March 27, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Council junks reconsideration sought by concert promoter

The Committee on Ways and Means of the Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP) has denied the motion for reconsideration filed by the organizers of the recent Leah Salonga Concert in Iloilo City asking for exemption in the payment of amusement tax.

As such, Philippine Media Corporation, the concert's organizer, is bound to pay the corresponding taxes to the city government.

AFP on guard as Reds mark 40th 'terrorism' anniv

Western Visayas government forces go on "Red Alert" status as remaining ragtag communist terrorist rebels mark Saturday its 40th anniversary.

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A long line of Kalachuchi trees on both sides cover the pathway going to the lighthouse

A long line of Kalachuchi trees on both sides cover the pathway going to the lighthouse in the middle of the serene Nogas Island in Anini-y, Antique. Surrounded by white sand beach, Nogas Island is a 24-hectare government naval reservation island 3 miles from the shoreline of Anini-y town proper.

Firm sues DENR for stopping construction of resort in Boracay

The owner of a multi-million-peso resort and hotel allegedly being built on a wetland on Boracay Island has sued the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for stopping the construction of the property.


Foundation could still get solon's financial aide, says DOT official

Department of Tourism (DOT) Assistant Regional Director Atty. Helen Camarista said the Iloilo Paraw Regatta Foundation Inc. (IPRFI) could still use other remedies in order to get the financial assistance from Iloilo City Rep. Raul Gonzalez, Jr.

City gov't eyes realization of Guimaras pump boat terminal

The Iloilo City government looks forward for the realization of the proposed pump boat terminal in Fort San Pedro as jump off point to Guimaras.

Anti-graft sessions up in Antique

Barangay, municipal and provincial officials of the Province of Antique are the next audience of Deputy Ombudsman Pelagio Apostol and graft investigators of the Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas.

DOH 6 cautions public against heat stroke

The Department of Health, Region VI urges the Ilonggos to be extra careful during summertime, specially of heat stroke.


DENR conducts mangrove nursery establishment seminar to students

San Jose, Antique – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources conducted a seminar on Mangrove Nursery Establishment and Management to students of Polytechnic State College of Antique-(PSCA) College of Maritime Education.

Coco farmers to get PCA project incentives; initial P288T for 212 beneficiaries

Roxas City -- Administrato r Oscar Garin of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) will turn over some P288,000 check to Capiz small coconut farmers tomorrow.

Capiz town adopts 'kasakalikasan' farming method

Roxas City -- The municipality of Tapaz, Capiz is adopting an environment-friendly farming method dubbed "Kasakalikasan" that aims to make Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as part of the practices of farmers.


Gasping for breath
anything under the sun
Origins of place-names (12)
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Salute to the graduates
Consumers Domain
Misinformation on Coal
Long live womankind!
Bridging the gap
The Ilonggo-Bisaya as a proud and vain people


The Roadmap for Iloilo City

/By BenitoT. Jimena

Cheat codes

/By Kathy M. Villalon

Young Voice:
A Parent's Promise

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Res Gestae:
PNP's Alert Status is the country's peace and order status

/By Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Eye Opener:
Obedience to God

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong


Rudy Fernandez

Rudy Fernandez: An inspiration to athletes

NO, he's not the actor. For me, he's far greater than the actor that we know of. He's Rudy Fernandez, dubbed as the Iron Man of Asia, a one-legged triathlete who hails from Iloilo. Those who know him outside sports recognize him as one of the housemates of ABS-CBN's Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition.


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Sounds Familiar

Music has its own way of doing a very charitable and worthy cause.Take for example a dinner concert entitled Sounds Familiar with proceeds going to the Jaro Adventist Elementary School Endowment Fund. Indeed, musicians and memories fuse to give one enchanted night of familiar songs, mostly renditions of classical Broadway songs and pop.

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Erna Foerster's Diversion

Erna Foerster of the Iloilo City Police Office's Women's and Children's Desk is holding a photographic exhibit entitled "Diversion" at Museo Iloilo.

Presented before the public are many pieces of rare and fabulous photographs that reflect Foerster's love for art.

----------------------------------------Jamming with INDAY RAFFY

Jamming with Inday Raffy

HIS first song and album called "Inday" had been an Ilonggo favorite. This even made it to stations all over the country.

Since he was a kid, Inday Raffy or Rafael Buenavides, a native of Jalaud, Barotac Nuevo loved to sing and he entered in several contests.


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