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May 29, 2007, Iloilo City, Philippines
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13 city schools raise tuition

With the ceiling on tuition increase lifted, at least 29 private schools in Western Visayas will increase their tuition when the school year opens next week.

Drilon urges PGMA to open new Iloilo airport now

Ilonggo Senator Franklin Drilon urged President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to order the immediate opening of the new Iloilo Airport of international standards in Cabatuan-Sta.Barbara area that was originally scheduled for inauguration last April 16 but was postponed due to various reasons.

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Nestor Burgos Jr.
Visiting tourists in Boracay Island check on the products displayed by around 100 small and medium producers from the Visayas during the 2nd One Town One Product (OTOP) Fair held May 23-27.

Money-matters take Zayco-Tan kids back to Court

Two of the surviving children of massacre victims, Filipino-Chinese businessman Francisco "Bobby" Tan and wife Cindy Zayco were back in Court yesterday for the ongoing hearing of the family's estate.


RPM-P, RPA-ABB in Panay intact, says official

An official of the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa-Pilipinas (RPM-P) and its armed wing Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade Boncayao Brigade (RPA-ABB) on Panay Island has denied that their members on the island had withdrawn their support of RPM-P chair Nilo de la Cruz.

Boracay regains title as one of world's top ten beaches

Boracay Island, Aklan -- The Boracay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Department of Tourism and the Aklan Provincial Government are optimistic that business will be good in this island resort after it regained its old title as one of the world's top ten beaches.

City offices now at Robinsons mall

Public transactions with the city government are temporarily affected with the transfer of different offices to Robinsons Place starting yesterday.

City allots P110M for education programs

Over P110 million is intended for several programs and projects of public elementary and high schools in the city this year. Portion of the budget came from the Special Education Fund (SEF) for 2007 and surplus of last year's fund from the Iloilo City School Board


Accessible, modern post harvest facilities up

Roxas City -- Capiceño farmers are assured of accessible and modern post harvest facilities, according to the National Food Authority.

Sale of Pag-ibig foreclosed housing units extended

The biggest sale of foreclosed housing units from Pag-IBIG and other government agencies and financial institutions has been extended until October 2007.

PRO 6 joins National Flag Day celebration

The 3 Ls -- "lagay, lakad at lusot" and 3 Ps -- "pasikat, pabongga at paporma" highlighted the message of Professor Ma Elfeda R Ecube, Guest of Honor and Speaker, at Camp Delgado during the nationwide kick off ceremony of "Kalayaan 2007" in connection with the National Flag Day celebrations starting yesterday (May 28) to June 30, 2007.


Anything Under the Sun
Cross and crown of Arevalo
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


Young Voice:
Picture takings

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


/ Kathy M. Villalon

Election aftermath

/ Nelson C. Robles

Res Gestae:
In need of miracles!

/ Francisco B. Lindero, Jr.

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

Zulueta, the 'King,' and Lowney

/ Engr. Herman Lagon


Mandy Salcedo Summer Collection

Sweet. Sheer. Surreal.

Mandy Salcedo introduced his summer collection recently in a fashion show entitled “Sweet, sheer and surreal,” which was hosted by Jay Garovillo and sponsored by Robinsons Place Iloilo, Pahinar Beauty Salon and Oriental Work.

----------------------------------------Visayas 6 Online Community

United Through the Web: Visayas 6 Online Community officially launched

THE Internet is indeed a very powerful tool in bringing people together. Like in the case of the members of the Visayas 6 Online Community. The Internet has brought closer people from Western Visayas who are now scattered around the globe through chatting, member support and social work.

---------------------------------------- Allied Arts

Kids showcase drawings at Allied Arts

Art is a skill that should be developed in children. After all, this is a human activity that springs from our psyche and history as humans. Through art, children's perception and thought are developed. Some kids made use of their summer vacation by learning how to draw and color at the Allied Arts, located at the 2nd Floor of the Robinsons Place Iloilo.


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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