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Buenavista motorboats suspended until they get insurance

The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) said it will not lift the suspension of operations of the motorboat operators in Buenavista in Guimaras until the operators comply with safety and insurance requirements.

Malones to SP, guv: Bamboo not trees as 'forest guards'

Third District Board Member Mar Malones is now back in town with new ideas fresh from his China trip and international training-workshop on non-timber forest products.

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Parola Wharf
A. Chis Fernandez
The Parola wharf with pumpboats bound for Buenavista, Guimaras before Marina handed the suspension of pumpboat operations.

Capitol SP 'accepts with reservation' requests from guv's aide

Numerous referrals and indorsements in the Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) now hangs though officially "accepted with reservation."

All coming from Manuel Mejorada, top aide of Governor Niel Tupas, the SP as a matter of course have the respective concerns calendared in the regular sessions.


PRO 6 girds for 2007 Barangay, SK poll duties

Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 Director Chief Supt. Wilfredo V. Dulay, Sr. recently convened all field commanders for a conference on the security preparations for the upcoming 2007 Barangay and SK Elections.

Cash incentive of retiring barangay officials not feasible -- Treñas

The city government cannot afford the cash incentives being asked by retiring punong barangays and barangay kagawads.

Dulay sponsors mass wedding of cops

Ten couples were united in the Sacrament of Matrimony in the occasion of the Feast of Police Regional Office 6 patroness, the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, last October 5, 2007.

Japanese experts here for traffic devt plan

Two Japanese traffic experts are here in the city for the capability training of the three-year traffic development plan for the Metro Iloilo Guimaras Economic Development Council (MIGEDC). The city will receive $500,000 assistance which is in form of technical support for its traffic development program.


DOH allocates P11.4 M for measles vaccination

The Department of Health allocated P11.4 million for the measles vaccination of 620,000 children in Western Visayas dubbed as Knock Out Tigdas 2007 campaign.  Of the 620,000 target children, 208,486 are from Iloilo.

Big market seen for paper charcoal

Bacolod City -- There is a market waiting for charcoal made of paper.

Mona Jardin stressed this point during her recent demonstration of paper charcoal making to more than 80 members of the organized eco-aids or waste pickers at the dump site of Brgy. Felisa.

PIA's search  for best performing advisers on

The Philippine Information Agency in Western Visayas is holding for the third time its Search for Best Performing  Advisers '07 as its way of recognizing the school paper advisers' role in promoting development journalism in the schools.


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:
Pieces of wisdom

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

The saint of the ordinary

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Eye Opener:
Choose God-fearing Barangay and SK officials

/ 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:
Only one way

/ By Karen Mae Barredo

Rational Insanity:
The binalaybay

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Etiquette in restaurant dining

/ By Miner del Mundo



Rizza June Java

Rizza June Java is certainly in class A herself. "Riz", as her friends fondly call her, is soft-spoken, modest almost to a fault, and un-poetically sweet, sometimes mistaken as snob, "maldita", unapproachable and "suplada". An ingenue who's not afraid to let loose and look a little silly, Rizza nevertheless possesses a depth and maturity beyond her 18 years.

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The Dinagyang U.S. Tour Show at SM City Iloilo

SM City Iloilo was host to the ECD (Edwin C. Duero) Dance Company of the Philippines' "Arrival Performance" last Oct. 8, 2007 of the  group who were sent by the Iloilo City Government to the United States to showcase Dinagyang Festival.

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Alred 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.

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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.



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