July 23, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Catholic church to lead 'prayer rally for life'

The power and influence of the Ilonggo Catholic Church hierarchy will be put to a test tomorrow, July 24. Alongside it, the convincing ability of His Grace, Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo, president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

MIWD's newly rehabilitated pipeline destroyed anew

Even before the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) could release the laboratory result to ascertain the potability of water it distributes, three of its main transmission pipes Barangay Amerang, Cabatuan were again destroyed after a heavy downpour last Tuesday night.

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Living under the bridge is dangerous especially when the water suddenly rises
A. Chris Fernandez

Living under the bridge is dangerous especially when the water suddenly rises but the owner of this shanty below the Quirino bridge is not afraid... he or she has nowhere to stay anyway.

Transport groups now want P10 minimum jeepney fare

Barely two weeks after drivers of public utility jeepneys (PUJs) started charging a new fare rate to passengers, a transport group is again planning to file a petition with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) asking that the minimum fare be pegged at P10 up from the current P8.00 minimum fare.


City receives P2-M financial aid from sister city

Iloilo City got a P2 million share out of the P5 million financial assistance from Quezon City, its sister city. The provinces of Aklan and Capiz also got shares of the financial aid intended for the typhoon victims.

P5-T aid up for families of typhoon casualties

The city government will extend P5,000 cash assistance to families whose kin died when Typhoon Frank hit Iloilo. The typhoon claimed 25 lives mostly coming from the district of Jaro based on the list from the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO).

NFA rice is fit for human consumption

The NFA rice issued to the different accredited outlets in the province and City of Iloilo are fit for human consumption.


Capiz crime rate dips in past 6 months

ROXAS CITY – There is a decrease in the Average Monthly Crime Rate (AMCR) in the province for the period January to June of this year.

Wanted: Outstanding Seafarers of the Year

Nomination is now open for the Outstanding Seafarers of the Year Award (OSYA). The annual search for the country's outstanding and dedicated Filipino seafarers whose professionalism and competence have exemplified the best of Filipino values seeks to give honor and recognition to Filipino seafarers for their valuable and commendable contribution to the maritime industry and the nation, said a Commission on Filipinos Overseas website article.


Newks-Bing tiff didn't spare Pacman's Bacolod visit

The visit of international boxing icon and Bacolod's adopted son Manny Pacquiao in Bacolod City recently has been good for the people who were victims of typhoon Frank because they received food assistance from the boxing star himself.

NOCECO Toastmasters holds 7thinduction rites

The NOCECO Toastmasters Club held its 7thInduction Ceremonies and Installation of Officers with John Peter Millan, president of the board, Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative, Inc. as guest speaker and Distinguished Toastmaster Greg Vallejera, retired chief ATO Control Tower as inspirational speaker.

Youth leaders set rally against PGMA's SONA

BACOLOD CITY -- Kabataang Pinoy Ayaw sa Tuition Fee and Other Fee Increase or KAPI-TOPI yesterday urged all militant youth leaders here in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental to stage a protest action on Sunday, July 27, 2008, a day before President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will deliver her State of the Nation Address.


Res Gestae
Frankenstein is not a monster
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Kill Bill?
Population issue the nth time
PLCPD condemns bishops' threat
Bridging the gap
The Pulahanes of Passi, Iloilo
Eye Opener
National Allergy Day, a resounding success


Bull's eye:
Unheeded order?


Cerebral Combustion:
Taken over by the Brand Republic

/ Hacel Du-Chua

Amoeba Diaries

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

At the world's cradle

/ Jyh Ming Gonzales

Rational Insanity:
Playi-ing it right

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Staggering stats and letters

/ Philip S. Chua

Perfectly Imperfect

/ Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Inactivity? Not really

/ Kathy M. Villalon


The taste of Jamaica now in Iloilo

The taste of Jamaica now in Iloilo

Hamburgers, pizza, doughnuts—you've tried them all and every time, they are the same. So wake up and try something deliciously different. Try the Royal Caribbean Jamaican Patties. Royal Caribbean Jamaican Patties carries the fast-selling freshly baked Jamaican patties.

My dream wedding

My dream wedding

The fountain area of Robinsons Place Iloilo was transformed into a grand ballroom for an event called My Dream Wedding. The venue was well-decorated and the tables and chairs covered with pristine white and pink, being the motif.

Saviour Int'l College's School of Nursing opens

Saviour Int'l College's School of Nursing opens

Saviour International College's School of Nursing is the answer to the growing demand for education in Nursing. This recently opened school is located in La Paz, near St. Clement's Church.

Achieving 'Perfect Total Fitness'

Achieving 'Perfect Total Fitness'

Total fitness is about optimizing an individual's mental and physical condition. It is a result of synergy. For example, a person may follow a balanced diet or exercise daily. However, singular activities will not produce the dramatic result that can be achieved from a combination of proper nutrition and regular exercise.


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1. Panay Electric Co.
2. The News Today
3. The Cacho Family
4. Corazon Kir
5. Ingrid Therese Javellana
6. Carmen Antunez
7. Mari Antunez
8. Chef’s Secret Co.
9. Tri Vision Ventures, Inc.
10.Triumvirate Holdings, Inc.
11. Dr. Richard Co
12. Dr. Arlene Fernandez
14. Ferdinand & Honolina Gomez
15. Emil Diez
16. Robinson’s Land Iloilo
17. Jaime & Ester Magalona
18. Rosendo Mejica
19. Machalen Teves-Camahort
20. Longlong Teves-Villanueva
21. Rose Vecin
22. Pocholo & Remy Romero Salas
23. Rosa Cacho
24. Nene Chan
25. Leap 34
26. Susan Saulog
27. Cookie De Larrazabal
28. Manolo Cacho
29. Kat Legarda
30. Freddie Sia
31. Leo Alejandrino
32. Maribel Antunez
33. Romy Ronquillo
34. Anton & Maxine Cacho
35. Dr.Pablo Torre Foundation, Inc.
36. Mr. & Mrs. Mariano Cacho Iii
37. Teresing Menendoza
38. Mario Menendoza
39. Bud Sala
40. Noni & Isa Lovina
41. Booting
42. Annie Aboitiz
43. Noel & Mariel Tolentino
44. Mr. Ha
45. Ramil Cortez
46. Pauline Banusing
47. Toti & Chit Querubin
48. Minieng & Val Maravilla
49. Faith Soligen
50. Tony & Charito Villanueva
51. Shobe Yee
52. Rose Maransilla