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Resort owners welcome moratorium on development projects in Boracay

Environment Secretary Lito Atienza has called for a six-month moratorium on development projects on Boracay Island amid alarm raised by business owners and residents over the over-stretching of the island's resources.

Cops nab 1 of 5 suspects in Ceres robbery

Police yesterday presented to the media one of the five suspects in the robbery of a Ceres bus last Sunday in Brgy. Bantud, Batad, Iloilo.

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Boracay hills
In Boracay Island structures are built even atop the hills forcing Environment Secretary Lito Atienza to call for a moratorium on development projects in the island.

More investments, tourist hub eyed in new airport site

Efforts are underway to officially study and deliberate the planned establishment of a Special Economic Zone in and around the new Iloilo Airport in Sta. Barbara and Cabatuan, Iloilo.

Proposed by Third District Board Member Arthur Defensor Jr., the matter has been referred to the Committee on Economic Affairs and Investment.


Plagata vows to lead crackdown against illegal terminals

City Councilor Erwin Plagata said the corruption involving illegal terminals in the city is "well-entrenched" that is it not easy for the Traffic Technical Working Group (TWG), which he chairs, to stop their operations. As this developed, the TWG was given authority to recommend the dismissal of traffic aides who have participation in the continuing presence of illegal terminals.

Coast Guard reorganization worries local gov't agencies

The Philippine Coast Guard is set to implement a major reorganization program this month that will affect the existing 10 regional commands in the country.

Mayor's bodyguards off the hook

The Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) has cleared the two close-in bodyguards of Carles Vice Mayor Rodolfo Dumayas from involvement in the protection of illegal fishers in the town.

Napulan on Capitol's 'user's fee': Indeed, bawal magkasakit'

A call to rid district hospitals of the controversial "user's fee" throughout the Province of Iloilo has been made following yesterday's privilege speech of First District Board Member Mac Napulan.

Helping Foundation, Inc. now part of TIIC

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas has signed an executive order integrating the operation, management and administration of the Helping Foundation, Incorporated (HFI) with the Technical Institute of Iloilo (TIIC).


No retreat, no surrender for SP as Sullivan 'snubs' invite

Provincial Treasurer Melba Sullivan was a no-show in yesterday's session of the 9th Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) despite earlier invite officially sent to her office.

Negros Occidental gets Green Heroes Award for environment program

The Provincial Government of Negros Occidental was honored for its environmental achievements, and presented with a Green Heroes Wall Shield by the London-based Green Organization recently.

P3 M fishport to rise in San Jose

A decade long proposed project will finally see fruition with the approval of the construction of a P3 million Fish Port in the shorelines of Barangay 4, San Jose de Buenavista.

Capiz opens 4-day 'Coconut Sale' Aug. 21

A display of various coconut food and non-food products and by-products for sale will be established by the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) – Capiz from August 21 to 24 along Roxas Avenue here.


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?


Bona fide TEXT:
 Filipino, Wika ng Bawat Pilipino

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Wrong type of bravery

/ By Manoy Teban

Sifting and discerning

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

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

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
The tower of Babel

/ By Paolo Carreon

Eye Opener:
Pray for our government leaders

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong


Coco Geotextiles

Saving the environment thru coco geotextiles

Jacel A. Temblador, a student of West Visayas State University and a native of Guimaras, believes that the environment can be saved by using coco geotextiles for sustainable development. She is one of the Filipinos vying for the title of Bayer Young Environmental Envoy.


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.

----------------------------------------Rexie Ian Alla

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.


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