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SONA sidelights

Over 80 million Filipinos here and abroad watched and listened either in anticipation or bewilderment Monday's news coverage of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's State of the Nation Address (SONA). As the day unfolded, here are but some of the 'events'.

AFP to discuss RPA violation with GRP

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will bring to the attention of the national working committee on Peace Process the recent violation committed by the Revolutionary Proletariat Army (RPA) in the peace agreement they have forged with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP).

  Iloilo News : Anti Arroyo protester in Iloilo
Two anti-Arroyo protesters wearing masks with the face of Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez Sr. and Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo dance to the tune of “Hello Garci” during Monday's “Gloria Resign” rally at the Rotary Amphitheater in the provincial capitol grounds.

Honors up on fallen cop

Honors are in the offing for a police officer who died Sunday in the line of duty.


Capitol sets earthquake drill

In line with the conduct of nationwide earthquake safety drill for public buildings, the Iloilo Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council will also conduct the same on Thursday (July28) with the Capitol employees.  

SP nod up on P48.6M add'l Capitol budget

A week after it was first presented on the floor for deliberations, the Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) now hears out the recommendation for the approval of over P48 million in additional Capitol budget.

City's crime rate down

Crime against person or property (index crimes) in Iloilo City went down by 30.76 percent during the first six months of the year, the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) reported.

CHED orders phase out of programs in 11 schools

The Commission on Higher Education Regional Office 6 (CHEDRO 6) has ordered the phase out of the programs of eleven schools in the region due to low performance in board examinations.

Quedancor's hogs growing project helps OSYs

Dumangas, Iloilo—The Quedancor Financing Scheme on Hogs Growing has been benefiting the Out-of-School Youth at the Don Bosco Home for Boys in this town.


Concepcion town certified GO-FAR model

The town of Concepcion in northern Iloilo was among several local governments nationwide which have been certified “replicable” by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Local Government Support Program(LGSP).


A woman who wanted to become president
Carpooling Loonies
Room for rent
Consumers Domain
A transitional revolutionary govt
Combong - Pijuan  
Just Right
The flip side of the “Hello Garci” tapes (Part 1)
Bridging the gap
Early Visayan international trade
on the dot
Putting premium on DOT accreditation
Without the Whitecoat
Medical practice with a heart… didn't I tell you so?
Are you racist?
Unusual Channel
To be or not to be


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Rational Insanity

Living the good life

By Bryan Mari Argos

D.P.A. (Straight from the Camp)

Tips for police aspirants

By Francisco B. Lindero, Jr.

Eye Opener


By Rodolfo P. Gumabong


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  SOS Children's Village

Making a Difference

An independent, non-governmental social development organization which has been working to meet these needs and protect the interests and rights of children for 55 years is the SOS Children's Villages.

Noche de Gala

Noche de Gala
Amigos para Siempre

The University of San Agustin through the USA Center for Culture and the Arts and the Philippines-Spain Friendship Day Committee led by event chairperson Ms. Elena Jison-Golez capped the two day celebration of fil-hispanic ties with a Noche de Gala at the CAP auditorium featuring the USA Troubadours, Kawilihan USA and the Centro Flamenco.