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Army warns public on NPA recruitment, brainwashing of minors

The Philippine Army has now refocused its efforts in the barangays following reports of massive recruitment of minors here by the communist terrorists New People's Army (NPA).

It's 6-5-1 in favor of TU in Iloilo province

Unlike in the city, voters in the province's 42 towns and one component city placed six senatorial bets from the administration's Team Unity (TU) in the top twelve.

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Boys Diving
A. Chris Fernandez
Boys dive from a pumpboat docked at the Ortiz wharf.

US envoy lauds high voter turnout in polls

BAROTAC NUEVO, ILOILO--Even as reports of fraud continue to mar the May 14 elections, United States Ambassador Kristie Kenney lauded the high voter turnout in the elections and the number of poll watch volunteers.

Kenney who was among the foreign observers who monitored the synchronized elections last week said the 80 percent voter turnout was "exhilarating."


Release of honoraria for BEIs now on process

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is now processing the release of P11,325,600 honorarium for the 3,432 teachers in the city who served as members of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) in the last May 14 synchronized national and local elections.

Various groups to hold tree planting in Maasin watershed

As part of the city government's contribution in order to rehabilitate and preserve the Maasin watershed, some 5,000 seedlings of fruit bearing trees will be planted in this Friday's tree planting dubbed as "Avoid water shortage, Support Maasin Watershed."

CPU hosts 50th CBYFP nat'l assembly

Hundreds of young people from approximately 746 local Baptist churches all over the Philippines, divided into 12 Kasapulanan (church associations), gather as one fellowship at the University Church, Central Philippine University, Jaro, Iloilo City beginning yesterday to celebrate its 50th assembly from May 22 to 26, 2007.

DSWD-6 to release P18M for supplemental feeding

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI is releasing P18 million for the implementation of Supplemental Feeding project in Western Visayas this week.

Aspiring gov't execs beat deadline for qualifying test

Bacolod City -- More than 100 government employees from this province recently beat the deadline to take written Civil Service Commission (CSC) Career Executive office Examination slated June 10.


Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan launched in Bacolod City

Bacolod City -- About one hundred (100) farmers from various areas in Negros Occidental were tapped to undergo a weekly hands-on training in organic farming from May to August 2007, under the Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan Project.

Capiz remains 'green'

Roxas City -- More than 4,000 hectares of reforestation projects provincewide are being maintained by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' (DENR) Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) to save forest areas and maintain ecological balance of the environment.

Two agrometeorology stations to be installed in Antique

San Jose, Antique -- Two Agrometeorology (AgroMet) stations would be installed in the province by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).


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


Fiesta in the City

Fiesta in the City showcases Oton's pride

The municipality of Oton was the highlight of the opening of the Fiesta in the City at SM City Iloilo last Monday. The program started with a presentation of Tribu Nakatundan of Oton's Katagman Festival, followed by speeches from several public officials.

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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.


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