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Barangay, SK bets face judgment from voters

The 247,522 regular voters and 12,119 voters for the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) will go out today to vote for the new set of barangay and SK officials. Of the 180 barangays, only 166 positions for punong barangays  will be coveted as 14 run unopposed.

115 bikers pedal for peaceful polls

The weather was just right when mountain bike enthusiasts set out for a 12-town, 135-kilometer race yesterday morning for peaceful and credible barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.

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A. Chris Fernandez
Skimboarding enthusiasts gather at the Villa Beach last Saturday for the Skimbound 2007, the first Iloilo Skimboarding Competition.

'Vote wisely, heartily. But stay away from communist-backed bets'

A last-minute appeal for the Ilonggo voters was made by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) here with a "heartfelt" message - "Please go out and vote. And while at it, stay away from communist-backed candidates. Do not vote for any of them."


Hotel, resto owners beef up security

Hotel managers and restaurant owners in the city met with police officials Friday last week following reports that a certain group is targeting such establishments in their extortion racket.

House moves to 'fraud-proof' PhilHealth law

A consolidated move in the Lower House is underway to introduce major amendments in the country's National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) otherwise known as the PhilHealth Law.

PHO-Iloilo reports 4-day anti-measles drive accomplishments

Around 26,757  children in Iloilo province were vaccinated with anti-measles, reports Dr. Patricia Grace Trabado of the Iloilo Provincial Health Office (IPHO).

Super regions infra projects are now 50% complete -- DPWH

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said that the construction works for all Super Regions priority infrastructure development projects are now 50% accomplished.


PGMA honors 10 best policewomen of the Philippines

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo honored the outstanding policewomen of the Philippine National Police (PNP) who have exemplified noteworthy accomplishments in various fields of policing such as law enforcement, public safety, criminal justice and community relations.

ATOP declares Masskara Festival as Second Best Tourism Event

Bacolod City -- Bacolod City's MassKara Festival is declared second Best Tourism Event in the Philippines in the Chartered City Category during the 8th National Association of Tourism Officers Convention (ATOP).

Bizman predicts investment boom in Bacolod City

Bacolod City -- After bagging the coveted "Most Business- Friendly City" in the country in a search sponsored by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), a businessman said he expects more business to flow into the city.


Anything Under the Sun
World's greatest naval battle started off Panay
Consumers Domain
Irony of all ironies!
Without the Whitecoat
The deeper cause of non-compliance
Bridging the gap
Tourist attractions in Iloilo, early 1900s
The BANC in Northern California
Health @ Heart
They changed the world


Bull's Eye:
Damaged roads

The I-Thou Relationship

Fraternal correction

/By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Desperate Housewives slur

/By Philip S. Chua, M.D.


By Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
Two to tango

/ By Paolo Carreon

Dark night of the soul

/ By Rhea B. Peñaflor

Bona fide TEXT:
High schooler no more

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Sweet poison

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

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

/ 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:
Who's your captain?

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Etiquette in restaurant dining

/ By Miner del Mundo



Photography for a cause

The beauty of the world is at our fingertips. What can you do to give more meaning to it? For Dr. Socorro Martinez, she used her hobby, which is photography, to further a cause.

----------------------------------------Maharlika Bahandi

Maharlikang Bahandi, a pool of artists and spiritualists, speak about leading the good life

"Maharlika" is the Filipino word for fellowship and community. "Bahandi" refers to something that's precious.

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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, 2007. Pairs moving in coordination, ladies twirling and dipping in their finest dresses, jewelry and glittering dancing shoes and smiles pasted on the faces of everybody as they exhibited their ballroom dancing expertise. Well, tonight, at the third eliminations, we are expecting more contestants trying out their luck in chacha, swing and jive.



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