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Ombudsman beef up Visayas offices

The Office of the Ombudsman is beefing up its offices in the Visayas to strengthen its anti-graft campaign.

Treñas urges city residents to practice composting

Mayor Jerry Treñas encouraged city residents to practice composting of bio-degradable materials to lessen the waste materials transported to the Calajunan dumpsite. He said it is very easy to compost the bio-degradable materials particularly the household wastes.

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Wheelchair Recipients
Photo courtesy of Arnold Almacen
Two-year old Rey Charles Ignacio of Calaparan, Arevalo is the youngest beneficiary while Ramona Pecina of Don Esteban, Lapuz is the oldest to avail of the wheelchair.

PGMA dissolves oil spill task force

President Macapagal-Arroyo has dissolved the regional task force on the Solar I oil spill.

Outgoing Presidential Adviser for Western Visayas Rafael Coscolluela said the President has issued Administrative Order 191 which abolishes the Task Force Solar I Oil Spill (TF SOS) to streamline procedures related to the implementation of rehabilitation programs for areas affected by last years massive oil spill in Guimaras.


Treñas attends Indonesia Sanitation Summit 2007

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas recently received an invitation to be the keynote speaker in the Indonesia Sanitation Summit 2007 in Balai Kartini, Jakarta on September 3rd to 5th.

2-yr old boy youngest wheelchair recipient

A two-year old boy and an 81-year old woman were among the 86 recipients of free wheelchairs from the Project Paglaum of Vice Mayor Jed Mabilog and Operation Blessing Foundation which were distributed yesterday at the Jaro gymnasium.

Zulueta lashes at Antiquiera anew

City Councilor Perla Zulueta lashed at Councilor Eldrid Antiquiera in last Wednesday's regular session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod over the latter's investigation of a milling firm, of which he is a retaining counsel.

WV youths avail of PGMA educational assistance program

Around fifty (50) youth in Western Visayas will benefit from the President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo-Educational Assistance Program (PGMA-EAP) being undertaken by the Department of Social Welfare and Development.


DOLE warns anew against internet-based recruitment

Labor Secretary Arturo Brion cautioned anew Filipino workers looking for overseas jobs to be wary of job offers through the Internet.

BIR awards top Capiceño taxpayers

The Bureau of Internal Revenue regional office cited the top Capiceño taxpayers of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue District Office No. 72 for the period July 2006 to July 2007.

Coco coir eyes domestic market

The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) here said that the coconut coir produced by Capiz Small Coconut Farmers Marketing Cooperative (CASCOFAMCO) is initially intended for the domestic market.


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
The Spanish occupation of Capiz
A taste of home
Health @ Heart
It improves sex life too


The Apeiron:
A hopeful's journey in the world of journalism

/ Mary Ann F. Morano

Bona fide TEXT:
Goodbye for now

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

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



Flare up through Outbursts

Outbursts is the first-ever piecemeal exhibit by Anthony Castillo at the UPV Art Gallery within the main building of UP in the Visayas. It illustrates his sketches and representations of ballpoint cartoon by means of utilizing ball pen as his tool in creating assorted drawings and portrayal. As said by Castillo, "Outbursts is an expression of one's self; fundamentally your feelings in your way of thinking."


Cheska's 1st birthday

Franjieh Eon Angelo Tiu and Shanie Martinez-Tiu, loving parents to Francesca 'Cheska' Ean Alexis Tiu, celebrated their daughter's much anticipated first birthday recently at The Centennial Grand Ballroom of The Centennial Resort Hotel and Convention Center. The party's Care Bear theme was conceptualized by The Party Specialist from the transformation of the ballroom to a kids' paradise to the tiniest details such as name tag.

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Romeo and Juliet, the Ilonggo touch

Kathy Villalon talks to Seven Malaga as regards the staging of the classic, Romeo and Juliet in Iloilo City, through his outfit called Will Mark The Sport Productions. Take a peek at the production outfit and the play through this interview

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Fr. Romulo Pana and the Batch'82: Helping, Serving For The Glory of God

August 14, 2007 is a special day for the people of Lawigan, San Joaquin, Iloilo. 71 kilometers south of Iloilo City, Lawigan is home to the Our Lady of Salvation Parish. It was to be a day of thanksgiving and gratitude for the blessing and the gift of the Lawigan locals in Reverend Father Romulo Pana. A day of celebration in the 25th anniversary of his ordination and the Batch '82 to the priesthood.


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