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Megaworld to buy old airport site for P1.2 B

The Department of Finance has approved the proposal of giant property developer Megaworld Corp. to acquire the site of the old Iloilo airport for P1.2 billion.

Finance Undersecretary John Phillip Sevilla, head of the DOF's bids and awards committee, said they have endorsed Megaworld's offer to the Privatization Council because it met the minimum price set by the government for the 54-hectare prime lot in Mandurriao District in this city.

2 IDC studes attacked in broad daylight

Members of the Iloilo Doctor's College (IDC) community and families of two students here are in shock and total grief over yesterday's broad daylight attack in a nearby college coffee shop.

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Trisikad in Central Market
A. Chris Fernandez
A trisikad driver waits for passengers across the Iloilo Central Market. Apparently, trisikad drivers are now afraid to use the city's main roads because of the crackdown currently imposed by the city government.

Dengue cases continue upward trend

Health officials, even the church, upped the tempo on their campaign against dengue hemorrhagic fever with the continued rise in the cases.

As of July 22 this year, the Provincial Health Office has recorded 262 cases, up by about four cases compared with last year's figures.


Tupas, Suplico on collision course over hospital fees

Gov. Niel Tupas, Sr. and his nephew, Vice Gov. Rolex Suplico are on a head on collision over hospital fees.

DA assures Western Visayas hog cholera free, preventive measures in place

The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit 6 (DA-RFU 6) has already put in place preventive measures to prevent possible outbreak of hog cholera.

NSO urges cooperation for Popcen

National Statistics Office (NSO) Iloilo Provincial Statistician Nelida Amolar urged the cooperation of the residents of this city in the conduct of the 2007 Census of Population (POPCEN) starting today, August 1 to 30, 2007.

More cloudseeding eyed to augment extreme rainfall deficit

The government will intensify its ongoing cloudseeding activities by increasing the number of aircrafts plying over Angat dam and some regions in Luzon to offset the effects of an extended dry spell brought by the extreme rainfall deficit in some parts of the country.


Aklan dengue cases down; gastroenteritis threat up

Cases of dengue in Aklan are slowing down, according to the Provincial Health Office (PHO) here.

300 students join Capiz earthquake drill

About 300 students of Saint Anthony's College (SAC) here have participated to the earthquake drill conducted by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) in view of the simultaneous nationwide earthquake drill last July 27.

First aid skills competition held in San Carlos City

The San Carlos City Disaster Coordinating Council (SCCDCC) in Negros Occidental celebrated the National Disaster Consciousness Month recently with a first aid skills competition.


Anything Under the Sun
Art triumvirate of Pavia (2)
Consumers Domain
SONA interpretations
Without the Whitecoat
Fever can still kill
Bridging the gap
Traditional Chinese influences on Ilonggo life
'A consummation devoutly to be wished'
Health @ Heart
Eight Don'ts After A Meal


Living by faith

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Bona fide TEXT:
The essence of existence

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Blessed Assurance:
In the midst of the storm

/ By Karen Mae G. Barredo

I am a Filipina

/ By Joyce Christine D. Colon

The future and well being of the Philippines lie on the hands of its very own people

/ By Manoy Teban

Rational Insanity:
Healthy mouth

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

A concert to celebrate the rich Augustinian heritage

/ By Yehlen J. Camarista

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
What's in my supermarket cart?

/ By Paolo Carreon

Plagata's gargantuan task

/ By Erly C. Garcia

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

That green eyed monster

/ By Kathy M. Villalon


Special Children

A rare talent showcase

The children of the Special Education and Integrated School for Exceptional Children (SPED-ISEC) showcased their talents in singing, dancing and the ability to recognize forms and rhythm in a rare talent presentation recently. The event was one of the activities in line with the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week celebration.


The Asian connection

Athena Language Center, one of the flourishing centers for English language here in Iloilo City, held its culminating activity at SM City Iloilo recently. They showcased the Asian, mostly Korean students' learnings in the said center as well as their take on the environment and other issues.

----------------------------------------ST. Marie Eugenie of Jesus

A piece of heaven comes to Iloilo

A very palpable experience of a piece of Heaven come to Iloilo was experienced by hundreds of parishioners and Friends of the Assumption who filled Jaro Cathedral to standing room on Sunday, July 15th, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. for the Eucharistic Celebration in Thanksgiving for the Canonization of ST. Marie Eugenie of Jesus, Foundress of the Religious of the Assumption and the Launching of Year 3: Year of Justice and Peace, of the Assumption Iloilo Centennial Celebration.


Jazz turns 10

A birthday is an important event in one's life. Having a party to celebrate this is something that one, especially a child, could never forget. So, as Augusto Eugenio Cordero Aguajar or Jazz turned 10 recently, his parents Marie Jean Cordero and Eugene Aguajar made sure that this special day be celebrated with his family, friends and classmates at the Amigo Terrace Hotel.


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