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Death threats swamp 7 Court Sheriffs, 3 Judges

Seven Court Sheriffs and three Presiding Judges appear to be the next targets of unidentified hitmen in the wake of the unresolved liquidation of Sheriff Johnny Tugado.

This, as death threats were reported to have been simultaneously received by the sheriffs that called for extra security in and out of the Chief Justice Ramon Avanceña Hall of Justice.

CHO inspection on mobile food vendors eyed

An ex-officio member of the Sangguniang Panlungsod is pushing for the enforcement of sanitary permits for mobile food vendors usually selling their stuffs outside the schools.

Stevie Ray Abitang, president of the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation in the city, said mobile food vendors, at present, do not have sanitary permits from the City Health Office (CHO).

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Sleeping at the port
An old man sleeps soundly at the docking area of Muelle Loney wharf oblivious of the scorching heat of the sun.

City Comelec gears for extended registration for Brgy, SK polls

City Election Officer Jonathan Sayno said they will continue to process the recent data collected in the July17-22 registration pending the official order from the Comelec Regional Office to extend the registration of voters for the coming barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on October 29, 2007.

Sayno said they could not just proceed with the extension of the registration without official guidelines from the Comelec regional office. The Comelec regional office will soon issue an order extending the voters registration after they get hold of the official guidelines from their central office.


Herpes spreads as freelance sex workers 'operate' minus health permit

The city government has collected some P1.7 million from fines and penalties imposed on erring drivers from January to June of this year.

Coastguard hunts killer cargo vessel

THE first all Filipina Women Team to conquer the Mt. Everest are here today to promote environmental awareness and eco-tourism program of Iloilo. The women team will also be accompanied by Mt. Everest Expedition climbers Leo Oracion and Pastor Emata.

Mass-based organizations urged to join new tourism project

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is urging the full cooperation of all the prospective stakeholders to take advantage of the Grassroots Entrepreneurs for Eco-Tourism (GREET) program of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

New city slaughterhouse operational soon

The city government is expecting to operate before the end of this year a slaughterhouse in Barangay Tacas, Jaro.


DepEd to strengthen TB prevention and control program

The Department of Education (DepEd) through its Health and Nutrition Center will strengthen the implementation of the Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention and Control Program.

Training bats for organic farming in Negros Occidental

Organic agriculture was once again extensively discussed and promoted here with the recently concluded training in Organic Agriculture last July 18 to 20 at the Capitol Governor's Hall.

Newborn screening for infants urged

Health officials in Capiz have urged the parents of newborn infants to submit them to newborn screening. According to Dr. Elmer Bucayan, Department of Health (DOH) representative in Capiz, in order to detect at the early stage certain heritable conditions that can result in mental retardation or even death, parents should allow their babies to undergo the newborn screening.


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


Apostolic zeal

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Bona fide TEXT:
SONA's hubbub

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Eye Opener:
An honest man is noblest creation of God

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Young Voice:
Getting 1.0 in Daughter-ship 101

/ By Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Blessed Assurance:
A compassionate and gracious God

/ By Karen Mae G. Barredo

That green eyed monster

/ By Kathy M. Villalon

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

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

From the Inbox:
The worsening condition of Molo plaza

The power of the pen, err… blog!

/ By Amme Greel


Apostleship of Prayer

Apostleship of Prayer gives hope to women prisoners

The prisoners of the Iloilo City Jail for Women had special visitors last July 15. On that day, the Sta. Maria Parish Apostleship of Prayer shared mass, prayers, lunch and songs with them. The former also listened to their stories and such had touched the hearts of the members of this religious community.

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Island life in the city

Who doesn't love life in the island? The fine, white sand, balmy weather and clear waters. Life there is quite relaxing. Nightlife is fun-filled. Those who would like to experience island life every time they feel like it need not travel far. In Iloilo City, there's Bora-Bora and Club Bora at the Red Square, just beside Smallville in Mandurriao.

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Molo Church: Her Story

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.


Japanese food reborn

Maki Restaurant and Sushi Bar's cool ambiance, personable service and a selection of raw and cooked Japanese cuisine manage the tough task of offering something for everyone. An exciting addition to the Iloilo City dining scene, this charming stand alone Japanese restaurant becomes a haven for the sushi and non sushi crowd, alike.


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