October 6, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Stay away from brgy., SK polls, political parties told

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has warned political parties to stay away and refrain from interfering in the barangay and the Sangguniang Kabataan elections.

The campaign period will start on October 14, a day after the filling of candidacy ends.

Mabilog wants immediate coal-fired plant re-testing

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau should fasttrack the conduct of the second test-firing of the Panay Energy Development Corp. coal-fired power plant in La Paz, Iloilo City, according to Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog.

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Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, Vice Mayor Jose Espinosa III and Rosalie Treñas, wife of Rep. Jerry Treñas, do warm ups before the start of the Run for Bantay Bata 163 Iloilo recently.

RUN FOR A CAUSE. Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, Vice Mayor Jose Espinosa III and Rosalie Treñas, wife of Rep. Jerry Treñas, do warm ups before the start of the Run for Bantay Bata 163 Iloilo recently.

Iloilo media, PRO6 sign crisis coverage protocol

Media entities Iloilo city and province signed on Monday a protocol that stipulates the ground rules they will observe during future coverage of a hostage situation and similar crisis.

City cops undergo surprise drug test

Eighty-five personnel of the Iloilo City Police Office led by city police director, Senior Supt. Dennis Basngi, underwent a surprise drug test last Monday.


Ex-mayor’s son, pal nabbed for illegal drug possession

A son of a former mayor and his companion were arrested for alleged possession of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride also known as “shabu” Monday night in Sitio Tuburan, Brgy. Igtambo, San Miguel, Iloilo.

Panay provinces get P41.18M in 4Ps conditional cash grants

The four provinces in Panay received more than P41.18 million in conditional cash grants for their poorest families under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

DOH to tap DOLE for anti-filariasis drive

The Department of Health 6 is planning to tap the Department of Labor and Employment in requiring both public and private agencies to include filariasis vaccination as one of employment requirements.

Role of tanods recognized

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has recognized the major role of 2,000 barangay tanods or village watchmen in keeping the city peaceful.

Nutrition movement launching set

A movement to engage active participation of communities in improving their nutritional status will be launched on October 14 in Iloilo City during the holding of the 21st Nutrition Congress.


Contreras: No problem with PhilHealth refunds

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Emmanuel Hospital Administrator Jessie Contreras said they have not experienced the predicament of private hospitals in the National Capital Region and Luzon that have complained of delayed reimbursements from the Philippine Health Insurance Corp.

More than 600 Capiceños join PhilHealth Sabado

Some 620 residents of Capiz took part in the government’s PhilHealth Sabado National Registration Day on October 2 held at the Governor’s Office of the Provincial Capitol.

Media accreditation for election open

ROXAS CITY – The Commission on Elections (COMELEC)-Capiz Provincial Office has called on tri-media practitioners in the province to apply for accreditation for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on October 25.

Capiz has 425,621 voters for brgy. polls

ROXAS CITY – The province of Capiz has a total of 425,621 registered voters based on the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) provincial office statistical data as of Sept. 3, 2010, in view of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections on October 25.


Antique agro-enterprise cluster gets P460M in projects, grants

The Central Antique Local Convergence Agro-enterprise Cluster launched last month in Barbaza town is receiving P460 million worth of funding and material support coming from the three rural development agencies of the government.

21 Ilonggos hired for jobs abroad

Twenty-one jobseekers were hired on the spot for work abroad during a recent recruitment activity facilitated by the Iloilo City Public Employment Service Office.

LGUs urged to enforce tax on idle land to hike revenues

Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima has called on local governments to implement idle land tax to increase revenues and agricultural production.

Globe sees lower industry margin due to promo wars

MANILA – Globe Telecom said it expects the industry’s margin to further squeeze mostly because of the intensifying price war among telecom firms.


Rating Physicians
Words for approval
The e-word today
Letter to the editors of Philippine newspapers
Did President Aquino Dick Tracy his cabinet men at the start?
Anything under the Sun
Mother Rosario, pray for us–4


Indeed, reality starts in the mind

/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Ruthless blast condemned

/ Rhea Peñaflor

3rd place: Who cares?

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Private and exclusive

/ Ted Aldwin Ong


A Cruise to the ‘80s

A Cruise to the ‘80s

Ian Jorda, one of Iloilo City’s young designers wowed Ilonggos when he opened the 3rd Indigenous Fiber Fashion Week at SM City Iloilo with his fabulous collection.Jorda, who used to be a seafarer, was inspired by the fashion shows

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Medical Mission at Savannah Square

Continuing the spirit of generosity, The Savannah Christian Fellowship in cooperation with Oton Municipal Health Center, The Crest Homeowners Association, Inc. and Global Land Property Management held a medical mission last September 26 at Savannah Square.

---------------------------------------- Wedding Vows

Wedding Vows

“Wedding Vows” was successfully held at Amigo Plaza Mall last September 17 to 23. It was a week-long exhibit of Iloilo’s premier wedding suppliers and designers> It was organized by Theme Weddings, a one-stop shop bridal and events establishment, Amigo Terrace Hotel and Amigo Plaza Mall.

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Greening The Maasin Watershed

SOME 4,000 trees were planted at the Maasin watershed during Piyesta sa Kakahuyan last September 11. The activity’s theme was “Tubig sa Kagulangan: Maasin Watershed Balikan.” It started with a caravan from Ungka, Pavia toward Barangay Daja, Maasin.


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