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Add'l cops, soldiers deployed in hotly contested areas

The Commission on Elections has ordered the deployment of more than 500 policemen and soldiers to towns and city in Iloilo province due to rising tension between rival politicians and the presence of communist rebels.

Regionwide pilgrimage for peaceful election held

Their numbers may have been small but they hoped their message would be loud enough to be heard amid the bloodshed and violence.

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Girl Bathing
A. Chris Fernandez
A girl takes respite from swimming along the Ortiz wharf unmindful of the dirty water which may cause her skin diseases.

Traffic aides bewail deduction in their salaries

Traffic aides in the city are complaining about the so-called "withholding tax" which is being deducted from their monthly take home pay.

They were not informed nor consulted of the said deduction which was imposed on them recently.


Summer beach festival 2007 starts today

The 1.5 kilometers stretch of beach in Sto. Nino. Sur, Arevalo will be filled once again with food, music and entertainment as Santo Niño Sur Villa Beach Resorts, Hotels and Resto Bar Association holds its Summer Beach Festival 2007.

City benefits from telecom firm's franchise tax payment

The franchise tax of P6,555,294.14 recently paid by the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) to the city government will be allocated for the poverty alleviation fund and livelihood programs intended for the poor city residents.

Army intensifies drive vs CPP/NPA's 'Permit to Win' extort scheme

From "Permits to Campaign (PTC)," the Philippine Army has now intensified its drive against "Permits to Win (PTW)" pursued by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) through its armed wing, communist terrorists New People's Army (NPA) and legal fronts in a number of militant groups here.

Top cop in hot water for 'politicking'

Exactly a week since a warning was issued against members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on the partisanship and politicking this elections, a formal complaint has now been lodged against a senior police office in Tigbauan, Iloilo.

Antique guv to Comelec: 'Disqualify Plameras'

And the legal battle in the Province of Antique begins.


PPCRV - Capiz trains volunteers as poll watchers

Roxas City -- The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) -- Capiz Chapter will culminate this week its training of volunteers for poll watching in over 32 parishes provincewide as part of its preparations for the upcoming May 14 local and national elections.

Iloilo activates technical working group on climate information

The Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) is activating the Technical Working Group on Climate Information with the holding of a Climate Forum, which will be held on May 9, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. Provincial Capitol Conference Room.

CBCP asks voters to choose candidates with three Cs

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Friday called on Filipino voters to choose candidates who have the three Cs: commitment, competence and conscience, for the common good.


Anything Under the Sun
Emerita Secusana Nietes
Consumers Domain
Dubious party-list groups
Without the Whitecoat
Anti-detention bill is detrimental to the medical institution
Bridging the gap
Ybiernas Street in Iloilo City
The agony of May Wan and Rosemarie
Health @ Heart
From Snoring, to Avocado, to Yogurt


Rational Insanity:
Horror time

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Love 'em taxi drivers

/ Yehlen J. Camarista

Res Gestae:
Non-observance of common poster areas, an apparent proof of insincerity

/ By Francisco B. Lindero, Jr.

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



Liberty's abode

Ten years ago, Liberty Valderrama's house in Granja, La Paz had no paint outside and it had no garden. Now, a long and wide pebbled pathway greets the guests as they enter the compound. Alongside are gardens, Bermuda grass and trees that provide shade to whoever walks the pathway.

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'Puro Babae'

Father and son Benji and Coco Belgica love women. Benji said that women are the most beautiful creatures in the whole world and that women project the most shadows into art dreams. "They delight me," he said. He revealed that the highest and lowest points of his life were caused by a woman.

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Museo Molo inaugurated

Museo Molo, the first and only exclusively pictorial museum in the Philippines, was inaugurated last April 15, 2007 with a holy mass and blessign of the first 29 pictorial exhibits by Archbishop Angel N. Lagdameo at St. Anne's Church in Molo.

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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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