December 10, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Redistricting bill needs to hurdle Senate debate

Senate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said the proposed redistricting of Iloilo City will proceed smoothly in the Senate as long as the requirements are met and there are no objections from local leaders.

Capitol employees to get P25,000 extra bonus

Employees of the Iloilo provincial government will receive a Productivity Enhancement Incentive of P25,000 each once the Sangguniang Panlalawigan approves the supplemental budget requested by Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. for the purpose.

ICPO to abolish 12 out of 21 police detachments

The Iloilo City Police Office will deactivate 12 out of its 21 Community Police Assistance Centers (COMPACs) for lack of personnel.

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TREE OF HOPE. Personnel of Police Regional Office 6 hang stars on the ABS-CBN Iloilo Christmas Tree of Hope at Camp Martin Delgado, which represent their donations to less-privileged Ilonggo families.

DSWD monitors prostitution dens in Pototan

Night clubs and KTV bars in Pototan, Iloilo are being closely monitored by the Department of Social Welfare and Development 6 after the agency received reports that these establishments serve as “fronts” of prostitution dens.


ABC officers urged to plan yearly activities

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has urged the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) to plan their yearly activities ahead, now that they have elected their officers led by their president Roberto Divinagracia.

DepEd discourages schools from holding costly parties

The Department of Education in Iloilo City has reminded schools against holding extravagant Christmas parties.

Paraw Regatta organizers hope to raise P2 million

The Iloilo Paraw Regatta Foundation Inc. is hoping to raise some P2 million for the 2011 sailing festival.


OCD to hold orientation on disaster risk reduction

ROXAS CITY – The local chief executives of Capiz, together with the deputized coordinators of the Office of Civil Defense in different municipalities, city and province will gather for a meeting today the Hall of Governors of the Provincial Capitol.

Teenage girl raped, robbed

ROXAS CITY – A 16-year-old daughter of a sari-sari store owner was raped and robbed by two suspects Tuesday night in their house in Brgy. Mahunud-hunud, Cuartero, Capiz.

December is National Press Congress Month

MANILA – December is “National Press Congress Month and the Month of the Community Press in the Service of the Nation.” It has been declared as such under Presidential Proclamation No. 1187.

Simbang Gabi: An enduring reminder of the coming of Christ

MANILA – In the next few days, churches all over the Philippines will be opening their doors at the crack of dawn to welcome thousands of Catholic devotees attending the so-called Simbang Gabi or dawn masses.


5 groups receive P1.439-M livelihood aid from DOLE

The Department of Labor and Employment 6 released P1,439,936 in livelihood assistance to five groups in Iloilo and Guimaras during the ceremony held as part of the 77th year celebration of DOLE 6 Wednesday.

POEA 6 warns Ilonggos vs fictitious jobs abroad

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration 6 has reiterated the warning issued earlier to medical students, graduates and practitioners against illegal recruiters offering fictitious hospital jobs abroad.

PAL welcomes Palace move on strike vote

The Philippine Airlines (PAL) welcomed on Wednesday Malacanang’s appeal to the PAL Employees Association (PALEA) to exercise restraint in their planned strike for the sake of the flying public.

SkyCable sees 10% growth in subscribers next year

MANILA – The cable unit of ABS-CBN Corp. expects the number of its subscribers to grow by double-digit next year mainly because of its affordable subscription charges and new offerings.


How old are you?
Sipalay, a city like no other
Christmas with poor and needy
Making our love abiding
Processed Foods and Cancer
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


Santa and Friends Parade at The Fun Mall

Santa and Friends Parade at The Fun Mall

Christmas is in the air–the season of rejoicing, giving and merry making. Robinsons Place Iloilo welcomed the season with a jolly afternoon last December 1, 2010 with Santa Claus and Friends Parade.

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

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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.


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