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Alarm up in WV as PhilHealth probes rising cataract-case claims

Alarm has been sounded off in the regional office of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) following yesterday's public disclosure of over P4 billion in feared government loses to dubious and fraudulent claims.

2 last termer councilors top absentee list in SP

Last termer Councilors Erlinda Liberiaga and Ramon Cua-Locsin and reelected number one Councilor Erwin Plagata incurred the most number of absences in Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) sessions for the last three years.

The recorded absences include those considered official business, official leave or on travel.

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A. Chris Fernandez
Personnel from the city's Boarding House Commission (BHC) check on the facilities of a boarding house in Brgy. Bolilao, Mandurriao district. BHC has started conducting inspections on boarding houses in preparation for the opening of classes next week.

Cloud-seeding ops raises water level at Maasin Dam

Happy days are here again for Ilonggo farmers. Thanks to 240 sacks of Sodium Chloride (NaCl) or salt actually, used by the Department of Agriculture on its cloud-seeding operations for some three weeks now.


Barangay officials urged to avail of scholarship program

San Jose, Antique -- President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo urged barangay officials to become computer literate via government educational programs so that they could become competitive when searching for jobs even if they are already in their senior years.

Gov't spends P1.3M for cloud seeding operation in Iloilo

Some P1.3 million was spent for the cloud seeding operation conducted in the town of Maasin and other municipalities in the province recently. As to date, the Department of Agriculture (DA) in collaboration with Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) already used 240 bags of sodium chloride or salt for 32 hours and 30 minutes of operation.

Treñas seeks approval of P45M supplemental budget

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is set approve the request of City Mayor Jerry Treñas for the approval of proposed General Fund Supplemental Budget (SB) No. 1 amounting to P45,480,680.34. Bigger slice of it will go to the 10 percent salary increase of city hall employees.

LWUA programs PhP7.3B priority water projects nationwide

The Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) has programmed for implementation until 2010 six priority water infrastructure projects worth PhP7.3 billion in different water districts (WDs) nationwide.

Antibiotic potential of fish mucus brings world science honor to 'Seafood Capital'

ROXAS CITY -- A member of Class 2007 of Capiz National High School (CNHS) here has made his alma mater and fellow Capiceños proud by winning a major award in the 2007 International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held May 14-19 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Coastal cruising to open Environment Month on June 5

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR VI) will celebrate the Environment Month in June in a more advocacy stirring action to further stir public's consciousness of the importance of the environment to human survival.

DepEd reiterates no enrollment fees policy in public schools

Collection of school fees is not a prerequisite to enrollment in public elementary and high schools.

CEO eligibility written exams set on June 10

Bacolod City -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) and the Career Executive Service Board (CESB) will conduct the nationwide Written Examination for the Career Executive Officers' (CEO) Eligibility on June 10, 2006.


Anything Under the Sun
Cross and crown of Arevalo
Consumers Domain
Glimmer of Hope
Without the Whitecoat
Hospitals going on strike
Bridging the gap
Iznart Street, the 'hardware center' of Iloilo City
The Filipinos in MS Noordam
Health @ Heart
Sex and Diabetes


By Order:
PRO 6's tribute to democracy

/ PCSupt. Wilfredo V. Dulay, Sr.

Emergence of the Neo-Nazi culture, children's behavior and hauntings of my past

/ By Ma. Zoe Razel Cadena-Pittracher

A fresh mandate

/ Nelson C. Robles

Young Voice:
Picture taking

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


/ Kathy M. Villalon

Res Gestae:
In need of miracles!

/ Francisco B. Lindero, Jr.

Rational Insanity:
Ironic trash

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Ilonggo hospitality and Fiesta in the City

/ Yehlen J. Camarista

Cerebral Combustion:
I am losing my Religion

/ Hacel D. Du-Chua


Em Capalla

Em Capalla Singing with the stars

Iloilo's songbird, Em Capalla, continues to make music as she prepares her entry for the national music industry. This 25-year-old vocalist of the famous Polym and Outer Heaven bands said that she has left her work as medical representative in order to devote time to singing.

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Mel Varca celebrates her success

It was a double celebration for veteran fashion designer Mel Varca last May 15. She celebrated her birthday and her 20 years in the fashion industry. This was attended by family and friends who donned different costumes to give the party a twist. Those who came were a beauty queen, the Devil himself, Egyptian queen, war veteran, Imelda Marcos, the Devil who wears Prada, friends in their 70s attire, a beggar, butterfly and campers, among others.

----------------------------------------Mandy Salcedo Summer Collection

Sweet. Sheer. Surreal.

Mandy Salcedo introduced his summer collection recently in a fashion show entitled “Sweet, sheer and surreal,” which was hosted by Jay Garovillo and sponsored by Robinsons Place Iloilo, Pahinar Beauty Salon and Oriental Work.

----------------------------------------Visayas 6 Online Community

United Through the Web: Visayas 6 Online Community officially launched

THE Internet is indeed a very powerful tool in bringing people together. Like in the case of the members of the Visayas 6 Online Community. The Internet has brought closer people from Western Visayas who are now scattered around the globe through chatting, member support and social work.


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