April 29, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Farmers claim they are worst hit by rice crisis

In the hinterland village of Osorio in San Remigio town in Antique, families eat rice only once a day. They subsist mainly on sweet potatoes and other root crops mixed with vegetables.

Honest cabbie dies of cancer

Nestor Sulpico who was called "New York's most honest taxi driver" died without fulfilling all his dreams. But he remained a hero to his family and all those who knew him.

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A farmer in Lambunao, Iloilo prepares the paddy for planting.

A farmer in Lambunao, Iloilo prepares the paddy for planting. Farmers are bearing the brunt of the increasing prices of rice, according to a multi-sectoral summit on rice sufficiency held here last week.

Capitol SP firms up etiquette rules

Expect more good manners and right conduct inside the session hall of the Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP).


IOPC releases P7.6M oil spill claims for 5 coastal municipalities of Iloilo

Presidential Assistant for Western Visayas Raul Banias said the International Oil Pollution Compensation (IOPC)Fundrecently released a total of P7.6 million to 902 approved claimants from the five coastal municipalities of the province of Iloilo.

3 kiosk-owners rapped for power pilferage

Task Force Boltahe of the City Engineers Office (CEO) has already referred the case of the three kiosk owners at the Iloilo Freedom Grandstand who were reportedly caught having illegal electrical connections before the City Legal Office (CLO).

Treñas wants Tindahan Natin outlets in city's populous barangays

The city's populous barangays will be given priority in the placement of 15 Tindahan Natin outlets which the National Food Authority (NFA) is slated to open in preparation for the lean month season.

Gen. Peralta's statue to be given prominence in new park

The statue of Panay World War II hero Gen. Macario Peralta will be given due prominence in the renovation plans for the Sunburst Park behind the Iloilo City Freedom Grandstand.


Antique farmers hold 12th Congress

San Jose, Antique - Members of 39 Irrigators' Association in the province held the 12th Farmers Congress and Kalipunan ng mga Irigadores ng Antique (KIA) Assembly recently to tackle issues and concerns affecting the sector and strengthen the alliance of the association to various agencies.

PopCom promotes scientific natural family planning method use in WV

KALIBO, Aklan -- The Population Commission (POPCOM) has recently embarked on a comprehensive campaign on the proper use of the Scientific Natural Family Planning Method in Western Visayas.

Suplico slams 'bakla' version of Cheaper Meds Bill

A victory for the multinational drug companies and defeat for the Filipino masses.

Such summed up the sentiments of Vice Governor Rolex Suplico on the latest turn of events of the Cheaper Medicines Bill.


Following the US election
Bridging the gap
The Hechanova Ancestral House in Jaro, Iloilo City
Statement of Tamara Michelle Posa Dominado
Eye Opener
In crisis look to the bigness of our God
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Summer getaway
anything under the sun
Origins of place names (15)


Young Voice:
When the fights are worth it

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Rational Insanity:
Leading from within – a leadership paradigm for the new millennium

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Dancing with cancer

/By Kathy M. Villalon

Cultural activism in Iloilo City

/By Rhea B. Peñaflor


Mutya ng Guimaras 2008

Mutya ng Guimaras 2008: A presentation of the island's jewels

Charmaine Gail Nunez, a junior Bachelor in Broadcasting student of the West Visayas State University, was crowned as the Mutya ng Guimaras 2008 held at the Guimaras Capitol Gym on April 18, 2008.

---------------------------------------- Juliya Ryleigh

Juliya Ryleigh joins the Christian world

"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you ... " Matthew 28:19-20

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Clowning Around:Clown Big-Jay's antics give life to every party

A party, especially one for children, is not complete without a clown present. Clowns are comic performers who wear colored wigs, funny makeup, colorful costumes and huge shoes. Their whole get-up, antics and jokes complete the entertainment.

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Roxas City Sizzles

It had been a while since the quaint city of Roxas had seen such a big social gathering when a pool side summer party titled THE GRIND was held at the Villareal Memorial Stadium a few moons ago.


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