March 10, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Construction of multi-million Guimaras resort continues despite notice from mayor

NUEVA VALENCIA, Guimaras – A multi-million resort here continues construction and development without environmental clearances and permit from the local government unit.

Barangay dads eye clustering of barangays

After the proposal to divide Iloilo City into two districts comes the possible clustering of the city's 180 barangays.

Liga ng mga Barangay president Irene Ong confirmed that talks about the clustering of barangays circulate among the barangay officials.

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Concrete villas are being built on top of the hill fronting the beach
A. chris Fernandez

Concrete villas are being built on top of the hill fronting the beach.

Ilonggo youths gird for Lozada visit on Mar. 14

Unfazed by threats, ZTE-NBN whistle-blower Rodolfo Noel "Jun" Lozada Jr. will be coming to Iloilo and Bacolod cities as part of his provincial trips to give talks on the alleged bribery scandal.

Lozada announced to students and youths attending a protest concert here last Friday that he will be in Iloilo on March 14 to meet with groups and speak before students calling for truth and accountability on the scrapped ZTE-NBN.


German held for Pinay's killing in Boracay

The Boracay police arrested Friday last week a German national believed to be involved in the brutal killing of a Filipina.

Court acquits ex-BIR examiner over 2 counts of malversation raps

A former examiner of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) here was acquitted of two counts of malversation charges in a case that dragged several other BIR officials into the fray.

Treñas hopes to see result on campaign against illegal drugs

City Mayor Jerry Treñas is hoping to see results on the campaign against illegal drugs with the reactivation of the Iloilo City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (Icadac). The council met last week to discuss the current state of illegal drugs problem in the city.

Baronda reelected as NMYL's EVP

For the second time, City Councilor Julienne Baronda was recently elected as executive vice president (EVP) of the National Movement of Young Legislators (NMYL) during its 16th National Congress held in Lahug, Cebu.


DOT releases P3.6M for Boracay environmental, health projects

BORACAY ISLAND, AKLAN―The Department of Tourism (DOT) has poured in P3.6 million in funding for environmental and health projects on Boracay Island.

PRO 6 launches clean-up drive in all police stations

With its aim to promote physically clean, orderly, and friendly environment in police stations, the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 simultaneously conducted a  re-painting of all police stations in the region recently.

DFA warns of non-existent job placements in Israel

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) recently warned Filipinos seeking employment in Israel to be wary of individuals or illegal recruiters offering them hotel works in Israel.


Prescription for Jun Lozada, interfaith bishops, et al.
Bridging the gap
The 'Carrot-and-Stick" policy of the Americans in Iloilo
Consumers Domain
Readers' take on corrupt politics
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
On Cruise Control
Enjoying the holidays


Rational Insanity:
Arts venue for you

/Bryan Mari Argos

Embracing the cross

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

anything under the sun:
Origins of place-names (7)

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla

Eye Opener:
Give chance to GMA to govern the country righteously

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

res gestae:
Cops' spot promotion, long overdue

/Francisco B.Lindero, Jr.

Young Voice:
Teaching values

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


The King and Queen of Hearts

The King and Queen of Hearts

The Sambag Elementary School regularly holds the Coronation of King and Queen of Hearts and for this year, it was held last Feb. 29, 2008 at the school's quadrangle.

This year's King of Heart is Angelu Lagura, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joggie Lagura while the Queen of Hearts is Shaina Anne Soleno, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Soleno.

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Bourbon, Fiel and Leon

Every dining experience has its benefits. You enjoy good food, learn more about the person you are with and discover many things from the conversation. Recently, I had an interview with Fiel Apolinario, chef of Bourbon Street, the restaurant in Smallville whose square pizza, baby back ribs and other American-inspired food, people rave about.



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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