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Miag-ao oil spill claimants want dialog with Garin

Oil spill damage claimants in Miag-ao town have denounced first district Rep. Janette Garin for saying that irregularities marred the filing and payment of claimants of residents affected by the Petron oil spill.

In a manifesto passed on June 12, members of the Miag-ao Municipal Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (MFARMC) denied Garin's allegations that came out in a news story of The News Today, that fraudulent claims were made which had no verification aside from the recommendation of politicians.

'Priority' committee choices all set for new majority SP

Major committees in the Iloilo Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) have all been "marked" by members of the majority of the incoming 9th SP.

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Illegal Drugs Burning
A. Chris Fernandez
Provincial prosecutor Thaddeus Guadalope leads the burning of illegal drugs, consisting of 100 grams methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu and about two kilos of marijuana, in front of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency office in Camp Delgado. Behind him is PDEA regional chief Supt. Rolen Balquin.

Giant mushroom crops up in Roxas City

A colony of unknown species of "giant mushrooms" was discovered by a resident of Arnaldo Boulevard in Brgy. Baybay here recently.

City agricultural authorities are now coordinating efforts with concerned government agencies to examine if the newly found mushroom is edible and capable of artificial propagation.


Tupas calls for unity in new SP

Iloilo Governor Niel D. Tupas, Sr. called for unity and harmonious relationship among the new members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) which will assume office on July 1.

Mass wedding for 34 couples set

Thirty-four couples who have long been living under one roof without church blessing will finally get wed this coming Thursday, June 28, in a mass wedding to be held at the Nuestra Señora de la Paz y Buen Viaje Church in La Paz district.

DepEd's cyber education coming soon

The Department of Education (DepEd) will introduce an on--line teaching wherein students will listen or download lectures and reading materials for particular subjects as well as take examinations as part of the curriculum next year.

IPHO relaunches 'Patak sa Asin'

The Iloilo Provincial Health Office has relaunched Patak sa Asin Sa Market Monday in Passi Market as part of the nationwide Patak sa Asin week-long celebration.


Dengue outbreak declared in 3 Negros villages

The Department of Health (DOH) in Western Visayas has declared a dengue outbreak in three barangays of Hinobaan town in Negros Occidental.

DENR links up with DepEd for green campus project

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), in cooperation with government and private institutions, is set to jumpstart a program which will make public schools environment friendly institutions with the planting of trees and shrubs which are indigenous or native to the Philippines.

Bacolod promotes dengue awareness and prevention measures

"This is the time that our 'bayanihan' spirit is being sought."

Wanted: Model OFW family for 2007

A search for the 2007 Model OFW Family of the Year Award (MOFYA) was announced recently by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to give proper recognition to the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families.


Anything Under the Sun
Cross and crown of Arevalo
Consumers Domain
A stew of social injustices
Without the Whitecoat
Fever: Always consult your doctor
Bridging the gap
The enduring Dainty Restaurant in Iloilo City
See, hear, speak 'evil' – for the GOOD of it!
Health @ Heart
Stress Test


Young Voice:
Schoolbag with rollers

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Road spirituality

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Rubber talk

/ Kathy M. Villalon

From The Inbox:
Pinays in Dubai: How much?

/ Amme Greel

Rational Insanity:
Naming characters

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Eye Opener:
Text messages promote wrong spelling

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Cerebral Combustion:
Forgiving the sins of my father

/ By Hacel D. Du-Chua

By Order:
Be on guard against criminals

/ PCSupt. Wilfredo V. Dulay, Sr.

Philippines from afar

/ By Zoe Cadena-Pittracher

Time to move on

/ Nelson C. Robles



SIH now a blood station of Iloilo Red Cross

Patients of Saviour International Hospital now have easy access to blood after it became a blood station last June 12, 2007. On that day, the SIH management and the Philippine National Red Cross Iloilo Chapter inked a memorandum of agreement.


Fete: A showcase of bridal designs

Fête, according to Wikipedia is a French word meaning festival or holiday, which has passed into English as a label that may be given to certain events. So, it's about right that SM City Iloilo named its wedding fair as Fete, which was held last June 10 at its Event Centre.

----------------------------------------Zonta Club

Women uplifting women's lives

For the past 16 years since being chartered in April 1991, the Zonta Club of Iloilo City II, Inc. has been active in the campaign to improve women’s legal rights, her health, education and economic status, and to prevent violence on women and children. In order to do these, the club follows two major strategies: Service and Advocacy.


Casitas: Good food and ambiance in little houses

After a hard day's work, it's great to go home, to kick off those tight shoes and just laze around to get yourself into that relaxed mood. Well, there's a restobar that was made exactly for this purpose. It's called 'Casitas,' located at E. Jaime Street, Jaro.


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