December 27, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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City gov’t to turn 5 villages into ‘discipline zone’

The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) is conducting an assessment of the city’s five waterfront barangays that will be the site of the proposed “discipline zone.”

3 men stabbed on Christmas night

Three men were stabbed on the night of December 25 in Iloilo City, but the police said the Christmas celebration in the city over the weekend was generally peaceful.

9 nabbed in City Proper drug den

Nine persons, including four minors, were arrested following a raid in another suspected drug den in Iloilo City over the weekend.

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STARLIGHT, STARBRIGHT. Lanterns and lights brighten the trees and other structures in Molo Plaza on Christmas night.


Iloilo City cops to tape firearms’ muzzles–OIC

The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) has directed its personnel to seal the muzzles of their firearms with a masking tape in rites set today, said officer-in-charge Senior Supt. Marietto Valerio.

DepEd to start enrollment in Jan.

The Department of Education (DepEd) set an early schedule of enrollment for school year 2011-2012 next month or on January as part of its intensified efforts to achieve the 2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets.

Man shot by betrayed “shabu” buyer

The police has yet to identify the man who shot a resident of Brgy. Desamparados, Jaro, Iloilo City early Friday morning.

Mabilog eyeing BOT scheme in property, markets projects

The build-operate-transfer (BOT) scheme will play a very significant role in the implementation of various projects in Iloilo City.

DOH steps up ‘Kontra Paputok’ drive

The ‘Kampanya Kontra Paputok’ of the Department of Health (DOH) has laid out a number of acitvities for a low-rate firecracker-related injuries during the holiday season.


No suspects yet in P3-M robbery

ROXAS CITY – The police is facing a black wall on the identities of the two motorcycle riding suspects who carted away some P3 million from a resident in Poblacion, President Roxas, Capiz recently.

Roxas City designates firecracker trade zone

ROXAS CITY – All firecracker retailers have been confined to a single area in the city to avoid fire accidents in the trade of firecrackers during the holiday season.

DILG to adopt EXCELL search nationwide

ROXAS CITY – The Excellence in Local Governance (EXCELL) Awards will be implemented in all the local government units in the country next year, said Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo.

PIA to launch citizen journalism as feedback tool

The Philippine Information Agency will soon launch citizen journalism to act as a feedback mechanism of the government from the grassroots level to the palace.


70 hectares more coffee farms eyed in Western Visayas–DA

The Department of Agriculture 6 is seeking to expanding the coffee industry in Western Visayas next year.

ILECO II sources power from EDC’s Green Core

The Iloilo Electric Cooperative II recently signed a 10-year power supply agreement with Green Core Geothermal Inc., a subsidiary of geothermal leader Energy Development Corp.

DTI seeks faster permits processing in all LGUs

The Department of Trade and Industry in Iloilo is seeking faster business registration process in all local government units (LGUs) in the province starting next year.

PPA posts P6.112-B in gross revenues

MANILA – The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) announced that its gross revenues for the first nine months of 2010 has hit P6.112 billion or 18.86 percent higher than the P5.142 billion netted in the same period in 2009.

Smart recognized anew in Asian CSR Awards

Smart Communications Inc. won an Excellence Award at the 9th Asian Corporate Social Responsibility Awards in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for its holistic employee wellness program “Live Smart: Healthy U, Wealthy U, Happy U.”


New Year’s resolution God’s way
Christmas made in China and other holiday trash
Christmas and plasticity
“Speak it still once again.”
The Newborn King
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

My Hero

/ Dr. Cesar Yap, Jr.

Sleeping with the enemy

/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Electricity cost

/ Ted Aldwin Ong

White blazers and stethoscopes

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

I Think I Got It!

/ Dolly M. Palisada


Christmas Lights Up at Savannah

Christmas Lights Up at Savannah

Redefining the true meaning of the Christmas season, Camella Iloilo headed the Visayas-wide Christmas lighting of its other themed communities last Dec. 10, 2010. On its second year, Camella Iloilo is the pilot community in the Visayas to officially open the Christmas lighting.

---------------------------------------- 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

---------------------------------------- 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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