December 3, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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1, 700 barangays in WV prone to landslides–MGB

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau 6 (MGB 6) is currently monitoring more than 1,700 barangays in Western Visayas that are prone to landslides.

Basngi ignores Nava’s call for him to leave ICPO

Senior Supt. Dennis Basngi, director of Iloilo City Police Office, said he is ready to step down from his post, but not because Councilor Plaridel Nava Jr. told him so.

“I would step down anytime (if) majority of the people of Iloilo City would call for it,” he said.

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Leo Solinap

LIGHTS ON. An evening crowd enjoys the colorful Christmas lights adorning the Iloilo Provincial Capitol.

‘Vigilantes could have killed TBS 13 leader’

The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) has confirmed that the young man found dead the other day was indeed a member of the notorious True Brown Style 13 gang.

Stabbed female village chief critical; brother killed

It was a bloody first day of work for village chief Criselda Pelaez of Tamucon, Badiangan, Iloilo.


Iloilo City to honor PWDs today

Today is the International Day of People with Disability or PWDs and the Iloilo City government together with various businesses, non-government organizations and support organizations will honor six persons with disabilities and will recognize the “Huwaran nga May Kasablagan” for 2010.

Paraw Regatta set Feb. 13-22

Iloilo City’s Paraw Regatta festival, touted as Asia’s oldest water sports, will celebrate its 39th year on February 13 to 22 next year.

Ilonggos reminded anew to buy Christmas lights with ICC marks

The Department of Trade and Industry in Iloilo has reminded Ilonggos anew to be meticulous when buying their Christmas lights to ensure a safe and festive holiday season.


Expo to showcase Capiz’s top products starting today

ROXAS CITY – The Capiz Product Expo will open today, December 3, at the Gaisano City mall as part of the events of the Sinadya sa Halaran 2010.

Visit local tourism sites during holidays–DOT

The Department of Tourism 6 is encouraging the locales to visit various tourism sites in Western Visayas during the December holidays.

60% of brgy. officials in WV newly elected

Sixty percent of the barangay officials in Western Visayas are newly elected and assumed office effective noontime of November 30, records of the Department of Interior and Local Government show.

Caves of Capiz seen as potential attractions

ROXAS CITY – Capiz boasts a number of caves that could become potential tourism attractions of the province.


HR boosts Iloilo City’s investor drawing power

Iloilo City’s best asset is still its human resources and this continues to encourage investors to relocate in the city.

Smart Money expands network

Smart Money has expanded its global network now having more than 95,000 international money transfer locations where they can send cash directly to mobile phones in the Philippines.

‘2.5M kilos of imported meat flooding Visayas, Mindanao’

The committee on agriculture of the House of Representatives on Wednesday revealed an estimated 2.5 million kilos of imported meat, believed to be contaminated, are flooding the Visayas and Mindanao markets.

BDO seen to hit P8.1M 2010 net income target

MANILA – Banco de Oro Unibank (BDO) Chairperson Teresita Sy-Coson believes they can hit their P8.1 billion net income target this year due to the positive performance across all their businesses.


Maguindanao massacre: a hard look-back
Corporal mortification
Secondhand smoke and cancer
Service to God Almighty
The lure of whitewater
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


My Havaianas Story

My Havaianas Story

I’m John Aldric F. Lanciola, the lucky winner of the Make Your Own Havaianas event held at the Alumni Hall of the University of San Agustin recently.

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


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