December 17, 2007 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Battle on today for SK rep in Capitol

A total of 43 youth leaders from Iloilo's 42 towns and one component city will decide today who will be their official representative in the Iloilo Sangguniang Panlalawigan.

Defensor eyes improvement of city's int'l seaport

House Majority Floor Leader Arthur Defensor highlighted the city's need to have an international seaport during the  Metro Iloilo-Guimaras Leaders Summit 2007 last Friday.

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Carpenters Bridge linking Brgy. Tap-oc, Molo and Brgy. Tabucan, Mandurriao

Work continues on the new Carpenters Bridge linking Brgy. Tap-oc, Molo and Brgy. Tabucan, Mandurriao while motorists suffer from terrible dust along the area.

CA reverses lower Court ruling, cop in hot water anew

The death of Joebert Balbontin in October 12, 2001 haunts anew a top police official and key personalities involved here.


Latin mass to highlight Mandurriao religious fiesta on Jan. 23

A solemn high mass in Latin will highlight the fiesta of Mandurriao parish on January 23, 2008. Rev. Fr. Esperidion Celis, parish priest of Mandurriao, said he wrote Pope Benedict XVI to seek his blessing of the significant religious undertaking.

Paraw Regatta, a symbol of Ilonggo's history, culture—Trompeta

Department of Tourism (DoT) Regional Director Edwin Trompeta viewed Paraw Regatta as a symbol of Ilonggo's history and culture. It manifests the Ilonggo's lifestyle and not just a race among the native outriggers in the strait between Iloilo and island province of Guimaras, he said.

City has great potential to turn waste into energy

Tons of garbage at the city's dumpsite in Brgy. Calajunan, Mandurriao could be used to generate one megawatt of electricity that could augment to the city's power needs.

Legal clinic highlights UI Law Week

The In Solidum Frasority, the law student council of the University of Iloilo, will celebrate Law Week  on December 19-21,  2007 in pursuit of the theme, "Legacy of Excellence: Our Pride, Our Challenge".


Boracay visitor arrivals surpass half-million mark

Kalibo, Aklan – Tourists arrivals in Boracay Island have surpassed the half-million mark a month before the year ends, records from the Provincial Tourism Office here show.

Pimentel assails Ombudsman on huge backlog of graft cases

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino "Nene" Q. Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban) has criticized the mounting backlog of cases that are unresolved and pending with the Office of the Ombudsman, despite the substantial increase in its budget and complement of investigators.

207 solons support restoring English as medium of instruction

A total of 207 members of the House of Representatives have signed up as co-authors of a bill proposing to reinstate English as the medium of instruction in Philippine schools.


Fashion Faux Pas (foh pah / fō-päz)
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Consumer rights awareness
Write on! Right now!
Bridging the gap
The changing mode of Christmas in the Philippines
No tears for petty attachments
Without the Whitecoat
Food supplements: Business or cure?


Rational Insanity:
Less is more

Consumers Domain:
Another blue Christmas

Cultivating the Christmas spirit

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Anything Under The Sun:
Origins of place names (5)

/ Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

The Best Democracy that Money Can Buy

Eight Paragraphs

John Melchor is it!

Charity averts tragedy

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Inconvenient truth

/ By Herman Lagon


Christmas menu

A no-fuss Christmas menu

This is a very busy season for everybody and sometimes we want to eat something gourmet but don't know where to start. Well, this article will feature some food ideas you could serve to your loved ones and friends.

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Ready For The World: TESDA and the President's Scholars

KINARTON: 1st Ilonggo animation exhibit, November 24-December 24, 2007, Museo, Iloilo City, Philippines (open Monday to Sarurday) --- Filipino nurses, teachers, doctors, performers and laborers comprise a significant number and stand to be one of the most respected of the global workforce.

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Castelo dresses Pinoys in Singapore

Our very own Jasmine Castelo has dressed up the graduating batch of Novena Filipino, a community of Filipino workers in Singapore.


---------------------------------------- Dr. Evangeline Camarista Johnson

Dr. Evangeline Camarista Johnson

I laugh a lot, I sing, I dance, I keep a positive attitude although it's kind of difficult to do sometimes. I try to stay organized with my schedules to minimize stress. I keep my faith in the midst of detractors.


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