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Graftwatch urges politicians to fulfill promises to the people

Here is a friendly reminder to newly-elected and reelected officials of the Province and City of Iloilo - "Remember your promises to the people.

ICVB defends taxi 'gratuity' imposition

Until and unless tipping is declared illegal and tippers outlawed in the country, for the Iloilo Convention and Visitors Bureau (ICVB), the P80 gratuity for taxi drivers of Light of Glory stays. And it stays too, until and unless government agencies concerned in the operation of the new Iloilo Airport in Sta. Barbara-Cabatuan get their acts together and resolve the issue as raised by the taxi operators.

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EBJ Freedom Park
A. Chris Fernandez
Young students look at the image of Antiqueño folk hero Evelio B. Javier etched on a marker inside the public plaza of San Jose de Buenavista which is named after the slain Antique governor. Today, Comelec is set to proclaim the winning candidates in the province of Antique who remain unproclaimed for more than a month now.

Will the winning candidates in Antique be finally proclaimed today?

A special board of canvassers (SPBOC) appointed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to proclaim this Friday the winning candidates in Antique province led by Gov. Salvacion Zaldivar-Perez.

The SPBOC chaired by lawyer Daisy Real, Acting Director III of the Comelec's Planning Department, will convene at the old provincial capitol in the capital town of San Jose in Antique to finish the canvassing of votes and proclaim Perez and 11 other officials of the province.


Solar power for far-flung areas gets boost

Solar Electric Company Inc. (Solarco) and microfinance firm Taytay sa Kauswagan Inc. (TSKI) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the strengthening of solar electric systems in far flung areas of the country which are not reached by commercial power providers.

MIWD privatization plan needs careful study, says councilor

Sangguniang Panlungsod has temporarily deferred action on the request of Mayor Jerry Treñas to pass a resolution in support of the privatization of the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD).

DOH 6 appeal for potential liver donors

The Department of Health, Center for Health Development-Western Visayas is appealing to the kind hearted public to help a one-year-old girl who is suffering from liver disease.

City renews drive to reforest Maasin watershed

The Iloilo City government has launched a campaign to help rehabilitate the Maasin watershed, the main water source of the province and city of Iloilo.


Capiz, 2 other areas pilot UNICEF anti-bird flu project

Community folks are being tapped to help in the awareness campaign on bird flu.

Gideons National Convention in Iloilo City Feb. 7-10, 2008

The 31st National Convention of Gideons International Philippines will be held in Iloilo City on February 7-10, 2008 at the Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center.

Dinagyang captivates Minnesota

With blistered feet, dancers of the ECD Dance Company continue to delight audiences in several performances in Minnesota, Saturday, June 23, 2007, on the last leg of the cultural promotion of Dinagyang which brought the Iloilo City contingent to a series of shows in the United States.


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
Slavery as practiced by the ancient Bisayans
Democracy into the mud?
Health @ Heart
Human Bar Code


Res Gestae:
PNP's recruitment, avenue for change

/ By Francisco B. Lindero, Jr.

Young Voice:
Schoolbag with rollers

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

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

By Order:
Be on guard against criminals

/ PCSupt. Wilfredo V. Dulay, Sr.

Philippines from afar

/ By Zoe Cadena-Pittracher


Royal Academy of Dance

The Royal Academy of Dance presents Festival of Dances 2007

The Royal Academy of Dance (London) Registered Teachers Association of the Philippines(RADRTAP) celebrated its 40th anniversary last April 1, 2007 with a Festival of Dances 2007 at the Assumption College, San Lorenzo Village, Makati City.


Flip-flops and High Fashion

Great fashion could be anything as they say, but one thing that really got the nod of the trendy, the unpredictable and the young spirited fashionistas these last many seasons is the Brazilian flip-flops famously known as HAVAIANAS.

----------------------------------------Wynona Gella

Taking That Shot

Fourteen-year-old Wynona Gella is not your ordinary teenager. This sophomore student of Colegio de las Hijas de Jesus loves to play golf and has won in numerous junior golf tournaments in the country. Know more about her passion for the game in this interview.


SIH now a blood station of Iloilo Red Cross

Patients of Saviour International Hospital now have easy access to blood after it became a blood station last June 12, 2007. On that day, the SIH management and the Philippine National Red Cross Iloilo Chapter inked a memorandum of agreement.


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