August 19, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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6 men nabbed in City Proper anti-drug bust

Six persons were arrested in Iloilo City’s haven of drug dens Tuesday evening in Brgy. Tanza-Esperanza, City Proper district, by joint operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 6 and the Regional Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group.

4 Iloilo City initiatives finalists in int’l awards

Four best environmental practices of Iloilo have been chosen finalists in the 2010 LivCom Awards to be presented at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois on Nov. 4 to 8, 2010.

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Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. tells mayors to prioritize to the campaign against dengue

Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. tells mayors to prioritize to the campaign against dengue in their respective localities, during an emergency meeting at the Capitol yesterday.

Guv: Prioritize campaign against dengue

Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. urged the mayors in the province to prioritize the campaign against dengue fever in their respective localities to prevent the increase of dengue cases.

Defensor met with the mayors at the Capitol yesterday after he declared a state of calamity following a dengue outbreak in Iloilo.


17 seaports in Western Visayas under tight monitoring – PDEA

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 6 is closely monitoring the 17 seaports in Western Visayas considered as possible entry points of illegal drugs.

Iloilo City steps up anti-smoking drive

Amendments will be made on the Iloilo City Regulation Ordinance 2006-150 to make it more comprehensive and active in its anti-smoking campaign.

MARINA: RORO vessels in WV sea worthy

The Maritime Industry Authority 6 said all roll-on/roll-off vessels operating in Western Visayas are sea worthy, based on its series of inspections.

Elderly woman stabbed to death inside her home

A 59-year-old woman was stabbed to death by a man who entered her home in Project 3 of Brgy. Sooc, Arevalo in Iloilo City early morning yesterday.

Stray bullet kills 3-year-old boy

A three-year-old boy from Aklan died after he was hit by a stray bullet.

Police are facing a blank wall on the identity of the gun owner whose bullet killed Gerald Villarosa, a resident of Sitio Mapait, Brgy. Aranas, Balete town.


Free hospitalization offered to indigent dengue patients

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Gov. Victor Tanco Sr. has directed all government hospitals to provide free hospitalization for indigent dengue patients.

Black Nazarene in Sapian until Aug. 24

SAPIAN, Capiz – Thousands of devotees welcomed and visited the original pilgrim image of Black Nazarene of Quiapo during its arrival here Monda

Ivisan village chief gets award for blood donation program

IVISAN, Capiz – Poblacion Sur village chief Elmor Buloso has received an award from the Department of Health for initiating blood donation activities.

PRC brings services to Capiceños

ROXAS CITY – A team from the Professional Regulation Commission 6 in Iloilo City brought their services to the province from August 17 to 19.


Telco services boost growth of new wave cities in WV

Two highly urbanized cities in Western Visayas were highly ranked recently as best 2010 Next Wave Cities for outsourcing in the Philippines in the Information Technology-Business Process Outsourcing (IT-BPO) industries.

‘Importation needed to solve rice shortage’

MANILA – The Department of Agriculture said yesterday it is bent on importing rice to solve a shortage despite President Benigno Simeon Aquino III’s order to stop it, a report of the Philippine News Agency said.

DTI wants staggered flour price increase

MANILA – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it will direct flour millers to implement an increase in flour prices on a staggered basis.


The gift of health
Anything under the Sun
Mother Rosario, pray for us–2
Allergic to cholesterol lowering drugs
Culture of adoration
Luisa Posa Dominado in history
President Aquino should seek God daily


Sequence to fiscal freedom

/ Ted Aldwin Ong

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



Uygongco Foundation, Inc. Gives Hope to Its Scholars

Uygongco Foundation, Inc. Gives Hope to Its Scholars

Uygongco Foundation, Inc. started the school year 2010-2011 by giving out school bags, school supplies, and umbrellas to its 400 scholars distributed evenly in 10 schools here in Iloilo City; Jordan, Guimaras; and Pres. Roxas, Capiz.

---------------------------------------- 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.


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