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Graftwatch prevents Tupas proclamation

Proclamation of reelected Governor Niel Tupas Sr. met a snag yesterday as the People's Graftwatch of Iloilo (PGI) filed a Motion For Suspension of Canvassing and/or Proclamation at the height of preparations at the Capitol yesterday afternoon.

Lodged by PGI lawyer Virgilio Sindico, the Motion primarily pushed the anti-graft body's argument relative to the two dismissal orders handed by the Office of the Ombudsman on the governor.

Provl board back to business

Members of the 8th Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) meet today for the 21st regular session marked by the presence (or absence) of two who were reelected for yet another term alongside those who lost their reelection bid.

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Original and Doronila
A. Chris Fernandez
Atty. Eugene Original, counsel for Governor Niel Tupas Sr., scrutinizes the Motion for Suspension of Proclamation filed by the People's Graftwatch of Iloilo against the reelected governor. Also in photo is Provincial Election Supervisor Atty. Elizabeth Doronila.

City offices brace for transfer to mall

City Mayor Jerry Treñas has ordered all the department heads of the city government to start preparing for their transfer to a mall in the next few days.

City offices will be temporarily housed at the third floor of Robinsons Place Iloilo while the existing City Hall will be demolished to give way for the construction of a new one.


PRO 6 needs 200 new cops

Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 is now preparing for the recruitment of 200 new policemen starting June 1, 2007.

TMEU identifies two problem areas in city

The Traffic Management and Engineering Unit (TMEU) has identified two problem areas in the city yet it seems that the said traffic body could not do anything about it.

P6.2M security service contract up for Capitol

Over P6.2 million in security services contract is up for signing at the Capitol following the approval of the Committee on Ordinances, Legal Matters and Inter-Government Relations.

No negotiated sale yet for airport site

The city is open to the idea of selling the old airport site in Mandurriao district by negotiated sale if the bidding for the old airport site fails the second time.


ICCHCC celebrates Heritage Month

The Iloilo City Cultural Heritage Conservation Council (ICCHCC) will hold a series of events today in celebration of the Heritage Month. This year's theme is 'Tradition of Bamboo.'

US envoy graces Manggahan Festival

United States Ambassador to the Philippines Christie Kenney graced the 14th Year Manggahan Festival in Guimaras that kicked off last May 16 and would end today.

Tour Cebu: The CBM ASEAN Tourism Congress slated June 14-15

Experience the local color. Explore the sights and sounds. Watch Cebu emerge as Asia's tourism hub.


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


Res Gestae:
In need of miracles!

/ Francisco B. Lindero, Jr.

Young Voice:
Stargazing in Boracay

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

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

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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