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416 personalities in PNP-PDEA 'order of battle'

Four hundred sixteen individuals are included in the watchlist of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for illegal drugs trade in the region.

No bad record for DPWH 6 as COA uncovers over P80B in over-all DPWH messy deals

Good news to the public being served by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Office 6 here in Western Visayas. And bad news to those elsewhere in the country.

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Iloilo Winners
A. Chris Fernandez
ILOILO'S PRIDE. Dept. of Tourism Regional Director Edwin Trompeta (6th from left) with the Iloilo winners in the Tourism Excellence Awards (from left): Monette and Rafael Villanueva; Robert Ferrer of Harbor Town Hotel, WV Best Hotel (Economy Class); Yehlen Camarista, WV Best Tour Guide; TNT's Marichel Magalona, WV Best Travel Publication; Mannie Gruenberg of Grand Dame Hotel, Oscar Fuente of Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center, WV Best Hotel (First Class); Gina and Emil Diez, Jackie Lopez, Renchie Rubin, Russel Sola and Lemuel Leonares of the Grand Dame Hotel, WV Best Hotel (Standard Class) and Best Hotel Frontliner. Not in photo is the representative from Breakthrough Restaurant awarded as WV Best Restaurant.

DOT urges LGUs to focus on entrepreneurial tourism

Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Director Edwin Trompeta has called upon the local government units to redirect its tourism programs toward entrepreneurial tourism.



Heavy equipment rentals eat much of SB No. 5

The rentals for heavy equipment for the third quarter of 2007 had eaten a bigger portion of the P16.8 million Supplemental Budget Number 5 of the city government. The rentals for heavy equipment amounted P3,643,200.

School offers tuition discount to cops

Members of the Philippine National Police and their dependents may now avail of the special scholarship program of St. Therese-MTC Colleges in Iloilo City.

Ms. Paraw Regatta Festival Queen is 1st runner-up in WVTA

Iloilo City's Paraw Regatta Festival Queen Christy Camohoy was declared as first runner up in the 2007 Miss Western Visayas Tourism. She also received minor awards such as Miss Negros Navigation Princess and Best in Gown in last Thursday's beauty pageant held at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Gymnasium.

Sex and character education expert coming to Iloilo

Hundreds of delegates from family organizations around the world will meet in Manila's Shangri-la Hotel from November 19-22 for the 2nd International Congress on Education in Love, Sex, and Life.

Florete gets KBP Lifetime Achievement Award

Media Magnate Dr. Rogelio M. Florete is conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP). Dr. Florete was given the distinction because of the phenomenal success of Bombo Radyo Philippines with 43 AM and FM Stations nationwide.


West Visayas RDs sign memo of commitment for first REC

Regional directors of member agencies mandated to facilitate implementation of Republic Act 9003 or the Solid Waste Management Act, signed a memorandum of Commitment for the operationalization of the Regional Ecology Center (REC), the first in the region.

BFP personnel to undergo training in Negros Occidental

More or less 40 personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) coming from its field offices will undergo a two-day training on collapse structure and rescue in Murcia, Negros Occidental from November 30 to December 1.


Anything Under the Sun
Origin of place names (2)
An evening with Elton John
Health @ Heart
Robotic Radiosurgery; Gamma Knife vs. Cyberknife
Consumers Domain
Trapoliticking at its peak
Without the Whitecoat
The deeper cause of non-compliance
Bridging the gap
Children in the Guerilla war in Panay in WW II


The 'Ex' Files


Letting go and rebooting

/ By Kathy M. Villalon

Eye Opener:
Origin of place names (2)

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong


/ By Jo Martinez-Clemente

Young Voice:
PGMA: The Second Saint of the Philippines

/ By Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Adobo At Its Best

/ By

Rational Insanity:
10 titles every human should have in their library

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

In memoriam: Mariannet Amper

By Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz

Political censorship

By Luis V. Teodoro

The menacing disease called Dengue


The face of poverty

By Antonio C. Abaya

Past present future

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
Love in time of abandonment

/ By Paolo Carreon

bonafide text:
Flocking like birds

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Bull's Eye:
Young politician


Kenneth Villanueva

A celebration with the grannies

Grandpops and grandmas in Asilo de Molo were treated to music, dance, laughter, games and lots of love last Nov. 3, 2007.

It was a double celebration, actually. I was the celebration of Beauty Cradle model Kenneth Villanueva's birthday (Oct. 30 was his natal day) as well as the culminating activity of his batch's on-the-job-training there for Medicus.

---------------------------------------- My Dad

My 101% DADicycle!

My father finds bicycling irresistible. He was on track five years ago and is still bicycling every now and then

I presently feel like getting a little bit personal for the reason that I am pompous of this gentleman. It does appear like an understatement, in a manner, for me to have a discussion about him.

----------------------------------------House of Dread

Bourbon's House of Dread

BACKTRACK! Creative & Events Team once again stirred the hornet's nest when they came up with a clever and utterly great idea (as they did with DECADANCE a few months ago) of bringing in one of Manila's hottest Disc Jockey , DJ Erwin Edralin to spin on the music board for the pre-Halloween party of Bourbon Street Grill & Bar entitled House of Dread.


It's cool to be with Jesus

Molding children with good values and to be Christ-centered is one of the thrusts of the Couples for Christ. It has three ways of doing this --- school- and community-based and Sagip Kids for Christ (KFC).


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