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AFP honor up on 2 Ilonggo soldiers killed in Basilan encounter

Awards for gallantry are underway for families of two Ilonggo soldiers recently killed in action in Basilan.

Iloilo hospital 'user's fee' probe on

Formal committee hearing on the user's fee imposed in all Iloilo District Hospitals will begin Wednesday. Such, as preliminary talks concluded with top office chiefs in the Capitol, Philhealth officials, chiefs of hospitals and the Capitol clinic.

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Infante Flyover
Workers have started installing the girders for the Infante flyover project which is expected to be finished next month.

Guimaras mangroves recovering--DENR

Mangroves heavily contaminated by last year's massive oil spill in Guimaras are showing signs of resiliency and natural recovery, according to a study of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).


Treñas selected for Mirant Leadership Fellows Program

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas has been selected join the Mirant Leadership Fellows (MLF) Program of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Mirant Center in Makati City slated middle of next month.

Iloilo City solon favors coal-fired power plant

Rep. Raul Gonzalez Jr. is amenable to the idea of having a coal-fired power plant in Iloilo City provided it has a modern technology and will cause no harm in the environment.

Raul Jr. prefers to have his parents enjoy life outside politics

If Representative Raul Gonzalez Jr. is to be asked, he prefers to have his family including his parents to live a simple and peaceful life and not to spend the rest of their lives in politics.

World Vision launches volunteers against TB

As the nation celebrates lung month this August, World Vision will be launching a new group of volunteers who vowed to continue to fight tuberculosis (TB) in the country that currently ranks 9th globally for having the highest number of cases of the deadly disease.


Jamindan town seals agreement on coconut nursery

The municipal government of Jamindan, Capiz in partnership with the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) will establish a coconut nursery to provide seedling needs of the municipal government's coconut replanting program.

Negros Occidental LGUs get six firetrucks

Negros Occidental Governor Joseph G. Marañon together with local chief executives from the six towns and cities of the province received fire trucks courtesy of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Fire Prevention Volunteers Association, a social service group of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCI), in a simple ceremony in front of the Provincial Capitol recently.

OTOP corner, pasalubong center opening at Kalibo Airport set

Aklan's One Town, One Product (OTOP) corner and Pasalubong Center located at the Pre-Departure Area of the Kalibo Airport here is set to be opened on August 30 here.


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


Squatters: Failed lives in the city

/ By Manoy Teban

Rational Insanity:
Why do soap operas sell?

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Pope and priestly concerns

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

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

Picture perfect

/ By Gordon Q. Guillergan

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.


Special Team

A special team

Special Olympics is an international program of year-round sports training and athletic competition for more than one million children and adults who are intellectually challenged.


Dagyang: An Ilonggo Story

A movie is a significant medium for communicating ideas and changing society. Thus, when Atty. Joenar Pueblo produced Dagyang and when Ilonggos like Councilor Julienne Baronda, Erwin Chiongson and Joanne Paulette Libo-on, among others, agreed to be part of the movie "Dagyang: An Ilonggo Story," we felt proud.


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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