June 3, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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PGMA: Don't require schoolchildren to wear uniforms

IBAJAY, AKLAN—President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo yesterday directed the Department of Education (DepEd) to allow 6-year-old school children to enroll this school year even without uniforms to bring more children to the classrooms.

AFP warns parents on massive Reds recruitment in govt, private schools

A new back-to-school concern is now being addressed by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) hierarchy in Panay following reports of renewed recruitment for young insurgents here.

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Parents, teachers, and schoolchildren at Mandurriao Elementary School join together in cleaning up the school premises

Parents, teachers, and schoolchildren at Mandurriao Elementary School join together in cleaning up the school premises in preparation for the opening of classes next week. Mandurriao Elementary School hosted yesterday's launching of the Brigada Eskwela project of the Department of Education.

Fact-finding team to probe low-grade certified rice seeds

The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Western Visayas has created a fact-finding team to probe the distribution of low-grade certified rice seeds to farmer beneficiaries in the four towns of the province of Iloilo under the Ginintuang Masaganang Ani (GMA) project of the government.


No bidding for P130M certified rice seeds program?

The procurement of P130 million worth of certified rice seeds for the Department of Agriculture's Ginintuang Masaganang Ani (GMA) did not undergo the bidding process.

City eyes P32-M IRA share for local projects

The city government is eyeing its internal revenue allotment (IRA) share amounting to more than P32 million covering 2001-2004 for local development projects here.

Mayor's lady counsel lashes at SP, 'demands' for dismissal of admin raps vs. client

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned?

Not quite the perfect line for this particular case but such may be attributed to the lady lawyer who stands as counsel for an Iloilo mayor.

'Amusing,' Deatras says on mayor's dismissal plea of admin raps

If there is anyone who should be in a hurry for case resolution, it should be him – the complainant cum plaintiff. As such, former Councilor Larry Deatras finds it really amusing that demand is made by the defending party.


DA opens Barangay Bagsakan center in Passi City

More than 21,000 households from eight barangays of Passi City in Iloilo province are expected to benefit from Western Visayas's first Barangay Bagsakan (BB) cooperative-operated center in Sitio Apga, Barangay Jaguimitan.

Pumpboat to ferry guests from Boracay up to 3 a.m. mulled

IBAJAY, AKLAN—In a move that would certainly please party animals, President Macapagal-Arrroyo yesterday announced that she has directed the Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) to provide a pumpboat to ferry guests from Boracay to the mainland up to 3 a.m.

Ibajay's new bridge project assures Aklan further development

The new 246-linear meter (lm) double-lane bridge in Ibajay, Aklan is expected to spur more development not only to the host local government unit but also to its neighboring provinces, according to Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)regional director for Western Visayas Rolando Asis.


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


Young Voice:
What's genius?

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

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

Cerebral combustion:
Animal musings

/ Hacel Du-Chua


A cultural experience

A cultural experience: Cultural Heritage Month Opening

In an effort to raise more awareness to Iloilo's rich cultural heritage, the Iloilo City Cultural Heritage and Conservation Council (ICCHCC) organized a celebration of the Heritage Month last May 23, 2008.

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Oton's Kim

Kim San Luis of San Nicholas, Oton was crowned as Oton's Queen after besting other contestants during the town's 426th foundation day. The search for the queen was one of the highlights of their week-long celebration.

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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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