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Suplico-Tupas bets up in PCL polls

So whose hand will rock the cradle?

The answer seemingly in the influence of two top Ilonggo politicians whose bets will run against each other in tomorrow's elections of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) here.

Groups score delay in release of Guimaras rehab funds

A nationwide organization of fisherfolks and an environmental group have scored the delay in the release of the bulk of rehabilitation funds intended for communities and areas affected by last year's massive oil spill on Guimaras Island.

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Solar I Oil Spill First Anniversary
Philippine Coast Guard Western Visayas commander Luis Tuason Jr. and Task force Solar I Oil Spill chair Rafael Coscolluela toss flowers into the sea on board the Coast Guard vessel BRP Edsa II. The vessel visited the area off Guimaras waters where the ill-fated tanker sank last Saturday, August 11, in commemoration of the disaster's first anniversary. (See story)

Shining Ilonggo spirit of differently-abled Ilonggos

A new breed of Ilonggo workers are currently entrusted with government projects that call for the making of some 25,000 steel school chairs. Year back some of them spend their days as beggars, left with no other recourse because of their disabilities.


Families, friends celebrate Luing's 52nd birthday

It was a fitting party with food, poems, songs and cake topped with red icing and trimmings.

Task Force SOS revisits site where Solar I sank

Flowers were tossed into the seas of Guimaras Saturday to remember and honor the victims and heroes of last year's massive oil spill, considered the country's worst environmental disaster.

Crew of Solar 1 recall '8/11'

As government officials held a mass to commemorate the country's worst oil spill in Guimaras, the crew of the ill-fated oil tanker Solar 1 opted to remember it in a playful and light-hearted way.

City to impose new schedule for streetlights

City Mayor Jerry Treñas has ordered new lighting schedule for the city's streetlights in order to save on electricity bills. As this developed, the Task Force Boltahe of the City Engineers Office was ordered to cut-off electrical connections in the gymnasiums with very high electrical bills.


Visayan Sea, the world epicenter for marine biodiversity -- American scientist

"The world's largest concentration of marine life is found in the Philippines, more specifically in the Visayan Sea." This unequivocal declaration came from Dr. Kent E. Carpenter, an American ichthyologist, marine biologist, and marine conservationist from the Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.

Petron to begin stocking of fish cages in Guimaras

As part of its commitment to give more livelihood opportunities to Guimarasnons, Petron will begin fingerling stocking of two of the three fish cages it established at the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) area in the town of Nueva Valencia before the end of August. Initially, the target beneficiaries will come from four baranggays namely Igang, Magamay, Pandaraonan, and Dolores.

BIR Capiz hikes July tax take

There is a P1.910 million excess in the revenue collection in Capiz this July.

Hunger mitigation program top priority in Antique's agenda

The Provincial Development Council -- Sectoral Committee met and discussed ways to integrate Hunger Mitigation Program in the Provincial Development Plan.


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


Rational Insanity:
My tips for impromptu speakers

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Eye Opener:
Philandering husbands beware!

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Truly socially involved

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
The real terrorist

/ By Paolo Carreon

Bona fide TEXT:
Filipino, Wika ng Bawat Pilipino

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Wrong type of bravery

/ By Manoy Teban

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


Ilonggo 2D Animators

Ilonggo 2D Animators aim high

"THERE'S no better life than living your lifelong passion," says 21-year-old Robert Lorenz Gustilo, one of the 35 talented graduating second batch of Professional Assistant 2D Animation scholars at Western Visayas College of Science and Technology.


Hot Flow

The already hot Smallville had another temperature rising to two degrees when popular Flow Resto Lounge brought in fire by bringing in hot and sexy lady guest disc jockey, foxy Allen Hernandez to do magic spinning on their soundboard together with DJ Jay Villaruz that had all those sexy dazzling ladies like Stephanie "Tipay" Gumban, Denise Guillergan, Maydelyn Sajor, Samantha Pedrones, Jam Arabang, Jerika Subiri and Julien Savilla almost "leap with joy' to the intoxicating sounds of Foxy Allen like Stars In Their Eyes, Rice, Kiss,Kiss,Kiss and Kingdom Of Pretty.

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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.


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