August 4, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Boracay residents, resort owners: HB 1109 unconstitutional

BORACAY ISLAND, AKLAN—Braving persistent rains, around 700 residents, resort owners, land occupants, including foreigners, joined a protest rally here on Friday to oppose a bill that categorizes more than half of the island as public domain and open for disposition.

Mel to Ilonggos: 'I am the man behind Bangon Iloilo, Aton Ini battlecry'

Give credit to where credit is due. Especially if evidence are submitted and exhibited.

Such is now the personal appeal of colorful Ilonggo, Mel Carreon, who has since gained local, national and in a way, international recognition.

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Residents and lot owners on Boracay Island protest
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Residents and lot owners on Boracay Island protest against a bill declaring more than half of the island as public domain and open for disposition.

Salvage operations for MV Ocean Papa starts today

A private company will start salvaging today the cargo vessel MV Ocean Papa which sank off the coast of Malalison Island in Culasi, Antique during the onslaught of typhoon Frank last June 21, 2008.

Commander Harold Harder of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Western Visayas told Bombo Radyo in an interview that Oceanic Container Lines, owner of the sunken vessel, hired CJ Gaspar Salvage Company to undertake the salvaging operations.


Aklan solon to push through with Boracay bill

BORACAY ISLAND, AKLAN—Aklan Rep. Florencio Miraflores has turned down calls of some lot occupants and resort owners here to recall a controversial bill he filed categorizing more than half of the island-resort as public domain and open for disposition.

Photo exhibit on typhoon Frank extended to Aug. 8

Ilonggos have flocked to a photo exhibit by photojournalists and reporters on the impact of typhoon "Frank" which ravaged Panay Island last June.

COA names 2 firms, urges Dumangas execs to heed 'blacklist' call

Two firms doing business in the Municipality of Dumangas, Iloilo has been recommended by government auditors to be 'blacklisted' for questionable dealings here.

Burglars ransack town hall, school in Janiuay town

Unidentified burglars ransacked the town hall of Januiay, Iloilo and the nearby school located just across the municipal building Friday morning.


PRO 6 nets 197 druggies in WV

Widened campaign of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 against illegal drug trade in Western Visayas netted major arrests of suspected drug personalities.

Liga congress unify Capiz barangay captains

ROXAS CITY – The congress conducted by the Liga Ng Mga Barangay of Capiz in Boracay Island, Aklan last July 18-20 was fruitful.

Capiz dads at odds over move to probe Bermejo's projects

ROXAS CITY – Board Member Alfonso Bediones in last week's session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan struck down the move of other members of the provincial board to investigate the alleged anomalous projects of former governor, now city mayor, Vicente Bermejo.


EDC: We have planted more than 600,000 trees in Northern Negros

BACOLOD CITY -- Even before it has started operating in the buffer zone, the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) has already reforested 536 hectares and planted more than 600,000 trees in Northern Negros since it started operations in 1994.

Missing 4-year old boy found dead

The family of a four-year-old boy whose decomposing body was found 12 days after he went missing in Murcia town, Negros Occidental, yesterday said there was foul play behind his death.

Bidders invited to furnish new gov't center

BACOLOD CITY -- The Bacolod City Government is inviting all interested bidders to apply for eligibility and submit bid proposals for the procurement of furniture and fixtures for the New Bacolod City Government Center.


Res Gestae
Police overtime pay is a global issue
Mountain retreat
Bridging the gap
The importance of local history in Philippine history
Pricking the conscience (2)
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
SooN a...
Cerebral Combustion
Raising the flag of hypocrisy


Anything under the Sun:
Pro-choice is not pro-choice (2)

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla

Rational Insanity:
Crafty and classy

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Ballroom Dancing: Is it good for everyone?

/ Philip S. Chua

Bull's eye:


Sex and the Church

/ Jyh Ming Gonzales

Sheep intestines

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Of magnanimous angels and star-struck demons

/ Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan


Flights of Fancy

Flights of Fancy

A few miles from the town of Oton is an open field of dirt strip where a lot of different planes take off and land anytime of the day. This is one aviation field where there is no arrival and departure stations, no baggage claims and no limo services.

UPV Centennial Exhibit

Nostalgia at the UPV Centennial Exhibit

The University of the Philippines held its centennial celebration recently and one of its events is the exhibit. The exhibit featured pictures of students since the 1940s until the present.



To promote the indigenous materials that were woven by some local micro entrepreneurs. To promote small businesses so that they, too, can become part of the mainstream. These are some of the many reasons for the fashion show called "Pasundayag.

Hot Off the Grill

Hot Off the Grill: A feast of grilled specialties at Emilion

The smoldering coals add to the flavor of food. When grilled properly, the meat becomes juicier. This is perhaps one of the reasons why grilled food is a favorite among many diners.


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