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June 25, 2007, Iloilo City, Philippines
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Incoming SP members invited to 2 oathtaking rites

Senate President Manny Villar, Iloilo's number one choice for senator in last month's polls is in town today. The Senate President took time out from his full schedule in Manila to administer the oath of office of Vice Governor-elect Rolex Suplico and incoming provincial board members of the 9th Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP).

Comelec forms new board to proclaim winning candidates in Antique

For the second time the Commission on Elections (Comelec) formed a new provincial board of canvassers that will proclaim the winning candidates in the province of Antique.

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Wrecked Fishing Boat
A. Chris Fernandez
This wrecked fishing boat left rotten at Muelle Loney wharf proved useful to these individuals who took almost everything -- from woods to nail -- that they can use of.

LCP moves to block holding of plebiscites for additional cities

The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) has lamented the creation of new cities that do not meet the income requirement of cityhood and has asked the Supreme Court to stop the holding of plebiscites that would convert more towns into new cities.

In an Urgent Motion for Issuance of Writs of Preliminary Injunction and/or a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) filed on June 5, the 118-member LCP asked the High Court to bar the mayors and treasurers of 12 municipalities from implementing provisions of cityhood laws including the holding of plebiscites to ratify the towns' cityhood.


Comelec told: Resolve political impasse in Antique, 5 other provinces

The League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) has called on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to fast-track the proclamation of winners in the gubernatorial race in Antique and five other provinces to prevent a 'vacuum in leadership' which may lead to 'chaos'.

Badiangan receives P5M hunger mitigation projects from DA

Some P5 million worth of projects were released by Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Arthur Yap to the municipality of Badiangan. The projects are part of the government's hunger mitigation program. The hunger mitigation program is in line with President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's '8 by '08' agenda of social payback to the people arising from the economic turnaround.

Local poultry, swine raisers urged to expand market

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Arthur Yap said Ilonggos should take advantage of the opportunity to provide different areas in the city and same time export poultry and hog products as the country remains free from bird flu and foot-and-mouth disease. As such, the department wants to expand the operation of the abattoir in the town of Leganes and Iloilo City.

Tigbauan top SB member seeks cops' help in domestic dispute

Authorities in the Tigbauan Police Office responded to a call for help in what turned out to be a domestic dispute involving the town's number one elected councilor.


Experts urge parents to limit TV viewing of young children

'Do not make television as a substitute caregiver. Do not leave young children watching television because this is one main cause of addiction to video games.'

Capiz registers 407 new SME investors so far

Roxas City --- A total investment of P86,123,778 has been recorded by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Capiz from at least 407 new Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) businesses as of May 30 this year.

July declared as national disaster consciousness month

The month of July is observed as the National Disaster Consciousness Month, and efforts of concerned agencies toward the security and welfare of the people nationwide are solidified through Presidential Executive Order No. 137.


Anything Under the Sun
Cross and crown of Arevalo
Consumers Domain
A stew of social injustices
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


From The Inbox:
Pinays in Dubai: How much?

/ Amme Greel

Rational Insanity:
Naming characters

/ Bryan Mari Argos

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

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

Time to move on

/ Nelson C. Robles



Casitas: Good food and ambiance in little houses

After a hard day's work, it's great to go home, to kick off those tight shoes and just laze around to get yourself into that relaxed mood. Well, there's a restobar that was made exactly for this purpose. It's called 'Casitas,' located at E. Jaime Street, Jaro.

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Barotac Viejo Sails on Holds 3rd Open Baroto sa Lutac race

Iloilo has become an increasingly popular destination for sea races as Ilonggos continue to celebrate tourism events of small sailing vessels that have been growing tremendously during recent years.

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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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