June 29, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Iloilo City records nine dengue deaths

While the government is focusing on the spread of A(H1N1) influenza, the dreaded dengue virus has already claimed the lives of nine people and affected 82 persons here in Iloilo City.

PRO 6 cops under orders to back DOH on anti-A(H1N1) drive

The men and women of Police Regional Office 6 (PRO 6) are under orders to back Health department officials and the local community against spread of Influenza A(H1N1).

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Iloilo City Hall personnel demolish a shanty standing on the Iloilo River at the Muelle Loney area.

Iloilo City Hall personnel demolish a shanty standing on the Iloilo River at the Muelle Loney area.

Pichay inaugurates water project in Estancia

Intensified government efforts aimed at stabilizing water system in the country reaches Iloilo’s northernmost town with millions in allocated fund. Welcomed today by officials and locals in Estancia, Iloilo is Chairman Prospero Pichay Jr. of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA).


PNP bans anew the wearing of police uniform

Only active–duty members of the Philippine National Police can wear the police uniform. This stern warning is contained in a memorandum of PNP National Headquarters directing police personnel assigned in beat, foot, bike, mobile patrols as well as those deployed in chokepoints/checkpoints.

49 rebel returnees get P2.45-M livelihood assistance

Some 49 rebels from Western Visayas and Negros Oriental who have returned to the fold of the law have already availed of the livelihood assistance totaling to P2,450,000 under the Social Integration Program (SIP) of the government.

Boracay visitors barred from bringing guns

Entry of guns to Boracay Island should be banned. This is part of the plan of Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) in ensuring better security in the country’s top tourist destination.

Iloilo City eyes premier city status

Iloilo City is gearing up to be the country's premier city by 2015. Public and private stakeholders here are undertaking consultations to generate data for a 10-year (2009-2020) comprehensive land use plan (CLUP) which Iloilo City will use to realize such goal.


Missing croc seen lurking in Panay

ROXAS CITY – The other missing crocodile being hunted by officials was seen along the boundary of Barangay Libon and Binantucan, Panay, Capiz last week.

Dadivas hit city gov’t for realigning calamity fund

ROXAS CITY – Vice Mayor Ronnie Dadivas scored the city government for realigning the 5 percent calamity fund in the amount of P8.9 million to the other expenditures.

Fil-Chinese donates 2-classroom school building in Ivisan

ROXAS CITY – The Federation of Filipino-Chinses Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. and Roxas City Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (RCFCCCI) has turned over a two-classroom school building as their donation to the Balaring Elementary School on June 17 in Balaring, Ivisan, Capiz.


2,000 new BPO jobs await Bacoleños – Leonardia

BACOLOD CITY -- Mayor Evelio Leonardia announced over the weekend that there will be 2,000 new jobs available for Bacoleños with the opening of Transcom Asia, the newest call center to operate in Bacolod, sometime in September.

Provincial Needs Assessment consultation for IPs held

BACOLOD CITY -- Over 30indigenous peoples” (IP’s) attended the two-day Provincial Needs Assessment for IP’s, that started yesterday, at the Sweet City Captel in Bacolod City spearheaded by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) and Negros Occidental Community Service Center.

Gamboa: San Dionisio-Central Market route not yet final

BACOLOD CITY -- Sangguniang Panglungsod Member Wilson Gamboa Jr., Chair of the Committee on Transportation and Traffic Management, clarified the San Dionisio - Central Market Route Extension is not yet implemented although they have already approved the resolution requested by San Dionisio-Bacolod Drivers and Operators Association or SABADOA last regular session.


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Bridging the gap
Sarswela: WV popular entertainment
Res Gestae
PNP Chief speaks of freedom
de los Reyes
Bona fide Text
Blessings on JUNE


Anything under the Sun:
St. Paul – Apostle of the Gentiles (2)

/ Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

Eye Opener:
Jerusalem is God's nation

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Diabetes Warning

/ Philip S. Chua, MD, FACS, FPCS

Typhoon Frank: An unforgettable disaster

/ Erly C. Garcia

Attn: TMEU chief Bob Foerster



The rush

The rush: Nicole, Denise and Migo share their love for longboarding

A young lady, dressed in complete gear – a helmet, knee and elbow pads and a leather suit, kneels on top of a cruiser and moves in high speed along a highway. She is one of the sights in several Luzon highways during nighttime ever since longboarding became a fad last year.

---------------------------------------- The Grand Opening

The Grand Opening

Properous Roxas City added another feather on its cap when Honda Philippines, makers of top quality motorcycles and other vehicles and Solid Motorcycle Distributors, Inc. under the stewardship of respected businessman Pablo Chu.

---------------------------------------- The Gumabong-Haro reunion

The Gumabong-Haro reunion

It was quite historic for the Gumabong-Haro clan, including the Divinagracia and Magante families, when they gathered. In the early 1920's, the calesa or caromata was a luxurious transportation for Ilonggos.

---------------------------------------- Young magicians

Young magicians

Children and teens doing magic tricks is an awesome sight. That would make you think that for us adults who want to learn magic, there's still hope. Last summer, the Philippine Brotherhood of Magicians, led by its president, Mark Java held a magic workshop for the youth.


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