September 2, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Deployment of helpers for HK continues–POEA 6

The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency 6 has confirmed that the hiring of domestic helpers for Hong Kong continues in Western Visayas despite the hostage-taking tragedy in Manila that claimed the lives of eight Hong Kong tourists and put the Philippines in a bad light.

WV dengue cases almost 12,000

Cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever in Western Visayas have reached 11,896 as of August 21, records of Department of Health 6 show.

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Provincial Administrator Raul Banias (right) raises a fist against the Aedes Aegypti mascot
Pia 6

Provincial Administrator Raul Banias (right) raises a fist against the Aedes Aegypti mascot during the launching of the provincewide clean-up drive against dengue led by Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. yesterday.

Ilonggos go out to destroy mosquito habitats

An estimated 100,000 Ilonggos from all over the province yesterday joined the massive clean-up to destroy the breeding places of dengue-carrying mosquitoes in their respective communities.


2 Chinese cities keen on ‘sisterhood’ ties with city

Two metropolitan areas in China are interested to sign sisterhood agreements with Iloilo City after Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog met its officials during his recent trip to an East Asian economic forum.

Capitol promotes chemical-free tilapia

The Iloilo provincial government is promotes its “chemical-free tilapia project” that would produce the first organic tilapia fingerlings in the province.

Lending collector robbed

A lending company collector was robbed by two men in Iloilo City Tuesday night.

Rabies control body formed

The Iloilo City Government has created a rabies control committee in response to the spread of deadly disease that commonly infects humans through dog bites.


Dadivas heads VMLP-Capiz

ROXAS CITY – Vice Mayor Ronnie Dadivas of Roxas City was elected president of the Vice Mayors’ League of the Philippines-Capiz Chapter during the league’s meeting on August 30 at the Lake House, San Antonio Resort here.

City indigents to get mosquito nets

ROXAS CITY – Indigent families in villages with high dengue cases will receive mosquito nets as part of the initiatives to contain dengue in the city, Mayor Angel Alan Celino said.

Mambusao to launch birthing clinic

ROXAS CITY – A birthing clinic will be launched at the Rural Health Unit of Mambusao, Capiz on September 4 to formally provide quality and affordable maternal health care services to the town’s residents.


Employees coop operates Capitol cafeteria

The Iloilo Provincial Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative yesterday started the operations of the cafeteria inside the Capitol building.

ERC to conduct consultations on seniors citizens’ bill discount

The Energy Regulatory Commission will hold this month the public consultations on the proposed “Rules for the Calculation of Senior Citizen Discounts and Subsidies on Electricity Consumption” under Section 4 and 5 of Republic Act 9994, also known as the Expanded Senior Citizens Act.

DA to release re-packaged IEC materials

The Department of Agriculture is keen on improving its various information, education and communication materials to better serve its target clients.


Stop blaming one another
Driven but sober
Red Wine and Health
Anything under the Sun
Marian dogmas
Notes on the grandstand
Traffic? Try riverboat


Unstoppable political billboards

/ Ted Aldwin Ong

The Hero Potential

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Divorce, why not?

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

‘Sex Education’ – 5/7

/ Archbishop V. Cruz

Wanted: Rap-Jacks

/ Dr. Cesar Yap, Jr.

Iloilo City Charter Day: What happened in 1937

/ Ben Jimena


A Scrappin’ Affair

A Scrappin’ Affair

Sightings have been reported: Women walking around with scrapbooking trolleys in tow; Children dashing to the activity center with their parents struggling to keep up; People of all ages armed with the latest art tools and paraphernalia.

----------------------------------------The Induction of New Rotarians

The Induction of New Rotarians

It was a historic night for the Rotary Club of Iloilo South when it held its 40th induction of officers and new members. Dialita Jardeleza, the newly-inducted and first lady president of the Rotary Club of Iloilo South embarks on the Rotary Year 2010-2011 theme, “Building Communities and Bridging Continents.”

---------------------------------------- Assumption Memories on Exhibit

Assumption Memories on Exhibit

ASSUMPTION Iloilo celebrated its centenary last August and one of the events organized by its alumni was an exhibit of memorabilias at SM City Iloilo. The Photo and Memorabilia exhibit was a labor of love by Grade School batch ‘87

----------------------------------------Biggest Loser holds auditions in Iloilo City

Biggest Loser holds auditions in Iloilo City

THE search for contenders in ABS-CBN’s ‘Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition’ has reached Iloilo City, with the directors themselves coming over to search for the city’s heaviest men and women. Directors Laurenti Dyogi and Reilly Santiago


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