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Police, Army, dogs too augment AFP security effort

Military and police go on full alert as the nation go on extended holiday to mark All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day. With transport sector at its busiest, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) implements intensive security measures to ensure safety of the commuting public.

Polls generally peaceful but...

Monday's polls in Iloilo and throughout Western Visayas was assessed by police as "generally peaceful" with the exception on one province.

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All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day celebration
A. Chris Fernandez
Vendors start selling flowers outside the Iloilo Central Market in preparation for one of the biggest flower-buying seasons in the country, the All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day celebration.

Treñas urges newly-elected brgy officials to lead solid waste management campaign

City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas is urging newly-elected barangay officials to be at the forefront of the city's campaign on solid waste management.

This, as Treñas announced his plan to hold a series of seminars on solid waste, cleanliness, peace and order, barangay justice, and crime prevention for the newly elected barangay officials.


Jail guards re-arrest juvenile escapee

As promised and expected, teener escapee Chris (not his real name) is back to barracks or specifically, behind bars following his re-arrest early Monday evening.

6 illegal fishers charged

Charges have been filed against six crew members of two fishing boats apprehended for illegal fishing off the waters of Culasi, Ajuy recently.

PRO 6 gives honors to General Pfleider

Today, the Police Regional Office 6 renders a Testimonial Parade and Review in honor of its Deputy Regional Director for Administration (DRDA), Police Chief Superintendent Edwin Arrante Pfleider who will be retiring from the service on November 7, 2007.

Door-to-door vaccination against measles in WV kicks off

The 30 days door-to-door "Knock out Tipdas" (KOT 2007) campaign has kicked off with no less than Health Regional director Lydia Depra-Ramos, leading the"bakunadoors" in visiting selected far-flung, hard-to-reach barangays in Western Visayas.


119 farm-to-market roads under anti-hunger program to benefit WV

The Western Visayas region stands to benefit from the 119 Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) projects under the government's Anti-Hunger Program (AHP) covered by the Central Philippines super region thrusts.

Aklan gov cites potential of Boracay Island as world's top three best beaches

Citing international surveys, Marquez said Boracay is the only Asian beach in the list of world's best beaches and one of the only three beaches outside the United States to be named in the world's best beaches lists.

PGMA's alternative fuel program gets support from Negros tuba-tuba farms

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's thrust to make the country independent from imported crude oil got its much needed support from the province of Negros Oriental's development of jatropha plantations.


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


Bona fide TEXT:
Not another flop political scene

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Taming death

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Cross-cultural communication encounters

Talents and making a difference

/ By Kathy M. Villalon

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

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



That Dopie Feel

When Bern Wutrich showed me her pair of Dopie flip flips that she's distributing here in Iloilo City, I wondered how can one feel comfortable with them.

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Humanities 101

Theory is not enough. One has to apply theory in real life. Like the move of Dr. Mcdonald Beldia, adviser of Humanities 101 Class in West Visayas State University (WVSU) that after a semester of teaching his students about humanities, they held an exhibit last Oct. 5, 2007.

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SOS Children's Village gets the ball rolling

Last Oct. 12, 2007, the SOS Children's Villages Philippines exhibit was launched at the Pink Mushroom, Paseo Iloilo. The venue was packed with children from the village together with the staff.

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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.


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