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'Budol' member falls in Capiz

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon and Felipe V. Celino

A Suspected member of the Budol-Budol gang was arrested in a police operation in Ivisan town in Capiz.

The arrest came a day after police in Iloilo City warned the public against suspected swindlers who were on a rampage lately.

Kirk Vincent Peñarosa, 38, who hails from Davao City, was collared after his companions fled.

According to Superintendent Julio Gustilo, Roxas City police chief, Peñarosa served as the driver of the alleged swindling group.

Peñarosa is believed to be one of the four suspects who leeched on Visitacion Boysen, 64, of Brgy. Lawa-an, Roxas City Monday afternoon.

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Megaworld to build tallest tower in region

By: Louine Hope Conserva

MEGAWORLD, one of the country’s giant real estate developer, is building the tallest residential tower in Western Visayas.

Standing at 80 meters high, The Palladium is a 22-storey residential condominium dubbed the “building of firsts” and the fifth tower to be built at Megaworld’s Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao, Iloilo City.

The Palladium is the first building to have four multi-level skygardens overlooking the serene beauty of Iloilo City, infinity pool and exclusive loft units ranging from 76 square meters to 115 square meters.

“The skygardens will provide our residents their own private sanctuary and relaxation with nature. We want our residents to have that ‘home feel’, the reason why we provided the loft units,” said Jennifer Palmares-Fong, head of marketing of Iloilo Business Park.

The building will also house 482 units ranging from studio (29.50 square meters), executive studio (39.50 square meters)

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DENR-6 halts retrieval of ‘illegal logs’

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) suspended the retrieval of illegally cut logs in a virgin forest in Sitio Wilderness, Brgy. Damutan in Hinobaan, Negros Occidental.

Provincial Environment and Natural Resources officer (PENRO) Andres Untal said DENR-6 regional director issued the order which took effect Monday.

The suspension is in reaction to the controversy that arose after Mayor Ernesto Estrao of Hinobaan and a private contractor agreed to retrieve the illegal logs from the forest.

The retrieval of the logs estimated at 400,000 to 500,000 board feet will cost some P16 million.

The retrieval is seen to pose danger to the forest aside from legal questions on the agreement.

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October 24, 2012 12:18 AM

ENJOY A WACKY and wicked Halloween at SM City Iloilo on October 31, 2012.

The event is open to all girls and boys, 3-12 years old.

Interested participants may register and purchase a ticket worth P250 from October 15-31, 2012 at Jollibee, SM City Iloilo, SM Delgado and SM Jaro branches.

A ticket is inclusive of two (2) SM bottled water, Jollibee Meal good for two (2) persons, one (1) Ride-All-You-Can tag of SM Storyland, Mascot Show, Games and Prizes

Contestants may join in any of the following categories: Cutest Costume, Spookiest Costume and Wackiest Costume. Prizes at stake for each category are: 1st Prize-5,000 worth of SM Gift Certificates, 2nd prize-2,500 worth of SM Gift Certificates, 3rd prize-1,500 worth of SM Gift Certificates.

Costumes will be judged according to Visual Impact-30% ,Creativity-30%, Adherence to theme-30% and Stage presence-20% for a total 0f 100%.

All SM Supermalls employees, its affiliates, anchors, organizers and advertising agencies up to              the second level of infinity and consanguinity are not qualified to join this competition.

The Halloween Costume Contest is brought to you by: Cadbury, Jem Junior, Bibo, Jollibee, SM Foodcourt, SM Storyland and Picture City.

Meanwhile, other exciting events are in store for shoppers to enjoy.

On October 27, Anigumi Joukai Halloween Cosplay Party will color the stage with their beautiful costumes, 3pm at the Toy Kingdon area.

The Pavia Dog Lovers Association will hold the Bow Wow Wacky Dog Show on October 28, 2pm at the Toy Kingdom area.

A trick or treat activity is also in store for kids on October 31 10am to 3pm, wherein they can get treats from SM mall tenants.

To document your experience at SM, you can also post your wackiest Halloween photo with SM City Iloilo background and win special prizes, through the Wacky photo contest from October 27-31.

Celebrate your Halloween with SM because everything’s here for the family to enjoy!

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Remembering Ivan Suansing

October 01, 2014 01:06 AM

By: Manuel “Boy” Mejorada

ONE of the best journalists I’ve ever known was the late Ivan P. Suansing. He brought to the craft the right attitude and the right tools. His elegant prose made his articles come alive. He treated his profession like a sacred vocation. Ivan could easily have become an editor of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Read more...

Powerful SRA-2

October 01, 2014 01:04 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

THE primary purpose of the Benitez bill is to cover all products derived from sugarcane, the reason that the title of the bill uses the name of the plant (sugarcane) rather than the product (sugar) as the subject of the measure. It speaks not only of food but also of energy and the control of these products from the time it comes out of processing to where it will go. This is the essence of classification, the power vested in the SRA.  Read more...

Remembering ‘Thrilla in Manila’

October 01, 2014 01:02 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.” – Muhammad Ali

ON October 1, 1975 or 39 years ago, the biggest heavyweight boxing title fight in the world was held at the Araneta Colesium in Cubao, Quezon City. Read more...

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