December 8, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Divinagracia garners 108 votes to defeat Ong

Administration-backed village chief Roberto “Bobby” Divinagracia of Brgy. San Agustin, City Proper garnered 108 votes to win as president of the Association of Barangay Captains in Iloilo City, defeating incumbent president Irene Ong, who got only 69 votes, during the election held yesterday at Grand Tower Hotel.

Fulfilling a GK Village dream through sharing of treasured recipes

They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery. So when Assumption Iloilo was gearing for its centennial celebration (1910-2010), Batch 1979 was thinking of what projects they would undertake that would help their class raise funds for the Assumption School – the sports center – and their own special class project.

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The four hold-up suspects arrested for robbing a Total gasoline station in Cabatuan, Iloilo.

The four hold-up suspects arrested for robbing a Total gasoline station in Cabatuan, Iloilo.

Gas station robbed; 4 suspects arrested

The four men who robbed a Total gasoline station in Rizal Ilaoud in Cabatuan, Iloilo Monday evening were arrested less than an hour after their heist.

Joint operatives of New Lucena and Sta. Barbara police stations collared Jesil Teruel, 35, of Brgy. Balabago, Jaro, Iloilo City; Wilbert Conosta, 20, Brgy. Gen. Delgado, New Lucena, Iloilo;

Mabilog tells Valerio: Strengthen police force

Iloilo City Jed Patrick Mabilog has urged city police officer-in-charge Senior Supt. Marieto Valerio to strengthen the police force as the Christmas season nears.


Drug peddler nabbed

An notorious drug peddler was arrested following a buy bust operation in Lapuz, La Paz district, Iloilo City Monday evening.

Higher VAWC cases in rural areas : DSWD

The Department of Social Welfare and Development 6 is alarmed over the growing incidence of violence against women and children (VAWC) in rural areas.

Old ammo for machine gun found

Several pieces of ammunition for .50 caliber anti-aircraft machine gun were found Monday afternoon at a construction site in Mandurriao district, Iloilo City.

Theft, robbery lead index crimes in Iloilo

The summaries of index crimes of the Iloilo City Police Office and the Iloilo Police Provincial Office indicated that theft and robbery were the leading index crimes or crimes against person or property in city and province of Iloilo from November 29 to December 5.

‘Dagoy’ needs new costume

Dinagyang’s mascot, Dagoy, needs a new costume, five years after its maiden appearance in the festival.


Celino’s aunt elected Roxas Liga president

ROXAS CITY – Mayor Angel Alan Celino’s aunt, San Jose village chief Maria Celino Capapas, was elected president of the Liga ng mga Barangay here during the election held yesterday at Espacio Verde in Dayao.

Jamindan inaugurates P.5-M day care center

ROXAS CITY – The municipality of Jamindan recently inaugurated a day care center worth P500,000 in Brgy. San Vicente as part of its efforts to improve pre-school education program in the locality.

Slain rebel, wounded civilian known

ROXAS CITY – The rebel killed and the civilian wounded during the encounter between the 61st Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army and the New People’s Army rebels last Saturday in Pontevedra, Capiz were already identified by their families.


More than 1,000 women in WV underpaid–DOLE

A total of 1,085 or 34 percent of women workers from 204 establishments in Western Visayas inspected under the Project LEAP or Labor Enforcement and Assistance Program are receiving below the minimum wage, according to the Department of Labor and Employment 6.

Iloilo’s top taxpayers for 2009 recognized

The top performers in municipal treasury services in Iloilo for 2009 were recently recognized by provincial government in awarding rites held at the Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center.

PHL eyeing $1.39B in loans from ADB

MANILA – The Aquino administration plans to propose a higher loan assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to finance water and power projects for the next two years, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said.


Kidney for sale
Processed Foods and Cancer
They don’t listen to God anymore!
Maguindanao massacre: a hard look-back
Service to God Almighty
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

Gen. Querol, unfriendly to the media?

/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Waiting for the Chicken Nuggets

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

I Think I Got It!

/ Dolly M. Palisada

Images of the days to come

/ Ted Aldwin Ong


Plazuela Opens

Plazuela Opens

Plazuela Iloilo held its soft opening last Nov. 19, 2010 with a concert by four well-known bands. Sugarfree, Callalily, Sponge Cola and 6Cyclemind led the crowd of students and young professionals (saw some families as well!) to greater party heights at the mall’s parking lot.

----------------------------------------Nissan Iloilo Celebrates Excellence

Nissan Iloilo Celebrates Excellence

Nissan Iloilo (S&J) Motors was given the 2010 Global Nissan Sales and Service Award recently. The awarding and celebration was held at the Nissan Iloilo office along E. Lopez Street, Jaro.

---------------------------------------- Hotel del Rio turns 45

Hotel del Rio turns 45

Hotel del Rio will celebrate its 45th anniversary tomorrow, Dec. 8, 2010. There will be a sumptuous buffet dinner, ballroom dancing and entertainment at 7 PM. Established in 1965, Hotel Del Rio has become a leading hotel and landmark in Iloilo City.

----------------------------------------A night of guns, boots, fedora hats and cigars

A night of guns, boots, fedora hats and cigars

He’s fondly called “Tito” or “Papa” by people he has no blood relationship with. He can be one of the friendliest guys you’ll ever know but don’t dare mess with his temper. He finds joy in concocting new drinks and experimenting on new dishes that he can include in the menu of Langford Place.


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