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NPA rebels bomb Globe cell site in Tubungan

Suspected communist rebels bombed a cell site of Globe Telecom in Tubungan town in Iloilo near midnight on Sunday causing major damage to the facility.

4 Iloilo towns in danger as 'Oplan Sabotage' takes off

As feared and earlier uncovered by government intelligence reports, "Oplan Sabotage" of the communist terrorists New People's Army (NPA) did take off with a Globe Telecom cell site as its first casualty.

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Cell Site Bombed
Photo Courtesy of AFP's Civil Relations Service
Government troops inspect the damaged cell site of Globe Telecoms in Brgy. Ambarihon, Tubungan, Iloilo.

Drilon hits delay in bidding of old Iloilo airport site

Former Senate President Franklin Drilon yesterday deplored the delay in the bidding of the site of the old Iloilo airport accusing government agencies of "bungling" the privatization of the 54-hectare property.


Drilon explains absence in airport inauguration

Senator Franklin Drilon yesterday admitted that he intentionally did not attend the inauguration rites for the new Iloilo Airport last June 13 which had Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as guest.

Treñas stops MIWD diggings in city

City Mayor Jerry Treñas has ordered the City Engineer's Office (CEO) to stop issuing excavation permits to contractors of the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) following the latter's failure to restore the areas it has excavated.

SIH pilots bypass operation outside Manila

"He is doing well."

Raul Sr. denies hand in SP affairs

Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez Sr. denied accusations that he intervenes with the affairs of the Sangguniang Panlungsod.

League of Cities fails to stop referendum for prospective new cities

The 118-member League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) is not happy over the churning out of new cities, now that plebiscites for cityhood or converting towns into cities have pushed through in some parts of the country.


Aklan techvoc high school faces good prospects

Kalibo, Aklan -- A technical and vocational (techvoc) high school here in Aklan is facing good prospects this school year.

Bacolod city mayor vying to replace Treñas as LCP prexy

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio "Bing" Leonardia is one of the three contenders for the presidency of the League of the Cities in the Philippines (LCP).

Negros Occidental rice, corn production survey set

Negros Occidental -- The Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS) here will be conducting a Rice and Corn Production Survey on July 1 to 10, Provincial Agricultural Statistician Joely Cabarles, said.


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 beliefs in the unseen world
'United Nations' of MS Noordam (4)
Health @ Heart
Sex and Diabetes 3


Women and the art of flirting

/ Kathy M. Villalon

By Order:
Be on guard against criminals

/ PCSupt. Wilfredo V. Dulay, Sr.

Philippines from afar

/ By Zoe Cadena-Pittracher

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

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



LARGE 8: SM holds biggest exhibit on Photo-Abstraction

Someone once said, "Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give." This, in this essence, is the concept behind the exhibit which inspired SM Supermalls, 2GO - an Aboitiz company, Epson and the eight photographer-artists to give and share awareness and appreciation of photographic art around the country.

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Badiangan soars high Holds the 4th Pandayan Festival

People of Badiangan generally pursue traditional occupations, including small-scale commerce, and crafts such as textile work and one of the town's most popular industry---blacksmithing and metalworks. Varieties of artisans provided services to the growing agricultural population. Blacksmiths set up shops in some rural barangays, where they create and repair tools needed by farm families.


Kids learn how to draw, shape terracotta

Jenevive Degabe, Lly Mar Gadian, Harold John Agustar and Jeffrey Pineda, former street children and now residing in the PLDT-SMART Amazing GK Village in Arevalo, Iloilo City share a similar interest in art. They are among the 16 young residents who participated in the two-day Harnessing the Skills of Children Workshop held last May at the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) in La Paz, Iloilo City.

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Urban escape in the heart of the city

When in Iloilo City, soothe away your stress at the exclusive Wellness Club at Days Hotel Iloilo. The spa, which opened its doors last September 17, is designed to provide world-class spa services to residents and visitors to the popular destination city of Iloilo.


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