June 4, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Delay seen in release of free bags for city's schoolchildren

Elementary school pupils may not be able to receive their free school bags from the city government in the opening of classes on June 10, 2008 as the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) has yet to bid the P3.8 million project.

Capitol SP approves infra committee's tougher nat'l road action

Immediate formation of a composite team. Immediate repair of severely-damaged road sections. Directive for the prohibition of asphalt-overlay in damaged roads because of heavy-loaded trucks.

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A volunteer repaints a blackboard inside a classroom

A volunteer repaints a blackboard inside a classroom in Mandurriao Elementary School in preparation for the school opening next week.

Owners vow to develop passenger terminals

Owners of different perimeter boundary terminals in the city yesterday assured that they will upgrade and develop their terminals in compliance with the Perimeter Boundary Ordinance.

The assurance was made by terminal operators in yesterday's meeting called by Mayor Jerry Treñas.


Treñas orders deployment of more cops on school opening

City Mayor Jerry Treñas has ordered the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) to deploy additional police personnel in different schools, universities and other areas of convergence as the school opening nears.

Jaro I Elementary School fourth grader qualifies for Int'l Math Olympiad

Lorenzo Carlos Baquiran, a fourth grader of Jaro I Elementary School, has made it among the 16 Grade Four Qualifiers for the 2008 Young Mathematicians Intensive Training Program conducted in Cebu City last March 23 – 28, 2008.

Ad-hoc committee formed to decide mayor's plea for dismissal of admin raps

An ad-hoc committee composed of two lawyers in the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) will decide on the fate of Santa Barbara Mayor Isabelo Maquino.

Board member hopes for major arrest before slain vice-mayor cousin's burial

With three days left before the scheduled burial of slain Ajuy Vice Mayor Ramon Rojas Jr., Fifth District Board Member Jett Rojas hopes for the "ultimate justice."


98% of WV LGUs with ordinances on anti-smoking

Some 98% of local government units in Western Visayas have anti-smoking ordinances.

PCA launches food safety campaign

ROXAS CITY – The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) has launched its food safety campaign to support government's efforts to strengthen its food safety control systems of coconut products.

Capiceños get more gov't help for aqua-marine sector

ROXAS CITY – The government has been helping Capiceños to further sustain its aquaculture and marine production, particularly through technical assistance and support.


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Bonafide Text
Why St. Joseph School?
The education challenge
Home savory home
Bridging the gap
The cultural dimension of boats in Panay island
Eye Opener
God is still in control in perilous times
anything under the sun
Marian apparitions (2)


Cerebral combustion:
Who influences your thinking?

/ Hacel Du-Chua

Young Voice:
What's genius?

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Smoky eyes, lemon pie

/By Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

The Ravages of Cancer

/Philip S. Chua

Watershed education: The greatest challenge of Tigum-Aganan

/ Jessica Salas


McDonald's Kiddie Crew at SM City

McDonald's Kiddie Crew at SM City

Some kids spent their summer wisely by participating in the workshops offered for them, like the McDonalds Kiddie Crew. Summer has ended and so did the workshops, with a graduation held at SM City Iloilo last May 29.


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Preserving Pagatpat through mangrove reforestation

The newly-opened Pagatpat Resort in Mantangingi, East Valencia, Buenavista, Guimaras is named after "pagatpat", a species of mangrove growing around the place for centuries now.

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A cultural experience: Cultural Heritage Month Opening

In an effort to raise more awareness to Iloilo's rich cultural heritage, the Iloilo City Cultural Heritage and Conservation Council (ICCHCC) organized a celebration of the Heritage Month last May 23, 2008.

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Oton's Kim

Kim San Luis of San Nicholas, Oton was crowned as Oton's Queen after besting other contestants during the town's 426th foundation day. The search for the queen was one of the highlights of their week-long celebration.


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