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Guimaras oil recovery operation second in history

Recovery operations for the remaining oil inside the compartments of sunken tanker MT Solar 1 off the waters of Guimaras will already start as scheduled on March 14.

Allied Shield, the recovery vessel of Italy-based Sonsub Limited, has already arrived in Bacolod City last Saturday.

San Joaquin mayorship ignites 'war' of town's bigwig-families

Iloilo's southernmost town of San Joaquin is expected to draw the 'fiercest' and biggest political fight in the First District with two of its top political leaders seemingly at war.

Both seasoned politicians with respective solid die-hard supporters and logistics, the protagonists are former mayor Serafin "Bastek" Serag and his younger sister, incumbent Mayor Ninfa Serag-Garin.

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Oil Recovery
Graphic from Ligtas Guimaras Website

DILG reminds barangay officials of Assembly on March 31

Amid the swirling dust of political sorties, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) reminded barangays of their duty to hold their First Semester Barangay Assembly on March 31, 2007.


Malabor changes mind, now wants to run for congress

The local opposition group incurred another twist with the latest pronouncement of former Mayor Mansueto Malabor that he would run for congressman instead of his earlier decision to run for mayor.

PRO 6 revitalizes Council Of Community Elders

Retired Police Senior Supt. Vicente Neptuno, who represents the Law Enforcement Sector, and Mr Alfonso Tan, representing the Business Sector, have been unanimously elected Chairman and Vice Chairman of Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 Council of Community Elders last March 7.

Two Augustinians topnotchers in March 2007 Med Tech Board Exams

Among the new Augustinian Medical Technologists who took the March 2007 Board Examinations for Medical Technology, two landed in the top ten. Daphynie G. Teorima garnered the fifth (5th) place and Emeli Marie Christy G. Ramirez, the ninth (9th) place. The results of the board examinations were released last March 7, 2007.

Police Report

Two cops of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) are under investigation with possibility of facing grave misconduct raps on last week's 'encounter' with a driver of a local bank's armored van.


Arroyo announces bigger IRA to local execs

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo announced on Thursday an increase in the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) shares of all the local government units of the country.

Kampi to resolve Guimaras chairmanship row

The decision as to who is the real provincial chair of the administration Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (Kampi) party in Guimaras province will be known today, Monday.

Aklan boasts 5 IWAG 2007 awardees

Kalibo, Aklan -- Five high school graduating students here, all products of government schools, qualified in this years' search for IWAG Awardees.


Barkers on the loose
Anything Under the Sun
Priest-soldiers of Panay
Consumers Domain
Poverty line
Without the Whitecoat
HPV vaccine… a question of Public Health
Bridging the gap
Birdin: Almost forgotten folk hero of central Panay
South Carolinians celebrate People Power Day
Health @ Heart
Smoking and cancer


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Rational Insanity

Porn and something like it

Immersion (Part 2)

Cerebral Combustion

Men strikes back

Unusual Channel

A statement of denial

Spare the city


Getting high in the City


Snapshots of Chinese Ambassador's visit to Iloilo City

Chinese Ambassador

Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Li Jin Jun recently visited Iloilo City. He was warmly welcomed by city officials led by City Mayor Jerry P. Treņas. At the Iloilo City Hall Ambassador Li Jin Jun discussed with the city mayor the prospects of strengthening economic ties between the city and China.


Remembering Don Rosendo Mejica

Don Rosendo Mejica

Our grandfather, Ramon L. Lagos, Sr., a local historian always remind us (his granddaughters), to build a good name not only for ourselves but for the family as well. According to him, "A good name is better than gold." At a very young age, I ponder upon his lines and I began to question his thinking and philosophy of having a good name. What is in the name that people should give importance to? Or live-up to?