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April 25, 2007, Iloilo City, Philippines
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Arrest warrant vs. Tan brothers out

The Regional Trial Court finally issued an arrest warrant against brothers Archie and Jan Michael Tan for the killing of their father, stepmother and half-sister last year.

Gonzalez's offer to brgy execs slammed

Congressional candidate Vicente "Benjie" Gengos has called on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to investigate the reported open declaration made by Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez Sr. that he will give barangay captains a "bonus" if they will deliver a sweep for administration senatorial candidates in their barangay this May 14 elections.

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Aklan textile
Ronilo L. Pamonag
Aklan Gov. Carlito Marquez (in dark glasses) looks on as models wearing clothes made of plant fibers, walk past him during Monday's opening of the 8th Aklan Piña and Fiber Festival. Fashion designers used fabrics made of fibers from plants grown in Aklan.

Aklan fiber gaining ground in int'l textile industry

Textile made of plant fiber grown and produced in Aklan is gaining ground in foreign markets as dealers and importers are interested in buying these products.

Several textile importers are in town for the 8th Aklan Piña and Fiber Festival and for a plant tour of the various loom weavers in the province. The five-day festival, which is held at the Capitol grounds, opened Monday afternoon.


Rescheduling of airport bidding a minor setback--Treñas

City Mayor Jerry Treñas yesterday said the tax dispute between the city government and the Air Transportation Office (ATO) and the existence of untitled lots at the existing Iloilo Airport site in Mandurriao district will not hamper its proposed sale.

Hotels, resorts and restaurants beef up security

After some guests in three big hotels in Iloilo City received threatening phone calls, the Iloilo Convention and Visitors Bureau (ICVB) and the Iloilo Hotels Resorts and Restaurants Association (IHRRA) beefed up the security of their members by providing a seminar for their front desk personnel.

Urban poor group to receive P40M grant

Iloilo City once again is a recipient of another international grant. This time it will be for the urban poor project in one of the city's relocation sites. The grant from the United Nations Habitat which is based in Nairobi, Kenya amounted to P40 million.

Supply of medicines for Botika ng Bayan up for distribution

Business-minded individuals in the city's different barangays will now have the chance to earn money as the Department of Health (DoH) sent boxes and cartons of medicines to be sold in the city's different Botika ng Bayan. Presently, there are 43 Botika ng Bayan in the city.

Village chiefs asked to help stop kite flying

The city government has asked the help of barangay officials in its drive to stop the flying of kites in areas where high voltage power lines are located.


Gov't allocates P15-B for One-Town-One-Product program

San Jose, Antique -- The Arroyo government has intensified the implementation of the One-Town-One Product (OTOP) program through a P15-billion credit fund this year, in its effort to promote entrepreneurship through the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise and create more jobs in the country.

P7.8-M assistance given to 19 Negros Occidental SMEs in 2006

Negros Occidental -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region VI (DOST-VI) with its aggressive implementation of the Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program (SET-UP) has identified nineteen (19) enterprises for the provision of core fund assistance in Western Visayas for CY 2006.

Govt-s Food-for-School Program addresses hunger, nutrition woes

Roxas City -- A total of 13,950 pre-schoolers and grade one pupils including their families will benefit the scheduled resumption of the government's Food-for-School (FSP) Program as part of its hunger mitigation efforts in the countryside.


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?


Young Voice:
Jigsaw puzzle

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Equality and staying on

/ Kathy M. Villalon

Eye Opener:
First Three Graduate Nurses of the Philippines

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Rational Insanity:

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Pacquiao, a legislator?

/ Engr. Herman Lagon

Obet's last hurrah

/ Nelson C. Robles

The shifting paradigm of Philippine elections

/ Leo Dominador Dumagat

Banking on the taxi drivers

/ Atty. Helen J. Camarista



Atty. Agustin Misola: A writer of all time

It is always an honor to have an audience with a person who has contributed so much to society. Take the case of Atty. Agustin Misola, a novelist and poet who has written 50 books in English, Hiligaynon and Spanish.


SPU Iloilo holds strategic planning in Thailand

Information Communication Technology is the language of the times. The Technology Plan, (ICT: From Promise to Practice) which was launched last November 2007, reflects the University's commitment to transformative learning by bridging pedagogy with technology.

----------------------------------------Beauty Essentials turns one

Beauty Essentials turns one

Beauty is essential. It turns men and women on and it makes one confident. That's a fact. That's why Beauty Essentials is a sought after facial and skin care center here and proof of its success is when it celebrated its first anniversary at Buto't Balat recently.

----------------------------------------Students enhance creative writing skills with 5-time Palanca Awardee

Students enhance creative writing skills with 5-time Palanca Awardee

Ripples spent its sixth year in writing business through a Summer Creative Writing Course facilitated in by 5-time Palanca awardee Prof John Iremil Teodoro.


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