April 8, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Army switches tactics amid tips of major Reds attack in mayor's hometown

From "offensive mode," government troopers operating in the hinterland villages of Antique have now switched to "defensive mode."

Presentation of Boracay's master plan to highlight activity

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will present the Boracay Environmental Master Plan to stakeholders of the island-resort on April 12 as part of the agency's Earth Day People's Caravan.

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Young boys dive on the water from a pumpboat docking at the Ortiz wharf

Young boys dive on the water from a pumpboat docking at the Ortiz wharf. Many people go to the beach nowadays to escape the summer heat.

107th Semana Sang Iloilo opens today

Iloilo is an old province. Folk history traces its origins to ancient times when it was called Irong-Irong by the Aeta aborigines. When Malayans settled in Panay they modified the name to Ilong-Ilong.


KFC crew survives burns due to LPG leak on mobile stall

A 20 year-old crew of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) mobile stall remains in hospital confinement following serious burns sustained in a freak accident yesterday.

IRC, Carles Fishery Code investigation up

Initial rounds of Legislative inquiry takes off this week with members of the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) at the helm of the investigation.

LGUs urged to put up internet-ready barangay reading centers

The Local Government Units (LGUs) are encouraged to establish Barangay Reading Centers (BRCs) and equip such centers with computers and Internet connectivity so that they can benefit from the first public electronic library, Interior and Local Government Secretary Ronaldo Puno said.

Monitoring in WV tightened vs possible rice smuggling

Station chiefs of the 6th Maritime Police Office in Negros Occidental and Antique were ordered to closely monitor remote ports and piers within their area of responsibility for possible rice smuggling.


11,003 firms invest P8B in Western Visayas

Some 11,003 companies invested P8 billion in Western Visayas last year.

Of these investors, 9,170 were new registrants and 1,833 renewals, according to business name registration (BNR) data provided by the regional office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Western Visayas sets gab on dengue prevention and management

The National Center for Disease Prevention and Control with the support from the Asian Development Bank in coordination with the Department of Health-Center for Health Development-Western Visayas is conducting a series of training activities on Dengue Prevention and Management.

Escalante City's Bantay-Dagat task force conducts dialogue with stakeholders

Escalante City Bantay-Dagat Task Force conducted a dialogue with the different stakeholders recently.


Rice and population
A love story
Consumers Domain
Misinformation on Coal
Bridging the gap
Some Rizal landmarks in downtown Iloilo City
anything under the sun
Origins of place-names (12)
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Salute to the graduates


Just the way you are

/By Kathy M. Villalon

A special tribute

/By Prof. Lucell Larawan

Wanted: A tougher Medical Act in the Philippines

/ By Florence F. Hibionada

Young Voice:
Birthday Presence

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Eye Opener:
Mar Roxas at ASU graduation rites

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Res Gestae:
Duty first vs. family centeredness

/By Francisco B. Lindero Jr.



Career Alternatives

Shifting courses can be a drain to parents who are sending their kids to college. That's why it's important for graduating high school students to know what career they really want to venture into. This way, they could choose the course that could prepare them for such career.

----------------------------------------Coffee Break La Paz opens

Coffee Break La Paz opens

Coffee Break Café is breaking records for the coffee and tea enthusiasts when it opened its 10th branch in La Paz recently. It was attended by the Que family, headed by Coffee Break magnate Johnny Que. Also in attendance were friends from the business sector.


----------------------------------------Enchanting SIQUIJOR

Enchanting Siquijor

The best way to end the trip was to spend it alone on the beach with the ever loyal moon as my company waiting for a silhouette of a witch on a broomstick. But there are no witches in Siquijor, only white beautiful beaches, beautiful people and enchanting experiences.



Last March 29, the students of RS-CDC, under the guidance and supervision of Principal Boni Gaverza and in cooperation with SM City Iloilo, presented Handuraw. It's a musical and dance-drama depicting the history, traditions and culture of the island of Panay.


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