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Trike drivers seek mayor's consideration over ban on city streets

The Iloilo City Alliance of Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (ICATODA) has requested Mayor Jerry Treñas to allow them to enter the city during rush hours.

Manual for correction of DepEd books out

Education officials in the city and province of Iloilo said they have started distributing a manual for public elementary school teachers containing corrections to seven books distributed by the Department of Education last year.

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Phivolcs Office
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) station within the Siraan Hot Spring in Anini-y, Antique.

2 tanods shot while on duty

Two tanod members in General Hughes Street, Iloilo City Proper were shot yesterday afternoon while on duty in their barangay.

Authorities identified the victims as Roberto Torre and Freddie Pacheco. Pacheco died minutes after he was brought to the hospital. He suffered fatal gunshot wounds in his chest.

Meanwhile, Torre, who also had gunshot wound in the chest area, is still in the hospital undergoing medication.


Stick 'em ups rob Ceres bus

Police are hot on the trail of five robbers who victimized passengers of a packed bus Sunday afternoon in Batad town.

D-Day for prov'l Treasurer as SP awaits official say on Iloilo's financial health

How healthy or unhealthy is the financial state of the Provincial of Government of Iloilo? At the end of the day, the Ilonggo community may have its answers.

Take two for Mejorada's appointment as SP tackles Syjuco's objection

Today's regular session will hear anew the "unfinished business" on the opposition filed by Secretary Augusto Boboy Syjuco, Director-General of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) relative to the appointment of former aide, Manuel "Boy" Mejorada.

Three local disaster councils in WV to receive National Gawad Kalasag Award

Three entries from Western Visayas were declared as champion in their respective category in the annual Gawad Kalamidad at Sakuna Labanan, Sariling Galing ang Kaligtasan (KALASAG) Awards of the National Disaster Coordinating Council.


Phivolcs urged to get out of Anini-y Hot Spring

Anini-y Mayor Rene Policar is hoping that the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) will donate their volcanic monitoring equipment to the municipal government.

Sea ranching of abalone launched in Nogas Island

More than 5,000 abalone (Haliotis asinia) juveniles were seeded into the Nogas Island Marine Sanctuary on July 24. This is part of an experimental sea-ranching activity jointly undertaken by the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD) and the Municipal Government of Anini-y, Antique where the sanctuary is located.

Negros Occidental PAGKAON Scholar wins TOSP award

Negros Occidental Scholarship Program -- PAGKAON grantee Cherrie D. Atilano was chosen as one of the 2007 Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) recently.


Anything Under the Sun
Art triumvirate of Pavia (2)
Consumers Domain
SONA interpretations Part 2
Without the Whitecoat
The purpose of medical missions
Bridging the gap
Cultural relativism
Our planet: your plane and mine
Health @ Heart
What's stopping us?


Vigilance and morality in government

/ By Joylin T. Bravo

Blessed Assurance:
God's majesty and power

/ By Karen Mae G. Barredo

Young Voice:
Perfectly perfect

/ By Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Linking with reality

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

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

Bona fide TEXT:
The essence of existence

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

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



Siem Reap, Cambodia: A place to see

Last June my husband and I finally took our first trip to Cambodia, after many years of planning. We began our journey with a connecting flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap. Siem Reap is a major town in Northwest Cambodia and the gateway to the famous Angkor temples. Angkor means city or capital - it was once the ancient capital of Cambodia and was the center of the Khmer empire. This empire produced a great regime that built many temples all over Cambodia. These temples were in honor of the Hindu gods -- Siva, Vishnu, and Brahma.

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The endless view of Bucari in Leon

If you are looking for an adventurous outdoor experience, Bucari has all the adventures you can handle. Enclosed by the gentle grace of beautiful mountains, Bucari has something for everyone---cascading waterfalls, centuries old rice terraces and hundreds of acres of old growth forest excite the senses and provide the opportunity to experience the area up close.

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Rexie Ian Alla: From campus fashionista to Iloilo's top model

You see him in every fashion show at Robinsons Place Iloilo or even in other venues where his favorite designers are showcasing their collections. Gifted with a great body because of a religious workout and healthy lifestyle and a face that every company would want for their commercials, he's no other than Rexie Ian Alla.


Sports in the family

Expose your family to sports and be supportive of their endeavors in this field. If you do this, you'll end up with a family that embraces sports, the value of fair play, competition, discipline, fitness and good health. This writer had the pleasure of meeting such a sports-inclined family --- the Wuthriches. Get to know more about them in this feature.


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