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Comelec-6 exec belies 'Oplan Mercury Rising'

Comelec Western Visayas director Renato Magbutay has denied the accusations of a poll watchdog composed of retired military and police officers that massive cheating will be orchestrated in the region with the help of the Comelec to ensure the victory of administration senatorial candidates.

Army seizes hi-powered firearms in San Joaquin

At least seven high-powered firearms believed to be owned by elements of the Revolutionary Proletarian Army/Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPA/ABB) were seized by Army troopers in an early morning operation yesterday.

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Villa Beach
A. Chris Fernandez
Once considered a popular summer desination in the city, the Villa Beach is no longer clean as before. Neverthless, certain activities like this Summer Beach Festival are being held to promote awareness on the importance of protecting the beaches for the future generation.

8-year old Ilongga wins nat'l drawing contest

An eight-year old girl from Iloilo is among the winners in the drawing contest for schools organized by the Delegation of the European Commission to the Philippines.


RISE scores bizmen for social irresponsibility

Environmentalists under the umbrella of Responsible Ilonggos for Sustainable Energy (RISE) has criticized the position of the Iloilo Business Club (IBC) endorsing the establishment of coal-fired power plants in Iloilo.

Comelec, PNP and AFP map out final election preparations

Regional Heads and their respective provincial and city counterparts of Comelec, PNP and AFP yesterday convened at Camp Delgado for the final phase of preparation for the May 14 elections.

Dinagyang to continue joining Aliwan Fiesta

Dinagyang executive director Ben Jimena said Iloilo City's Dinagyang Festival will still join next year's Aliwan Fiesta in Manila although it did not win this year's top prize.

Molo priest call on voters to be responsible

Having the second largest number of registered voters in Iloilo City, the parish priest of St. Anne Parish in Molo district called all the electorates to be responsible in voting the candidates in this May 14 polls. The district of Molo has a total registered voters of 38,941. A pre-election activities are set to awaken the voters consciousness.


Korea to Kalibo flight kicks off May 11

Department of Tourism (DOT) Region VI regional director Edwin Trompeta announces the inaugural flight of Asian Spirit for Itchon, Korea to Kalibo Aklan on Friday, May 11, 2007.

Boracay gears for unique Santacruzan Festival

Boracay Island -- One of the country's top wedding planner is geared to preserve the wavering tradition of Santacruzan Festival by gathering the collections of the local fashion designers and showcase them to both foreign and local tourists to happen on May 25 to 27 this year.

SMEs, LGUs generate P100T sales in Pasundayag Fair 2007

San Jose, Antique -- A total of P103,687.20 in sales were generated by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and local government units (LGUs) who joined the exhibits of products during the Pasundayag Fair 2007 in celebration of the Binirayan Festival in the province.


Anything Under the Sun
Fatima strange coincidences (1)
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


Kathy Villalon, Joey Isturis, Pierre Patricio and Guio Dueñas unveil the exhibit

Dos por Dos

Symbols of social, religious and political thoughts are captured in the artworks of Joey Isturis. He is one of the most prolific Ilonggo artists who has exhibited here and in Manila since 1991.

---------------------------------------- Matty Octavio from the Office of the Mayor, looks at the exhibit

The Ilongga Mother: The Photographic Society of Iloilo holds exhibit for mom

The society opened an exhibit entitled “The Ilongga Mother” last May 7 and will culminate on May 13, Mother's Day. The exhibit features different scenes and emotions of mothers and their children.


Celebrating Mother's Day

One the best way to celebrate Mother's Day on May 13 is to give your mom the day off. Let her take it easy and relax while the rest of the family does the work.


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