October 13, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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'Anti-fraud measures in place,' PhilHealth exec assures

The Philippine government's national health insurance program dubbed PhilHealth is off to achieve its promised universal coverage. As such, efforts to insure at least 85% of the country's 89 million population will be strengthened with new program packages.

Boracay stakeholders urge Congress to pass law protecting occupants

Resort and hotel owners on Boracay Island are urging Congress to pass a pending bill to protect existing land occupants after the Supreme Court ruled that the island is public land.

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A duck herdsman in Sara, Iloilo directs his herd of ducks to a rice field to eat the Golden Kuhol or snail that are considered pest and are destroying rice crops.

A duck herdsman in Sara, Iloilo directs his herd of ducks to a rice field to eat the Golden Kuhol or snail that are considered pest and are destroying rice crops. Alternative farmers in Iloilo are using ducks to fight pests to avoid  the high cost of agricultural chemicals.

Implementation of Sanitation Ordinance assessed

The Iloilo City Solid Waste Management Board (ICSWMB) Technical Working Group is expected to present this week their assessment of the implementation of Regulation Ordinance 149, an ordinance which prescribes the penalties inimical to cleanliness and sanitation.


ICPO seeks SP endorsement over request for patrol cars

The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) has sought the endorsement of the Sangguniang Panglungsod over its request from PNP National Headquarters to provide them with additional patrol cars.

Global hoax says web experts as text messages reach Iloilo

From internet rumor to forwarded text messages (via Short Messaging System – SMS), purported "global phenomenon" of a longer-rising sun come Friday reached Iloilo.

ICPO chief admits: Gun-for-hire financiers hard to get

Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) director Sr. Supt. Bartolome Tobias admitted that it is hard to pin down the financiers of gun-for-hire syndicates because of lack of solid evidences.

Forum on Commercialization of Darag Native Chicken

Researchers, farmers, entrepreneurs and advocates of Darag native chicken will converge in Iloilo City on December 4 -5, 2008 to address the thrust of elevating Darag native chicken production and marketing into the commercial level.

PhilHealth to increase doctors' professional fees

Doctors practicing in areas experiencing a shortage of health professionals will get additional professional fees for services subsidized by the Philippine Health Insurances Corp.(PhilHealth).


Capiz solon is anti-RH Bill

ROXAS CITY – Capiz 2nd District Representative Fredenil H. Castro recently declared that he is against the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) Bill (House Bill No. 5043 or the Reproductive Health and Population Act of 2008).

DOST gears up for WV technology transfer

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is strengthening its technology transfer activities to help fuel the socio-economic initiative of the of the government in step with the Arroyo administration’s thrust in achieving the First World status in 20 years.


Multi-sectoral approach in implementing anti-rabies drive pushed

BACOLOD CITY -- Sangguniang Panglungsod Member Napoleon Cordova, chairman of the committee on health, recently passed a resolution pushing for the strict implementation of the pertinent provisions of Republic Act 9482, otherwise known as the "Anti-Rabies Act of 2007".

Sen. Revilla cites role of contractors in nation building

BACOLOD CITY – Around 150 contractors all over the province listened to Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. when he graced the 1st Induction Ceremony of the Negros Occidental Group of Contractors Inc. (NOGCI) and served as the guest speaker of the activity held in Planta Hotel Sunday.

Bacolod crime stoppers elect officers

The Bacolod Crime Stoppers Association recently elected its new set of officers.The new set of officers is led by its Chairman of the Board Maximo Magno.


Tackling our sinfulness
Converge, coordinate, cooperate
Bridging the gap
Questions and puzzles regarding Ilonggo & Bisayan ethnic identity
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Advocating Newborn Screening
Res Gestae
Long live Rapiz! Long live Dela Paz!
Cerebral Combustion
Chances are, Sen. Mar Roxas will


Bull's Eye:
Land swapping


Rational Insanity:
Ten stupid questions people usually ask

/ Bryan Mari Argos

"The first thing we do..."

/ Luis V. Teodoro

Bangkok Dangerous as Morality Play: A film review

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

Athletic Heart Syndrome

/ Philip S. Chua, MD,


No Knowledge, No Progress

No Knowledge, No Progress: 11th Knowledge Development Center opens in Iloilo

What's going to happen to the world when people lack knowledge? There won't be any progress, of course.

Serenading Negros

Serenading Negros

One cool night in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Jonathan De La Paz Zaens woo-ed and wowed an audience with songs ranging from Kundiman to Broadway. A hush fell in the ballroom of the Nature's Village Resort Hotel last Sept. 28, 2008.




The Architecture students of Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) do not just study to create beautiful homes but they also express themselves through art during different school activities.

Fashion Model Party

Fashion Model Party

It was a party and a fashion show held recently at the Grand Regal Hotel in where guests joined the party and many of them had cheers of beer or a Grand Matador Brandy shot and cheese sticks to match.



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