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Con men in 'Marcos-wealth foundation' exit Guimaras

Hundreds of oil spill claimants in the island-province of Guimaras promised with a significant no-interest loan will now have to stop hoping and expecting.

Army officials deny holding missing activists

Army officials told the Regional Trial Court (RTC) here that the two abducted leaders of militant organizations are not in their custody even as they admitted that they have not conducted an investigation on the incident.

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Campaign Materials
A. Chris Fernandez
Public plazas everywhere are full of campaign posters of politicians with two weeks left before the election day. Public plazas are designated by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) as common poster areas, however, a lot of political posters can be seen in areas prohibited by the Comelec.

Flood control project boosts property appraisal in city

Demand for real estate in Iloilo and the neighboring town of Pavia have increased significantly with the expected mitigation of the flood problem of the city after the completion of a multi-billion flood control project.


Election gun ban violations up to 113

The police force in the region are taking all possible means to preempt violence this coming election by intensifying the enforcement of ban against loose firearms and deadly weapons without the necessary permit.

PGMA approves P30M for road-widening to new Iloilo Airport

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has approved in principle the P30-million fund for the widening of city roads leading to the new Iloilo Airport in Sta. Barbara and Cabatuan towns.

MIWD embarks on long term projects to address water supply problem

Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) is currently taking measures to address the problem on water supply shortage especially during long dry season.

City residents told to conserve water

City Councilor Jose Espinosa III asked Ilonggos to conserve water after the Sangguniang Panlungsod declared the city under the state of imminent calamity. Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) is currently imposing water rationing due to scarcity of water from their source.


WV to join bid for Guinness World Record on breastfeeding

Western Visayas is going to join the country's bid for the Guinness World Record on simultaneous breastfeeding in multiple sites on May 2 at 10:00 in the morning.

Pilgrimage for Peace moves to Negros

As a response to the worsening peace and order situation of the country, a group of Baptist pastors and youth, University student leaders, social workers and development advocates initiate a Pilgrimage for Peace covering Panay-Guimaras-Negros Islands on April 23 --May 2, 2007.

Tindahan Natin operation to be intensified

Operation of Tindahan Natin Outlets (TNOs) will be intensified during the summer months to ensure availability of enough rice.

Media seminar for Religion, Values Ed teachers set

Noting the role of the mass media as a very potent agent of the youth's formation, the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) -- Western Visayas and the University of San Agustin (USA) have scheduled a seminar-workshop on mass media literacy for religious instruction, evangelization and values formation on May 4-5 at the USA's President's Conference Room.


Anything Under the Sun
Leticia Lorea Pelobello
Consumers Domain
A Letter to the Working Class
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


Rational Insanity:
How do we talk about God?

/ Bryan Mari Argos

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

Pacquiao, a legislator?

/ Engr. Herman Lagon

The shifting paradigm of Philippine elections

/ Leo Dominador Dumagat


SJS 35th Foundation Day

HS Search highlights SJS 35th Foundation Day

It was the first and it was a success!

For the first time, St. Joseph School celebrated its Foundation Day with a Search for Mr. and Miss High School on March 19, 2007 at the school gym.

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Carabao-Carroza Festival: Pavia's feast spans 34 years

The nature of agriculture changed considerably in centuries. With the scientific revolution encouraging experimentation in agriculture, a new period of global exploration introduced in rural agricultural society brought notable inventions on farm machinery such as the mechanical improvements in the traditional wooden plow. This has revolutionized agriculture. The power capability of machines has led to higher productivity with a significantly reduced workforce.

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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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