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October 15, 2007, Iloilo City, Philippines
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Massive quarrying blamed on feared collapse of major Iloilo bridge

Longtime massive downstream quarrying in the once rich Suage River is feared to eventually cause the collapse of the historic Suage Bridge in Janiuay, Iloilo.

Janiuay execs in unified call for probe on quarry damage to Suage Bridge

A moratorium of at least two years in all quarry operations in Janiuay, Iloilo is sought amidst growing and gnawing concerns on massive environmental damage here.

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Suage River
A. Chris Fernandez
The foundation of the Suage River in Janiuay, Iloilo have become exposed as the soil continues to be carried by the river. Downstream quarrying has been pointed as the principal reason for the damage. Inset photo shows temporary reinforcement being made on some of the foundations which is already as high as the woman standing on its side.

PhilHealth stops payment of cataract claims

The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has ordered a stop to payment of claims for cataract surgery during medical missions and through recruitment schemes amid reports of irregularities in claims of hospitals and doctors involving hundreds of millions of pesos.


Treñas elated by purchase of old airport site

Mayor Jerry Treñas expressed elation over the decision of real estate developer Megaworld Corp. to pour in P1.5 billion worth of investments in the City.

Sevilla is city's adopted son

City Mayor Jerry Treñas has declared Department of Finance Undersecretary for Privatization John Philip Sevilla an adopted son of Iloilo City for his effort in completing the sale of the old airport site.

Development of old airport into business park to kick off next year

Megaworld Corporation's Executive and Senior Vice President Kingson U. Sian projected that development at the old airport site in Mandurriao district will start early next year. The development will take place as soon the development master plan with the concept of "live-work-play-learn community" is done.

Iloilo to host 4th National Organic Farming Congress

The 4th National Organic Agriculture Congress opens in Iloilo City on October 17-18, 2007 at the Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center.  The theme of the Congress is "Converging Thrusts for the Organic Industry Development in the Philippines."


New presidential assistant brings 1st executive briefing to Capiz

ROXAS CITY -- Newly appointed Presidential Assistant for Panay and Guimaras Assistant Secretary Raul N. Banias will hold his first in a series of executive briefings in the Province of Capiz, Oct. 16.

BIR sets Tax Amnesty Roadshow

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Region 12 is set to conduct a Tax Amnesty Roadshow on October 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Garden Royale Main Hall at Goldenfield Commercial Complex.


Anything Under the Sun
World's greatest naval battle started off Panay
Consumers Domain
Gloria's 7 Social Sins
Without the Whitecoat
Taking hypertension for granted
Bridging the gap
Labor and employment in Iloilo, early 1900s
Volunteers:  Helga and Betsy, Rinus and Jim
Health @ Heart
Scary data on smoking risks


Bull's Eye:

Desperate Housewives slur

/By Philip S. Chua, M.D.


By Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz

Servant Leadership

/By Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno, Supreme Court

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
Let me talk about…

/ By Paolo Carreon

Dark night of the soul

/ By Rhea B. Peñaflor

Bona fide TEXT:
Pieces of wisdom

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Needed: villains and rebels

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Eye Opener:
Let's give Mike Arroyo his day in the Senate

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Looking back in time

/ By Kathy M. Villalon

Young Voice:
Diary of an unfortunate fetus

/ By Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Blessed Assurance:
Only one way

/ By Karen Mae Barredo

Rational Insanity:
Ten things to do on a Sabbatical

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Etiquette in restaurant dining

/ By Miner del Mundo


Robinsons Anniversary

Celebrating Robinsons' 6th birthday

The eclectic and choosy shoppers and mall goers of Iloilo were not disappointed over the first weekend of October as they celebrated Robinsons Place Iloilo's sixth birthday with loads of wholesome events.

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The Promenade features US Beef Hanging Tender

A hanging tender is a cut from the internal diaphragm pillar muscle of the cow. This beef is actually very tasty and succulent.

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Fabulous Ilonggos at the Tatler Ball

The world of Philippine's high society turned out in full force for a night in aid of the Gawad Kalinga, the latest beneficiary to the country's premiere high-end lifestyle magazine the Philippine Tatler. Not surprising, the Rizal Ballroom of The Shangri-la venue looked beautiful, replete with 24 hanging chandeliers, fabulous centerpieces and trellises with climbing greens and votive candles on all sides.

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The Integrated Lions Club induction

The Iloilo City Integrated Lions Club held its 28th charter anniversary and 29th induction officers last Sept. 15, 2007 at Amigo Terrace Hotel. At that event, the Lions were reminded of the challenges they face being members of the prestigious organization.



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