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AFP confirms NPA hit squad on the loose

A group of trained assassins belonging to the communist-terrorist group, New People's Army (NPA) are reportedly on the loose in Iloilo. Radio reports placed the number at about 17 hitmen tasked to execute pending assassination jobs.

Treñas treats with seriousness NPA hit squad yarn

City Mayor Jerry Treñas treats as a serious matter the intelligence information reaching his office about the alleged presence of New People's Army (NPA) hitmen in the city.

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A. Chris Fernandez
It's Lanzones Time
Boxes of lanzones from Cagayan de Oro are stocked outside the Iloilo Central Market ready for sale to the public.

Development projects in Boracay continue

Development projects in Boracay continue, a month after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) called for a stop to construction on the island.

Malay Mayor Ciceron Cawaling said that they cannot stop receiving and the processing of applications for new businesses on the island until a municipal resolution is issued supporting the moratorium.


6,188 drivers apprehended in August

Some 6,188 drivers had been apprehended for various offenses by metro traffic enforcers for the month of August this year, the traffic management and engineering unit of the City Mayor's Office reported recently.

City gears for Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran Contest

The Iloilo City government is preparing to defend its title as the cleanest and greenest city under the Highly Urbanized Cities category of the Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran Cleanest and Greenest Contest at the regional level.

Treñas abashed by burglary in solon's house

City Mayor Jerry Treñas was ashamed that that house of Congressman Arthur Defensor Sr. in Mandurriao district was victimized by unidentified robbers last Wednesday night. He immediately ordered Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) Director Sr. Supt. Wesley Barayuga to exert effort in identifying the suspects and eventually put them behind bars.

2008 Dinagyang Festival Committee members bared

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas has signed an executive order designating once again the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Incorporated (IDFI) to host next year's edition of the city's world-famous Dinagyang Festival and creating the various committees to ensure the success of the event.

KOICA donates equipment in support of Iloilo's anti-rabies campaign

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in support of Iloilo's Anti-Rabies Program turned over anti-rabies vaccines, a laptop computer and advocacy posters to Iloilo Governor Niel D. Tupas Sr. in a turnover ceremony held yesterday, September 5, at the Provincial Capitol.


CSC chair to keynote CEO regional confab

Civil Service Commission (CSC) chair Karina Constantino-David will be the keynote speaker of the Regional Conference of the Career Executive Officers (CEO) on September 14 at Sarabia Manor, this city.

NFA assures ample rice supply

The National Food Authority (NFA) assured consumers today of ample supply of rice until the end of the year, debunking earlier reports on possible shortage of the staple food item due to the extended dry spell and floods experienced in rice-producing provinces around the country.

Japan gov't gives 74 T bags of fertilizers to Iloilo farmers

The third and final shipment of the 300 million Yen or P125-million worth of fertilizers under the Japan Grant Assistance for Underprivileged Farmers program was formally turned over to the Philippine government at the Loboc Port in Iloilo City yesterday.


Anything Under the Sun
Art triumvirate of Pavia (2)
Consumers Domain
Not a 9/11 poem
Without the Whitecoat
Occupational Medicine... Moving On
Bridging the gap
Communication facilities in Iloilo, early 20th C.
Nipped in the bud of youth
Health @ Heart
Cellular phones and health


Looking and seeing

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
Of babies and running a marathon

/ By Paolo Carreon

Bona fide TEXT:
On dates and dating

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Eye Opener:
Were hundreds missed in August '07 census?

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Childhood memories

/ By Kathy M. Villalon

Young Voice:
Putting the elephant inside the refrigerator

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Blessed Assurance:
The Dash (-) in the Grave Stone

/ By Karen Mae Barredo

Rational Insanity:
Jovita -- Diva, Prima Donna

/ By Bryan Mari Argos


Miner del Mundo

Miner del Mundo: Cooking up a storm

What makes those mouth-watering gastronomic pleasures of Days Hotel, Bourbon Street, Floyds and Ciao! special? The ingredients and special care put into them, of course. And these yummy treats were created by Miner del Mundo, a food consultant who hails from Manila.


Avon spearheads advocacy against breast cancer

Well into its 15th year of working towards helping women win the fight against breast cancer, Avon remains the world's leading corporate crusader against the disease. To date, the global company for women has raised over $500 million to advance breast cancer education and awareness, screening and diagnosis, access to treatment, support services, and scientific research in over 50 countries.

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More Ilonggos benefit from medical mission

A group of concerned companies joined forces last Aug. 26, 2007 in order to provide medical assistance to 1, 500 Ilonggos at the University of Iloilo. They were Bombo Radyo (spearheading the activity), Saviour International Hospital, Medicus, Health Link, University of San Agustin College of Pharmacy, GX International and UI.

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The International Associations of Lions Club District 301-B had so much fun last Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 during the Fellowship Night and Governor's Ball respectively. Both were held at Amigo Terrace Hotel's Coral Ballroom. On the first night, the Lions came in their different costumes --- Japanese, Chinese, dolls, princesses, cowboys, and more.


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