March 6, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Suspect in radioman's killing yields

A former Aklan town mayor wanted for the murder of a broadcaster yesterday surrendered to the Aklan Regional Trial Court after four years of eluding law enforcers.

Ex-mayor Alfredo "Fred" Arsenio of Lezo town surfaced at the RTC Branch 7 accompanied by his lawyer around 3:10 p.m., said Supt. Benigno Durana, Aklan police director, in a telephone interview. He was met by policemen who were informed by the court of Arsenio's surrender.

Presidential Ass't endorses coal-fired power plant

Presidential Assistant for Western Visayas Raul Banias has openly endorsed the proposed establishment of coal-fired power plants in Iloilo City and in the municipality of Concepcion.

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Houses along the coastline of Brgy. Ortiz
A. chris Fernandez

Houses along the coastline of Brgy. Ortiz, City Proper have learned to combat the strong waves and winds during typhoon season—they are now made of concrete and G.I. sheets roofing.

15-year old student missing

A 15-year old student of a Catholic educational institution in Iloilo City has been reported missing since Saturday. She is believed to be in the custody of a group tagged as Black Rose.

City Councilor Armand Parcon said the girl identified only as Rachel Anne was last seen Saturday. Since then, she failed to return home. She also failed to attend her classes since Monday.


GBPC: Anti-coal rally doesn't reflect people's sentiments

Global Business Power Corporation (GBPC), proponent of a 164 megawatt coal-fired power plant downplayed yesterday's ecumenical prayer rally against the proposal to put up a coal-fired power plant here.

Zulueta lashes at Antiquiera anew

Neophyte city councilor Eldrid Antiquiera recently voiced his "frustration" over the non-attendance of several of his colleagues in the hearings of the Committee of the Whole which he chairs that is looking into alleged irregularities on the award of the publication contract for the city's newly-amended Revenue Code.

Sending more troops not a solution to armed conflict in hinterlands

For retired Commodore Mariano Sontillanosa, sending more troops to the hinterlands in order to contain the insurgency problem is not a solution to the armed conflict between the government and the New People's Army (NPA) rebels.

Rojas bats for cellphone regulation inside SP

Experience is the best teacher. Or so it seems for Fifth District Board Member Jett Rojas, proponent of a regulation on cellular phone use inside the Session Hall of the Iloilo Provincial Capitol building.


IMS leads Iloilo's battle against Glaucoma

Global initiative aimed at raising awareness on Glaucoma, second leading cause of blindness worldwide gets an added boost in Iloilo.

DOLE 6 releases project funds to Overseas Family Circle beneficiaries

More than fifty (50) beneficiaries of overseas Filipino workers representing seven (7) associations of OFWs in Panay received their respective funds during the Regional Conference on the Reintegration Program for Overseas Family Circles (OFCs) with Approved Projects at Sampaguita Garden Resort, New Washington, Aklan, on March 1

6th UP centennial lecture to focus on women issues

The 6th University of the Philippines Centennial lecture will focus on Women issues in celebration of Women's Month.


Consumers Domain
Readers' take on corrupt politics
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
One woman's nationalist passion
Bridging the gap
Gen. Martin Delgado: Proud Ilonggo nationalist leader
On Cruise Control
Enjoying the holidays


anything under the sun:
Visits of religious relics in West Visayas

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla

res gestae:
Cops' spot promotion, long overdue

/Francisco B.Lindero, Jr.

Witness vs. whistleblower

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Young Voice:
Teaching values

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

RP Health Stats

/ Philip S. Chua

Rational Insanity:
Writers galore

/Bryan Mari Argos




A very glamorous evening of serious hair, serious dresses and serious jewelry took place under the resplendent chandeliers of the very elegant Crown Ballroom of Punta Villa Resort, in La Villa de Arevalo a few nights ago. I am referring to the Ilonggo Producers Association's (IPA's) most staggering and highly successful show "Hinabol", which featured the fashion collections of internationally renowned and very creative Ilonggo fashion designer, Nono Palmos.

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Students blaze new trails in Bais

BAIS CITY, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL – In the sluggish dawn after 2007's Christmas day, 18 students and young professionals from Iloilo teamed up with 8 Bacolodnon counterparts to start a work camp in Brgy. Cantugot outside Bais City in Negros Occidental.


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Ikthus Youth; Growing up with Christ

The desire to belong is a human need that we always seek to fulfill through making friends and affiliating with people who have the same interests as we do. But once you find your friends and acquaintances, what next? One important consideration is for one to choose the right persons to be with.

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Love Heals

Songs, dances and the sounds of violin. These permeated the La Isabelita Hall, Jaro Cathedral Compound when Love Heals, a dinner show took place last Feb. 14, 2008.

The benefit show aimed to raise funds for the chemotherapy of seven pediatric cancer patients being sponsored by KKK or Mga Kaibigan ng mga Kabataang May Kanser.


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