December 21, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Mabilog wants MIWD to start bulk water bid soon

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has urged the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) to start the bidding for its bulk water supply project before the year ends.

The bulk water supply project is expected to provide some 30,000 cubic meters of water to consumers in more than 130,000 households in the city and in other towns.

Three policemen may be relieved over drug den

Three police officers of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) living near the demolished drug den in Brgy. Malipayon have been recommended for relief from their posts for failure to monitor the existence of the rampant drug trade in the area.

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DINAGYANG IS COMING. Dinagyang Festival 2011 tribes join the Pamukaw, an event ushering in the week-long festivities on the third week of January.

TBS 13 member nabbed for ‘rape’

A self-confessed member of True Brown Style (TBS) 13 was arrested by the police over the weekend at Brgy. Buray, Oton, Iloilo for allegedly raping his 15-year-old girlfriend.

Driver who killed two kids in ‘hit and run’ still missing

Investigators have yet to identity of the driver of a truck who hit seven children and their adult companion early morning Saturday along the highway of Brgy. Jalauod Sur in Zarraga, Iloilo.


Cop shoots young man to death; injures another

A policeman in San Enrique, Iloilo shot to death a young man, who tried to disarm him while he was responding to a fight involving the chief of Braulan village.

4Ps beneficiaries to get P52 million

The Department of Social Welfare and Development 6 is set to release P52,508,100 before the year ends to the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries in Negros Occidental and Aklan provinces.

Dinagyang organizers to give out close to P800,000 in cash prizes

More prizes are up for grabs in the various competitions of the 2011 Dinagyang Festival set from January 21 to 23.

10 e-jeepneys to transport guests to festival venues

The 2011 Dinagyang Festival, true to its mission of becoming a vehicle in the promotion of environmental awareness, will introduce 10 electric jeepneys donated by Ilonggo businessman Rommel Ynion to the Iloilo city government, on the day of the Ati tribes competition slated on January 23.

Steps to prevent rabies outlined

The death of an 18- year-old male from Maasin, Iloilo blamed on the rabies virus has renewed calls for a massive educational program, particularly in the rural areas to eradicate misplaced beliefs on the treatment of rabies.


PIA cites top performing advocates

ROXAS CITY – Top performers in the government’s information work were recognized by the Philippine Information Agency in Capiz in rites held yesterday.

DSWD to check accreditation of razed orphanage in Roxas

The Department of Social Welfare and Development 6 will check the documents of the Our Lady of Grace Academy in Roxas City which operates the orphanage that caught fire over the weekend to determine whether the facility is accredited by the agency, Regional Director Minda Brigoli said.

BSP: New bank notes to circulate next month

Bangko Sentral Deputy Director Job Nepomuceno said the new generation bank notes will be in circulation in Region 6 starting January next year.

AFP marks 75th anniversary today

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will observe its 75th anniversary today with President Benigno Simeon Aquino III as guest of honor and speaker.


Farmer’s Contact Center to open next month–DA

The Department of Agriculture 6 said its Farmer’s Contact Center (FCC) will open next month to address various queries of farmers, cooperative and guests regarding all agricultural matters.

BIR taps academe for tax campaign

The Bureau of Internal Revenue Region 11 in Iloilo City has underscored the role of students and the academe as potent partners in the tax campaign.

Megaworld to build 18,673 homes in 2011

MANILA – Property developer Megaworld Group, in its disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) on Monday, announced its intentions to roll out at least 18,673 residential units with an aggregate floor area of more than 830,000 square meters in 2011.

LTO surpasses P12.8-B revenue target

MANILA – The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has surpassed its P12.8 billion target collection this year with generated revenues amounting to P13.2 billion.

2 more aircrafts for Cebu Pacific

Airline company Cebu Pacific is adding two more aircrafts to its fleet this month as it gears for more competition with international low-cost carriers in the Philippines and in Southeast Asian region.


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


Aiming at a new target

Aiming at a new target

In December 2007, I featured Emil Jardeleza as the Man of the Month in my column for another newspaper then, Wonder V Mandays, following his victory in the 2nd Cong. Bongbong Marcos Cup Production Division category.


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.


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