July 14, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Most city boarding houses violate safety requirements

Most boarding houses in Iloilo City do not have fire exits, an inspection conducted by the Boarding House Commission revealed.

Since the opening of classes, the BHC has already inspected 156 boarding houses

Lending collectors, couple robbed in Iloilo

Two lending collectors of Taytay Sang Kauswagan Inc., a non-government organization involved in micro-financing, were robbed by two motorcycle-riding men at around 2:30 p.m. on Monday in Brgy. Agusipan, Badiangan town.

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OPENING. Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, Executive Assistant to the Mayor Francis Cruz, and Anilao Mayor Matet Debuque lead the ribbon cutting rites

OPENING. Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, Executive Assistant to the Mayor Francis Cruz, and Anilao Mayor Matet Debuque lead the ribbon cutting rites at the opening of the One Town, One Product Fair 2010 on Monday at SM City Iloilo.

Dengue kills 6 in Iloilo

The Iloilo Provincial Health Office has recorded six deaths due to dengue hemorrhagic fever as of the second quarter of 2010.

IPHO assistant chief, Ma. Socorro Quinon, said most of the fatalities were children.


Info pours in but no breakthrough yet: police

Despite the P500,000 reward raised for anyone who can identify the assailants of Aklan militant leader Fernando Baldomero and the efforts of two police teams going after the gunmen, investigators have yet to strike a major breakthrough in the case.

PRO-6 chief orders investigation of eight officials on case meddling

Chief Supt. Samuel Pagdilao, police regional director, said he has ordered the investigation of eight police officials ranked “senior superintendents” in the wake of reports that a Police Regional Office 6 official meddled in the robbery cases of three foreign nationals in Iloilo.

Defensor backs ‘ambitious’ Jalaur River II project

Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. has endorsed the Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project II of the National Irrigation Administration and also urged local officials to support the P15.22-billion project.

City gov’t warns smoke belchers

After stepping up its anti-littering campaign, the Iloilo City government is now going after smoke belchers.


LP won’t allow ex-officio members to participate in committee chair selection

ROXAS CITY – Citing the Department of Interior and Local Government opinion in 1998 stating that all ex-officio members of the Sanggunian Panlalawigan could not participate in the selection of committee chairmanships, board members from the Liberal Party pushed to follow the said opinion.

CRC to hold livelihood training for inmates

ROXAS CITY – The Capiz Rehabilitation Center will hold a livelihood training for its inmates, Provincial Warden Arjuna Yngcong said.

Earthquake drill set in Dumarao

ROXAS CITY – An earthquake drill will be held by the Office of the Civil Defense and Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council on July 15 at Dumarao Central School in Dumarao town in line with the National Disaster Consciousness Month celebration.


Biofuels Act not only intended for sugar industry, group says

MANILA – A group of small players in oil industry said that the Biofuels Act of 2007, which decrees the addition of a percentage of ethanol in local fuel products such as gasoline and diesel, is not solely meant to boost the country’s sugar industry.

Gov’t food contaminants lab opens

The National Food Authority has establishment a contaminants laboratory at its Food Development Center in Taguig City, a move seen to raise confidence for the country’s agricultural, fisheries and animal foods, and food products in the international market.

Alcala plans intensified farmers’ training

MANILA – Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said he intends to embark on an intensified training program for farmers so that the country’s land tillers will be well-equipped in vital aspects of food production, a report of the Philippine News Agency said.


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Dear P-Noy

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Not just enough

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

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Face Value Facial Care and Spa Center celebrates its anniversary

Face Value Facial Care and Spa Center celebrates its anniversary

Face Value Facial Care and Spa Center celebrated its third anniversary recently. The celebration started with a motorcade all over Iloilo City

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Dearly’s rare debut

It started with a promise. Meldon Arenal promised his daughter, Dearly a debut party when she turns eighteen. But three months before the said day, he died. But, it was a promise kept

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Robinsons Design Lab 4

Robinsons Design Lab, now on its 4th year, was successfully staged recently. Aisha Penalosa, a young designer known for her fresh concepts is this year’s winner. First runner-up was Uer Joe Pabiona, second runner-up was Franco Malay and third runner-up was Cristine Jimenea.

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Oath Taking of Sapian Officials

Mayor Arturo “Turic” Orosco, Sr. of the tranquil town of Sapian in Capiz led the recent oath taking ceremony of the municipality’s local officials administered by Judge Rubin Lambuson of Sigma Municipal Circuit Trial Court (MCTC) last June 30.


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