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Tupas: Suplico's speech can't remove Mejorada, Cabaluna from office

Provincial Administrator Manuel Mejorada and Provincial Legal Office chief Atty. Salvador Cabaluna still enjoy the trust and confidence of Governor Niel Tupas Sr. despite the explosive disclosure of Vice Gov. Rolex Suplico the other day that the positions held by the two officials are deemed vacant by the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

Liga exec on resetting of brgy, SK polls: 'So be it'

The Lower House-backed resetting of polls is neither good news or bad news for Board Member Angel Briones.

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Iloilo IT Week 2007
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Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas Sr. answers the questions from the media inside his office yesterday.

HSA difficult to implement--Usec. Blancaflor

Law-enforcers are having difficulty implementing the Human Security Act because of the stringent requirements imposed by the law, according to the spokesman of the government's Anti-Terrorism Task Force.

Undersecretary Ricardo Blancaflor said no anti-terrorism cases have been filed nearly two months after the HSA (Republic Act 9372) because policemen and prosecutors have to show proof that the three basic elements that will make a crime a terrorist act are present before cases are filed against suspected terrorists.


PCG monitoring minor oil spill in Romblon

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is closely monitoring a minor oil spill caused by a salvaging operation near Mindoro.

Probe up as support increases for Info Office chief

Two committees of the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) will lead the investigation on the reported abolition of at least four Capitol offices.

CLO can't file cases vs. power thieves

The City Legal Office (CLO) cannot file cases against power pilferers in the city. Instead, it can only assist the Task Force Boltahe in the preparation of sworn statements and evidences recovered by the apprehending team.

Judge Patricio named outstanding RTC judge in the country

Iloilo City is again placed in the limelight as one of the judges from the Chief Justice Ramon Avanceña Hall of Justice was chosen as Outstanding Regional Trial Court Judge in the 2007 Search for Outstanding Judges and Clerks of Court.


Campus paper advisers to undergo journalism training

Campus Paper advisers from colleges and universities in the region will come together to share experiences and learn from each other in a three-day training to be facilitated by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in Western Visayas.

DFA sets mobile passport services

Residents of the provinces of Negros Occidental and Aklan who plan to visit or work abroad need not visit the Department of Foreign Affairs 6 Regional Office based here in this city to secure their passports.

Ex-guv sees two Aklan districts in 2010

Ex vice governor Atty. Ronquillo Tolentino sees the Aklan province divided in two districts in the coming 2010 Presidential and local elections.


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


Looking and seeing

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
Of babies and running a marathon

/ By Paolo Carreon

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



Avon spearheads advocacy against breast cancer

Well into its 15th year of working towards helping women win the fight against breast cancer, Avon remains the world's leading corporate crusader against the disease. To date, the global company for women has raised over $500 million to advance breast cancer education and awareness, screening and diagnosis, access to treatment, support services, and scientific research in over 50 countries.

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More Ilonggos benefit from medical mission

A group of concerned companies joined forces last Aug. 26, 2007 in order to provide medical assistance to 1, 500 Ilonggos at the University of Iloilo. They were Bombo Radyo (spearheading the activity), Saviour International Hospital, Medicus, Health Link, University of San Agustin College of Pharmacy, GX International and UI.

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The International Associations of Lions Club District 301-B had so much fun last Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 during the Fellowship Night and Governor's Ball respectively. Both were held at Amigo Terrace Hotel's Coral Ballroom. On the first night, the Lions came in their different costumes --- Japanese, Chinese, dolls, princesses, cowboys, and more.


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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