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Aklan councilor charged in Tubungan farmer's slay

Police have charged a town councilor in Aklan who also chairs the provincial chapter of the militant partylist group Bayan Muna with last month's killing of a farmer in Tubungan town in Iloilo.

Police nabs LTO impostor

City police now have in custody an impostor who duped applicants of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) here by claiming he was a regional processor of licenses and permits.

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Estancia Fishing Port
A. Chris Fernandez/File
Fishing boats take a respite at the Estancia fishing port during the day while preparing for the night's trip to the sea to catch fish. The issue on illegal fishing in northern Iloilo again took a blow early this week after Gov. Niel Tupas, Sr. disclosed to the media that a town mayor is protecting the illegal fishing activities in the area.

Clavel denies granting of new franchises for city PUJs

Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) regional director Porfirio Clavel denied the claims of a drivers group that his office has issued new franchises for passenger vehicles in the city despite the moratorium which has been in effect since year 2000.


2 yr old girl's head crushed by neighbor's moving pick-up

A family in Barangay Bakhaw, Mandurriao, Iloilo City is in grief following a freak accident yesterday morning that took the life of a 2 year old girl.

Court sheriff's killers still at large

Three weeks into their investigation, police authorities have not yet arrested the gunmen in the killing of court sheriff Johnny Tugado.

Tupas, police to look into mayor's 'grip' on illegal fishing

Governor Niel Tupas, Sr. and provincial police director, Sr. Supt. Melvin Mongcal said Tuesday that they will confer with Carles town mayor Arnold Betita over allegations that he is protecting illegal fishers.

Iloilo SP to examine financial status of the province

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan here is wondering if the finances of the Province of Iloilo is still healthy.


P100 T reward up for wanted ex-mayor

The Philippine National Police Task Force Usig had officially issued a P100 thousand reward for the information that will lead to the arrest of former Lezo Mayor Fred Arcenio.

Capiz preschoolers avail of UNICEF 'goodies'

More preschool children in Capiz are now benefiting from the program materials of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Court stops PPA's attempt to revoke Bredco permit

The Bacolod Real Estate Development Corporation (Bredco)has been allowed by Branch 42 of the Regional Trial Court to continue operations after its permit was revoked by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) recently.


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


Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
The tower of Babel

/ By Paolo Carreon

Eye Opener:
Pray for our government leaders

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

An appeal to traditional politicians: Please stay away from SK elections

/ By Manoy Teban

The truth in charity always

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Bona fide TEXT:
The essence of existence

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Blessed Assurance:
In the midst of the storm

/ By Karen Mae G. Barredo

I am a Filipina

/ By Joyce Christine D. Colon

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

Plagata's gargantuan task

/ By Erly C. Garcia


Jamora-Ng Wedding

Heaven Sent

For seven years, David and Rossana have been together. Through triumphs and trials, they have always said that what kept them strong was their love for each other and for God. In 2002, David went on a pilgrimage with his family to Rome and Portugal during a very trying time in his life. The one thing he prayed for each time during that pilgrimage was for the Lord to give him Rossana for his wife.

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A rare talent showcase

The children of the Special Education and Integrated School for Exceptional Children (SPED-ISEC) showcased their talents in singing, dancing and the ability to recognize forms and rhythm in a rare talent presentation recently. The event was one of the activities in line with the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week celebration.


The Asian connection

Athena Language Center, one of the flourishing centers for English language here in Iloilo City, held its culminating activity at SM City Iloilo recently. They showcased the Asian, mostly Korean students' learnings in the said center as well as their take on the environment and other issues.

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A piece of heaven comes to Iloilo

A very palpable experience of a piece of Heaven come to Iloilo was experienced by hundreds of parishioners and Friends of the Assumption who filled Jaro Cathedral to standing room on Sunday, July 15th, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. for the Eucharistic Celebration in Thanksgiving for the Canonization of ST. Marie Eugenie of Jesus, Foundress of the Religious of the Assumption and the Launching of Year 3: Year of Justice and Peace, of the Assumption Iloilo Centennial Celebration.


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