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Civil Service declares top Capitol posts vacant

Two top aides of Governor Niel Tupas Sr. are in deep trouble following the declaration of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) that the posts both occupy are vacant.

Multi-sectoral groups renew stance vs. coal-fired power plant

Environmental groups and the Catholic Church are opposing a plan to put up a coal-fired power plant in Iloilo City warning of health and pollution risks.

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Iloilo IT Week 2007
DTI Provincial Director Diosdado Cadena, Ben Jimena, CEDFIT executive director Boni Belen, and UPV Chancellor Glenn Aguilar lead the ribbon cutting for the opening of Iloilo IT Week 2007.

'IT success depends on leadership ability'

Cebu Educational Development Foundation of Information Technology executive director Boni Belen said the success of Information Technology (IT) is dependent on the leadership of the players in the industry. It does not only connotes innovation but also leadership.


Calinog has new court house

Cases under the 10th Municipal Circuit Trial Court (MCTC) could now be tried in the town's new Hall of Justice. The single detached-building amounted to P2.7 million. Both, the respondents and complainants can now freely move during trials in the modern court house.

Syjuco couple on Mejorada's fate: 'Good to wake up from a bad dream'

Iloilo's Second District power couple welcomed yesterday's development that established the rightful plight of former aide turned staunch critic, "Provincial Administrator" Manuel Mejorada.

3 city councilors won't join visit to coal-fired power plant in Taiwan

Three members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod turned down the invitation of Formosa Heavy Industries Inc. (FHI) to visit Taiwan next week relative to the proposal of the Global Business Power Corporation (GBPC) to construct a 100 megawatts coal-fired power plant in Iloilo City.

Councilor shrugs off concerns over SP not having new internal rules

Much ado about nothing.


Capiz anti-TB program gets boost

Service providers in the far-flung areas of Capiz were trained on sputum smearing to help in the tuberculosis (TB) control program of the government.

Negrense wins second in Malaysian chess tourney

An employee of the city government of Escalante City, this province wins the second place in the recently held 27th Astro Merdeka Rapid Open Team Chess Championship in Malaysia last month.

AFP Inspector General inaugurates new Army barracks in Aklan

Three new buildings to be used as barracks of officers, women personnel and enlisted personnel of the 47th Infantry Battalion based at Camp Jizmundo, Libas, Banga here were recently inaugurated with BGen. Samuel D. Narcise, Inspector General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines cutting the ceremonial ribbon.


Anything Under the Sun
Art triumvirate of Pavia (2)
Consumers Domain
Not a 9/11 poem
Without the Whitecoat
Cure all... it is just too much
Bridging the gap
The Japanese landing of Botong, Oton, Iloilo
Poetry: beyond classroom memorization
Health @ Heart
It improves sex life too 2


Bona fide TEXT:
On dates and dating

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Eye Opener:
Were hundreds missed in August '07 census?

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Childhood memories

/ By Kathy M. Villalon

Young Voice:
Putting the elephant inside the refrigerator

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Blessed Assurance:
The Dash (-) in the Grave Stone

/ By Karen Mae Barredo

Rational Insanity:
Jovita -- Diva, Prima Donna

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

People power

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
Filipino migrant workers and economic struggle

/ By Paolo Carreon



JD opens at the Iloilo airport

Light and heavy breakfast as well as snacks can be enjoyed even better at the Iloilo Airport with the recent opening of JD Bakeshop at the departure area. Travelers can now enjoy JD Bakeshop's brand of affordable and quality products for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks or even pasalubong.

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Simply Red

Iloilo's bar scene got a new kind of high lately, when one of the its most enduring night spots this side of town, " I am referring to FLOW Resto Lounge dearie what else", threw the biggest club party ever with a record high of almost 1,300 plus guests who came to drop by and party.

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Pink Mushroom

The walls were painted baby pink, hot pink and white, while the mushrooms were colored in burgundy. The seats are also in pink and from what I have heard from owner May Pineda, all their food have mushrooms!

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A look inside the Guimaras Museum

Western Visayas has its newest museum in the Municipality of Jordan, Province of Guimaras. Take a look of significant artifacts and relics from the 17th century as it merges with beautifully-crafted religious icons on display.


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