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NPA disowns slay try on Miag-ao farmer

Communist rebels have denied attacking a farmer in Miag-ao town in Iloilo during the Holy Week and accused the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) of concocting lies as part of their counter-insurgency campaign.

Court finds mayor's aide guilty of grave oral defamation raps

Aides beware! Or specifically, government-employed aides beware.

A costly lesson has now been taught to a municipal employee and close aide of an Iloilo town mayor.

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Oil Spill Claimants
A. Chris Fernandez
Oil spill claimants from several coastal towns of Iloilo trooped to the Iloilo Sports Complex yesterday to claim their checks from the International Oil Spill Compensation Fund(IOPCF). Some 10,000 fisherfolk from Iloilo province claimed to have been affected by the country's worst oil spill which happened in Guimaras waters last year.

PGMA's Iloilo visit canceled

The supposed visit of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to Iloilo City to attend several engagements on Monday, April 16, has been called off.


PRA generates P27.4 million investments

The Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA) has generated P27.4 million worth of investments for its "Smile at Life in the Philippines" business venture. The current worth of investment is only a portion of their target until 2015 which is US$ 44 billion. Iloilo City is considered as one of satellite areas for retirees in Visayas.

Public transport direct to new airport needed

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has not yet granted franchises for new transport routes relative to the opening of the new Iloilo Airport in Sta. Barbara-Cabatuan in the coming days.

PRO-6 records 83 gun ban violations in WV

Police Regional Office (PRO 6) recorded a total of 83 gun ban violations in Western Visayas since the election gun ban was implemented.

MIGEDC planners set to look ahead

Learning the ropes of regional planning is one thing, developing a mindset to always think and act like a region is another.


Aklan to hold 8th Piña and Fiber Festival

Kalibo, Aklan -- Aklan's best products of blended loomwoven fabrics, fashion accessories and furnishings from piña, abaca, raffia and other fibers will once again be showcased through the Aklan Piña and Fiber Festival slated April 23-27.

Police readies peace pact among local poll bets

Roxas City -- A signing of agreement among local candidates is being pushed by the Capiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO) on April 17 at the Provincial Capitol here to ensure an honest, orderly and peaceful elections on May 14 this year.

Installation of 'Outdoor Museum' kicks off Antique's Binirayan festival

San Jose, Antique -- Breathing life into its slogan of "Retracing our roots, celebrating our greatness', this year's Binirayan festival kicks off with the launching of a historical trail that would make Antique as one of the pioneering provinces to establish an "outdoor museum' in the country.


Repent, repent
Anything Under the Sun
Leticia Lorea Pelobello
Consumers Domain
Trapos, PM and the Partylist
Without the Whitecoat
CPU College of Medicine's first graduates
Bridging the gap
Oto: 'Ang tagpangapin' of Central Panay
A sandpiper to bring you joy
Keeping it Simple
Health @ Heart
Stop The Heart?


Banking on the taxi drivers

/ Atty. Helen J. Camarista

Young Voice:
A better Philippines

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


/ Engr. Herman Lagon

New chapter

/ Kathy M. Villalon

Rational Insanity:
The fourteen stations of the Filipino's cross

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Unusual Channel:
'How to serve and give'

/ Ma. Renette B. Uy

Our God is the God of Miracles

/ Rev. Ramon P. Lagos, Jr.

Eye Opener:
Lenten season and thieves in government

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Res Gestae:
So that the public may know

/ Francisco B. Lindero, Jr.

Out of control

/ Luis V. Teodoro

Compartmentalizing religion

/ Leo Dominador Dumagat

Holy Week Reflection 2007

/ Archbishop Angel N. Lagdameo


Ilonggo animators

The first Ilonggo animators

Iloilo City now has 46 animators, thanks to the PGMA Training for Work Scholarship Program through the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST).

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A tribute to achievers

Recognizing the value of achievers in society, the Rotary Club of Metro Iloilo and the Rotary Club of Itako, Japan bestowed awards to valedictorians of Iloilo City schools in a program held at the Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center last April 10, 2007.

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School valedictorians get sound advice in life

They did not become valedictorians in their respective schools the easy way. Theirs is a story of juggling assignments, study time and projects. In fact, there may be even sleepless nights contemplating on how to get better grades and how to be more productive.

---------------------------------------- Risa O. Peña

Risa O. Peña at 18:A rare gem

She proves to be a well-rounded individual by excelling in sports, passionate about the arts, graphic design and music. What gives Risa the greatest fulfillment is when she's able to extend help to her less fortunate brothers and sisters.


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