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'To endorse or not to endorse' puzzler bugs Parcon

Despite the pressure from both camps, City Councilor Armand Parcon, chair of the Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP) Committee on Games, Amusement and Professional Sports vowed to issue a fair decision on whether or not to allow Small Town Lottery (STL) to operate in the city.

His committee concluded the series of public hearings on the matter last Friday with representatives from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), operator of STL, as resource persons.

Lawyer files P1.4M damage suit vs Tan matriarch

The celebrated massacre of Filipino-Chinese couple and their 6 year-old daughter has now taken a different twist with a P1.4 million damage suit filed by an Ilonggo lawyer who once served as family counsel.

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Beggar in front of lotto station
A.Chris Fernandez
Some Ilonggos try their luck by betting on a lotto draw. Lotto which is run by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is said to be helping the agency's charity works as part of its income go to PCSO. Ironically, a person with disability lies in front of a lotto station unattended.

STL off limits to Iloilo towns

An advance warning has now been issued by a top Iloilo provincial official on the imminent operations of the government's Small Town Lottery (STL). With the franchise pushed in Iloilo City and city residents' pulse now gathered through public hearings, Board Member Domingo Oso said it must now be cleared and clarified that all and any related STL activities are off limits to the province.


Pro, anti ChaCha sentiments 'heat up' in ABS-CBN TV 10 gab

Key personalities for and against charter change gathered over the weekend in a public forum initiated by ABS-CBN TV 10.

RDCC to implement 4-point action plan on disaster preparedness

The Regional Disaster Coordinating Council (RDCC) will implement a four-point action plan on disaster preparedness in the region.

Regular check-up's may prevent kidney diseases

To avoid expensive End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) treatments such as dialysis and transplantation, the most important step in preventing kidney disease is early recognition and prevention of the causes.

Philippine Army to devote 1,000 hectares of military land for Jatropha plantation

Around 1,000 hectares of the 33,000-hectare Philippine Army military reservation in Camp Macario Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz are being reserved for the Kasla Plantation being endorsed by the Regional Development Council V1 as a good source of bio-fuel.

Environment-friendly motorbike introduced at national tricycle conference

It's real. A motorcycle powered by electricity is now here in the country. This is another alternative to the escalating cost of oil.


MOU for Aklan hydropower project signed

Aklan may yet hold the key to help address the country's power woes.

Aquaweek 2006

The SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department responds to the needs of the Philippines and Southeast Asia for responsible aquaculture and sustainable development.


Run Inday Lou run
Anything Under the Sun
Ancient Silk Route passed Panay (1)
Consumers Domain
Murder Funds
Without the Whitecoat
Family Planning in the work place
Bridging the gap
Business establishments in Iloilo City, late 1940s
Supermarket dads
A glass of margarita can go a long way
Unusual Channel
In exasperation
Celebrating 100 Years of Golf in the Philippines
The Iloilo Golf and Country Club Inc., home of the Sta. Barbara Golf Course which is the oldest existing golf course in the Philippines, is celebrating its centenary in 2007. Click here to visit the website


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Rational Insanity

Pink nipple cream and things you thought you needed but really didn't


End fuelling up

Opinion Polls

Will the filing of new impeachment raps against PGMA work this time? Why / why not?


Stakeholders as policy makers

The Fullness of Life

The Divine Perfections (Part II)


Sol Gadong

Sol Gadong wins in Panibagong Paraan's essay writing contest

Contestants came from all over the Philippines and so were the winners. The categories were slogan writing, essay writing in English and Filipino, photography and policy proposal contest.

  Mama Bae Marzoc

Mama Bae Marzoc BIR Western Visayas' new captain

A new Regional Director has taken the helm of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Western Visayas in the person of Mama Bae Marzoc. Marzoc is a Maranao coming from Bagua, Cotabato City. He is the first muslim Regional Director ever appointed here in BIR Revenue Region No. 11.