February 12, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Jimena vents vs local media, church, Liga, tribes

Where can you find not colorblind members of the local press yet insist on seeing brown as black, Catholic priests seemingly oblivious to other religious sectors, purportedly-demanding barangay captains of the city and supposedly over-bearing tribe officials? The answer? Right here in Iloilo City.

Army reports: Reds 'infiltrate' Catholic schools

Propaganda against coal-fired power plants has now reached the halls of elite private schools and the most exclusive of Catholic colleges and universities in Iloilo City.

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Two boys play at the bank of the Iloilo River near the Carpenters bridge in Brgy. Tabucan, Mandurriao district.

Two boys play at the bank of the Iloilo River near the Carpenters bridge in Brgy. Tabucan, Mandurriao district.

Senator urges filing of raps vs. Abalos on ZTE deal

SAN JOSE, ANTIQUE—Sen. Richard Gordon yesterday urged President Macapagal-Arroyo to direct the Office of the Ombudsman and the Department of Justice to file cases against former Commission on Elections chair Benjamin Abalos Sr. and others involved in the scrapped national broadband deal.


Concert organizer belittles Pesina

The event organizer of the recent Leah Salonga concert belittled the members of the committee on ways and means of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, specifically its chair Councilor Antonio Pesina, for being unable to correctly classify the kind of concerts which are taxable.

Treñas confirms move to oust JDV from Lakas

City Mayor Jerry Treñas confirmed that there are moves to remove former Speaker Jose de Venecia as chair of the Lakas-NUCD party.

DSWD6 to release P120M for Food for School project

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI will release a total of P120 million for implementation of the Food for School Project in different provinces here in Western Visayas.

NPC power plants in Visayas get ISO Certification

National Power Corporation's (NPC) Generation Group has delivered on its target of having all its power plants in the Visayas ISO (International Organization for Standardization)-certified by 2007.


CSC extends deadline of filing of applications for CSE-PPT to Feb. 15

The Civil Service Commission officially announces the extension of the deadline of the filing of applications for the Career Service Examination-Paper and Pencil Test (CSE-PPT) to February 15, 2008 for the March 9, 2008 Career Service Professional and Subprofessional Examinations.

Antique coop implements P3M energization project

San Jose, Antique -- Antique Electric Cooperative (ANTECO) Inc. has implemented the Barangay Electrification Project with dispatch the recent of which is the ongoing P3 million project covering the barangays Villaflores, Villa Laua-an and Villasal Patnongon.

TOSP nominations now open

Bacolod City -- Nomination is now open for the annual search for the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) in Western Visayas which will be held in Bacolod City, on April 14 to 20, 2008.


Very, Very Urgent!!!
Bridging the gap
Tibiao: The town that came from 'Tigbao'
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Let the former Speaker speak
Consumers Domain
Save TESDA! Prosecute Syjuco!
On Cruise Control
Enjoying the holidays


Education and our 'fragile generations'

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Young Voice:
Love is

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Singles and the City:
Travel for Singles

/ Oliver Victor B. Amoroso

Facing the Music

/ Benito Jimena

Res Gestae:
Becoming a better communicator

/ Francisco Lindero Jr.

Viagra and Blindness

/ Philip S. Chua

Thailand's Cabbages and Condoms Restaurant

/ Rhea B. Peñaflor

Climate Change and Renewable Energy

/ Newton Aaron Llorente


Friday Night Live!

Friday Night Live!

Retro music and dance steps were the highlights of the Ateneo de Iloilo's Friday Night Live last Jan. 25, 2008. Alumni of the said school, including its very dynamic administrator Fr. Manny Uy.

---------------------------------------- Weaving threads of Ilonggo tradition

Weaving threads of Ilonggo tradition

Iloilo and handloom fabrics have been closely linked since the mid-18th century. Despite the production of cotton in England that predominate the country's textile industry, Indigenous textiles such as jusi, piña and patadyong came to predominate later in the 19th century.

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Rafflesia Blooms: The world's largest individual flower blooms in Barangay Igcabugao, Igbaras

It is the worlds largest individual flower. Locals call it corpse flower due to the vile smell (like rotting meat) it gives off. Its diameter can grow to over 100 centimeters and can weigh up to 10 kilograms.

---------------------------------------- Marisa Montelibano Apuan

Marisa Montelibano Apuan: Giving us wings to fly through music

In 2000, "Wings to Fly", a composition by an Ilongga won first place during the First American Songwriters Competition held in Los Angeles, California. "Golden Moments", immortalized by Ilonggo Farle Luchan was written by the same Ilongga.


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