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P100T peace offering bared

A peace offering of P100,000 was made to complaining barangay captains of Iloilo City in exchange for the withdrawal of a graft case against top national officials of the Liga ng mga Barangay.

Reds target 'white area'

Fame and fortune found a new fan in the communist hierarchy with government intelligence reports confirming a switch on extortion targets of local communist terrorists.

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Flyover works
A. Chris Fernandez
The completion of the flyover project in the junction of Infante Avenue and Gen. Luna - M.H. Del Pilar Streets will be delayed according to the Department of Public Works and Highways. The project suffered another setback after a portion of the construction area collapsed due to vibration caused by passing vehicles.

School to get P1 M for topping NAT

For topping the National Achievement Test (NAT) in the elementary level in the region, Mayor Jerry Treñas will give P1 million worth of projects to the Nabitasan Elementary School in La Paz.


Raul Jr. tells Tupas to mind own business

Iloilo City Representative Raul Gonzalez, Jr. told Gov. Niel Tupas, Sr. to transfer his voter's registration to Iloilo City first before he meddles on the affairs of the city.

Ateneo Law School honors Treñas

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas has been named as one of the honorees of the Ateneo Law School (ALS) Red Mass which will be celebrated Friday, July 6th, at the Ateneo Professional Schools Chapel in Rockwell Center at Makati City.

Displaced night vendors plan mass action

Displaced night vendors outside the Iloilo Terminal Market are reportedly planning to stage a mass action to protest the order prohibiting them to sell their wares outside the market at night.

Yap commits 3 flatbed mechanical dryers for Iloilo

Three flatbed mechanical dryers were committed by Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap to the municipality of Badiangan, Iloilo.

Transfer old Iloilo airport site to LGUs pushed

Iloilo Vice Governor Rolex T. Suplico intends to file a resolution during the first regular session of the Iloilo Provincial Board on July 10, urging President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to transfer without cost the old Iloilo airport site in Mandurriao to the Iloilo City and Iloilo Provincial Government so they could jointly plan up for its development rather than bidding it out to interested private corporations.


Seminar on efficient and effective TB control program up

A two-day live-in Orientation on the Comprehensive Unified Policy for Tuberculosis (TB) in the Philippines will be conducted by the Department of Health-Center for Health Development Western Visayas on July 5-6, 2007 at Residence Hotel, Iloilo City.

Gov't to put up 'grains highway'

The Arroyo administration is setting up a national "grains highway" that will directly link rice and corn production areas to major consumption centers as well as calamity and isolation-prone sites, as part of long-term measures to create more jobs in the countryside, increase the profitability of farmers and fisherfolk, and make food plentiful at affordable prices for low-income Filipino families.

PGMA to inaugurate new Bacolod-Silay Airport on July 13

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will inaugurate the new Bacolod-Silay Airport in Silay City, Negros Occidental on July 13.

Preparations up for the 16th Visayas Business Confab

Preparations are underway for the 16th Visayas Area Business Conference on September 7 to 9 here.


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


Bona fide TEXT:
Let's talk about LOVE

/ Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Eye Opener:
July 4, 1946, original Philippine Independence Day

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Young Voice:
Student I.D. Number fiasco

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Rational Insanity:
Bragging rights

/ Bryan Mari Argos


/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Res Gestae:
Adopted, proud and happy

/ By Francisco B. Lindero, Jr.

Rubber talk

/ Kathy M. Villalon

From The Inbox:
Pinays in Dubai: How much?

/ Amme Greel


Cabilauan, New Lucena

Cabilauan, New Lucena: a model barangay for ecotourism

Ecotourism is one of the most important tourism programs in the Philippines and is linked to the value we place on indigenous culture and to areas unspoiled by commercial development. The promotion and safeguarding of ecotourism areas is one priority program for it can be a source of income due to its tourist-drawing potentials.

----------------------------------------Geoffrey L. Templora

Passion for Bikes

With today's unstable fuel prices and the worsening of traffic in our city, the bicycle has become a popular form of transportation, apart from it being a source of leisure. Geoffrey L. Templora, for one, is passionate about his bike and even started a business for this.

----------------------------------------Summer Party

Endless summer party in Maki

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.

----------------------------------------Bengtsson-Tupaz Wedding

Because love found a way
The Bengtsson-Tupaz Wedding

Thus were the guiding words of Dr. Florentino Alerta, second parent to couple Carl Olof Magnus Bengtsson and Ilongga Ruby Anna Tupaz. Dr. Alerta was one of the Tupaz family members who rejoiced on the union as he joined other principal sponsors in witnessing the Bengtsson -- Tupaz nuptial.


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