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Fate of P350M Capitol Convention Center out in 2 weeks

Is the Province of Iloilo ready for the construction of a P350 million Convention Center? Is the Provincial Government capable of balancing its delivery of basic services should it incur an added loan of P350 million?

Buenavacz gets failing grade from govt planners on P350 M Capitol project

Members of the 9th Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) now wants a "full-blown" Feasibility Study on the P350 million planned Convention Center.

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Sangguniang Panlalawigan
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan working as a committee of the whole during yesterday's hearing on the provincial government's plan to put up a P350 million convention center. In photo are: (from left) Board Member Macario Napulan, Vice Gov. Rolex Suplico, Board Member Arthur Defensor Jr., Board Member Jett Rojas, Board Member Mariono Malones, and Board Member Jesus Salcedo.

Call center threatens to withdraw due to unstable power situation

A call center which is planning to put up a branch in the city might withdraw its proposal due to the unstable power situation here.

Mayor Jerry Treñas, after learning of this report, is trying to mediate between the representatives of the call center and the owner of the building where the call center would be situated.


Filing of COCs for barangay, SK polls begins Sept. 14

Though nothing is certain yet whether the synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections would push through on October 29, 2007 or not, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here will start accepting certificates of candidacy (COC) from September 14 to to 19, 2007.

City Peace and Order Council reconstituted

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas signed executive orders number 43 and 43-A reconstituting the membership of the Iloilo City Peace and Order Council (ICPOC).

City to save P105 M from LBP loan

The city government will incur a savings of roughly P105 million in its P350 million loan for the construction of a seven-storey city hall building after the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) agreed to lower its interest rates.

Treñas re-issues regulations for government-owned vehicles

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas recently re-issued a memorandum order (MO) on the use of government-owned vehicles for proper guidance of all city officials and drivers.


P2.45 M awaits environment-friendly barangays and schools

The Provincial Government of Negros Occidental thru the Provincial Environment Management Office has announced the Search for Most Environment-Friendly Barangays and Schools. Now on its fifth year, the Environment-Friendly Search will start its activities this September and the winners will be awarded on June 2008 during the Culmination of the Provincial Environment Week.

Tindahan Natin operators federate

The Capiz Federation of Tindahan Natin Operators Association vows to be a mover of the grains industry in the province.

Antique Federation of Cooperatives supports NATCCO's N-Cash

The Antique Federation of Cooperatives (AFCCUI) supports the National Cash Card Program (N-Cash) of the National Confederation of Cooperatives where Overseas Filipino Workers can remit dollars to their families at a much lower dollar remittance fee, said Paz O. Pido.

Capiz rice harvest season now on-going

"The province's rice harvest for the wet season is now on-going."


Anything Under the Sun
Art triumvirate of Pavia (2)
Consumers Domain
Why remove Raul's posters?
Without the Whitecoat
Occupational Medicine... Moving On
Bridging the gap
Communication facilities in Iloilo, early 20th C.
Nipped in the bud of youth
Health @ Heart
Cellular phones and health


Bona fide TEXT:
Heavens and the Earth

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Religion as unifying tool in society

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Eye Opener:
Barangay, SK polls should no longer be postponed

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

The law of attraction

/ By Kathy M. Villalon

Young Voice:
My soggy flat black doll shoes

/ By Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Blessed Assurance:
How to release your burden

/ By Karen Mae Barredo

Rational Insanity:
A talk on creative writing -- Part I

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

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

/ By Paolo Carreon



Miggy's kick

Oscar Miguel "Miggy" Paz is no ordinary kid in your block. He's hyperactive and he excels in taekwondo and football.and swimming. This 11-year-old jin is a student of the Bethany Life Center Academy and son of Irene Paz, a single mom.


Sheilamar's Coming Out Party

It was night to remember for radiant debutante Sheilamar Joy Alegre Gascon, when she was formally introduced to society with a coming out dinner-dance reception at Punta Villa Resort a few weeks ago. Proud parents, Marlon and Shirley Gascon together with their other daughters Marley Jane and baby Shammarah Jill were all in high spirits as they greeted the guests gracing the occasion.

----------------------------------------Dr. Doris Mendoza

Bosom friends

It is devastating for a woman to be diagnosed with breast cancer. Although the support of family and friends is crucial, still, a cancer-stricken individual would be able to deal with her illness better if she has a support group. A group of women, who also experienced or are experiencing what she's going through.

----------------------------------------St. Therese College

Ginoo at Mutya ng Wika '07

St. Therese Colleges celebrated Filipino Week last Aug. 13, 2007 through the search for Ginoo at Mutya ng Wika at the Robinsons Place Iloilo. Moi judged along with Ramil Oñate and Josephine Montiague.


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