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Prelate exhorts pols to address labor woes

Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines President (CBCP) and Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo said the condition of workers should be one of the concerns addressed to the candidates running for positions in all levels of government during the campaign period.

MIWD knew of imminent shortage as early as February

As early as February of this year, Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) already knew of imminent water shortage for its thousands of consumers. However, the problem was only made public when it implemented the water rationing late last March.

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Reigning Miss Dinagyang Cara Jeanne Sullano waves to the crowd while riding the Dinagyang Festival float during Aliwan Fiesta in Manila over the weekend.

Dinagyang bets to Aliwan Fiesta fail to get crowns

Iloilo's Dinagyang Festival again failed to regain the crown in the recently concluded Aliwan Fiesta in Manila. Cebu's Sinulog Festival retained the title it also won last year.

Dinagyang Festival represented by Tribu Ilonganon only landed second runner-up. They received P500,000 cash prize. The third runner up was Alikaraw Festival of Hilongos, Leyte. They received P250,000. Tribu Sinulog received the P1 million cash prize being the overall winner.


Militant groups rally vs. political repression

Member organizations of the militant Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) Panay, in coordination with Bayan Muna, Anakpawis, Gabriela, and Kabataan Partylist organizations, will commemorate the International Labor Day with protest against political repression.

Comelec official warns over hi-tech cheating

CEBU CITY--An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has alerted voters and election personnel to be on guard for election cheating using high-tech gadgets like mobile phones equipped with cameras.

Tupas, 2 mayorables' fate hang as Comelec central office decides on disqualification raps

And the waiting officially begins for re-electionist Iloilo Governor Neil Tupas Sr., and at least two mayorables of Iloilo towns subject of disqualification raps before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here.

Syjuco warned, 'retract exrtort charge or else...'

Secretary Augusto "Boboy" Syjuco is not running for elective office yet latest (mis) developments in Iloilo's Second District put the Ilonggo Secretary, Director-General of the Technical Education And Skills Development Authority (TESDA) into the limelight.

DOH-CHD reiterates thrusts during 4th anniversary

The thrusts and services of the Department of Health Center for Health Development in Western Visayas were highlighted during its 4th anniversary celebration last April 26 and 27.


Change of political leaders won't hamper services -- health exec

After the May 14 elections, a shift in leadership is expected to happen in several communities but such will not negatively affect the services that have been implemented successfully in the past.

Over 1,000 mangroves planted in habitat of marine life

San Jose, Antique -- A total of 1,100 Bakau-an Bato (mangrove) propagules were planted at the shorelines of Barangay Liya-liya, Laua-an, in central Antique on Monday to celebrate Earth Day.

Negros Occidental gets 4T hectares new forest cover

The forest cover of the province has risen to 40, 445 up by 4,000 hectares from the previous 36,000 in 1992.


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


Eye Opener:
First 3 Graduate Nurses of the Philippines

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Young Voice:
Barney's advice

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

The jeepney experience

/ Kathy M. Villalon

Rational Insanity:
How do we talk about God?

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Back to my roots

/ Atty. Helen J. Camarista

Excel James Torres dreams big for Tigbauan

/ Nelson C. Robles

Pacquiao, a legislator?

/ Engr. Herman Lagon

The shifting paradigm of Philippine elections

/ Leo Dominador Dumagat



We're rooted in fertile soil, says class valedictorian

"The parable of the sower teaches us that seeds that fall on rocky ground will soon wither and die, but those planted on good, fertile soil will eventually yield a bountiful harvest."

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Oriental Wok opens

The dream of four sisters to have their own restaurant has finally come true with the opening of Oriental Wok at the Boardwalk last March 30.

Sisters Mahlie Gapasin, Lalaine Concel, Rachel Abaldonado and Ruby Gapasin basked in the presence of family and friends who were equally delighted at this feat .. and feast. The guests were treated to the wide variety of Oriental gastronomic pleasures that the restaurant offers.


Six college students talk about their summertime adventures

We love it! Summer is the best time of the year. After the busy days of school, we find ways to relax and unwind. We want to take a break and be able to spend more time with our family and friends. Some of us plan to go for island hopping, nature tripping, swimming in the beach or even just a simple window shopping. No matter how tiring it would be, we still take the risk to have an enjoyable summer vacation.

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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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