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Fish abundance in Guimaras waters dropped 65%

Marine scientists have recorded a 65 percent drop in fish abundance from the waters of Guimaras following last year's massive oil spill that ravaged the island-province.

Group asks Congress to pass law on Guimaras rehab

A militant national fisherfolk alliance has urged Congress to pass a comprehensive rehabilitation law for Guimaras Island after scientists reported a massive drop in the fish supply in the waters of the province.

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Guimaras Fishpen
A. Chris Fernandez
A fisherman checks on the catch of the fishpen installed in the middle of Guimaras warters.

Church wins battle on preservation of plazas

The Iloilo City Government will soon start major make-over on the holding of fairs and fiestas in public plazas of various districts.

As such, there will only be "clean, family-fun and entertainment" meaning no more instant mini-videoke stalls with guest relation officers. It would also be goodbye to beers and other alcoholic drinks in public. And to preserve the dignity and sanitation of the celebration, no more 'ukay-ukay' as well.


Ong to run as Liga prexy

Days after the Barangay and SK election, re-elected Punong Barangay Irene Ong of Brgy. President Roxas, City Proper confirmed that she is vying for the post of President of the Liga ng Barangay-Iloilo City chapter.

Mabilog denies handing cash gifts to newly elected officials

The recent Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan election has its own share of irregularities—from vote-buying to disenfranchisement of voters to cash gifts to elected punong barangays and SK chairs.

MMDA chair eyed as Boracay consultant

Amid growing concerns of unregulated development and pollution threats in Boracay, officials and business owners on the island are eyeing to tap Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chair Bayani Fernando as development consultant for the island.


Tourism excellence awards up

This year's Western Visayas Tourism Excellence Awards (WVTEA) is slated on November 14, 2007 at Nature's Village Resort, Talisay City in Negros Occidental, with various awards up for grabs in seven categories.

DILG VI sets Barangay, SK officials training

The Department of Interior and Local Government, Region 6 (DILG 6)  will conduct a training for the newly elected Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataang officials in order to empower them and pursue excellence in governance.


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


Rational Insanity:
Pushing poetry to the limits

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Singles And the City:
On being single

/ By Miner del Mundo

Letter to the Editor:
Fact of the matter is

Media and charity

/By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Bull's Eye:
Damaged roads

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

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


Prudential Life Awarding

On fulfilling Christmas wishes

Prudentialife Memorial Park Iloilo Inc, developer of Garden of the Ascension is going to fulfill the Christmas wishes of its agents in a promo entitled "My Christmas Wish," which is ongoing and will culminate on Nov. 30, 2007.

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A Chance For a Family;Three kids talk about life in the SOS Children's Village

When Penpen, 13, was only nine years old, her parents separated, thus her grandmother was left to care for her and her brother. After a while, their aunt, a social worker took them.

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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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