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Igbaras folks still dream of bridge for Songsongon

IGBARAS, ILOILO — They cried as the miniature boats with red and yellow flowers and candles were carried away gently by the same waters that took away their loved ones a year ago.

Garin seeks SP support on rehab efforts in Igbaras

The Songsongon tragedy in Barangay Barasan, Igbaras, Iloilo was remembered anew yesterday in the halls of the Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP).

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Miniature boats with flowers and candles are gently carried away by the same waters that took away 41 people in last year's Songsongon overflow tragedy. Families, relatives and friends of the victims gathered at the site of the tragedy yesterday to commemorate its first anniversary.

City Comelec readies certified voters' list

It's business as usual for the City Commission on Elections (Comelec) despite the sudden resignation of Chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr. and the possibility that the Senate will go with the position of the House of Representatives to have the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections postponed.


Iloilo Capitol in RP's Billionaire's Club

Official nod is being sought on over P23.8 million in additional Capitol budget, the fourth for this year in a supplemental budget that has thus far reached about P138 million.

Top 15 Dinagyang tribes to get subsidy

The Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation, Incorporated (IDFI) recently revealed that only the top 15 ranked in this year's Dinagyang Festival will be given subsidy for next year's competition which is slated on January 27th,2008.

Treñas beefs up Task Force Adam's Apple

City Mayor Jerry Treñas has beefed up the Task Force Adam's Apple by adding additional personnel to help in the conduct of its operations.

Antiquiera's proposed rules changes junked

The intention was very clear: to silence' Iloilo City Councilor Perla Zulueta and prevent her from participating in the Sangguniang Panlungsod deliberations the way she had for close to a decade now. What the proponent, Kagawad Eldrid Antiquiera, may have overlooked is the fact that his proposed addition to the Internal Rules of Procedures pertaining to disciplinary measures is actually an insult to the sense of judgment of Vice Mayor Jed Mabilog.


Philhealth – TSKI KaSAPI program launched

PhilHealth Regional Office (PRO) VI forged ties with Taytay sa Kauswagan, Inc. (TSKI), a micro finance institution, as partner in implementing the KaSAPI program in Western Visayas.

Polls or no polls, Liga exec wants to end 'unifinished business'

Board Member Angelo Briones, Liga President of the Liga ng mga Barangay in Iloilo Province has set its eyes on finishing a number of "unfinished business" be it polls or no polls.

Ausan assumes post as Comelec reg'l director

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has silently implemented a nationwide reorganization of its regional directors. With the revamp, former Comelec-6 assistant regional director Atty. Dennis Ausan is now new regional director of the Comelec here in Western Visayas. He took his office last October 1, 2007.


Anything Under the Sun
Ilongga suffragettes
Consumers Domain
Strike out P1.3 B illegitimate debt off 2008 budget
Without the Whitecoat
The hypocrisy of the Oath
Bridging the gap
Early postal services in Iloilo
Memories that bless and burn
Health @ Heart
Scary data on smoking risks


Bull's Eye:
Scandalous revelations

Servant Leadership

/By Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno, Supreme Court

More important things than NBN

/By Philip S. Chua, M.D.

The shelved National Broadband Project

/ By Chef Palocci

A triumph of justice and the rule of law?

/ By Perfecto R. Yasay Jr.

Hemorrhagic dengue fever

/ By Boni L. Lee

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
I write because…

/ By Paolo Carreon

Dark night of the soul

/ By Rhea B. Peñaflor

Bona fide TEXT:
Youth remarks…

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Dark night of the soul

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Eye Opener:
Indefinite suspension of ZTE project

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Looking back in time

/ By Kathy M. Villalon

Young Voice:

/ By Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Blessed Assurance:
Purpose of prayer

/ By Karen Mae Barredo

Rational Insanity:
Conserving the past

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Rainy season comfort food

/ By Miner del Mundo


Raging Divas

The Raging Divas!

It was one helluva laughter-filled weekend when the Raging Divas from Manila performed at Cleopatra’s Barge, Amigo Hotel.


CPU's heritage and pride

The Central Philippine University and CPU Alumni Association, Inc. held their alumni homecoming, annual business meeting and search for alumni queen last Sept. 1, 2007 at the university's auditorium. It was a very momentous event that was filled with fellowship, dancing, singing, competition and most of all, celebration.

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SM Food Court: They Got It All!

SM City Iloilo recently unveiled its latest project, the new Food Court. It's one of the many improvements (and more to follow) of the mall's facilities so that the shopping public can enjoy maximum comfort and convenience.


Robinsons Campus Fashionista

Robinsons Campus Fashionista Model Search 2007 is now on its 3rd year and is the only existing model search of its nature herewith. It has produced most of the recognizable model faces in the local ramp today and a number of them has transitioned to the runways of Manila and the international modeling catwalk. In fact, the Philippines Next Top model winner, Grendel Alvarado, was the first female model winner of Campus Fashionista. Rexie Ian Alla, male model runner-up 2005, is one of the hottest male models who lent his expertise as diverse as walking the ramps of Manila-based designers to doing acting in films and productions.



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