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Dengue scare in city brgys, Hepa A cases on the rise too

Cases of Dengue and Hepatitis A have now hit at least two city barangays, the victims mostly schoolchildren.

Petron trying to smoke screen cleanup operations?

Certain residents of Barangay Tando, Guimaras claimed that Petron Corporation seemingly tries to conceal the real situation in their area and at the same time declare that it has already been cleaned up.

A male cleanup worker disclosed that they were ordered to cover with cement the lower portion of coconut trees lined beneath the shoreline. The worker said the order came from Petron personnel supervising the cleanup operation in their area.

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Molo Telephone
A.Chris Fernandez
The desk sergeant at Molo Police Precinct holds their telephone which is presently not serviceable. Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) reportedly cut off the telephone line of Molo Police Precinct due to unpaid bills.

Make poem, save Guimaras

Calls have been made for indigenous materials that could contain the oil spill in Guimaras, everything and anything, from rice straws to bamboo to human hair. No less than President Arroyo has called for a nationwide donation of these materials.


Comelec sets reg'l consultation for '07 polls

Amid speculations that the 2007 local and national elections will be postponed, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) flashed its green lights as it kicked off its pre-election activities here with its first regional pre-election consultative planning conference attended by about 150 election officers and supervisors from across Western Visayas and the commissioners en banc.

Briones leads anti-drug campaign in Iloilo towns

Iloilo's battle against the proliferation and trade of illegal drugs persist and continue amidst the direct threat it poses to the barangays.

Police hunt killers of farmer in Calinog shooting

At least two male suspects are now subject of intense police manhunt operation following Wednesday evening's shooting incident in Calinog, Iloilo.

Treñas, Gil issue conflicting views over P14M payables to ABE

City Mayor Jerry Treñas and City Legal Officer Atty. Edgar Gil have contrasting views relative to the warning issued by the Ombudsman Visayas on the city government's plan to pay the contractor of the city' mothballed housing project in Pavia, Iloilo the amount of P14 million.

BFAR: Fishes in Oton, safe and good

Mayor Carina Veloso Flores with Vice Mayor Vincent Flores and other local officials from various departments of the Municipality of Oton initiated a "boodle fight" to raise public awareness that fishes in their market is safe and good as declared by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).


Roxas City Alay Lakad on September 27

The city government of Roxas will once again conduct the actual walk of the yearly Alay Lakad celebration on September 27 to generate funds that will be channeled to the various activities of the out-of-school youth (OSY) here.

Task Force Guimaras spares out ROTC cadets from clean-up drive

Task Force Guimaras Regional Incident Coordinator Rafael Coscolluela clarified that cadets under the Reserved Officers Training Corps (ROTC) should not be compelled to do clean up operations in Guimaras.


Representative-to be Malou Arroyo-Lesaca an ally of Tupas family
Anything Under the Sun
Guimaras -the Emerald Isle -6
Consumers Domain
The relevance of IMF & World Bank
Without the Whitecoat
"PCOM without borders"
Bridging the gap
Capiz (Roxas City) in 1903
Let kindness overflow
Unusual Channel
The cream of the crop
Celebrating 100 Years of Golf in the Philippines
The Iloilo Golf and Country Club Inc., home of the Sta. Barbara Golf Course which is the oldest existing golf course in the Philippines, is celebrating its centenary in 2007. Click here to visit the website


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Health @ Heart

Coconut Oil: Good or bad?

Res Gestae

Morale booster


The butcher

Running Man

Deadlier than smoking

Rational Insanity

Bound Verse




Campus Fashionista

Robinsons Campus Fashionista Model Search 2006 Finalists

Twenty four slim, tall and striking model discoveries have made it to the finals night of Robinsons Campus Fashionista Model Search 2006. The grand winners, a male model winner and a female model winner, will be bared on September 29, 2006, 5:30 pm at the Fountain Area of Robinsons Place Iloilo.

  Dr. Luis M. Sorolla

Dr. Luis M. Sorolla sits as the new College President of WVCST

The Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) warmly welcomed its new College President in an Investiture Rites held last September 12, 2006. Succeeding the immediate past President, Dr. Renato V. Alba, Dr. Luis M. Sorolla, Jr. now sits as the 3rd College President of WVCST.