August 17, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Iloilo dengue cases up 144%; state of calamity set

Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. yesterday said he will declare a state of calamity in Iloilo following the surge of dengue fever cases in the province, reaching 1,699 cases as of August 7.

Cocaine in WV adulterated–PDEA

Only minimal volume of cocaine supply enters Western Visayas which is mostly adulterated, based on the monitoring of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 6.

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Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. (right) and Provincial Administrator Raul Banias

Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. (right) and Provincial Administrator Raul Banias are briefed by Iloilo Provincial Health Officer Patricia Grace Trabado on the dengue cases in the province.

Windmills soon to rise in Guimaras

Windmills will soon rise in Guimaras and provide power all over the island-province, Gov. Felipe Hilan Nava said.


Treñas backs proposal on cigarette price hike

Iloilo City Rep. Jerry P. Treñas expressed support to the proposed hike in price of cigarettes as he claimed that smoking has caused a lot of health complications.

Man says contacts robbed him, took away his vehicle

A businessman claimed that he was robbed Friday evening while in a business transaction along Brgy. Sooc, Arevalo, Iloilo City.

3 Iloilo villages chosen as pilot sites for PCIC program

Three barangays from the municipality of Dumangas, Iloilo have been chosen as pilot sites for the weather index-based insurance program that will be implemented by the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp.

Focus on land-based jobs, Guimaras towns urged

The provincial government of Guimaras is urging all its local government units to focus their work and programs on land-based jobs for the meantime.

Capitol waiting for IHWA board to okay compromise pact

The approval of the provincial government’s budget may be delayed further following the refusal of the board of directors of Iloilo Health Workers Association to sign the compromise agreement offered by Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor, a report from the Capitol said.


PRC-Capiz marks IHL signing

ROXAS CITY – About 400 Capiceños lighted candles to commemorate the August 12, 1949 signing of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) at Geneva, Switzerland during rites held at the Roblee Hall of the Filamer Christian University.

Forum lauded for bridging info gap

ROXAS CITY – Residents of Brgy. Talon, Roxas City expressed gratitude to the Capiz Association of Government Public Information Officers for bringing government information to their community.

Senior citizens to avail water bill discount

ROXAS CITY – The Metro Roxas Water District is set to implement a discount on the water bills of senior citizens.


‘IP rights vital for inventors’

The Department of Science and Technology 6 is urging Ilonggo inventors to register their work.

Jobs available soon in Guam, Northern Marianas–DOLE

Jobs will be available for Filipinos in Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands with upcoming construction of a Naval Hospital worth $700 million.


Culture of adoration
Learning the art of restraint
Luisa Posa Dominado in history
Anything under the Sun
Mother Rosario, pray for us
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
President Aquino should seek God daily


That Damned Striped Mosquito

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

‘I strongly support law on divorce’

/ Rep. Janette L. Garin,

Not just enough

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

Teachers accept ‘Bagong Pilipinas’ challenge

bull's eye:
Mudslinging at MIWD


GT Cosmetics Launches New Packaging

GT Cosmetics Launches New Packaging

GT Cosmetics, famous for their beauty soaps, launched their new packaging before members of the Iloilo press and some beauty consultants recently.

----------------------------------------Out of Town Affair

Out of Town Affair

Out of town sorties are quite a tiring thing but when Tapaz, Capiz queen bee Au Palomar summons friends for a lunch party at her estate in celebration of her annual flower tribute to the Blessed Virgin Mary, a rain check is simply not acceptable.

----------------------------------------Assumption Holds Centennial Family Fun Run

Assumption Holds Centennial Family Fun Run

WITH August 2010 marking the 100th year of Assumption Convent’s education in Iloilo the Assumption High School Batch 92 and 94 headed by their very efficient Project Coordinators Marjorie Ann Florete, Ann Rapunzel Ganzon–Endencia and Ruth Kristin Magbanua–Ledesma and Shiela Javellana–Uygongco

----------------------------------------Anti-Dengue Mile Run

Anti-Dengue Mile Run

In order to create awareness on dengue and how to avoid getting it, Prosports Inc. headed by its president, Boyet Rentoy visualized an Anti-Dengue Awareness Campaign. Supported by Dr. Fabian Mabasa, dengue coordinator of the Department of Health Region 6


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