December 23, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Mabilog sees better economy, lower crime next year

Iloilo City Jed Patrick Mabilog said Ilonggos can look forward to a more exciting year ahead as bigger opportunities are expected for the city.

Mabilog said an improved economy is seen in 2011 with the continuing influx of business process outsourcing companies in the city.

‘Supply of Noche Buena products sufficient’

The supply of Noche Buena products being sold in Iloilo grocery stores and markets are sufficient for the holidays, according to the Department of Trade and Industry.

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CHRISTMAS AT THE CAPITOL. Attractive holiday decorations liven up the halls of the Iloilo Provincial Capitol whose employees held their Christmas party yesterday.

8 arrested in another drug den raid

The crackdown continues.

Eight persons, including a 65-year-old woman, were arrested during a raid of a drug den in Brgy. Bakhaw, Mandurriao, Iloilo City at around 1 a.m. yesterday.


Military warns of NPA recruitment of youngsters

The Philippine Army has asked parents and guardians to be wary of the recruitment operations of the New People’s Army, particularly in the countryside, as their children may be convinced to join the rebel movement.

Iloilo rice yield up 3.8MT per hectare

Rice yield of Iloilo province has increased to 3.8 metric tons per hectare this year, said Provincial Agriculturist Ildefonso Toledo.

BFP firefighters on alert for holidays

The Bureau of Fire Protection in Iloilo City is on alert for possible fire incidents during the holidays.

Model Ati Dinagyang warriors to receive special prize: IDFI

The Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) will fete the best ati warriors in the upcoming Dinagyang festival on the third week of January.

‘Dressing up Dagoy’ to start December 26

Dinagyang Festival’s official mascot and doll, Dagoy, will undergo a makeover during the “Dressing Up Dagoy and Costuming the Mascot” contest with elimination rounds to kick off December 26, 10 a.m., at Robinsons Place Iloilo fountain area.


Teener gunned down in Roxas

ROXAS CITY – A 14-year-old boy was gunned down at around 5:20 a.m. yesterday along Hughes St. here on his way home from dawn mass.

DOLE warns nurses on fake jobs in Guam

Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz warned aspiring nurses who wants to work in Guam against alleged job offers of two hospitals in the island through cyberspace.

Health tips for diabetic travelers this Christmas season

With only a few days to go before Christmas, many people are now busy preparing for their holiday vacation.

Penalty eyed for trash collectors who fail to segregate garbage

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is eyeing the imposition of penalties on garbage collectors for not sorting wastes as required by law and as a strategy to encourage the public to segregate their wastes.


Minimal adjustments in prices of bread products noted: DTI

Adjustments in prices of bread products like loaf bread and pandesal are due to increased prices of sugar and LPG prices, the Department of Trade and Industry said.

DA: Check meat quality before buying

The Department of Agriculture 6 is reminding the public to check the quality of meat they are buying for the holidays.

Shorter time for permits processing in 2011: mayor

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said the City Government will fast track the processing of business permits in 2011.

Creation of OFW bank pushed

Vice President Jejomar Binay, concurrent Presidential Adviser on OFWs Concerns, in a recent letter to President Benigno S. Aquino III, has recommended the creation of a bank especially for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

PAL adding flights for holidays

To accommodate the surge of holiday travelers, Philippine Airlines (PAL) is adding flights, deploying all available aircraft and posting full staff complement at airports.


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

Sleeping with the enemy

/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Electricity cost

/ Ted Aldwin Ong

Sleep of Death

/ Dr. Cesar Yap, Jr.

White blazers and stethoscopes

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

I Think I Got It!

/ Dolly M. Palisada


Jaresh’s Birthday Treat

Jaresh’s Birthday Treat

Garden of the Ascension Memorial Park’s manager, Jaresh Ng celebrated his birthday with the residents of Barangay San Isidro, La Paz headed by their Punong Barangay Felicitas Hortillas. Entitled JAH – 2/7 (which has two meanings – Jaresh’s nickname and Just a Help),

----------------------------------------SM City Iloilo brings Christmas to Seniors

SM City Iloilo brings Christmas to Seniors

SM City Iloilo treated the officers and members of the Office of Senior Citizens Affairs(OSCA) and the Federation of Senior Citizens Association of the Philippines(FSCAP) to a Christmas celebration recently in the mall.

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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.


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