June 2, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Iloilo escort-service site 'off the web,' hunt on for Fil-Am agent

Overnight sensation enjoyed by a web-based "exotic tourism" agency that books services of "first-class, high-class" Ilongga escorts was apparently bad for business.

This, as the entire website was deleted within the day it earned sudden public mileage and now backed to the "parking page" of the pre-seller's domain.

PGMA inaugurates P207M Aklan bridge today

President Gloria Macapagal-Arrroyo visits Ibajay town in the province of Aklan today to inaugurate a newly finished P207 million bridge project.

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Supt. Joel Superficial shows to the media one of the home decorations

Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) provincial jail warden Supt. Joel Superficial shows to the media one of the home decorations made of recyclable materials created by a prisoner during last Friday's 1st Inmates-Family Congress held at the district jail in Ungka, Jaro.

Groups urged to support BJMP livelihood projects

The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) has asked business groups and non-government organizations to support the agency's plan to transform the jail into an income generating center.


Finder of P4M check gets only stare instead of thanks

For a laboratory aide who returned a P4 million check, a sign of gratitude is more than enough reward from the owner of his good deeds. But, what happens when the owner refused to do so and saying thank you is much bigger than the P4 million?

DA behind selling of low quality rice seeds to farmers?

Farmers affected by the low germination rate of rice seeds they purchased under the government's Ginintuang Masaganang Ani (GMA) rice seeds program are suspecting that there is collusion between the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the West Visayas Multi-Purpose and Seeds Producer Association (WVMPSPA) relative to the distribution of low quality rice seeds.

CHEd changes mind, grants permit to new Ilonggo nursing school

The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) took exception to the application of a new nursing school based in Iloilo City.

'Soft' shoes, multi-use t-shirt for cops

Law enforcers will now be more comfortable with their new patrol shoes which are made of softer materials than that of their regular uniform shoes. This, after the Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Police Director General Avelino I. Razon, Jr., ordered for the wearing of "patrol" shoes for PNP recruits and PNP uniformed personnel performing beat/foot patrol.


Capiz schools division to have 5 new principals

ROXAS CITY – Five new principals will add to the Capiz schools division's force this opening of classes.

Mariculture Dev't Project seen to create jobs, livelihood opportunities

The government is pushing the production and culture of high-value fish species under the mariculture development project.

Patnongon officials ink MOA to address malnutrition

SAN JOSE, Antique – The Municipal Officials of Patnongon led by its Mayor Henry Mondejar inked a Memorandum of Agreement with Mr. Donald Rey Newson, Director of Here's Hope Ministries, Inc. & the Department of Social Welfare and Development relative to the implementation of Supplemental Feeding known as "Manna From Heaven Program".


Home savory home
Bridging the gap
The cultural dimension of boats in Panay island
Institution vs. charism in the Church?
Eye Opener
God is still in control in perilous times
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Josephian Spirit
anything under the sun
Marian apparitions (2)


Smoky eyes, lemon pie

/By Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

The Ravages of Cancer

/Philip S. Chua

Watershed education: The greatest challenge of Tigum-Aganan

/ Jessica Salas

Young Voice:
The rose among the thorns

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Cerebral combustion:
Animal musings

/ Hacel Du-Chua

A wedding and a funeral

/ Jyh Ming Gonzales


The Fashion Play

The Fashion Play

Robinson's Place Iloilo became a big fashion playing field last week when it celebrated its first–ever Iloilo Fashion Festival, everything from the stalwarts of Iloilo fashion to the new kids on the block competing for attention. Both groups were able to deliver wonderful collections.


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IKCI Dog Shows held

The Iloilo Kennel Club, Inc., headed by Bryan G. Syching, held its quadruple 95th, 96th, 97th and 98th All-Breed Dog Championships recently. Being the first all-breed dog show for the year, there were close to a hundred entries coming from Iloilo City and Province, Cebu, Dumaguete, Davao and Manila.

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The Fiesta Queens: Conclusion of SM City Iloilo's Fiestas In The City

Trust SM City Iloilo to come up with another exciting event that had Ilonggos troop to its premises last May 24, 2008. On that Saturday was the culmination of its annual Fiestas in the City, which featured the Santacruzan, a parade of Iloilo City and Province's festival queens.

----------------------------------------Mel and Lito's double celebration

Mel and Lito's double celebration

Couple Mel Varca and Lito Chiu held a joint celebration of their birthdays, May 15 and May 28 respectively, last May 18, 2008 at Cleopatra's Barge, Amigo Terrace Hotel.


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