August 20, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Former ISCOF president convicted by Sandiganbayan

The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan has convicted and sent to jail a former president of a state university in Iloilo for appointing his sons as student laborers and approving the payment of their salaries without actual labor, a report of the Philippine News Agency said.

Guimbal hospital overflowing with dengue patients

The Pedro G. Trono Memorial Hospital in Guimbal, Iloilo is overflowing with dengue patients after admitting 274 of them to its only 50-bed facility.

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REFORESTATION. Personnel of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Aquaculture Department in Tigbauan

REFORESTATION. Personnel of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Aquaculture Department in Tigbauan town plant mangroves along the Iloilo coastline as part of their recent 37th foundation activities.

WV dengue cases increase by 170%

The Department of Health-Center for Health Development 6 has recorded of 7,605 dengue cases from its various reporting units all over Western Visayas as of yesterday.


Defensor okays transfer of IRC management to BJMP

The Iloilo Rehabilitation Center will be placed under the management of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology after a two-year transition period.

Police, lending firms join hands vs robberies

The Police Regional Office 6 led by Chief Supt. Samuel Pagdilao Jr. met with representatives of rural banks and lending institutions on Wednesday to forge a proactive cooperation to address the robbery incidents in Iloilo.

ICPO director needed–mayor

Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said the Iloilo City Police Office needs a full-fledged director who could fully exercise his functions, not just an officer-in-charge.

Members of RPA-ABB fire at house in Cabatuan

Suspected members of the Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade fired at the house of the Pama family in Brgy. Gines Patag, Cabatuan at around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

IPHO: Filariasis monitoring continues

The Iloilo Provincial Health Office is also monitoring the increasing cases of filariasis, a parasitic and infectious tropical disease transmitted through mosquito bites.


Disomangcop is city police chief; Gumban named CPPO director

ROXAS CITY – Supt. Khasmir Disomangcop has been appointed city police chief here while Senior Supt. Renato Gumban will assume as director of the Capiz Provincial Police Office next week.

Inspection of creeks in Roxas City starts

ROXAS CITY – A team was tasked by Task Force on Environmental Protection of the Roxas City government to check on the status of creeks amid the real estate and housing developments in the city.

PCA to open ‘coco tyangge’

ROXAS CITY – More coconut products in Capiz will be showcased with the opening of a “Coco Tyangge” and “Pangulabo” in Roxas City on August 24.


‘Plant rice only in irrigated areas’

The Department of Agriculture 6 is advising rice farmers in the region to plant rice only in irrigated areas, a report of the Philippine News Agency said.

Pag-IBIG housing loan restructuring until Sept. 30

MANILA – The Home Development Mutual Fund or the Pag-IBIG Fund has reminded its members that socialized and low-cost housing loan borrowers have only until Sept. 30, 2010 to avail of its Housing Loan Restructuring and Penalty Condonation Program.

Establishments surveys set

Three establishments’ surveys will be conducted simultaneously by the National Statistics Office starting the month of August.


Open-minded but focused
A wound the President must heal
The gift of health
Anything under the Sun
Mother Rosario, pray for us–2
Allergic to cholesterol lowering drugs
President Aquino should seek God daily


Hexagram 34:
The Power of the Great


Dengue Victory Over The Vectors

/ Dr. Cesar Yap, Jr.

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,


I-Serve Leads Bloodletting Activity

I-Serve Leads Bloodletting Activity

I-Serve, a non-government organization that is involved in community projects, has spearheaded a bloodletting activity at the Old Provincial Capitol Building recently. It was a joint effort with the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) and Smart Communications.

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Skin So Soft

I HAD a body scrub at Spa Riviera last month and now I know why people are addicted to it. The 30-minute exfoliating experience left my skin smooth and so soft, so I vowed to do it monthly. Spa Riviera’s varied body scrubs are a favorite next to their body massage service, said Babes Rivera, owner.

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


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