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Power plants jack up port revenues

By: Maricyn A. De los Santos

THE EXPANSION and construction of coal-fired power plants in the city and province of Iloilo hiked revenues of Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Western Visayas in 2015.

Jose Naig, acting district collector of the Port of Iloilo, said the ongoing expansion of Panay Energy Development Corp.’s (PEDC) coal-fired power plant in La Paz, Iloilo City and the construction of Palm Concepcion Power Corp.’s (PCPC)

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Subdivision homeowners sue developers

By: Louine Hope Conserva

RESIDENTS OF Puerto Real de Iloilo in LaPaz, Iloilo City filed a case against several developer firms and their owners for incomplete development and lapses in developing the gated community.

Puerto Real de Iloilo Residents, Inc. (PRDIRI) represented by its president Jose Maria M. Borres filed a complaint for Violation of Presidential Decree No. 957 (Subdivision and Condominium Buyer's Protective Decree)

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Ex-cop confirms link with suspected drug ring leader

By: F. Allan L. Angelo

A RETIRED police officer confirmed working for an alleged drug group leader in Iloilo City after leaving government service.

In an interview with Aksyon Radyo-Iloilo, retired police inspector Lino Duarte said he is now the assistant operations manager of Melvin Taxi owned by the family of Melvin Odicta Sr.

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Judges rally behind suspended colleague

By: Louine Hope Conserva

THE ASSOCIATION of Regional Trial Court Judges is preparing a resolution of support for a colleague facing preventive suspension meted by the Supreme Court.

This, after the SC’s Third Division indefinitely suspended Iloilo Regional Trial Court Branch 32 Judge Globert Justalero.

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ARTBike kicks off Arts Month in Iloilo

By: Maricyn A. De los Santos

ARTISTS AND bikers alike will kick off the observance of Arts Month in Iloilo City today with a bike ride to several art destinations in the metro.

ARTBike starts at FitStop along Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue in Mandurriao where featured portraits of artist Mia Reyes are on exhibit.

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BE ENLIGHTENED! Relieve your minds to the wonders of science. This February, the Philippine society of Youth Science Clubs (PSYSC) brings you its 1st National Science Congress which will tackle on Science Career Orientation and Science Research and Teaching.

Get ready to be part of a one-day gathering this February 18, 2012 in Pavia National High School (Pavia, Iloilo) of high school students who will learn from different universities and colleges about the courses they offer along with the current trending careers in the local and global perspective.

Don’t miss the chance to interact with different speakers as they talk about current researches and advancements in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science Environmental Science, and Mathematics.

Let your minds ignite and discover new heights.

For more information, you may call the PSYSC national office at (02) 332-8151 and (02) 393-4384 or email PSYSC at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Cruel and unjust

February 06, 2016 03:48 AM

By: Artchil B. Fernandez

AMPON, PULOT, singaw, sabit – these are few local words used to refer to foundlings.  And being called names is just one of the indignities foundlings are subjected to. Foundlings have endured scorn, ridicule, humiliation and derision due to their unknown parentage.   Read more...

Marriage under siege

February 06, 2016 03:44 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

“MARRIAGE IS under diabolical attack by both modern culture and church insiders,” Raymond Cardinal Burke was quoted by In Defense of the Catholic Faith in its October 1, 2015 issue. The Cardinal issued this chilling warning on (September 8, 2015) the same day that Pope Francis gave new instructions to speed up the process of annulment. Read more...

The delicate task of inculturation

February 06, 2016 03:40 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

THIS IS A task that has to be made more known because it is supposed to be done by all of us, albeit in different ways.

Inculturation here refers to the inculturation of our Christian faith in our common religious beliefs and practices as a people, as a portion of Christ's Church. It is making the spiritual and superna-tural gift of faith our very own as a people. Read more...

Ilonggos for Duterte: Fighters for Change

February 06, 2016 03:36 AM

By: Limuel S. Celebria

FR. JOSE Elmer Cajilig was a young, seminary graduate waiting to be ordained for the priesthood when an opportunity for significant social change occurred at that long stretch of highway which is called EDSA. Read more...

Intersections

February 06, 2016 03:32 AM

By: D’ Observer

(THE author is a real person who fell in love with Iloilo and, well, an Ilongga. He wants to remain anonymous due to some “complications” but still, he raises very valid points in his contributions) Read more...

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