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Solon looks into 'suspicious' cataract medical missions

Private practice of at least six Ilonggo eye specialists or opthalmologists and its link with two private hospitals based in Bacolod City are under special scrutiny by the government's Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).

Treñas to ask SP to declare city under state of calamity

City Mayor Jerry Treñas wants the city declared under a state of calamity as a result of the flash floods which affected 45,065 persons or 9,013 families.

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Children are back to school after classes were suspended late last week due to widespread flash floods in the city.

Plastic items cause flash floods

The improper disposal of plastic items in various areas of the city was the major cause of last week's flash floods.

This is the finding of the joint inspection team from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the City Engineers Office (CEO).


School paper advisers want more than competition

They consider competitions as motivation but they also want to be more relevant by contributing to community development.

School Publications Advisers, who participated in the Journalistic Writing and Paper Management Seminar facilitated by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), said in a forum that while student writers are more inclined to write to compete with others in regional and national press conferences, there is also that nagging desire to make their papers responsive to community issues.

Government express services go to the mall

More than 25 government agencies will directly serve the transacting public at the Activity Center of SM City Mall, Iloilo City, on September 25- 27, 2007.  Dubbed "Government Express Goes to the Mall", the three-day activity is intended to make government services more accessible to the public. 

Treñas welcomes boys and girls officials

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas welcomed this year's set of student officials for the celebration of the Boys' and Girls' week.

The celebration, where various students get to occupy government positions for a week, is done annually and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Iloilo district 3850.


Town mayors back STL operation in Aklan

Town mayors in Aklan are pushing for the operation of Small Town Lottery (STL) in the province.

In a three-page resolution passed by the Aklan chapter of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) on September 11, the mayors has invited the chair and general manager of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to conduct a test run of the numbers game in the province. The LMP-Aklan also invited the two PCSO officials to orient the officials of the LMP and the province on the rules and regulations governing the operation of the STL.

Bacolod cops second place in 'Best City Peace and Order Council' search

In a highly urbanized category, Bacolod City Peace and Order Council came second to Makati City in the Best City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) for 2005, a nationwide search.

Aquaculture business forum set October 16-17

An Agree-Build-Organize-Transfer (ABOT) Aquaculture Business Forum will be held on October 16-17 at the Philippine Social Science Center in Diliman, Quezon City.

With this, the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) Aquaculture Department (AQD) invites entrepreneurs and stakeholders in the aquaculture industry to this two-day event.


Anything Under the Sun
Art triumvirate of Pavia (2)
Consumers Domain
Suspension of NBN project not enough
Without the Whitecoat
Occupational Medicine... Moving On
Bridging the gap
Early banking and finance in Iloilo
Poetry: beyond classroom memorization
Health @ Heart
Coffee reduces diabetes risk


A triumph of justice and the rule of law?

/ By Perfecto R. Yasay Jr.

Being Estrada'd

/ By Luis V. Teodoro

'Come home Dad'

/ By Brave One

Hemorrhagic dengue fever

/ By Boni L. Lee

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
The truth and the Cardinal

/ By Paolo Carreon

After Erap's conviction at Sandiganbayan, now what?

/ By Rhea B. Peñaflor

Bona fide TEXT:
Heavens and the Earth

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Chastity education vs. sex education

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Eye Opener:
Barangay, SK polls should no longer be postponed

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Treasures at the end of the rainbow

/ By Kathy M. Villalon

Young Voice:

/ By Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Blessed Assurance:
How to release your burden

/ By Karen Mae Barredo

Rational Insanity:
Two poems

/ By Bryan Mari Argos


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The Belfry, an Iloilo landmark

The belfry, campanario, or belltower is a given fixture of every Catholic church. It houses the bells, which basically toll the hours, call the people to mass, and announce important events. During the Spanish times, the belfry also served as watchtower against invaders. Such was the case of the Jaro belfry built around 1744. Made of bricks and limestone blocks, it was a three story tower 29 meters high.


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Lapida season once more

The hammer and chisel have started to make music again. This morning, as the Miagao jeepney I took slowed down near Oton plaza hoping to pick up more passengers, I noticed a familiar sound–a pleasant kind of hammering. Ah, lapida makers. The season has arrived.

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The Four Dragon Food Express opening

The Dragon is one of the most powerful and lucky signs of the Chinese zodiac because of its fiery energy. Imagine when you combine four dragons together. You come up with a powerful team of success and power. Purr's referring to Marcelino Florete Jr., Rudy Tiu, Alfonso Tan and Romeo Go, who joined forces to come up with another restaurant that everybody will truly love.

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Exhibit touches on students and their lifestyles

Art, as a form of expression, is also a tool to educate. Thus, the Tatsulok Artisans made "educating students on lifestyles" as their rallying point for holding "Tradeans Thumb", an exhibit held at the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology recently.



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