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Unclear provisions in anti-smoking ordinance may cause confusion

Two days left before the full-blast implementation of the city's Anti-Smoking Ordinance on June 28, 2006 but concerned sectors have noted several gray areas in the ordinance which could cause confusion once it is implemented.

JBLCF exec denies P56.6M graft, plunder raps

"I did not steal a single peso. I did not pocket a single centavo. I welcome the government's plunder case. It is time for truth to come out."

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Iloilo Airport
A.Chris Fernandez
The Iloilo Airport in Mandurriao district is surrounded by barbed wire fence. Last week, a carabao went astray the runway, disrupting the landing of a Philippine Airlines (PAL) plane. Airport guards shot to death the the animal then immediately took it from the runway allowing the plane to finally land.

SP defers approval of P33M supplemental budget

The Sangguniang Panlungsod has deferred the approval of the proposed General Fund Supplemental Budget No. 2 amounting to P33,359,236.02 submitted by Mayor Jerry Treñas after several items included in the proposed budget were not clearly justified by the proponent.


School fire causes P1M damage, probe results hang

At least P1 million in damage to property was estimated to have been lost in Wednesday's fire that gutted a major portion of the second floor of Cabalum Western College, burned the school's apartment and three other nearby apartments.

OWWA pushes thru new 2007-2008 scholars

Another batch of qualified beneficiaries/dependents of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) here in Western Visayas will be given the opportunity to pursue their college education through the Educational Development Scholarship Program (EDSP) of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

City govt collects P2.8M from markets, slaughterhouse

The city government has collected P2,804,115.66 from the markets and slaughterhouse for the month of May alone. Record shows there is a slight increase of collection compared to the same period last year.

DOH warns public vs counterfeit medicines

Counterfeit Medicines can be life threatening, the Department of Health, Region VI warned.

Grupo Pinandak rules Pandayan Festival 2006

The Grupo Pinandak ruled the recently concluded Pandayan Festival 2006 of the Municipality of Badiangan, northwest central town of Iloilo Province, 40 km from Iloilo City.


Parricide raps up in Antique killing

A 26 year-old son of a farmer was officially charged of Parricide by the Belison Police in the Province of Antique following Thursday's killing that shocked the community.

Two years to defeat CPP-NPA is attainable, says Aklan PNP

Even if President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo sets only one year to end the threat of the CPP-NPA in our country, it could be attained -- if the people will cooperate. Nothing is impossible if we help each other.

DOST trains Negrenses on dyeing, bleaching of indigenous fibers

The Department of Science and Technology in collaboration with the Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers - Negros Occidental Chapter and the Negros Occidental and Livelihood Development Center will conduct a training on bleaching and dyeing of indigeneous fibers on June 28-30 at the Negros Occidental Training and Livelihood Development Center.


Rid of the Reds
Anything Under the Sun
Mary Model of Charity
Consumers Domain
Murder Funds
Without the Whitecoat
In fairness to Herbal Medicine as an alternative
Bridging the gap
Ilonggo traditional marriage practices (2)
Contemplating social justice
Have column, will write
Unusual Channel
Trapped in paradise or not


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Rational Insanity

The creation of fiction

Guest Column



The changing context of the teacher's work


Bulig Ambong

Bulig Ambong: An art exhibit for a cause

Art is an expression of one's self -- may it be bliss or sorrow, arrogance or compassion. Ilonggo artists have once again united. Aside from their passion, these artists are bounded by a common denominator, a kind heart made for humanitarian reasons.

  Jason Cerrillo

Decoding Jason Cerrillo

His name maybe as common as it may sound but his well-endowed physique and striking looks separates him from the rest. He is probably one of the most adored faces in their campus. A naturally-born head-turner, Jason landed in the glamorous world of local haute couture as a fast-rising model.