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'Dismissed' BIR reg'l exec slams PAGC decision

The regional director of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) here has asked the Presidential Anti-Graft Commission (PAGC) to reconsider its decision dismissing him from office for violation of Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.

'Sheriff's killers are local thugs,' CIDG chief says

Hired killers of slain sheriff Johnny Tugado are local thugs and most likely are residents of Western Visayas.

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Hadji Mama Bae Marzoc
A. Chris Fernandez
BIR Regional Director for Revenue 11 Hadji Mama Bae Marzoc

Treñas likens city to a blooming rose

City Mayor Jerry Treñas yesterday asked the cooperation of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) in its continuous effort to fulfill the vision of making Iloilo City a Premier City by 2015.


'Senator' Mel ready for showbiz

Is he ready to be the next Pinoy Big Brother housemate? Or better yet, is Pinoy Big Brother ready for him?

Treñas richest in city gov't with assets worth P31 M

Mayor Jerry Treñas is the richest official of the city government with P31,429,609.11 worth of assets while Human Resource and Development Office chief Thelma Golez has the least worth of assets from among the department heads in the city government.

New PDEA chief vows to run after big time drug dealers in Western Visayas

Newly-installed regional chief of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Senior Supt. Roybel Sanchez vowed to run after high-profile or big time drug dealers in Western Visayas.

Trees for life unfolds at Bulabog-Putian National Park

A partnership was forged by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) with the Philippine Army and other sectors in support of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's thrust to protect the endangered environment thru the Tree for Life project.


Capiz bountiful seafood harvests rake in P1.2 B

Capiz has produced approximately more than 25,000 metric tons of aqua marine products last year.

BIR to cite outstanding Capiceño taxpayers

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue District Office (RDO) No. 72 will again recognize the province taxpayers and outstanding performers during its local observance of the bureau's 103rd anniversary in August this year.

Philippine Science High School entrance exam set for October 13

Philippine Science High School (PSHS) will hold a National Competitive Examination (NCE) on October 13.


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



/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

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.


San Joaquin

Traditions beyond price

Boasting rich cultural meaning and a long history, traditional customs play an important part in Ilonggo culture. Some towns in the province of Iloilo showcase a lot of such cultural heritage, which includes traditional dishes and its traditional games.

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Ana Katrina in full bloom at 18

The swanky and elegant Sunset Terrace Ballroom of Hotel del Rio came alive. There was the fantastic floral arrangement and a buffet table fit for a Queen's banquet when a dinner party to celebrate the coming out to society of heiress Ana Katrina Loring, daughter to Gregorio Manuel “Tata” Loring and the former Pamela Gomez, was held there last July 13. Some 200 guests came in this grand affair.

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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.


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