May 27, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Total ban out on single motorcycles as 'passenger vehicle'

Any and all government permits, franchises or Certificates of Public Conveniences issued on single motorcycles as "vehicles for hire" is banned and not allowed by law.

As such, a reminder on all Iloilo towns is out – it is prohibited to directly, or indirectly allow and/or tolerate its operation as "passenger vehicle."

CHEd explains ban on new nursing schools, programs

A moratorium stands and remains in effect throughout the country putting on hold any and all applications on new Philippine nursing programs and of new Philippine nursing schools here.

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A fully-loaded single motorcycle or “skylab” brings passengers from the town proper

A fully-loaded single motorcycle or "skylab' brings passengers from the town proper to the mountainous barangays of Calinog, Iloilo not reached by tricycles or other public conveyances.

Guimaras boy co-pilots solar car to be used in cable TV series

A 19 year-old boy from Nueva Valencia, Guimaras who is currently studying in Newburgh, New York, USA is about to make a mark in Hollywood as he takes Newburgh Free Academy's solar car to duel in a new series on The Discovery Channel's Planet Green Network.


CoA wants city offices out of Elizalde and Co. building

Eleven offices under the city government will have to vacate the century old Elizalde and Co. building along J.M. Basa Street which they are presently occupying as the Commission on Audit (CoA) will renovate the building.

New Carpenter's Bridge to open on June 6

Inconvenience felt by motorists going to Mandurriao district passing Barangay Tabucan will finally end as the newly constructed Carpenter's Bridge is set to open on June 6, 2008. The bridge was temporarily closed in February to have its approaches completed.

Cebu RTC denies petition for bail of accused in Aklan broadcaster's slay

CEBU CITY – The Cebu Regional Trial Court (RTC) yesterday denied the petition for bail of former Lezo town Mayor Alfredo Arcenio in the 2004 killing of Aklan broadcaster Herson "Boy" Hinolan.

Ilonggo writer to launch book of poems

Ilonggo writer Alain Russ Dimzon will launch his collection of Hiligaynon poems with English translations and a note on his philological theory entitled Ang Manununlat Kag Ang Pendulum (the Writer and the Pendulum) under the publishing label Libro Agustino of the University of San Agustin.


30 teachers complete three-day Web Mobile Dev't Training

BACOLOD CITY -- Some 30 teachers from various tertiary schools in Negros Occidental have completed the three-day Trainors Training on Web and Mobile Development.

1,212 indigent families receive PhilHealth Cards in Bacolod City

BACOLOD CITY -- The local government of Bacolod City distributed recently a total of 1,212 PhilHealth cards to indigent families in the city.

NEDA-6 vows to focus on reg'l development agenda

Director Ro-Ann A. Bacal of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA 6) will strengthen its focus on attaining the agenda for regional development referring to the Medium Term regional Development as the basis of setting priorities in collaboration with government and private sectors.


Graduations make me cry
Bridging the gap
Influx of businessmen, traders and workers in Iloilo, 19th c.
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
A negative summer
Eye Opener
Wake up call for Centralians
Free to Choose
anything under the sun
Marian apparitions (2)


A wedding and a funeral

/ Jyh Ming Gonzales

Tamiflu, the anti-flu virus medication

/Philip S. Chua

Res Gestae:
PNP's Integrated Transformation Program: Ambitious?

/Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Point Blank:
ICHPC vs. Atty. Gil

/By Erly Garcia

Young Voice:
The truth about ice cream

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


TOT'S World Under the Sea

TOT'S World Under the Sea

Parents just loved to give a children's party especially when their tot one is as lovely and cuddly as Little Trisha, the darling of young enterprising couple Patrick and Thursday Ortiz- Honrado of Roxas City.


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Alberto Louis Tan Barros: Living for something worthwhile

We discover that Owie is a very creative person who never wastes his time and talent. The Robinsons Design Lab is not the only challenge that has been posed to Owie at such a young age. Together, let's uncover more about Owie through this interview.

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Earl designs his way to success

These days, Earl Auric Jimenea's attention is focused on preparing for the Robinsons Design Lab finals on June 15, 2008. He is one of the four finalists who will showcase his surprise designs on the said date.

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Culinary kids create yummy treats

It was indeed a summer filled with fun, creativity and cooking when kids ages four to 12 years old completed the 1st Culinary Kids Workshop held at Maki Japanese Restaurant conducted by Pauline Gorriceta-Banusing.


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