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Forty-five inmates temporarily cramped up Cell 48 after inmates from cells with destroyed padlocks were transferred in this cell. Right photo: A provincial guard shows the destroyed padlocks and steel bars brought by Monday's noise barrage.
A.Chris Fernandez    

'I will not let those bastard kidnappers compromise the jail,' warden Mabugat declares

Iloilo -- Some forty inmates of the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC), mostly murder and rape suspects, were wounded in a surprise "attack" staged inside their prison cells Monday evening. With injuries mostly in the head and upper body, the inmates point to five jail guards as their assailants with the alleged participation of retired Police Senior Supt. Juan Mabugat, IRC warden.

'All-star cast' as city hosts 'cha-cha' forum

Iloilo City -- Ilonggo officials from the city and province came in full force for yesterday's (Tuesday) forum on Charter Change.


Who got the 'hot' fishes?

Iloilo City -- City Agriculture Office chief Gil Parreñas yesterday (Tuesday) refused to give itemized details on the recipients of two tons of fish, allegedly a caught through dynamite fishing, recently confiscated by the Task Force Snapper which he heads.

City maintaining close watch on illegal fishers

Iloilo City -- Mayor Jerry P. Treñas said the city government is continuing to keep a tight watch on illegal fishers in the wake of apprehensions made by a task force last week.

DOJ Secretary refuses to confirm NBI's recommendation

Iloilo -- Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez, Sr. yesterday (Tuesday) refused to confirm reports on the alleged result of the investigation made by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) regarding the Tan massacre case.

Cash bounty for Honasan not a guarantee for his arrest - Gonzalez

Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez, Sr. could not categorically say whether the P5 million cash bounty offered by the government for the arrest of former Senator Gregorio Honasan could lead to the latter's capture.

Police map out plans for Holy Week

Iloilo City -- As the Holy Week holidays come close the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) is preparing security measures to ensure the safety of city residents.

Night market to further city's economic progress

Iloilo City -- The night market contrived to lump sidewalk vendors together in just one area, is expected by the city government to give the city's growing economy a further boost.


Binirayan gears up for biggest tribe competition

San Jose, Antique -- With the major cash prize of P100,000 up for grabs, this year's Binirayan festival may well be the grandest tribe competition in the festival's 32-year history. As of press time, eight tribes have confirmed their participation in the Malay-Ati competition.

NFA allocates P26-M for EO-512

Bacolod City -- The National Food Authority in Negros Occidental allocated P26 million to start its sugar procurement operations in line with President Arroyo's Executive Order #512 dated March 7, 2006.


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Stand by your man

By Nelson Robles

Anything Under the Sun
Glorious military tradition of Ilonggo soldier (3)

By Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

Consumers Domain
The rule of law according to GMA and the PNP

By Ian Seruelo

Unusual Channel
Allow good things into your life

By Ma. Renette B. Uy

The world's largest "ukay-ukay"


Res Gestae
Not a statement of fact, but a statement of possibility

By Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

on the dot
Knowing the tourist product

By Atty. Helen Camarista

Good Luck, Graduates! (Part 1)

By Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Without the Whitecoat
Choosing a medical school... PBL vs. Traditional

By Florentino P. Alerta II, M.D.

Bridging the gap
Iznart Street

By Prof. Henry Funtecha


eye opener
Put the City Library in conspicuous place


Letter to the Editor
On Lindero's March 20 column
The Fullness of Life
Self-denial (part II)

By Fr. Florentino S. Lim, CIHM

Rational Insanity
Ignorance can get you pubic lice

By Bryan Mari Argos


The glitz and glamor of Motifs
Tying the knot is one of the most exciting moments in a person's life. The final moment that everyone is looking forward to. It is not as plain as a ceremony rather it is liberation from the complicated single life and an introduction to the gift of being united. Thus, it is but imperative that weddings should be given unequal emphasis. What more can be perfect than having a right man? Hmmmm... an ideal wedding dress I guess.


Designer's Guild
Designers' Guild of Iloilo's New Works at Robinsons
Fashion by definition changes every six months. Fashion designers are given the challenge to interpret ahead what clothing options buyers might have the desire to wear. In a sense, fashion designers proposes a collection based on what he feels may be on the radar in popular culture, music, art, travel, etc. It is the job of real designers to come up with a collection that is both inspired and functional.


OWWA RO 6: Reaching out to OFW families
Filipinos are present in most parts of the world. On almost all degrees of every latitude and longitude that crosses the globe, certainly there are Pinoys. The scarcity of employment opportunities has pushed them to pack their luggages and to exit the country.