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Priest's self-confessed lover drops rape charge

Rape charges against a young Catholic priest has been ordered dismissed following the withdrawal of the cases by the complainant herself some three months after the public declaration of their purported affair.

Priest goes on spiritual leave

"As a priest, I forgive her and all others who made personal attacks and caused me shame and humiliation. And I will continue to pray for them all."

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Iloilo City Hall
A. Chris Fernandez
City employees start vacating their offices inside the Iloilo City Hall which is about to be demolished to give way for the construction of a new one. Preparations are also being made at the third level of Robinsons Place (inset) which will temporarily house the affected city government offices.

City's major infra projects lined up

Now that the election is over, reelected Mayor Jerry P. Treñas is buckling down to work with several major projects in line for the city.


Nursing course still top choice among studes

Nursing course is still a top choice among students in the region.

Ex-Sara mayor welcomes Tupas threat on House probe

Former Sara Mayor Neptali "Tali" Salcedo is undaunted over the reported Congressional probe that will look into the zero turn-out in a number of precincts for the governor's son, Fifth District Congressman-elect Niel Tupas Jr.

Jisons to donate lot for Gawad Kalinga project

Another family is going to donate lots for the Gawad Kalinga housing project in the city.

Dinagyang excites Aliwan and Pattaradday

"'Nay, bakit hindi nanalo ang Iloilo?", asked the child when the winners of the 3rd Pattaraday Festival were announced at the Bulwagan ng Santiago, Saturday, 5 May 2007, in Santiago City, Isabela.


DepEd addresses perennial school opening woes

San Jose, Antique -- The usual classroom, textbook and teacher shortages that accompany any school opening in the country is expected to be a thing of the past as the government included these perennial problem among its priority concerns this year.

40T metric tons palay yield expected despite El Niño

Roxas City -- About 39,668 metric tons of palay harvest in Capiz is projected by the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS) provincial office for the April to June period despite prolonged dry spell brought about by the El Niño phenomenon.

Pinoy MD scholars accepted in WV as of May 15

The Department of Health re-launched nationally the Pinoy MD Scholarship Program last September 25, 2007. There were 42 candidates from the Western Visayas coming from different provinces who applied for the scholarship program.


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


Election aftermath

/ Nelson C. Robles

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


Palisades Iloilo

Tranquil living at the Palisades Iloilo

The Palisades is an innovation in residential development through its landscaping features. The entire development is landscaped which includes not just its entrance, the rotundas, clubhouse areas but also the sidewalks, street corners, lamp posts and power posts. Different tropical plants, trees and shrubs are utilized to give the place a distinct look and ambiance, not only during the day but also at night because of the play between the lightings and the plants.

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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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