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Miaque's businesses at Iloilo Airport demolished

Tension rose at the Iloilo Airport in Mandurriao district yesterday after court sheriffs accompanied by a demolition team implemented a court order to dismantle disputed properties of businessman and newspaper publisher Bernie Miaque.

Marquez laughs off militants' 'hallucinating propaganda'

Army Captain Lowen Gil Marquez of the 3rd Civil Relations Group is undaunted with the reactions of militant groups that condemned the Army's stern campaign against harassment, extortion and destabilization acts linked with the Communist Party of the Philippines, New People's Army and the National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

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A. Chris Fernandez
Demolition team removes the roofing of the building which houses Bernie's Place and Refreshment and Daily Informer.

2 guards arrested for threatening demolition team

Two security guards of the Big Lens Security Agency owned by businessman Bernie Miaque were arrested yesterday after they pointed their guns to the members of the demolition team. They are now detained at the lock-up cell of the Mandurriao police station.

The two blue guards were identified as Arlan Ruego, chief security of Miaque, and Renante Colonia. Police seized Ruego's .45 caliber pistol and Colonia's shotgun.

Police are still checking the authenticity of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) gun ban exemption presented by Ruego. The exemption was signed by Comelec Commissioner Nicodemo Ferrer.


'Surrender and face the charges,' lawyer appeals to Tan brothers

A plea for the suspects' surrender has now been made by a member of the prosecution panel in the celebrated massacre of three members of a Filipino-Chinese family here.

PRO 6 distributes 8 patrol jeeps for mobile groups

Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 received from Camp Crame eight units of Toyota Hi-Lux Patrol Jeep tagged as 'Calderon Troop Carriers'. The recipients of these patrol jeeps are the provincial mobile groups PMGs, namely, 603rd in Antique, 605th in Capiz, 607th and 608th in Iloilo, and 611th, 612th and 614th in Negros Occidental. And, one unit will remain in the Regional Headquarters to be used by Reserved Force.

RP headed to break own Guinness record on simultaneous breastfeeding

There is a very strong indication that the Philippines will break its own Guinness World Record on simultaneous breastfeeding it established in 2006.

Support for sugar workers a welcome initiative -- DAR exec

The support for sugar workers announced by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo at Labor Day rites is a welcome initiative, according to Department of Agrarian Reform Officer II Delfa Gentica Banga.


Envi advocates challenge governments to choose clean, safe energy solutions

'The message is clear: we must choose clean and safe energy solutions--anything else is a betrayal to the earth's future generations.' Greenpeace and SolarGeneration youth issued this challenge to world governments this week as they presented renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions at the opening of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III meeting held in Bangkok.

PNP assures 2007 polls more peaceful

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has assured the public that the 2007 polls will be more peaceful compared to the previous ones because of the agency's intensified campaign against election-related violence nationwide.

RP's massive Green Philippines against global warming

The danger from global warming is a big threat the earth is facing thus needs meaningful action since the longer the delay, the more costly would be its economic and human impact, environmentalists said.


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


Gengos builds new politics, Lagdameo seeks God's blessings

/ Alain Russ Dimzon

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


Summer fashion forecasts

Summer fashion forecasts

Summer wear for 2007 is like looking at the future. The look is sharp and deceptively simple. The cut will be tampered by fluid fabrics and a flash of bare skin. To exude romance, hues will be muted for the evening and brights and pastels for day wear.

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PJ Arañador will stage 'Destinations', a fashion show on May 5

In 2004, International Lifestyle Designer PJ Arañador rewrote fashion history in Iloilo, presenting hand-woven designs---the indigenous look re-created for today. Majority of his designs hailed a return to classic elegance and classy femininity with the main attraction of using hablon fabrics like the ones produced in Miag-ao and Oton. The delicate, winning beauty of the fabric was given form and character with alternating color schemes and structures, well-defined and free to play imaginatively with memories and references, where past images return in more contemporary, fashionable forms.


Women changing the world

Recently, Ilonggas from different organizations that work for the welfare of their gender, trooped to the Avon Iloilo headquarters to attend the launching of the Avon Hello Tomorrow Fund. Beginning last April, the fund will provide P100,000 to 12 individuals or organizations that have successfully worked for the well-being of other women.

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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.


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