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2 APEC meetings assigned to city

By: Louine Hope Conserva and Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.


The National Organizing Committee (NOC) of the 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the Philippines has formally chosen Iloilo City to host two high level meetings next year.

In a letter to Iloilo Gov. Arthur D. Defensor, Sr. and Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog dated July 23, 2014, APEC-NOC Director General Marciano A. Paynor, Jr. said Iloilo City will host the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) ministerial meeting on September 21-25, 2015.

The city will be hosting two meetings - Small Medium Enterprises (SME) and Food Security Week (High Level Policy Dialogue on Food Security and the Blue Economy and Related Meetings) - with a combined delegates of 1, 600.

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AIDS kills 2 in Iloilo

By: Louine Hope Conserva

THE dreaded Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome has claimed the lives of two Iloilo residents.

Dr. Maria Socorro Quiñon, Provincial Health Office assistant head, confirmed the information but refrained from giving out details to protect the two Ilonggo males.

Charity Perea, coordinator for sexually-transmitted infections (STI) of the Department of Health (DOH-6), said she has yet to receive reports on the AIDS-related deaths in the province.

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Man high on drugs beheads mother

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – A man allegedly high on illegal drugs beheaded his 60-year-old mother in the middle of a heated argument in a coastal barangay here.

Worse, Percival Capitanan, 34, of Brgy. Singcang Airport, washed the severed head of his mother, Adelina, and placed it on his bed.

The incident happened early Thursday morning at the Capitanans’ house in Singcang Airport.

Clarita Alpiscar, the Capitanans’ neighbor, told police investigators that she was awakened early Thursday morning by shouts inside Adelina’s house.

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Convenience stores race in Iloilo City

By: F. Allan L. Angelo

CONVENIENCE store chains are racing against each other in Iloilo City.

Business leaders and experts see the expansion of convenience stores in the city not just as positive economic indicators but also point to a paradigm shift in Ilonggo spending habits and lifestyles.

The latest 24-hour convenience store to set up shop in the city is Ministop which opened its first two stores at Robinson's Place-Iloilo and LaPaz, Iloilo City Thursday.

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All for one?

July 25, 2014 02:16 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

A POET once said, “As unto the bow the cord is, so is man unto a woman; useless each without the other.” Read more...

Rome wasn’t built in a day; LRT dream should live on

July 25, 2014 02:32 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” - Eleanor Roosevelt Read more...

Little victories

July 25, 2014 02:50 AM

By: Manuel “Boy” Mejorada

I BUMPED into city councilor Armand Parcon the other day at the Tinapayan in The Atrium. He was talking with Zarraga municipal councilor Erwin Guadalupe. I had intended to say a quick “hi” and go on my way to an appointment. But Parcon said something that made me stop. It was a remark that became the high point of my day. Read more...

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