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Perennial problems mar Brgy, SK polls

Lawyer Dennis Ausan, Comelec director in Western Visayas, said they received complaints and reports of voters who could not find their names in the official list of voters in the polling precincts.

Jailguards recapture teener escapee

Jailguards from the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) recaptured late afternoon Tuesday the 17-year old detainee who escaped while throwing garbage outside IRC in the morning of the same day.

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Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections
A. Chris Fernandez
Voters decide on the fate of candidates in the synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections held yesterday.

'Illegal possession of rice, noodles' leads to arrest of 4 men in Estancia

The "by-chance" arrest, according to police, came after information reached authorities on the gift-giving activity of the group.  While highly proper and legal to be generous in this town, cops apparently had to do the arrest with the four young men identified to a reelectionist barangay official here. 


Former DENR secretary pushes for 'no take marine reserve zone'

Former Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Angel Alcala recommended the "no take marine reserve zone" policy in order to rehabilitate and protect the remaining five percent of the country's coral reefs still in perfect condition.

MSN calls for mandatory allocation of 5% dev't fund for coastal management

The Marine Protected Areas Support Network (MSN) has approved a resolution asking the local government units for a mandatory allocation of at least five percent of the their 20 percent development fund for integrated coastal management (ICM) and coastal resource management (CRM).

Sagay Marine Reserve finalist in 2007 Outstanding Marine Protected Area

The Sagay Marine Reserve  is one of the nine finalists for the 2007 Outstanding Marine Protected Area (MPA) Awards. Sagay Marine Reserve is the only entry from Western Visayas.

DepEd offers alternative learning program to Iloilo inmates

Early next year, interested inmates of the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center based in Bgy. Nanga in Pototan can have access to the alternative learning school (ALS) program of the Department of Education (DepEd).

Iloilo council bats for 'children perspective' in local governance

As the noise of the Barangay and SK Elections gets louder, the Regional Sub-Committee for the Welfare of Children (RSCWC) is telling those who will be elected to the positions of Barangay Captains, Kagawads and SKs, to govern their respective communities with "children perspective."


Lantern Festival hopes to revive 'lost' Boracay tradition

BORACAY – The first Lantern Festival here will showcase not only Filipino ingenuity in lantern-making but will also revive a lost Boracay tradition. Or so, a tourism official here said.

Negros Youth for Environment celebrates anniversary

Bacolod City -- The Negros Youth for the Environment, Inc. (NYE), a non-stock, non profit environmentalist organization duly registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission will celebrate its founding anniversary on October 25 to 28, 2007.

NFA penalizes erring grains traders

Roxas City -- Seven erring grains retailers in Capiz were already penalized by the National Food Authority (NFA).

As of October 19, seven grains retailers were fined P1,000.00 each and given stern warning for overpricing and diversion of government rice as well as for non-display of price tag, Information Officer Edna Artates revealed.


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


Talents and making a difference

/ By Kathy M. Villalon

This prison called 'Freedom'

Bull's Eye:
A non-issue

Rational Insanity:
Who's your captain?

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

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

Young Voice:
Of jumbo-sized crayons and pancit canton

/ By Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Blessed Assurance:
Only one way

/ By Karen Mae Barredo


Love to Dance finals tonight

Love to Dance finals tonight

The first elimination was a blast. The second elimination was better. And the third was so magnificent that it gave spectators a prelude on how the grand finals will be grander and filled with intense competition.

----------------------------------------Tammy turns 18

Tammy turns 18, A beautiful night for a beautiful person

Jose and Daisy Padama led some 200 guests in celebrating the 18th birthday of their only daughter, Tamsyn Lyka Sainz Padama.

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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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