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Fishermen urge thorough probe on Iloilo River fish kill

Small fishermen are calling on the authorities to investigate the cause of the fish kill which occurred in Iloilo River beginning last Saturday.

Octogenarian hacks aging daughter

The Oton police is preparing a criminal complaint for frustrated parricide against an octogenarian for hacking his elderly daughter.

SPO3 Eduardo Rosa said that 84-year-old Ricardo Turija hacked and seriously wounded his unmarried daughter, Soldelita, 57 years old, at their house in Barangay Cagbang Sunday.

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Fish kill
Residents along the bank of the Iloilo River were alarmed by the sight of dead small fishes, eels and crabs floating on the water over the weekend. Authorities are still studying the possible cause of the fish kill.

'Private detective' indicted over gun raps, charges vs 3 Guimaras cops dropped

A 'Private Detective' cum agent of a detective and security agency was indicted for violation of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Gun Ban in an incident that rocked this province a month before the May elections.

Contained in an Amended Consolidated Resolution of five complaints, Provincial Prosecutor Luzermindo Calmorin found merit on the case against Rommel Sanchez alias Ramil Sanchez.


CLO hit over inaction on 'illegal' internet cafes

The City Legal Office (CLO) is reportedly giving the Task Force Adams Apple a could shoulder over the number of apprehensions they made against internet cafes that are operating without business permits. Up to this time no corresponding penalties were imposed to violators.

'Owners should have right to redeem foreclosed property'

City Councilor Jose Espinosa III said the city government should allow the owners of the property forfeited in favor of the city government for failure to pay necessary taxes to redeem their property.

Petronas to meet Antique officials soon

Representatives of Malaysian oil exploration firm Petronas will be coming over to Antique to brief local officials on its forthcoming drilling operations.

DILG allots P20-M standby calamity fund

Secretary Ronaldo Puno of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Sunday ordered officials tasked to monitor disaster relief and response efforts to draw up measures that will strengthen the coordination between the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) and local government units (LGUs) in the issuance of calamity alerts.

Guimaras cops cleared of grave misconduct, other raps

One senior police officer and two others, all organic members of the town's police office here were cleared of administrative charges. Slapped with grave misconduct, dishonesty and gross neglect of duty, the Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division (RIDMD) dropped the cases against Senior Police Officer 1 (SPO1) Nelson Deslate, Police Officer 2 (PO2) Jun Gonzales and PO2 Bobby Habana.

Dinagyang: One of MDGs ways to change the world

Dinagyang has added another feather to its cap when the festival was featured by Citynet, the Regional Network of Local Authorities for the Management of Human Settlements in its latest publication about Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) case studies from around the Asian Region.


BIR awards top Aklan taxpayers

For topping the list of the highest taxpayers in the province, nine taxpayers in Aklan were cited recently by the Bureau of Internal Revenue. The awarding of the top taxpayers of Aklan was one of the highlights of the bureau's 103rd anniversary, observance of which was held recently at the regional office of the BIR in Iloilo City.

Aklan coastal road to be named after Cardinal Sin

The House of Representatives headed by Speaker Jose de Venecia will soon take up the proposed naming of a long, coastal road in Aklan into the Jaime L. Cardinal Sin Highway.

Capiz to pick most child-friendly town

The provincial government of Capiz will scout for this year's most child-friendly town in the province.


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


The Iloilo River

/ By Alain Russ Dimzon

Young Voice:
That something

/ By Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Simple joys, ardent hopes

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Picture perfect

/ By Gordon Q. Guillergan

Rational Insanity:
Working for our culture

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Eye Opener:
City barangays should be reduced

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

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


Campus Fashionista 2007

Campus Fashionista 2007 second elimination

Four ladies and three gentlemen were chosen to vie for the Campus Fashionista 2007 title during the search's second elimination held at Robinsons Place Iloilo last Aug. 16, 2007. The winners were Edvi, Psyche, Kay Ann and Gian for the females and Junen, Michael and Peter for the males.


A fantasy wedding fair

The two-day Kasalan III held at Amigo Terrace Hotel was a successful romantic affair highlighted by fashion shows featuring the designs of Iloilo's pride Jaki Peñalosa and Mel Varca and Antique's renowned designers Oscar Alabariz, Jojo Sariaza and Cesar Saru.

----------------------------------------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.


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