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Priests want practice of enclosing plazas stopped

Priests in the city of Iloilo have called on Mayor Jerry Treñas to put an end to the practice of enclosing public plazas and "turning them into a market place and source of noise pollution" during high religious festivities and district fiestas.

DOT reg'l exec to mediate on Boracay conflict

The Department of Tourism has stepped in to settle the dispute between the Aklan provincial government and the Malay municipality over the collection of a P50 environmental fee paid by tourists going to Boracay Island.

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The priests have initiated a move to protect the plazas from further destruction. They have called on the city mayor to put an end to the common practice of enclosing plazas for various commercial activities during fiesta celebrations

DOH central office orders probe on DOH 6 oil spill masks buy

More aftershocks are now felt from the unfortunate oil spill disaster that hit the island-province of Guimaras nearly 13 months after it made the headlines.  With life back to normal and business as usual for affected residents in former 'ghost villages' here, reports of "ghost" procurement of oil spill masks now haunt regional executives of the Department of Health (DOH).


Pesina threatens to file civil case against

The plan of Mayor Jerry Treñas to expedite the construction of the multi-million seven storey new Iloilo City Hall building might be hindered after a city councilor, who actually is his political ally, threatened to file a temporary restraining order (TRO) before the court with regard to the forthcoming demolition of the old city hall building.

Four city dads a no-show in P350 M loan signing

Four city councilors did not attend the signing of the P350 million loan agreement between the city government and the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) last Friday. The loan is intended for the construction of the seven-storey new City Hall building.

Education campaign adopts 10 city elem. schools

Ten public elementary schools in the city are placed in the priority list of the 57/75 education campaign to address their low performance rating. The schools were identified based on the result of the recent 2006-2007 National Achievement Test (NAT).

City vies for another clean and green regional championship title

The regional evaluation team is expected to visit the city either sometime end of October or early November. Pre-evaluation is on-going with the city's task force on clean and green (TFCG) making sure that all criteria for the contest are met.


P.5-M vegetable project up in Aklan

The production enhancement of vegetables in the province of Aklan was given a boost as the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) recently gave its nod to the proposed P525, 400 high-value vegetable crop production project of the Aklan State University.

Thousands join anti-dengue rally in Bacolod City

Bacolod City -- Close to 5000 marchers joined the rally against dengue recently that has now claimed the lives of 28 Negrenses and has afflicted more than 1,600 Bacoleños.

Mayor orders no entry, no exit of ornamental palms to and from Boracay

Kalibo, Aklan -- Ornamental palms coming from other parts of the country are now banned from entering Boracay Island, to prevent the further infestation of Brontispa, a flat and slender beetle that feeds on the soft tissues of coconut fronds and other species of palm plants which has already reached Boracay Island and has started destroying planted palms in beachfront resorts, as well as the coconuts growing in the island.


Anything Under the Sun
Art triumvirate of Pavia (2)
Consumers Domain
Suspension of NBN project not enough
Without the Whitecoat
Occupational Medicine... Moving On
Bridging the gap
Early banking and finance in Iloilo
Poetry: beyond classroom memorization
Health @ Heart
Coffee reduces diabetes risk


A triumph of justice and the rule of law?

/ By Perfecto R. Yasay Jr.

Poor Erap, and so are we

'Come home Dad'

/ By Brave One

Hemorrhagic dengue fever

/ By Boni L. Lee

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
The truth and the Cardinal

/ By Paolo Carreon

Attention all senior citizens (This article is for you)

/ By Rhea B. Peñaflor

Bona fide TEXT:
Heavens and the Earth

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Chastity education vs. sex education

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

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

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Treasures at the end of the rainbow

/ By Kathy M. Villalon

Young Voice:

/ By Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Blessed Assurance:
How to release your burden

/ By Karen Mae Barredo

Rational Insanity:
A talk on creative writing - Part II

/ By Bryan Mari Argos



Fr. Manny celebrates his birthday

Fr. Manny Uy, the very amiable and effective priest of Sta. Maria Parish and the school administrator of Ateneo de Iloilo, celebrated his birthday recently.


Ruby celebrates, too

It was a celebration that Ruby Gapasin will never forget when on Aug. 11, 2007, she held a party for family and friends to mark her birthday, which actually was a day before. She celebrated this in Oriental Wok, a restaurant at Boardwalk that she owns with her sisters.

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Good things about coffee

Coffee, a well-loved beverage, just made headlines for possibly cutting the risk of the latest disease epidemic, enhance athlete stamina and improve students' performance



Great budgeted food finds for the holidays

The cool breeze of the BER months is being felt nowadays and certainly, the rainy season is still here. With the usual traffic when it's raining, you would think it's the Christmas holidays, which is actually just around the corner.



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