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Lawyers Romeo Gerochi and Edeljulio Romero join leaders of different cause-oriented groups in a press conference Monday. The group scored Pres. Arroyo's Proclamation 1017.
A.Chris Fernandez    

Top Ilonggo lawyers, militants unite vs Proclamation 1017

Strong words of defiance and clear resistance were the answers and reaction of top Ilonggo lawyers who banded with militants against Malacañang's Proclamation 1017.

People's rights remain even with Proclamation 1017, say guv, lawyer

Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas Sr. respects President Arroyo's Proclamation 1017 declaring the nation under state of emergency saying it is her prerogative as president of the country.

CBCP wary of rights violations, slip to Martial Law

Despite the assurance of Palace officials that Proclamation 1017 will not be abused nor used against innocent civilians, the Catholic Bishop's Conference of the Philippines has expressed concern over the clampdown on groups calling for the ouster of President Arroyo.

Defend Press Freedom; Uphold the People's Rights

We, members of Iloilo media, add our voices to the growing opposition to the Proclamation No. 1017 issued by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo last February 24, 2006, placing the country under the state of national emergency.


Put the acts, actors together under one umbrella

The country in general may be reeling from speculations of instability but Iloilo City is reeling from so many investments potentials that all it has to do is put them all together under one big umbrella of cooperative efforts for greater impact.

Farmers sue mayor, top cops for damages

Iloilo -- A Civil Case for damages has been filed against three of the city's top officials by five farmers, all members of a militant group. At least two hundred other complainants are reportedly all-set to follow with similar charges and demands being readied.

Oton municipal hall undergoes face-lift

Oton municipal hall had recently undergone a face-lift giving emphasis on its façade. The rehabilitation had impressively resulted into a wider and a friendly-receiving area catering to all the residents and transient clients as well.

Job fair highlights 'Kaadlawan sg Iloilo' celebration

The Provincial Employment Services Office (PESO) chaired by Iloilo Sports Complex Head Bombit Heler, will conduct another jobs fair at the Covered Gym in lined with the forthcoming celebration of the "Kaadlawan sg Iloilo" April 11, 2006 as one of its highlights and major activities.

Rotary Club of Sae Goyang gives $2,000 for milk feeding program in Leon

The Rotary Club of Sae Goyang, South Korea in partnership with the Iloilo Provincial Government and the National Dairy Authority, has given $2,000 to fund the Milk Feeding Program of the Province of Iloilo during the launching of the program in Agboy Elementary School in Brgy. Agboy Sur, Leon on February 27, 2006.

Om's 2nd solo exhibit at the Capitol

Eouia Aum Duenas- known as the Child Wonder of Iloilo and the Youngest Artist to stage a solo exhibit at the age of four and now at age 6, is ready for her 2nd one-child show. The exhibit is entitled "My Dreams" featuring 24 paintings in 2x3 ft. sizes when she was 4-5 years old.


Bulabog Puti-an national park gains attention

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has given attention to Bulabog Puti-an National Park (BPNP) this year, 2006 as one of the Protected Areas that should be extensively developed as one of the eco-tourist center of Panay Islands.

Ilonggo whiz kids shine in Rotary Club's 'Quest for Excellence'

Whiz kids of various public and private schools in Iloilo saw action in the 31st Annual Academic Excellence Contest in Bacolod City. All champions in their own right, the participants matched wits with counterparts from the cities of Roxas, Dumaguete and Bacolod in the field of Science, Mathematics, General Information and English.

Capiz town wages drive vs. rabies

Roxas City -- A week-long dog rabies vaccination is now undertaken by the municipal government of Panitan, Capiz.


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Never to Cory again

By Nelson Robles

Unusual Channel
Coup or coop

By Ma. Renette B. Uy

Anything Under the Sun
Congress mode of voting

By Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

Consumers Domain
Civil disobedience vs Proclamation 1017

By Ian Seruelo

'The world's greatest challenge'


Bridging the gap
The early Augustinians in Panay

By Prof. Henry Funtecha

Res Gestae
Free legal aid for the police

By Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Assumption Education – a gift! (Part 2 of 2)

By Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Without the Whitecoat
Hiring a company doctor or medical retainer

By Florentino P. Alerta II, M.D.


Letter from a grieving grandmother
By Rosalinda Garcia Zayco
The Fullness of Life
A central focus in life

By Fr. Florentino S. Lim, CIHM

Rational Insanity
Going gaga over electronics

By Bryan Mari Argos

Eye Opener
Discipline officials in Guinsaugon tragedy

By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

The profit is 'greener' than the grass
Not yet over



Gawad Kalinga
Gawad Kalinga 777: People power against poverty
Poverty has been a massive issue in a third-world country like ours. It is for this reason why Gawad Kalinga (GK), a program on poverty alleviation towards nation building, was born. Founded last 2001, GK was able to build almost 8,000 homes as of October 2004 in 330 sites all over the country.