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August 17, 2007, Iloilo City, Philippines
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Four volunteer groups boycott Gawad Kalasag awarding

Four volunteer search and rescue groups based in Iloilo boycotted yesterday's awarding ceremony of the 2007 Regional Gawad Kalasag held at the Iloilo Grand Hotel.

Back to square one for Capitol's P350 M loan?

Top executives of three government depository banks were called yesterday and met with members of the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP).

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Iloilo River
Iloilo River looks placid yesterday amid the intermittent rains brought by typhoon Egay which lashes in northern Luzon.

Intensified dengue info drive in schools set

Top executives of three government depository banks were called yesterday and met with members of the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP). Convening as Committee of the Whole, chairman is Third District Board Member Arthur Defensor Jr. with the committee hearing directly addressing Resolutions passed relative to the planned P350 million loan of the Iloilo Provincial Government.


Dengue cases in WV up 163%

The Department of Health has recommended the activation of the local dengue task force following a sharp increase in the number of dengue cases in the region.

Verbal exchange heat up City Council

A heated exchange of words ensued among several City Councilors in last Wednesday's regular session after the name of Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez was mentioned as having influence over some members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod.

DCCs alerted on effects of monsoon rains

Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Regional Director Rosario Cabrera alerted all the municipal and provincial disaster coordinating councils as heavy rains brought by typhoon Egay start to pour in the different parts of the region.

Tanods commended for maintaining peace and order

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas yesterday commended active metro barangay tanods for their continuing assistance in maintaining peace and order in their respective communities.


Preparations for 2007 'Gawad' search underway

Governor Victor A. Tanco, Sr., who is on his second month as new chief provincial executive of Capiz, said the Gawad Pangulo Sa Kapaligiran (GPK) is "a noble program that needs to be continued" even as a local initiative.

Bacolod City vice mayor voted VML prexy for Neg. Occ.

Bacolod City Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson was recently elected as the president of the Vice-Mayor's League (VMC) of the Philippines- Negros Occ. Chapter.

Boracay's mid-year tourist arrivals reach 387,288

Boracay Island has recorded a total of 387,288 tourist arrivals from January to July of this year. Based on records obtained from the Provincial Tourism Office here, the month with the highest number of tourist arrivals was April, with 93,615 arrivals.


Anything Under the Sun
Art triumvirate of Pavia (2)
Consumers Domain
SONA interpretations Part 2
Without the Whitecoat
Cure all... it is just too much
Bridging the gap
Negros Island during the Spanish period
One World, One Promise
Health @ Heart
14 ways to good health


Freedom and obedience

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
Life's purpose or propulsion

/ By Paolo Carreon

The 'Filipino Time' Syndrome

/ By Philip S. Chua, M.D.

Equal treatment of students needed

/ By Manoy Teban

Bona fide TEXT:
"Am I just?"

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Rational Insanity:
My tips for impromptu speakers

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Eye Opener:
Philandering husbands beware!

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong



WVSU: More than a hundred years

Highlighting the achievements of the West Visayas State University for more than 100 years, the Centennial Exhibits at the Mall was held last July 23, 2007 at SM City Iloilo. Dr. Lourdes C. Arañador and Mr. and Mrs. Manrico Lataquin, distinguished alumni of the University opened the exhibits. Family collections of the Lataquins about WVSU are among those featured in the exhibits.


Why I took this course

There are many reasons why a person takes a particular course in college. Some of them are family influence, the prospect of having a huge income or the course is related to one's passion. Dannuel G. Uy finds out these college students' reasons for taking a particular course.

----------------------------------------Sunlife and Olympus

Of financials and photography

Guests including this writer were invited to experience flying with Sunlife Flexilink. Well, it's more like getting into the Sunlife makeshift plane-cum-exhibit area held at SM City Iloilo recently. Armed with individual earphones and small monitors, the guests were given an idea as to what Sunlife Flexilink is all about.

----------------------------------------NN turns 75

NN turns 75 and still sailing on

One of the oldest domestic shipping company in the country and a respected name in sea lane travel, NEGROS NAVIGATION celebrated recently their Diamond Anniversary with a big celebration by honoring their top corporate clients, employees and other guests to a Hawaiian Dinner party and an award giving program at the classy Metropolis Clubhouse. Before that, a program was held at the SM City Iloilo.


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