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WV yields 223 assorted firearms during election period

Police Regional Office (PRO 6) regional director Chief Supt. Wilfredo Dulay Sr. yesterday presented to the media the 223 assorted firearms confiscated by his men all over the region relative to the implementation of election gun ban from January 14 to May 15, 2007.

Ilonggo power clans rule in the polls

Virtual sweep for the Garins in the First District. Total victory for the Syjucos in the Second District. Easy win for the Defensors in the Third District. Emerging control for the Birons in the Fourth District. And renewed domination for the Tupases in the Fifth District.

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Firearms and Ammunition Confiscated in Western Visayas
A. Chris Fernandez
Chief Supt. Wilfredo Dulay Sr. (center) presents the assorted firearms and ammunition confiscated in Western Visayas during the election period. Also in photo are Regional Directorial Staff chief S/Supt. Norlito Bautista, Deputy Regional Director for Administration S/Supt. Edwin Pleider, and Deputy Regional Director for Operations S/Supt. Reynaldo Rafal.

30 private colleges in WV to hike tuition

Parents and students will carry another heavy burden on their pocket as 30 colleges and universities in Western Visayas have applied for a tuition fee increase in this coming school year. Five of the applicant schools come from Iloilo City.

Records from the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) identified the five schools from Iloilo City as Central Philippine University, Iloilo Doctors College, Saint Paul Iloilo University, John B. Lacson Maritime University and Western Institute of Technology.


Iloilo City Election 2007 Partial Results

The Comelec tally of partial and official results as of 4:00 p.m. May 16, 2007

Canvassing of votes in Antique stalled

SAN JOSE, ANTIQUE--The canvassing of votes in the province of Antique was stalled after former assemblyman Arturo Pacificador asked the provincial board of canvassers to suspend the canvassing of votes for governor until disqualification cases filed against two gubernatorial candidates are resolved.

Estancia new mayor proclaimed but…

Estancia's hotly-contested mayoralty fight ended, or so it seems, with the proclamation yesterday afternoon of former police general, Restituto Mosqueda.

Armada concedes to Tupas in race for Capitol

A day into the counting, Vice Gov. Roberto Armada conceded to Gov. Niel Tupas in the race for the Capitol.

3 schools cease offering 'substandard' courses

Three educational institutions have voluntarily shut down the courses they are offering after they failed to comply with the standards set forth by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd). They were once offering four year courses and computer courses.

Top performing schools in board examination honored

The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) have recognized the top performing schools in the board examination in Western Visayas. The giving out of recognition is part of the 13th CHEd anniversary celebration.


AIDS candlelight memorial set may 21

The 24th annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial will be observed here Monday, May 21, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. at the Capitol Grounds, Iloilo City.

Greater Miracle Crusade at La Paz plaza

On May 25-29, Dr. James Horvath, Evangelist from Chicago, Illinois, USA and Evangelist Steve Strader of Florida, USA, and about 150 pastors all over Iloilo will lead the 5-day miracle crusade at the spacious La Paz plaza this city. Evangelist Horvath is an Apostle of God with gifts of healing. The crusade is for all people of all faiths.

Caluya mayor-elect accused of vote buying

SAN JOSE, ANTIQUE--Seven residents of Semirara Island in Antique have accused mayor-elect Reynante Lim of Caluya town of vote-buying.


Anything Under the Sun
Fatima strange coincidences (4)
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


Cerebral Combustion:
I am losing my Religion

/ Hacel D. Du-Chua

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



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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