May 1, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Protests up today in commemoration of Labor Day

Labor and other militant groups on Panay Island will hold protest actions today to press for higher wages and for control of prices of rice and other basic commodities.

In Iloilo, thousands of protesters led by the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) and Kilusang Mayo Uno will assemble in two points in Molo and Jaro Districts before marching to the grounds of the provincial capitol where a rally will be held.

Police expects peaceful Labor Day celebration

Iloilo City Police Office Director Sr. Supt. Wesley Barayuga expects a peaceful Labor Day celebration today though more or less 1,000 members of militant organizations will convene at the new capitol grounds for a rally. Police is in full alert status to maintain peace and order.

Barayuga said uniformed and non-uniformed police personnel will be deployed around the city to keep an eye among the rallying groups.

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Today marks the commemoration of the International Labor Day in honor of the working class all over the world. For the working class, however, the struggle continues as nothing has changed over their plight since the historic struggle of the working class was recognized.

Court issues hold departure order vs Tsinoy bizman accused of rape

The Regional Trial Court (RTC) has issued a hold departure order against a Filipino-Chinese businessman accused of Rape by a minor.

RTC Branch 27 presiding judge Ma. Elena G. Opinion in an order dated March 11, 2008, but was made available to the media only yesterday, issued a hold departure order against businessman Wilson C. Lim who is facing a Rape and Rape by sexual assault charges in Criminal Cases No. 07-64764 and 07-647765.


Mejorada to SP: 'Leave IRC probe to us'

Official invites extended, official invites declined.

And while at it, some unsolicited advice too for members of the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) particularly those interested in the affairs of the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC).

Board piling contractor to back out if city won't increase contract price

A contractor for the board piling works for the new City Hall project has threatened to back out if the city government will not increase the contract price from P59 million to P74 million.

Ex-legal officer appointed as TF Boltahe's counsel

City Legal Office (CLO) head Atty. Edgar Gil has designated Atty. Milagros Hechanova as the counsel for the Task Force Boltahe in all the complaints filed against the violators of anti-power pilferage act.

Rice crisis due to CARP failure, says lawyer

The current rice crisis, which government attributes to a global phenomenon, may be, in fact, due to the poor implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), said Ilonggo lawyer Gil Alba.


5 towns in Antique recipients of government's anti-poverty program

Five towns in the province of Antique are among the recipients of the P5 billion anti-poverty and anti-hunger program of the government dubbed as Ahon Pamilyang Pilipino.

Capiz keen on hosting 2009 'Palarong Pambansa'

ROXAS CITY – The Province of Capiz is keen on "playing big brother" to the 2009 Palarong Pambansa, the hosting of which goes to the Visayas Area after the turn of Luzon this year wherein the school-based sports event was hosted by Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

Phil. Army's 3rd ID celebrates 34th Anniversary

ROXAS CITYThe 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division, Philippine Army stationed at Camp General Macario Peralta Jr., Jamindan, Capiz under the able leadership of Major General Jovenal D. Narcise, AFP, the incumbent Commanding General of the said Army unit in Western Visayas, celebrates its 34th Anniversary today, May 1, with the theme: "3ID Team Army, God-fearing and United towards Peace, Development, and Progress."


Knowing the truth
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)


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

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Young Voice:
My brother Ramon

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Dancing with cancer

/By Kathy M. Villalon

Cultural activism in Iloilo City

/By Rhea B. Peñaflor

Res Gestae:
Send, O Lord, Holy Apostles into your Church

/By Francisco Linder Jr.


Mangga Guhit

Mangga Guhit: An expression of an artist's heart

The country of mangoes - Guimaras celebrated its 15th Manggahan Festival last April 9 to 20, 2008. Tourists have been splurging in the abundance of fresh and pure country air. Many were impressed with the panoramic agricultural farm's green landscapes marked with huge patches of the famed mango trees.

---------------------------------------- Miss Universe visits Casitas Resto Bar

Miss Universe visits Casitas Resto Bar

Beauty queen and talented actress Ms. Gloria Diaz was a recent visitor to Iloilo City when she was asked to be one of the judges for the prestigious Mutya Ng Guimaras 2008 pageant, part of the island province's Manggahan Festival.


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