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22 Iloilo bets get endorsement from militant groups

Militant party-list groups yesterday announced their support for 22 candidates running for various posts in the May 14 elections.

Int'l bodies join call for release of missing activists

International human rights groups have called on President Macapagal-Arroyo to resolve the shooting and wounding of a human rights worker and the abduction of two leaders of militant organizations on Panay Island.

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Satur, Rose and Louie
A. Chris Fernandez
Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo sits between Nilo Arado's wife Rose and Luisa Posa-Dominado's brother Luis in yesterday's hearing on the petition for the writ of habeas corpus filed by the kins of the missing activists.

Army hails local bets for defying CPP-NPA demands, threats

Candidates in next month's elections are called and labeled with just about all unsavory and unappealing tags yet for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) here, they are simply modern-day heroes.


City under state of imminent calamity

Concerned about the water shortage the city is currently facing, the Sangguniang Panglungsod of Iloilo on Wednesday passed a resolution declaring the city as under the state of imminent calamity eventually calling on the national government to help by conducting cloud seeding operations.

Ilonggo contingent to Aliwan Fiesta vow to show best

Tribu Ilonganon of the Jalandoni Memorial National High School will present a legend on how the natives (Aeta) turned their way from paganism to Christianity in tomorrow's nationwide competition of the best festivals at the Aliwan Fiesta in Metro Manila.

Additional incentives granted to Iloilo airport developer

The Iloilo City government is set to give additional incentives to the developer of the old Iloilo Airport in Mandurriao district if it will be completed within one year after the award of the contract.

AKSA backs call for disqualification of dubious partylist groups

Parylist Aksyon Sambayanan (AKSA) supports the call to disqualify dubious groups joining the partylist elections and also calls for the disclosure of the list of nominees of all partylist groups.


Reg'l human capital management seminar set May 21-23

The Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines -- Western Visayas (CEAP-VI), in collaboration with the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and the University of San Agustin (USA), will facilitate a seminar-workshop on human capital management on May 21-23 at the Sarabia Manor Hotel, Iloilo City.

5th Korean language testing set May 6 in Cebu City

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) announces that the 5th Korean Language Test (KLT) will be conducted on May 6, 2007 (Sunday) at the University of San Jose Recoletos (main campus) located at Magallanes Street, Cebu City.

9 Capiz studes pass 2007 S&T scholarship exam

Roxas City -- Nine Capiceño incoming freshmen college students have passed the government's Science and Technology Scholarship (STS) grant examination.


Anything Under the Sun
Leticia Lorea Pelobello
Consumers Domain
Peace in Mindanao
Without the Whitecoat
Occupational infections
Bridging the gap
J. De Leon Street in Iloilo City
Long live Mother Earth!
Health @ Heart
Smoking is slow suicide


Back to my roots

/ Atty. Helen J. Camarista

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


Rice wine

Pototan villagers take the rice wine challenge

When Mayor Pablo Perez of Pototan looked for an area that will take on the challenge of producing rice wine as part of the One Town One Product (OTOP) efforts of the government, the villagers of Barangay Paho accepted it.

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Parties Galore

Businessman and fishpond operator, Tommy Asencio recently gave a laid back birthday party for beauteous wife Irene Melendrez- Asencio with only a few close friends and family members in attendance. The intimate dinner was celebrated at the Melendrez's riverside manor with the mistress of the house, Juliet Gurrea- Melendrez keeping guests feel at home with her infectious laughter and bubbly personality.

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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.


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