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Drive up vs 'hot guns'

Over 8,000 loose firearms in Western Visayas are being eyed for licensing with the government offering an amnesty to its holders.

Surrender or be fined, Malacañang in an Executive Order (EO) then warned as records from Camp Crame's Directorate of Intelligence confirmed said bulk of unlicensed firearms throughout the region.

Bidding price of old airport site lowered to P900 M

The city government and the Department of Finance has agreed to lower the bidding price of the 54-hectare old Iloilo Airport site in Mandurriao district to P900 million.

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Jimmy Dollete Castor
A. Chris Fernandez
Jimmy Dollete Castor, who was earlier arrested for illegal possession of firearms in Pototan, Iloilo, disclosed that he was part of the group who planned to kill court sheriff Johnny Tugado. Police are now holding on to his testimonies which could lead to the resolution of the case.

Early morning fire hits commercial building

Arson investigators have not yet determined the cause of fire that razed a three-story commercial building in downtown Iloilo City early morning yesterday.


Iloilo City creates dengue task force, braces for war vs dengue

The Iloilo City government has finalized membership of a dengue task force as it enjoined all sectors to participate in the battle against the spread of the fatal viral disease.

Country needs technological revolution, says DOST exec

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Undersecretary for Regional Operations Maripaz Perez said the country needs to prepare for a technological revolution.

Bank clients warned: Criminals steal at ATMs

A team of organized criminals is installing equipment on legitimate banks' ATM's in at least two regions to steal both the ATM card number and the PIN.

Persons with disabilities given more access

No excuses. No limits. This rings true because human beings are born with the capacity to make a difference despite imperfections.

MIWD saves P74 M in rehabilitation project

Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) has saved some P74 million in its P207 million rehabilitation program.


DTI cites 4 Capiceño bizmen

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Provincial Office has awarded four Capiz's most inspiring businessmen for their outstanding achievements in the field of entrepreneurship.

SIH now AFP Reserve Command's base hospital

Saviour International Hospital, located at Locsin Street in Molo district, is now a base hospital of the Armed Forces of the Philippines' Reserve Command (AFPRESCOM).

Petron Foundation gives P3 million for SEAFDEC/AQD's project in Guimaras

Almost a year after the disaster that was the Petron Solar I oil spill off Guimaras, assistance is still pouring in.


Anything Under the Sun
Art triumvirate of Pavia (2)
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


From the Inbox:
The worsening condition of Molo plaza

Bona fide TEXT:
Leaders in Leadership

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Eye Opener:
Unity of Iloilo protestant pastors

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

The power of the pen, err… blog!

/ By Amme Greel

Young Voice:
More than Harry's magic

/ By Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Blessed Assurance:
The secret of contentment

/ By Karen Mae G. Barredo

Finding a consistent source of happiness

/ By Kathy M. Villalon

Rational Insanity:
My ten 'must recommend' movies

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

From the Inbox:
Chivalry in our modern times

/ By Mang Palos

By Order:
Fairness in police recruitment

/ By PCSupt. Wilfredo V. Dulay, Sr.


St. Marie Eugenie Homes

St. Marie Eugenie Homes rise in Brgy. Sto. Domingo

"Be the change you want to see." A few years before Mahatma Gandhi gave this powerful guideline to anyone who desired to effect change in society, St. Marie Eugenie of Jesus, recently canonized founder of the Religious of the Assumption, exhorted all involved in the process of educating the young to help them grow and develop into strong persons, exerting a decisive and positive action even in their little sphere of influence.

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New trading places at the mall

Since it began early this year at SM City Fairview, the Waste Market Fair has added a new dimension to malling. Business in these new trading places at the mall has become brisk, prompting more SM supermalls to join in. A Waste Market Fair brings together customers who wanted to dispose of papers and cartons, plastic items, computers, and appliances and recycling companies who can use them.


Skin as canvass

According to Wikipedia, tattooing has been a Eurasian practice at least since Neolithic times. Mummies bearing tattoos and dating from the end of the second millennium BC have been discovered at Pazyryk on the Ukok Plateau. Tattooing in Japan is thought to go back to the Paleolithic era, some ten thousand years ago. Various other cultures have had their own tattoo traditions, ranging from rubbing cuts and other wounds with ashes, to hand-pricking the skin to insert dyes.


Tiffany turns 18

"It was a night to remember." This is how Tiffany Berjes describes her debut last June 16, which was held at the Metropolis Clubhouse. Tiffany was so happy that the people who were part of her life the past 17 years were there. Then, the program was definitely unique, thanks to the direction and choreography of Faith Javellana, hosting of Bobby Rodriguez,cooperation of the debutante's family and friends and most of all, the support of her parents Gil and Cora Berjes.


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