March 17, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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DBM chief urges Tupas, SP to settle budget row

Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Rolando Andaya urged Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas Sr. and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) to resolve the issue regarding the executive budget of the Iloilo provincial government.

Andaya said the ongoing conflict, if not resolved the earliest possible time, will primarily affect the people of the province whom the said officials serve.

Cops, soldiers go on Lenten alert

Members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) are all set for this week's Lenten break with major security measures drawn particularly in Iloilo and Guimaras. The two Western Visayas provinces alongside the island of Boracay in the Province of Aklan have extra peace and order plans in place.

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A boy holds palm fronds as he goes out of the church yesterday
A. chris Fernandez

A boy holds palm fronds as he goes out of church on Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday is one of the high points in the observance of Lent in the largely Roman Catholic Philippines.

City to continue implementing traffic ordinance despite EO 712

The city government will continue to implement its local traffic ordinance specifically the Perimeter Boundary Ordinance (PBO) pending the issuance of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Executive Order No. 712 recently issued by President Gloria Macapagal.


Lozada expects more 'harassment suits'

Rodolfo Noel Lozada Jr., principal witness to the controversial $329-million national broadband network deal, said his detractors are set to accuse him of stashing huge amounts of money in several bank accounts as part of Administration efforts to discredit him.

Challenge for debate hangs

Former government official turned number one government critic Rodolfo Noel "Jun" Lozada continues with his provincial sorties following the marathon rounds made here in Iloilo and Bacolod.

DOH cautions public on rainy season ailments

The Department of Health (DOH) has issued a health advisory for public safety especially during this rainy season, known as La Niña phenomenon.

Antique rules elementary; Negros, Iloilo and Aklan clinch in secondary

Amidst a sudden shift from a searing hot day to a wet one, the heat in Antique National School Quadrangle never died down.


Key priority areas get bigger allocation -- Andaya

Some P24.7 billion is allotted for infrastructure development this year, said Budget Secretary Rolando Andaya. In region 6, the priority areas identified with ongoing and in the pipeline infrastructure projects are in Panay and in Negros Occidental.

DENR 6 to kick off Earth Day celebration with caravan, exhibits

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 6 will kick off the celebration of Earth Day 2008 with a caravan on April 8 in San Carlos City to converge in Aklan on April 12.

Int'l org to conduct mangrove reforestation in Escalante City

Island Volunteers, an International Non-Government Organization based in the United Kingdom is set to carry out a Mangrove Reforestation Project in Escalante City.


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


Eye Opener:
Cleansing on Lenten Season

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong


/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

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


The new Negros Navigaiton

The new Negros Navigaiton: A true ally in invigorating the nation

THE new Negros Navigation will strive to consistently offer safe, reliable, affordable, enjoyable and top value for money services. By cultivating a dedicated workforce, the company will provide efficient and on time services to shippers and passengers, regarding them not as mere clients but as the company's reason for existence.

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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.

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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.

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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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