December 24, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Querol won’t seal cops’ guns but vows to punish violators

Chief Supt. Cipriano Querol Jr., police regional director, said yesterday he would rather not tape the muzzles of the firearms of policemen under the Police Regional Office 6 during the Christmas holidays as he trusts they are responsible enough to know when to use their firearms.

Holiday jail break alert up

All jail guards of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology 6 will skip the holidays to discourage possible escape of inmates during the Christmas festivities.

DTI steps up watch on pyrotechnic sales

The Department of Trade and Industry in Iloilo has intensified its monitoring of the selling of fireworks for the New Year celebration.

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A soldier of the 82nd Infantry Battalion based in Miagao, Iloilo

A soldier of the 82nd Infantry Battalion based in Miagao, Iloilo seals his firearm during the 75th anniversary of the Armed Forces Tuesday to symbolize his troop’s commitment to the holiday ceasefire.

Former youth offender gets ‘best Christmas present’

After spending a year at the Dalayunan-Home for the Boys, Roberto (not his real name) received what can be considered as his best Christmas present – a livelihood project that will ensure him and his family a better future.


PEDC coal plant connects to Cebu-Negros-Panay grid

The Panay Energy Development Corp. announced yesterday it has connected to the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines’ Cebu-Negros-Panay (CNP) grid, fully delivering 82-megawatts of electricity from the first unit of its coal-fired power plant in La Paz, Iloilo City.

BJMP orders strict check of personnel and visitors

The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology 6 has ordered the strict inspection of baggages and body frisking on all personnel and visitors entering the Iloilo City District Jail in Brgy. Ungka, Jaro.

Mayor: Arrest more litterbugs

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has directed the anti-littering enforcement team to arrest at least 15 litterbugs per day as part of the expansion of the enforcement scope of Ordinance No. 149.

‘Inspect slaughterhouse condition’

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has ordered the Local Economic Enterprise Office (LEEO) to check the current conditions of the city slaughterhouse.


Capiz, 2 other towns win in DILG regional search

ROXAS CITY – The province of Capiz and two of its towns were among the awardees in this year’s Regional Excellence in Local Governance (EXCELL) Awards of the Department of Interior and Local Government 6, Local Government Operations Services Chief Llanie Destacamento said.

‘NPA resort raid banditry’

The Philippine Army has called the attack of the New People’s Army on Marugo Mountain Resort in Tapaz, Capiz on December 16 “plain and simple banditry.”

Suspect denies killing teener

ROXAS CITY – The suspect in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old Charles Jimbo Barcenas has denied involvement in the Wednesday morning incident.

3 gov’t agencies join forces for water, sanitation program

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Health (DOH) and National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) agreed on Wednesday to jointly implement the government’s water and sanitation program in waterless municipalities nationwide.


‘2010 great year for business in Iloilo’

The Department of Trade and Industry-Iloilo said that 2010 was a business-friendly year for the province.

City hiring fairs found 11,000 jobs for Ilonggos

About 11,400 jobseekers in Iloilo were employed this year through various job fairs conducted by the City Public Employment Service Office.

Iloilo printer installs WV’s first 5-color press

Makinaugalingon Printer and Bookbinder, the leading and the most technically-advanced printing press in Iloilo, has recently acquired a five-color printing press – the first in Western Visayas.

PSE to acquire state-of-the-art surveillance system

MANILA – The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), acting on behalf of the successor company of its Market Regulation Division (MRD), is acquiring a new surveillance system which will enhance its capability to monitor stock trading activities and strengthen market integrity.


Christmas and plasticity
“Speak it still once again.”
Joseph, Mary and Lord Jesus
The Newborn King
‘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


UFI Donates Cooking Materials to Adopted School

UFI Donates Cooking Materials to Adopted School

Uygongco Foundation, Inc. turned over some cooking materials to the Buntatala National High School recently as part of the UFI’s Adopt a School Program. Apart from the Adopt a School Program, UFI also has a Scholarship Program

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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


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