September 23, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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PEDC execs won’t admit foul odor came from plant

Executives of Panay Energy Development Corp., operator of the 164-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Brgy. Ingore, La Paz District in Iloilo City, yesterday refused to admit the foul odor that downed residents, including school children, in the area came from their facility.

Plant hoppers spread to 8 more towns

The brown plant hopper infestation in Iloilo province has spread to eight more towns, bringing to 18 the number of local government units affected, with damage to rice plantations reaching 1,329.975 hectares as of yesterday.

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Students of St. Paul’s University Iloilo collect trash along the Arevalo shoreline.

CLEAN-UP. Students of St. Paul’s University Iloilo collect trash along the Arevalo shoreline during the International Coastal Clean-up Day Wednesday.

‘Villa Beach not safe for swimming’

Villa Beach has high coliform level and is therefore unsafe for swimming, said Engr. Noel Hechanova of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office.

He said the coliform contamination in the area is at an alarming state.

The problem is caused by incorrect septic designs of residents, he said.

The dirt or effluents coming from the septic tanks cause pollution in Villa beach, which usually happens in a densely populated area, he said.


PDEA 6 agents find drug dens in Bakhaw

Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 6 found several drugs in Brgy. Bakhaw, Mandurriao district in Iloilo City during a patrol Tuesday afternoon.

Guv plans to make Capitol property gov’t center

Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. said he is planning to convert the entire provincial government property currently occupied by various government offices, including the Iloilo Provincial Capitol, into a government center.

Consumers advised on recall of Mead Johnson milk products

The Department of Health and the Food and Drugs Administration are advising Ilonggos to be aware of the two milk products being recalled nationwide.

Filariasis mass drug administration set

The Iloilo Provincial Health Office is preparing for the third year implementation of its filariasis mass drug administration.

NPA leader killed in Negros clash

A leader of the New People’s Army was killed in a clash with soldiers at Sitio Dung-e, Brgy. Manlucahoc in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental late Tuesday afternoon, the 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army said.


Capiz schools get 53,000 books

ROXAS CITY – More than 600 public and private schools in Capiz received 53,000 children’s books, high school texts, and college reference materials from a donation made possible through The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia Program in the Philippines.

Capiz prepares for PhilHealth registration

ROXAS CITY – The province of Capiz will join the nationwide registration for health insurance on October 2.


Antique, Iloilo coops win Gawad Pitak

Two cooperatives from Antique and Iloilo were among the awardees in the recent Gawad Pitak given by Land Bank of the Philippines during rites held at Malacañang Palace.

RP telecom sector seen to expand in next 5 years

MANILA – The Philippine telecom industry is expected to expand in the next five years mostly because of wireless broadband services amid maturing market, according to Frost & Sullivan.


Anything under the Sun
Mother Rosario, pray for us–4
Smoking kills 250 daily
Call to Christian realism
Learning from myths
Parents love your children


September journey

/ Ted Aldwin Ong

Mental Block

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Waiting . . . Waiting . . . Waiting

/ Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz

Vantage Point
Truth and consequence

/ Luis V. Teodoro

Health Line:
The Country Gay & The City Gay

/ Dr. Cesar Yap, Jr.


JCI Regatta wins Big in 30th JCI VISARCON

JCI Regatta wins Big in 30th JCI VISARCON

Junior Chamber International (JCI) Regatta, the newest chapter of JCI in Iloilo City, won big with 5 Major Awards, including the Most Outstanding New JCI Local Organization in the recently concluded 30th Visayas Area Conference Quadro Awards held at Alona Kew, Panglao in Bohol.

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GK Cacho Village Turnover

To provide homes for people who were displaced by typhoon Frank in 2008, the Cacho Family mobilized the building of the Jose Ma. E (Rusty) Cacho GK Village (Past Pres.-Chairman of PECO from 1971 to 2006) Village or JMEC GK Village in San Isidro, Jaro, Iloilo City.

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Two Dance Showdowns

The all-girl dance group competition entitled “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” will soon hold its third elimination round. The second elimination was held last September 9 at the Robinsons Place Iloilo Fountain Area.

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Jed Madela

The University of San Agustin held an alumni showcase last August wherein Jed Madela was the main feature. Madela is an Ilonggo who has gained recognition in the Philippines and abroad as a good entertainer. He is a good singer, according to reviews and news reports here and abroad.


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