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DOT warns Boracay visitors vs. extortion syndicate

Dept. of Tourism regional director Edwin Trompeta warned guests as well as hotel and resort owners in Boracay Island to be vigilant as a so-called syndicate involved in extortion activities is taking advantage of the Lenten vacation.

Disqualification papers served on Batad mayoral bet

The first disqualification raps filed before the Prov'l Commission on Elections here has officially taken off with comebacking Batad mayor Salvacion Cuenca-Militar served the disqualification papers yesterday.

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Sikad Driver
A. Chris Fernandez
Pedicab (trisikad) drivers in the Muelle Loney area kill their time away while waiting for passengers by playing "dama" beside the road.

Holy Week 'ceasefire' on

From the government's Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to the Church's Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), candidates are enjoined to a "ceasefire" as Christians slow down and mark the Holy Week.

As such, clear reminders are out on all bets that a prohibition is set for all and any sort of campaigning particularly Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.


Cops to secure churches during Holy Thursday, Good Friday

Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) will deploy uniformed and non-uniformed police personnel in the different places of convergence to avert untoward incidents relative the observance of the Holy Week.

City cops vow to remain non-partisan

Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) Director Senior Supt. Wesley Barayuga assured that the city police will remain "apolitical" during the forthcoming May elections as they secure candidates from both camps--the administration and opposition.

Oil spill claimants in 8 Iloilo towns to get checks after Holy Week

A total of 838 claimants from Iloilo City recently received individual remuneration from the damage brought by the Guimaras oil spill here.

River reclamation woes to be taken up in conference with contractor

The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will have a technical conference today with the engineers of the China-International Water and Electrical Corporation (CIWEC) over the reclamation of a large portion of the river at the Carpenters Bridge in Tabucan, Mandurriao district.


Artificial Insemination team serves 138 animals in Antique town

A total of 138 animals, 70 of which were cattle, 60-carabaos, six goats and two sheep, were artificially inseminated during the three-day Bayanihan Artificial Insemination (AI) project in the town of Anini-y, Antique recently.

OPA conducts NFS training

The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) recently conducted on-site training of Natural Farming System (NFS) for Green Productivity, sponsored by LGU-Aklan under Gov. Carlito S. Marquez and hosted by LGU-Makato under Mayor Ramon S. Legaspi, Jr.

Nurses' review classes registration ends today

Nurses licensed under the June 2006 Nursing Licensure Examination (NLE) who want to participate in the special review classes to be conducted in preparation for the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) initiated special voluntary re-take examination, have only until 5:00 p.m. today, April 4 to register.

Program package to address OFWs' HIV woes

Roxas City -- A Letter of Understanding on the Joint Programme on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Migration was signed by the government and the United Nations System last March 29 to curb the growing number of HIV infected Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) today.


Repent, repent
Anything Under the Sun
On character change (Conclusion)
Consumers Domain
Elections -- The Grand Trapo Show
Without the Whitecoat
Dealing with the dying in the medical residency training
Bridging the gap
Pari Rafael: A Spanish curate-turned revolucionario
Food for thought
Keeping it Simple
Health @ Heart
Testing the Heart


Unusual Channel: 'How to serve and give'
Contribution: Our God is the God of Miracles
Commentary: Out of control
Insights: Compartmentalizing religion
Contribution: Holy Week Reflection 2007
Eye Opener: Lenten season and thieves in government
Res Gestae: So that the public may know
Contribution: Come fly with me
Cerebral Combustion: It's a Girl!
Impulses: Walk the talk
Hole of Justice: The thin red-line
Rational Insanity: Boracay in my mind
Journeys: Thesis Writing: Sailing and Wailings


Seasons of LifeSeasons of Life

Last Monday, we featured designs for pregnant women, baptism and birthday parties during a benefit organized by the PPS Negros Occidental Western Visayas (PPS-NOWV) at the Amigo Terrace Hotel last March 17. Yesterday, youthful elegance for the JS Prom, debut and Santacruzan were showcased.


Pagtaltal sa GuimarasThe stage is set for 'Pagtaltal sa Guimaras' on Good Friday

It all started with a very meaningful yet minute concept of how the Lenten season be celebrated with more reverence and holy ambiance. Today, it has become a tourist attraction in the Municipality of Jordan, Province of Guimaras.


ChurchesChurches: A peek at the bastion of religion

A church is a bastion of a people's religion. It is where the faithful gather in order to give worship and praise to God. This week, Roman Catholics will celebrate the Lenten Season through fasting, meditation, prayers and a visit to churches or the Visita Iglesia. The latter is an opportunity to discover age-old churches, architectures and their place in history apart from the opportunity to pay homage to the icons of saints.


Young StrokesYoung Strokes: Visual arts students showcase life through their paintings

Iloilo is a haven of very talented young artists and this is evident during the opening of Panan-awan '07, an art exhibit held at SM City Iloilo recently. The artworks were made by the graduating students of the Iloilo National High School Special Program for the Arts who are taking up visual arts. Their works touched on diverse topics like nature, feelings, food, spirituality and culture.


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