February 5, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Medical mission complication leaves 2 yr old in comatose condition

Efforts are being pooled to help stabilize the medical condition of a 2 year-old boy hospitalized Wednesday due to complications of a Cheiloplasty surgery in one medical mission.

Napulan wants case of 2 yr old comatose boy probed

First District Board Member Macario Napulan wants a full investigation on the case of a 2 year-old boy now in comatose condition.

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Market vendors bear the brunt of the new tax rate

Market vendors bear the brunt of the new tax rate being imposed by the city government.

City market vendors assail new tax rate

Market vendors in the city's different public markets are up in arms against the implementation of the new tax ordinance which drastically increased the rental and entrance fees to the markets.


LCP to meet with Pimentel, Hofer over IRA issues

League of Cities in the Philippines (LCP) chair Mayor Jerry Treñas will meet with Senator Aquilino Pimentel and Zamboanga Sibugay Representative Ann Hofer to address the problems on the creation of new cities that would cause the eventual reduction of the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) of existing cities in the country.

Chinese Consul to grace Chinese New Year celebration

Consul General He Shi Jing of the Chinese Consulate of the People's Republic of China in Cebu would be the special guest of the Chinese-Filipino community of Iloilo as they celebrate the 2008 Chinese New Year.

City employees join protest vs. IRA cut

Flags were flown at half mast in the city halls of Iloilo and Passi yesterday as city government employees joined the continuing protests of the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) against the creation of more cities.

Construction of P370 M Iloilo-Zarraga radial road imminent

The construction of the P370 million radial road from Barangay Lanit, Jaro until Zarraga town is more likely to happen as the budget for the project is already included in the current national budget.


New email address for 'Mag-email sa Ombudsman' project

The Ombudsman - Visayas Regional Office 6 has a new email address for its "Mag-email sa Ombudsman" project.

Preparations for Annual Panaad sa Negros start

With more than two months still to go for the 2008 Panaad sa Negros, the Provincial Government of this province and its different committees are leaving no stones unturned in preparation for the event of the year.

DBM Region VI to release P942-M IRA this week

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Regional Office VI will be releasing the P942,780,000 Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) shares of the local government units (LGUs) in Western Visayas within this week.


Appointment with Love
Bridging the gap
Early Ilonggo-Bisaya traits (3)
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Consumers Domain
Save TESDA! Prosecute Syjuco!
On Cruise Control
Enjoying the holidays


Bishops' statements

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Young Voice:
Dagyang ta!

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Res Gestae:
PNP: Going strong at 17

/ Francisco Lindero Jr.

Thanking the Arevalo Police and Iloilo Doctors Hospital

/ Florence F. Hibionada

Rational Insanity:
The poetics of love

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Diabetes ravages the body

/ Philip S. Chua

Anything Under the Sun:
Jaro Cathedral

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla


Social Reality Through Art

Social Reality Through Art: Jomari Moleta's strokes aims to educate about social reality

Jomari Moleta is one of the big names in the Ilonggo art scene. He is a visual artist and a practicing architect. His success happened amid difficulties that usually beset Ilonggo artists, but his consistency, perseverance and rare talent has got him to where he is now.

---------------------------------------- Vic's birthay party and an exhibit

Vic's birthay party and an exhibit

Dr. Vic Pido, one of Iloilo City's well-loved doctors, celebrated his nth birthday recently through a dinner with family and friends as well as an exhibit at Newpost, General Luna Street.

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Terracotta sculpting given boost

Last Jan. 25, 2008, Pink Pepper witnessed the blessing of the terracotta training center at the Smart Gawad Kalinga site in Sooc, Mandurriao.

---------------------------------------- Food Styling 101

Food Styling 101

Food styling is the art of presenting food for any kind of media whether commercial or photography. The food should be tastefully arranged and presented in a manner that it looks fresh despite the heat from the camera lighting or the continuous takes.


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