March 11, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Treñas worried by upsurge of typhoid cases in city

City Mayor Jerry Treñas is alarmed by the surge in the number of typhoid cases in the city. He thus mobilized the Association of Barangays Captains (ABC) in the city's six districts to help monitor the disease.

Acetylene Gang strikes Iloilo Pawnshop

About P200,000 cash and a still undetermined worth of jewelries were carted away by robbers, believed to be members of the Acetylene Gang, from Iloilo Pawnshop and Jewelry located in Quezon Street, Iloilo City yesterday.

The heist was discovered by the pawnshop's staff and the security guard after they opened the establishment around 9 a.m.

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Iloilo Pawnshop and Jewelry become empty of jewelries
A. chris Fernandez

Display shelves of Iloilo Pawnshop and Jewelry become empty of jewelries after robbers believed to be members of the Acetylene Gang ransacked the establishment.

Garin leads call for 6th Congressional District in Iloilo

First it was Iloilo City. Now the Capitol follows suit with a similar move to add another congressional district in the Province of Iloilo.


In Iloilo City: 217 stricken with typhoid fever

More than 217 people have been stricken with typhoid fever and four reportedly died in the city in two months time. This prompted the Department of Health (DoH)-National Epidemiology Center (NEC) to send representative to assist the local health department.

Slay-try on inmate triggers SP probe on IRC operations

A legislative investigation is underway on the over-all operations of the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC), the biggest and most-modern government jail facility in Western Visayas.

Court junks Petition of Tupas aide on '08 budget, backs SP stance on Capitol vacancy

For lack of merit, the Special Civil Action Case filed by a close aide of Governor Niel Tupas Sr. has been denied by the Court.

SC to hear LCP's petition for conversion of new cities

City Mayor Jerry Treñas said the Supreme Court will hear today (Tuesday) the petition filed by the League of Cities in the Philippines (LCP) seeking a moratorium on the creation of new cities in the country. He said he prepared himself in the first hearing after they filed the petition in May 2007.


German charged for rape-slay of Pinay in Boracay

Police on Monday filed a criminal complaint against a German tourist for the rape and killing of an entertainer on Boracay Island.

GK discovers Capiceño unsung heroes

Roxas City -- About 200 students from various schools here joined the belated anniversary celebration of the Gawad Kalinga - Isang Milyong Bayani (GK - 1MB) initiative last March 1 at the GK Holy Family Village at Sitio Pamombongan, Milibili, Roxas City.

Reusable bags now in Bacolod City

Bacolod City -- An environmentally-friendly reusable bag called the "Envirosax" was launched in Manila last month, and is now available in Bacolod City.


Prescription for Jun Lozada, interfaith bishops, et al.
Bridging the gap
The 'Carrot-and-Stick" policy of the Americans in Iloilo
Consumers Domain
Readers' take on corrupt politics
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
On Cruise Control
Enjoying the holidays


Mainstreaming the social doctrine

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

anything under the sun:
Origins of place-names (8)

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla

Young Voice:
Friends and blueberry cheesecakes

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Rational Insanity:
Arts venue for you

/Bryan Mari Argos

Eye Opener:
Give chance to GMA to govern the country righteously

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

res gestae:
Cops' spot promotion, long overdue

/Francisco B.Lindero, Jr.


The King and Queen of Hearts

The King and Queen of Hearts

The Sambag Elementary School regularly holds the Coronation of King and Queen of Hearts and for this year, it was held last Feb. 29, 2008 at the school's quadrangle. This year's King of Heart is Angelu Lagura, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joggie Lagura while the Queen of Hearts is Shaina Anne Soleno, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Soleno.

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Bourbon, Fiel and Leon

Every dining experience has its benefits. You enjoy good food, learn more about the person you are with and discover many things from the conversation. Recently, I had an interview with Fiel Apolinario, chef of Bourbon Street, the restaurant in Smallville whose square pizza, baby back ribs and other American-inspired food, people rave about.



A very glamorous evening of serious hair, serious dresses and serious jewelry took place under the resplendent chandeliers of the very elegant Crown Ballroom of Punta Villa Resort, in La Villa de Arevalo a few nights ago. I am referring to the Ilonggo Producers Association's (IPA's) most staggering and highly successful show "Hinabol", which featured the fashion collections of internationally renowned and very creative Ilonggo fashion designer, Nono Palmos.

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Students blaze new trails in Bais

BAIS CITY, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL – In the sluggish dawn after 2007's Christmas day, 18 students and young professionals from Iloilo teamed up with 8 Bacolodnon counterparts to start a work camp in Brgy. Cantugot outside Bais City in Negros Occidental.


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