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October 9, 2007, Iloilo City, Philippines
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AFP official dodges attack

Some forty locals of a hinterland village in Leon, Iloilo cordoned off an official of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) here from a potential attack Sunday evening.

Dinagyang is Best Tourism Event in the country

Dinagyang Festival was again awarded as the Best Tourism Event in the country in the recent 8th National Convention of the Association of Tourism Operators in the Philippines (ATOP) held in Camarines Sur last week.

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Gov. Niel Tupas Sr. (center) yesterday appointed as Warden of the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) Senior Supt. Ricardo De la Paz (left), officer-in-charge of the Iloilo Provincial Police Office. De la Paz replaced retired police Supt. Juan Mabugat who is on indefinite leave. At right is retired police Supt. Roberto Nufable.

Traffic experimentation to go on

Public utility jeepneys (PUJs) under the Metro Iloilo Development Council (MIDC) yesterday held a strike in protest of the traffic experimentation being implemented by the city government.


Lack of asphalt delays repair of pothole-ridden roads

The repair of the city's damaged roads is primarily the responsibility of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) as most of them are considered national roads.

Green Banner awardees bared

The town of Calinog recently bagged the 2006 Nutrition Green Banner award for municipal category. The other towns that also got the same award are the towns of Nabas in Aklan, Jordan in Guimaras and Nabas in the province of Antique.

Capitol SP agrees: Porno a no-no in San Enrique, dog tapa, dog chorizo a no-no in Dumangas

Use of plastic cellophanes is now outlawed and criminalized in the Municipality of Santa Barbara, Iloilo.  That was starting last week.  This week, other Iloilo towns have followed suit with town laws similarly unique and interesting.

Ex-RPA rebel killed, another wounded in firefight

BACOLOD CITY -- A former member of the Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPA-ABB) was killed while his companion was seriously wounded in an encounter with an unidentified armed group Saturday afternoon in Manapla town in Negros Occidental.


NSO eyes more public participation in census

The National Statistics Office (NSO) is aiming to increase people's participation in census activities of government.

Aklan SU tops vet med exam

Banga, Aklan -- The Aklan State University (ASU) Vet Med student Dr. Melanie Masangkay Pelayo ranked second in the recent Veterinarian Licensure Examination given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

Bacolod inaugurates Bayanihan Center in dump site

Bacolod City -- Members of the Bacolod City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) will inaugurate today the Eco-aid (scavengers) Bayanihan Center at the dumpsite in Brgy. Felisa.


Anything Under the Sun
Ilongga suffragettes
Consumers Domain
Gloria's 7 Social Sins
Without the Whitecoat
Taking hypertension for granted
Bridging the gap
Roads and bridges in Iloilo during the American rule
Be the change you wish…
Health @ Heart
Scary data on smoking risks


Bull's Eye:
Scandalous revelations

ZTE, Jpepa, RP-China agreement

By Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz

Servant Leadership

/By Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno, Supreme Court

More important things than NBN

/By Philip S. Chua, M.D.

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

The saint of the ordinary

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Eye Opener:
When the going gets really slow

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Looking back in time

/ By Kathy M. Villalon

Young Voice:
Diary of an unfortunate fetus

/ By Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Blessed Assurance:
Purpose of prayer

/ By Karen Mae Barredo

Rational Insanity:
The binalaybay

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Etiquette in restaurant dining

/ By Miner del Mundo



Alfred Jor-el

When Kathy M. Villalon saw Jor-el Espina for the first time, the impression was, "This person knows how to dress fashionably." He was wearing black long sleeves polo with white accents on it, coupled with jeans and tall boots. He carried a big bag. Seldom can you find someone who can carry an avant garde look that way and still turn out really classy.

----------------------------------------Love to Dance, an event for ballroom dancers

Love to Dance, an event for ballroom dancers

Ballroom dance aficionados trooped to Amigo Hotel's Cleopatra's Barge last Sept. 20, 2007 to attend the launching of "Love To Dance," a  competition by the said hotel and sponsored by The News Today and Graphic, Etc. That night, they showcased how well they could do that rumba, jive and chacha.

----------------------------------------Spirit of 67

2 Parties in the City

September 15 was a red letter date in Iloilo when two big dance parties were celebrated simultaneously that night giving again yours truly a dizzying spell as to where to start to first.

----------------------------------------Loven Ramos

Loven Ramos and the Saffron Spirit

Loven Ramos is an avant garde artist whose works have constantly evolved from art lamps, furnitures, installations of kitchenware and dinnerware, wearable paintings, to all sorts of materials and nuances that give a unique life to things that are otherwise considered mundane.



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