December 17, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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4 nabbed in drug raid; shabu den in Malipayon demolished

Four taxi drivers were arrested yesterday after policemen raided a drug den or “shabu tiangge” in Brgy. Malipayon, City Proper district in Iloilo City.

Police identified the suspects as Anthony Ian Verde, 30, of Villa Carolina Subd., Arevalo, Iloilo City;

11 jail guards sacked

Eleven jail guards of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Ungka, Jaro, Iloilo City were relieved from their posts after inspectors discovered illegal drugs inside the jail early this week.

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Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog and Chief Supt. Cipriano Querol Jr. lead the demolition

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog and Chief Supt. Cipriano Querol Jr. lead the demolition of the drug den in Brgy. Malipayon, City Proper.

Gas station robbed; 2 suspects arrested

Another gasoline station in Iloilo province was robbed Wednesday afternoon, the second incident in a span of nine days.

PNoy’s elder sister soon to be city’s adopted daughter

President Benigno Simeon Aquino III’s elder sister Ma. Elena “Ballsy” Aquino-Cruz, will be declared an “adopted daughter” of Iloilo City during the Dinagyang festival, where she will be the guest of honor.


Binay bats for participatory initiatives vs climate change

Vice President Jejomar Binay has called on government officials to mainstream climate change adaptation measures at all levels of governance in a manner that is participatory, consultative and engaging.

City seeking to ban ‘ground’ firecrackers

The Iloilo City Government is proposing the banning of “ground” pyrotechnics starting next year to lessen firecracker-related incidents in the city.

Iloilo-Guimaras tourism plan seen to boost reg’l economy

The Metro Iloilo-Guimaras Economic Development Council (MIGEDC) is keen on implementing its tourism master plan to boost economic activities in Western Visayas.


Panay, Ivisan dominate local governance awards

ROXAS CITY – The municipalities of Panay and Ivisan in Capiz were named champions in their respective categories in the 2010 Excellence in Local Governance awards in Capiz.

BFP starts accreditation for firecracker retailers

ROXAS CITY – A seminar on fire safety for firecracker retailers will be conducted by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to avoid fire accidents in the trade of firecrackers and related merchandise during the holiday season.

Youth Parliament approves 22 resolutions

Youth delegates who attended the recent 8th National Youth Parliament have approved 22 resolutions geared towards the advancement and development of the sector, said NYP Regional Representative Daisy Dawn Macahilo.

Celino to media: Give us chance to air our side

ROXAS CITY – Roxas City Mayor Angel Alan Celino said he would welcome criticisms from the local media if his administration commits a wrongdoing, however, he appealed to the press to be fair and give him a chance to air his side.


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).


Distilling the real fuel for development
Renewed strength and resolve for justice
Oral sex and throat cancer
‘Tis the season for car theft too
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


The Dumajel-Yniego Nuptials

The Dumajel-Yniego Nuptials

On December 18, 2010, Wences Yniego and Chowbar Ace Dumajel will be married before God and man at the St. Clement’s Church. The officiating priests are Rt. Rev Ma. Juanito Y. Tuvilla and Rev Fr. Boy Celiz.

----------------------------------------A Recognition of Health Care Achievements

A Recognition of Health Care Achievements

A healthy population contributes to national progress and security. Thus, promoting the welfare of the citizenry should be given priority by the government. We have local government units and stakeholders that, despite limitations in resources,

---------------------------------------- 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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