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MERS scare grips Bacolod

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – The public went into “panic-buying” of surgical masks after it was reported that a Korean student is under observation for suspected Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) infection.

The Korean was admitted at the Doña Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) here after manifesting symptoms of the dreaded viral disease.

Dr. Julius Drilon, CLMMRH chief, clarified the issue in a press conference yesterday.

“There is no positive result,” he said.

Dr. Carmela Gensoli, officer-in-charge of the Bacolod City Health Office, said they are awaiting the results of the patient’s swab samples which were sent to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Muntinlupa, Metro Manila.

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Guv: Don’t count me out yet

By: Louine Hope Conserva

Makandidato pa ako (I’m still running).”

Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. has this to say to people who pounded the heavens with prayers that he will not recover from his recent medical operations.

Defensor underwent angioplasty on May 18 and cholecystectomy or removal of gallbladder on May 20.

He returned to work on June 11, just in time for the Independence Day Celebration and vin d’ honneur the next day.

Defensor, however, worked at home so he can rest.

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Village chief defies demolition order

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

TE Iloilo City Task Force Anti Squatting and Illegal Structures (ASIS) will push through with the demolition of eight “squatter” homes in Lapuz district today, July 3, despite the defiance of the barangay captain.

Engr. Robert Dumanil, Task Force ASIS chief, said they will seek police assistance should Punong Barangay Maricon Sumpio of Alalasan, Lapuz block the demolition.

Dumanil said Sumpio told him that she will oppose the demolition “no matter what happens.”

The village chief said the eight families were evicted from a private lot and they have no place for shelter.

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October 24, 2012 12:18 AM

ENJOY A WACKY and wicked Halloween at SM City Iloilo on October 31, 2012.

The event is open to all girls and boys, 3-12 years old.

Interested participants may register and purchase a ticket worth P250 from October 15-31, 2012 at Jollibee, SM City Iloilo, SM Delgado and SM Jaro branches.

A ticket is inclusive of two (2) SM bottled water, Jollibee Meal good for two (2) persons, one (1) Ride-All-You-Can tag of SM Storyland, Mascot Show, Games and Prizes

Contestants may join in any of the following categories: Cutest Costume, Spookiest Costume and Wackiest Costume. Prizes at stake for each category are: 1st Prize-5,000 worth of SM Gift Certificates, 2nd prize-2,500 worth of SM Gift Certificates, 3rd prize-1,500 worth of SM Gift Certificates.

Costumes will be judged according to Visual Impact-30% ,Creativity-30%, Adherence to theme-30% and Stage presence-20% for a total 0f 100%.

All SM Supermalls employees, its affiliates, anchors, organizers and advertising agencies up to              the second level of infinity and consanguinity are not qualified to join this competition.

The Halloween Costume Contest is brought to you by: Cadbury, Jem Junior, Bibo, Jollibee, SM Foodcourt, SM Storyland and Picture City.

Meanwhile, other exciting events are in store for shoppers to enjoy.

On October 27, Anigumi Joukai Halloween Cosplay Party will color the stage with their beautiful costumes, 3pm at the Toy Kingdon area.

The Pavia Dog Lovers Association will hold the Bow Wow Wacky Dog Show on October 28, 2pm at the Toy Kingdom area.

A trick or treat activity is also in store for kids on October 31 10am to 3pm, wherein they can get treats from SM mall tenants.

To document your experience at SM, you can also post your wackiest Halloween photo with SM City Iloilo background and win special prizes, through the Wacky photo contest from October 27-31.

Celebrate your Halloween with SM because everything’s here for the family to enjoy!

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Negative progress

July 03, 2015 03:28 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

THE TITLE is a contradiction in terms. When we speak of progress, we mean moving forward or into something better, therefore positive. Most often we can see only growth without realizing the negative results of this apparent progress. Read more...

Coast Guard warning on waste dumping in oceans

July 03, 2015 03:22 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

THE Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) warned against the dumping of non-biodegradable wastes like plastic, toxic wastes and other harmful substances in the ocean or any body of water in the country under its maritime jurisdiction. Read more...

Fact–or hypothesis?

July 03, 2015 03:16 AM

By: Juan Mercado

BLESSED Mother Teresa of Calcutta may be canonized next year, forecasts a top Catholic Church authority. Hold it, cautioned a Vatican spokesman. That’s just a hypothesis—for now. Read more...

Can a lousy sex life be a ground for annulment?

July 03, 2015 03:14 AM

By: Reeza Singzon

IN THIS installment, we answer a question sent by an interested reader: Can a lousy sex life be a ground for annulment of marriage? Read more...

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