July 27, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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New WV minimum pay pegged at P223-P265

The Department of Labor and Employment yesterday announced that the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board 6 has approved a P15 increase in the minimum wage in Western Visayas.

The increase set the new minimum wage in the region at P265 per day

Aquino pushes for more private-public links

MANILA – The government under President Benigno Simeon Aquino III will further promote private-public partnerships so the country can have more development projects without using up all its financial resources.

“I say PPP will yield good results,” he said during his maiden State of the Nation Address yesterday.

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BOILED. Iloilo City Prosecutor Raymund Joseph Javier (2nd from left), Chief Supt. Samuel Pagdilao (center), Chief Insp. Jay Agcaoili, and PDEA-6 Officer-in-Charge Paul Ledesma (right) witness the boiling of marijuana leaves which are part of the P5 million worth of drugs destroyed by authorities yesterday.

BOILED. Iloilo City Prosecutor Raymund Joseph Javier (2nd from left), Chief Supt. Samuel Pagdilao (center), Chief Insp. Jay Agcaoili, and PDEA-6 Officer-in-Charge Paul Ledesma (right) witness the boiling of marijuana leaves which are part of the P5 million worth of drugs destroyed by authorities yesterday.

‘No shoot-to-kill order vs Chiva robbery group’

Chief Supt. Samuel Pagdilao Jr., police regional director, has brushed aside reports the police planned to kill members of the Chiva-Fajardo Robbery Group if they will have an encounter with policemen.


Trial courts urged to decide on pending drug cases in WV

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 6 has called on the courts to resolve the pending drug cases regionwide.

Mayors urged to reactivate local nutrition bodies

The Department of Social Welfare and Development has enjoined local chief executives in Western Visayas to reactivate the Local Nutrition Committees in their respective localities.

Only 63 boarding houses have permits

Only 63 boarding houses in Iloilo City have business permits and permission to operate, according to the Boarding House Commission.

El Niño led to higher fire incidents in Region 6

Cases of fire incidents in Western Visayas tripled in the first six months of 2010 compared to the same period last year, records of the Bureau of Fire Protection 6 show.

Aug. 25 holiday for city gov’t

The Iloilo City Government has declared August 25 a special non-working holiday for city officials and employees only, in time for the celebration of its 73rd Charter Day, a City Hall press release said.


Lakas/Ugyon dads get sensitive committees in provincial board

ROXAS CITY – Board members who belong to the Lakas-Kampi/Ugyon Kita party were chosen to head the sensitive committees in the Capiz Provincial Board during last Thursday’s regular session.

PHO identifies 2 dengue ‘hotspots’ in Roxas City

ROXAS CITY – Two barangays here – Banica and Lawaan – are considered dengue fever “hotspots” by the Provincial Health Office, information officer Jeoffry Espiritu said.

PIOs urged to help in tax drive

ROXAS CITY – The Bureau of Internal Revenue here has vowed to step up its tax collection efforts by implementing various tax measures.


Improve port conditions, ship groups urge

The Philippine Liners Shipping Association (PLSA) and the Philippine Petroleum Sea Transport Association (Philpesta) are urging the Aquino administration to undertake measures to decongest and improve activities in the country’s major ports.

Rural banks get boost–BSP

Regulatory relief has come for rural banks that even now tether on the brink of ruin in the form of capital injection from both the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp, a report of the Philippine News Agency said.

Survey of RP businesses, industries starts in August

The 2009 Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry will start next month with the distribution of questionnaires to about 25,000 establishments selected from the 2009 updated National Statistics Office List of Establishments.


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Cid goes School Hunting

Cid goes School Hunting

MY wife was busy reading all she can about autism. She read Donna Williams’ “Nobody Nowhere” and “Somebody Somewhere”, anything. She went to seminars, parent meetings, everything.

----------------------------------------Blessing of Capiz Emmanuel Hospital’s New Facilities and Ambulance

Blessing of Capiz Emmanuel Hospital’s New Facilities and Ambulance

CAPIZ Emmanuel Hospital (CEH) recently had a blessing of its renovated facilities such as its Emergency Room and Trauma Rooms and its new ambulance donated by Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).

---------------------------------------- ‘Cid is autistic’

‘Cid is autistic’

WE enrolled Cid in the nursery where he stayed for three years. You could say he had a PhD in the Nursery. Something was terribly amiss. One day we learned of a coming episode of Loren Legarda’s ‘Inside Story’ advertised in ABS-CBN which was to be about autistic children.

----------------------------------------Filipina Spa Europa Salon

Filipina Spa Europa Salon

IT feels good to be pampered. True, it’s good that you know how to cut your hair, put on your makeup, give yourself a manicure and pedicure or a massage on parts that your flexible hands can reach.


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