July 16, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Catholic Church warns 'family bill legislators': 'Dump it or else…'

Separation of the Church and the State? Not quite anymore. Catholic priests as lobbyists? That and more.

Environmental alert up in Antique waters as toxic cargo found in sunken vessel

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has raised an environmental alert after it discovered that a cargo ship that sank off the coast of Antique at the height of typhoon "Frank" on June 21 was carrying tons of a carcinogenic toxic substance.

DENR Regional Executive Director Lormelyn Claudio said they have alerted local government units and residents of Culasi town and neighboring communities in Antique against the possible contamination from exposure to the toxic substance toluene di-isocyanate (TDI).

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This streamer hanging in front of the Jaro cathedral
A. Chris Fernandez

This streamer hanging in front of the Jaro cathedral, and all the other Catholic churches, reflects the stand of the church on the issue.

MIWD service waters not safe for drinking yet

Consumers of Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) are advised to boil the water coming from their faucets pending the result of the laboratory tests for its potability. The advisory came after the water district has completed the repair works on the damaged pipeline in Brgy. Amerang, Cabatuan eventually providing 70 percent of the city's water needs.


P10 add-on for taxi fare to begin July 24

Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) regional director Porfirio Clavel reminded all taxi drivers and operators that the imposition of P10 add-on for taxi fare will start on July 24, 2008 after they have secured the stickers.

City eyes 'cash for work' program to build houses for typhoon victims

The city government is contemplating to disburse portion of the P850,000 trust fund donated by various sectors for the typhoon Frank victims in the city for the "cash for work" program.

AFP alerts public on CPP-NPA post-typhoon extort operations

Last stretch relief operations and widened rehabilitation efforts of typhoon-affected Local Government Units (LGUs) continue to get the support of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) here.

Salcedo calls for SP probe on Rapiz's acts, bids for transfer of post, dismissal from PNP

The town of Sara, Iloilo under 'Nazi rule'? And a top cop in Northern Iloilo a subordinate of Fifth District Representative Niel Tupas Jr. and not of Police Chief Superintendent Isagani Cuevas?


BIR issues advisory on taxpayers' typhoon losses

ROXAS CITY – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Capiz has called on Capiceño taxpayers to declare damages wrought by typhoon "Frank" here.

Leonardia ready to face off with Ceneco

BACOLOD CITY– Mayor Evelio Leonardia is ready to face head-on Central Negros ElectricCooperative's (Ceneco) threat to cut power from the Bacolod City Hall.

Pacman to visit, bring aid to typhoon victims in Iloilo, Bacolod

BACOLOD CITY -- Bacolod's adopted son Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao is set to visit the cities of Iloilo and Bacolod on Thursday as announced by Mayor Evelio R. Leonardia.


de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Oh, well...
Res Gestae
Preventing crime is everyone's responsibility
Bridging the gap
Bo. Obrero: The workingmen's village in Iloilo City
Life and God's word
Observe World Population Day!
Eye Opener
National Allergy Day, a resounding success


Bull's eye :
Texter's observations


Inactivity? Not really

/ Kathy M. Villalon


/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

From the Inbox:
NFA's stench poses health hazards

Brand X - my diversified self

/ Jyh Ming Gonzales

Rational Insanity:
After the storm II: Picking up the pieces

/ By Bryan Mari Argos


Ruby Claire Lopez

Ruby Claire Lopez: Thoughts from a beauty queen

Ruby Claire Lopez, Lin-ay Sang Iloilo 2008 and Lin-ay Kang Binanog 2008 is one of a few brainy ladies this writer has come across. It's quite obvious with how she handles every question thrown her way --- smart, articulate and with poise --- during the Fiesta in the City at SM City Iloilo.

A one-of-a-kind nursing book launching

A one-of-a-kind nursing book launching

Authors Dr. Eufemia Octaviano and Dr. Carl Balita launched their book "Theoretical Foundations of Nursing: The Philippine Perspective" recently at Hotel del Rio and this was attended by deans from colleges and universities from Iloilo City and Bacolod.

---------------------------------------- Face Value turns one

Face Value turns one

Face Value Facial Care and Spa Center held its first anniversary recently with a grand celebration at Cleopatra's Barge, Amigo Terrace Hotel. Cocktails and a fashion show participated by Face Value's models and clients, took place.

Flor Reyes Dobbyn

Behind every beauty: One person who's behind every Mary Kay beauty is Flor Reyes Dobbyn

Behind every beautiful face and skin are years of positive attitude, of laughter, pampering through treatments and use of bankable beauty products and persons who make sure that every individual achieves this.


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