June 6, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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DOJ chief orders withdrawal of drug raps vs. Muslim suspect

Better late than never?
Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez had an apparent change of mind and change of heart on a controversial drug case pursued by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Western Visayas.

AFP renews warning on Ilonggo traders vs Reds extortion

Hundreds of thousands in company losses in Negros Occidental are blamed anew to the local hierarchy of the Communist Party of the Philippines - New People's Army (CPP-NPA).

This, as three delivery trucks of an alcoholic beverage company were flagged down and burned Wednesday by armed dissidents believed to be members of the communist terrorists NPAs in the area.

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Firewoods at the Muelle Loney wharf

A woman trader secures newly delivered firewoods at the Muelle Loney wharf. Many households have turned into the use of firewoods in the wake of the drastic increases in the price of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG).

New York nursing school honors deceased 'honest' Ilonggo taxi driver

Life may have been too short for Nestor Sulpico to realize all his dreams.

But the deceased New York taxi driver who was hailed a hero in 2004 for returning $75,000 worth of black pearls left by a passenger in his cab will be among the graduates of the Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing on June 5 (June 6 in the Philippines).

The Manhattan-based school will award Sulpico a posthumous diploma, an honorary associate degree in nursing, according to a statement emailed by school publicist Carol Rubiano.


Bid to divide city into 2 districts faces rough sailing?

The Local Government Committee of the House Representatives has endorsed the proposed redistricting of Iloilo City. With the approval in the committee level, the proposed bill is set to be calendared for plenary discussion.

Local School Board to discuss education needs of public schools

The city's Local School Board will meet next week to assess the education needs of some 44,000 elementary school pupils in 51 elementary schools and more than 20,000 high school students in 11 public high schools.

Daughter of OFW gets educational support from OWWA

A daughter of an overseas Filipino worker who died of brain tumor while working in Taiwan is now assured of educational support until she completes a college degree through the "Tulong Aral" program of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

COA says gov't demand for refund of P22M illegal Capitol bonus in Court's hands

The Capitol's coffers will be P22 million richer, that is, if the Iloilo Provincial Government will pay up the demanded refund of such amount declared illegal disbursement.


Establishment of barangay fire brigades ordered

Fire marshals in Western Visayas were instructed to organize barangay fire brigades as part of their mandate under fire prevention.

Capelco consumers to benefit from gov't power subsidy

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Electric Cooperative (Capelco) member-consumers will be among the beneficiaries of the government's "Pantawid Kuryente: Katas ng VAT" program for poor families that consume a maximum of 100 kilowatt hour a month of electricity.

Gathering of OFW families to highlight Migrant Workers Day in Iloilo City

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) here expects some 5,000 participants including families of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and job seekers during the two-day celebration of the Migrant Workers Day or the Araw ng Pasasalamat sa OFWs on June 7-8.


Bridging the gap
The Iloilo culmination of the declaration of Philippine Independence
UP Beloved in history
Eye Opener
Godly parents-guardians will survive crisis!
anything under the sun
Evolution of the Philippine Flag (1)
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Why St. Joseph School?
The education challenge


Hazards in Sunlight

/Philip S. Chua

Cerebral combustion:
Who influences your thinking?

/ Hacel Du-Chua

Young Voice:
What's genius?

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Smoky eyes, lemon pie

/By Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Watershed education: The greatest challenge of Tigum-Aganan

/ Jessica Salas


A distinctly Brazilian experience from Havaianas

A distinctly Brazilian experience from Havaianas

The lure of sun and air accompanied by the blooming pulse of Brazilian rhythms proved to be a big draw for those who wanted a taste of Havaianas' distinctly South American roots. Tapping into their inner Ronaldinhos, guests eagerly lined up to get it on some football action goaded by maddeningly catchy beat of the bateria.

---------------------------------------- The bemedalled Margaret

The bemedalled Margaret

At the young age of 12, Margaret Mallo is already very competitive especially in swimming, a sport she tremendously excels in. In fact, at the age of six, she won 10 gold medals in the Governor's Cup held in Dumaguete, making her one of the country's most bemedalled athlete. Since then, she'd been bringing home medals in swimming.

---------------------------------------- McDonald's Kiddie Crew at SM City

McDonald's Kiddie Crew at SM City

Some kids spent their summer wisely by participating in the workshops offered for them, like the McDonalds Kiddie Crew. Summer has ended and so did the workshops, with a graduation held at SM City Iloilo last May 29.

---------------------------------------- Preserving Pagatpat through mangrove reforestation

Preserving Pagatpat through mangrove reforestation

The newly-opened Pagatpat Resort in Mantangingi, East Valencia, Buenavista, Guimaras is named after "pagatpat", a species of mangrove growing around the place for centuries now.


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