July 25, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Thousands join church-led rally vs. Reproductive Health bill

Around 10,000 Catholic faithful led by Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President Archbishop Angel Lagdameo yesterday went to the streets here in the heightening show of protest of the Church against the Reproductive Health Bill pending in Congress.

Catholic schools deem RH bill as 'moral threat'

Various school administration heads, members of the faculty of Iloilo City's private Catholic schools enjoined students yesterday to get out of the classrooms and off to the city's streets.

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Catholic faithful led by Jaro Archbishop and Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)
A. Chris Fernandez

Catholic faithful led by Jaro Archbishop and Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) president Msgr. Angel Lagdameo filled the Iloilo Freedom Grandstand yesterday to protest the passage of the Reproductive Health bills pending in Congress.

NFA assures damaged rice not sold in the market

The National Food Authority (NFA) has assured the public that the rice stocks inside their warehouse in Jaro that was soaked in flood waters during typhoon Frank are not being distributed and sold in the markets. As to date, NFA has disposed 90,000 bags of damaged rice.


DOH wants food vendors out of the NFA area

The Department of Health (DOH) recommends that all street vendors displaying their food stuff near the National Food Authority (NFA) compound in Jaro must be relocated. The foul smell coming from the decomposing rice stocks that were soaked in flood water attracts flies.

ILECO 1 to increase rate because of NPC's adjustment rate

The Iloilo Electric Cooperative (ILECO) 1 will be increasing its rate probably by next month because of the National Power Corporation (NPC) currency adjustment rate implemented also.

Molo fiesta to showcase its rich culture

To link the present generation from its past, the St. Anne Parish focuses its fiesta celebration in reviving and discovering the music and showcasing rituals and artifacts that played a major role in the history and spirituality among Moleños.


AFP bares communist sabotage-plot for Western Visayas

An elaborate sabotage plan is reportedly underway with Western Visayas as principal target. The perpetrators, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) here said, are the communist-terrorists New People's Army (NPA). The NPAs, whatever is left of them, is the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) – National Democratic Front (NDF).

Rep. Villar to grace Sapian fiesta

ROXAS CITY – Las Piñas Representative Cynthia Villar, wife of Senator Manny Villar, will grace the Tilibyugan and Religious Fiesta of Sapian, Capiz today at the coronation night at the civic center of the town.


1 killed, 17 injured in early morning road mishap

BACOLOD CITY – A student died while 17 others were injured when a tanker carrying fuel figured in a multiple-vehicle collision during rush-hour traffic here yesterday.

BANEG denies issuing statement against city gov't

BACOLOD CITY -- Bacolod-Negros Occidental (BANEG) Softball League denied news reports from a national newspaper that they issued a statement that the city government of Bacolod did not extend financial assistance to them during their last competition in China.

Public warned versus schools without Tesda accreditation

BACOLOD CITY – The Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (Tesda) in Negros Occidental has warned the public to be vigilant against schools that offer practical courses without the necessary accreditation.


Res Gestae
Service fee at NCIP?!?
Pricking the conscience (1)
Bridging the gap
The system of writing of the early Bisayans
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Kill Bill?
Population issue the nth time
Eye Opener
National Allergy Day, a resounding success


The Wonders of Statins

/ Philip S. Chua

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


A trip to the Bahamas

A trip to the Bahamas

It was an unforgettable cruise to the Bahamas for a group of former classmates of the West Visayas State University. For almost more than 20 years since they (Nursing class of 1983) last saw each other, the group excitedly boarded the Majesty of the Seas of Royal Caribbean.

Girls having fun with hiphop

Girls having fun with hiphop

Girls were having the time of their lives. So, were the men and children during the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun dance contest elimination held at Robinsons Place Iloilo last July 20, 2008.

---------------------------------------- Eye Lush

Eye Lush

Iloilo City's beautiful personalities and followers are in for another fantastic treat with the opening of i-LASH EXTENSIONS SALON, the one-and-only salon that specializes on eyelash extension services and aromatherapy massage.

Mountainous Impressions

Mountainous Impressions

Our experience in going to one of the mountain barangays in Tapaz, Capiz was remarkably amazing. Mountainous impressions welcomed us as we wandered through its muddy paths, mocha-flooded river and cool refreshing creeks.


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