December 9, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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6 names in list of probable next ICPO chief

Six police officials are reportedly being considered as the next director of the Iloilo City Police Office after Senior Supt. Dennis Basngi, who was relieved last Monday.

Marcos hails partnership for Iloilo City College

Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. yesterday hailed the strong public-private partnership in the city that is paving the way for the establishment of the Iloilo City Community College.

“This kind of partnership is the way to the future. The city’s example should be emulated by entire country as this showed unity and cooperation in order to realize a dream,”

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Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog (left) with Edgar “Injap” Sia II,

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog (left) with Edgar “Injap” Sia II, who was given a Mayor’s Citation, Senator Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. (second from right) and Vice Mayor Jose Espinosa III.

Querol: Police gaining headway vs TBS gang

The police is gaining headway in its campaign to neutralize the notorious True Brown Style (TBS) 13 youth gang, said Chief Supt. Cipriano Querol, police regional director.


Defensor seeks SP approval on P500-M loan for hospitals

Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. has sought the authority of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan for the province to avail of a P500-million grant-loan for the upgrading of hospitals from the Municipal Development Fund Office specifically from its Health Sector Reform Agenda Support Programme and the Program Lending Loan Package.

6 sentinel sites to monitor firecracker injuries in WV

The Department of Health-Center for Health Development 6 has increased to six the number of its sentinel sites that will monitor firecracker injuries and gunshots during the Christmas season.

MIWD must deliver water through pipelines: Mabilog

The Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) is mandated to deliver water through the pipelines and not through big water tankers, said Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog.

Army: Wounded woman a rebel

The Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division has debunked the claim of militant group Panay Alliance-Karapatan that the woman wounded during the armed encounter between government troopers and the New People’s Army last weekend was a civilian.

Tupas: SC ruling will have negative effect on corruption drive

Iloilo Fifth District Rep. Niel Tupas Jr. said the declaration of the Supreme Court that the Truth Commission is unconstitutional will have a “negative effect” on the Aquino administration’s campaign against corruption.

‘Pursue Truth Commission as legal body’

Lawyer Marvin Daquilanea, president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Iloilo Chapter, said President Benigno Simeon Aquino III should pursue the creation of the Truth Commission as a legal structure because it is his campaign promise.


Capiz LGUs, health units recognized by DOH 6

Several local government units and health institutions in Capiz were among those given citations and awards by the Department of Health 6 for their support and commitment to the government’s health programs and projects.

CEH administrator reelected PHAP executive VP

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Emmanuel Hospital administrator Jessie Contreras was reelected executive vice president of Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines during the election held in Manila recently.

Father seeks justice for son mauled in jail

ROXAS CITY – A father, whose son was mauled inside the Roxas City Police Station, is calling for justice and planning to file charges against those responsible for the incident.


Ilongga solon seeks reforms in coconut industry policies

AAMBIS-Owa Rep. Sharon Garin said the government must act swiftly and decisively on the state of the coconut industry instead of idly waiting for the controversial release of the P200 billion coconut levy funds.

Mabilog wants faster issuance of city business, fire permits

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said he wants a faster release of business and fire permits to stakeholders and businessmen by next year.


Making our love abiding
Kidney for sale
Processed Foods and Cancer
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


Aiding Entrepreneurs

Aiding Entrepreneurs

The University of Iloilo-PHINMA launched the Center for Enterprises Development (CED) recently at the Hotel del Rio. The event was attended by businessmen and women who are curious on the services that the said organization can provide Ilonggo businesses.

----------------------------------------Bloggers Meet

Bloggers Meet

Bloggers from different parts of the Visayas gathered at the SM Cinema 6 recently for the First Visayas Blogging Summit. The event was spearheaded by the Iloilo Bloggers, Inc. Veteran bloggers outside of Iloilo shared what they know about this new media. The program started with Aileen Apollo’s lecture on “You Have a Blog.

----------------------------------------‘Fake’ Christmas Bags, anyone?

‘Fake’ Christmas Bags, anyone?

“Wow, that’s an LV,” you rave over your officemate’s new bag, but suddenly noticed how close to the edge of the flap the Louis Vuitton logo is. Then you know in your heart, it’s not the original.

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


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