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RP's biggest oil deposit in Antique?

A Malaysian oil exploration firm and the Philippine National Oil Company Exploration Corporation (PNOCEC) will start drilling operations next month off the coast of Culasi town in Antique to confirm oil deposits estimated to reach 160 million barrels.

City Comelec still accepting registrants despite lack of forms

This year's turn out of registrants for the coming barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on October 29, 2007 is much higher compared with the registration done in year 2000.

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A. Chris Fernandez
Pedicab (locally known as trisikad) and tricycle drivers are up in arms against the current move of the city government to strictly enforce an ordinance banning them from entering the city's main roads. Who would want a scene like in the picture anyway?

KFR lawyer says no to IRC hearings

A leading Ilonggo criminal lawyer is saying "no" to the planned special Court hearings of controversial cases inside the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) premises.

Calling it "unnecessary legal expenses for the clients," for lawyer Cornelio Panes the plan that awaits forthcoming nod of the Supreme Court (SC) is only an added burden.


Task Force Adams Apple chair wants stiffer penalty vs freelance sex workers

Task Force Adams Apple chair Ms. Mayet Geremias urged the city government to impose stiffer penalty against freelance sex workers.

CoA uncovers delayed remittances in city's land tax division

The Commission on Audit (CoA) noted a long period of delay in the remittances of Real Property Taxes in the Land Tax Division of the City Treasurer's Office. The delay in the remittances exposed the funds to risk and misuse of loss of interest income of the city government.

Registration of Fil-Jap children starts August 1

All Japanese-Filipino Children (JFC's) living in Western Visayas are called upon to register starting August 1 this year in the registration initiated by the Center for Japanese-Filipino Children's Assistance (CJFCA) and the Development Action for Women Network (DAWN).

Reorganization of RDC VI set on August 8, 2007

After three years, the Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region VI will once again be reorganized as mandated by Executive Order 325. The reorganizational meeting is set on August 8, 2007 at the Iloilo Grand Hotel, Iloilo City.


NMRDC's mango survey in Visayas set to kick off in August

The National Mango Research Development Center (NMRDC) will start its mango survey in Visayas in August, according to center chief Hernani Golez.

First micro-hydro power launched in Negros Occidental

The first of its kind Micro-Hydro Power and Charging Facility was launched recently in Sitio Mambucano. Brgy. Cabatangan in Talisay City.

Antique all systems go for 2007 PopCen

The National Statistics Office (NSO) has been training more than 200 census enumerators in preparation for the 2007 census of population which will start on August 1, 2007.


Anything Under the Sun
Art triumvirate of Pavia (2)
Consumers Domain
SONA interpretations
Without the Whitecoat
Fever can still kill
Bridging the gap
Traditional Chinese influences on Ilonggo life
'A consummation devoutly to be wished'
Health @ Heart
Eight Don'ts After A Meal


The future and well being of the Philippines lie on the hands of its very own people

/ By Manoy Teban

Rational Insanity:
Healthy mouth

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

A concert to celebrate the rich Augustinian heritage

/ By Yehlen J. Camarista

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
What's in my supermarket cart?

/ By Paolo Carreon

Plagata's gargantuan task

/ By Erly C. Garcia

Apostolic zeal

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Bona fide TEXT:
SONA's hubbub

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Eye Opener:
An honest man is noblest creation of God

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Young Voice:
Getting 1.0 in Daughter-ship 101

/ By Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Blessed Assurance:
A compassionate and gracious God

/ By Karen Mae G. Barredo

That green eyed monster

/ By Kathy M. Villalon


Bulabog Puti-an

Bulabog Puti-an is Dingle's natural wonder

Iloilo is overflowing with natural wonders, such as the mysterious Tinagong Dagat in the mountains of Lambunao to the secret twin-waterfall of Barasalon Cave in Janiuay; Rafflesia garden in San Joaquin to the white sand bar beach of Bolobadiangan in Concepcion. These outdoor gems offer endless recreational opportunities open and free for everyone to enjoy.

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The wedding vows

Love is always in the air. No matter who you are and where you are, love strikes you and when it works out, the end result is always a romantic wedding that will signal the start of the couple's life together. Last July 4, the love of six couple-members of the Association of Disabled Persons, Inc (ADP-I) were sealed in a romantic wedding ceremony at the Saint Joseph Parish Church.

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Lechon de Leche: A must-have in every banquet table

Everybody wants to taste something extraordinary from the banquet table. Thus, a gathering is never complete without lechon de leche. The tender and succulent taste of a roasted suckling pig is an experience never to be passed up. A suckling pig has fed only on mother's milk, has never been allowed to run free, and is no more than a month old. While suckling its young, the mother pig feeds on rye, oats, cabbage and potatoes.


Young leaders gather in Boracay

Last July 14, 2007 different clubs of the Junior Chamber International, Inc. gathered in Boracay Island for their 3rd Area Council Meeting. Their were 11 local organization presidents who attended the council meeting namely JCI Iloilo Ilang-Ilang, JCI Iloilo, Mandaue, Metro Cebu Uptown, Catbalogan Balud, Inc., Cebu Sinulog, Cebu Inc., Zugbuana, Bacolod, Metro Iloilo Dinagyang and Sagay Sigay.


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