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Aklan SP rejects STL

Citing public sentiment, the provincial board of Aklan has rejected proposals to operate the Small Town Lottery (STL) in the province.

Four-cornered fight seen in SK federation election

The election for the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) federation president would be a four-cornered political battle between the sons and daughters of members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod. The nephew of Vice Mayor Jed Mabilog also adds to the list of aspirants for the SK federation post.

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Flyover View
A. Chris Fernandez
The unfinished P400 million flyover at the intersection of Diversion Road and M.H. Del Pilar street still needs an additional 10.8 million in order to be completed.

Treñas to lead Metro Iloilo-Guimaras Leaders Summit

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas is convening a summit of leaders from Iloilo City and the Metro Iloilo-Guimaras area where they can share ideas and actions on how to make the city and region a premier place of the future.

Calling it the Metro Iloilo-Guimaras Leaders Summit, Treñas said there are a lot of ideas on how to make use of the various opportunities to proper the growth of the region but what is needed is for its leaders to come together as one and synergize all plans and programs, and maximize all energies and resources for the improvement of the quality of our lives.


SP judgment on P350 M Capitol loan highlights special session

And the wait is finally over.Or so it seems as the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) sets this week the official disclosure of the committee report on the controversial P350 million loan of the Capitol.

City to host heritage seminar

The city government will host the 2nd seminar on "Philippine Towns and Cities: Reflections of the Past, Lessons for the Future" on November 9 at the Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center here.

Iloilo City completes P1.8-M facility for mentally-ill patients

Former Iloilo City Vice Mayor Guillermo de la Llana on Monday announced the completion of the P1.8-million three-storey building facility for mentally-ill patients in the city.

Iloilo Kawayan Market Week 2007 opens at Robinsons Iloilo

To affirm Iloilo's position as the Bamboo Capital of the country, the Iloilo Kawayan Market Week has been held annually for four (4) years now since its launching in 2004. The event highly contributed to the development of the local bamboo industry and created greater awareness and appreciation of the public on the potential of bamboo products.


Drive to use recyclable materials on

Massive advocacy and nationwide campaign to promote the use of recyclable and indigenous materials would kick-off next month, said Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Jose Atienza.

Ateneo de Iloilo embarks on a Journey

Ateneo de Iloilo (ADI)-Santa Maria Catholic School will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2008, with a grand launching set on November 30, 2007.

Boracay tourism receipts top P7.8 billion

Kalibo, Aklan -- Boracay's tourism receipts as of August 2007 is at P7,824,967,743 and still growing.


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:

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Eye Opener:
Why unmarried people enjoy single blessedness?

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Simplicity of heart

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

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

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
Two to tango

/ By Paolo Carreon

Bull's Eye:
Damaged roads


Whimsies of Trina Ascalon

Whimsies of Trina Ascalon

"Whimsies," an exhibit at the UPV Gallery until November, is the first public exhibition of Trina Ascalon, an artist and businesswoman. It exudes vivacity of life through vivid colors and curious themes. The works express childlike fantasies and feminist propensity. They're playful, mischievous, and yes, whimsical.


SM halloween

A Halloween Costume competition at SM

It's always an enjoyable experience to be part of an event that features kids. More so when they are required to be in their most creative, like the Halloween Costume competition organized by SM City and Jollibee Club Iloilo last Oct. 30, 2007. The kids came in their most spectacular costumes and entertained the shoppers when they paraded around the mall. Then, the contest proper started.


Lilia Goco

Unstoppable;Get to know Lila Goco, the dancing queen

When Kathy M. Villalon saw a video of Lilia Diancin Goco dancing and applying steps that we thought only young people could do --- the split, banana, lifting, and more --- she was amazed. Here is a 78-year-old who can give dance sports enthusiasts a run for their money.


Nonoi with Friends

A Poolside Party

Good friend and businesswoman Hazel Buaron, CEO and president of Filscandia, a manpower and recruitment agency that brings in professional and skilled workers to Scandinavia specifically Finland, gave yours truly recently a poolside dinner birthday party for 20 at her residence in posh South Ville.


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