February 25, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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DOH-6 on alert as measles cases in Iloilo rise

The measles cases in Iloilo City drastically increased from just one case in 2009 to 25 confirmed cases this first two months of the year.

Dr. Glen Alonsabe, regional epidemiology chief of the Department of Health-6 said the 25 confirmed cases were registered in the month of January and second week of February alone.

Soldiers’ battle cry: AFP for credible elections

Amid calls for military personnel to remain non-partisan, AFP chief of staff Gen. Victor Ibrado personally distributed shirt pins bearing the words “AFP for Credible Elections.”

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AFP FOR CREDIBLE ELECTIONS. Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division public information officer 1Lt. Mark Andrew Posadas holds the shirt pin personally distributed by AFP chief of staff Gen. Victor Ibrado, who called for soldiers all over the country to remain non-partisan.

City Hall contractor vows use of ‘standard’ materials

The contractor of the multi-million new Iloilo City Hall building assured the public that they will build the seven-storey edifice using the standard construction materials.


PRO-6: No Comelec control for Pulupandan

As far as the “honest evaluation” of the peace and order situation, the Police Regional Office (PRO) VI is not inclined to recommend Pulupandan town in Negros Occidental to be placed under the control of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Army’s next target: NPAs in Lemery town

On the offensive mode. Following the recent atrocity of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Lemery, Iloilo, the Philippine Army’s 301st Infantry Brigade will be conducting operations in the area to run after the rebels.

CHED in Western Visayas offers scholarship grants

Here’s good news for college education aspirants in Western Visayas. The Commission On Higher Education (CHED) is offering poor but deserving graduating high school students a chance to go to college through government-sponsored scholarship grants.

DA reviews ‘bloated’ report on El Niño damage

The Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) is validating the reports on damages on rice and other crops in the region as human error is seen in reporting the actual damage caused by El Niño phenomenon.


Aklan PNP: Gun ban campaign intensifies with 24/7 checkpoints

KALIBO, Aklan — The Aklan Police Provincial Office (APPO) has intensified its campaign on gun ban violators by establishing 24/7 checkpoints across the province.

Capiceños warned vs. measles outbreak

ROXAS CITY – Health officials in Capiz warn the public against measles outbreak in the province. Dr. Jarvis Punzalan, head of the Provincial Health Office in Capiz disclosed that they are closely monitoring measles outbreak in the province due to some confirmed cases here.

PCOS machine demo for Capiceños begins

ROXAS CITY – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will start its demonstration of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machine in Dumarao and Cuartero towns on Feb. 23 to educate registered Capiceño voters to the new procedures in the casting and counting of votes for the May 10, 2010 polls.


30 beneficiaries avail livelihood assistance

BACOLOD CITY — The people of Bacolod, will finally avail of the Self Employment Kaunlaran Program (SEA-K) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) which was earlier initiated and facilitated by former Deputy Presidential Spokesman Dr. Anthony Golez.

City Gov’t allots P.6M for initial repair of markets

BACOLOD CITY — The Bacolod City Government allocated more than P600,000 last year for the initial improvement of the three major public markets in the city.

KCC-TC inaugurated in Kabankalan

The Kabankalan Catholic College-Technological Center was inaugurated recently with His Excellency Christian Ludwig Weber-Lortsch, German ambassador to the Philippines as guest of honor.


Eye Opener
Thanks to GMA for signing new Senior Citizens Law
As seen on TV
Silence means rape
Happiness, Man’s Civility
The duel between sin and grace
50 years and counting
One vote has power (3)


Why am I not surprised?

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

Alien Elections

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

down south:
They come in peace

/ Gail Ilagan


Labor of Love

Labor of Love

“Sikat”, the second solar car in the Philippines, was created by a team of De La Salle University Manila students who are taking up Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) and Mechanical Engineering (ME).

---------------------------------------- A date with Mother Nature

A date with Mother Nature

Our environment needs love too! The message capsulized the central theme of the coastal clean-up activity organized by the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO6), a day after St. Valentine’s Day. Dubbed as “A Date with Mother Nature: Scubasureros’ Revisit to Arevalo Shoreline”

---------------------------------------- KCARSI graduation at Racso’s

KCARSI graduation at Racso’s

Kryz Culinary and Restaurant Services Institute (KCARSI) knows how to give its students and its Pangulong Gloria Scholars a treat during graduation. Recently, KCARSI’s 601 graduates trooped to Racso’s Woodland, Guimbal for their culmination activity as well as enjoy the sights of the place.

---------------------------------------- Roy Sesbreño does it again

Roy Sesbreño does it again

If there’s one designer in Iloilo who can really deliver, it’s Roy Sesbreño. With years of excellent designs under his studded belt, the infallible designer wowed the fashion-loving crowd as he presented his 40- piece collection in “Forecast 2010 by Roy Sesbreño” held at SM City Activity Center.


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