March 14, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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PNP assures safety of Lozada amid alleged threats

The Philippine National Police (PNP), who has been accused of abducting NBN-ZTE witness Rodolfo Noel "Jun" Lozada Jr., has assured his safety in his visit to this city Friday.

Senior Supt. Wesley Barayuga, Iloilo City police director, said they will deploy policemen to secure Lozada from his arrival at the Iloilo airport early this morning until he leaves for Bacolod City around noon.

Kin of abducted Muslim clerics files complaint before CHR

The family of one of the two Muslim clerics arrested by government agents on Boracay Island has filed a complaint before the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to compel authorities to surface their kin.

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Half lane of this portion of the road in Brgy. Tanza-Timawa turns into a basketball court
A. chris Fernandez

Half lane of this portion of the road in Brgy. Tanza-Timawa turns into a basketball court whenever the youth in the area want to play the game. Worse, the game is usually conducted late in the afternoon when traffic is at its peak. Perhaps, the city's Traffic Technical Working group could put a stop to this practice of playing basketball games on the roads.

Transco sets weekend power interruption in Panay, Negros

Bad news for the fans of boxing champ Manny Pacquiao. There is a possibility that a power interruption will occur in the different parts of Panay and Negros Occidental on Sunday, March 16, the day of the title fight between Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Chief Justice Puno, two other justices inhibit selves from LCP's petition

Chief Justice Reynato Puno and two other justices in the Supreme Court (SC) inhibited themselves from hearing the petition filed by the League of Cities in the Philippines (LCP) seeking moratorium in the creation of new cities in the country. As such, the 11 remaining justices gave the petitioner and respondents 30 days to file their memoranda.

'Better Philippines' as 'Mahal Ko Bayan Ko' kicks off Iloilo campaign

Iloilo plays host today to 'Mahal Ko Bayan Ko,' (MKBK) an advocacy group focused on current and future government programs of the country. With primary aim at strengthening the socio-economic development plans of the Philipines, noted lawyer Salvador Panelo is in town to help the spread the word – the Filipinos are not only in good hands but in better hands with the Arroyo Administration.

Sipalay to host RDC 6 Executive Committee Meeting

The Regional Development Council, Region 6 (RDC 6) scheduled to conduct the Executive Committee Meeting in Sipaly on March 28, 2008.


Antique declared free from typhoid outbreak

San Jose, Antique -- The Province of Antique has no reported out breaks of typhoid, a communicable disease characterized by fever, diarrhea, prostration, apathy, headache, eruption of rose spots, leucopenia and inflammation of the intestinal mucosa.

Capiz slates fiesta to mark foundation anniversary

Roxas City -- The provincial government of Capiz is preparing fiesta celebration dubbed "Capiztahan" from April 11–15 to mark the 107th foundation anniversary this year of the establishment of a civil government for the entire province. The event took place on April 15, 1901.


Long live womankind!
Bridging the gap
The Ilonggo-Bisaya as a proud and vain people
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
St. Joseph School celebrates 36thFoundation Day
Consumers Domain
Readers' take on corrupt politics
On Cruise Control
Enjoying the holidays



/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Eye Opener:
Divine reflection on Lenten season

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

anything under the sun:
Origins of place-names (10)

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla

Friendship with & without benefits

/By BuberianClan

Mainstreaming the social doctrine

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Young Voice:
Friends and blueberry cheesecakes

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Rational Insanity:
Arts venue for you

/Bryan Mari Argos


Full moon

Full Moon at Sol Y Mar

The proceeds of this event will go to the KKK or Mga Kaibigan ng mga Kabataang May Kanser so it could fund the chemotheraphy treatment of seven pediatric cancer patients. It's going to be a full moon on Easter Sunday, March 23 and what better way to celebrate this special time is for one to hold a FULL MOON PARTY at Sol Y Mar Family Beach Resort in Tigbauan.

---------------------------------------- Lenten Season

Devotion: A glimpse of Lenten practices

Lent is celebrated with deep prayer, reflection, meditation, and renewal of Christian practices such as Stations of the Cross, benediction, perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and saying the rosary. Traditionally, in the Philippines, throughout the Season of Lent, parishes experience rich and diverse devotional practices rooted in traditional ethnic practices.

----------------------------------------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.

----------------------------------------Bourbon, Fiel and Leon

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.


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