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June 22, 2007, Iloilo City, Philippines
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Arms cache recovered from farmer's house

Government troops pursuing a band of communist rebels suspected of bombing a cell site in Tubungan town in Iloilo recovered firearms believed to be left by the rebels in a house of a farmer on Wednesday.

Hda. Velez-Malaga land dispute far from over, says DAR official

The Task Force Mapalad farmers in Negros Occidental still face further threats from other farmer beneficiaries and landlord Roberto Cuenca despite the successful demarcation survey made by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Hacienda Velez-Malaga in Barangay Robles, La Castellana.

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Environmentalists believe that Concepcion's rich fishing ground is threatened by the proposed setting up of coal-fired power plant in Brgy. Nipa of the said town.

Granting of ECC to coal-fired power plant project in Concepcion slammed

Efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions suffer a setback with the granting of an ECC (Environmental Compliance Certificate) to the DM Consunji Inc. (DMCI) to put up a coal-fired power plant in Concepcion, Iloilo.

Environmental group Green Forum -- Western Visayas scored DENR for inconsistencies in addressing global warming.

'There is a climate crisis and we live in small islands that are most vulnerable to droughts, flashfloods, destruction of marine habitats and seawater rise. Why is DENR allowing this dirty coal plant that has not been endorsed by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Regional Development Council, nor the Department of Energy (DoE)?' Melvin Purzuelo, Coordinator of Green Forum said.


Malnutrition among Ilonggo pre-schoolers decline

The prevalence of malnutrition among pre-school children in Iloilo has decreased from 40.8 percent in 1998 to 14.85 percent in 2006.

CEO lifts suspension on MIWD's excavation works

Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) can now continue with their excavations and diggings relative to the water district's P207 million rehabilitation program.

Iloilo Provincial Board approves P350-M loan

The Iloilo Provincial Board has approved the request of the provincial government, represented by Gov. Niel D. Tupas Sr., to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB) for a P350 million loan to fund the proposed construction of a convention center and office building along Bonifacio Drive in this city.

3rd ID spearheads WV readiness for June 29 tree planting

Roxas City -- A coordination meeting was conducted at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) office in Capiz to finalize preparations of concerned government agencies for the upcoming simultaneous nationwide tree planting activity on June 29.


Business education tops 2007-2008 enrollment

Business Education courses still top rank among the tertiary courses in Western Visayas, getting 23 percent or 43,930 of the 191,000 college students who enrolled this Academic Year (AY) 2007-2008.

CARP accomplishments highlighted 19th anniversary celebration

The Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) accomplishments for Western Visayas have been highlighted during its 19th anniversary celebration here.

Capiz LGUs put up one-stop desks

Roxas City -- Most local government units (LGU) in Capiz are adopting a system to improve the delivery of basic services and cut bureaucratic red tape.

DSWD helps Hda. Malaga victims

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI is augmenting a total of P343,900 to the Local Government Unit of La Castellana in Negros Occidental intended for the victims of the Hacienda Velez-Malaga land dispute.


Anything Under the Sun
Cross and crown of Arevalo
Consumers Domain
Did we benefit from power privatization?
Without the Whitecoat
Fever: Always consult your doctor
Bridging the gap
The enduring Dainty Restaurant in Iloilo City
See, hear, speak 'evil' – for the GOOD of it!
Health @ Heart
Stress Test


Eye Opener:
Text messages promote wrong spelling

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Cerebral Combustion:
Forgiving the sins of my father

/ By Hacel D. Du-Chua

Young Voice:
How to be a Nationalist in 85 million easy ways

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

From The Inbox:
Pinoys in Dubai: The other side

/ Amme Greel

Enhancing Christian education

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

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

Gateway to progress

Unusual Channel:
What Iloilo needs

/ Ma. Renette B. Uy

Rational Insanity:
Hitting the road

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Time to move on

/ Nelson C. Robles


SM Foundation

SM Foundation shares blessings

True to its aim to help the less fortunate in the communities it serves, SM Foundation Inc. continues to touch the lives of our countrymen through its various projects. One of the mall-based projects of SMFI is the Share your Extras project wherein shoppers are encouraged to donate their "extras" such as clothes, food, furniture, household and other basic commodities that can be useful to families who need these.

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The contemporary Ilonggo jeepney

Pretend you don't see the word Iloilo City on the jeep. How will you know that this jeepney is Ilonggo? Stop and think... Well, 3 things: No. 1: The design of the jeepney's body. You don't see this in Manila. What they have there are heavily adorned Francisco and Sarao models.

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Martin Genodepa: Ilonggo stone sculptor

Meet Martin Genodepa, Ilonggo visual artist who specializes in coral stone sculpture. Not to worry, environmentalists. Martin, who lives in the southern coastal town of Guimbal, does not extract corals from under the sea. Martin acquires coral stone blocks that have hardened off the shorelines of Guimbal to San Joaquin to as far as Antique.

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The Promenade Refreshed!

The Promenade launched its new Ala Carte Menu and invited friends from The News Today for a sampling of these tasteful delights. One of The Promenade's specialty and bestseller is its choice of seafoods. For the avid seafood lover, Gratinated Seafood Sampler is a must.


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