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Church joins drive vs. dengue

Church bells in churches in Iloilo City will ring every 4 p.m. starting Monday next week and will last for a week as part of the campaign of the Catholic Church against dengue fever.

Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo last Thursday issued a circular to all parishes in the city to join the campaign against the spread of the disease.

Thousands beat deadline of registration for Brgy, SK polls

Seeing that they could no longer accommodate the throng of registrants until last night's closing time of 7 p.m. the City Commission on Elections (Comelec) decided to just let the registrants fill up the forms then set a different date for them to be interviewed and pictured for the data capturing machine.

City election officer Jonathan Sayno said they have decided to just distribute the forms to ensure that the registrants especially those students and youth between 15 and 18 years old could be accommodated.

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Waste Market
Kathy Villalon
Workers segregate recyclable items sold at the Waste Market Fair held last Saturday, July 21, at the Front Elevated Parking Lot of SM City Iloilo. The Waste Market Fair is a joint project of the SM Supermalls, Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Iloilo City Government.

IOPCF junks 125,480 second batch claimants

International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund (IOPFF) has initially approved 134 applications, out of the 125,614 second batch claimants, for compensation due to the oil spill which occurred August 11 last year in the waters off the island-province of Guimaras.

This was revealed by Presidential Assistant for Western Visayas Rafael Coscolluela in an interview last week. Coscolluela, however, said the 134 applications would still pass the final screening of IOPCF.


Prelate joins calls for release of abducted activists

Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President and Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo has joined calls for the release of two Iloilo activists who have been abducted for 100 days.

Four WV towns potential abalone producers

Four municipalities in Western Visayas have the potential to supply abalone in local and international market should they give importance on the abalone stocks already released to their respective fish sanctuaries.

Anti-corruption roadshow takes off in Iloilo

A first of its kind roadshow of anti-corruption initiatives will be launched on 24-26 July 2007 at the Renewal House, La Paz, Iloilo City in partnership with the People's Graft Watch of Iloilo, Inc. and CODE-NGO Iloilo. Fifty organizations and coalitions will be present in the grand assembly of exchanging various tools to strategically fight corruption.

PhilHealth maternity care benefits now in RHUs

Mothers who are enjoying the facilities of the rural health units (RHU) in the various towns in Capiz may now avail of the maternity care package benefits of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).

Election of RDC private sector reps set

The Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region VI will be reorganized following the successful conduct of the congressional and local elections last May 2007. The RDC is reorganized every three years.


DSWD turns-over P3 M Kalahi-CIDSS projects

Some P3 million worth of basic support projects under the Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) program were recently turned-over by the Department of Social Welfare and Development 6 (DSWD 6) to the five barangays of the municipality of Janiuay, Iloilo.

Ethanol use gets gov't support

Presidential Assistant for Western Visayas Rafael Coscolluela said an ethanol highway is underway after President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo urged its creation following the proposed interim ethanol project in Negros Occidental.

P5 B island airport to benefit Boracay

The construction of the P5-billion Carabao Island Airport, starting October, is expected to serve hundreds of thousands of local and foreign tourists visiting the world famous Boracay island and nearby areas yearly.


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


Rational Insanity:
Oh, this one is gooooood!!!

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Love for the Church

/ 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

From the Inbox:
Chivalry in our modern times

/ By Mang Palos

By Order:
Fairness in police recruitment

/ By PCSupt. Wilfredo V. Dulay, Sr.



The WVSU acquaintance party

To mark the opening of the school year, an educational institution holds an acquaintance party. As the word implies, this is a gathering of students from all year levels so they could get to know each other better. Or if not, they could at least party together! For the students of West Visayas State University, their acquaintance party was held last June 19 at the school's grounds.


Bavaria launches new European fare

Bavaria Restaurant is launching its new menu today. This favorite hangout of Europeans and Filipinos alike in Seminario St., Jaro, will dish out all-time European favorites, according to its German chef Willie Braun. "We are doing away with traditional German fare. We will feature delectable dishes that are famous in the central part of Europe down to the South. We will do away with heavy sauces and go into sauce reduction.

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Happy Homes: An ideal abode for one's family

Having a home is a basic need. Choosing one that suits the person or family's needs is important. After all, most of one's memories will take place here. At the heart of Zarraga, Iloilo is Happy Homes, a subdivision that is located some 600 meters from the municipal town hall. This area is very accessible. Even more so when it will have four-lane access road from Montinola Bridge/Jaro to Zarraga, a distance of 12 kilometers.

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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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