December 15, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Selling of pyrotechnics in 6 areas only from Dec. 26-31

Pyrotechnic vendors are allowed to sell their products only from December 26 to 31 in designated areas identified by the city government, said Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said yesterday.

110 sachets of shabu seized inside BJMP jail in Ungka

Operatives of Bureau of Jail Management and Penology seized 110 sachets of suspected shabu and various objects deemed dangerous inside the Iloilo City District Jail Male Dormitory in Ungka, Jaro district during the conduct of Operations Greyhound on Monday.

Mabilog to lead enforcement of curfew

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said he will lead the enforcement of curfew for minors next week in one of the city’s most popular leisure havens.


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HONEST MAN. Village councilman Temoteo Aungon (center) of Brgy. Rizal, La Paz district returns the P15,000 cash he found on the street, to its owner Evarist Baranda, courier of BTI Express Inc., in the presence of Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog yesterday.

Capiz guv named RDC 6 chairman

Capiz Gov. Victor Tanco Sr. has been appointed chairman of the Regional Development Council 6, along with co-chair Marissa Segovia, former chairperson of the Iloilo Business Club, by President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, the National Economic Development Authority 6 announced yesterday.


State of calamity recommended for 22 flooded villages in Roxas

Roxas City Social Welfare and Development Officer Lorelie Suelo has recommended the declaration of state of calamity in 22 flooded villages in their city.

Iloilo still on dengue alert

The province of Iloilo is still on alert level with the continuous reports of dengue hemorrhagic fever cases as monitored by the Provincial Health Office.

Abused migrants must report maltreatment at once–CBCP

Migrant Filipino workers are encouraged to report incidence of maltreatment and abuse immediately.

IPHO: Dog bite victims should seek medical help immediately

The Iloilo Provincial Health Office is advising dog bite victims to immediately seek medical help from the nearest animal bite center or hospital so that proper medical treatment could be given them.


3 die, 38,000 affected by flooding in Capiz

ROXAS CITY – Three persons died while 38,178 persons from 7,541 families, were affected by the massive flooding that hit Capiz last week.

Ivisan wins Capiz GPK search

ROXAS CITY – Ivisan town outshined other municipalities in Capiz in this year’s Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran provincial competition.

‘The Filipino child can dream again’

President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday said it is time for the Filipino child to dream again as he vowed to work hard in giving them a bright future.

Congress removes DOH budget for contraceptives

The Congress bicameral conference committee has agreed to remove the Department of Health’s budget contraceptives but retain the remaining P680 million for maternal care, responsible parenting and grants for local government units for information campaign.


WESM Visayas to start operations December 26‏

MANILA – The government will start the commercial operations of the wholesale electricity spot market in the Visayas on December 26, integrating the system to the WESM Luzon grid, an official said.

Farmers in WV urged to use certified seeds

The Department of Agriculture 6 is campaigning for the use of certified palay seed among farmers in Western Visayas to increase rice production next year.

PLDT offers new tech for fixed line services

MANILA – Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT), the country’s largest telecom firm, on Monday said it will offer a new technology that would revive its landline business.

Better credit access for farmers pushed

MANILA – Senator Edgardo Angara said on Monday that is looking forward to improved access to credit for farmers following the announcement of the Rural Banker’s Association of the Philippines (RBAP) that rural banking is getting stronger as an industry.


Responsive governance
Oral sex and throat cancer
‘Tis the season for car theft too
How old are you?
Christmas with poor and needy
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


Hartman’s Costume Party

Hartman’s Costume Party

Hartman Dialysis Center held a fun-filled costume party recently. Atty. Jun Borres, led the pack of party-goers by wearing a Scary Movie costume. Well, most of them came in their scary costumes!

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


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