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Child labor laws not fully implemented

US Agency for International Development (USAID) Senior Project Manager Gerardo Porta lamented that conventions, laws and local policies regarding child labor have yet to be fully implemented in the country.

4 yr old boy rescues 2 yr old brother as uncle brutally kills, sets grandma on fire

Two youngsters survived the rage and rampage of a 31 year-old uncle who brutally killed and set on fire their 67 year-old grandmother. As such, charges of parricide and arson are being readied against the attacker whom family members believed had an episode of nervous breakdown. Mentally unstable or not, the cases will be lodged, surviving kins vowed.

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Summer heat
A.Chris Fernandez
A mother with her two children play with water at Fort San Pedro in Iloilo City to stave off the heat of summer.

Treñas asks for cooperation over imminent power shortage

City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas appealed to the business sector to use their own power generators during peak periods, that is from 1-3 in the afternoon and from 6-9 in the evening, in the event the imminent power shortage during the summer months of May and June is not addressed.

Treñas said the move could lessen the power demand from source hence could avert possible power interruptions in most parts of the city.

Worried over the city's power situation, Treñas is set to leave for Manila on Monday to personally bring to Pres. Arroyo the resolution approved by the Sangguniang Panlungsod calling for the transfer of Power Barge 101 from Cebu to Iloilo City.


Group hauls local Comelec execs, Treñas to Court

A group of lawyers belonging to the Ilonggos' Movement Against Arroyo's Cha-cha (I-March) formally asked the Court to prevent local Commission on Elections (Comelec) officials from verifying the signatures recently gathered during the Barangay General Assembly purposely for the People's Initiative move of the administration.

Prelim probe still hangs on Tan massacre

Preliminary investigation on the celebrated massacre of Filipino-Chinese businessman, his wife and 6 year-old daughter continue to hang with yet another "delay." As a matter of due process, the fate of two stepsons, principal suspects in the murder and parricide complaints are yet to be known with the Iloilo City Prosecutor's Office setting a date early next month for the last clarificatory questioning.

NGO's implementing ABK Initiative project not dubious

Christian Children's Fund (CCF) National Director Ana Maria Locsin assured that all the non-government organizations behind the ABK Initiative, a child labor project, are not dubious.

Outstanding cooperatives in Iloilo Province named

Nine active cooperatives emerged as winners in the quest for Outstanding Cooperatives in Iloilo.

Four Ilonggo tribes to join Aliwan Fiesta 2006

Will an Ilonggo tribe still reign in the Aliwan Fiesta and come home anew with the P1 million grand prize?

McDonald's turns over Bahay Bulilit to city

Four months after its groundbreaking the first ever McDonald's Charities Bahay Bulilit outside Metro Manila located in Brgy. Benedicto, Jaro was formally opened Wednesday, April 19, with Social Welfare and Development Secretary Esperenza Cabral as guest.


Capiz PNP tops regional performance evaluation

Roxas City -- The Capiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO) topped its counterparts in various police offices of Western Visayas in the January to March 2006 performance evaluation by the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6.

Antiqueño elected national president of IPPM schools

San Jose, Antique -- The Administrator of the Antique Vocational School (AVS) Fe T. Duazo was recently elected in Tagaytay City as President of the National Association of Implementors of Children's Participation on Integrated Production and Pest Management (CP-IPPM).


Gloria, the survivor
Anything Under the Sun
The sinking of MV Don Juan (6)
Unusual Channel
Listen up men
Consumers Domain
Tradpol's Initiative
Without the Whitecoat
Annual Medical Examination... not for a fee
Bridging the gap
Sto. Rosario Street
on the dot
Taxi drivers as tourism frontliners, goodwill guiding, 2nd Iloilo IAD, etc.
Dinner and Imelda
Res Gestae
Traffic fines collection, proof of mismanagement
Behind the Velvet Ropes


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opinion polls

Is Death Penalty Law an effective deterrent of criminality? Why / why not?

The Fullness of Life

Victory over sadness


Stop, end the waste!

Rational Insanity

Are you man enough?

eye opener

Gov. Tupas opposes STL operations in Iloilo


DENR kid

DENR kid tops WV model of Unilever

Jeric Prince M. Ladores was chosen as one of the top ten models of UNILEVER Philippines in its latest Best Food promo campaign. Jeric is seven years old, Grade I, first honor student of A. Montes Elementary School who graduated from his kinder school at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Gender and Development Day Care Center.

  Philippine Fashion Week

Philippine Fashion Week 2006
Ilonggo Designers: Making Waves

Three Ilonggo designers showed their mettle in the recently concluded Philippine Fashion Week 2006 held in Metro Manila. Eric de los Santos, Aldrich Aparicio and Jasmine Castelo proved to one and all that one need not resort to hypocrisy or cheap tricks in order to be noticed.