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Guimaras tourism still reeling from effects of oil spill

The tourism industry of Guimaras is still reeling from the effects of the Petron oil spill a year after the disaster ravaged the island’s natural resources.

Petronas to start drilling operations in Antique

Malaysian oil company Petronas is sending over its offshore oilrig to conduct drilling operations in the waters off Culasi town in northern Antique.

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Two hundred new police trainees recently donated blood in the bloodletting activity conducted by the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 and the Knights of Columbus Molo Council.

Rojas bats for Gawad Kalinga in all Iloilo towns

Fifth District Board Member Jett Rojas is pushing for Gawad Kalinga, a highly-successful private sector initiative to be established in all Iloilo towns.


Garin urges further review of hospital security deal

The Committee on Rules and Privileges, Ethics and Accountability of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan is seeking for more time to review and study the security services deal for a district hospital in the province.

IOPC likely to reject remaining 100T claimants

A London-based inter-governmental agency that indemnifies victims of oil spill pollution said it is likely that it will reject, "most, if not all," of around 100,000 additional claimants for damages from Guimaras Island.

Only 2 persons convicted of power pilferage

Know the reason why a lot of city residents still engage in power pilferage despite the massive operation of the Task Force Boltahe?

Hearing on plaint vs. milling firm moved to Aug. 13

The committee on public services, environmental protection and ecology of the Sangguniang Panlungsod has deferred the committee hearing on the complaint of a resident of Barangay Progreso, Lapuz against Philippine Foremost Milling Corp. (PFMC).

City mulls separate shelter for abused girls

A separate shelter for abused girls is being mulled by the city government here as the city finalizes its children's code and vies for the most friendly city for kids award.


Filipino communities in Lebanon, Brunei donate classrooms to Iloilo

Two Filipino communities in Lebanon and Brunei showed support to government’s effort to address classroom shortage in the country by donating two buildings to Iloilo Province under the Classroom Galing sa Mamamayan Abroad (CGMA) project.

Maspasan farmers get P.7 M dam

The Department of Agriculture (DA) under its Ginintuang Masaganang Ani (GMA) for the Rice recently turned-over the P700,000-worth Maspasan Check Dam to the Maspasan Farmers Association of the municipality of Calinog.

Capiz town to establish coconut nursery

A coconut nursery will be established in Jamindan, Capiz to provide seedling needs on the municipal government's coconut replanting program.


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?


Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
The real terrorist

/ By Paolo Carreon

Eye Opener:
Righteous believers pray for rain

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

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



IYO, a promising orchestra

Even before the Iloilo Youth Orchestra was officially incorporated, it was already able to take part in a major production such as an opera. This opera entitled "Mozart's "Magic Fantasy--A Journey through the Magic Flute" was officially endorsed and financially sponsored in part by Austrian Embassy in the Philippines from November 25-30, 2006 at St. Anne's Hall, Assumption School.


Decadance at Bourbon

Famed party place Bourbon Street Grill & Bar and their import DJ Boyet Almazan from Cosmo Manila whipped and rocked Iloilo's smart set and party animals to a shindig a few nights ago that had the crowd in dizzying spells as to where to go first and which to drop by last, as another happening was also in full swing just around the corner (on my next column)! Its just plain madness to miss these parties as the invitations promised a fun night to the max!


Habagat Outdoor's 20 years of adventure

Twenty years ago, filled with new possibilities brought by the "People Power" revolution, three friends decided to embark on a high adventure. Bound by a common passion -- the great outdoors, they set up a company that designed and manufactured outdoor equipment that was at par with imported gear because there was simply wasn't anything locally available then.

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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.


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