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IOPC exec bewails political meddling in oil spill claims

After being ravaged by millions of liters of bunker fuel spilled on their shores, residents of Guimaras Island are now caught in the bitter wrangling of politicians over the payment of pollution compensation claims.

Oil spill claims frenzy a cover-up?

Charges and counter-charges continue to hound the latest stretch of distribution of oil spill compensation to thousands of victims in the Province of Guimaras.

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Maasin watershed
Maasin Watershed, the source of water of Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) which serves Iloilo City and its neighboring towns.

Mountaineer scores ineffective reforestation projects in Maasin Watershed

The series of tree planting activities conducted by various organizations at the Maasin Watershed did not help in bringing "discernible increase in the volume of water."


'We are confident of an arrest,' lawyer says on wanted Tan bros

The private lawyer for the prosecution panel of the celebrated Tan massacre expressed confidence on the arrest of murder suspects Archie and Jan Michael Tan even as fears heighten that the duo has left the country.

Parcon pushes for integration of training centers

Re-electionist City Councilor Armand Parcon wants the integration of the city's two training centers--the Helping Foundation and the Technical Institute of Iloilo City (TIIP)--to become more effective in its quest to help the youth.

City gov't asked to join Texas event

An international organization invited the city government to send a delegation to the 36th Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas set on June 8-10, 2007.

Oton Cutflowers Association to hold Garden Show and Plant Sale

The Oton Cutflowers Association (OCA) will hold a garden show and plant sale in connection with the 465th foundation day and Katagman festival this coming April 28 to May 4, 2007.The Oton Cutflowers Association (OCA) will hold a garden show and plant sale in connection with the 465th foundation day and Katagman festival this coming April 28 to May 4, 2007.

Children and widows of slain journalists join summer workshop

Families of slain journalists joined a three-day workshop of sharing, healing and learning organized by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines held at the Subic Bay Freeport from April 21-22, 2007.


Museo Antiqueño opens April 27

San Jose, Antique -- A showcase of Antiqueño heritage and repository of Antique's historical and cultural artifacts, the "Museo Antiqueño" formally opens on Friday, April 27. This was jointly announced by Antique Governor Salvacion Zaldivar-Perez and Prof. Alex delos Santos , executive Director of the Binirayan Foundation Inc.(BFI).

Western Visayas 20th farmers' information center launched in Antique

San Jose, Antique -- The Municipality of Tobias Fornier recently launched the Farmer's Information and Technology Services (FITS) Center to provide farmers and fisherfolks with access to updated information and technology services to increase income and agricultural productivity.

PNP backs PPCRV call for right voting

With no compromise in its non-partisan character, the Philippine National Police (PNP) supports the Catholic Church's Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting's (PPCRV) 10 guidelines on how to vote right this May 14 election.


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?


Eye Opener:
First 3 Graduate Nurses of the Philippines 3

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Excel James Torres dreams big for Tigbauan

/ Nelson C. Robles

Young Voice:
Jigsaw puzzle

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Equality and staying on

/ Kathy M. Villalon

Rational Insanity:

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Pacquiao, a legislator?

/ Engr. Herman Lagon

The shifting paradigm of Philippine elections

/ Leo Dominador Dumagat

Banking on the taxi drivers

/ Atty. Helen J. Camarista


Arne Lubasan

Arne Lubasan soars high with the USA Troubadours

At 41, this man has achieved so much in the musical arena. He's no less than Arne Sunico Lubasan, the director of the famous University of San Agustin (USA) Troubadours.


Art in the Family
Father and son tandem gives workshops to marginalized youths

For Benji Belgica and his son Coco, being artists is not just creating masterpieces out of their imagination. They also use their talent to provide things to do, possible source of livelihood and therapy for some marginalized youths.


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.


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