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April 19, 2007, Iloilo City, Philippines
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Tuition seen to shoot up

The government has lifted the ceiling on tuition increases allowing around 1,200 private schools and 112 state universities and colleges to set their rates for the coming school year.

Estancia pols to sign peace covenant today

Iloilo Province will have its test case in as far as peace pacts are concerned as key political figures in the Municipality of Estancia will gather for the signing of a covenant.

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A. Chris Fernandez
This smoker just can't beat to puff inside a jitney unmindful of the city ordinance which prohibits smoking in public conveyances.

Lawyers of missing activists file 'habeas corpus' vs. military

The families and lawyers of two abducted leaders of militant groups on Panay have asked the courts to direct military officials to surface the missing activists.


All's peaceful and quiet at the Provincial Comelec

Four disqualification cases later and no approved withdrawals nor substitutions as of yet, the office of the Iloilo Provincial Comelec here appeared to be all peaceful and quiet.

Indigenous people trained on banana production

Some 300 indigenous people called the "Bukidnons" in Barangay Toyungan, Calinog, Iloilo will soon improve their lot and increase their livelihood income through banana production.

Kite shuts down city's power

A kite which hit the high tension wire of Panay Electric Company (PECO) along Jalandoni Estate in Lapuz, La Paz district caused a total blackout in the city yesterday afternoon.

Europeans offer scholarship to qualified maritime coeds

Close to 50 shipping lines from Norway and other parts of Europe have signified their interest to provide scholarships to deserving students who will take up maritime courses at the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University in Iloilo.

Pilgrimage for Peace to start April 23

Preparations are underway for the 2007 Pilgrimage for Peace covering Panay-Guimaras-Negros Islands on April 23-27 and April 30 - May 3, 2007.


PCA to put up coco bio-fuel plant in Capiz

The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Regional Office 6 is planning to put up a coco bio-fuel plant in Ivisan, Capiz by middle of this year in response to the growing demand for coco bio-fuel.

29 ARCs listed in Iloilo

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)-Iloilo reported that there are now 29 Agrarian Reform Communities (ARCs) established in some 87 barangays of the different municipalities of this province including the recently launched AGSIBAGO ARC in the municipality of Lambunao.

Launching of Historical Trail starts Antique's Binirayan Festival

San Jose, Antique -- A bust statue of Governor Josue L. Cadiao was part of the historical trail launched over the week end to kick off this year's Binirayan festival here. The late Gov. Cadiao was head of the province of Antique from 1955- 1959.

Certified seeds use hikes farmers' palay productivity

Roxas City -- The use of certified palay seeds has increased the production of farmers in Capiz since the provincial government introduced its "Binhian sa Barangay" project here in 2000.


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
Health @ Heart
Stop The Heart?


Obet's last hurrah

/ Nelson C. Robles

Eye Opener:
Pacquiao vs. Darlene

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Cheats and chefs

/ Engr. Herman Lagon

Young Voice:
Random thoughts on random votes

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

The shifting paradigm of Philippine elections

/ Leo Dominador Dumagat

We color our life

/ Kathy M. Villalon

Banking on the taxi drivers

/ Atty. Helen J. Camarista

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

/ Bryan Mari Argos


Pierre Patricio

The impressions of Pierre Patricio

Pierre Patricio took an interest in art at the age of five. His teachers discovered his talent during the secondary grade where he won an art contest. Although his parents recognized his talent, he was sent to the Maritime Academy here where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Transportation. He more or less learned his style and techniques the autodidactic way, meaning, he self-studied.

---------------------------------------- Crislyne

Crislyne's greatest gift

Ma. Crislyne Mae Espinosa couldn't ask for more. "It was my greatest gift from my parents."

----------------------------------------Iloilo Beaches

Iloilo, a tropical playground

Summer entails all the fun and adventure people want most. And for one who dreams of getting away and finding a tropical hideaway far removed from all the hustle and bustle of modern life, beachcombing is a treat.

---------------------------------------- Bridal shower

Some kind of bridal shower

Babes Rivera, manager of Spa Riviera held a bridal shower party recently. Guests were looking forward to meeting Alex, the guy said to have 'won her heart.'


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