March 12, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Iloilo lawmakers, guv slam 'redistricting' proposal

Extremely difficult. This was how third district Rep. Arthur Defensor Sr. perceived the proposed redistricting of Iloilo province as pushed by first district Board Member Richard Garin.

Defensor in an interview with Aksyon Radyo Iloilo Monday night said there's no need to disturb the present status of the province.

Groups all set for Friday's protest march with Lozada

NBN-ZTE witness Rodolfo Noel "Jun" Lozada Jr. will join a two-kilometer march for "truth, justice and accountability" when he visits this city, a known administration bailiwick, on Friday, organizers said yesterday.

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A bad timing for the City of Passi
A. chris Fernandez

The rains washed away all that the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) had covered on the pothole-ridden road of Passi City recently. Indeed, a bad timing for the city which is celebrating its annual Pintados de Pasi Festival that will culminate on Sunday, March 16.

Save the Children is 2007 POPDEV awardee

The Save the Children, a non-governmental organization, copped the 2007 Rafael M. Salas Population and Development Award for its exemplary effort in the integration of population, health and environment (PHE) in 11 coastal municipalities in the provinces of Iloilo, Guimaras and Antique.


Guimaras cops wage all-out war vs illegal drugs

Jordan, Guimaras – Whatever remains on the trade and proliferation of illegal drugs in the island-province of Guimaras is well within the control and capabilities of the island's police force.

Iloilo has enough rice supply—prov'l agriculturist

Provincial agriculturist Ildefonso Toledo yesterday said Iloilo province is 120 percent sufficient in rice supply as rice producing towns continue to yield good harvest in spite of the adverse impact of the climate change in other rice producing regions in the country.

Treñas asks DTI to intensify monitoring of prices of basic commodities

City Mayor Jerry Treñas has requested the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to monitor all the prices of the basic commodities in the city with the recent round of increases in fuel prices. He said the Price Monitoring Council should take efforts in checking the prices in the market.

Treñas orders strict enforcement of minors curfew and liquor ban

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas has ordered the strict implementation of two ordinances that prohibit minors from loitering in public places after 11 p.m. and banning the sale of alcoholic beverages to the young individuals.


Army uncovers 'mass grave'

Remains of suspected 'salvaged' victims of communist terrorists were uncovered in a site now tagged by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as the region's "mass grave."

CHED grants permit to Aklan State University review center

Banga, Aklan -- The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) granted the Aklan State University (ASU) permit to operate a Review Center for Teacher Education Program with Permit Number 012, series of 2008 effective February 11, 2008.

BIR Bacolod launches 2008 tax campaign

Bacolod City -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Revenue Region 12, Bacolod City will launch its 2008 Tax Campaign on March 12, 2008, with activities geared to create tax awareness among the public regarding the bureau's major program and projects.


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St. Joseph School celebrates 36thFoundation Day
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
On Cruise Control
Enjoying the holidays


Friendship with & without benefits

/By BuberianClan

Mainstreaming the social doctrine

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

anything under the sun:
Origins of place-names (8)

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla

Young Voice:
Friends and blueberry cheesecakes

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Rational Insanity:
Arts venue for you

/Bryan Mari Argos

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.


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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