July 17, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Cuevas allays fears in Northern Iloilo as 'Rapiz probe' continues

The region's top cop, Police Chief Supt. Isagani Cuevas welcomed Tuesday's call for investigation and even call for transfer of a top police official by a member of the Iloilo Provincial Board.

Treñas eyes buying existing building for new city hall

For lack of interested bidders in the construction of the proposed multi-million Iloilo City Hall building, the city's chief executive might settle in buying the four-story UEC building in corner JM Basa-Mapa streets.

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Banderitas (colorful trimmings) now adorn the skyline of Molo district
A. Chris Fernandez

Banderitas (colorful trimmings) now adorn the skyline of Molo district with the spires of the historic Molo church in the background as the district approaches its annual religious fiesta on July 26.

DOH, BFAR monitor site of sunken vessel with toxic cargo

The Department of Health (DOH) and and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) have sent monitoring teams at the site of the sunken cargo vessel carrying toxic cargo in Culasi town in Antique to determine any risk to marine life and the health of residents.


City shows interest in acquiring flood warning device

After the devastation brought by Typhoon Frank, the city government sees the importance of a flood warning device as they showed interest in purchasing the equipment.

Pacquiao here today to give aid to typhoon victims

Thousands of Ilonggos including typhoon victims are expected to welcome Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao who will be here today to distribute assistance for flood victims in this city.

Air particulates in Jaro area unhealthy for sensitive individuals—DENR

The dust in Jaro area is very unhealthy for sensitive groups especially those with asthma and other respiratory ailments, warns the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region VI


Flood victims, especially kids, still in trauma

Weeks after typhoon "Frank" flooded and communities, children have resumed playing at the playground of the Gawad Kalinga village in Barangay Buntatala in Jaro District here.

CBCP hits media for 'sensationalizing' Church stance vs pills, abortion

Media misinterprets Catholic Church's teachings. Media too, sensationalizes. Says who? Said no less than the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) in a latest news release. And why so for the media to do all that?

…as CBCP ally recommends excommunication of 'pro-choice' Catholic docs

Heightened row of the Catholic Church against pending family bills in Congress has now caused Catholic politician-proponents to fall out of the Church's grace.


EDC scholars defend geothermal project

BACOLOD CITY – Ninety scholars of the Energy Development Corp. (EDC) at Ramon Torres Louisiana National High School (RTLNHS) in Brgy. Ma-ao, Bago City vowed to defend EDC's geothermal project that faces stiff opposition from environmental groups.

Search for entries in Kabankalan's Battle of the Bands now open

Thirteen groups have already signified intention to join the Battle of the Bands, one highlight of the 11th Charter Day of Kabankalan City on July 28 to Aug. 2.

'Nutri-Piyesta' set in Bacolod City

BACOLOD CITY -- The Bacolod City Gender and Development Council chaired by Councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue will hold 'Nutrisyon Piyesta' on July 31, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bays Center, in partnership with the Urban Basic Services Office.

New Bacolod slaughterhouse to start operating end of July

BACOLOD CITY – The new Bacolod City Slaughterhouse under the Management of AVM Bernardo Engineering Services, a private entity who entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the city government, is set to operate said abattoir before the end of July.


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


Bull's eye:
Homeless evacuees


Perfectly Imperfect

/ Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

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


Caithlin 'Kaye' Valdevieso Peña

Sweet Sixteen

It was a dream come true for fun loving, bubbly and sweet Caithlin 'Kaye' Valdevieso Peña when she celebrated her birthday a few nights ago with family and friends at the very chic Boracay Ballroom of Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center.

Dr. Femy Octaviano

The Business of Nursing: Dr. Femy Octaviano gives the nursing profession a boost

Eufemia Octaviano or Femy, as she is fondly called, is a pride of Western Visayas. Being an educator and book author, she has contributed a great deal in the Nursing profession.

---------------------------------------- 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.


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