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REHAB PLAN APPROVED

PNoy signs recovery program for Iloilo

By: Louine Hope Conserva

THE P17-billion rehabilitation and recovery plan for typhoon survivors in Iloilo was finally signed and approved by Pres. Benigno Aquino III.

Pres. Aquino mentioned the approval of the plan in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) Monday.

The rehabilitation and recovery plan was initially estimated to cost P27 but it was later slashed to P17 billion.

The plan was sent to the cabinet for evaluation and later forwarded to the President for his approval.

 

Aside from Iloilo, the President said he also approved similar plans for other Yolanda-stricken areas.

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‘Fiery’ anti-Aquino rally in Iloilo City

By: F. Allan L. Angelo & Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

MORE OR LESS 5,000 protesters gathered in downtown Iloilo City Monday in what could be the biggest protest so far against the administration of President Benigno Aquino III here.

The main protest against the President Aquino’s State of the Nation (SONA) was held at the Freedom Grandstand where participants burned an effigy and held a torch parade, among other activities.

The protesters also partook in a symbolic lunch and public viewing/listening of the President’s State of the Nation (SONA).

The Iloilo City police through spokesman Supt. Gilbert T. Gorero estimated the protesters at more or less 2,000.

 

Gorero said the rallies were generally peaceful and uneventful.

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Iloilo’s Gay Fairest crowned Miss Gay Philippines-Universe 2012

STATUESQUE Ilongga gay stunner Erriz Erikha Lanceta bagged the much-coveted star-studded Miss Gay Philippines-Universe 2012 crown held recently at the cool Teatrino Greenhills.

Lanceta, a multi-awarded sultry beauty expert, who is at 5’10” tall, bested 23 other lovely gay hopefuls from around the country. Coming close is Ms. Philippines-World Stephie Zanora of Cebu City, followed by Ms. Earth Michelle Biñas of Sultan Kudarat, Ms. International Bem Bem Radaza of Cagayan De Oro City and Bacolod City’s Crystal Elizalde as Ms. Asia Pacific.

Other than winning the crown, Lanceta also bagged the Best in Swimsuit award. Meanwhile, Biñas took home the Best in National Costume and Best in Gowns awards and Elizalde was cited as Ms. Photogenic.

The stellar members of the Board of Judges were former beauty queens Ms. World 1st runner-up Evangeline Pascual, Bb. Pilipinas-Universe titlists Peachy Veneracion and Maria Ysabel Lopez, the reigning Ms. Earth Athena Imperial, veteran actress Liza Lorena, Lani Lobangco and movie director Boboy Tan.

Now on its 33rd edition, the Miss Gay Philippines beauty pageant was founded and produced annually by famed celebrity columnist Chito Alcid.

“Ms. Gay Philippines beauty pageant is not produced to glorify gays. This is a platform for them to further develop their personality, how to be more productive gays, to be professional in dealing with people, to have positive outlook in life, remind them the importance of moral values and their relationship to society,“ stated pageant producer Chito Alcid.

2012 Ms. Philippines-Universe Erriz Erikha Lanceta will represent our country to the Ms. Gay-Universe 2012 beauty pageant in Thailand this coming November.


 

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Congressional control over the purse

July 28, 2014 12:32 AM

By: Perfecto R. Yasay, Jr.

A BILL HAS been introduced in the House of Representatives proposing to remove the power to allocate the Judiciary Development Fund from the Chief Justice to Congress. Read more...

The value of a child’s life

July 28, 2014 12:30 AM

By: Labay2x

A VERY concerned resident and father of Iloilo City sent us this snippet of wisdom:

As we have all noticed, some streets of Iloilo City have been painted with a lot of white lines of all shorts, i.e. broken, unbroken, white, yellow lines etc. Doubtful remains however, what these lines mean and if the meaning is understood by all car drivers. Read more...

With a clear conscience, PNoy need not worry

July 28, 2014 12:28 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

WE all know how deadly rabies is. But it need not be so scary when government is sincere and zealous about its prevention program. However, when government sleeps on this obligation, a lot of dogs can go rabid without immunization.  Read more...

The enmity between the Israelis and the Palestinians

July 28, 2014 12:24 AM

(Part I)

By: Engr. Edgar Mana-ay

THE horrible war between the Israeli army and Hamas the dominant Palestinian group in the coastal enclave of Gaza is now a major concern of the UN and other world leaders because it may escalate into a major war in the Middle East if other Arab nations join in the fray. Read more...

Offensive defense

July 28, 2014 12:22 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

OFFENSE is considered to be the best defense. President Benigno Aquino III appears to believe in this tactics as he launches his offensive against the Supreme Court and at the same time telling the nation he will accept the decision of the Court. Whether indeed he will respect the SC decision on his motion for reconsideration or not is uncertain taking into account his intransigence.  Read more...

‘Be gentle but firm’

July 28, 2014 12:20 AM

By: Manuel “Boy” Mejorada

COL. ROMEO S. Sua (Retired) was laid to rest yesterday. But his memory will forever be chiseled in the hearts and minds of his family, friends, comrades-in-arms, farmers and constituents in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo. Read more...

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