June 4, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Suspect’s pa denies son’s link in shooting episode

An ideal scapegoat.

This was how Jesus Espinosa, Sr. apparently described his son, Jesus Jr. alias Jing-Jing, amid accusations that he tried to murder his two uncles very recently.

Jing-Jing was accused of shooting his father’s second cousins

DSWD records 320 child abuse cases in WV

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 6 has recorded 320 cases of child abuse in the past 10 years.

Of the 320 cases recorded from 2,000 up to the present, Iloilo got the highest record with 116 cases followed by Negros Occidental with 46 cases, Iloilo City, 34; Capiz, 30; Aklan, 18; Antique, 15; Guimaras, 14; Bacolod City, eight; and Roxas City, six.

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ALTERNATIVE TO CHARCOAL. A hand shows a paper baguette, which is a good alternative to charcoal.

ALTERNATIVE TO CHARCOAL. A hand shows a paper baguette, which is a good alternative to charcoal. The materials used for the paper baguette are discarded paper, water (for overnight soaking) and stick (to create a hole for the air to pass through). After three days of drying, these paper baguettes can be used as cooking fuel. Making the paper baguette is cheap and environment-friendly. Making paper baguettes, bags and jewelry from discarded paper, tarpaulin and tetra packs, were discussed by the Uswag Recyclers during Wednesday's Trash for Crafts seminar hosted by SM City and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Child trafficking syndicates exist in Iloilo City

Iloilo City is a center of trade and industry in Western Visayas, thus, some syndicates are making this city a lucrative destination for their modus operandi. Child trafficking syndicate is one example.


14-year old Ilonggo lad wins Gold in violin at Int’l Student Convention

A humble and gifted lad from the Philippines won the gold medal in violin solo at the 40th anniversary of the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE), during the International Student Convention (ISC), held last May 22-27, 2010 at the Western Kentucky University.

New PhilHealth accountable forms from banks

PhilHealth Regional Office VI has gathered representatives of the banking industry to discuss anew the PhilHealth collection of accredited collecting banks (ACBs).

Teener shot dead; another hit by stray bullet

A teenager was shot dead Tuesday evening at Brgy. Simsiman, Calinog, Iloilo. Nineteen-year old Randy Copita, also a resident of the said place, was rushed to Calinog District Hospital after the incident.

DILG: ‘Tanod’ can help secure students

Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) 6 regional director Evelyn Trompeta said that Barangay Tanods can help the police in maintaining peace and order when pupils and students are expected to be back to school on June 15.


Capiz press bureau turns 3 years old

ROXAS CITY – The Capiz Provincial Press Bureau (CPPB) has marked its 3rd anniversary last June 2 with a simple media fellowship as the provincial government’s center for information dissemination activities.

Hospital administrators vow: No more hospital holiday

ROXAS CITY – Officials and members of the Philippine College of Hospital Administrators, Inc. (PCHA), composed of public and private hospital administrators, vowed that they will not resort to a ‘hospital holiday’ in protest of approved legislations disadvantageous to hospitals.

P55-million Libacao infra project to start soon

LIBACAO, Aklan – With high hopes to contribute to the progress of Libacao, the national government through the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has allocated P55-million rehabilitation fund for the improvement and repair of the town’s river wall project.

Another illegal quarrying ordered stopped in Dumarao

ROXAS CITY – Another illegal quarrying of limestone was ordered stopped by the provincial government’s Mines & Geo-Science Development Service Unit (MGSDSU) in Dumarao, Capiz recently.


FITS Batad’s OPV course features USM corn experts

On April 27–29, 2010, the Farmers’ Information and Technology Services (FITS) Center in Batad, Iloilo hosted a course on Open-Pollinated Variety (OPV) corn seed production, featuring corn experts from the University of Southern Mindanao (USM) based in Kabacan, North Cotabato.

Int’l passenger traffic flow to Philippines up 11.6% in Q1

International passenger traffic flow to the Philippines in the first quarter grew by 11.6% from a year ago, raising hopes that the airline and tourism industries will start recovering from the global economic crisis.

‘60% of OFW families are poor’

Despite the steadily rising remittance levels of Filipino migrant workers—reaching $18 billion in 2009—at least 60% of their families remain poor, according to a Church-backed group doing support work for the sector.


Education in a state of emergency
Presidential names
Vital health issues
A total sweep of the heart! (2)
Vote conscientiously as God is watching you


Of mice, boys, and men

/ Philip S. Chua, MD, FACS, FPCS

Battle scarred

/ Gail Ilagan

bull's eye:
Kap Ernie Poral on the hot spot

Para kay Inay at Itay

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


Finding Heritage

Finding Heritage

THE Iloilo Cultural Heritage Conservation Council in collaboration with SM City Iloilo and other sponsors launched The Heritage Plaza with the theme, “Finding Heritage”.

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A story to tell

The kids of the PLDT-SMART Amazing Gawad Kalinga (GK) Village in Sooc, Arevalo, Iloilo had a memorable graduation from this year’s summer storytelling sessions.


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KCARSI joins global expos

KCARSI (Kryz Culinary and Restaurant Services Institute) joined the Food and Hotel Asia 2010 exhibition in Singapore last April. FHA2010 is the biggest international food and hospitality expo.

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Passion for Burgers

In early 2007, Ilonggo entrepreneur Senin Javellana established “Crave” in an idle 25-square meter space of Iloilo Business Hotel in Smallville, Iloilo City.



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