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Mission: Terminate Brontispa ASAP

Government intervention is now in full blast on the dreaded Brontispa pest that threatened the coconut industry in Western Visayas.This, as thousands of coconut trees were treated and thousands more remain guarded in at least three provinces of the region.

Cops nab fourth suspect in newscaster's killing

Police yesterday presented to the media the fourth suspect in the killing of local television newscaster Chris Misajon three years ago.

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Ballot Box Opening
Personnel from the City Comelec inspect the ballot boxes to be use in the forthcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan synchronized election.

City Comelec readies ballot boxes for Brgy, SK polls

The City Commission on Elections (Comelec) has requested its central office for 61 additional ballot boxes for the synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on October 29, 2007. In yesterday's inspection the City Comelec found out that only 1,139 ballot boxes are available for the coming electoral exercise.


Task force vs. filariasis mulled

The Iloilo provincial board on Tuesday passed a resolution asking Iloilo Gov. Niel Tupas Sr. to create a provincial task force to oversee a campaign to prevent the possible spread of the mosquito-borne disease filariasis.

Tupas appoints aide as guv anew

So who's afraid of usurpation and malversation raps? And who's afraid of the Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas?

If latest Executive Orders in the Capitol are to be considered, then it is definitely not Governor Niel Tupas Sr.

Treñas denies issuing negative statement vs. Trompeta

City Mayor Jerry Treñas vehemently denied the statement made by Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas Sr., calling Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Director Edwin Trompeta as "wala pulos" (useless).

'No palms, no paradise,' PCA warns Boracay stakeholders

'No palms, no paradise. So help us do everything to fight Brontispa. And together we keep this paradise."

Such were the words of Jose Cruz, regional manager of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) following an emergency audience with stakeholders in Boracay.

Comelec proclaims Dumangas, Iloilo vice mayor

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) declared Hernan Biron. Jr. as the official winner of the vice mayoral seat in Dumangas, Iloilo Monday evening.

Biron, the brother of Iloilo fourth district Rep. Ferjenil Biron, garnered 12,497 votes and won by a margin of only 178 votes over his opponent Rose Duremdes Doromal.


Winning mayoralty bet asks Court to unseat mayor

A mayoralty candidate in Antique has asked the court to implement its decision declaring him as the winner in the May 2007 elections.

Although the decision of Judge Rafael Penuela, presiding judge of branch 64 of the Regional Trial Court in Antique, was appealed to the Commission on Elections (Comelec), candidate Walden Lim moved that the court issue a writ of execution installing him as the mayor of Tibiao town.

West Visayas boasts two outstanding peace and order councils

Roxas City -- Two peace and order councils in Western Visayas are among the national awardees for the Best Peace and Order Councils (POC) in time with the 13th National Crime Prevention Week celebration.

Iloilo to host 4th National Organic Farming Congress

The 4th National Organic Agriculture Congress opens in Iloilo City on October 17-18, 2007 at the Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center. The theme of the Congress is "Converging Thrusts for the Organic Industry Development in the Philippines."


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


The shelved National Broadband Project

/ By Chef Palocci

A triumph of justice and the rule of law?

/ By Perfecto R. Yasay Jr.

Being Estrada'd

/ By Luis V. Teodoro

'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

After Erap's conviction at Sandiganbayan, now what?

/ By Rhea B. Peñaflor

Bona fide TEXT:
Early visita iglesia

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Chastity education vs. sex education

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Eye Opener:
Indefinite suspension of ZTE project

/ 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:
Two poems

/ By Bryan Mari Argos


The Royal Eagles and the Guardian Brotherhood, Inc.

The Royal Eagles and the Guardian Brotherhood, Inc.

An eagle, as it takes flight, is determined on its goal. That's why among the birds, it's considered as the king of the sky. Just like the unwavering commitment of the Royal Eagles Rescue Volunteer Brigade, Inc. on their goal to serve the community through volunteerism.

---------------------------------------- The Belfry, an Iloilo landmark

The Belfry, an Iloilo landmark

The belfry, campanario, or belltower is a given fixture of every Catholic church. It houses the bells, which basically toll the hours, call the people to mass, and announce important events.


---------------------------------------- Lapida season once more

Lapida season once more

The hammer and chisel have started to make music again. This morning, as the Miagao jeepney I took slowed down near Oton plaza hoping to pick up more passengers, I noticed a familiar sound–a pleasant kind of hammering. Ah, lapida makers. The season has arrived.

---------------------------------------- The Four Dragon Food Express opening

The Four Dragon Food Express opening

The Dragon is one of the most powerful and lucky signs of the Chinese zodiac because of its fiery energy. Imagine when you combine four dragons together. You come up with a powerful team of success and power. Purr's referring to Marcelino Florete Jr., Rudy Tiu, Alfonso Tan and Romeo Go, who joined forces to come up with another restaurant that everybody will truly love.



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