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NPC girds for May polls, forms Task Force Halalan

National Power Corporation (NPC) will create Task Force Halalan to protect its power plants and barges all over the country including its power barge in the town of Estancia, Iloilo.

Militants decry attempt to burn campaign headquarters of partylist groups

Motorcycle-riding persons threw improvised gas lamps at a house in Arevalo district used for making campaign materials of militant party-list groups at dawn yesterday.

No one was hurt but the tarpaulin roofing of the hut was slightly burned, Wenefredo Dublezo, spokesperson of the party-list group Bayan Muna in Panay, said in an interview.

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Ronilo L. Pamonag
Vice Governor Roberto Armada: It's good to be back.

Armada back in office

Vice Gov. Roberto Armada assumed his original post yesterday, ending a two month-long leave of absence following the turmoil in the Capitol caused by the dismissal of Gov. Niel Tupas.


Tupas nixes talks of his son running for governor

Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas Sr. dismissed talks that his son, Barotac Nuevo Mayor Raul Tupas, will be running in lieu of him, because of the uncertainty of his status during the May elections.

Bastik files candidacy to regain mayoralty seat in San Joaquin

Former Mayor Sebastian "Bastik" Serag has now made official his bid to regain the mayorship in San Joaquin, Iloilo.

Consumers urged to complain vs power distributors

Power consumers can directly file a complaint before the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) if they are not satisfied with the service provided by the electric distributor in their area.

4-cornered vice guv fight in the offing?

Days into the last stretch of filing of the certificates of candidacy, a repeat of the scenario in the 2001 elections is imminent with administration bets set to run against each other.

City police intensifies campaign vs pickpockets

Acting on the growing complaints of the riding public victimized by pickpockets the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) has recently initiated preventive measures and public awareness to address the problem.


Capiz to organize AIDS council

Roxas City -- A council on Human Immunodeficiency Virus -- Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) will be organized by the provincial government of Capiz in support to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) aimed to combat the disease by year 2015.

Western Visayas establishes 41 Tipid-Abono sites

Bacolod City -- The Department of Agriculture in Region 6 said that 41 Tipid Abono sites have been established in Western Visayas to enhance rice productivity and generate additional jobs in the region.

Aklan towns make headway for Green Philippines

Kalibo, Aklan -- Some Aklan towns have long started making headways to promote a green Philippines by coming up with pro-environment measures.


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'


Bigby's is finally in Iloilo


The big name in the food business is finally in town. Bigby's Cafe and Restaurant has opened its newest branch in Smallville Complex, in this city last March 3, 2007.

Ilonggos can now taste the exquisite goodness of the famous Rack-a-Bye-Baby, an inviting and glistening barbecued pork ribs. The city can now swoon in delight while savoring the flavor-rich Pescado Al Fresco, a sauteed Cream Dory fillet accompanied with a pesto and filled in a sea of onions and shoe-string potatoes.


The Iwag 2007 awardees from Ateneo de Iloilo

Ateneo de Iloilo

The Ateneo de Iloilo -- Sta. Maria Catholic School has four students who were bestowed with Iwag awards by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) 6.

They are Victor Robinson III, Christine Marie Sia, Jane Diane Sornito Castor and Jazelle Marie Naciongayo Nufable, all graduating high school students.