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Cataract doc speaks up on PhilHealth controversy

Dr. Miguel Sarabia, scion of one of Iloilo's illustrious families and top eye doctor in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental speaks up on the controversial cataract cases charged to the government's Philippine Health Insurance Company (PHIC).

Brgy, SK polls likely to be postponed —Villar

Senate President Manuel Villar yesterday said the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections set on Oct 29 would likely be postponed after senators who had earlier opposed any delay in the polls "changed their minds."

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Dr. Miguel Sarabia
Dr. Miguel Sarabia (right), medical director of the Eye Program of Bacolod Our Lady of Mercy Specialty Hospital, explains to TNT'S Florence Hibionada his system in getting patients for cataract surgery. Looking on are (from right) hospital CEO Dr. Evangeline Johnson and the director of Our Lady of Mercy Specialty Hospital.

Coast Guard rescues stranded vessel

A fast craft from Bacolod City carrying 67 passengers ran aground off the Siete Pecados in Guimaras island around 7 a.m. yesterday. Fortunately, the vessel was safely brought by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to the Dumangas port.

Weesam Express I left the Bacolod City port at 6:30 en route to Iloilo City but ran aground along Siete Pecados due to strong winds and big waves.


AFP all-happy with SC ruling on Writ of Amparo

Families and comrades of missing Ilonggo activists are not the only ones ecstatic and optimistic in a new Supreme Court ruling on the Writ of Amparo.

A million trees from TSKI: Caring for God's resources

Batad, Iloilo -- Taytay sa Kauswagan Incorporated (TSKI), the country's premier partner in micro-financing marked its 21st anniversary in a celebration that was a first for its 250,000 clients.

City declared under state of calamity

Iloilo City has been declared under state of calamity following the flash floods caused by heavy rains the other week. The declaration was made in last Wednesday's regular session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod.

PAO nat'l prexy turns the blame on PhilHealth

The Philippine Academy of Ophthalmologists (PAO) has vowed to crackdown on its members who have been involved in irregularities related to controversial cataract operations charged to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth).

City dad chides punong barangays' backing of LODA

City Councilor Eduardo Peñaredondo urged his colleagues at the Sangguniang Panlungsod not to give weight to the endorsement of several barangay captains on the letter of appeal made by a group of drivers.


Bacolod City wins 2nd place in POC national contest

Bacolod City -- City Mayor Evelio Leonardia turned over to City Treasurer's Office officer-in-charge Annabelle Badajos, the P75,000 check received by Bacolod as the 2nd Best City Peace and Order Council in the Philippines recently.

DILG ready to release barangay officials' benefits

Roxas City -- The checks of the beneficiaries of the death claims of barangay officials in Capiz are now ready for release, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Roxas City to award oldest senior citizen

Roxas City -- The city government here through the Federation of Senior Citizens Associations of the Philippines (FSCAP) – Roxas City Chapter will award its oldest and able senior citizen in line with the senior citizens week celebration from October 1 to 7 this year.


Anything Under the Sun
Ilongga suffragettes
Consumers Domain
Strike out P1.3 B illegitimate debt off 2008 budget
Without the Whitecoat
The hypocrisy of the Oath
Bridging the gap
Early postal services in Iloilo
Memories that bless and burn
Health @ Heart
Scary data on smoking risks


More important things than NBN

/By Philip S. Chua, M.D.

The shelved National Broadband Project

/ By Chef Palocci

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:
I write because…

/ By Paolo Carreon

After Erap's conviction at Sandiganbayan, now what?

/ By Rhea B. Peñaflor

Bona fide TEXT:
Early visita iglesia

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Down in Bohol

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Eye Opener:
Indefinite suspension of ZTE project

/ 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:
Conserving the past

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Rainy season comfort food

/ By Miner del Mundo



Sinful Desires

Who says that everyday sinful desire is bad for you? There are some that give you benefits, actually. Take for example, chocolate. Apart from its heavenly taste that is so irresistible, chocolate has health benefits.


Bourbon Street launches new selections

The Photographic Society of Iloilo turned 27 and it held two events. The opening salvo, which was a photographic contest and exhibit was held last Sept. 8, 2007 at Newpost General Luna Street, while the main night was held last Sept. 15 at the Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center.

----------------------------------------The Officers and Members of Photgraphic Society of Iloilo

Photographic Society of Iloilo turns 27

The Photographic Society of Iloilo turned 27 and it held two events. The opening salvo, which was a photographic contest and exhibit was held last Sept. 8, 2007 at Newpost General Luna Street, while the main night was held last Sept. 15 at the Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center.

----------------------------------------The Royal Eagles and the Guardian Brotherhood, Inc.

The Royal Eagles and the Guardian Brotherhood, Inc.

An eagle, as it takes flight, is determined on its goal. That's why among the birds, it's considered as the king of the sky. Just like the unwavering commitment of the Royal Eagles Rescue Volunteer Brigade, Inc. on their goal to serve the community through volunteerism.



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