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Trans Panay Express replaces Panay Railways

Trans Panay Express (TPE) will soon roll off fast and comfortable air-conditioned trains that will connect and bring closer two provinces, three cities and 11 municipalities.

LCP to sue Comelec over proposed cityhood plans

The League of Cities of the Philippines is poised to sue the Commission on Elections over plans to give cityhood status to several municipalities.

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Estancia 'peace talks' fail

Friday's peace talks initiated by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in the hotly contested town of Estancia failed to get any positive commitment from two of principal figures in the forthcoming elections.

With some four Comelec provincial officials present headed by acting Comelec Provincial Director Elizabeth Doronilla, all that was realized from Mayor Rene Cordero and retired Police Chief Superintendent Restituto Mosqueda was the hand shake at the start of the meeting.


Admin bets oppose revival of Anti-Subversion Law

Senatorial candidates belonging to the Team Unity yesterday voiced opposition to the call of Armed Forces Chief of Staff Hermogenes Esperon for the revival of the Anti-Subversion Law.

What's next for Armada?

A press conference will be called today by Vice Governor Roberto "Obet" Armada in response to Friday's major legal setback suffered in the 38-paged Decision of the Court of Appeals 18th Division.

MIWD implements water supply schedule

With the decreasing flow of Tigum River in Maasin which has affected the water level at its reservoir in Barangay Talanghauan, Sta. Barbara, Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) has started regulating its supply last Friday, March 16, 2007, in order that water will be distributed to all its service areas.

DOH identifies 11 leprosy-free towns in Iloilo

The Department of Health (DOH) regional office based here in this city has identified recently the eleven municipalities in the province of Iloilo declared as leprosy-free.

RANGE ushers in new set of officers

A new set of Officers led by Atty. Janet Mesa of the Philippine Information Agency 6 will take over the leadership of the Regional Association of National Government Executives (RANGE), from its present set of officers headed by Director Evelyn Trompeta following elections held recently.


Negros Occidental signs MOA on coastal fisheries

Bacolod City -- Neg.Occ. Gov. Joseph G. Marañon signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in support of the Coastal Fisheries Resources Management (CFRM), a component of the German Technical Cooperation's (GTZ) Environment and Rural Development (EnRD) Program, recently.

One entry, one exit implementation in Boracay a hit with tourists, locals

Boracay Island -- "I was amazed by the great change. Now all I can see is the long stretch of the long, white beach, the clean, blue waters free of pump boats."

POEA says deployment ban to Nigeria partially lifted

The ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Nigeria has been partially lifted by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said Philippine Overseas Employment Administration 6 (POEA 6) Director Rhea Glynda Calantas recently.


King's choice
Anything Under the Sun
Priest-soldiers of Panay
Consumers Domain
Poverty line
Without the Whitecoat
Dealing with the dying in the medical residency training
Bridging the gap
The Babaylan-led revolt in Igbaong, Antique
"Makibaka! Huwag Matakot!"
Keeping it Simple
Health @ Heart
Smoking and cancer


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Police visibility

Eye Opener

Corruption in the country

Rational Insanity

Literary criticism -- a painful route to literary excellence

Res Gestae

Wednesday the 17th


God, Gengos and Gonzalez

On perseverance, hard work and fiscal discipline... (Part 2)

Getting out of the dark pit

Cerebral Combustion

How to share in your wife's pregnancy

Unusual Channel

To 'live in' or not to 'live in'


Eric de los Santos' Lines of Life

Lines of Life

For Eric de los Santos, prince of Iloilo fashion, "Lines of Life" or "Linya sang Kabuhi" is made up of 30 meters hablon, 180 meters regeline, bias satin silk, twisted beads, rhinestones and cut beads.

This intricate entry propelled him to the third spot among the Top 10 who were chosen in the Philippine Fashion Design Competition (PFDC) held this year .


The Kabayaos for a Cause


It was like a wonderful Sunday evening in the sala of a family house. You get to listen to violin and piano pieces performed by a family of five. The mother explains and guides everyone to each piece they play. The rest of the family communicates in hushed, playful tones. Their eyes exude quiet confidence.

There were funny stories and anecdotes. It could possibly be the most relaxing event you've ever been in to.