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'Stay away from China-made candies, cookies'

Local officials of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) here in Iloilo have warned the public against buying China-made candies and cookies while investigation is ongoing to determine its safety.

DTI Provincial Director Diosdado Cadena, Jr. likewise called on distributors to temporarily pull-out the products believed to be contaminated with formaldehyde from the market.

Dela Llana appointed as deputy mayor

For the first time in the history of Iloilo politics, a deputy mayor was appointed by the chief executive to perform duties and responsibilities the latter would give him. The appointment of the deputy mayor took effect last July 4, 2007.

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Ramon Q. Avanceña Hall of Justice
A. Chris Fernandez
A streamer strongly condemning the brutal killing of sheriff Johnny Tugado hangs in front of the Ramon Q. Avanceña Hall of Justice. After more than a week the police has yet to build a case against Tugado's killers.

UP celebrates 60th year in Iloilo

The University of the Philippines marks its 60th year in Iloilo with a week-long celebration on July 23-27.

The commemoration will be opened on Monday with lectures, a photo exhibit and a book fair at the UP in the Visayas Iloilo City campus.


Resolution to curb vehicular accidents involving pedestrians eyed

Vice Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has proposed the strict implementation of the law requiring motorists to observe a speed of 20 kph when passing blind corners and school zones.

GSO to conduct inventory of supply, equipment at SP

The city's General Services Office (GSO) will start today the inventory of supplies and equipment issued to the different offices of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP).

Zulueta schools Pesina on tax exemption ordinances

Only a week after she was stripped of her two pet committee chairmanships, Iloilo City Councilor Perla Zulueta is already showing everyone why her colleagues have erred in taking away from her the chairmanship of the Committee on Ways and Means. In last Wednesday's regular session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, Zulueta succeeded in exposing how unprepared--and perhaps inept--his successor, Kagawad Antonio Pesina, is to take on the job.

Training to boost aqua-marine industry held

The season-long training to help boost the province's aqua marine production was recently concluded.

Capiz townfolks set global reunion 2007 on Aug. 1-3

Townfolks of Capiz municipality who now reside in various parts of the world, will hold a grand homecoming and reunion from August 1 to 3 at the Panitan Sports Complex in Panitan, Capiz.


Capiz bountiful seafood harvests rake in P1.2 B

Capiz has produced approximately more than 25,000 metric tons of aqua marine products last year.

BIR to cite outstanding Capiceño taxpayers

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue District Office (RDO) No. 72 will again recognize the province taxpayers and outstanding performers during its local observance of the bureau's 103rd anniversary in August this year.

Philippine Science High School entrance exam set for October 13

Philippine Science High School (PSHS) will hold a National Competitive Examination (NCE) on October 13.


Anything Under the Sun
Art triumvirate of Pavia (2)
Consumers Domain
Policy failure
Without the Whitecoat
Wala sing guapo
Bridging the gap
Rizal's short stint in Iloilo City
The Earth's 5th Commandment
Health @ Heart
Vaccine for Cervical Cancer 2


Virtual world

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

From the Inbox:
The worsening condition of Molo plaza

Bona fide TEXT:
Leaders in Leadership

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Eye Opener:
Unity of Iloilo protestant pastors

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

The power of the pen, err… blog!

/ By Amme Greel

Young Voice:
More than Harry's magic

/ By Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Blessed Assurance:
The secret of contentment

/ By Karen Mae G. Barredo

Finding a consistent source of happiness

/ By Kathy M. Villalon

Rational Insanity:
My ten 'must recommend' movies

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

From the Inbox:
Chivalry in our modern times

/ By Mang Palos

By Order:
Fairness in police recruitment

/ By PCSupt. Wilfredo V. Dulay, Sr.


Face Value

Face Value opens

An alternative to facial and skin care has opened last June in the heart of Iloilo City. It's Face Value Facial Care and Spa Center, located at Jalandoni Street, in front of the University of San Agustin Gym. The opening was attended by the very supportive families and friends of the owners. After the ribbon cutting, guests were treated to delicious hors d'oeuvres like stuffed eggs, calamares and herbed toast. Everybody was introduced to the different services of Face Value Facial Care and Spa Center by managing director, Vina Janagap.

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Traditions beyond price

Boasting rich cultural meaning and a long history, traditional customs play an important part in Ilonggo culture. Some towns in the province of Iloilo showcase a lot of such cultural heritage, which includes traditional dishes and its traditional games.

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Ana Katrina in full bloom at 18

The swanky and elegant Sunset Terrace Ballroom of Hotel del Rio came alive. There was the fantastic floral arrangement and a buffet table fit for a Queen's banquet when a dinner party to celebrate the coming out to society of heiress Ana Katrina Loring, daughter to Gregorio Manuel “Tata” Loring and the former Pamela Gomez, was held there last July 13. Some 200 guests came in this grand affair.

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St. Marie Eugenie Homes rise in Brgy. Sto. Domingo

"Be the change you want to see." A few years before Mahatma Gandhi gave this powerful guideline to anyone who desired to effect change in society, St. Marie Eugenie of Jesus, recently canonized founder of the Religious of the Assumption, exhorted all involved in the process of educating the young to help them grow and develop into strong persons, exerting a decisive and positive action even in their little sphere of influence.


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