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Drivers defer plan to ask for P1 fare hike

Iloilo City Alliance of Drivers Association (Icada) has deferred its plan to ask for a one peso increase in fare rates of public utility jeepneys (PUJs).

IOPC exec laments solon's allegation that politics tainted payment of oil spill claims

The head of the inter-governmental organization which provides compensation to oil spill victims has lamented allegations that their organization allowed itself to be used by politicians during the election period in the payment of claims for victims of the oil spill.

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Mobile Sidewalk Vendors
A. Chris Fernandez
Mobile sidewalk vendors line up a portion of Valeria Street selling various foodstuffs to passersby.

Objection up as Tan bros seek to nullify arrest warrant

Members of the prosecution panel in the celebrated massacre of Filipino-Chinese businessman Francisco "Bobby" Tan, wife Cindy Zayco and six-year old daughter Katherine are out to pose an objection on the latest legal development involving the principal suspects.

Following the issuance of an arrest warrant on brothers Archie and Jan Michael Tan, sons of Bobby from a former girlfriend, the duo through counsel moved to nullify said arrest orders before the Court of Appeals (CA).


SP passes ordinance promoting, protecting animal welfare

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) recently approved the provincial ordinance that protects and promotes animal welfare in the Province of Iloilo.

City government approves P29M for employees compensation

The City Council has allotted some P29 million for the salary increase, hazard pay, and the release of the Collective Negotiations Agreement (CNA) for the regular employees of the city government.

P4 M fund to boost Guimaras and Iloilo mangrove rehab

Rehabilitation of oil spill-affected mangrove areas in Guimaras and Iloilo will be given another boost with the turning over of P4 million by Mirant Philippines to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.


Negros bamboo furniture-maker wins DOST award

CEBU CITY -- A bamboo furniture exporter from Talisay City, Negros Occidental, whose clients include some famous Hollywood celebrities, is one of the three awardees in the Department of Science and Technology Cluster SET-UP project this year.

Capiz gets 48T tree seedlings

Roxas City -- About 48,000 seedlings have been accounted by the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Capiz from its various nursery sites in the province.

DOH reports 508 dengue cases in WV

The Department of Health (DOH)regional office has urged the cooperation of the communities to destroy the breeding places of mosquitoes to prevent the further increase the number of dengue cases in the region.

PPA revokes BREDCO's permit to operate Bacolod City Port

BACOLOD CITY -- The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has revoked the license of the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corporation (BREDCO) to operate the Bacolod City Port for charging exorbitant fees.


Anything Under the Sun
Cross and crown of Arevalo
Consumers Domain
Glimmer of Hope
Without the Whitecoat
Practicing within one's specialty
Bridging the gap
Bisayan wedding culture
A slice of Alaska and Canada (3)
Health @ Heart
Sex and Diabetes 3


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


Modern Dance

FETE, Be unique on your wedding day

Planning your dream wedding can be very thrilling but frazzling. Just thinking about the tough task ahead as every little feature is just as valuable as hearing your partner say, "I do." Now, there is no need to worry because everything you need to know for your own Big Day is here!

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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.

----------------------------------------Jun Patrimonio Cortel

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.


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