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‘Four villains’ ratting on Jed?

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

A CITY councilor claimed that “four villains” within the circle of Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog are to blame for the latter’s woes.

In an interview with Aksyon Radyo-Iloilo Thursday, Councilor Plaridel Nava said these four villains are the cause of problems and issues of corruption being attributed to the present administration.

Nava made the revelation as they questioned alleged “ghost employees” and non-existent task forces at the City Hall.

The controversy also surfaced as the City Council approved Supplemental Budget No. 5 which included salaries for casual employees who are mostly assigned to the task forces.

“Not us - me and Councilor Joshua Alim - as we have shown the mayor our full loyalty to him. In fact, in questioning Supplemental Budget No. 5,

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Red tide in Isla Gigantes

By: Louine Hope Conserva

FOLKS who love to eat shellfish from Isla de Gigantes in Carles, Iloilo must refrain from indulging in their favorite fare due to the red tide toxin.

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) issued the warning as the coastal waters around Gigantes Island tested positive for the toxin.

Test results from the BFAR indicated that the paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxin level in shellfish samples from Gigantes is 45 – 104 µgSTXeq/100q/100g of shellfish meat.

The safe regulatory limit for red tide toxin is 60 µgSTXeq/100g.

BFAR National Director Asis Perez issued an advisory last October 17 refraining the public from eating, gathering or harvesting, transporting and marketing of shellfish from the area.

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Health offices gear up vs. Ebola

By: Louine Hope Consevrva

HEALTH offices at all levels are in close coordination to prevent the entry of Ebola virus in the country.

Dr. Maria Socorro Quiñon of Iloilo Provincial Health Office said local, regional and national health agencies are now on alert.

“Just like any communicable diseases, the Department of Health central office informing us if there is a suspected person under investigation (PUI) in the region. Our disease surveillance officers in the region and province are helping each other,” she said.

Upon the advisory of the Health Emergency Management Bureau, a person suspected of contracting Ebola virus will be subjected to 21-day quarantine period.

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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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Ilonggos fear poverty more than Ebola

October 24, 2014 02:04 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“Given the scale of issues like global warming and epidemic disease, we shouldn't underestimate the importance of a can-do attitude to science rather than a can't-afford-it attitude.” – Martin Rees Read more...

Festival notes

October 24, 2014 03:30 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

THERE are several observations in the holding of the MassKara Festival culled from talks with friends, mostly in media. The intent is not to criticize Read more...

Unnoticed crisis

October 24, 2014 03:21 AM

By: Juan L. Mercado

IN OUR national fixation over Vice-President Jejomar Binay’s crumbling stature, we overlook a vital concern: In next door Malaysia, the opposition is Read more...

Blind idolatry and the irrational elites

October 24, 2014 03:08 AM


(The author is a former dean of De La Salle University. He is currently a full professor of political science at De La Salle University.) Read more...

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