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Country's 'most beautiful' airport begins operations

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Sec. Leandro Mendoza of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DoTC) inaugurated the New Iloilo Airport (NIA) yesterday.

PGMA extends hand of conciliation to political enemies

Apparently extending a hand of conciliation to her political enemies, the President yesterday thanked former Senate President Franklin Drilon and Iloilo Gov. Niel Tupas Sr. for the construction of the new Iloilo international airport and for the country's recent economic gains.

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President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo unveils
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President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo unveils the marker of the new Iloilo Airport during its inauguration ceremonies yesterday. Also in photo are (from left) Japanese Amb. Ryuichiro Yamazaki, Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas Sr., and Rep. Arthur Defensor.

PGMA releases P50 M for Guimaras rehab

JORDAN, Guimaras -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo announced here yesterday the allocation of P50 million for the ongoing rehabilitation of Guimaras which was affected by the MT Solar I oil spill last year.

The President made the announcement during the inauguration of the P7-million Petron Library Hub intended to support the educational upliftment and comprehensive human development of school children in this island province.


PGMA turns over of P12-million worth of projects in Guimaras

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo visited Guimaras Wednesday to turn over projects expected to spur the development of the province and hasten its recovery after the 2006 Solar I oil spill incident.

Suspects in Peña ambush arrested

Combined operatives of the police Regional Mobile Group (RMG) and military counterparts now have in custody two suspects who ambushed Mayor-elect Magdaleno Peña of Pulupandan, Negros Occidental and his bodyguards. One is believed to be the team leader in what stands as the most daring ambush in Western Visayas.

Cops undergo physical fitness test

"Men in blue" wear white as they subject themselves under the rigors of physical exercises in the regular fitness test conducted by the Human Resource Doctrine and Development (HRDD) of Police Regional Office (PRO) 6.

New airport to boost tourism industry -- DOT

The Wednesday inauguration of the New Iloilo Airport by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo opens new business opportunities for the local tourism stakeholders here, Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Dir. Edwin Trompeta said.


First climate school to open in Iloilo

Iloilo will hold the rare distinction of being the first province in the Philippines to conduct classes for farmers in the management of climate for higher production of crops.

Comelec execs all set to reconvene, recanvass Antique poll returns

Top executives of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Western Visayas are all set to reconvene tomorrow as new Provincial Board of Canvassers (PBOC) in the Province of Antique.

Award-winning journalists to train city hall, MIGEDC press

Two award-winning journalists lead a list of resource persons in the three-day Business and Interpretive Reporting Workshop organized for members of the Iloilo City Hall Press Corps and information officers of local government units under the Metro Iloilo-Guimaras Economic Development Council (MIGEDC).


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


Eye Opener:
The passing of a Godly woman

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Cerebral Combustion:
The art of following in the name of religion

/ By Hacel D. Du-Chua

Gateway to progress

Unusual Channel:
What Iloilo needs

/ Ma. Renette B. Uy

Adoption and safety at the overpass

/ Kathy M. Villalon

Young Voice:
Enrolling with pink folders

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

From The Inbox:
Civilian cooperation

Rational Insanity:
Hitting the road

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Time to move on

/ Nelson C. Robles


My father and I

My father and I

Father's Day is fast approaching. Have you already packed a gift for your father? Anyway, I just want to remind you to remember and greet your father when the day arrives. I also want to thank my father for everything that he does for me my entire life. He is really a big part of my life. I'm thankful that he's my side everyday of my life.

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Save Our Souls: SOS children learn to appreciate visual arts

Last May 31, 2007 , kids from the Save Our Souls Children Village have been given a privilege to learn how to paint which was sponsored by the Iloilo Rotary Club. The learning workshop was held at the Museo de Iloilo from May 31 until June 2, 2007. They were accompanied by their village educator Roquita Batogon and their instructor was Norman Posecion, one of the professional artists of Museo de Iloilo.


When Nigel went to town

World class top fashion photographer and very good-looking TV celebrity, Nigel Barker of the AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL fame came to visit Cosmo Manila recently for some series of pep talks about fashion photography for Ayala Malls and to celebrate the marvelous photo shoot he did for Philippine Tatler. The charming lens man shot the beautiful cover and photo spread of Tatler's April issue with our very own Anna Bayle, Asia's and the Philippine's first Supermodel.

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Photographic Society of Iloilo documents the new Iloilo Airport

Say it through pictures. The Photographic Society of Iloilo documented the different facilities of the new Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan, which is set to open today, June 13.


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