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‘YOUNG MOMS’

Teen pregnancy in city swells

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

TEENAGE pregnancies are most prevalent in the coastal barangays of Iloilo City, according to the City Population Office

Citing the result of their 2014 survey, city population officer Marilyn Ramos said 346 teenage girls from Arevalo and Molo districts became pregnant.

The survey covered females between 10 and 24 years old.

The results also showed that teenage pregnancy ballooned from 2,049 cases in 2013 to 2,351 last year.

Most of the pregnant teenagers are 15 to 19 years old, the survey result indicated.

Ramos noted that coastal barangays in Arevalo and Molo are dotted with eateries and drinking joints where young girls work as service staff members.

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Crab meat factory empowers PWDs

By: Louine Hope Conserva

A CRAB meat canning factory in Concepcion, Iloilo employs mostly persons with disabilities (PWDs).

More or less 90 percent of the roughly 100 personnel of Saravia Blue Crab, Inc. are deaf-mute.

Saravia’s canning factory on D.B. Oñate Street, Concepcion was inaugurated Wednesday.

Most of the factory workers are from Concepcion and nearby towns.

Saravia president and CEO Alfonso Gamboa said their workers have the skill and keen sense of smell that are critical to guarantee high quality of canned crab meat.

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WV’s most wanted man nabbed in Cavite

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon

ONE of the most wanted persons in Western Visayas was arrested Tuesday evening in Dasmariñas, Cavite City.

Remy “Totong” Bonete, 58, who hails from Concepcion, Iloilo, was collared at his house in Block 22, Peridot St., Diamond Village in Barangay Salawag, Dasmariñas.

Bonete, who fled seven years ago, was driving a passenger tricycle when members of the Iloilo City Police Office - Special Operations Group (ICPO-SOG)/ MWP Tracker Team led by Inspector Ramiro de Jose caught him.

He was arrested for two counts of murder in Criminal Case Numbers 06-65435 and 06-65436.

The warrant of arrest was issued by Judge Gloria Madero of the Regional Trial Court Branch 29, Iloilo City on March 31, 2009.

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BE ENLIGHTENED! Relieve your minds to the wonders of science. This February, the Philippine society of Youth Science Clubs (PSYSC) brings you its 1st National Science Congress which will tackle on Science Career Orientation and Science Research and Teaching.

Get ready to be part of a one-day gathering this February 18, 2012 in Pavia National High School (Pavia, Iloilo) of high school students who will learn from different universities and colleges about the courses they offer along with the current trending careers in the local and global perspective.

Don’t miss the chance to interact with different speakers as they talk about current researches and advancements in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science Environmental Science, and Mathematics.

Let your minds ignite and discover new heights.

For more information, you may call the PSYSC national office at (02) 332-8151 and (02) 393-4384 or email PSYSC at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Stained honor

March 05, 2015 01:04 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

THE President refuses to apologize to the nation and to the bereaved families of the 44 PNP Special Forces victims in Mamasapano. In fact, nobody is apologizing although everybody expressed sympathy for the deaths. While the 44 dead police officers are hailed as heroes, the fact is that their deaths could have been avoided and nobody is apologizing. Read more...

The pope did not blink

March 05, 2015 01:02 AM

By: John Allen/Boston Globe

BY NOW, one thing ought to be clear about Pope Francis: Faced with attempts to hobble his reform efforts through character assassination of his reformers, this pope doesn’t blink. Read more...

A new but deadly designer drug

March 05, 2015 12:58 AM

By: Edgar Mana-ay

A NEW but deadly synthetic LSD (known in the streets as N-Bomb; also officially named by drug enforcement agencies as 251-NBOMe) is one of several hundred designer drugs that have emerged worldwide in the past six years. Read more...

Lakbay Aral and the Iloilo Liga experience

March 05, 2015 12:56 AM

By: Limuel S. Celebria

SEVERAL years ago, I chanced upon the opportunity to observe Iloilo’s Liga ng Barangay provincial congress and it was quite a revelation. It was certainly not the pure junket some critics tout it to be. Read more...

We almost didn’t have the ‘Money’ vs ‘Pacman’ duel

March 05, 2015 12:54 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“Better late than never is poor consolation for the man who has lost the opportunity of a lifetime.” – Henri Matisse

WE almost missed it again. Read more...

The Christian triumph is not triumphalism

March 05, 2015 12:52 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

CHRISTIAN life is a triumphant life. Victory is assured because Christ has conquered sin and death, and has converted our mortal curse into an eternal glory with him in heaven, and even aspects of this glory while still here on earth.

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