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AFP unmasks 32 communist-backed brgy, SK bets in Western Visayas

Thirty-two candidates in Western Visayas vying for elective office on Monday's polls are reportedly handpicked by the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

Iloilo hotels target of extortion racket

Unidentified groups are reportedly capitalizing on the Glorietta 2 explosion in Makati City to extort money from the different hotels here in the city.

Because of this the Iloilo Hotels Resorts and Restaurants Association (IHRRA) sought the help of the city's police to protect their businesses.

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Police Guard
A. Chris Fernandez
Joint elements of the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Army are tasked to secure the hinterland barangays from the infiltration of communist insurgents during the electoral exercise on Monday.

65 retiring brgy captains running as kagawads

It appears that a lot of barangay captains in the city are not ready to leave the public service although they have already completed the maximum three-term period.


Treñas calls on Brgy, SK bets not to resort to violence

City Mayor Jerry Treñas recently appealed to all the candidates in the forthcoming synchronized Barangay and SK elections to stay calm and not resort to violence as they woo the people's votes.

Cutting of mango trees in Guimbal, Iloilo now regulated

Unauthorized cutting of mango trees within the territorial jurisdiction of the Municipality of Guimbal is now prohibited.

Treñas leaves for Korea, Mabilog assumes as OIC mayor

City Mayor Jerry Treñas has appointed Vice Mayor Jed Mabilog as OIC mayor starting today as the later is set to attend the executive committee meeting of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) in Jeju, Korea.

DepEd, Comelec sign MOA for 2007 barangay and SK elections

The Department of Education (DepEd), together with the Commission on Elections (Comelec), will sign a Memorandum of Agreement this afternoon at 2pm at the Bulwagan ng Karunungan, DepEd Complex – as part of its efforts to collaborate with other government agencies for a smooth conduct of the elections.


CENRO Bacolod City Inaugurated New Port Station

To further enhance capability to deter illegal transport of forest products and wildlife, Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Bacolod City opened its latest monitoring station at Bredco RoRo Port located in the Reclamation Area, this city.

Bacolod retains title as 'most business-friendly city' in Visayas

Bacolod City retains its title as the "Most Business-Friendly City in the Visayas" for year 2007.

US medical mission visits Bacolod City

Bacolod City -- A 43-member surgical-medical-team from Michigan, USA is in the city to perform major and minor surgeries for pre-screened indigents at the Corazon Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH), this week.


Bridging the gap
Tourist attractions in Iloilo, early 1900s
The BANC in Northern California
Health @ Heart
They changed the world
Consumers Domain
Of Coal Plants and Junkets
Anything Under the Sun
World's greatest naval battle started off Panay
Without the Whitecoat
Taking hypertension for granted


Sweet poison

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Bona fide TEXT:
High schooler no more

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Eye Opener:
Are there still honest men and women in gov't?

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Bull's Eye:
Damaged roads

The I-Thou Relationship

Desperate Housewives slur

/By Philip S. Chua, M.D.


By Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
Tragedy of 25

/ By Paolo Carreon

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


Valued faces

Valued faces at Face Value blessing

If you pass along Gen. Luna St., City Proper, one will see tarpaulins showing models with great skin. They are the Face Value Facial Care and Spa Center models who graced the said company's blessing last Oct. 8, 2007.

These "walking advertisements" were blessed with good looks and beautiful skin, which Face Value Facial Care and Spa Center is all about.

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Love to dance 2nd elims held

For someone who doesn't attend ballroom dancing events much, Purr looked with awe and admiration at the sights during the second elimination night of Love to Dance held in Cleopatra's Barge, Amigo Terrace Hotel last Oct. 20.

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Onward to Finland

Another opportunity for Filipinos has come when Finland has started to accept migrant workers there. With the opening of Filscandia Recruitment and Manpower Services, Inc. in Iloilo City, Ilonggo nurses are assured of employment in this country.


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.


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