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Memory of those lost to AIDS honored today

Ilonggo advocates for the prevention and control of Human Immunodeficiency Virus -- Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV-AIDS) celebrate today the 24th Annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial.

Commission to start checking boarding houses

With a few weeks left before the start of school year 2007-2008, the Iloilo Boarding House Commission (IBHC) will start inspecting boarding houses to ensure that they meet the standards set by the city government.

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A. Chris Fernandez
Iloilo City's winning candidates proclaimed last Friday by the City Board of Canvassers at the Social Hall of the Iloilo Schools Division, from left, Councilor Erwin Plagata, Councilor Jose Espinosa III, Councilor Lyndon Acap, Councilor Eduardo Peņaredondo, Councilor Arman Parcon, Councilor Jeffrey Ganzon, Rep. Raul Gonzalez Jr., Mayor Jerry Treņas, Vice Mayor Jed Mabilog, Councilor Julienne Baronda, Councilor Eldrid Antiquera, Councilor Ely Estante, Councilor Antonio Pesina, and Councilor Lex Tupas. Not in photo is Councilor Perla Zulueta.

Mourners gatecrash wedding of Fil-am groom, Ilongga bride

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

Once again, Shakespeare was proven right when a jilted lover scored big in causing a major disturbance and scandal in Saturday's wedding of a reported ex-boyfriend.


Iloilo City Election 2007 Results

The official and final Comelec tally for Iloilo City and partial and unofficial results from Namfrel Quick Count.

A man's fight against HIV-AIDS stigma and misinformation

In 1998, Don would panic every time he would see a reporter or cameras.

Army blames Reds' media bureau for 'Mercury Rising' fuss

The Philippine Army slammed anew the hierarchy of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and local front organizations for causing what the Army termed was "exploitation" of the communist group on the low turnout of votes in Monday's polls.

Lagdameo urges parents to limit TV viewing of kids

Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo yesterday called on parents to choose suitable television programs for their children to watch as it greatly influence their emotional and academic development. The children are susceptible to the images they see on the television screen.

Cops told to review S.O.P. on arrests

Police Regional Office (PRO 6) regional director Chief Supt. Wilfredo Dulay Sr. urged all unit commanders to let their men review the standard operating procedure (SOP) on effecting arrest to ensure that their case will stand in court.

CUI gives ideas for city blog

The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) is implementing a program called the Urban Partnerships Program (UPP), which maintains the 'Ideas for the City Blog'.

Alternative livelihood for Guimarasnons gain ground

Some nine months after the ill-fated Solar 1 oil spill incident, Guimaras residents greatly affected by the disaster are back on their feet again. This time, with renewed enthusiasm as they avail of the P3-million alternative livelihood program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Petron Foundation.


Legal battle heightens in Antique

Occupants in key positions of the Provincial Government of Antique remains a mystery, officially that is, as protests hounded the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here.

All but one winning candidates proclaimed

The provincial canvassing board of Antique has failed to proclaim all but one of the winning candidates in the province because of continued pre-proclamation protests.

'Brigada Eskwela' starts today

This year's National Schools Maintenance Week of the Department of Education (DepEd) popularly known as "Brigada Eskwela" will be conducted from May 21 to May 26, 2007 in public schools nationwide.


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


Rational Insanity:
Ironic trash

/ Bryan Mari Argos

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


Hanas Kinaadman

Hanas Kinaadman: A summer arts workshop at INHS

Students from different elementary and secondary schools showcased their talents in the arts during the culmination of the Iloilo National High School Special Program for the Arts' summer arts workshop for 2007.

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Ilonggo cuisine at the Mandarin

Ilonggo cuisine made waves at the Captain's Bar of Mandarin Oriental Hotel last May 7 to 11, thanks to our very own Pauline Gorriceta Banusing. Banusing is the owner of the famous Al Dente, Citrus, Villa Regatta, Regatta Grill and Maki here in Iloilo. She and her husband Gus also established an Al Dente branch and a restaurant called Freska in Manila.

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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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