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Hundreds of oil-spill claimants fall victim to promised aid from Marcos wealth

At least six hundred residents in Guimaras island are card-bearing members of a foundation subject of a government advisory for conducting unauthorized activities elsewhere in the country.

5 rebels killed in San Carlos encounter

Five members of News People's Army (NPA), the armed group the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), died on the spot after engaging in a gunfight with the elements of the 11th Infantry Batallion, Philippine Army at Brgy. Quezon, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental around 10 p.m. Wednesday night.

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Fishing vessels
A.Chris Fernandez
Fishing vessels seek shelter at the Muelle Loney wharf while anticipating the entry of a super typhoon in the country.

First priest on US Rose Parade float is an Ilonggo

On New Year's Day, Father Elly Tavarro of Cabatuan, Iloilo will make history as the first priest ever to ride on a float in the world-famous Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.

The 51-year chaplain of St. Joseph Hospital in Orange County will be honored as one of the 23 riders on the Donate Life Rose Parade Float during the procession of flowers.


Crackdown on personal use of public vehicles kicks off

Government workers who are fond of using their office's vehicles for personal purposes, be warned.

Authorities in the dark on Guimaras rehab

How long would it take before marine resources of Guimaras are restored to their pre-oil spill state?

US$2.7M claims for Guimaras oil spill victims readied

The International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund (IOPCF) will be paying about US$2.7 million as compensation claims to the 13,000 claimants in the island-province of Guimaras. This after the claimants are more likely to accept the IOPCF's offer.

Guimaras fisherfolks to receive compensation by Christmas

The International Oil Pollution Compensation and marginal fisherfolks displaced by the oil spill in Guimaras have agreed on the amount of reparation.

E. San Juan Jr. will lecture in San Agustin

Filipino-American literary critic and poet E. San Juan Jr. will deliver this year's Fray Luis de Leon Creative Writing Lecture, an annual symposium on literature and creative writing organized by the Fray Luis de Leon Creative Writing Institute at the Coordinating Center for Research and Publications, University of San Agustin.


World AIDS Day, recalls everyone's vulnerability

"Stop AIDS, Keep the Promise" is the theme of the World AIDS Day on December 1, 2006 which reminds everyone that HIV/AIDS is fatal but preventable.

Gov't allocates funds to curb effects of El Niņo

The government has allocated funds to deal with the effects of the El Niño weather phenomenon on agriculture, Budget Secretary Rolando Andaya Jr. said on Tuesday.

PESO conducts Regional Conference and Planning Workshop

Iloilo Provincial Administrator Manuel "Boy" Mejorada gave an inspirational message, in behalf of Gov. Niel D. Tupas, to the officers and members of the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) yesterday morning during its Regional Conference and Planning Workshop held at the Governor's Board Room, New Iloilo Provincial Capitol.


A trip too long
Anything Under the Sun
Salvador Infante -- last capitan of Iloilo
Consumers Domain
Harassment of Balasan farmers
Without the Whitecoat
Call Centers… the need for an occupational health physician
Bridging the gap
Early Bisayan hunting practices
Will you vote for Pacquiao?
Dumb x 3
Unusual Channel
Doing our share
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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Health @ Heart

Varicose Veins


RSPC first-aid kit

Rational Insanity

Growing old: Blessing or curse?

Res Gestae

Who says who's in?

Eye Opener

Politicians as Santa Claus


11-year old kid turned into a father-mother-brother in the family


The scorching heat of a noonday sun burns his face and body as he drives his pedicab (trisikad in the dialect) loaded with plastic bottles of mineral water, plastic containers, tin cans, scrap irons and copper, and all recyclable materials. This is the life of the 11-year old Jessie, one of the number of children who are victims of a broken family.


Hornbill calls heard again in Madyaas


The distinctive calls of writhed-billed hornbills are coming back into the deep forests of the Madyaas mountain ranges in Panay.

Colorful, playful and noisy, hornbills are among the most conspicuous local birds and were prominent in Filipino folklore.

They once inhabited most large Philippine islands during the Ice Age, with each island having uniquely colored hornbills each believed to be distinct species.