December 28, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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CCTV camera nails 2 robbery suspects; 3 still at large

The video recording of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras proved to be helpful in solving the robbery at Makinaugalingon Printing Press in Molo, Iloilo City recently.

Man, baby killed in motorcycle crash

A man and his 10-month-old baby girl were killed in a motorcycle accident at around 9:30 p.m. on Christmas night in Pototan town, Iloilo.

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The two robbers entering Mr. Mejicas’s office as captured on CCTV camera.

The two robbers entering Mr. Mejicas’s office as captured on CCTV camera.

Policemen still top HR violators

Members of the Philippine National Police are still the top human rights violators in Western Visayas, based on records of the Commission on Human Rights 6.


Seven tribes to compete in Maasin’s Tultugan fest

Seven school-based tribes will compete in the 2010 Tultugan Festival cultural showcase of Maasin, Iloilo tomorrow, December 29.

Region 6 tourist arrivals steadily increasing–DOT

Tourism Regional Director Edwin Trompeta said tourists continue to arrive in Western Visayas and their number have been steadily going up despite the events in the past year that gave negative image to the Philippines.

2 carnapping cases reported

Two carnapping incidents were reported to the Iloilo Police Provincial Office in the middle of December.

Officials seek inclusion of Boracay in peso bills

The Municipal Council of Malay, Aklan will come up with a resolution requesting the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to include the picture of Boracay Island in the new bank notes it is producing.

Former village chief tagged in strafing of brod’s house

A former village chief was accused of strafing his own brother’s house on Christmas day at Brgy. West Habog-Habog, Molo, Iloilo City.


2 cops, 5 civilians hurt in police patrol mishap

ROXAS CITY – Two members of Panay Police Station and five civilians on board a police patrol were injured after their vehicle turned turtle Sunday afternoon in Brgy. Agabalo, Panay.

Man dies, partner critical in Roxas road accident

ROXAS CITY – A man on board a motorcycle died on the spot while his pregnant partner is in critical condition after they collided with a passenger jeep Sunday afternoon in Brgy. Lawa-an here.

Project to deliver health care to remote areas

The Congressional Commission on Science Technology and Engineering (COMSTE) has identified Telehealth, which would help deliver basic medical services to remote areas, as a top national priority for 2011.

Palace upbeat on 4Ps delivery

Malacañang has expressed elation over the success of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the government which aims to provide financial assistance to the underprivileged Filipinos, especially in the far-flung areas of the country, through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).


Aklan farmers, fisherfolk get P600,000 in livelihood

Farmers and fisherfolks from Aklan received more than P600,000 in livelihood projects from the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the National Agricultural and Fisheries Council (NAFC).

WV agriculture sector stable amid obstacles

The Department of Agriculture 6 said the agriculture sector in Western Visayas has been very resilient in 2010 despite various setbacks.

Cargo volumes hit 125.69 MMTs

MANILA – The country’s cargo volume from January to September this year has hit the 125.699 million metric tons (mmt), up by 12.45 percent from last year’s 11.696 mmt.

PSE wants to make PHL leader in good corporate governance

MANILA – With the old year about to close out in a few days’ time, the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) said it will not falter in its vision of turning the country into a model of good corporate governance in the Southeast Asian region.

December ’10 inflation seen between 2.5%-3.4%

MANILA– The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) sees rate of price increases in December 2010 to fall within the range of 2.5 to 3.4 percent with the lower utility rates seen to offset seasonal increases in the prices of domestic petroleum products and vegetables.


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

Dear Santa

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

My Hero

/ Dr. Cesar Yap, Jr.

Sleeping with the enemy

/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Electricity cost

/ Ted Aldwin Ong

I Think I Got It!

/ Dolly M. Palisada


Amigo Plaza Mall grants Christmas wishes

Amigo Plaza Mall grants Christmas wishes

THE Amigo Plaza Mall, a member of La Filipina Uygongco Corporation group of companies, launched the project “Paskwa sang Amigo, Hamdum mo, Tumanon Ko” together with ABS-CBN Iloilo and Aksyon Radyo Iloilo.

----------------------------------------Diether Ocampo and ‘Dalaw’

Diether Ocampo and ‘Dalaw’

I was privileged to have interviewed Diether Ocampo before his, as expected, jam packed mall show where he promoted his current movie, Dalaw, which is currently one of the top grossers in the ongoing Metro Manila Film Festival.

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


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