November 11, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Health officials warn of rising measles cases in Iloilo

The Department of Health (DOH)-Center for Health Development 6 here noted an increase in the measles cases in Western Visayas with Iloilo on the top list registering 33 out of the 41 confirmed measles laboratory results.

Pro-Syjuco mayors unfazed by Arenas’ congressional bid

Leon Mayor Romulo Cabana, political campaign manager of the Syjucos, yesterday said that they are not at all bothered by the intention of Ramon “Citoy” Arenas, son of socialite Rosemarie “Baby” Arenas, to run for congressman of the second district in next year’s election.

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The Iloilo City government has deployed police auxiliaries, sporting brown uniforms, in downtown

The Iloilo City government has deployed police auxiliaries, sporting brown uniforms, in downtown and other strategic areas to augment in the peacekeeping efforts as well as to deter street crimes such as snatching and pickpockets especially that the Yuletide season is fast approaching.

No new A(H1N1) cases in Western Visayas

The Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) of the Center for Health Development-Department of Health (DOH) has not recorded any new case of A(H1N1) in the region since September this year. Nurse Coordinator Christina de Guzman said as of September 19, 2009, the A(H1N1) cases remained at 66 cases.


Ilonggo businessmen join trade mission to Taiwan

Six businessmen from Iloilo were among the 18-man delegation from Visayas that went on a trade mission to Taiwan recently.

Tindahan Natin serves 118,145 families in WV

Around 118, 145 families from Western Visayas have benefited from the government’s Tindahan Natin (TN) project, which is jointly implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the National Food Authority (NFA).

ECC to orient HR managers on Employees Compensation programs

The Employees Compensation Commission (ECC), an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), will conduct a one-day seminar on employees’ compensation program on Friday, November 13, at Sarabia Manor Hotel, Iloilo City.

Rules on marine vessels movement during typhoon mulled

Should vessels and motorboats be allowed to operate or ply their routes in a locality placed under public storm signal No.1?


Ten-year old misleads police on death of pal

ROXAS CITY – “Had the suspect not mislead the police and the barangay official of what really happened to my son, maybe he did not suffer loss of blood and is still alive,” Rosalina Baltar, mother of Jesrel, an 8 year-old boy (not girl as earlier reported) who was found floating on the river at Brgy. Yating, Pilar, Capiz on November 7.

NARS 2nd batch employs 85 nurses in Capiz

ROXAS CITY – Eighty five unemployed but registered nurses were deployed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) – Provincial Office provincewide for the second batch of the Nurses Assigned in Rural Service (NARS) program which commenced last October.

One truck load of copper intercepted in Pontevedra

ROXAS CITY – One truck load of copper with gold approximately about 6 - 7 cubic meters which is believed to have come from illegal mining in Maayon was intercepted by elements of Pontevedra Police Station.


Neg. Occ. Coop Day celebrated

Close to 4,000 cooperative leaders and members gathered at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Cooperative Gym, Saturday, to celebrate the Provincial Cooperative Day spearheaded by the Negros Occidental Cooperative Development Council (NOCDC) in line with the celebration of the Provincial Cooperative Month.

‘Papa Isio’ historical marker unveiled in Isabela

National Historical Institute (NHI) Chairman Ambeth R. Ocampo and Mayor Renato Malabor led the unveiling of Dionisio Magbuelas “Papa Isio” historical marker located at the public plaza of the Municipality of Isabela, Friday.

NFEFI spearheads Wildlife Month in Negros Occ.

Seventeen years ago, Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation Inc. (NFEFI) rescued an injured three year- old male Visayan spotted deer limping and severely wounded due to snare traps.


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Getting the groove back from Jim Brickman
Holy shrewdness
Eye Opener
Treñas, Mabilog versus the Gonzalezes
Halloween / Undas thoughts
Two faces of a crime


IRRI @50: Does it ensure food security or food insecurity?

/ Adam Jesus B. Bering

Bull's Eye:
Money war


Feeding your dragons and staying young

/ Kathy M. Villalon


/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Letter to the Editor:
Authorship of letter disclaimed

/ Kathy M. Villalon


Leadership by Example

Leadership by Example

For a village to be a progressive community, every aspect of it should be given attention and care by its leaders. Perhaps one of the successful practices in leading a barangay is being spearheaded by Punong Barangay Cherrie Lebrillo, who since age 15, had been trained on public service.

----------------------------------------Advocacy on good health

Advocacy on good health

Councilor Lex Tupas spearheaded a medical and dental mission recently at Barangay MV Hechanova, with five doctors and three dentists headed by Dr. Nielito Tupas, volunteering. There were 370 beneficiaries. The project was supported by the barangay officials of MV Hechanova,

----------------------------------------Halloween Costume Party

Halloween Costume Party

Yummy Caliston and Joanne Gancita organized a Halloween Costume Party last October 24 at Palmas Del Mar (Malaga Suite) Resort, Bacolod City with Korean students from I love Philippines and La Salle Language Center, and USLS alumni.

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Purely 100% Crave Burger

Crave Burger’s full store has finally opened in Casa Plaza. This means, we can now enjoy servings of pure beef burgers and more in a fine dining ambiance. It provides a comfortable place where you, your family, friends, colleagues and clients


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