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Colada victory: End of Tupas dominance in SP

Tuesday's victory of Celia Colada and defeat of Lilia Gonzales in the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) elections will spell significant developments in the affairs of the Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) to the Executive Department.

Mirant Global eyeing coal-fired power plant in city?

Mirant Global Corporation which operates the 72-megawatt diesel power plant in Brgy. Ingore, La Paz reportedly offered to operate a coal-fired power plant in the city.

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NPC Power Barges
The two power barges of the National Power Corporation now provide part of the power supplied to city consumers but officials say it is still not enough especially that the city's power needs keep on rising.

Sidelight on the PCL elections

Tuesday's elections of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) here dubbed as the "Battle of the widows" was most eventful, thanks (or no thanks) to hecklers in the exclusive crowd of honorable men and women of Iloilo. And that unplanned "confrontation" of now PCL president, Celia Colada with another Celia, former Second District Board Member Celia Capadosa.


Vets off the hook in dog's death

Two veterinarians were absolved by the Regional Trial Court of the damages suit filed by a pet owner in March last year for the death of his precious kennel.

DOH cites successful breastfeeding activity in Iloilo City

The Department of Health -- Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) stressed that the introduction of breastmilk within the first hour and exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months would ensure the survival of the child.

WV public schools to implement 'Gulayan sa Paaralan'

Public elementary and secondary schools in Western Visayas will soon become a haven of nutritious varieties of vegetables when "Gulayan sa Paaralan" project is implemented.

Mabilog puts up lounge for reporters

For the first time, reporters covering the affairs of the city government and the Sangguniang Panlungsod will experience comfort as Vice Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog initiated a face lift of the media center.

Veterans Bank pays tribute to World War II veterans

The Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB) launched recently a traveling exhibit of memorabilia of war in honor of the veterans of World War II entitled "War of our Fathers...A Tribute to the Filipino Freedom Fighters" at the SM City Event Center.


Coconut pest found in Boracay

A specimen of larva and mature brontispa longissima attacking palms at Boracay Island in Aklan have been positively collected last August 10 by Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) and Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) - Plant Quarantine Service (PQS) team.

Gawad Galing Pook search on

The Galing Pook Foundation invites Local Government Units to participate in the annual search for outstanding local governance programs through the Gawad Galing Pook.

Roxas council for kids gets new members

City Mayor Vicente B. Bermejo has reconstituted the Roxas City Council for the Protection of Children to include new members from the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) and the non-government organization sector.


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:
Life's purpose or propulsion

/ By Paolo Carreon

The 'Filipino Time' Syndrome

/ By Philip S. Chua, M.D.

Equal treatment of students needed

/ By Manoy Teban

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



WVSU: More than a hundred years

Highlighting the achievements of the West Visayas State University for more than 100 years, the Centennial Exhibits at the Mall was held last July 23, 2007 at SM City Iloilo. Dr. Lourdes C. Arañador and Mr. and Mrs. Manrico Lataquin, distinguished alumni of the University opened the exhibits. Family collections of the Lataquins about WVSU are among those featured in the exhibits.


Why I took this course

There are many reasons why a person takes a particular course in college. Some of them are family influence, the prospect of having a huge income or the course is related to one's passion. Dannuel G. Uy finds out these college students' reasons for taking a particular course.

----------------------------------------Sunlife and Olympus

Of financials and photography

Guests including this writer were invited to experience flying with Sunlife Flexilink. Well, it's more like getting into the Sunlife makeshift plane-cum-exhibit area held at SM City Iloilo recently. Armed with individual earphones and small monitors, the guests were given an idea as to what Sunlife Flexilink is all about.

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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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