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Gonzalez's P10,000 offer fails to deliver 12-0 vote for TU

The P10,000 offer by Justice Sec. Raul Gonzalez failed to deliver a 12-0 landslide win for the administration's Team Unity.

Comelec to winners: 'Congratulations'; to losers: 'Better luck next time'

Regional Director Renato Magbutay of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) expressed his delight on Monday's conduct of the elections in Western Visayas giving the electorates a 'thumbs up.'

Saying the voters did their obligation rather well from the voting process, to the counting and the canvassing, Director Magbutay in a The News Today (TNT) interview yesterday said he was all pleased with the turnout.

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Poll Watchers
A. Chris Fernandez
The City Board of Canvassers at work inside the tabulation center at the Social Hall of the City Schools Division. They are surrounded by the poll watchers from different political parties.

Comelec exec clarifies: No canvass suspension unless ordered by Comelec Central Office

Under no circumstance can a disqualification case prevent the canvassing of election returns. And under no circumstance can any member or official of the Board of Canvassers order the suspension in canvassing of election returns unless allowed by the Central Office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Such was yesterday's clarification made by Comelec Regional Director Renato Magbutay amidst the controversial canvassing in the province of Antique.


Iloilo City and Iloilo Province Election 2007 Partial Results

The Comelec tally of partial and official results (420 of 1,144 precincts) as of 3:20 p.m. May 17, 2007. Namfrel Quick Count results as of 2:30am May 18, 2007.

Archdiocese to hold Children's Congress on Media Education

The Jaro Archdiocesan Women's Desk and the Jaro Archdiocesan Commission on Family Life will hold a Children's Congress on Media Education on Sunday May 20, 2007. The congress is in relation to the 41st World Communication Day.

Grant of real property tax incentive to investors with P1B capital urged

The city's economic managers have recommended to Mayor Jerry Treñas the grant of tax incentive on the Real Property Tax (RPT) of prospective investors with capitalization of P1 billion or more.

Former city treasurer Manikan dies

Former City Treasurer Romeo Manikan died of a heart ailment at the age of 70. He was brought to Manila for treatment but passed away last May 16, 2007. His body now lies at the St. Therese Memorial Chapel in Molo. He will stay at the memorial chapel until May 23.

U.S. Embassy sponsors youth soccer clinics in Iloilo

The World Cup Soccer Sports Initiative is coming to the Philippines! This unique program brings American soccer professionals overseas to hold soccer clinics for both youth and coaches. The program, created by the U.S. Government in partnership with the U.S. Soccer Federation, emphasizes teamwork, respect, leadership and conflict resolution, and how these athletic qualities can translate into life skills and academic achievement.


10 new OWWA scholars named

Ten deserving children of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from Western Visayas are among the new batch of scholars of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

Capiz to join int'l AIDS candlelight memorial

Roxas City -- Capiceños will once again join the observance of the international AIDS candlelight memorial on May 20 to honor the memory of those lost to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and to demonstrate support for those living with the incurable disease.

Orientation on health programs for new officials mulled

While Election Returns are still being canvassed to officially determine the winners in the May 14 elections, the Department of Health (DOH VI) expressed readiness to conduct orientation on government's health program for the would be new local government officials.


Anything Under the Sun
Fatima strange coincidences (4)
Consumers Domain
Dubious party-list groups
Without the Whitecoat
RA 9439 is now a law
Bridging the gap
Calle Santo Rosario in Iloilo City
The agony continues (3)
Health @ Heart
Stomach Cancer


Ilonggo hospitality and Fiesta in the City

/ Yehlen J. Camarista

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

Zulueta, the 'King,' and Lowney

/ Engr. Herman Lagon

Rational Insanity:
Horror time

/ Bryan Mari Argos


Engr. Herman Lagon

Engr. Herman Lagon: Molding young writers

When he applied for work as a teacher in Ateneo de Iloilo, Engr. Herman Lagon sported a pigtail and wore a rugged get-up. Fortunately, the school administrator looked past the way he appeared and considered that this young man could contribute a lot in their thrust of molding students as better individuals.


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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