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Dengue cases in Iloilo dropped

Cases of Hemorrhagic Dengue fever in the province of Iloilo has relatively dropped this year following the massive information dissemination conducted by provincial health personnel.

Land mine unearthed; local rebel leader nabbed

Government troops on Wednesday unearthed and neutralized an improvised anti-vehicular landmine believed to have been planted by the New People's Army along a dirt road in the mountainous town of Igbaras.

  San Jose, Antique
SP Member Juanita dela Cruz (far left) watches as the door to the SP session hall is being dismantled.

Political squabble shakes Antique provincial board

San Jose, Antique—What seemed to be a session of an “august body” was marred by incidents that seemed to be uncalled-for of local legislators.


Tesda orders stop of Health Nursing Aide class at STI

A ‘stoppage'order is out on one of the city's more popular computer schools following the discovery of an unregistered course offered minus government-mandated permits.

‘There is nothing to worry, we will ‘cure' our deficiencies,' says STI prexy

“The students have the right to be concerned but we want to assure them and their parents that we are working to cure our deficiencies and will comply with the requirements.  We just had some problems that caused the delay.”

Drug-affected brgys in Iloilo City named

Fifteen out of 180 barangays in Iloilo City has been labeled by the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) as drug-affected.

Mejorada surprised over DOJ's speedy action on Graftwatch raps

A top aide of Governor Niel Tupas, Sr. was ordered to answer the administrative raps filed by the People's Graftwatch of Iloilo.

Lopez scion fights for life after massive stroke

A scion of the famous and powerful Lopez family was rushed to the Iloilo Mission Hospital yesterday (Thursday) after what family insiders said was a massive stroke.

School organ: Despite strike San Ag enrollees up

The strike continues and legal issues remain unresolved yet administration officials of the University of San Agustin (USA) has a lot of reasons to be optimistic.

Tupas acts to prevent transfer of Estancia power barge

Iloilo governor Niel D. Tupas Sr. on Wednesday brokered an agreement between the Iloilo Electric Cooperative (Ileco) III and National Power Corp. (Napocor) to hasten the construction of new mooring facilities for Power Barge 103 in Estancia, Iloilo and prevent its transfer to Bo. Obrero, Iloilo City.

Crime prevention seminars mark 11th NCPW observance

A series of crime and drug abuse prevention seminars will be conducted soon in the different schools and districts of this city. This is in line with the forthcoming observance of the 11 th National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) slated September 1-7, 2005.


BIR RDO 74 collection up by P46 M in first half of 2005

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) District Office 74 reported a total collection of P 1.205 billion in the first half of 2005 registering a P46 million increase from the collection of P 1.159 billion of the same period last year.

Roxas City to host 30 th Kiwanis Convention

Roxas City will again host the the Kiwanis Convention slated on September 8, 9, and 10, 2005. The 30 th Annual Kiwanis District Convention would bring into fore “the younger years, the greater years” of Kiwanis clubs in Visayas and Mindanao in which clubs gravitated toward volunteers service, developing projects to meet community needs, and stepping forward for civic improvement.

WV social workers to take oath of professionals

Twenty  five new social workers from Western Visayas will take their oath of professionals on August 26, 9:00 am at the 4 th Floor, Alfonso Uy Student Union, Central Philippine  University.


Too much excitement could be fatal
Carpooling Loonies
Rigi-rigi: An after five de-stresser
Consumers Domain
An anti-govt state-U
Combong - Pijuan  
Just Right
The flip side of the “Hello Garci” tapes (Part 1)
Res Gestae
Not my sister alone
Bridging the gap
Sugar production in Iloilo, 1950s-1960s
on the dot
Putting premium on DOT accreditation
(Last of a series)
Without the Whitecoat
Practical management… Diabetes 2
Of impeachment and bloopers
Unusual Channel
On accidental writing


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Eye Opener

Impeaching GMA

By Rodolfo Gumabong

Opinion Polls

Do you think the city's curfew ordinance for minors is effectively implemented? Is it necessary? Why?

By Marichel Teves-Magalona

Rational Insanity

Alcohol: The price to pay

By Bryan Mari Argos


Dr. Diana Sillador-Aure

Mentored by excellence, an Ilongga teacher wins Metrobank's 2005 Search for Outstanding Teacher

“In high school, I wanted to be a chemical engineer like my male cousin who was a manager of a sugar central in Bacolod.

  Teddy Tan, Jr.

Teddy Tan, Jr.: Finding a new world in theater

Life may be complex but we have the freedom to live life the way we want to live it. We have freewill and that entitles us to become a rock star if we want to, or a playwright, a painter or anything that our heart desires. We can also choose to become losers and be a pity for the rest of our lives. All these means there is a driving force behind us called PASSION.