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Regulation of carnivals, kiosks in Molo plaza urged

The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) of Molo has asked the intervention of the city government on the expected proliferation of commercial kiosks and carnivals inside and outside of the Molo plaza relative to its upcoming district fiesta on July 26.

Losing gubernatorial bets want Perez's proclamation declared 'null and void'

Barely a week after Antique officials took office, losing gubernatorial candidates have filed a petition to annul the proclamation and oath of office of Gov. Salvacion Zaldivar-Perez

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Molo Plaza
A. Chris Fernandez
Inside the Molo plaza, it's just like home for these individuals who work for the carnivals.

Barangay execs assure cleanliness of Molo plaza

Representatives from the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) in Molo yesterday met with the parish priest of St. Anne Parish to ask for a consideration with regard to an earlier resolution passed by the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) calling for the regulation of commercial activities in Molo plaza.

ABC Molo District President Segundina Morales along with Barangay Captains Leo Aristoza of North Fundidor and Jocelyn Hormina of Taal sought audience with parish priest Rev. Fr. Tom Delicana to discuss things relative to the holding of carnivals and commercial activities inside and outside the Molo plaza as part of the district's upcoming patronal fiesta.


AFP captain files child abuse raps vs Bayan, Gabriela

Child abuse raps will be filed today before the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) against Jose Maria "Joma" Sison, founding chair of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and five others by a top ranking official of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) here.

Orleans defends position as Liga prexy

Iloilo City Liga ng mga Barangay federation president and ex-officio City Councilor Marietta Orleans, through his lawyer Atty. Honorato Sayno Jr., asked the Sangguniang Panlungsod to uphold the decision of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) relative to the legitimacy of her position as league president.

11 internet cafes in city don't have permit to operate

Eleven internet cafes in the city are operating without business permits. Eight of the 11 violators are located in Mandurriao district while three are from the City Proper. However, as to date no penalties have been imposed against the owners.

Iloilo launches fight against rabies

The Province of Iloilo launched yesterday its rabies prevention and elimination program in the municipality of San Joaquin.


DENR rescues 22 wildlife species during the first semester of 2007

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Western Visayas has provided protection and facilitated the return of 22 various wildlife species to their natural habitat this first half of 2007.

51 'Handog Titulo' patentees get titles

The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental awarded Certificates of Title to 51 patentees in Barangay Magballo under the "Handog Titulo" program of the government.

City hosts meet on AusAID LGDP-backed tourism strategies, infra plans

A comprehensive integrated tourism strategy and action plan for Metro Iloilo-Guimaras alongside a detailed integrated infrastructure plan was unveiled yesterday.


Anything Under the Sun
Cross and crown of Arevalo
Consumers Domain
A stew of social injustices
Without the Whitecoat
Wala sing guapo
Bridging the gap
Dominant Bisayan values
Immigrants' rays of hope
Health @ Heart
Human Bar Code 2


SM City Iloilo: Truly a tourism destination

/ By Yehlen J. Camarista

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


Nagarao Island Resort

Nagarao Island Resort: Having an island to yourself

One unforgettable travel experience this writer had is a stay in Nagarao Island Resort in Guimaras several years back. It is an unspoiled tropical island that spans 10 hectares. Everywhere you look, there is lush greenery. A large portion of the island is home to the oldest mangroves, birds, butterflies and other animals, another part of it boasts of pristine white sand and another part is the Guimaras waters that is rich in unspoiled corals and fishes.

----------------------------------------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.

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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.


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