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COA bares discrepancies in Capitol's records

Despite expressly vowed "management responsibility" of Governor Niel Tupas Sr. and Provincial Accountant Lyd Tupas, records on the accounts and operations of the Iloilo Provincial Government showed multi-million worth of discrepancies.

Disclosed in the latest findings of the Commission on Audit (COA), government auditors discovered over P409 million in unverified Capitol assets and nearly P5 million in irreconcilable cash records.

No suspects yet in sheriff's murder

Police still do not have suspects in the brutal killing of sheriff Johnny Tugado Thursday night last week.

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Cell Site
A. Chris Fernandez/File
Strong opposition to a proposed cell site has pushed Leopoldo Sayo to scale this still unfinished tower in Brgy. San Rafael, Mandurriao.

Cell site protester lands in jail

A man who climbed an unfinished tower last Saturday to protest the putting up of a cell site in Brgy. San Rafael , Mandurriao ended up in jail.


DA approves establishment of P15-M dam in San Miguel

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is opening up an additional 400 hectares of irrigated lands for the year in addition to the existing 3,000 hectares already being serviced by the National Irrigation Administration (NIA).

Yap orders thorough probe on Quedancor fund mess

Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap has ordered a thorough audit of the loan portfolio of the Quedan and Rural Credit Guarantee Corp. (Quedancor) due to the more than P500 million unexplained losses to the government.

PGMA urges Congress to enact a more responsive land reform law

Bacolod City - President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo urged members of the 14th Congress to enact a more responsive land reform law before the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) culminates in 2008.

National Abalone Breeding Program to address shortage in world market

Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap on Friday launched here a five-year program spearheaded by the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) and Bureau of Fisheries and Agriculture Research (BFAR) to address shortage of abalone in the world market.


CPC's Padua Wins in 2007 Ten Outstanding Students of the Phils.

Roma C. Padua, a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion bagged the most coveted national students award as one of the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) for 2007.

Bacolod City welcomes Electric Jeepneys

Negros Occidental, the first Philippine province to embrace a 100% renewable energy target, today renewed its strong commitment to help stop climate change with the launch of the Electric Jeepneys in Bacolod City by GRIPP (Green Renewable Independent Power Producer) and Greenpeace.


Anything Under the Sun
Art triumvirate of Pavia (1)
Consumers Domain
Policy failure
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


Rational Insanity:
My ten 'must recommend' movies

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

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

Business ethics

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

SM City Iloilo: Truly a tourism destination

/ By Yehlen J. Camarista


Face Value

Putting value on one's face

While inner beauty is important, one's outer packaging should never be taken for granted. For Rhegine Zamora and Eric Sia, models of Face Value Facial Care and Spa Center, having good skin is a must.

----------------------------------------Joan and Fred

A romance for Joan and Fred

Romance filled the air when Joan Villanueva and Fred Acevedo married at the San Agustin Chapel last June 2. The bride and her entourage glowed in the creations of Mimi Advincula, who happens to be the Acevedos' family couturier in Roxas City. The bridal gown was designed by Joan herself and the sketches were realized by Bo Parcon. Her gown was embellished with rhinestones and Swarovski crystals.

----------------------------------------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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