August 18, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Dengue epidemic puts Iloilo under state of calamity

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Iloilo yesterday approved a resolution declaring a state of calamity in the province because of dengue outbreak.

‘No indications of outbreak in city’

Dengue fever has already claimed nine lives out of the 290 cases in Iloilo City but it is unlikely that a state of calamity will be declared in the city.

Based on City Health Office records, from January to July 31, almost 50 percent of the city’s 180 barangays have dengue cases.

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A woman shows her ‘tawa-tawa’ plant believed to cure dengue if the patient drinks its boiled water extract

A woman shows her ‘tawa-tawa’ plant believed to cure dengue if the patient drinks its boiled water extract but health authorities warn against its possible risk.

Lebin to assume as IPPO chief on Aug. 24

Senior Supt. Gil Lebin, a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class 1983, will replace Senior Supt. Renato Gumban as director of the Iloilo Provincial Police Office on August 24.


PRO6 looking into link of police, gov’t officials to illegal gambling

The Police Regional Office 6 has deployed a counter-intelligence team to nail down the operators and protectors of illegal gambling operations in Western Visayas, including police personnel and local government officials.

Town police probed for shooting watchman

A town police chief in Capiz is in hot water for allegedly shooting a village watchman Sunday morning in Brgy. San Esteban, Pilar town.

Iloilo River fisherfolk, city gov’t agree on compromise solutions

Fisherfolk who make a living at the Iloilo River and the Office of City Agriculturist met halfway as a result of a recent public forum on the demolition of illegal structures along the Zone 4 of Iloilo River, a report of the City Information Office said.

Cabbie held up in Jaro

A taxi driver said he was held up by his three passengers early morning Tuesday in Brgy. Bitoon, Jaro, Iloilo City.

Facility for special kids opens

The city government together with the Department of Education-Division of Iloilo City has completed a two-storey building that will serve as Assessment-Guidance Center and Parent-Infant Program facility for the use of children with special needs.


Six villages in Roxas City closely watched for dengue

ROXAS CITY – Two barangays in Roxas City were found to have dengue outbreak while four others are considered dengue hotspots.

‘Oplan Kandado’ closes 20 establishments

ROXAS CITY – Twenty business establishments have been padlocked by the Bureau of Internal Revenue here in line with its “Oplan Kandado” campaign from January to August 11 this year.

DOH marks Family Planning Month

The Department of Health has designated the month of August of every year as the National Family Planning Month with the theme “May Plano Ako. Kaya Mo Ring Magplano.” (I have a plan. You can plan too.)


Negros Navigation posts 25% increase in revenues

Negros Navigation Co. posted a 25 percent increase in revenues in the first six months of 2010 to P1.37 billion from P1.10 billion in 2009, a press release from the company said.

Cebu Pacific offers sale on domestic, China flights

Cebu Pacific has announced a “Go Lite” seat sale as low as P499 to select domestic and China destinations, from August 17 to 19, or until seats last.

Aquaculture insurance available soon: PCIC

Aquaculture producers will soon be covered by the crop insurance being offered by the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp., a report of the Philippine News Agency said.


Anything under the Sun
Mother Rosario, pray for us–2
Allergic to cholesterol lowering drugs
Culture of adoration
Learning the art of restraint
Luisa Posa Dominado in history
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


All-around artist wins Amigo Billboard Making Contest

All-around artist wins Amigo Billboard Making Contest

DENNIS Arungayan, a freelance designer, is the champion in Amigo Plaza Mall and Amigo Terrace Hotel’s Billboard Design Contest held recently. His design showed that Amigo Mall is every shopper’s wonderland.

----------------------------------------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


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