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Prov'l treasurer to SP: 'We have over P606.5M cold cash in the Capitol'

Over P606.5 million in cold cash are in the coffers of the Iloilo Provincial Government with another P58 million more expected by the end of this month.

Peco cuts power rates

Panay Electric Company Inc. (Peco) yesterday announced the reduction of P0.6788 per kilowatt hour (kWh) in the Generation Component of the electric bills of its thousands of consumers starting this month of August.

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Firearms Cutting
A. Chris Fernandez
Soldiers cut into pieces the assorted firearms confiscated and recovered by the different units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) before they are burned.

AFP destroys loose firearms

A total of 168 confiscated firearms were cut into pieces then burned yesterday at the headquarters of the 6th Forward Service Support Unit, Army Support Command in Iloilo City as part of the Armed Forces of the Philippines's (AFP) program on demilitarization of captured firearms.


Boracay island administrator, anyone?

The Department of Tourism (DOT) in Western Visayas is pushing for the appointment of an administrator for Boracay Island as part of efforts to save the island-resort from unregulated development.

Repeal Tupas Jr.'s 'user's fee' ordinance, Suplico asks SP body

Vice Governor Rolex Suplico in his first official "regular" privilege speech attacked the ordinance authored by first cousin, Fifth District Congressman Neil Tupas Jr.

Task Force to study coal-fired power plant in city formed

A Task Force chaired by City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) chief Noel Hechanova was created by Mayor Jerry Treñas to study the possibility of having a coal-fired power plant in the city.

Treñas assures SEF is spent wisely

City Mayor Jerry Treñas said there is nothing to be alarmed in the use of the Special Education Fund (SEF) as all transactions related to the program are done above board. The disbursement of the fund is approved by the Local School Board.


Rehab plan for psycho-social health of oil spill affected residents pushed

A research team from a Toronto-based law school has called for a long-term rehabilitation plan in mental and pyschological health for residents affected by the massive oil spill that ravaged Guimaras Island last year and other disasters.

Aklan LGU asks how to use its P16-million environment fee collection

The local government of Malay here still has to decide on how it will dispose of its more or less P16-million environmental fee collection.

Bacolod water district inaugurates new rehabilitation projects

The Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA) will inaugurate Wednesday two of its major rehabilitation projects.


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


Bona fide TEXT:
"Am I just?"

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Temperance watch

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Rational Insanity:
My tips for impromptu speakers

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Eye Opener:
Philandering husbands beware!

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
The real terrorist

/ By Paolo Carreon

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


NN turns 75

NN turns 75 and still sailing on

One of the oldest domestic shipping company in the country and a respected name in sea lane travel, NEGROS NAVIGATION celebrated recently their Diamond Anniversary with a big celebration by honoring their top corporate clients, employees and other guests to a Hawaiian Dinner party and an award giving program at the classy Metropolis Clubhouse. Before that, a program was held at the SM City Iloilo.

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The Dreamer and the Preacher

Taking back all the glory to God, Iloilo's famous musician-priest, Fr. Jonas Mejares will once again stage an unforgettable concert-for-a-cause with Pinoy Dream Academy grand winner, Yeng Constantino on August 28, 2007 at the USA Gymnasium at 6:30 in the evening.

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Gold and Jong's love story

It was in January 2005, Dinagyang Festival when Ireneo "Jong"Grabato met Cherrie Gold Cajandig. Jong asked a common friend to introduce them but he failed to get her number. Their next meeting was in April 2005 and since then, he courted the woman of his dreams. He would send text messages to Gold everyday. Jong courted her the traditional way, too. He would send flowers and chocolates to Roxas City, where Gold lives, almost every week. It was in June 6, 2006 that Jong finally asked Gold for dinner and there, asked her if she would like to have him as her boyfriend.

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Diamonds on My Face

SO much has been said about diamond peel and how it makes one's skin youthful and vibrant. From what this writer has read, diamond peel is an effective and mechanical peeling of old skin. Unlike facials, this does not make one's face puffy after a session, it's fast and pain-free. Also, it removes 98 percent of the skin's imperfections after several sessions compared to facials, which can only deal with simple concerns like whiteheads and blackheads.


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