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Ka Hugo, 3 others nabbed in Sta. Barbara

Police on Wednesday night arrested the top commander of the former rebel group Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPA-ABB) in Panay and three others who were carrying high-powered firearms and P300,000 cash.

PGMA no show in Iloilo TU rally

President Macapagal-Arroyo failed to attend a final campaign rally of the Team Unity (TU) senatorial candidates here last night upon the advice of her doctors.

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A. Chris Fernandez
Left, file photo of RPA-ABB commander Demetrio Capilastique alias Ka Hugo. High-powered firearms, bulletproof vest, hundreds of ammunition, and bundles of Php 200 bills totaling Php 300,000 were recovered from Ka Hugo and his men Wednesday night.

Cutanda released, denies P300T as election money

Barely a day after news got out on the latest misfortune to hit the group, a major setback struck anew the hierarchy of the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa sa Pilipinas - Revolutionary Proletariat Army -- Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPMP-RPA-ABB).


Comelec appoints city board of canvassers chair

The national office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has sent its representative, Nelia Aureus to serve as chairman of the City Board of Canvassers this May 14 elections. The board of canvassers are responsible for the canvassing of election returns coming from the different polling precincts in the city.

City Comelec starts checking materials to be used in polls

Election Officer 2 Jonathan Sayno said the City Commission on Elections (Comelec) has already received 229,377 official ballots from their national office to be used in this Monday's synchronized national and local elections.

Four city establishments seek liquor ban exemption

One hotel and three restaurants/bars have applied before the City Commission on Election (Comelec) an exemption for the liquor ban. The applications of these four establishments are is still pending for approval.

Drivers, docs boost Bobby's bid; Joe III number 1

Engineer Roberto "Bobby" Divinagracia's bid for the city council received a major boost recently from two disparate sectors -- the transport and medical profession -- which pledged to support Divinagracia's campaign.


Antiqueño bizmin to Boracay for OTOP Island Fair 2007

San Jose, Antique -- Antique's small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is set to join Visayas One-Town-One-Product (OTOP) Fair in Boracay Aklan on May 23-27, 2007 at Carmela Resort together with the participants in Region 6, 7 and 8, said Jocelyn Perez, Senior Trade and Industry Specialist of Department of Trade and Industry Antique.

Infra projects accelerate Region VI economic growth -- DPWH

The Infante flyover and other high impact projects of the Department of Public Works, Region VI are always complementary to the growth and development of the country's agriculture, industry, trade, commerce and tourism, said DPWH VI Director Rolando Asis.

Canadian envoy visits Guimaras

Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines Peter Sutherland started his first visit in Guimaras yesterday to see projects funded by his government, especially those implemented following the oil spill that hit the island-province last year.

DAR installs 118 farmer beneficiaries in Negros Occ.

Bacolod City -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) installed 66 farmer-beneficiaries in Brgy. Concepcion, Talisay City and 52 beneficiaries in Hda. Techie, Victorias City, Neg. Occ. or a total of 118 farmer beneficiaries, recently.

Simple celebration set for Roxas City charter day

Roxas City -- A simple celebration is being prepared by the city government here for its 56th charter anniversary on May 12 this year.


Anything Under the Sun
Fatima strange coincidences (2)
Consumers Domain
Dubious party-list groups
Without the Whitecoat
Healing for doctors
Bridging the gap
General Luna Street in Iloilo City
The agony of May Wan and Rosemarie 2
Health @ Heart
From Snoring, to Avocado, to Yogurt 2


Keeping things and letting them go

/ Yehlen J. Camarista

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

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


Dr. Kristin Treñas

Dr. Kristin Treñas: On why a mother should be a friend

How easy it is to tell your most sensitive secrets to your friends. This is proof that you feel comfortable with and you trust this person. That is why nothing beats a mother whose relationship with her children is based on friendship.

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Engr. Ernalyn Villegas: On raising good and obedient kids

"I believe that motherhood is the most difficult job there is," according to Engr. Ernalyn Villegas of UGS Builders. "This is because you want your kids to become good persons and eventually become good parents," she added while smiling at her daughter Vanessa, 10, who joined the interview with The News Today.

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Craving for ice cream

Just imagine. Slice your fruit into small pieces and freeze. See how exciting each bite is when you eat it? Well, imagine mixing these with ice cream. Perfect!

Then, are you on a diet but you love ice cream? Are you health-conscious yet you crave for ice cream? Not a problem, really, after 'Crave', featuring Fruits in Ice Cream (FIC) opened at Smallville last May 4.

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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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