Earth Hour plunges West Visayas into gloom
by Rolly Espina - March 31, 2009 - 12:00am
I had not expected Sunday night’s 2nd Earth Hour to have gained so much support from Negrenses and Western Visayans.
Cogon now an erosion stopper and lifesaver
by Rolly Espina - March 28, 2009 - 12:00am
Time was when the ordinary cogon grass was famed as roofing material for Filipino houses.
Pavia recovery elicits 'wow' from US envoy
by Rolly Espina - March 26, 2009 - 12:00am
“Super” was how US Ambassador Kristie Kenney put it when she visited last week the town of Pavia in Iloilo.
Zubiri comes out with simplistic solution to power rate hike
by Rolly Espina - March 24, 2009 - 12:00am
A lot of proposals had been raised to prevent the implementation by the Energy Regulatory Commission-authorized National Power Corp. to raise power rate by P1.14 per kilowatt-hour.
Negros mediamen hit Right of Reply bill
by Rolly Espina - March 21, 2009 - 12:00am
The members of Negros media establishments stood solid in front of the Fountain of Justice Thursday afternoon to air their sentiments against the Right of Reply bill (RORB) authored by Sen. Aquilino Pimentel in the...
Legacy depositors jarred by PDIC message
by Rolly Espina - March 19, 2009 - 12:00am
The thousands of Negrense depositors in the Nation Bank in Bacolod City were jarred Tuesday with the appeal by the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. for them to remain calm because the firm has yet to recover missing...
Western Visayans in uproar over Napocor rate hike, etc.
by Rolly Espina - March 17, 2009 - 12:00am
Never have Western Visayans risen such a clamor on two points over the reported power shortage. One in Negros Occidental and Oriental.
Former governor Marañon hovers over Negros politics
by Rolly Espina - March 14, 2009 - 12:00am
There’s no doubt that despite the fact that he died a year ago, the shadow of former Negros Occidental governor Joseph Marañon continues to hover over the political future of the province.
Uproar over Napocor power rate increase
by Rolly Espina - March 12, 2009 - 12:00am
Sometimes, the government itself implements moves that undercut its program to control the economic crisis. And that seems to be exactly what the National Power Corp. (Napocor) has done when it raised the per kilowatt-hour...
Negros bishop speaks out his mind about the military
by Rolly Espina - March 7, 2009 - 12:00am
When one listens to all the din created by some non-government organizations, the military is guilty of oppression and persecution as well as harassment of countryside residents.
Boracay gets added boost from GMA visit
by Rolly Espina - March 5, 2009 - 12:00am
President Arroyo on Tuesday boosted Boracay’s lure as the country’s primary tourism destination when she visited the paradise island after a brief visit to Iloilo City.
Arte Kalye - Bacolod's art hub
by Rolly Espina - March 3, 2009 - 12:00am
Yesterday, Bacolod Sangguniang Panlunsod Councilor Wilson Gamboa said “Arte Kalye” has become known as the Art Hub of Bacolod City.
Business product outsourcing sector sends warning to Bacolod
by Rolly Espina - February 28, 2009 - 12:00am
Officials of Bacolod City dismissed it as of no importance. But the problem is, if unheeded, the business product outsourcing sector intends to expand its business in Iloilo rather than in Bacolod.
Negros Sangguniang Panlalawigan hails House move on tuition fees
by Rolly Espina - February 24, 2009 - 12:00am
Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan could not have heard a better news than the announcement by Speaker Prospero Nograles that the lower chamber is poised to support the bill seeking a three-year freeze on tuition...
Agitprop sizzles, then ends in a whimper
by Rolly Espina - February 21, 2009 - 12:00am
When we first learned of the protest march by Sicogon islanders, we thought it was a march by thousands.
Guns-for-hire in Negros?
by Rolly Espina - February 19, 2009 - 12:00am
Hired guns? It does seem that some gunmen have been making themselves available to patrons in Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental.
Trouble in Paradise Island
by Rolly Espina - February 17, 2009 - 12:00am
For years now, interisland vessels passing by Sicogon Island off Panay could feast their eyes on what used to be a desirable tourist destination.
Bacolod suspends revenue ordinance
by Rolly Espina - February 14, 2009 - 12:00am
The Bacolod Sangguniang Panglunsod deferred the implementation of controversial Ordinance 454 of 2008, or the Revised Local Revenue Code, during its regular session on Wednesday.
Unsolved murders in Iloilo
by Rolly Espina - February 10, 2009 - 12:00am
Close on the wheels of the mysterious murder of a ranking health department official last week inside his hotel room at Eon Centennial Hotel, the Iloilo police is facing another questionable death of Julie Fe Balbanida,...
The unkindest word vs DOJ's Gonzalez
by Rolly Espina - February 7, 2009 - 12:00am
It was the harshest indictment of Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez. The reason: Murcia, Negros Occidental Mayor Esteban Coscolluela is not even involved in the political intramurals in Iloilo, yet he delivered the...
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