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Guimaras execs to plead case vs. Petron

The province of Guimaras will appeal the decision of the Guimaras Provincial Prosecutor's Office junking the criminal complaint against officials of Petron Corp. and the owner of the sunken tanker Solar I.

Water sources in Visayas depleting

Water suppliers in the Visayas are facing supply problems because of the drying up of water sources due to climatic changes.

Melchor Bibanco, president of the Visayas Association of Water Districts, said that most water districts are experiencing supply problems especially during the summer season.

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Administration candidates in Iloilo City is joined by Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez Sr. (3rd from left) as they show a thumbs up sign after filing their certificates of candidacy at the City Comelec. From left: re-electionist Councilor Erwin Plagata, re-electionist Rep. Raul Gonzalez Jr., re-electionist Councilor Armand Parcon, re-electionist Councilor Julienne Baronda, councilorable Bobby Divinagracia, re-electionist Mayor Jerry Treņas, re-electionist Eduardo Peņaredondo, re-electionist Jeffrey Ganzon, councilorable Engr. Edward Yee, vice mayoral candidate Jed Patrick Mabilog, re-electionist Ely Estante, councilorable Lyndon Acap (partly hidden), councilorable Atty. Antonio Pesina and councilorable Atty. Eldrid Antiquiera.

No final slate yet for city opposition group

Only three days are left before the deadline for the filing of certificate of candidacy (COC) for local aspirants, but the opposition group in the city has yet to firm up its slate.

The group which has former Mayor Mansueto Malabor as bet for congressman and former Councilor Joshua Alim as candidate for mayor is still scouting on who will be their candidate for vice mayor as City Councilor Erlinda Liberiaga remains undecided whether to run or not.


Syjuco 'nets' 2nd District mayors, disgruntled bets jump ship to Tupas camp

An 'exodus' of officials from the ruling and allied administration parties in Iloilo Second District towns marked this last week of filing of Certificates of Candidacy (COC).

Politicians bank on feng shui to win in May polls

Like any other people, politicians bank their luck this May elections to feng shui readings. Take the case of re-electionist Councilor Ely Estante who exempted himself from filing his certificate of candidacy along with his partymates last Saturday. He merely joined his group in going to the City Comelec.

Comelec to monitor admin campaign materials

The City Commission on Elections (Comelec) will intensify their campaign against the illegally posted campaign materials specifically those belonging to the administration party after they have already filed their certificates of candidacy over the weekend.

Mechanic facing rap for killing his live-in partner

A 44-year old mechanic is now facing murder complaint for allegedly killing his live-in partner Friday night at Barangay Buray, Oton. The suspect made it appear that the victim committed suicide.


Social Workers to celebrate 1st World Social Work Day

Social Workers from every part of the world will celebrate the first ever World Social Work Day on March 27, 2007.

Bets trade barbs as fight for partylist seats heightens

Nominees for some 55 slots allotted to party-list representatives in Congress are engaged in a different war.

DOT sets tourism jobs fair in Negros

The Department of Tourism is set to stage a two-day Tourism Jobs Fair (TJF) on March 28-29 at the Cebu International Convention Center.


'Let's plant Pichay in the Senate'
Anything Under the Sun
Priest-soldiers of Panay
Consumers Domain
Elections -- The Grand Trapo Show
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



City politics at a glance

Rational Insanity

Boracay in my mind

Eye Opener

People should choose upright candidates


Thesis Writing: Sailing and Wailings

Hole of Justice

The howling


Advocacy Statement


Police visibility

Res Gestae

Wednesday the 17th


Singing at Stella and Sherwin's Day

Stella and Sherwin

AND finally, the two lovebirds tied the knot in what could be my first experience in attending a wedding where the priest sang the march song of the bride.

Yes, Stella Marie Salcedo walked the aisle, emotionally charged in a Bo Parcon gown, while officiating priest, Rev. Fr. Jonas Mejares sang.


Creative writing for the young


Writing plays a vital role in human existence. That is why the ability to write well is a rare talent that needs to be enhanced through practice. The support of the people around us is also important because this boosts one's abilities.