December 16, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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But truce will not lure military into complacency–Porto

The 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army has assured residents of Western Visayas the military will remain alert despite the 19-day ceasefire declared by the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army which starts today.

Maasin mayor gets death threats

Security around Mayor Mariano Malones of Maasin, Iloilo has been stepped up after he received death threats.

Malones said one of the four letters sent to the municipal hall was addressed to him while the three others to Municipal Administrator Presencio Manejar, Executive Assistant Crisel Lope, and casual employee Christine Mae Cartagena.

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The Iloilo River will divide Iloilo City into two separate districts

TWO DISTRICTS. The Iloilo River will divide Iloilo City into two separate districts once the bill seeking the city’s redistricting is approved by Congress.

‘Double-dead’ meat monitoring up

The Iloilo City Government is conducting massive inspections of pork meat sold in public markets to preempt the entry of “double-dead” meat locally known as “botcha” during the Christmas holidays.

Mabilog names 2 MIWD directors; ousted officials return to boardroom

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has appointed the two directors who will sit in the Metro Iloilo Water District board starting January 1 despite the earlier pronouncement of the Local Water Utilities Administration that he is no longer an appointing authority.


Alim vows to go after anti-smoking violators

Iloilo City Councilor Joshua Alim has vowed to go after violators of the city’s anti-smoking campaign – whether he or she is a top government official, police or military, or an influential businessmen.

City Assessor’s Office bags excellence award

The Office of the Iloilo City Assessor bagged the Excellence Award of the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) for seven straight years recently.

‘Establish eco-park as alternative for landfill’

Local government units (LGUs) that could not comply with the sanitary landfill requirement as mandated under Republic Act 9003 or the Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 have an option to establish an ecological park instead.

84 HR violations reported in Western Visayas: data

Cases of human rights violations in Western Visayas are decreasing, according to records of the Commission on Human Rights 6 (CHR 6).

DepEd encourages pre-enrolment starting Jan.

The Department of Education (DepEd) in Iloilo province is encouraging incoming pre-school and elementary pupils to pre-enroll starting January.


State of calamity declared in Roxas

ROXAS CITY – The City Council here has approved a resolution declaring a state of calamity in the city after flash floods hit its 22 barangays last week.

NPA rebels ransack Capiz resort: Army

A group of 20 men believed to be members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army ransacked an inland resort in Brgy. San Julian, Tapaz, Capiz on Tuesday, a Philippine Army report said.

Roxas, FCU-NSTP sign partnership for river rehab

ROXAS CITY – The Cadimahan River Rehabilitation Project was launched on November 20, with the signing of memorandum of understanding for its joint implementation by the Roxas City Government Unit through the City Agriculture Office-Coastal Resource Management, Lawis Baybay Fisherfolk Association of Roxas City and the Filamer Christian University-National Service Training Program.


Investors in cassava industry sought

The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit 6 has urged the private sector to consider investing in the cassava production industry.

Short-term courses open for jobseekers

The Iloilo City Government, in partnership with the Technical Educational and Skills Development Authority and Asian Touch International Training Institute, is offering free barista and massage therapy courses.

DA 6 to use text messaging to deliver Agri-Pinoy service

Aside from the school-on-the-air program, another scheme identified to strengthen the Agri-Pinoy farm extension service delivery is through text messaging.

ERC extending submission of feed-in-tariff computations

MANILA – The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) extended for the third time the deadline for submission of feed-in tariff computations for renewable energy projects by the National Renewable Energy Board (NREB).


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


Rattle and Roll

Rattle and Roll

As the rain poured last December 10 in the city of Iloilo, Ilonggos still flocked to witness the Pyro Musical Showdown 2010 of Iloilo Supermart. When everything was all set, the crowd started to count 5,4,3,2,1!

---------------------------------------- Handuraw: A Noble Cause

Handuraw: A Noble Cause

WVSU-CMC Journalism students and IYO are beneficiaries Journalism students from the West Visayas State University College of Mass Communications (WVSU-CMC) and the Iloilo Youth Orchestra (IYO) are beneficiaries of Handuraw,

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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!

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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


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