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Higher fines for 'illegal' sex workers sought

Task Force Adams Apple has asked the Sangguniang Panlungsod to amend City Ordinance 330 series of 1992 to pave way to the imposition of stiffer penalties against registered sex workers and freelance sex workers caught violating the said ordinance.

Tupas-Garin tiff continues

From the halls of the Capitol to the halls of Congress, the 'Clash of the (Ilonggo) Titans,' or family members at least, continue.

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Kid in sidewalk
At a very young age this little girl becomes exposed to the reality of life, staying at her father's shoe repair shop in Ledesma Street instead of playing with her fellow kids at home.

Group lauds media coverage of 2007 polls

The media did a better job in covering this year's elections compared to the 2004 polls but a lot of work needs to be done, according to a media watchdog that monitored the coverage of major news organizations during the election period.


2 Iloilo City schools get Brigada Eskwela citations

Two schools in Iloilo City got recognition from the Department of Education (DepEd) as among the Most Innovative 2007 Brigada Eskwela Implementers.

Residents divided over coal-fired power plant proposal

Residents of Brgy. Ingore, La Paz, the proposed site of a coal-fired power plant, are divided on the issue of whether to allow such plant to operate or not.

Calinog still top nutrition awardee

The municipality of Calinog retained its Outstanding Nutrition Program Implementor Award for three consecutive years after it bested other municipalities in the provincial evaluation conducted by the Provincial Nutrition Evaluation Team last May 21 to June 5, 2007.

SP OK's Mabilog's plan to meet prov'l board

The Sangguniang Panlungsod has granted the request of Vice Mayor Jed Mabilog to have a private breakfast forum with the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to discuss socio-economic concerns between the city and province.

City Gov't turns over P2M infra to Calaparan Elem. School

The Iloilo City Government has turned over last Aug. 16, 2007 a two-classroom two-storey building and one school mini gym worth P2 million to the Calaparan Elementary School.


NPA rebel lays down high-powered guns

A self- confessed New Peoples Army member operating in the area of South Western Front, Komiteng Rehiyonal Negros (SWF- KRN) returned to the folds of the government very recently.

DA eyes malungay for food fortification, exports

The Department of Agriculture (DA) will conduct a comprehensive study on the impact of the malunggay on the campaign to reduce malnutrition and increase the incomes of farmers who would cultivate the hardy tree and supply local and foreign corporations with natural ingredients that have significant cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications.

28 Pinoy Youth Ambassadors to join 34th SSEAYP

Twenty-eight of the Philippines' finest youth leaders are sailing the seas to participate in a diplomatic and cultural exchange program aimed at cultivating the spirit of Asian cooperation. They will represent the country to the 34th Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP).


Anything Under the Sun
Art triumvirate of Pavia (2)
Consumers Domain
Illegitimate toxic debt
Without the Whitecoat
Cure all... it is just too much
Bridging the gap
Negros Island during the Spanish period
One World, One Promise
Health @ Heart
14 ways to good health


Rational Insanity:
Working for our culture

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Eye Opener:
City barangays should be reduced

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Freedom and obedience

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

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


My favorite shoes

My favorite shoes

Shoes! Nowadays, people don't just buy shoes because of comfort. We also take into consideration the aesthetic aspect and durability.
Fashion patrol DANNUEL UY shares what he and his friends love about their footwear.

----------------------------------------Maximum Tolerance

Maximum Tolerance

WORKS of seven Ilonggo artists which were entries in the recentprestigious Philip Morris Art Competition, are on exhibit at GalleriGrapphito until Aug. 31, 2007. Featured in "Maximum Tolerance" are the works of Lester Amacio,Czar Arro, Guijo Duenas, Allain Hablo, Rheo Nepomuceno, PierrePatricio and PG Zoluaga.


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.


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