October 6, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Dinagyang enters Best Tourism Event hall of fame

Iloilo City's Dinagyang Festival is now in the hall of fame as the country's Best Tourism Event after it copped the title for the third consecutive time in the recently concluded 2008 Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) convention held here.

DENR to hold technical conference on Felisa dumpsite today

BACOLOD CITY -- The Pollution Control Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Regional Office 6 along with the Solid Waste Management Committee of Bacolod City will hold today a technical conference at 9:00 o'clock in the morning at the PENRO Office Gatuslao Extension, Bacolod City.

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People flock to the food festival organized by the Iloilo Hotels Restaurants and Resorts Association (IHRRA)
A. Chris Fernandez

People flock to the food festival organized by the Iloilo Hotels Restaurants and Resorts Association (IHRRA) and Kapamilya Network ABS-CBN from October 2-4 along Delgado Street.

Catholic radio survey: Most congressmen against RH bill

The Catholic Church will continue its campaign against the Reproductive Health Bill as a survey of a Church-owned radio station showed majority of congressmen now oppose the proposed legislation.

Guimbal beerhouse closed for employing teener

A beerhouse in Guimbal, Iloilo was padlocked by police Friday following an earlier spot inspection that led to the discovery of a minor "Guest Relations Officer (GRO)" here.


3 Iloilo reporters attend briefing in US Embassy

The three broadcast journalists from Iloilo who will cover the US presidential and congressional elections in the United States on November 4, were among those who attended the briefing and orientation.

Catholic Church aiming politics as part of lay vocation

The importance of the role of lay people in the upcoming 2010 local and national elections should not be undermined as the strong Catholic Church is aiming politics to be a part of the vocation among the laity people.

Western Visayas Medical Center champions quality, affordable generic drugs

The Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) was cited as the 2008 Best Performing Department of health (DOH) Hospital for consistently providing high quality, affordable essential generic drugs ad medicines to their constituents.

Pineapple production looms in San Jose

SAN JOSE, Antique – A pineapple production project will soon grow in Barangay San Pedro, north of San Jose de Buenavista.

Gordon encourages DOT, ATOP to strengthen domestic tourism

Senator Richard "Dick" Gordon encouraged the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Association of Tourism Officers in the Philippines (ATOP) to strengthen domestic tourism as only few tourists would be able to travel with the current economic crunch in the United States.


Health officials still determining cause of food poisoning

ROXAS CITY – Health officials have yet to determine if the packed lunch served to the senior citizens during the celebration of Senior Citizens Week was the cause of food poisoning that downed 43 persons last week.

14 Panitan village chiefs housed for today's polls?

ROXAS CITY – Fourteen barangay captains in Panitan, Capiz led by Liga caretaker Barangay Captain Ignacio Deocampo were reportedly housed by somebody from the administration in preparation for the Liga ng mga Barangay special election today.

UNICEF gives water containers to Capiz

ROXAS CITY – The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has provided Capiceños with water containers.


College scholarship up for grand winner in environmental slogan tilt

ISABELA -- Representative Ignacio "Iggy" Arroyo, Jr. of the 5thDistrict of Negros Occidental yesterday offered another reward to anyone in his district who will be chosen as the lucky winner in the poster and slogan contest in line with environmental awareness program next month.

NPA blasting of Globe cellsite affects thousands of residents

Cauayan, Negros Occ. – Residents of Cauayan, Hinobaan and Sipalay City were clamoring because of the poor cellphone signal due to the blasting of the cellsite owned by Globe Telecommunications Tuesday night last week at Brgy. Lina-on, Cauayan.

Capitol releases P7M for ECCD program

BACOLOD CITY -- Gov. Isidro P. Zayco led the turn over of checks worth a total of P7,139,116.70 to five municipalities of Negros Occidental during the launching of the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD).


Battle for normality
Res Gestae
Bridging the gap
Ilonggo migration and the rise of towns in northern Negros
A call in the night
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
It's about the NASSPHIL
Cerebral Combustion
Chances are, Sen. Mar Roxas will


Brain tumors from cellphones?

/ Philip S. Chua, MD,

The National Laity Week Celebration

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

Coffee Thursdays:
The world without

/ Paolo Carreon

Eye Opener:
Perilous times around the world

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Cerebral Combustion:
Hugyaw Panay Bukidnon

/ Hacel Du-Chua

Letter to the editor:
Not baseless and misleading


Rational Insanity:
Ten things that will tell you that you are getting older

/ Bryan Mari Argos


A second serving of Tinapayan's chocolates

A second serving of Tinapayan's chocolates

Chocolate may be classified as a "sinful indulgence" because many cannot resist it. With such pleasure also comes health benefits like improvement of the circulatory system, its anti-cancer properties, prevents cough and diarrhea and is an aphrodisiac.



Fashion stalwart Mel Varca recently unveiled her vintage collection of timeless, modern and traditional Filipino costumes, which were masterfully designed, tastefully created, sinfully beaded and handcrafted to perfection in celebration of her 21th year in the fashion industry.

Making sugar sweeter

Making sugar sweeter

Makati's Central Business District must have turned a bit sweeter last Sept. 17, 2008, when sugar planters from various cities in the country marched into the Intercontinental Hotel to elect Negrense Federico "Cocoy" Locsin as President of the Confederation of Sugar Producers' Association Inc. (CONFED).

Mark Borres: A Philippine Youth Ambassador

Mark Borres: A Philippine Youth Ambassador

A 26-year old Ilonggo lad Mark Borres is among the 28 Philippine delegates for the Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP) through the National Youth Commission under the Office of the President.

Townsville Studios opens

Townsville Studios opens

A new home for transient individuals and groups has opened in Aurora Subdivision recently. Called the Townsville Studios, its units are very spacious wherein the regular rooms average at 25 square meters and the family rooms at 45.


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