July 31, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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SP seeks clarification on P1.3M planned buy of anti-A(H1N1) gears

Executive permission was sought yesterday from Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas Sr. relative to official invites sent to two top Capitol personalities.

22 IRC inmates begin stint at ‘Bilibid’

The Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) bid 22 of its longtime inmates a permanent farewell following the transfer to maximum security detention in Mandaluyong and Muntinlupa cities. With 16 provincial guards as escorts led by IRC warden lawyer Soteo Gardose, the latest IRC “shipment” included one woman drug convict.

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This man repairs just about anything, from shoes to umbrella to bags, etc.

This man repairs just about anything, from shoes to umbrella to bags, etc. Armed only with his skill and a portable box where he places his tools, this man never misses a day in downtown Iloilo City so that he could earn a few bucks to feed for his family.

World’s leading scientists to gather for dengue symposium

World’s leading scientists in the field of dengue will gather next month in Manila to discuss the pressing health issue victimizing hundreds of thousands of people all over the world.


PhilHealth to open new office in southern Negros

PhilHealth will open and inaugurate its new Service Office in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental on August 3, 2009. The PSO-Kabankalan serves as cluster home of PhilHealth members in Southern Negros.

RDC-6 to focus on classrooms, school buildings backlog

The Regional Development Council (RDC) in Western Visayas chaired by Antique Governor Salvacion Perez will be looking at backlogs in classrooms and school buildings as part of its priorities between now and next year.

Treñas asks funds for additional dredging works

City Mayor Jerry Treñas has asked for additional funding for the dredging of Iloilo River and three other creeks from President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. He presented his concerns in last Tuesday’s visit of the President to Iloilo City.


Korina starts campaign for Roxas

ROXAS CITY – ABS-CBN television personality and soon to be wife of Sen. Mar Roxas has officially endorsed the presidential bid of Roxas as well as his political allies here last Sunday.

Padagyaw Festival of Dumarao slated August 1-5

DUMARAO, Capiz –This town under the stewardship of Mayor Leslie Warren “Beboy” Benjamin will celebrate a municipal and religious fiesta with Padagyaw Festival on August 1-5.


NOPPO chief lauds Silay PNP for arrest of suspects in slay of pregnant woman

BACOLOD CITY — Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office director Senior Superintendent Manuel Felix lauded the Silay City PNP lead by Police Superintendent Jerry Bartolome for the immediate arrest of three suspects involved in the death of a 36-year old pregnant woman in Barangay Central Hawaiian last week.

Spanish NGO donation for Pontevedra

Marami Pro Asia (MPA), an international non-government organization, this week turned over a check for 13,456 euros, or P920,121, for the purchase of an ambulance for the town of Pontevedra in Negros Occidental.


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Bridging the gap
Contemporary Philippines-Japan cultural interconnections
Si Hope, si Sharon, si Julie Ann, si Joy James, atbp.
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Breezing through Bohol
Res Gestae
Open the 'playing field'


Surgeons in jeans

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Are we NATs?

/ Engr. Herman Lagon

Anything under the Sun:
Assassination of the century (3)

/ Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

Bull's Eye:
Lex’s major decision



Negros Island in my Heart

Negros Island in my Heart

July 6, 2009 marked the date when Negros Island with the big help of the Philippine Department of Tourism in Tokyo participated in the Celebration of the 150th Year Anniversary (Y-150).

----------------------------------------Puey Quinones holds fashion show tonight

Puey Quinones holds fashion show tonight

The fashion show of Puey Quinones was quite successful last night. His collection featured some hand painted designs as well as what he calls the “transformers” or his signature gowns that can be worn in many ways.

----------------------------------------Rotarians in Bacolod

Rotarians in Bacolod

Business executives, professionals, businessmen and entrepreneurs who belong to the different Rotary Clubs of District 3850 in Bacolod City joined together for a dinner induction at L’Fisher Hotel.

---------------------------------------- SM Culinary Festival: Master Chef

SM Culinary Festival: Master Chef

The SM Culinary Festival held last July 20-26, 2009 was very successful. Proof of this was the overwhelming support from participating schools, sponsoring companies and the public. Then, those present learned a thing or two about cooking.


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