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Movement to save missing activists formed

The family, friends and colleagues of two abducted leaders of militant organizations yesterday launched a movement to help locate them alive and unharmed.

Around 200 participants joined the launching of the 'Save Ma. Luisa Posa-Domina and Nilo Arado Movement' at the Carmelite Missionaries in La Paz.

Desalination plant aims to solve water shortage

A desalination plant has been put up in Iloilo City in order to provide a solution to the problem of limited water supply here.

The plant is a pilot project of the Mactan Rock Industries, Inc and SM City Iloilo, where it is located.

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A. Chris Fernandez
Panay Electric Company spokesperson Amanda Garcia shows to The News Today the kite which caused Wednesday's power outage.

Avoid kite flying in areas with power lines

A spokesperson of Panay Electric Company (PECO) has called on city residents to avoid flying kites in areas where there are presence of high voltage power lines to avert the occurrence of sudden power interruptions.


P2.5M at stake in Aliwan Fiesta

City Tourism Officer Ben Jimena said some P2.5 million is at stake for the Tribu Ilonganon, Tribu Kahilwayan and Miss Dinagyang 2007 as they compete with other festivals in the country in next week's Aliwan Fiesta. Tribu Ilonganon and Kahilwayan are the official representatives of Dinagyang Festival for the cultural dance competition.

P15B credit fund to spur economic activity -- DTI

The P15 billion credit fund earmarked by the Development Bank of the Philippines for the One-Town, One-Product or OTOP program of the Department of Trade and Industry will help stimulate local economic activity.

Capitol celebrates Garantisadong Pambata

The Iloilo Provincial Government celebrated this week the Garantisadong Pambata (GP) or the Pre-Schoolers Health Week which started on April 16 and will last until April 20.

Comelec awaits signing of additional peace covenants

Provincial Election Supervisor Atty. Elizabeth Doronila urged candidates in areas with intense political rivalry to sign peace covenants to ensure a peaceful and orderly elections.

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.


WV advances in nat'l PRISAA meet

Region 6 is on top with 68-39-24 (gold-silver-bronze medals) but Davao Region tankers hauled two gold, one silver and 11 bronze medals Thursday at the close of their event at the Iloilo City Sports Complex pool here in the ongoing 2007 National Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) meet.

DOST-SEI Master of Science degree scholarships now available

Negros Occidental -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) announces the availability of the Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program AY 2007-2008.

Komedya sa Antique Festival gets boosts from NCCA

San Jose, Antique -- At least four comedia troupes are now preparing for their respective stage presentations as another wave of this centuries old theater form storms the province of Antique in what is dubbed as 'Komedya sa Antique Festival.' Now imbedded in its annual Binirayan festival, the komedya festival here continues to go mainstream after a successful attempt to re-introduce it to the people during last year's binirayan festival.


Anything Under the Sun
Leticia Lorea Pelobello
Consumers Domain
Trapos, PM and the Partylist
Without the Whitecoat
Occupational infections
Bridging the gap
Nanet's porcelain heritage house
Open Letter to the Fil-American Association
Health @ Heart
Stop The Heart?


Pacquiao, a legislator?

/ Engr. Herman Lagon

Obet's last hurrah

/ Nelson C. Robles

Eye Opener:
Pacquiao vs. Darlene

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

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



A night of dance, music, wine and glamor for Risa

This is the second and final installment on our feature on one of the biggest events of the year --- the debut of Risa Peña, daughter of Judgee Lopez Peña and Sarah Opulencia Peña.

----------------------------------------Perfecto Cacho

An able disabled

Perfect Cacho, 48, met an accident in 1985. His right leg had been amputated after being trapped in his seat inside a jeepney rammed by a delivery truck. But being disabled did not stop him from becoming productive.

---------------------------------------- Dr. Greg Sancho

St. Anne Medical Clinic: A laudable project

True to their fundamental principle of charity, the Knights of Columbus, Molo Council No. 5028 and Santa Ana Parish of Molo, have established the St. Anne Medical Clinic at the ground floor of the Molo Convent.

----------------------------------------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.


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