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Comelec seeks Army assistance in Antique

Remaining days of the campaign period up to Monday's elections are feared to put locals and candidates in the Province of Antique in potential danger with security possibly compromised.

Comelec reg'l director defends VIS printing transaction

Commission on Elections (Comelec) regional director Renato Magbutay merely laughed off the accusation of newspaper publisher Daniel Fajardo that there is irregularity in the transaction relative to the printing of over 3.6 million Voters Information Sheet (VIS) for Western Visayas.

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Additional army troops are sought for the province of Antique following series of election-related incidents.

Mejica justifies distribution of VIS printing job

The printing job of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for paraphernalia intended to Western Visayas was done in accordance with government-prescribed rules and regulations. Once awarded, it was also executed as so stated in the Contract for Printing, 'equitably and justly.'

Such was the clarification of Rosendo Mejica II, general manager of Makinaugalingon Printer and Bookbinder and President of the Iloilo Printing Industry Association amidst questions now raised on said transaction.


Ombudsman orders dismissal, forfeiture of benefits of LTO exec

A top official of the regional Land Transportation Office (LTO) here was ordered dismissed by the Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas over a longstanding graft case filed against him.

New Iloilo airport commissioning set in June

The New Iloilo Airport Development Project (NIADP) will officially commence operations in June, according to Economic and Development Authority OIC Regional Director Arturo Valero.

Iloilo is pilot area for farmer's occupational health and safety

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has identified the province of Iloilo as pilot area for its new program on occupational health and safety for farmers living in Agrarian Reform Communities (ARCs) in sugarcane areas.

Jimena confirms brawling incident between Dinagyang, Sinulog performers

Dinagyang executive director Ben Jimena confirmed reports that some members of the Tribu Ilonganon figured in a brawling incident in Santiago City, Isabela. Two of the tribe members were slightly wounded and no one was confined in the hospital.

Organizers: TU rally in city to gather 20T crowd

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is set to arrive in Iloilo City to grace the rally of the Team Unity's senatorial candidates and miting de avance of the administration's local candidates on Thursday. Famous talk show host will also add color to the event.


BEIs ready for May 14 polls

Some 13,000 teachers who will form part of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) in Western Visayas are ready for the May 14 polls. They have just completed their briefing on their election roles and responsibilities for next week's synchronized national and local elections.

Capiz youth leader makes it to PNRC nat'l council

Roxas City -- Capiz youth leader was recently elected to a national post of the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC).

San Carlos City barangay nominated for national eco-waste mgm't system model barangay

The effort of the City of San Carlos, this province, in the promotion and practice of solid waste management is paying off with the nomination of Brgy. Quezon within the top 18 of the National Search for Brgy. Model for Eco-Waste Management System.


Anything Under the Sun
Guimarasnons in US Liberation Forces
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


Zulueta, the 'King,' and Lowney

/ Engr. Herman Lagon

Young Voice:
Chinese Garter

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Two mothers

/ Kathy M. Villalon

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

Unusual Channel:
More than amazing

/ Ma. Renette B. Uy

Eye Opener:
First Three Graduate Nurses of the Philippines

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong



Dimbox: The future of animation

* The group is now preparing the 10-minute animation trailer of 'Legend of Tibud,' its entry in the National Animation Competition of the Animation Council of the Philippines Inc

Armed with pencils, papers and the computer, a group of young men and women is out to prove to the world that Ilonggos can also excel in the animation industry.

----------------------------------------Young Voters

'My preferred leaders for Iloilo City'

The May 14 election is fast approaching. Candidates are now very busy for their campaign. This time, people want a big improvement to the government. In this process, the youth must have an active participation. We want change and we want to make sure the persons whom we are going to vote deserve the position.


Girls just wanna have fun too!
Get into aggressive dancing

Hip hop dancing used to be dominated by males when its original genre, the breakdance, started in the early 1970s. Twenty years later, hip hop music evolved and so with dancing styles that are a mixture of funk and other ground moves like krumping, harlem shake, snap dance, clown walk, grinding and gangster walking.


Aisha's birthday bash

Aisha Peñalosa, daughter of Butz and designer Jaki Peñalosa, celebrated her April 6 birthday last April 15th at their family residence.


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