December 14, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Police warn Ilonggos against thieves in downtown area

The Iloilo City Police Office has reiterated its reminder to Ilonggos to be vigilant against petty street criminals this Christmas season.

‘Anti-jaywalking drive helps improve traffic situation’

Traffic condition in Iloilo City has significantly improved with the strict enforcement of the anti-jaywalking ordinance, according to the City Hall.

Dinagyang tickets available Dec. 20

Tickets for the Dinagyang Festival 2011 set January 22 and 23 will be available starting December 20, its organizers said.

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CASH GIFT. Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. observes barangay volunteer workers from Oton, Pavia, Leganes, Zarraga and Sta. Barbara claim their P2,000 cash gift at the Capitol yesterday.

Southern Iloilo towns get P.5M for coastal protection

Gov. Arthur Defensor yesterday turned over a check of P500,000 to the Southern Iloilo Coast Resource Management Council (SICRMC) Inc., an alliance of southern Iloilo towns for the protection of their marine resources.

The amount serves as the provincial government’s initial assistance to the council, underscoring Defensor’s commitment to protect and rehabilitate the coastal waters of southern Iloilo.


Boracay-based realtor defends self against accusations of expats, lawyer

Boracay-based realtor Dolora “Dolly” Khana has defended herself against the accusations of four expatriates and a Filipino lawyer who have charged her for estafa before the Aklan Provincial Prosecutor’s Office.

Pupils from 12 public schools to benefit from feeding project

Some 600 undernourished Grade 1 pupils from 12 public elementary schools in Iloilo City will benefit from a feeding project of the City Government in partnership with a nutrition, health and wellness company.


Brods-in-law kill each other in duel

ROXAS CITY – Two men who are brothers-in-law were killed after fighting each other using a bolo and a firearm in Brgy. Tacas, Pontevedra, Capiz over the weekend.

Soldiers deployed to aid flood victims in Capiz

The Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division has mobilized the Armed Forces of the Philippines disaster response teams to assist stranded commuters and residents in the flood-hit villages of Capiz province following heavy rains from Wednesday until Friday last week.

OFWs from WV more than 156,000: OWWA

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration national data show there are 1,422,586 Filipinos currently working abroad.

PNP, DOT to deploy tourist police

The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) have joined hands to ensure the safety and security of local and foreign tourists by launching TOPCOP or the Tourist-Oriented Police for Community Order and Protection.


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.


Let’s be born again this Christmas
‘Tis the season for car theft too
How old are you?
Christmas with poor and needy
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

White blazers and stethoscopes

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Vaccine for Cancer

/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Gen. Querol, unfriendly to the media?

/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

I Think I Got It!

/ Dolly M. Palisada

Images of the days to come

/ Ted Aldwin Ong



Celebrating a dream come true

Celebrating a dream come true

Everybody dreams of having that stylish and posh abode, but not everybody gets to fulfill this dream. While others content themselves of building castles in the air, siblings Primo and Edna Pelopero, both registered nurses in Texas, and their youngest sibling, Flora Pelopero, worked hard

----------------------------------------Garden of the Ascension’s Bora Night

Garden of the Ascension’s Bora Night

Garden of the Ascension Memorial Park (GAMP) makes it a point to introduce fun events every year. This year’s celebration of All Saint’s Day had a Boracay feel to it. The rain wasn’t a hindrance to the party.

----------------------------------------Ilonggos comprise core of PHL football team

Ilonggos comprise core of PHL football team

Seven booters comprising the core of the Philippine Football Team known as “Azkals” playing in the ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cup 2010 are Ilonggos from the soccer-crazy town of Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo.

---------------------------------------- The Master Chefs

The Master Chefs

For the second year, SM City Iloilo held the SM Master Chef competition. Here, teams comprised of Hotel and Restaurant Management students from different schools were asked to create three recipes containing a common ingredient. Last year, it was mango. This year, the common ingredient was crab meat.


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