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Suspension of Anti-Smoking Ordinance provisions stirs SP

Iloilo City Councilor Julienne Baronda, chair of the Iloilo City Anti-Smoking Task Force (ICAST) assailed her colleague Councilor Erwin Plagata for pushing the suspension of two sections of the Anti-Smoking Ordinance in last week's session without her presence.

5 new courts seen to lessen backlog of cases at MTCC

Good news for the Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) at the Chief Justice Ramon Q. Avanceña Hall of Justice.

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Tuba Vendor
A.Chris Fernandez
In this modern age where a lot of innovative liquors are sold in the market there are still people who love to drink the tuba, local name for coconut wine. Picture shows a girl watching over bottles of tuba her parents are selling.

COA to Ajuy execs: 'Fix P1.1M 'irregular' scholarship fund, P7.9M devt fund'

Municipal funds and records of expenditures and projects amounting to over P10 million needs to be fixed in the Municipality of Ajuy. This, government auditors discovered in an annual check made that now comprised the Commission on Audits (COA) latest Annual Audit Report (AAR) on said town.


NICPA, Inc. bags International Award

Northern Iloilo Corn Producers Association, Inc. (NICPA) an organization of corn advocates, had recently received a Pledge Award from Monsanto global Headquarters in Pennsylvania U.S.A. For the success story "From Grass Land to Corn Land" submitted by Monsanto Sales Executive Josel Demetria.

CPU, JPIA to conduct public seminar on accounting for non-accountants

Central Philippine University (CPU) is answering the accounting problems of non-accountants, both professionals and non-professionals who "would like to more effectively use financial information and manage their budget".

Hunger mitigation program addresses malnutrition

As the July Nutrition Month celebration draws to a close, Ma. Carmen Tubianosa, Nutrition Officer of the Provincial Nutrition Committee disclosed that the culmination program is slated on August 8, 2006 at the Evelio B. Javier Freedom Park.

Tragic sexcapade of cop and nurse triggers 'debate'

Too much sex kills. Literally too, as a nurse in Agusan Del Sur now discovered first hand following an afternoon of marathon sex turned tragic sexual liaison with her boyfriend-cop.


DOT VI lauds PGMA's recognition of tourism industry potentials

Department of Tourism (DOT VI) regional director Edwin Trompeta lauded President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for recognizing the tourism potentials of Central Philippines as a major engine for socio-economic development.

PGMA vows good roads for Panay island destinations

The road networks in the island of Panay will be developed as a component of the mega-region blueprint unveiled by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in her first interactive and high-tech State of the Nation Address last July 24.

Capiz earmarks P73.6 million for dev't projects

The provincial government of Capiz has earmarked P73.6 million for various development projects this year, according to OIC-Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator Antonio V. Asis.


We are not our brothers' keepers
Anything Under the Sun
Panay Railways
Consumers Domain
State of the Nation
Without the Whitecoat
"Why are we Doctors? "...."What are we after?"
Bridging the gap
The pre-colonial government of the Filipinos
'We will not walk in fear...'
A glass of margarita can go a long way
Unusual Channel
The human in me
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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Hodge podge

Rational Insanity

Where have all the children gone?

Opinion PoLls

If you were a city councilor, would you vote for the legalization of the Small Town Lottery? Why or why not?



Centennial Countdown: Assumption begins year of love

Assumption -- Iloilo launched the second year of its five-year Centennial Celebration Countdown with the theme, "Love never says, I have done enough." last July 15, 2006. Several meaningful activities were held for the school community and the Alumni and Friends of the Assumption (FOA).

  Verena Chu

Verena Chu: Young philanthropist at heart

To realize that you have the ability to change someone's life is great. Acting upon that realization and really doing what you can to the best of your abilities to transform lives is amazing. Not each of us is given the gift of compassion and strength to commit ourselves to be of service to people who are in dire need of attention, support and assistance.