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June 26, 2007, Iloilo City, Philippines
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Iloilo political rivals shake hands, share seats in rare occasion

Noted political rivals in the province of Iloilo gathered in one venue yesterday, again proving the age-old cliché, "in politics nothing is impossible."

The gathering was the oath taking of Vice Govenor-elect Rolex Suplico and the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Iloilo administered by Senate President Manuel Villar.

Suplico dares solon to identify 'CA extortionists'

Outgoing Iloilo Representative and Vice Governor-elect Rolex Suplico yesterday challenged outgoing Rep. Herminio Teves to identify the congressmen he accused of extorting money to clear the appointment of appointive officials.

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Tupas and Suplico
A. Chris Fernandez
Vice Governor-elect Rolex Suplico and re-elected Governor Niel Tupas, Sr. gamely pose for the cameras

Villar backs plan for Senate to probe extrajudicial killings

Senate President Manuel Villar yesterday said he will support the plan of Senator-elect Antonio Trillanes IV to conduct an investigation on the killing of activists and the alleged involvement of members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.


Dengue downs 5 in Iloilo City

The Iloilo City Health Office (CHO) here has confirmed the deaths of five children due to dengue.

Miagao is cleanest and greenest municipality

The Municipality of Miagao has been adjudged 1st place for the cleanest and greenest Municipality in Category "A" during the 2006 Project Cleaning and Greening evaluation of the province of Iloilo.

Fisherfolk 'director' bats for strong fisheries mgt council

Fisherfolk Mr. Alfredo Tacaisan of the province of Guimaras, who served as fisherfolk Director at the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources 6 (BFAR) for more or less a month, said that his sector is batting for strong and effective Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (FARMC).

Committee chairmanships for new City Council still on the talks

The new set of Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) members will already assume their post on July 1st , but they have not yet finalized their committee chairmanships. These after the city councilors belonging to the majority group have yet to finally decide on who will handle the different committees.

Raul Jr. tops the list of elected official with highest election expenses

If the declarations made by politicians before the City Commission on Elections (City Comelec) reflect their true election expenses, reports on massive vote-buying could not have happened as the highest election expenses recorded was only P470,556. Said amount was incurred by re-elected congressman Raul Gonzalez Jr.


CARP benefits 227-T farmers in WV

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has distributed 359,534 hectares of land in the entire Western Visayas under its Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). It benefited 227,584 farmer beneficiaries.

GSIS extends deadline of E-card plus enrollment

San Jose, Antique -- The GSIS Satellite office has extended the deadline for E-card plus enrollment from June 15 to June 29, 2007, said Estelita I. Maza, chief of GSIS here.

Rise in Aklan dengue cases in Q1 noted

Kalibo, Aklan -- Aklan had more dengue cases in the first quarter of 2007 compared with the same period last year, according to Dr. Maria Magpusao, Chief of the Technical Services Division of the Provincial Health Office here.

Youth training program to Japan now open

The Regional Development Council 6 announces that the Philippine Management Committee ((PMC) of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is now accepting applicants for the 2007 Training Program for Young Leaders (TPYL), formerly known as "The Youth Invitation Program."


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


Road spirituality

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Rubber talk

/ Kathy M. Villalon

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

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


Zonta Club

Women uplifting women's lives

For the past 16 years since being chartered in April 1991, the Zonta Club of Iloilo City II, Inc. has been active in the campaign to improve women’s legal rights, her health, education and economic status, and to prevent violence on women and children. In order to do these, the club follows two major strategies: Service and Advocacy.


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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