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Guimarasnons remember oil spill first anniversary

Guimarasnons commemorating the first anniversary of the massive oil spill that ravaged their island and forever changed their lives will treat guests to sea food in a day long program today, Friday, at the provincial capitol at the capital town of Jordan.

'Solar I oil spill: A bad dream that still doesn't want to go away'

Joel Villagracias still clearly remembers that night.

He and his family were asleep in their nipa hut when they were first roused by the cries of their youngest child who had difficulty breathing.

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Traffic Accident
A. Chris Fernandez
Traffic got stuck in this protion of the Diversion Road yesterday morning after a car went out of control and rammed against a concrete electrical post. Fortunately, nobody was hurt in the accident.

Search for model employee on

To motivate the Sangguniang Panlungsod employees to work better, Vice Mayor Jed Mabilog has introduced a project dubbed as ”Model Employee of the Month." The search for model employee is open to all regular employees in the city council.

Mabilog said he has already asked all the department heads to come up with a criteria in the search for model employee. There are 60 regular employees at the SP. The winner will receive cash and a plaque of recognition. The amount has yet to be decided.


9 Ilonggo Marines off to Basilan to help in operations vs. Muslim terrorists

Nine Ilonggo Marines from support units here in Western Visayas are off to serve as part of the select augmentation forces in ongoing government operations in Basilan.

Have we learned from last year's massive oil spill?

Have we learned from last year's massive oil spill that struck Guimaras? Are we better prepared to deal with a similar crisis?

Treñas, Mabilog issue conflicting statements on search for coal-fired power plant investor

Mayor Jerry Treñas and Vice Mayor Jed Mabilog yesterday issued conflicting statements over the city's plan to look for investors to put up a coal-fired power plant here.

City allocates P34 M for electricity bills

Seventy-five percent of the Supplemental Budget No. 3 approved by the Sangguniang Panlungsod recently is for the city's electricity bills. The SB No. 3 amounted to P45,492,392.

Northern Panay may experience below normal rainfall -- PAGASA

The northern Panay Island is expected to experience below normal rainfall conditions along with central and southern Mindanao.


Capiz promotes 'Tipid Abono' program

The provincial government through its Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) is continuously advocating to Capiceño farmers the "Tipid Abono Program" to reduce their farm production costs.

Aklan solon urges Boracay stakeholders to heed DENR moratorium on new dev't

Stakeholders in Boracay should fully cooperate with new DENR Secretary Lito Atienza's imposed six-month moratorium on new construction in the world-famous island in the midst of concerns on overcrowding, flooding and other environmental problems, according to Aklan Congressman Florencio T. Miraflores.

The Cascades to hold a farewell concert in Roxas City

The Cascades will return to Asia in August 2007 for the last time for their FAREWELL TOUR. Their itinerary will take them to several cities of the Philippines. From Manila, the tour will proceed to Macau and Shanghai, China and end in Sydney, Australia. JOHN GUMMOE, GABE LAPANO, TONY GRASSO and CHUCK CREWS are going back to their solo careers after recording and going on tour for the past three years. Yes, The Cascades are disbanding!


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
On the foundation of the province of Antique
Unrealized hopes, uncompromising principles
Health @ Heart
The Wonders of Folic Acid


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


Neny Dawn Jover

When Dreams Come True: Neny Dawn Jover talks about designing for Barbie dolls and girls

BEING part of the Robinsons Design Lab 2007 was a dream come true for Neny Dawn Jover. The realization of such dream was even sweeter when she emerged as the winner, paving the way for her to showcase her bright and new ideas in designing. Get to know more about this 22-year-old Hotel and Restaurant Management student and one of Iloilo City's young dynamic designers.

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Sitio Iday: Of beautiful mountains and music

SOME 337 hectares of grassy meadows make up Sitio Iday, located high in the boundary villages of Canauili and Panilihan, 15 kilometers from the poblacion of Janiuay. Surrounded by mountains and hills, the area composed of 167 households and populated by 888 peace-loving people headed by Brgy. Capt. Rogelio Vendor Sr., offers a perfect recreation setting for boundless outdoor activities popular among backpackers, campers and hikers.


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!


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