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Mabugat resigns as IRC warden

After six years of dedication to the celebrated administration of Governor Niel Tupas Sr., all it took was 72 words for retired Senior Superintendent Juan Mabugat to end such dedication.

Dengue cases continue to rise in Region VI

Cases of dengue fever continue to rise in Region VI, records at the Department of Health show. But health authorities ruled out the incidence of an outbreak, although an employee of the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (Resu) said that the region has the highest number of dengue cases in the country.

At the latest count by the Resu, there are already 5,064 dengue cases in Western Visayas as of September 30. There are 63 deaths, up three-fold from last year's 12.

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Knockout Tigdas
A. Chris Fernandez
Provincial Health Office Patricia Grace Trabado administers anti-measles vaccine to a little girl during yesterday's launching of the Department of Health's "Knockout Tigdas" at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol. Aside from the anti-measles vaccine, Vitamin A capsule and de-worming supplementation were also given to the children.

Malacañang widens PhilHealth probe, sets 'timetable' for DOH

Malacañang wants concrete resolution on the controversies hounding the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC) as it sets a timetable for the Department of Health (DOH) to conclude its investigation.

This, as regular monitoring was also ordered from the Office of Health Secretary Francisco Duque if only to arrive at an acceptable decision that will curb questionable claims at the PHIC.


Iloilo entering era of higher growth, says US envoy

United States Department of State Deputy Counselor for Economic Section Tim Neely said Iloilo City is "entering the era of higher growth" with the opening of the Megaworld Corporation and Iloilo airport of international standards in Cabatuan-Sta. Barbara recently.

DTI certified establishments in City awarded

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) yesterday awarded seven business establishments in  Iloilo with the Certified  Establishment silver and bronze seals.

Criminalize 'witch docs' anti-rabies surgery in Passi City

"Witch doctors" beware! Or at least those flying and plying within the territorial boundaries of Passi City, the only component city in the Province of Iloilo.

Banate goes for 'moral Ordinances'

Banate, Iloilo, some 84 kilometers north of Iloilo City is all "morals" in its Ordinances this week.

New WVSU prexy to pursue leadership by collaboration

The new president of West Visayas State University has underscored the need to pursue leadership by collaboration during his term in order to advance the thrusts and priorities of his administration.


Guv resumes environmental fee collection

Boracay Island -- After more than one month, Governor Carlito Marquez  decided to ask the representatives of the local government unit of Malay to return to their post inside the Caticlan Jetty Port to resume the collection of P50 environmental fee.

Confusion mars first day of traffic experimentation for city loop PUJs

The first day of the rerouting of city loop public utility jeepneys created confusion among the commuters. Traffic build up were experienced from General Luna until the Atrium and several other major thoroughfares.

Lantern Festival to light up Boracay this Christmas

BORACAY – Christmas in this island-resort is expected to be bright, beautiful and colorful with the pioneering Boracay Lantern Festival. The Philippine Networking for Eco-tourism Development (Philned) is organizing the festival.


Anything Under the Sun
World's greatest naval battle started off Panay
Consumers Domain
Of Coal Plants and Junkets
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

Life through our eyes

/ By Kathy M. Villalon

Young Voice:
Of jumbo-sized crayons and pancit canton

/ 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


Philippine Tatler Ball

6th Philippine Tatler Ball

Cosmopolitan Manila, a haven for charity parties and glamorous events, was once again abuzz when one of the country's most prestigious Philippine Tatler Ball celebrated its 6th year with elegance and aplomb at the Rizal Ballroom of the Makati Shangri-La Hotel a few weeks ago for the benefit of Gawad Kalinga.

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Janiuay rediscovers abaca

The Tuburan Abaca Weavers Association (TAWA) revived and managed this town's One Town One Product (OTOP) seen to increase the income of rural families in the area


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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.

----------------------------------------Promenade US Beef

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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