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COA uncovers govt computers, textbooks in wrong place, wrong hands

Government auditors uncovered some P115.7 million worth of computer sets bought for public school students of Western Visayas yet ended up being used by school principals. And as an added 'bonus,' government textbooks valued over P25.2 million.

Treñas orders tight security on business establishments

Treñas said, though there is no apparent threat of similar terroristic attack in the city it is better that security measures are put in place to protect the public.

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Avon's Walk Against Breast Cancer
A. Chris Fernandez

More or less 2,000 participated in Avon's Walk Against Breast Cancer last Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007. The walk aimed to raise funds and awareness on the campaign against breast cancer.

Public hearing on plan to change color of ati tribes' warriors set

Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) is set to hold a public hearing on October 24, 2007 to discuss their proposal to change the color of the body paint or soot used by tribe warriors in the ati tribes competition. IDFI is proposing to change the color from the usual black to dark brown. The public hearing, which will start at 9 a.m., will be held at the conference room of the Sangguniang Panlungsod.


Fisherfolks with rejected claims urged to run after Petron

A nationwide alliance of fisherfolk organizations has urged around 133,000 oil spill compensation claimants whose claims were rejected by a London-based insurance organization to file their claims before the giant oil firm Petron Corp.

COA bares chair-shortage in WV public schools, 'wrong' rice in feeding program, private orgs with DepEd 'dues'

A total of 1,059 elementary schools in Western Visayas and 113 Secondary Schools are in desperate need for tables and chairs. The number was significant enough that had government auditors categorize its findings under "acute seats-shortage" list as it made its reports on the operations of the Department of Education (DepEd).

Warning up vs. water-refilling stations sans permits

City Mayor Jerry Treñas said he has ordered the sanitary inspectors of the City Health Office (CHO) to conduct an inspection on all water-refilling stations in the city to ensure that they operate within the required standards.

Miagao, Guimbal grab top honors in 2007 GPK contest

The municipalities of Miagao and Guimbal again grabbed the top honors in the recently concluded Gawad Pangulo Sa Kapaligiran (GPK) in Categories A and B, respectively.

While, Jalaur River, traversing the Poblacion area of Dingle and Calinog, won in the Inland Bodies of Water Category.


'Bright child' forum slated

The Regional Council for the Welfare of Children (RSCWC), which spearheads the activity has invited legislators, local officials in-charge of children's welfare in the local government units, and partner agencies that together can look into policy implementation of programs for children.

Aklan SU, Ibajay town: Partners in development

BANGA, Aklan -- An Agreement was forged between the Aklan State University (ASU) through its President, Dr. Benny A. Palma, and the Municipal Government of Ibajay, represented by its Municipal Mayor, Hon. Ma. Lourdes M. Miraflores, during the Administrative Council Meeting at ASU, Banga, Aklan on October 15, 2007.

Capiz tourism strategic plan gets DOT praise

ROXAS CITY -- Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Director Edwin Trompeta said he greatly appreciated the comprehensive tourism program of the provincial government of Capiz and committed to support the development and promotion of the province's potentials.


Bridging the gap
Fisheries and aquaculture in Iloilo in the early 1900s
Consumers Domain
Of Coal Plants and Junkets
Without the Whitecoat
Taking hypertension for granted
Health @ Heart
Brugada Syndrome aka Unexplained Cardiac Arrest
"May the Force be with you!"
Anything Under the Sun
World's greatest naval battle started off Panay


Bull's Eye:
Philippine politics
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

Suggestive therapy and the workaholic

/ By Kathy M. Villalon

Young Voice:
Hickory, Dickory Dock

/ 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


A showcase of talents in CPU

A showcase of talents in CPU

As part of its 102nd Foundation Day celebration, the Central Philippine University held 'Pasidungog sa CPU', a showcase of winners and awarding ceremony for its U'Day 2007 at the Alumni Promenade and Concert Park.

----------------------------------------Camel Motogear 2 Promo held

Camel Motogear 2 Promo held

From the millions of entries in the Camel Motogear 2 promo, only one drove home with the BMW Enduro Motorcycle worth P1.2-million.


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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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