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Nearby Earthquake Slams Our Guimaras Location

Nearby Earthquake Slams Our Guimaras Location

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This will be a brief post. At 10:54 am this morning, November 5, I was sitting at my desk working on a new post. Suddenly, my whole room shook and the windows rattled! Earthquake! It only lasted a few seconds. I ran outside to see if my wife had felt the quake. She was OK but didn't notice the quake.  (more…)
Guimaras-Iloilo Boatmen Shocked by Surprise Drug Test

Guimaras-Iloilo Boatmen Shocked by Surprise Drug Test

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The Panay News had some attention-grabbing news recently. Subjected to a shock were local boatmen in Guimaras, our island province. Scheduled at 9:00 am this past Tuesday meeting was a meeting for all motorboat crews at the Buenavista wharf. However, imagine their surprise when the boat teams discovered they had to submit their urine for a random drug test. (more…)
Iloilo City Crackdown on Illegal Indians

Iloilo City Crackdown on Illegal Indians

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ILOILO City – The Bureau of Immigration is investigating 32 Indian nationals in Iloilo province for alleged illegal activities. Unlike so-called "Sanctuary Cities" in the States, their immigration documents will be reviewed for any criminal acts. Its an Iloilo City crackdown on illegal Indians as ordered by BI Commissioner Jaime Morente. (more…)
“Good Day”Coffee’s Amazing Health Benefits

“Good Day”Coffee’s Amazing Health Benefits

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Years ago when I worked for AT&T back in Central Illinois, I would kick start my mornings with an icy cold can of Diet Coke. There was a drive-up coffee shop on Sixth Street in Springfield only a few blocks from my work. But I didn’t want to miss out on my free parking spot on the street. There were no parking meters five blocks from my job, so I never stopped for a cup of “Joe.”  I wasn't about to pay 30 bucks a month for a parking spot on a lot. Plus, a coffee would have cost me about two or three bucks back then, too lavish for my tight-fisted ways. (more…)
Armed Vigilantes from Iloilo Invade Guimaras

Armed Vigilantes from Iloilo Invade Guimaras

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Around 6:30 pm on July 4th the “Mayberry RFD” of the Philippines, Guimaras, was invaded by armed vigilantes from nearby Iloilo province. Three masked men in civilian clothes armed with weapons stormed into the house of Ferdinand Ronzales where illegal gambling operations were allegedly being operated. Shots were fired. (more…)
Potential Rice Riots in the Philippines

Potential Rice Riots in the Philippines

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 was a somber day for many Filipinos. Philippine Sen. Cynthia Villar had just called for a ban on unlimited rice servings, "unli-rice," in restaurants across the archipelago! I was shocked, stunned and staggered! Had all the politicians in the world gone mad? Potential rice riots in the Philippines now became a distinct possibility. (more…)
New People’s Army, Maute Terrorists: Iloilo Under Siege

New People’s Army, Maute Terrorists: Iloilo Under Siege

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TWIN TERRORIST THREATS inched closer to Iloilo City, a short 12-15 minute pump boat ride from Guimaras, the island province we call home. 40-50 armed rebels from the New People's Army, NPA, a Communist insurgency group, raided the Maasin, Iloilo police station this past Sunday. On the same day a sister of the Maute brothers, a terrorist group, and two others were arrested near the Iloilo port. Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has placed Iloilo City on full Red Alert status. (more…)