December 22, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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5 cops in Iloilo relieved for protecting drug trade

Five policemen found protecting illegal drug operations in Iloilo City have been relieved from their posts, Chief Supt. Cipriano Querol Jr., police regional director, said yesterday.

Iloilo City, 4 towns win local governance awards

Iloilo City and four towns in Iloilo province were among the recipients of the 2010 Regional Search for Excellence in Local Governance (EXCELL) Award given by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) 6 during the awarding rites in Bacolod City Monday.

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GLITTERING. Colorful lights line the pathway in Barrio Obrero, La Paz District in Iloilo City.

‘Management making MIWD a milking cow’

Some personnel of the Metro Iloilo Water District are making the MIWD their milking cow, said lawyer Honorato “Hans” Sayno.

Bacolod, Iloilo top performers in cities competitiveness study

The cities of Bacolod and Iloilo performed well in the Philippine Cities Competitiveness Ranking Project (PCCRP) 2009, according to the results published in the last quarter of 2010 by the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Policy Center.


Mabilog to seek help from Aquino, solons for city college accreditation

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog will seek assistance from President Benigno Aquino III and two Ilonggo legislators in seeking accreditation for the city community college.

Kasadyahan 2011 to highlight environment, cultural themes

The 2011 Kasadyahan Festival of Iloilo’s famous Dinagyang celebration will focus on environmental and cultural themes.

Enforcement of Children’s Code in Boracay pushed by PSWDO

The Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office of Aklan is pushing for the enforcement of the Provincial Children’s Code in Boracay island-resort next year.


IPs in Jamindan attend NCCA orientation

Thirty-nine members of the Indigenous Peoples’ (IPs) tribe from Jamindan, Capiz completed the National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ (NCCA) orientation phase on School of Living Tradition (SLT).

Panay wins special award in EXCELL regional search

The municipality of Panay in Capiz won the special award in Excellence in Environmental Management in the Regional Search for Excellence in Local Governance (EXCELL) of the Department of the Interior and Local Government 6.

PIA 6 holds staff briefing

The Philippine Information Agency 6 conducted a briefing/workshop on the Balanced Scorecard for all its employees across Western Visayas, covering its information centers in Aklan, Antique, Capiz, and Iloilo, including Guimaras, and Negros Occidental.

‘Go green this Christmas’

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje urged the Filipino people on Monday to “go green this Christmas.”


Official: More perks needed to revitalize mineral industry

While the minerals industry has been revitalized with the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations, more perks are needed to make it more economically viable and dynamic in Western Visayas, Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Director Leo Van Juguan said.

Credit card rules tightened

MANILA – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has ruled against issuance of pre-approved credit cards and now directs credit card companies to inform clients before their accounts are endorsed to collection agencies.

More solons back ‘open skies’ policy

MANILA – Calls for the adoption of the proposed “open skies” policy continue to gather strength at the House of Representatives following the declaration of Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. that he fully supports the idea of allowing foreign carriers to land directly in the country, especially in selected tourist destinations, from their airports of origin.

BSP refutes design errors in new banknotes

MANILA – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will come out with 45 million pieces of new generation currencies before year-end amid some allegations against the design of the money.


Let Christmas cure our conceits
Joseph, Mary and Lord Jesus
The Newborn King
Renewed strength and resolve for justice
‘Tis the season for car theft too
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


UI-Phinma honors OFWs; lights Christmas tree

UI-Phinma honors OFWs; lights Christmas tree

A hero is someone who makes certain sacrifices, one who offers himself in order to achieve a greater purpose. Thus, it is apt to say that Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are modern day heroes because they weather loneliness, hard work

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


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