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October 4, 2007 Iloilo City, Philippines
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Solon's hand in Iloilo port arrastre services bidding seen

Local bidders for cargo handling services at the Muelle Loney wharf have cried foul over the imminent awarding of contract to Manila-based Prudential Customs Brokerage Services, Inc. (PCBSI).

Farmers group calls for moratorium on land rents

A militant farmers group has called on local government units and land owners in Western Visayas to implement a moratorium on collecting land rents for at least a year in areas hit by strong winds and heavy flooding in the region.

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Muelle Loney Wharf

Philippine Ports Authority is on the process of returning to private firms the cargo handling services at Muelle Loney wharf.

AFP bares CPP-NPA recruitment of 'in-house' kidnappers

Communist terrorists of the local hierarchy of the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People's Army – National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) are reportedly out on a massive recruitment spree.

The mission according to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) here– to train as many members as possible in order to form an elite kidnap for ransom group.


Gas, office supplies, Ads, anti-rabies vaccine reach multi-million mark in guv's office

With three months left into this year's official buying spree, the Office of the Governor reached the multi-million mark in at least four programmed expenditures.

Various activities set for Stat Month celebration

The regional offices of various national government agencies in Western Visayas are all set for the opening of the National Statistics Month on Monday, October 8, 2007.

LGU hunger mitigation action plan up

The Regional Anti-Hunger Task Force chaired by the National Nutrition Council (NNC) is coming up with a Compendium of Hunger Mitigation Action Plans of cities and municipalities in Western Visayas as part of its advocacy campaign with the Local Government Units and other anti-hunger stakeholders.

National Youth Convention to gather 260 youths

Some 260 youths, aged 15 to 24 from the sixteen regions of the country will gather in Panaad Park, Bacolod City on October 7 to 11, 2007 for the First National Youth Encampment and Pag-Asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP) Convention.


Dao repeats win, Panay gets first title in GPK

Roxas City -- The towns of Panay and Dao will represent the province of Capiz to the Regional Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran (GPK) competition.

Council wants to limit use of Boracay's name

BORACAY – The Sangguniang Bayan of Malay, Aklan is currently crafting an ordinance hoping to restrict the use of the name Boracay for advertising and business purposes without seeking first the necessary permit from the local government unit.

Unified ticketing system mulled

BORACAY – The provincial government of Aklan is eyeing a unified ticketing system in Boracay to provide a system that is convenient for tourists when they purchase tickets at the Caticlan Jetty Port.


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:
In pursuit of happiness

/ By Paolo Carreon

Dark night of the soul

/ By Rhea B. Peñaflor

Bona fide TEXT:
Youth remarks…

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Lay spirituality

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Eye Opener:
1.90 billion unreached peoples of the world

/ 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


SM Little Stars

Who's Who in the Search for SM Little Stars

Ten cute and talented kids will vie to be the winner for the regional finals of SM Little Stars this Saturday, October 6, 4 pm at the Activity Center of SM City Iloilo. SM Little Stars aims at discovering talented kids to pave the way for their stardom.

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The Raging Divas!

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

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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.


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