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Ilonggo 'audio expert' redeems credibility, fires back at Ping

A digital sound engineer whom Environment Secretary Michael Defensor presented to prove that the recordings linking President Arroyo and an election official to cheating were spliced has come out to redeem his questioned credibility.

In Iloilo City : Average of 12 1st graders per school can't read

The Iloilo Schools Division of the Department of Education (DepEd) will put priority on the improvement of reading and comprehension skills of Grade 1 pupils in Iloilo City to address the low results in reading tests for the last two years.

  Brisk Business
BRISK BUSINESS. A diving assistant carries three empty scuba tanks for oxygen refill in Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan. Visitor arrivals in the world-famous island paradise has decresed in the last few weeks due to the monsoon season.

God's solution to RP crisis coming—Lagdameo

Lagdameo is the incoming president of the influential Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, an 80-strong assembly of Catholic bishops in Asia's only Christian-dominated country. He will takeover Davao Archbishop Fernando Capalla in December 31, 2005.


Sta. Barbara tops 'high dog-bites' list in Iloilo

Ten Iloilo towns with the highest incidence rate of dog bites have been identified by the Provincial Veterinarian Office (PVO).

Anti-rabies campaign on-going, Zero mortality in the city

The anti-rabies campaign of the city government is on-going despite the decrease in the number of rabies cases recorded here.

Treñas unfazed over housing charges

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas is not bothered by the charges that would soon be filed to the Sandiganbayan against him and the rest of the city government officials whose names were included in the charge sheet of the Ombudsman-Visayas.

Teener hangs self over lost love

An 18-year old male teener took his life in what appeared was a 'well-planned' suicide execution.

Dr. Aguilar honored by ASU Graduate Students

For the first time in the history of Aklan State University in Banga, Aklan, more than 115 students of the ASU Regional Graduate Studies Consortium attended the first ever graduate school orientation and Induction and Fellowship held at the main campus of the university in Banga, on August 6, 2005. Dr. Helmar E. Aguilar, President Emeritus of the university was the speaker and honored guest.

Tubungan among top 5 in literacy competition

Tubungan, Iloilo – The town of Tubungan is among the top five finalists in this year's Search for Outstanding Local government Units in Literacy Program implementation. Tubungan was last year's National champion in the same search.

Abaca for livelihood and watershed protection

Abaca answers the goal for development that involves people, livelihood and environment.


PGI files usurpation, falsification raps at DOJ vs 2 top Tupas aides

Criminal complaints were filed anew by the People's Graftwatch of Iloilo (PGI) against two top aides of Governor Niel Tupas. The charges, usurpation of official functions and falsification of official documents were lodged by Graftwatch President, Monsignor Meliton Oso before the Department of Justice (DOJ).

P149 M Panay-Boracay project to boost WV economy

The Phase I of the National Transmission Corporation's Small Island Submarine Interconnection Development Program being constructed to boost economic potentials in Western Visayas is set to be completed before the year ends.


Another Ilonggo in the limelight
Carpooling Loonies
Rigi-rigi: An after five de-stresser
Consumers Domain
Economists as painters
Combong - Pijuan  
The Pinoy Diaspora
Just Right
The flip side of the “Hello Garci” tapes (Part 1)
Res Gestae
Not my sister alone
Bridging the gap
Early postal services in Iloilo
on the dot
Putting premium on DOT accreditation
(3rd of a series)
Without the Whitecoat
Diabetes in the Philippines… a clearer picture
The global breadth of fair trade
Unusual Channel
My favorite things


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Rational Insanity

Ten things we will surely regret

By Bryan Mari Argos

Eye Opener

Computer games blamed for student dropouts

By Rodolfo Gumabong


CPU's Grand Centennial Reunion Dinner

CPU's Grand Centennial Reunion Dinner

Central Philippine University celebrated its 100 years in education with series of activities from July to December 2005. Last July 31 to August 7, a Grand Centennial Reunion Week was organized for the alumni. It was highlighted by the Grand Centennial Dinner at the university gymnasium on August 6.

  The Space Between

The Space Between

Art is relative but its uniqueness is in the stories behind each masterpiece. Although there are many forms of art, each one is dependent on the artist's perception of things and experiences. These perceptions are seen on the artist's expression in whatever type of art. Be it performing, musical or others each has a personality.