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WV governors assail CBCP prexy's say on country's 'moral bankruptcy'

Governors in Western Visayas assailed the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) for saying that the country's leaders are showing "moral bankruptcy" amid the reported distribution of money to officials during a meeting with President Macapagal-Arroyo in Malacañang last week.

'A few more days to go' for SP say on P350 M convention center deal

Just a few more days and it would be judgment day for the P350 million deal of the Iloilo Provincial Government's planned convention center.  Or so at least in as far as the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) is concerned.

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Comelec Filing
A. Chris Fernandez
Aspirants for various positions in the forthcoming Barangay and Sanggunian Kabataan elections trop to the City Comelec yesterday to file their Certificates of Candidacy (COC). The filing of COC will only be until 12 midnight today.

Dinagyang gets more invitations to perform

The Dinagyang Festival continues to receive more invitations to perform both in domestic and foreign locales.

City tourism Benito Jimena said these invitations were the result of the all-out promotion the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation, Incorporated (IDFI) has conducted during the last five years.  The promotional efforts also resulted in garnering the Association of Tourism Officers in the Philippines' highest award for two consecutive years running.

Jimena said that invitations for performances next year and for the last three months of the year are pouring in.  Even the Discovery Shores in Boracay he added, has written Mayor Jerry P. Treñas requesting for a Dinagyang tribe to perform during the opening of the Cornell Hotel Society Asia Pacific Regional Meeting on November 3rd. 


Ex-army gunned down

Police at Passi City are facing a blank wall on the identity of the gunman who shot and killed a retired soldier yesterday morning.

Heritage conservation confab set Nov. 9

City Mayor Jerry Treñas invited the Manila Historical and Heritage Commission (MHHC) to Iloilo City on November 9 to participate in the  conference on "Philippine Towns & Cities: Reflections of the Past, Lessons for the Future."

Sta. Barbara folks serious about going plastic-free

STA. BARBARA, ILOILO--Rosario Lucinio discreetly placed the pieces of plastic bag under the table filled with all kinds of vegetables.

KALAHI-CIDSS projects help improve people's lives

Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS)  Visayas Coordinator Irene Malong said they have a breakthrough in the projects they initiated in Western Visayas as it made changes in peoples lives especially in far-flung barangays.


Region's Ambassador of Goodwill Salcedo off to Southeast Asian gab

Board Member Jeneda Salcedo, Iloilo Sanggunian Kabataan (SK) President is off to represent the country in the 34th Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program.

ECCD allocates P6.6 Million for Antique

San Jose, Antique -- The Early Childhood Care and Development Program (ECCD) funded by the national Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) has released the amount of P6,614,123.10 to seven municipalities in the province, said Juliana O. Cepe, Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator during the meeting of the Provincial Council for the Protection of Children (PCPC) held Tuesday.

Coconut pest affects 25 provinces; Negros Occidental safe

Brontispa Longgissimo Gestro, a coconut pest that threatens the county's P40 Billion coconut industry has now affected 25 provinces infecting 171,000 coconut trees the Department of Agriculture, said.


Anything Under the Sun
World's greatest naval battle started off Panay
Consumers Domain
Of Coal Plants and Junkets
Without the Whitecoat
Taking hypertension for granted
Bridging the gap
Labor and employment in Iloilo, early 1900s
Volunteers:  Helga and Betsy, Rinus and Jim
Health @ Heart
Scary data on smoking risks


Bull's Eye:

Desperate Housewives slur

/By Philip S. Chua, M.D.


By Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz

Servant Leadership

/By Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno, Supreme Court

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
Tragedy of 25

/ By Paolo Carreon

Dark night of the soul

/ By Rhea B. Peñaflor

Bona fide TEXT:
Pieces of wisdom

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Needed: villains and rebels

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Eye Opener:
First Gentleman appearing no more in Senate

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Life through our eyes

/ By Kathy M. Villalon

Young Voice:
Of jumbo-sized crayons and pancit canton

/ By Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Blessed Assurance:
Only one way

/ By Karen Mae Barredo

Rational Insanity:
Ten things to do on a Sabbatical

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Etiquette in restaurant dining

/ By Miner del Mundo


Coco Grill Anniv

When Coco Grill turned 10

Coco Grill Restaurant and Comedy Bar turned 10 last month. It's amiable owner, Mandy Salcedo hosted a grand bash of singing, dancing and comedy for its valued clients and friends and Purr was lucky enough to be invited.

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Beyond the Break

Invited guests were asked to come in their beachwear. That night, a contest for the Best Beachwear Attire was held. Sky Cable raffled out freebies from the company and Star World.

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6th Philippine Tatler Ball

Cosmopolitan Manila, a haven for charity parties and glamorous events, was once again abuzz when one of the country's most prestigious Philippine Tatler Ball celebrated its 6th year with elegance and aplomb at the Rizal Ballroom of the Makati Shangri-La Hotel a few weeks ago for the benefit of Gawad Kalinga.

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Janiuay rediscovers abaca

The Tuburan Abaca Weavers Association (TAWA) revived and managed this town's One Town One Product (OTOP) seen to increase the income of rural families in the area.




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