December 20, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Guv leads gift-giving for inmates

It was an early Christmas celebration for the more than 750 inmates of the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) in Brgy. Nanga, Pototan who received presents from Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. yesterday.

2 drug havens in Iloilo City 90% cleared–Querol

The two drug havens in Iloilo City, Brgy. Malipayon and its neighboring village of Tanza Esperanza in City Proper, are already 90 percent cleared from drugs following the discovery and destruction of a drug den in Malipayon last week.

Dumangas farmers boost yield through scientific forecasting

The scientific way of forecasting weather situation in coping with climate change has maximized the production of farmers in the municipality of Dumangas.


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Guests release the flying peace lantern during the lighting of the 40-feet Christmas Tree
Capitol PIO

LET THERE BE PEACE. Guests release the flying peace lantern during the lighting of the 40-feet Christmas Tree at the Plazuela along Diversion Road in Iloilo City Friday Night.

‘IHWA-Capitol agreement for best interest of workers’

Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. said the compromise agreement between the representatives of the previous Board of Directors of the Iloilo Health Workers Association (IHWA) Inc. and Iloilo Provincial Government for the payment of the former’s hazard pay and other benefits is for the best interest of the health workers.


ICPO readies security plan for week-long Dinagyang

The Iloilo City Police Office is finalizing its security preparations for the Dinagyang festival set on the third week of January.

Public markets eyed as economic enterprises

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog is planning to make all eight city public markets profitable economic enterprises open to commercial shops and offices.

Three Iloilo towns pilot sites for climate change initiatives

Three towns in Iloilo, including Janiuay, Pototan and Dumangas, are among the eight municipalities chosen as pilot sites for developing models of climate change-resilient communities in agricultural and forested areas.

LGUs enjoined to mark Rizal Day

The Department of Interior and Local government has urged all local government units nationwide to hold commemorative activities in line with the observance of the 114th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal on December 30.


Fire hits orphanage; 25 children rescued

ROXAS CITY – The Our Lady of Grace Academy’s Orphanage building in Brgy. Lonoy here was hit by fire dawn Saturday but no one was hurt as the children, including three infants, were rescued by concerned residents in the neighborhood.

Firmalino retains Liga post

ROXAS CITY – Clemente “Budong” Firmalino was reelected president of Provincial Liga ng mga Barangay Federation in Capiz in a closely-contested election held Friday at Lolit Eco-Park in Dao, Capiz.

38 farmers get CLOAs

ROXAS CITY – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Capiz Provincial Office distributed the Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) to 38 farmer beneficiaries from Roxas City and Ivisan town recently.

CPPO supports ‘Iwas Paputok’ drive

ROXAS CITY – The Capiz Provincial Police Office has directed the various police station in the province to help implement the Department of Health’s (DOH) “Iwas Paputok” campaign during the Christmas and New Year holidays.


City, private sector forge investment promo initiative

The Iloilo City government and the private sector have forged a public-private partnership in bringing to a higher level the trade and investment promotions of the city.

PHL investments hit high in 2010

Executive Director Efren Leano of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said that investments in the country for the first 10 months of 2010 hit the P330.6-billion mark, or 46 percent higher than the P226.8-billion netted in the same period in 2009.

Jobs fair set today

The Iloilo City Government is sponsoring a jobs fair today dubbed “Obra Pamaskua ni Mayor Jed sa Masa,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Amigo Plaza Mall.

DTI ensures enforcement of consumers’ protection

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in complying with President Benigno Simeon Aquino III’s pledge to “make our nation very desirable to business” is working hard to sustain economic prosperity.


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

Sleep of Death

/ Dr. Cesar Yap, Jr.

White blazers and stethoscopes

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

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


Early Christmas at Jollibee

Christmas came early for the kids of Bantay Bata when Jollibee General Luna Branch held a Christmas Tree Lighting Party last December 3. It was the first time for Jollibee to have a giant Christmas tree in Iloilo City.



Runway Name: Dimples Custodio, Complete Name: Ann Rency Custodio, Age: 20 Years Old, School: University of the Philippines in the Visayas, Course: Communication and Media Studies Year IV.

---------------------------------------- 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,


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