December 12, 2007 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Business as usual in Capitol and City Hall despite strike

Transport groups in three provinces on Panay Island seek to paralyze public transport for two days starting today to dramatize their protest against repeated oil price increases.

City prepared for transport strike

The city government is prepared for the two-day transport strike called by transport groups under the Pinag-isang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston-Iloilo) and the  Iloilo City Alliance of Drivers Associations (Icada).

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Governor Niel Tupas

Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas calls for an emergency meeting to plan out contingency measures relative to the two-day transport strike.

PhilHealth moves to deter spurious cataract operations

The memorandum of agreement, signed on Sunday by PhilHealth Acting President and Chief Executive Officer Lorna Fajardo and PAO President Dr. Dominga Padilla, provides for closer coordination between the PhilHealth and PAO concerning claims for cataract operations.


'Franchise power' back in Iloilo

Key players in the country's franchise industry are back in Iloilo City for a regional venture facilitation and resource linkaging seminar.

Dulonan residents decry zoning board's decision

Residents of Barangay Dulonan, Arevalo who are directly affected by the ongoing construction of a gasoline refilling station will troop today to the Sangguniang Panlungsod to dramatize their complaint over the "injustice" they have suffered from the City Zoning Board of Appeals and Adjustment (CZBAA).

Iloilo City proper barangay chiefs endorse League prexy

The 45 village heads of the City Proper district unanimously expressed their support for and endorsement of President Roxas Barangay Chairman Irene Ong as president of the League of Barangays in Iloilo City.

DTI to open one-stop shop center for investors in Iloilo

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in partnership with related government agencies, will launch on Wednesday a National Economic Research and Business Assistance Center (NERBAC), which will serve as a one-stop shop center for would be investors.


MIGEDC leaders to show 'Power of One' in summit

Leaders from Metro Iloilo and Guimaras will meet in a summit on December 14, to put together their vision, actions and opportunities for growth as one big community to make the city and the region as a premier place of the future.

Bacolod transport groups also on strike

BACOLOD CITY -- Leaders of the United Negros Drivers' Operators' Center (UNDOC) and the Federation of Bacolod City Drivers' Associations (FEBACDA) decided late Monday afternoon to proceed with their two-day strike starting Wednesday.

Fireworks competition highlights Christmas celebration in Bacolod City

BACOLOD CITY – Get ready to be awed with the display of fireworks in the upcoming 1st Bacolod Fireworks Competition slated Dec. 15 and 22.


de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Consumer rights awareness
No tears for petty attachments
Is there a Santa Claus?
Bridging the gap
Boat-building in Panay after WWII
Without the Whitecoat
Food supplements: Business or cure?


Eight Paragraphs

John Melchor is it!

Charity averts tragedy

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Inconvenient truth

/ By Herman Lagon

9 practical commandments

Christmas is not all merrymaking

Beauty and the Mass

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala


John Java and mom Eva Java

So young yet so sick

On Dec. 16, 2007, KKK will have two one-act plays at the UPV Auditorium. Ateneo de Manila University's Entablado will perform "Ang Sistema ni Propesor Tuko" by Al Santos and "Tatlo Tatlo" by Rene Villanueva. The matinee is a 3 pm, the ticket is at P100 while the gala is at 6 pm and ticket is at P300

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Centroverde Residencias de Iloilo launched

The biggest residential development in Iloilo was formally launched last Nov. 11, 2007. Centroverde Residencias de Iloilo has 3,000 lots with 18 percent of it already sold. This township development is located along the circumferential highway in Pavia. This growth area boasts of good roads.

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A Mile for a Child's Dream

Dawn breaks over Plaza Libertad, and as the city awakens, the staff of SOS Children's Village Iloilo are ready to kick off their latest fundraising event.The 2nd Fun Ride, in partnership with IBEX was held on November 18th 2007.

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Marvelous flavors of Christmas

The cold and windy mornings, the increased frequency of events to go to, are among the things that we experience when Christmas nears. Another is the increased frequency of eating out for us who oftentimes take our lunch in the office or at home.


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