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PNP, AFP bare conflicting info on presence of armed men in Carles

Philippine National Police and the Philippine Army have conflicting information with regard to the reported presence of armed men in Barangay Punta Lanot, Carles, Iloilo.

AFP eyes 2 towns as source of NPA rebel fighters

Expect massive government-initiated public awareness forums in one Iloilo town and another in Capiz as intelligence reports tagged these as sources of communist terrorists New People's Army (NPA).

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Cops in Schools
A. Chris Fernandez
Policemen are deployed in the city's major schools to help secure schoolchildren with the opening of another school year.

Election ban blamed for late release of Guimaras rehab funds

Ten months after a massive oil spill struck Guimaras Island, less than a third of the government funds to rehabilitate the affected areas and communities have been released.

Presidential Assistant for Western Visayas Rafael Coscolluela, head of the regional Task Force Solar I Oil Spill, said the release of the bulk of the P863 million fund has been delayed because it was affected by the ban on public spending during the election period.


Army troops, RPA-ABB men clash in Negros

Elements of 11th Infantry (Lapu-Lapu) Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Philippine Army based in Brgy La Granja, La Carlota City, Negros Occidental encountered an armed group at about 1:30 p.m. yesterday, June 6, 2007, at Sitio Mantagpas, Brgy Balabag, La Carlota City.

SET-UP project generates P140M profit for SMEs

CEBU CITY -- Some P140 million income were generated by micro, small and medium scale enterprises after they have availed of the Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program (SET-UP) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

Manila-based contractor wants demolition contract

A Manila-based construction firm expressed intention to get the P900,000 demolition contract from the city government for the demolition of the old city hall building. The contract will be of a negotiated contract.

Treñas warns vs speeding at Pison Avenue

City Mayor Jerry Treñas warned all drivers who are speeding at the Pison Avenue in Mandurriao district that they will be arrested and meted penalties once they are caught by traffic enforcers deployed in the area.


Metro Iloilo-Guimaras gets solid boost from AusAID LGDP

Iloilo City "The next big thing"?

Capiz scholarship program benefits more students

Roxas City -- Thirteen academically outstanding students from low-income families in Capiz will enter college this schoolyear as the 5th batch of scholars under the Viable and Innovative College Scholarship Program (VIC) of the provincial government here.

DepEd reports smooth school opening in Aklan

Kalibo, Aklan -- Aklan's public elementary and national high schools had an orderly and smooth school opening here Monday.


Anything Under the Sun
Cross and crown of Arevalo
Consumers Domain
Glimmer of Hope
Without the Whitecoat
Patient-centered medical practice
Bridging the gap
Weaponry of the pre-colonial Bisayans
Ang Mga Bagong Bayani in MS Noordam (2)
Health @ Heart
Sex and Diabetes 2


Time to move on

/ Nelson C. Robles

Young Voice:
Peace be with you

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Rational Insanity:
Reinventing inventions

/ Bryan Mari Argos

By Order:
PRO 6's tribute to democracy

/ PCSupt. Wilfredo V. Dulay, Sr.

Emergence of the Neo-Nazi culture, children's behavior and hauntings of my past

/ By Ma. Zoe Razel Cadena-Pittracher


/ Kathy M. Villalon

Res Gestae:
In need of miracles!

/ Francisco B. Lindero, Jr.

Ilonggo hospitality and Fiesta in the City

/ Yehlen J. Camarista

Cerebral Combustion:
I am losing my Religion

/ Hacel D. Du-Chua


Heritage Month

Wine, hors d'oeuvres, fashion and culture

To cap its celebration of the Heritage Month, the Iloilo City Cultural Heritage Conservation Council held a gala at the Antillan House (Sanson Residence) last May 22. The gala featured the fashion designs of the Designers Guild of Iloilo, which comprises Angelette Borja Ragus, Bo Parcon, Don Protasio and Jaki Peñalosa. The creations were a fusion of modern and indigenous materials, with hablon again taking the frontseat.

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Guji Lorenzana introduces 'edgy pop'

Born in Long Beach and raised in the Bay Area, may are quick to assume that Guji Lorenzana, 25, is a typical 'Am Boy' from California complete with questionable Western values and attitudes. His choice of performing 'edgy pop' music doesn't help dispel that notion either. But truth be told, Guji comes from a very traditional and religious Filipino family. 'I served as an altar boy during Sunday mass till I was 18.' he said.

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Mentoring Young Steps

Jun Patrimonio Cortel admits that he looks awkward while dancing. It is for this reason that the dance troupes that he joined took him for granted. Of course, being discriminated upon is not a good thing. Thus, Cortel decided that dancers like him won't have to go through his experience. He was determined to hone other people's talents, starting with his two brothers, who happened to be good dancers.

----------------------------------------Modern Dance

Modern Dance came to rock the house!

Modern Dance is a tradition of theatrical dance unique to the 20th century. Modern dance flourished in areas that lacked strong ballet traditions, such as in the United States where ballet companies were imported from Europe. Although modern dance originated in Europe, by 1930 the United States had become the center for dance experimentation. Many early modern dances were miniatures--solos of highly compressed effect.


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