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DPWH exec explains delayed completion of Infante flyover

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Director Rolando Asis yesterday said that the curing period for the concrete portion of the Infante flyover's two approaches caused the delay in the project's completion.

Jaro cops face raps for illegally detaining businessman

Two policemen from Jaro Police Station are facing charges for Slander, Alarm and Scandal, Arbitrary Detention, and Falsification filed by a restaurant and bar owner.

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Flyover Approach

Laborers work double time on one of the two approaches of the Infante Flyover

Cataract doc demands apology

Either way, the words were not acceptable for Dr. Miguel Sarabia, top eye doctor of Bacolod City and Negros Occidental.  The doctor’s adverse reaction was in relation to yesterday’s The News Today (TNT) banner story that carried his say on the controversial cataract case issue questioned by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC).


Hanna destroys 47 houses in city

Fourty-seven houses in Iloilo City were totally destroyed while 276 others were partially damaged due to strong winds and heavy rains as tropical depression Hanna leaves the country Monday morning. The affected communities are those in the coastal and low-lying areas of Iloilo City.

Igbarasnons commemorate Songsongon tragedy

Igbarasnons commemorate today the first anniversary of the Sonsongon tragedy that left 22 fatalities and 19 missing and presumed dead.

Bodies of 3 drowning victims in Leon found

Tragedy struck a family in Leon, Iloilo in Sunday's drowning incident that killed three family members here.

No internal rules yet for City Council

The Sangguniang Panlungsod has yet to adopt its new internal rules. This is because the city council has not yet discussed the proposed changes on the rules.

Abalos resignation lauded

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has welcomed the resignation of Commission on Elections (Comelec) chair Benjamin Abalos Sr.


DILG urges Capiz barangays to set up info centers

Roxas City -- The government urges the barangays in Capiz to put up their respective information centers.

Interior and Local Government Provincial Director Jenny Destua of Capiz disclosed that they are encouraging all the barangays in the province to establish their respective Gabay sa Mamamayan Action Center (GMAC).

Bacolod's Masskara Festival opens

Bacolod City -- The 28th Masskara Festival opens with a simple rite at the Masskara Village to signal the start of the month-long celebration.

18th Nutrition Congress to focus on accelerated hunger mitigation

The 18th Nutrition Congress slated on October 5 will focus on the Accelerated Hunger Mitigation Program (AHMP) of the Arroyo administration, aimed at nutrition improvement and in encouraging a healthy lifestyle for the Filipino youth.

PhilHealth requires billing statement in submission of claims

A duly attested Statement of Accounts or Billing Statements signed by the member is now a requirement to be attached in the submission of claims. A Memorandum dated September 19, 2007 requires all Health Care Facilities to comply with the latest guideline in all discharges beginning October 1, 2007.


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


Servant Leadership

/By Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno, Supreme Court

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.

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

Looking back in time

/ By Kathy M. Villalon

Young Voice:

/ By Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Blessed Assurance:
Purpose of prayer

/ By Karen Mae Barredo

Rational Insanity:
Conserving the past

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Rainy season comfort food

/ By Miner del Mundo


SM Foodcourt

SM Food Court: They Got It All!

SM City Iloilo recently unveiled its latest project, the new Food Court. It's one of the many improvements (and more to follow) of the mall's facilities so that the shopping public can enjoy maximum comfort and convenience.

Robinsons Campus Fashionista

Robinsons Campus Fashionista

Robinsons Campus Fashionista Model Search 2007 is now on its 3rd year and is the only existing model search of its nature herewith. It has produced most of the recognizable model faces in the local ramp today and a number of them has transitioned to the runways of Manila and the international modeling catwalk.


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. It is said to improve lactose intolerance and the flavonoids found in cocoa may improve blood pressure and prevent the arteries of the heart from being blocked with platelets, thus lowering the risk of heart disease.


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.


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