Photo Journal

Mayor Beng Climaco exchanges pleasantries with Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines (JSOTFP) Commander Col. Eric Brown during the latter's courtesy call in City Hall Friday. -- Joey Bautista

Mayor Beng Climaco Monday fetes City Government workers who retired from from June-December 2014, as a show of gratitude and appreciation for their dedication and commitment to public service. -- Joey Bautista

Pope Francis waves to the big crowd of well-wishers that gathered at the Ninoy Aquino international airport for the send-off event for the pontiff who left for Rome Monday after a successful 4-day pilgrimage in the Philippines. --Michael Rey Baniquet/ Presidential communications office

City Jail Warden Chief Insp. Julius Arro sought Monday the assistance of the Police Bomb Squad to check all cells of possible explosives. This is a yearly undertaking to ensure the safety of inmates. -- Remus Ong

Detainees Musang Indama and Benzar Indama -- both relatives of Furuji Indama, the top leader of the Basilan faction of the Abu Sayyaf Group -- were the recipients of the smuggled .45 cal. pistols seized by jail guards at the Zamboanga City Jail. Remus Ong

Land Transportation Office 9 Director Aminola P. Abaton presided a Regional District Officers and Senior Transportation Regulation Officers at his office in Sta. Barbara yesterday morning. Among those in photo are Noel Noche, Juhan Macaumbos and Olloy Jalalludin. -- Allen Abastillas

Mayor Beng Climaco categorically declares before the Congressional Ad Hoc Committee on the BBL the city's firm stand on the Bangsamoro Basic Law issue. Also in the hearing were Representatives Celso Lobregat of District I and Lilia Nuño of District II, who are both members of the ad hoc committee.

Mayor Beng Climaco Thursday consults with officials of Barangay Zone 1 led by Chairperson Nash Sangkula on her administration's priority projects and programs for 2015. -- Joey Bautista

Lamitan City Mayor Rose Furigay delivers Wednesday her 2015 State of the City Report (SOCRE), enumerating the many accomplishments of her administration. -- Richard Falcatan

Mayor Beng Climaco Thursday morning makes a surprise visit at the City Reformatory Center. -- Joey Bautista

Woman in police custody as car bomb pro…

25 Jan 2015 Hits:54 Top stories

Death toll: 2; 57 wounded   Police on Saturday held a woman for questioning in connection with Friday’s bomb attack outside a nightclub in Guiwan that killed two and wounded 57 others. Officials were tighlipped on the arrest of the woman suspect but a police source who requested anonymity as he is not authorized to talk on the case, said the woman was arrested Friday night in Barangay Cabatangan, after investigators found out the car bomb used in the attack came from her residence. The source said investigators suspect the woman’s husband carried out the bomb attack that wrecked the Fantacy night club and... Read more

Inside Stories

What makes the Sped Center unique?

25 Jan 2015 Hits:22 Inside Stories

By ELOISA L. CAMINS The Special Education Center of Curuan Central School, Curuan District has been in operation for three (3) years now. Both for higher extremes and lower extremes. What makes  the Sped Center unique? It is spending time with special children. Being with them is... Read more


KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Pope Francis & the…

25 Jan 2015 Hits:13 Opinions

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO   LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God…” (1 John 3:9, the Holy Bible). * * * * PEOPLE MIRED IN SIN WHILE FRANCIS WAS... Read more

Social Whirl

ZICANAG Merry and Jolly Christmas 2014

15 Dec 2014 Hits:243 Social Whirl

ZICANAG Merry and Jolly Christmas 2014

It was one merry and jolly Christmas event last December 6 at the Crystal Ballroom of Grand Astoria Hotel. The officers and members of the Circulo ZICANAG (Zamboanga Ilonggo Circle from Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Negros Occidental, Antique, and Guimaras) had their 2014 Christmas Party and Fellowship.The night was filled of... Read more

PEP Talk

The history of Iloilo’s Dinagyang Festiv…

23 Jan 2015 Hits:47 Pep Talk

The history of Iloilo’s Dinagyang Festival

Here the history of the Queen of Philippine Festival – Iloilo Dinagyang ( is Iloilo City’s version of the Ati-Atihan festival widely celebrated not only in Panay Island but also in other parts of the country. It may not be as ancient as the one in Kalibo in Aklan Province,... Read more