilo’s Best, Nation’s Finest.”

Young man found dead

A young man believed to be a member of the notorious True Brown Style 13 gang was found dead early morning yesterday near the old Iloilo airport in Mandurriao, Iloilo City.


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Close to 300 students and teachers from University of the Philippines-Visayas,
Leo Solinap

NO TO BUDGET CUT. Close to 300 students and teachers from University of the Philippines-Visayas, West Visayas State University and Western Visayas College of Science and Technology hold a protest in front of the Iloilo Provincial Capitol to oppose the budget cut for state colleges and universities.

‘More drug shipment expected next month’

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 6 (PDEA) 6 is expecting a drop in the illegal drug supply during the Christmas season but demand is expected to surge next month for the upcoming major events in the region, including the Dinagyang Festival in January.


Iloilo prov’l govt to donate P400,000 for Dinagyang

The Iloilo provincial government is providing an assistance of P400,000 for the holding of Dinagyang Festival in January.

Organic farmers fest kicks off today

The 5th Negros Organic Farmers’ Festival will open today and run until Saturday with more than 60 exhibitors showcasing their organic products.


Capiz vice guv complains over lost belongings in Iloilo hotel

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Vice Gov. Esteban Contreras has cried foul over the failure of an Iloilo hotel to replace his personal belongings that were stolen from his room more than a month ago.

Suspended CRC warden, guards to return Dec. 13

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Rehabilitation Center Warden Arjuna Yngcong, who was earlier placed under a 60-day preventive suspension following the escape of a drug suspect, is expected to return to work on December 13.

3 Capiz info officers get awards

ROXAS CITY – Three government information officers in Capiz were recognized by the Philippine Information Agency 6 as among the Best Performing Information Officers in Western Visayas for 2010.

Dao opens FITS Center

The Western Visayas Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium recently opened in Dao, Capiz its 47th Farmers’ Information and Technology Services (FITS) Center in the region.


NENACO acquires ATS

Aboitiz Equity Ventures (AEV), in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, announced that its board of directors voted unanimously to accept the offer of Negros Navigation Co. Inc. (NENACO) to buy its shares at its transport subsidiary Aboitiz Transport System Corp. (ATSC).

LPG prices to go up P5/kilo in December‏

MANILA – Consumers have to bear higher cooking gas prices of as much as P5 per kilogram or P55 per 11 kg tank for December.

Globe launches roaming service

MANILA – Communications giant Globe Telecom, in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, yesterday announced the launching of its PowerRoam service which is aimed to make international roaming calls more convenient and affordable to its subscribers.

Gov’t to stop rice importation–Alcala

The government will soon stop its rice importation and will just let the private sector do the job of importing rice to ensure transparency and remove the suspicion that officials are benefiting from rice importation, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said.


Corporal mortification
Secondhand smoke and cancer
Service to God Almighty
The lure of whitewater
November 25: Int’l Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Anything under the Sun
Fray Martin de Rada, Apostle of Panay


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

/ Toshimi Kuma

I Think I Got It!

/ Dolly M. Palisada

Beware, it’s Christmas season

/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Images of the days to come

/ Ted Aldwin Ong


A Taste of Home

A Taste of Home

China Cojuangco, the sister of Mikey Cojuangco became famous not only because of her family’s popularity but also due to her prowess in sports. She became an athlete for the national team for indoor soccer.

----------------------------------------A Josephian Celebration

A Josephian Celebration

St. Joseph School held its Civics Week Culminating Day recently at the school’s gym. The highlight of the celebration was a costume contest involving high school students. This writer along with Joe Marnel Gonzales and Francis Ian Chua, judged the event.

----------------------------------------USA Elementary Class 1974 Holds Reunion

USA Elementary Class 1974 Holds Reunion

It all started with a simple question by US-based retired navy man Andrew Villanueva in the social media FaceBook “Aren’t you my elementary classmate before?” to a dozen members. This triggered an exciting discovery and journey down to memory lane.

---------------------------------------- ‘The Baronet’ at CPU

‘The Baronet’ at CPU

The Central Philippine University recently hosted a fashion show of the designs of Patrick Carlos Llamasarez. Patrick, 25, is a native of Dingle, Iloilo. Entitle “The Baronet”, the event was held at the university’s Promenade.


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