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4 docs, 3 hospitals rapped over fraudulent cataract claims

The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has finally filed administrative cases against four doctors and three hospitals in Western Visayas in relation to  irregularities in insurance claims for cataract surgeries.

'Ocean nourishment' project not yet implemented, says UPV prof

A University of Philippines in the Visayas (UPV)-based professor has defended the proposed experiment to release tons of urea in Philippine waters including areas near Panay Island as part of an experiment of an Australian firm to mitigate the effects of climate change.

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Flyover Vandal
A. Chris Fernandez
Unscrupulous individuals have started spraying graffiti at the bases of the unfinished Infante flyover.

P2 M port to serve Iloilo-Guimaras passengers mulled

Two officials assured that the present Jordan and Buenavista ports serving passengers to and from Guimaras will stay even with the proposed construction of the P2 million Eco Port as part of the infrastructure program for the Metro Iloilo-Guimaras Economic Development Council (MIGEDC).

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas and Guimaras Gov. Felipe Nava said the old ports will stay as the local governments of Iloilo and Guimaras already agreed to maintain it. The closure is already a non-issue as the ports will continue to cater to the needs of the passengers to and from Guimaras.


Army reports: Reds avenge loss of bets in Iloilo towns

Army soldiers were called in to help secure a hinterland barangay in Igbaras, Iloilo following reports of harassment and terrow sowed here.

DTI to establish assistance center for investors

It will be soon easier for interested investors in Western Visayas to secure requirements and other documents for their businesses with the proposed establishment of the National Economic Research and Business Assistance Center (NERBAC) in the region.

NAPC, OPAP assure funds for RPA-ABB livelihood projects

The government has enough funds intended for the various livelihood projects of the Revolutionary Proletariat Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPA-ABB) committed to them years back, according to Presidential Assistant for Panay and Guimaras Dr. Raul Banias.

Guidelines on filling vacant barangay, SK posts out this week

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) will release this week its guidelines on filling vacant barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) posts.

Mayor, town execs, tsinoy businessman face raps over 'unwanted' gas station

The entire set of town officials headed by the mayor of Santa Barbara, Iloilo and a local businessman were hurled into Court by a Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) here.


Campaign for fortified products stepped up

Roxas City -- Health officials in Capiz have been partnering with grocery and department stores in the province to help in the promotion of fortified products.

1st Filipino-German marine science meeting held in Cebu

Cebu City – No less than the Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany in the Philippines, His Excellency Christian-Ludwig Weber-Lortsch opened the First Filipino and German marine science meeting at the Parklane International Hotel in Cebu City last November 6, 2007 to discuss various global issues that affect coastal fisheries resources in light of climate change.

New Bacolod-Silay Airport website gets visitors

Bacolod City -- Bacoleños and Negrenses residing abroad have visited the website of the New Bacolod- Silay Airport in Brgy. Bagtic, Silay City, Negros Occidental.

BIR Capiz posts higher tax take in 1st 10 months

Roxas City -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Capiz has raked in more than P325 million over a 10-month period. Information Officer Ma. Gracia Balgos disclosed that from January to October this year, the agency's total collection reached more than P325.290 million.


Consumers Domain
Trapoliticking at its peak
Unchristian, I wrote
Health @ Heart
Robotic Radiosurgery; Gamma Knife vs. Cyberknife
Bridging the gap
Iloilo's sugar production after WWII
Without the Whitecoat
The deeper cause of non-compliance
Anything Under the Sun
World's greatest naval battle started off Panay


The face of poverty

By Antonio C. Abaya

bonafide text:
Flocking like birds

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Guarding our internal world

/By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Letting go and rebooting

/ By Kathy M. Villalon

Young Voice:
PGMA: The Second Saint of the Philippines

/ By Maria Reylan M. Garcia

The Black Box Challenge 2007

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Rational Insanity:
This murderous society

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

In memoriam: Mariannet Amper

By Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz

Political censorship

By Luis V. Teodoro

Checking wild sympathies

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
Too much today

/ By Paolo Carreon

Bull's Eye:
Young politician


El Retiro Beach Park

Retreating at El Retiro Beach Park

The stress of the past week had left some of us hankering for a break. Even for just one day, it would be nice to hie off to a place where one can rejuvenate. This way, we'll be armed with enough energy to face more weeks, or even months of delivering superb editorials to the public.

---------------------------------------- SM Little Stars

SM Little Stars: A Night of Wonder

The SM Supermalls have always upheld Filipino family values, and, in the past few months, the focus has been on children. SM recognizes the charm, wit and intelligence that every child has, and has come up with the SM Little Stars, to look for the child that best personifies SM's beliefs.


----------------------------------------Shake, Rattle and Flow

Shake, Rattle and Flow

No creepy- crawlies, no bats flying, no witches hats and no grotesque mask can stop the waves upon waves of party animals from entering the always full packed, certified party place - Flow Resto Lounge, at high end Smallville for three nights in a row.

----------------------------------------Maybelline Matavia

Maybelline Matavia: Commitment beyond experience

Maybelline Matavia is the president of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Circle of Officers at St. Paul University Iloilo. She is a fourth year AB Mass Communication student with quite a number of merits.



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