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Voting under control, counting critical, Comelec, Army say

Western Visayas was lucky enough to have a "generally peaceful" conduct of election yesterday while deadly violence sparked in other parts of the country.

Albeit marked with isolated incidents of reported harassments, scattered arrests of suspected vote-buyers, electioneering even at the voting precincts, blatant violation of the gun ban, for Comelec Assistant Regional Director Tomas Valera everything was "under control."

Voters missing on the list hound City Comelec

A number of voters were not able to vote yesterday after they failed to find their names in the Comelec's master list of registered voters.

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A. Chris Fernandez
A Board of Canvassers personnel prepares the tally board to be used in the counting of votes coming from the city's various polling precincts.

Election-day sidelights

Sunday and yesterday marked the end for political jingles of candidates and "blocktime" programs or paid-airtime of those who had the resources to pay political rates of three radio networks, Bombo Radyo, Aksyon Radyo and RMN 774 here.


Radio reporter mobbed in Calinog

A reporter of Aksyon Radyo Iloilo was mobbed by supporters of a mayoralty candidate in Calinog, Iloilo yesterday.

Comelec monitoring Gonzalez's offer to village dads

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is keeping an eye on the offer of Justice Sec. Raul Gonzalez Sr. to any barangay head who can deliver a 12-0 victory for Team Unity senatorial candidates.

3 foreign poll observers here in Iloilo

Three of the 219 international observers from 12 countries and seven foreign groups who were accredited by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to observe on the country's electoral process are here in the city. They will make an observation report on the conduct of the election.

Comelec ofcl urges posting of second copy of ERs

To erase doubts regarding switching of election results, the Comelec has ordered all the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) to post the second copy of the election returns in the city's 1,144 clustered precincts, 48 hours after the votation has concluded.

3 radio stations ordered to submit Syjuco's 'blocktime' contracts

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is going to look into the spending of reelectionist Rep. Judy Syjuco for her blocktime radio programs.


2 mayoralty bet supporters in Antique killed

SAN JOSE, ANTIQUE--Two supporters of a mayoral candidate were killed and another wounded in a shootout in Libertad town in Antique last Friday, according to a belated report of the Commission on Elections.

Election-related incidents in Western Visayas

Moises Padilla, Negros Occ. (11:30 pm, May 13, 2007) - Son of opposition mayoralty candidate Frank Nazareno, Joco Nazareno y Nigaray, together with five other supporters while on board a dark green Nissan Frontier pick up with plate number FEX 686 was ambushed by the alleged supporters of the administration mayoralty candidate Ella Celectina Garcia Yulo which resulted to the damage of the windshield and other parts of the vehicle caused by gunshots from unknown caliber of firearms.


Anything Under the Sun
Fatima strange coincidences (3)
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


Young Voice:
The lessons of donuts

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Being single

/ Kathy M. Villalon

Reflections beyond the election

/ Ted Aldwin Ong

Strengthening words

/ Joylin T. Bravo

Keeping things and letting them go

/ Yehlen J. Camarista

Zulueta, the 'King,' and Lowney

/ Engr. Herman Lagon

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



On having an autistic child
A Parent offers a message of Hope

Markee Pampolina was three years old when his parents, Augusto and Mary Elaine, noticed that he was different from other children. "He was non-verbal, had his own odd play, snobbish towards other children, no eye contact, no sense of danger, irritated by motor sounds, fond of TV commercials, into hand clapping and he tiptoes," according to Augusto. "All the while, we thought he was just a late bloomer."

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Dance concert for kids with cancer slated May 25, 26

The Sol Fernandez School of Dance, one of the leading ballet and jazz schools in Iloilo, will stage a dance concert for children diagnosed with cancer on May 25 and 26. The shows will be held at the CAP Auditorium with matinee and gala shows at 3 pm and 7 pm respectively.

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On fashion trends and turning a year wiser

For two ladies coming from Bacolod City, it started out as a small business of making clothes and peddling them in the city streets for three years.

Michelle Uy and Cindy Go realized that they can duplicate their success here in Iloilo, thus the opening of the Tee Box boutique at Robinsons Place Iloilo last April 30.

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Igbaras celebrates the Tangyan Festival

The growth of human civilization is intimately associated to rivers. The earliest known civilizations arose in the great river valleys of southwest Asia, northwest India, and northern China. The "cradle of civilization," Mesopotamia is named after a Greek word meaning "between the rivers." The Indus River Valley became an instrument in the rise of an advanced Bronze Age culture that lasted for 1,000 years. The first Chinese civilization to develop a comprehensive writing system and left a written record is the Shang Dynasty that was centered in the Yellow River Valley.


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