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IPPO told to probe 'partisan' cops

Provincial Election Supervisor Atty. Elizabeth Doronila has called on the Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) to verify reports that certain cops in the fifth district of Iloilo engage in partisan politics by favoring certain candidates for the upcoming elections.

If heeded, will there be candidates left for the electorate to vote?

The Parish Pastoral Council For Responsible Voting (PPCRV) has taken the lead in advocating a peaceful, orderly and honest elections.

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Labor Day Rally
A. Chris Fernandez
Children joining the Labor Day rally hold placards calling for the release of abducted activists Nilo Arado and Ma. Luisa Posa-Dominado.

Kin of missing activists join Labor Day rally

The families of missing activists Nilo Arado and Ma. Luisa Posa-Dominado joined yesterday's Labor Day protest rallies in Iloilo City. They called on the abductors of the two to release them unharmed.

Around 2,000 members of militant groups led by the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan and the party-list Bayan Muna converged at the grounds of the provincial capitol before marching in the city's main streets.


Estancia mayor pushes for town under Comelec-control

Twelve days into election day and peace pact withstanding, reelectionist Mayor Rene Cordero of Estancia, Iloilo continues to pursue for the approval of an earlier request that the town be placed under the control of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

DOH intensifies info drive vs. fake drugs

To ensure that the sick will not be conned, the Department of Health continues its drive against counterfeit drugs through active information dissemination.

Comelec orders police to keep eye on vehicles without plates

Atty. Elizabeth Doronila of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) provincial office has directed the police to keep an eye on vehicles without plate numbers usually found in the campaign sorties of politicians in the different towns in the province of Iloilo.

2Go RORO -- Iloilo's transport of choice

Antonio T. Roga has been living off the pier for over 21 years. While his wife works as on OFW in Cyprus, he supports their four kids by forwarding fresh and dried fish and fruits to Cebu, Cagayan and Manila. In all his years of experience, Antonio can attest that 2GO RORO is really a better way of transporting his goods.


Antique guv, 7 others in disqualification raps

Disqualification has been sought on reelectionist Governor Sally Zaldivar-Perez of the Province of Antique. The petitioners are the lady governor's political rivals Jovito Plameras and Arturo Pacificador, both running for the same position.

Arroyo gov't gives priority to MSMEs

ROXAS CITY -- The government has put micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) among its priority programs and took initiatives to support, promote and develop them as an important sector of the economy.

Livelihood lending facility for gov't employees set launched

The government will launch a financing assistance program that will help the public servants and their families augment their income by getting into business.

PGMA launches 2 new TESDA programs

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo formally launched yesterday two new major programs of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) aimed at improving the skills and knowledge level of the Filipino worker.


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


E-mails and Habits

/ Engr. Herman Lagon

Unusual Channel:
More than amazing

/ Ma. Renette B. Uy

Eye Opener:
First Three 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

The shifting paradigm of Philippine elections

/ Leo Dominador Dumagat


Randy 'Jerome' Penides

Randy 'Jerome' Penides: An Ilonggo's hard work and determination makes it on TV

'I did my work well as a houseboy and was determined to improve my life.' The life of Randy Penides, an Ilonggo houseboy turned account specialist for a medical company will be aired on 'Maalaala Mo Kaya' soon.


Beauty is on the way!

There's hope for everyone who has concerns for their looks as Saviour Cosmetic Institute opened recently. This exclusive home of Caci-Dermatics International, a leading non-surgical beauty treatment based in UK and Singapore boasts of state-of-the-art technology equipment and beauty experts who have been trained in the field of skin care.


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.


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