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Raps readied vs. RPA-ABB men in W. Visayas

Police and military officials in Western Visayas said they will file a formal complaint against the Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPA-ABB) before the peace pact monitoring committee for violations committed during the election period.

Army bares Reds' 'Oplan Sabotage' in 4 Iloilo towns

Army intelligence is now on the look-out for a group of communist cadres from the National Capital Region reportedly out on a mission to oversee execution of "Oplan Sabotage."

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Hospital Protest
A. Chris Fernandez
A streamer hanging in front of St. Paul Hospital of Iloilo says it all. Private hospitals in Iloilo City opted not to join the 'hospital holiday' proposed by the Private Hospital Association of the Philippines in protest of Republic Act 9439 otherwise known as Hospital Detention Law but they hung streamers in support of the cause. RA 9439 will make it unlawful for any hospital or medical clinic to detain patients who have fully or partially recovered or who have died for reasons of non-payment of hospital bills and medical expenses.

Comelec gives go signal to Tupas proclamation

Reelected Governor Niel D. Tupas Sr. will be proclaimed 2 p.m. today by the Provincial Board of Canvassers despite the petition filed by lawyer Virgilio Sindico of the People's Graftwatch of Iloilo (PGI) asking for the suspension of Tupas's proclamation.


Power interconnection suffers snag

Nothing is definite yet as regards the planned interconnection of the city's sole power distributor with the National Power Corporation (NPC).

City Hall demolition to be made under negotiated contract

For lack of interested bidders, the city government is bent on implementing the demolition of the City Hall building under a negotiated contract.

Treñas joins President's foreign trip

City Mayor Jerry Treñas joined the 13-man official delegation of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in New Zealand and Australia. The group left Sunday afternoon in the country. The President will have a four-day visit to New Zealand and Australia.

Treñas to Ganzon: Ceasefire!

City Mayor Jerry Treñas has asked his political ally Councilor Jeffrey Ganzon to stop hitting fellow Councilor Perla Zulueta to put an end to the simmering word war.

Cops ready for school opening

Police Regional Office (PRO 6) Director Chief Supt. Wilfredo Dulay Sr. ordered all chiefs of various police units in the region to implement "Oplan Balik Eskwela" in line with the forthcoming school opening.


Group explores Guimaras tourism potentials

Crystal clear waters, coral reefs, natural mangrove forests and unique rock formations are some of the attractions for 'restorative vacations,' an ecotourism package Green Forum Western Visayas is developing with fisherfolks near the Taklong Island National Marine Reserve (TINMAR).

Capiz livestock, poultry count bared

Roxas City -- About 264,000 heads of various livestocks have been recorded by the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS) -- Capiz in its livestock and poultry inventory as of January 1 this year.

DepEd ready for opening of classes

Department of Education (DepEd) Asst. Regional Director Dr. Elnora Barrios said the agency is prepared for the opening of classes and asked all stakeholders to cooperate.


Anything Under the Sun
Fatima strange coincidences (4)
Consumers Domain
Glimmer of Hope
Without the Whitecoat
Hospitals going on strike
Bridging the gap
Iznart Street, the 'hardware center' of Iloilo City
The Filipinos in MS Noordam
Health @ Heart
Sex and Diabetes


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



The passage of years

Artist Norman Posecion celebrated an intimate birthday with family and friends early this month. Upon arrival at his abode, guests were wowed by the Posecion residence that is mostly made of intricately carved mahogany and narra.

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A Moda Piña chic

Iloilo, a small town is known for weaving piña cloth. Now, other areas of Panay Island are already imbibing the expertise of crafting distinctive Ilonggo garments. Aklan, for instance, held Moda Pina -- a fashion show showcasing the utilization of piña cloth akin to the use of pineapple textile in making garments.

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The flavors of Hongkong Kitchen

Hongkong Kitchen, the restaurant that serves authentic Chinese cuisine and the popular Peking Duck, turned one year last May 10. Owner Eugene Chua hosted a luncheon for members of the press as a way of thanksgiving. At the luncheon, Hongkong Kitchen's fabulous gastronomic pleasures were served.

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Wagyu Beef now at Blue Jay's

There's a new gourmet hit in town and it's called Wagyu beef. Wagyu is a breed of cattle that naturally produces beef that is densely marbled, thus it has an exquisitely tender texture and incomparable, luxurious taste. In fact, Wagyu beef surpasses USDA marbling standards for prime-grade beef.


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