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SK yields low turnout of bets as brgy campaign turns costly, sophisticated

Amid calls for the abolition of the Sangguniang Kabataan, few youths filed their certificates of candidacies (COCs) for the SK council as the deadline for the filing of COCs ended midnight Friday.

WV on full alert as probe widens on Glorietta mall bombing

Beware of suspicious new faces! Or so the Ilonggo community is now told as the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) here eye areas dubbed as "rest and recreation" (R and R) of terrorists and criminal elements throughout Western Visayas.

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Campaign Materials
A. Chris Fernandez
Supporters of a certain candidate in Brgy. Boulevard, Molo paste campaign posters on walls of houses.

12 Ilonggo missionaries off to 'Mission Africa 2008'

With candles lit and eyes closed, twelve Ilonggo missionaries, all coming from various and varied backgrounds prayed and were prayed upon as said lyrics of the Praise song "Light of the World" was sung.

Chosen and commissioned for "Mission Africa 2008," a teacher turned Royal nanny, a government-certified wellness trainor, a Freshmen college student and a doctor are among those out to do volunteer work in Mozambique, South Africa.


Comelec mulls placing slain chief's village under poll hotspot

The Commission on Election is considering classifying Barangay Quipot as an election area of concern.

Antiquiera, Pesina no longer Treñas allies?

Much has definitely changed in the Sangguniang Panlungsod since the last elections in May to the present time, including, of course, its composition. For one, some of those who ran with Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas in the last electoral exercise seem to be the ones now highly-critical of his every move while those from the other political group have become his staunch supporters.

Diplomat recalls younger years in Iloilo City

Iloilo City's way of of life has completely changed after more than two decades. Formerly calesas, a carriage driven by horse, dominate the streets. Now they are replaced by cars, yet the Ilonggos' friendly traits remain with the test of time.

Bacolod girds for 2007 WV Tourism Assembly

The Department of Tourism (DOT) Region VI office announces the staging of the 2007 Western Visayas Tourism Assembly (WVTA) on November 12-18, in Bacolod City. According to Dir. Edwin G. Trompeta of the DOT, this annual event is co-hosted by the City Government of Bacolod and the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental.


DAR installs 53 ARBs in Negros town

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Municipal Office of Isabela headed by MARO Jose Renato Defiño, installed 53 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) recently in a 43-hectare lot in Hacienda Emma, Brgy. Camang-camang, Isabela town, Negros Occidental.

Kalibo Airport now allows night landing

Kalibo, Aklan -- Airplanes coming from major places of the country and recently, even from South Korea and China can now land at Kalibo Airport even at night.

WV eyed for bio-fuel plant

The Department of Agriculture (DA) reported recently that Western Visayas region was included among the seven areas in the country that investors plan to set up biofuels plants.


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
Fisheries and aquaculture in Iloilo in the early 1900s
"May the Force be with you!"
Health @ Heart
Brugada Syndrome aka Unexplained Cardiac Arrest


Bull's Eye:
Damaged roads

The I-Thou Relationship

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

Families must form consciences

/ 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:
The brand X and brand Y mentality

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Etiquette in restaurant dining

/ By Miner del Mundo


Foodtrip Platter

Healthy eating at Bigby's

Diet! Diet! Diet! That's all girls think about nowadays! But it's hard to be on a diet when you're eating out. But not anymore, I recently found out that eating healthy and going out can go together.


Love to Dance holds first elims

The first elimination of Love to Dance, one of the biggest ballroom dancing competitions in Iloilo City, was held at Cleopatra's Barge last Oct. 13, 2007. That night, they showcased how well they could do that rumba, jive and chacha.


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Freska opens its third branch

Freska, the Best of Ilonggo Seafood, opened its third branch at the Promenade, Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila.


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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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