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Army bares CPP-NPA's regionwide terror, extort acts

Western Visayas has been reportedly hit by series of organized terror acts now credited by government forces to the local hierarchy of the Communist Party of the Philippines - New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

Ilonggos urged to pray for Dinagyang contingents to Aliwan Fiesta

In this political season where people differ in views, preferences and opinions, Mayor Jerry Treñas is asking all Ilonggos to unite and pray for the success of Tribu Ilonganon and Tribu Kahilwayan as they compete in this year's Aliwan fiesta in Manila.

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Ms PRISAA 2007
Leo Solinap
Winners of the Search for Mutya ng PRISAA (Private Schools Athletic Association) 2007 held at the Central Philippine University Alumni Promenade last Thursday, April 19: (From left) 1st runner-up Alyssa Marquinez of Region 3; 2007 Mutya ng PRISAA Cherry May Barbo of Region 6; 2nd runner-up Mary Jean Lastimosa of Region 11; and 4th runner-up Camille Erika Suriaga of Region 13. Western Visayas again became the overall champion in the just concluded sports and cultural event.

Thailand comes to Antique to spruce up Binirayan Festival

San Jose, Antique -- A bit of Thailand comes to Antique on April 23 as a six-day exhibit-sale of handwoven products from said country opens, pairing up with Antique's own signature product like the patadyong. The exhibit-sale dubbed 'Rara kag Habul: handweaving from Antique and Thailand' runs from April 23 -- 28 at the lobby of the Antique Provincial Capitol in San Jose town and will also showcase interesting arts and crafts from both areas.


Ex-reporters gather more public support, acceptance

Former members of the media who gave up news writing and news reporting to become newsmakers themselves are among the contenders in the forthcoming May 14th elections.

Treñas orders CENRO to formulate air quality management plan

City Mayor Jerry Treñas has ordered the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) to conceptualize an Air Quality Management plan to lessen the health impact of air pollution among the Ilonggos.

PRO 6 deploys add'l troops in N.Iloilo, Guimaras

Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 recently deployed an additional of two platoons for northern Iloilo and the province of Guimaras as preparation for the coming elections.

Donors answer call of Ateneo Project

While the Ateneo de Iloilo (AdI) community continues to ask for prayers and financial support as it moves closer to fulfilling its dream of building a new campus, certain individuals lent a helping hand through their donations.


Capiz has best grains warehouse in Western Visayas

Roxas City -- Capiz grains warehouse was declared "best" in Western Visayas in 2006.

Free training for domestic workers on

The New Lucena Polytechnic College in the municipality of New Lucena, Iloilo will offer free skills training and assessment for Filipino workers who seek to be employed as household service workers (HSWs) abroad for the first time starting May 2, 2007.

51st Aklan foundation kicks off today

Kalibo, Aklan -- Major events of the 51st Aklan Anniversary Foundation weeklong celebration kicks off today.


Anything Under the Sun
Leticia Lorea Pelobello
Consumers Domain
Peace in Mindanao
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?


Rational Insanity:

/ Bryan Mari Argos

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


Fashion Week 2007

Avant garde, romantic and feminine at the Philippine Fashion Week

The 10th Philippine Fashion Week (PFW) came and went and some designers were very satisfied with the outcome. Take for example Ilonggos Jasmine Castelo, Aldrich Aparicio and Eric de los Santos who showcased their designs at the Rockwell Tent last March 24, 25 and 27 respectively.

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Edward Yee takes a step further

After his success in the food industry and as president of the Federation of the Association of Barangay Kagawads of Iloilo City, Edward Yee has decided to take the road of service a step further.


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.


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