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Families of missing activists want AFP spokesman subpoenaed

A spokesman of the Armed Forces who claimed that communist rebels were behind the abduction of two Iloilo activists was a no-show at a hearing yesterday on a petition for habeas corpus filed by the families of the missing activists.

CBCP welcomes Estrada guilty verdict

Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines President and Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo yesterday said the guilty verdict against former President Joseph Estrada for the crime of plunder was a "warning sign" against graft and corruption.

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Nestor Burgos Jr.
Families and friends of Nilo Arado and Ma. Luisa Posa-Dominado, shown picketing in front of the Hall of Justice yesterday, are not losing hope in their search for the missing activists.

Tupas ally 'thumbs-down' to P350M project

Sentiments against the Capitol's planned construction of a P350 million Convention Center got major backing from known allies of the project-proponent, Governor Niel Tupas Sr.


Sandiganbayan verdict on Erap, a warning to corrupt officials

City Mayor Jerry Treñas said the conviction of former President Joseph Estrada for plunder should serve as a warning to all the corrupt officials in the country. He said this simply proves that "no one is above the law and all must contend with the rule of laws."

AFP negotiating for surrender of eight rebels

Following President Arroyo's offer of amnesty to communist insurgents, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is negotiating for the surrender of eight rebels.

Neophytes cops undergo training on Counter Insurgency

Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 yesterday started the 49-day PNP Modified Special Counter-Insurgency Operations Unit Training (SCOUT) to 224 neophyte police officers.

DILG tasked to oversee public safety plans during disasters

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is tasked by President Arroyo to oversee the direct participation and performance of the Local Government Units in addressing the needs of the citizenry during calamities.


Wanted: Coconut pest spies

The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) is urging the public to report to its respective provincial offices and local government units any sighting of brontispa longissima - infested coconut tree to help contain the rapidly spreading coconut pest.

PGMA keen on monitoring rehab programs for Guimaras

Outgoing Incident Commander for Task Force Solar Oil Spill, and outgoing Presidential Adviser for Western Visayas Secretary Rafael L. Coscolluela emphasized that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is very keen on monitoring the rehabilitation programs of Guimaras province.

DOST searches for new scholars

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is scouting for the next government scholars in high school.


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


Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
The truth and the Cardinal

/ By Paolo Carreon

After Erap's conviction at Sandiganbayan, now what?

/ By Rhea B. Peñaflor

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


Ludovico Betila Jr

Go Fish: Ludovico Betila Jr. a.k.a. "Jing and his passion for sports fishing"

Fishing has become a popular recreation for many. The primary reward for recreational fishing is not the monetary value of the catch or for food but the challenge of finding a fish and capturing it.


IYO in Concert a success

Last Sept. 2, 2007, Iloilo Youth Orchestra, Inc.(IYO) held its concert with a bang. IYO is a non-stock, non-profit organization duly incorporated by Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) on January 3, 2007. It has the mission of training and developing local musicians, creating performance opportunities for musical artists, promoting collaboration with local artists and encouraging the involvement and support of the local community in the artistic endeavors of the organization.


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.


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