March 13, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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CHO: Contaminated water possible cause of typhoid fever

City Health Office chief Dr. Urminico Baronda yesterday confirmed that the source of water of three waterfront barangays affected by typhoid fever is contaminated.

This came after the initial water analysis they conducted. The water sample was further subjected for "bacteriological examination."

Arrested Muslims in Boracay not terrorists, says kin

The family of one of two alleged terrorists arrested by government agents on Boracay Island over the weekend has called on the Armed Forces to surface their kin alive and unharmed

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Health authorities initially pointed to contaminated water
A. chris Fernandez

Health authorities initially pointed to contaminated water as the possible cause of typhoid fever affecting the city's three waterfront barangays. It is common practice for city residents to buy water from water stations.

Mayor orders stoppage of illegal construction works in Guimaras 'paradise' resort

Construction and development works of a multi-million investment in Nueva Valencia, Guimaras have now been stopped as per order of the town mayor.


Application up on mining of 10 Guimaras villages

A major mining corporation is intending to do exploration works in over 2,400 hectares of Nueva Valencia, Guimaras. Target minerals of the company, Makati City-based Fil-Asian Strategic Resources and Properties Corporation are Gold, Copper and other mineral resources with the exploration set to cover ten barangays (villages) here.

DOH supports proposed coal-fired power plant in Iloilo City

The Department of Health (DOH) expressed its support to the proposed establishment of a coal-fired power plant in Iloilo City.

Ex-army killed in an ambush

An ex-army and also a former candidate for board member in the second district of Iloilo died in an ambush early morning yesterday by suspected members of the New Peoples Army along the Freedom Highway, Poblacion in the town of Alimodian.

Coast Guard issues travel tips for Holy Week travelers

With the exodus Holy Week now peaking, passengers going by sea should be at the piers at least one-and-a-half hours before their scheduled trip.


NFA prepares for distribution to food-for-school expansion areas in Iloilo

The National Food Authority (NFA) is now preparing for the distribution of the 35-day rice requirement to their food-for-school expansion areas in Iloilo province.

DENR prepares for nationwide caravan in observance of World Earth Day

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here is gearing for the slated nationwide people's caravan in observance of the World Earth Day that will pass Western Visayas on April 8-12.

Bacolod City tourism propects bright for 2008

Bacolod City -- Bacolod City's tourism prospects are bright this year as more tourists arrive here with the city fast turning into the "call center capital" of Western Visayas and was recently adjudged the Most Business-Friendly City in the Philippines.


de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
St. Joseph School celebrates 36thFoundation Day
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
On Cruise Control
Enjoying the holidays


Eye Opener:
Divine reflection on Lenten season

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

anything under the sun:
Origins of place-names (10)

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla

Friendship with & without benefits

/By BuberianClan

Mainstreaming the social doctrine

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Young Voice:
Friends and blueberry cheesecakes

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Rational Insanity:
Arts venue for you

/Bryan Mari Argos


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.

---------------------------------------- Bourbon, Fiel and Leon

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.

----------------------------------------Work Camp

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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