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Marivic Despe with her three-year old daughter in front of their house where Antonsen's body is being laid up to the present. see related story
A. Chris Fernandez    

Army vows intensified offensives while CPP hierarchy rejoices 'solid victories

In the wake of the ambush that killed nine soldiers and wounded several others over the weekend in Calinog town, the Army's 47th Infantry Battalion said it would conduct an even intensified operation against the New People's Army.

Injured soldier recounts attack

One loud explosion then simultaneous heavy gunfire that seemingly went non-stop for at least five minutes. Then more gunfire again in both directions with the army vehicles and the soldiers in it caught in the middle.

Dead Norwegian still unburied in Zarraga

A Norwegian national who died almost a month ago due to illness remains unburied in his house in Brgy. Tuburan Sulbod, Zarraga, Iloilo up to this time. His live-in partner Marivic Despe, 28, said she does not have the money to spend for the burial of Jan Helgensen Antonsen whom she had lived with for about four years before his demise. They have a three-year old daughter.


Liga chief to brgy officials, locals: 'Stay away from NPAs, they are criminals.'

There is no excuse nor amount of justification that would explain the terror waged by communist terrorists New People's Army (NPA) in Calinog, Iloilo. As such, there is no excuse nor any amount of justification from any barangay official and barangay folk to tolerate, sympathize and cuddle members of the communist rebel group.

Warden, 'lost and found' inmate face probe

Some two weeks after the infamous 'escape' at the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC), key personalities met yesterday as the Capitol began its official probe on the incident.

Suplico on the fertilizer scam: Where did the money go?

Iloilo 5th district Rep. Rolex Suplico in a phone interview yesterday, accused the Arroyo Administration for siphoning a great bulk of the Department of Agriculture Fund reportedly intended for the purchase of fertilizer, and partly for the corn-palay seedlings for the farmers to her campaign kitty in 2004 elections.

Mass tubal ligation slated in Sara

A free mass bilateral tubal ligation for mothers in the fifth district of Iloilo would be conducted in Sara, Iloilo this coming November 29, 30 and December 1.

Capitol to probe 'short-timing' driver

For taking some cool comfort inside one of the motels here in Iloilo City, a driver of the Provincial Treasurer's Office is in hot water.

Bad customer service contributes to closure of resto, bars

The attitude of Ilonggos towards food and bad customer service offered are the underlying factors that contribute to the closure of several restaurants in the city.


Avian flu task force kicks off information drive in regions

The National Avian Influenza Task Force, primarily created by the government to contain the problems on bird flu is focusing its information dissemination drive on migratory birds and campaign against the smuggling of exotic birds in the country.

Get organized vs avian flu—DA

Organization is the key to preventing Avian Flu from getting a foothold in the country.Agriculture Regional Director Jindra Linda Demeterio said that at this stage of preparedness against Avian Influenza (AI), all the sectors in the country should put their efforts together, get organized in their local communities and set up a strong monitoring mechanism.


Feeding, clothing, and sheltering (2)

By Julia Carreon-Lagoc

Suplico's role in the fertilizer scam expose

By Nelson Robles

Unusual Channel

By Ma. Renette B. Uy

Consumers Domain
Honoring a thief

By Ian Seruelo

In the news today

By Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Without the White Coat
Staying as doctors

By Florentino P. Aleta II, M.D.

Bridging the gap
Institutional services available in Iloilo City, 1930s

By Prof. Henry Funtecha

Carpooling Loonies
Death on All Hallows Eve (Part 2)

By Jinki Beldia


Anything Under The Sun
Today's greatest miracle

By Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

Rational Insanity
A cup of strawberry tea and a stubborn flu

By Bryan Mari Argos

The fullness of life

By Florentino S. Lim, CIHM

Eye Opener
DTI should use their power to curb prices

By Rodolfo P. Gumabong


Earth Statements models
The 'Earth Statements' of Eric de los Santos
Iloilo's fashion prince, Eric de los Santos, one of the winners of the prestigious Philippine Fashion Design Competition (Apparel) held in Manila last October will be presenting his 60-piece Swimsuit, Cocktail, and Evening wear collections in EARTH STATEMENTS: A Dinner / Fashion Show for the Environment presented by The Workers for the Environment and Health (W.E. HEAL).
Boracay Photo Exhibit opening
Boracay, a new look!!! -- A Photo Exhibit
The works of Dr. Therese J. Robles' in a month-long Photo Exhibit which opened last November 19 at Newpost Supply, Gen. Luna. St., Iloilo City, is a great example of unparalleled art. Robles' work focuses on a theme: 'Boracay, a new look!!!' The said exhibit includes pictures of Boracay from different angles.