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Search for missing activists reaches cyberspace

The families of two abducted activists in Iloilo have brought their campaign to cyberspace 60 days after their abduction.

Relatives and colleagues of Leonilo 'Nilo' Arado and Ma. Luisa Posa-Dominado will mark the second month of their abduction today by formally launching a website and online petition site in the hope of pressuring those who have taken their kin to release them unharmed and for authorities to solve their abduction.

AFP uncovers terror plot in Iloilo

Government troopers scored big in a successful Army operation Saturday that led to the take-over of a communist lair in Calinog, Iloilo. Major recoveries were also made on documents seized that confirmed planned attacks of the communist group's Central Front Committee (CFC) here.

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A. Chris Fernandez
Exactly 109 years ago today the Philippine flag was raised in Kawit, Cavite marking the declaration of the country's Independence from the American and Spanish colonizers. Though today is a working day, Presidential Proclamation No. 1211 directs all local government units to commemorate Independence Day through simple yet meaningful activities.

DOST-6 eyes better projects, plans for Boracay

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) 6 was asked to come up with better project plans and programs in Boracay Island to meet the needs and demands of local and foreign tourists in terms of processed food products, furnitures and even environmental protection plans for the island.


Japanese traders want Trappist mango products

Processed food products of the Trappist Monastic Food Products in San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras have recently caught the interest of two Japanese traders.

DOST-6 receives praises from performance review team

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region VI got all praises from the performance review team that conducted performance review of three regional offices under the Visayas cluster for calendar year 2006 in Cebu recently.

Agrarian reform chief calls in Negros troops

Agrarian Reform Secretary Nasser Pangandaman last week condemned the killing of two land reform beneficiaries and the wounding of six other farmers in a sugar plantation in Negros Occidental province and asked police and military authorities to send more troops to the contested Hacienda Velez-Malaga.

WV still suffers from serious shortage of text books, teachers

Perennial problems on shortage of text books, teachers and leaking classrooms greeted students in both public elementary and secondary schools in the region during the opening of classes last week.


More gov't funding for call center skills training pushed

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) is pushing for increased government funding for skills training programs that will allow more high school graduates, college undergraduates as well as unemployed professionals to qualify for good-paying jobs in the booming call center industry.

Philippine Flag, symbol of Filipino democracy

The nation celebrates today the 109th Independence Day and various activities are lined up in all parts of the country to highlight the occasion like the holding of Civic-Military Parade.


Anything Under the Sun
Cross and crown of Arevalo
Consumers Domain
Did we benefit from power privatization?
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


Adoption and safety at the overpass

/ Kathy M. Villalon

Young Voice:
Enrolling with pink folders

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

From The Inbox:
Civilian cooperation

Never-ending conflict

Rational Insanity:
Hitting the road

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Time to move on

/ Nelson C. Robles


Mang Peryo

Only a dad

Father's Day falls on the third Sunday of June. The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909.

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Bridal Rites, an exemplar of grace

Wedding, the ceremony of marriage, is often carried on by ritual preparations and celebrated according to customs prescribed by the culture. Today's couples often look to the times of yore, in order to bring a matchless, special touch to their up- to -date wedding celebrations by illustrating wedding rituals and practices seen throughout the world.

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The search for new designers

The fashion industry is a dynamic one. As it evolves, there is a need for more designers whose creations are in tune with the times. Thus, Robinsons Place Iloilo is holding the Robinsons Design Lab, a project that gives budding designers a chance to shine.

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Sleeping Beauty Awakes

Annie Divinagracia Sartorio School of Performing Arts successfully showcased the talents of their students through the elegant recital entitled "Sleeping Beauty Awakes" last May 18, 2007 at the San Jose College Auditorium.


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