March 26, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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DOH execs in 'hot water' over region's anti-Malaria drug deal

At least 15 senior officials of the Department of Health (DOH) in Western Visayas had been called in to serve as government resource persons in a fact-finding probe of the Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas.

MIWD sets series of dialogs in typhoid-stricken barangays

MIWD Interim General Manager Edwin Reyes said the dialog, dubbed as "Hinun-anon sa Barangay", is centered on the 16 barangays with suspected outbreaks of typhoid fever. The information caravan is necessary to educate the consumers on the importance of safe drinking water.

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A man along with several kids go fishing on a small pond

A man along with several kids go fishing on a small pond located in a vacant lot near the commercial area in Diversion Road, Mandurriao district unmindful of the scorching heat of the sun.

Town passes resolution opposing planned mining exploration

The municipal government of Nueva Valencia in Guimaras has passed a resolution opposing the proposed mining exploration of a giant multinational company.


Suplico scores guv, 5 capitol execs on continued use of '07 Budget

After learning of continued defiance on the supposed effectivity of the 2008 Capitol budget, Vice Governor Rolex Suplico now made official his objection to his uncle, Governor Niel Tupas Sr. and five of his top department heads.

Record-high tourists for Guimaras, Boracay in this year's Lenten break says DOT exec

Influx of tourists for this year's Lenten break reached its record-high primarily in the island-province of Guimaras and Aklan's Boracay Island.

Towns coastal resource management capacities enhanced

The Banate Bay Resource Management Council, Inc. (BBRMC), composed of the municipalities of Barotac Nuevo, Barotac Viejo, and Banate, are embarking into activities to enhance their capabilities in coastal resource management.

DENR observes World Water Day

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) leads the international observance of World Water Day celebrated every 22nd March of each year. Since March 22 2008 fell on a Black Saturday of the Lenten Season, the country will mark the activity on March 24-28 as World Water Week.


Ombudsman Caravan of Government Services goes to Antique

San Jose, Antique – The Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for Visayas headed by Deputy Ombudsman Pelagio S. Apostol will bring their services to the Province of Antique on April 3-4, 2008.

DOT sets consultation on restaurant accreditation rules

Bacolod City -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) is conducting a one-day consultation-seminar on Rules and Regulations to govern the accreditation of restaurants in Cebu City on April 11, 2008.

'Darag' native chicken offers new hope to farmers

San Carlos City -- With a purpose of 'raising awareness on the potentials of native chicken as a livelihood commodity', the 'Darag' IEC Team led by Prof. Marilou Ang Lopez visited Hacienda Malinong Multi-Purpose Cooperative in the town of Pontevedra, Negros Occidental on March 12, and San Carlos City on March 13, 2008.


Gasping for breath
anything under the sun
Origins of place-names (12)
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Salute to the graduates
Consumers Domain
Misinformation on Coal
Long live womankind!
Bridging the gap
The Ilonggo-Bisaya as a proud and vain people


The roadmap for Iloilo City

/By BenitoT. Jimena

Cheat codes

/By Kathy M. Villalon

Young Voice:
A Parent's Promise

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Res Gestae:
PNP's Alert Status is the country's peace and order status

/By Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Eye Opener:
Obedience to God

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong


Rudy Fernandez

Rudy Fernandez: An inspiration to athletes

NO, he's not the actor. For me, he's far greater than the actor that we know of. He's Rudy Fernandez, dubbed as the Iron Man of Asia, a one-legged triathlete who hails from Iloilo. Those who know him outside sports recognize him as one of the housemates of ABS-CBN's Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition.


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Sounds Familiar

Music has its own way of doing a very charitable and worthy cause.Take for example a dinner concert entitled Sounds Familiar with proceeds going to the Jaro Adventist Elementary School Endowment Fund. Indeed, musicians and memories fuse to give one enchanted night of familiar songs, mostly renditions of classical Broadway songs and pop.

----------------------------------------Erna Foerster's DIVERSION

Erna Foerster's Diversion

Erna Foerster of the Iloilo City Police Office's Women's and Children's Desk is holding a photographic exhibit entitled "Diversion" at Museo Iloilo.

Presented before the public are many pieces of rare and fabulous photographs that reflect Foerster's love for art.

----------------------------------------Jamming with INDAY RAFFY

Jamming with Inday Raffy

HIS first song and album called "Inday" had been an Ilonggo favorite. This even made it to stations all over the country.

Since he was a kid, Inday Raffy or Rafael Buenavides, a native of Jalaud, Barotac Nuevo loved to sing and he entered in several contests


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