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MIWD exec denies anomaly over P207 M rehab fund

Metro Iloilo Water District Interim Manager Edwin Reyes denied insinuations relative to the alleged "irregularity" in the water district's P207 million rehabilitation fund. The fund was sourced out from a loan at the Asian Development Bank and portion of it was the water district's equity in 2004.

Man takes daughter hostage, commits suicide

A man believed to be suffering from a longtime mental illness took his ten year-old daughter hostage yesterday and when later arrested, tried to commit suicide while in detention.

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Only the bamboo frame used by Bayan Muna and other partylist groups is left at the poster area in Plaza Libertad.

Partylist groups decry repression, harassment

Militant party-list groups have filed a complaint before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the destruction of their campaign materials posted in designated areas in Iloilo City.

In a letter submitted to lawyer Elizabeth Doronilla, election officer of the province and city of Iloilo, the party-list group Bayan Muna said their posters have been "sabotaged" in city public plazas in the districts of Jaro, La Paz, and City Proper.


Court effects arrest of woman inside courtroom

A regular Court appearance of a woman convicted with Estafa brought the easy arrest of authorities minutes after the Presiding Judge ruled against her application for probation.

City admin slate to file COC tomorrow

Some 10,000 supporters of the local administration candidates under the Lakas-CMD party are expected to occupy portions of the city's streets as their candidates will file tomorrow (Saturday) their certificates of candidacy (COC) in the city Commission on Election (Comelec) at the Iloilo Terminal Market.

Tupas lawyer files COC as 3rd District rep, entire Tupas slate awaits deadline

Corporate lawyer Zafiro Lauron, former critic turned supporter of Governor Niel Tupas made official his bid as Third District Representative.

City Comelec: Nobody has filed COC yet

City Commission on Election (Comelec) has yet to receive certificates of candidacy from the interested local bets. The administration party is expected to be the first group that will file their certificates of candidacy on Saturday.

ANCAT serves 1,652 Antique TB patients

San Jose, Antique -- The Antique Coalition Against Tuberculosis (ANCAT) reported a total of 1,652 patients positive of tuberculosis and treated at the local hospitals, health centers and private doctors.


Akelco attains A+ category award

Lezo,Aklan- Despite the massive devastation of its electric distribution system on the last quarter of 2006 by super typhoons in the province, The Aklan Electric Cooperative Inc. (Akelco) has maintained its category A + status along with 52 other electric cooperatives in the country.

Palace remains open to amnesty for Reds

Malacañang remains open to the possibility of granting amnesty to Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) members if conditions warrant such.

Kabankalan hospital offers modern medical facilities

Bacolod City -- Negros Occidental Governor Joseph Marañon and Vice Gov. Isidro Zayco and other provincial and local officials led the inauguration and blessing of newly renovated building behind the Lorenzo Zayco District Hospital in Kabankalan City recently.

Free special review for 2006 nursing board passers set in Bacolod

Negros Occidental -- Free review classes for the controversy-laden 2006 Nursing Board Passers is set on April 16 to June 3.


'Let's plant Pichay in the Senate'
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
Montor: Notorious outlaw or revolutionary hero?
Jacksonville on my mind
Keeping it Simple
Health @ Heart
Testing the Heart


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About the yearbook


Eye Opener

People should choose upright candidates


Thesis Writing: Sailing and Wailings

Hole of Justice

The howling


Advocacy Statement


Police visibility

Rational Insanity

Literary criticism -- a painful route to literary excellence

Res Gestae

Wednesday the 17th

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

Getting out of the dark pit


The Samsung Exhibit Opening

Samsung Exhibit

SAMSUNG Electronics Philippines Corporation held an exhibit in Iloilo in order to showcase their complete product lines.

Some of these are Brownlines-AV that consists of LCD TV, Flat and Slimfit TV and DLP; Whitelines that includes a direct cooling, no frost and side by side refrigerator, window type and split type air conditioner, twin tub and fully automatic washing machine; gadgets like the home theater, mini component, digital camera and MP; and hand-held phones.


Healthy Breads at Tinapayan


ALONG with the rapidly developing technology and the fast-paced way of living comes our battle against terrifying diseases. The increasingly burgeoning number of obese individuals is just one of the many testimonies that would verify the current state of our well-being. This can be attributed to the unhealthy lifestyle that has become a trend all over the globe.