March 30, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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NPA vows massive offensives vs gov't troops

Forty years of “revolutionary struggle” and they are just warming up. Or so it seemed for the remaining New People’s Army (NPA) on Panay Island.

Calendar heightens awareness on mangroves

They're not the typical pin-up calendar photographs but they are no less breath-taking. With vivid and colorful images, an internationally recognized mangrove conservation advocate has brought her cause to offices and homes.

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Flocks of talabong (or tabak) forage for fish left-overs in newly harvested ponds in Ajuy, Iloilo.

Flocks of talabong (or tabak) forage for fish left-overs in newly harvested ponds in Ajuy, Iloilo. This photo is shown in the month of March of the Mangrove Tidal Calendar.

Jap war veteran inaugurates peace museum

A former officer of the Japanese Army which occupied Panay Island during World War II on Saturday led the inauguration of a museum to promote continued peace and reconciliation 64 years after the war ended on the island.


‘Use good judgment, end now the violence, killings,’ AFP advises

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in an unsolicited advice asked the New People’s Army (NPA) to mark its 40th anniversary positively. And yes, violence-free too.

FDC to push for recall of provisional power rate hike

Groups opposing the power rate hike will continue to move for the recall of the provisional authority granted by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to National Power Corporation (NPC) and Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM).

WVSU to confer honorary doctorate on DBP prexy

The West Visayas State University (WVSU) will confer an honorary doctorate to the president and chief executive officer of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) on March 31, 2009 at 2:00 p.m., during the University’ 2009 Commencement Program at the WVSU Grounds.


Captivating Capiz upgrades website

ROXAS CITY – The province is in the process of developing its upgraded website to be more responsive to those accessing it for Capiz-related information and updates.

Albar steers Brgy. Lawaan to progress

ROXAS CITY – Brgy. Lawaan, one of the biggest barangays in this city, has come a long way under the stewardship of its Punong Barangay Randee Albar.


Bacolod solon pushes inquiry on NPC rate hike

BACOLOD CITY -- Lone District Representative Monico O. Puentevella recently introduced House Resolution 1074 directing the House Committee on Energy to conduct an inquiry into the Energy Regulatory Commission's (ERC).

EDC agrees on assistance package for farmers and LGU

BACOLOD CITY -- The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) clarified that a minor operational upset happened outside the MKNP buffer zone recently.


Resting and recovering
Job hunting
Bridging the gap
Some great Ilonggo-Bisaya writers in history
Amazing Women
Res Gestae
Cuevas’ iron hand faces another challenge
de los Reyes
Bona fide Text
SJS celebrates 37thFoundation Day as one family


Anything under the sun:
Faith, hope and charity (1)

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla

Eye Opener:
Controversial government red plate

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Coffee Thursdays:
The importance of being prudent

/ Paolo Carreon

Rational Insanity:
Ten things to notice in restaurant food

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Bull's Eye:
Spotlight on Banate



Rotary's safari night

Rotary's safari night

Rotarians turned the PNB Multi-Purpose Hall into a safari when they donned their most creative Out of Africa costumes last March 5, 2009.

---------------------------------------- Personal expressions through Panan-Awan 2009

Personal expressions through Panan-Awan 2009

Every artist takes pride in every work he or she finishes. From the concept to the finished product, the piece is given much thought, preparation and energy. Thus, any product should be given its distinct honor.

---------------------------------------- 'Atavio' at Moravia!

'Atavio' at Moravia!

Am I “talking Greek”? It’s actually Spanish, which means “attire”, and it’s the label that’s slowly making waves in the local fashion scene because of its unique design style and mid-range prices.

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Summer Seafood Lovin’: Enjoy the Best Seafood Dishes this Summer at BAUHINIA Filipino Cuisine

It’s strange to see a tableful of noisy eaters stunned into silence by the mere sight of food. But that was what happened the other day when BAUHINIA’s Miner del Mundo served an array of seafood dishes for us to sample.


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