September 16, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Iloilo dengue cases up 432% but patients decreasing

Iloilo Province has monitored 4,399 dengue cases from January to September 11 this year, 432.5 percent higher than the 826 cases recorded in the same period in 2009, figures of the Provincial Health Office-Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit show.

Boy, 15, kills ‘cruel’ pa

A 15-year-old boy in Dueñas, Iloilo killed his father who has been cruel to his mother and siblings, police said.

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Chief Supt. Samuel Pagdilao Jr. (center) leads policemen in planting seedlings.

TREE PLANTING. Chief Supt. Samuel Pagdilao Jr. (center) leads policemen in planting seedlings during the ‘Pyesta sang Kakahuyan’ of the Province of Iloilo at Maasin watershed on September 11.

City conducts survey of river dwellers

The Iloilo City government is conducting a survey of river dwellers and other occupants of riverbanks, including owners of fishpens and fishtraps, at the Iloilo River.


Medium-rise building mulled for informal settlers: Mabilog

The Iloilo City government is mulling the establishment of a medium-rise building at its almost five-hectare property in Molo district to accommodate informal settlers.

Autopsy finds foul play in death of village dad

For his family, the death of councilman Joeddy Jovacon of Brgy. Puerto Princesa, Barotac Viejo was a case of suicide.

City bares initiatives aimed to meet MDGs

The Iloilo City Government yesterday joined the global call in response to the world’s shared targets to achieve the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that seek to alleviate poverty, a press release from City Hall said.

29 ALS scholars to work in Qatar

Twenty-nine graduates of the Philippine Army’s Literacy Patrol System from Tubungan, Iloilo are leaving the country to work in Qatar.

PhilHealth aims for 60,000 new members in Region 6

The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. is targeting to enroll around 60,000 new members in Western Visayas this year.


SC sets initial conference on Roxas protest on Sept. 30

The Supreme Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, has set the preliminary conference on the protest case filed by former Senator Manuel Roxas II against Vice President Jejomar Binay on Sept. 30, 10 a.m.

‘I’m the lawyer in Tulfo column’s blind item’

ROXAS CITY – A Capizeño lawyer has confirmed that he was the one being alluded to in the blind item in Ramon Tulfo’s “On Target” column in the Philippine Daily Inquirer dated July 29, 2010.

Besa elected vice chair of PBMLP

ROXAS CITY – Capiz First District Board Member Jonathan Besa was elected vice chairman of the Provincial Board Members League of the Philippines-Western Visayas during the election held in Iloilo City last week.


School on air teaches sustainable agriculture

The Department of Agriculture 6 said the School-On-the-Air on Palayamanan program is helping farmers in Sta. Barbara town, Iloilo.

SRP of refined sugar pegged at P52/kilo

The National Price Coordinating Council chaired by the Department of Trade and Industry has decided that the suggested reference price of refined sugar will be retained at P52 per kilo.


Anything under the Sun
Twisting the Lord’s Prayer
Culture of maintenance
Aging and Cholesterol
Redoing my mindset list
Carl Sandburg revisited
Aquino in deep crisis in his first two months


An alternative platform

/ Ted Aldwin Ong


/ Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz

Health Line:
Honeymoon Cystitis

/ Dr. Cesar Yap, Jr.

Divorce, why not?

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon


What I love about a Mongolian buffet

What I love about a Mongolian buffet

I’ve always loved a Mongolian buffet and I could say that many Ilonggos do, too because of the many diners that are present everytime there is one. Take the case of the Mongolian Buffet at Frances, a restaurant at the Eon Centennial Hotel.

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All-Wielded & Adventurous

Allain Hablo, a friend who happens to be an artist showed me this beautifully made all-wielded stainless steel bracelet while we attended an art exhibit recently. It had an abstract motif and would definitely look great on a person who loves adventure. “My bracelets are not advisable for active lovers.

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Robinsons Neo Chef Kicks-Off

In our first installment of Robinsons Place Iloilo’s Neo Chef article, we presented the different teams that participated and pictures of the winning dishes. In this issue, pictures of the dishes prepared by other teams are presented.

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An Auction of Dagoy Dolls

The City of Iloilo celebrated its 73rd Charter Day with lots of activities to make it more colorful and memorable. One of its more interesting events, a first in the city, is the auction of Dagoy Dolls at the SM City Iloilo Event Center.


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