June 18, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Ilonggo seaman, 2 boys positive of A(H1N1) virus in W.Visayas

Health and city officials here have now confirmed the first case of Influenza A(H1N1) in Iloilo City and two confirmed cases in Bacolod City.

‘Containment’ on as order out for health personnel to trace seaman’s contacts

“Containment” efforts are expected to be intensified now throughout Iloilo City particularly in the Jaro District where the city’s first A(H1N1) positive victim resides.

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As a precautionary measure against the spread of A(H1N1) virus, the city government placed a hand sanitizer.

As a precautionary measure against the spread of A(H1N1) virus, the city government placed a hand sanitizer at the lobby of the city offices on the third floor of Robinsons mall for the use of employees as well as visitors.

Negros Occidental’s ban on GMO products stays

BACOLOD CITY -- The ban on products with living Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) will continue in Negros Occidental as recommended by the adhoc team that was created by Governor Isidro Zayco to study the matter.


DA implementing 5-year cassava self-sufficiency plan

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is carrying out a five-year program to double the area planted to cassava to more than 500,000 hectares in line with its goal of attaining 100% self-sufficiency for the feed ingredient and meeting the full requirements of the cassava industry.

Roxas warns Telcos: Congress can review your franchises

Liberal President Senator Mar Roxas yesterday pressed the country’s top mobile carriers to address growing consumer complaints about pre-paid subscription services offered to millions of mobile phone users.

NFA sticking to palay procurement target of 20-M bags

The National Food Authority (NFA) is sticking to its plan to buy 20 million bags of palay this year, up from 2008’s 30-year high of 13.2 million bags, in step with President Arroyo’s massive procurement program that aims to increase farmers’ incomes and reduce the country’s rice imports.


Guard in fish port shooting airs surrender feeler

ROXAS CITY – A security guard, who shot dead a crew member of a fishing boat during a rumble, will voluntarily surrender to face the murder charge filed in court by the family of the victim.

3ID chief encourages more rebel returnees

ROXAS CITYCommanding General Vicente Porto of the Philippine Army’s (PA) 3rd Infantry Division based at Camp Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz is encouraging rebels to go back to the folds of law and live a normal life.


City to extend cash assistance to PNP retirees

BACOLOD CITY -- Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP) Member Alex Paglumotan along with SP Members Al Victor Espino and Roberto Rojas sponsored yesterday for first reading an "Ordinance Granting a Lifetime Old Age Assistance in the amount of One Thousand Pesos (P1,000.00) Monthly.

Mountaineers made history for National Freedom Climb

Thousands of mountaineers from all over the country recently made a historical simultaneous summit climb to 50 mountains dubbed as 1st National Freedom Climb which was held last June 12-16. This event was organized by the Philippine National Mountaineering Society (PNMS).


Corpus Christi
As seen on TV
A political early warning device
Bridging the gap
Results/effects of Bisaya and Moro encounters in early times
Go with the flow
Res Gestae
PNP Chief speaks of freedom
de los Reyes
Bona fide Text
Blessings on JUNE


Attn: TMEU chief Bob Foerster


Hope and pride

/ Kathy M. Villalon

Down South:
War stories

/ Gail Ilagan

Filipinos just love videoke

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Cellphones and gas station fires

/ Philip S. Chua, MD, FACS, FPCS


101 Luna Prime Steaks and Seafood

101 Luna Prime Steaks and Seafood

Nestled in a quiet area behind AL DENTE ristorante italiano at Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center is a “Manhattan style” quaint restaurant aglow with edgy cut out hanging lamps from the ceiling and has a sophisticated charming style.

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Luad-Tulon: Pwersa Pintura Group Show

Ten visual artists of Pwersa Pintura are showcasing their artworks at the Orange Gallery, Mandalagan, Bacolod City entitled “Luad- Tulon” a hiligaynon term that referred to one’s level of tolerance, if you cannot take it spit it out!

---------------------------------------- Valle Verde

Valle Verde: Heaven’s Bliss

Cool breeze, clear skies and rolling greens, vast and seemingly endless, greet you in a paradise which makes you relax. With serene breathing space, awe inspiring beauty- a sincere pleasure tank that fills any heart with joy that drains a way any nuisance or pain.

---------------------------------------- Wow! The world’s biggest pizza

Wow! The world’s biggest pizza

By the stroke of 7:00 in the evening last Thursday came out from the big oven the biggest commercial, hand-made pizza set to make a record as the biggest in the world that will be commercially available.


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