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NPA claims killing of Tubungan farmer

Communist rebels on Wednesday shot dead a farmer in Tubungan town in Iloilo whom they accused of committing abuses against residents.

8 neophyte mayors in Iloilo Mayors' League 'elections'

Eight neophyte mayors made it in yesterday's "elections" of the Iloilo Mayors' League with the governor's son, Barotac Viejo Mayor Raul Tupas running unopposed as league president.

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Luis Posa and Rose Arado
Luis Posa, brother of Luisa Posa-Dominador, and Rose Arado, wife of Nilo Arado, shown in a press conference a few days after their kins were abducted on April 10, 2007.

Kin of abducted activists score law enforcement agencies

The family of abducted activist Ma. Luisa Posa-Dominado has decried the failure of law enforcement agencies to find their kin along with Nilo Arado as the victims' abduction enters the third month today.

In a statement, Dominado's elder brother Luis Posa and her daughter May Wan said there is "inaction" and "deceptive state of denial" by law enforcement agencies in the failure to solve the abduction.


Use of plaza for fiesta fairs to be banned soon?

City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas is willing to give money to the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) of various districts in the city in order for them not to use the public plazas for the holding of carnivals and kiosks during fiesta celebrations.

MIWD rehabilitation program continues

Thousands of Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) concessionaires in the towns of Maasin and Cabatuan can expect better quality potable water after yesterday's inauguration of the rapid sand filter facility. The installation of the rapid sand filter facility is part of the water district's P207 million rehabilitation program.

Zulueta stripped of committee chairmanships

Opposition City Councilor Perla Zulueta was indeed stripped of chairmanships in the two committees she previously held.

Comelec drops disqualification case vs Estancia mayor

Disqualification raps against a newly-elected northern Iloilo town mayor has been dismissed by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) following a decision reached by the Commission's Second Division.

Second phase of business permits streamlining project held

The second phase in a series of workshops under the Streamlining Business Registration Procedure (SBRP) project to be implemented by the city will be conducted on July 24th at the Sarabia Manor Hotel here. The SBRP is a collaboration between the Department of Trade, Central Philippine University and Industry and the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ).


110 RMG men augment city, prov'l police force

As robbery cases rise in Iloilo City and Iloilo Province, Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 Director Chief Supt. Wilfredo V. Dulay Sr. issued a memorandum for an intensified police visibility, checkpoint operations, with emphasis on the implementation of "No Plate, No Travel Policy", and enhancement of Barangay Intelligence Network to deter criminality.

PGMA links Panay Island to more tourists

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has kept her State of the Nation Address (SONA) pledge to establish vital infrastructure facilities in the island of Panay as among the Central Philippine areas eyed for tourism development.

PIA conducts series of journalism workshops

The Regional Office of the Philippine Information Agency in Western Visayas is set to hold its series of Journalistic Writing Seminar Workshops from July 23 to August 24, 2007, for student writers in Panay and Negros Occidental.


Anything Under the Sun
Cross and crown of Arevalo
Consumers Domain
Power to the Consumers
Without the Whitecoat
Wala sing guapo
Bridging the gap
On the column article, "Bisayan Wedding Culture
Immigrants' rays of hope
Health @ Heart
Human Bar Code 2


Eye Opener:
Million peso law and hungry Filipinos

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

By Order:
Fairness in police recruitment

/ By PCSupt. Wilfredo V. Dulay, Sr.

Bona fide TEXT:
Playing EVIL

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Widening our scope of reason

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Young Voice:
Of Quidditch and Chocolate Frogs

/ By Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Blessed Assurance:
Victory over worry

/ By Karen Mae G. Barredo

Chivalry: Women vs men

/ By Kathy M. Villalon

Rational Insanity:
A few tips on saving the world -- superhero style

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Business ethics

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

SM City Iloilo: Truly a tourism destination

/ By Yehlen J. Camarista



Embracing Football: The sport has become a gateway to a better life for kids

Children of this town learn to play football many years before they get to wear football shoes. Only 11 years old, Alena Rose Araneta has been playing the sport for several years and is a member of the town's 11-and-under girl's football team.

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Jover is Iloilo's young designer for 2007

The verdict is out. The latest young designer to surface in Iloilo City is Neny Dawn Jover. This Hotel and Restaurant Management student bested two others when she became the grand winner in the Robinsons Design Lab Grand Finals held last July 4. Her collection was inspired by water. During dawn, water comes in the shades of blue, plum and pink, according to Jover.

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A life-long reason to celebrate

Pru Life UK, an insurance and financial company has expanded in Iloilo City. It opened its second branch here last June 20 and this was graced by no less than President Nishit Majmudar and SVP and General Manager Victor Español. Guests were treated to morning cocktails in the new branch at the Loa Building in General Luna Street.

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A fashion flashback at SM

It's a fashion blast from the past as SM takes on a retro vibe in its latest fashion collection! Suddenly, what's old is hip and new again with fresh details for a new generation of fashionistas. And while it is said that fashion is a cycle and trends do make a comeback, never before has this been so high on the style agenda. Thanks to Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, the popularity of stylistic nostalgia, the selling of vintage clothes and retro chic began in 1980s.


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