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Peñaredondo to be removed as majority floor leader?

For voting in favor of Councilor Perla Zulueta in last Wednesday's selection of committee chairmanships, Majority Floor Leader Eduardo Peñaredondo might lose his position as majority floor leader of the Sangguniang Panlungsod.

PGMA to inaugurate Bacolod-Silay Airport

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will inaugurate today the new Bacolod-Silay airport located in Barangay Bagtic, Silay City, Negros Occidental.

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Gov. Niel D. Tupas, Sr. with Police Chiefs
Nelson Robles/Capitol Photo
Gov. Niel D. Tupas, Sr. gathers all police chiefs from the province's various municipalities yesterday at the Provincial Capitol Board Room to discuss matters relative to the campaign against criminalities and disaster preparations. To the governor's left is Provincial Director Senior Supt. Melvin Mongcal.

'I only shepherd my flock,' says Mabilog

Now, it can be told. Even before the votation on who will become the chair of the Sangguniang Panlungsod committee on ways and means happened on Wednesday majority of the councilors have decided to give the chairmanship of the said committee to Councilor Antonio Pesina instead of opposition councilor Perla Zulueta.


Journalists view HSA as threat to press freedom

A nationwide organization of journalists has warned of threats to press freedom posed by the Human Security Act that is set to be implemented starting July 15, 2007.

SP confirms reappointment of 2 city execs

In the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Vice Governor Rolex Suplico threatened to block the confirmation of Provincial Administrator Manuel Mejorada. It's a different case in the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) as both City Administrator Melchor Tan and City Legal Office chief Atty. Edgar Gil were confirmed smoothly during last Wednesday's SP session.

Bones recovered in school compound

Construction workers at La Paz I Elementary School recovered bones yesterday from a hole they were digging for the foundation of a two-story building inside the school compound.

Blood donation drive stepped up

Health officials in Capiz are intensifying their campaign on blood donation.


DND employs new scheme on disaster preparedness

The Department of National Defense (DND) under its new head, OIC-Secretary Norberto Gonzales is implementing a new disaster preparation scheme dubbed "forward deployment system".

Neg. Occ. has most number of sexual abuse cases in WV

Negros Occidental was recently identified as the province with the most cases of sexual abuse against children in Western Visayas.

DOLE to inspect 3,840 establishments in WV

In its effort to maximize compliance with the minimum wage law and workplace standards, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) targets to inspect around 3,840 establishments in Western Visayas under their Labor Standards Enforcement Framework (LSEF)-Inspection Blitz project.


Anything Under the Sun
Cross and crown of Arevalo
Consumers Domain
Power to the Consumers
Without the Whitecoat
Wala sing guapo
Bridging the gap
Banban mat-weaving in Dumalag, Capiz
A brighter day for little Jane
Health @ Heart
Vaccine for Cervical Cancer


From the Inbox:
Chivalry in our modern times

/ By Mang Palos

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


Molo Church

History and beauty come together in Molo

One of the six districts of the city of Iloilo, Molo has a flourishing economy actively engaged in local and international trade. It was called Parian (Chinatown) and was an important economic center where a significant Chinese community, attracted by the prospect of commerce in the area, established their residence and businesses.


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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