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2 hrs ago | Sun-Star

Apec meetings to be held in Iloilo, 5 other...

IT'S final! Iloilo City will host two important ministerial meetings of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation in 2015 out of six regions in the country.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Sun-Star

Iloilo City unfazed by power crisis

MAYOR Jed Patrick Mabilog said on Wednesday that Iloilo City has enough power supply unlike in Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon.

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Sun-Star

DAP-funded projects in Western Visayas...

Projects funded by the Disbursement Acceleration Fund of President Benigno Aquino III in Western Visayas region are mostly completed and used by the recipients, according to Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Director Edilberto Tayao.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Sun-Star

Marathon hearings held on Writ of Kalikasan...

THE Court of Appeals is conducting marathon hearings since early this year over a petition for the Writ of Kalikasan and subsequent issuance of a temporary environmental protection order against the Jalaur River Multi-purpose Project Stage II.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Sun-Star

DOH awards Sandugo regional winners

FIFTY winners composed of individuals in the government and private sector were awarded on Tuesday for their involvement in the Sandugo blood-letting campaign in Western Visayas.

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Sun-Star

Overseas-based, homegrown face-off in Mutya 2014

AFTER several months of screening from overseas Filipino communities and regional search nationwide, Mutya ng Pilipinas announces the 30 official candidates this year.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Philippines' Population Expected To Hit 100th Million On July 27

KALIBO, the Philippines, July 22 -- The Philippines' population is expected to reach 100 million on July 27, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Sun-Star

Celebrating friendships

WE ALL should have at least one or two close friends to confide with-someone to call when we are stressed or sad, and all the more when we are happy and celebrating the gifts of life.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Sun-Star

Lawyers condemn JDF scrap move

HE Integrated Bar of the Philippines Cebu City Chapter condemns House Bill 4738, which seeks to abolish the Judiciary Development Fund , which was created 30 years ago.

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Sun-Star

Labor group seeks P85 wage increase

A LABOR group in Negros Occidental filed a petition for an P85 increase in minimum wage before the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board Region 6 in Iloilo City.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Sun-Star

Glenda' death toll rises to 94

The death toll from Typhoon Glenda that barreled through Luzon and Visayas last week continued to increase, with 94 fatalities as of Sunday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.

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ABS-CBN News

Catholic devotees told: Medals, scapulars not magic

A priest in Jaro, Iloilo has issued a reminder to Catholic devotees that scapulars and medals have nothing to do with magic.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Sun-Star

Expanding tourism relations with Singapore and Malaysia

The challenge to meet this goal does not depend only on traditional Philippine destinations that have been marketed abroad over and over again for many years.

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Philippines Today

1,000 poor city families benefit from DAP

A total of 1,000 families living along the river banks and other danger zones in this city are recipients of the Php100 million fund from the Development Acceleration Program of President Benigno Aquino III.

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Sun-Star

Iloilo braces for first waste-to-energy project

EVERYTHING is set for a joint venture agreement on the P1.3 billion solid waste-to-energy project at the Calajunan dumpsite, Mandurriao district, Iloilo City.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Sun-Star

Illegal quarry in Jalaur River no proof

THE fact-finding committee created by Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. found no concrete evidence to prove that illegal sand quarry existed in Jalaur River along Sitio Pandan, Barangay Nabitasan, Leganes town.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Sun-Star

5th Private Sector Representatives confab slated

MORE than 200 delegates from different parts of the country are expected to participate in the 5th RDC Private Sector Representatives' National Convention on August 13-15 in Diversion21 Hotel, Benigno Aquino Drive, Iloilo City.

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NEWS.com.au

Typhoon cuts off Manila, five dead

THE Australian embassy is among others to voice concern over the detention of staff from a Jakarta school where police are investigating abuse claims.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

CBC News

Canada's 2013 DART mission to the Philippines cost $29M

A member of the Canadian military's Disaster Assistance Response Team examines a child in the Philippines, where hundreds of thousands of people were trying to rebuild after Typhoon Haiyan struck.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

Serious Eats

Coconut, Vinegar and a Whole Lotta Pork: An Introduction to Filipino Cuisine

In restaurant circles, the dreaded F-word - fusion - is usually reserved to describe some sort of disparate multi-culti combination, like sauce soubise on top of tamales.

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