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Dengue claims life of 3rd grader CPU stude

The dreaded mosquito-borne Dengue Fever claimed its latest victim in a third grader elementary student of the Central Philippine University (CPU) in Jaro, Iloilo City.

The only daughter of a couple residing in M.H. Del Pilar, Jaro, the third grader succumbed to Dengue Fever after three days of hospital confinement.

Bizmen alarmed by series of robbery incidents

The business community in Iloilo City are alarmed by the spate of robbery incidents happening in the city these past few days.

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Dirty Pond
A. Chris Fernandez
Children make as their playground this pond along the Diversion Road unmindful that stagnant water is the favorite breeding ground of mosquitoes carrying the Dengue virus.

SMEs urged to observe good practices to reach int'l market

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Provincial Director Diosdado Cadena Jr. suggested that Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the province should observe current good manufacturing practices and hazard analysis critical control points for their products to reach the international market.

The current good manufacturing practices includes the improvement of working areas lay-out, handling of equipment and other related facilities and proper of handling of the products itself especially the processed foods.


'Battle of speeches' in the Capitol today

Capitol spectators and the Ilonggo public will witness today a virtual showdown of privilege speeches. This, as the new members of the 9th Iloilo Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) 'battle' it out with respective inaugural address.

Dental extraction fees now accepted at public market cash offices

City treasurer Katherine Tingson recently announced that fees for dental extractions can now be paid at any of the satellite treasury offices situated in various public markets all over the city.

DA trains Iloilo media to become entrepreneurs

The Department of Agriculture regional field unit six has started its training for media practitioners covering the agriculture beat for them to start their own income generating projects.

P3 M potable water system for relocation site inaugurated today

The P3 million potable water system project in Brgy. Sooc, Arevalo will be inaugurated today. The water system is a joint project of the Iloilo City government and the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD).


Revenue agencies step up efforts

Government collection agencies are determined to undertake all measures to maintain their target revenues.

Fake peso, dollar bills proliferate in Bacolod

The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) is on the heels of suspects behind the recent proliferation of counterfeit peso and dollar bills.

2 soldiers killed, 3 wounded in shootout at army camp

Two Army soldiers were killed while three others were wounded in a shootout sparked by a heated argument shortly before 7 o'clock Friday night at an Army headquarters in Barangay Bato, Sagay City, Negros Occidental.


Anything Under the Sun
Cross and crown of Arevalo
Consumers Domain
Power to the Consumers
Without the Whitecoat
Wala sing guapo
Bridging the gap
Dominant Bisayan values
Immigrants' rays of hope
Health @ Heart
Human Bar Code 2


Young Voice:
Of Quidditch and Chocolate Frogs

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Blessed Assurance:
Victory over worry

/ Karen Mae G. Barredo

Chivalry: Women vs men

/ Kathy M. Villalon

Rational Insanity:
A few tips on saving the world -- superhero style

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Business ethics

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

SM City Iloilo: Truly a tourism destination

/ By Yehlen J. Camarista

Bona fide TEXT:
Let's talk about LOVE

/ Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Eye Opener:
July 4, 1946, original Philippine Independence Day

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong


/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Res Gestae:
Adopted, proud and happy

/ By Francisco B. Lindero, Jr.



Hope: An Exhibit

Allied Arts under Benji Belgica and his son, Coco held an exhibit for the teen residents of Home for the Girls. It was attended by some of the girls themselves and social workers from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The exhibit featured the works that the girls made from a series of workshops facilitated by Benji.

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Craving for Everything Pinoy

Buto’t Balat. Hearing these two words would often cause symptoms of a grumbling stomach, hyperactive taste buds, excessive salivation, and a hungry palate. The name itself simply makes you starve and crave for the gastronomic delights it could offer.

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Segregate that waste!

There are many reasons why we should recycle. According to the Solid Waste Management Association of the Philippines (SWAPP), they are: To save trees, protect wildlife habitat and biodiversity, lower the use of toxic chemicals, help curb global warming, stems the flow of water pollution, reduces the need for landfills, reduces the need for incinerators, creates jobs and promotes economic development, city to profit from selling recyclables and buying recycled products contributes to the demand for more of such.

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Nagarao Island Resort: Having an island to yourself

One unforgettable travel experience this writer had is a stay in Nagarao Island Resort in Guimaras several years back. It is an unspoiled tropical island that spans 10 hectares. Everywhere you look, there is lush greenery. A large portion of the island is home to the oldest mangroves, birds, butterflies and other animals, another part of it boasts of pristine white sand and another part is the Guimaras waters that is rich in unspoiled corals and fishes.


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