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A charter city for 82 years

COME Sunday, Aug. 25, Iloilo City will mark its 82nd anniversary as “charter city” without much pageantry – unlike last year when the city...

PECO’s overdue exit in sight?

THAT statement would preferably have ended with a period rather than a question mark. But due to the protracted refusal of Panay Electric Co....

Growing up with the radio

I WAS three years old in 1953 when I first heard the radio in our barangay in San Jose, Antique. My father had brought...

Seafaring is not always fun

MY brother Randy is a seaman. Whenever he comes home from nine months at sea, he looks thinner. He spends most of his vacation...

Cheaper med law useless

THIS writer, confined in a hospital for one week already, hopes to be discharged today. One thing I have found out is that medicine...

Welcome, billionaire Enrique Razon, Jr.

IT WAS A sprightly Julienne “Jam-jam” Baronda, the first congresswoman of Iloilo City, who told us the good news that Don Enrique K. Razon...

Gasping for sustainable productivity

OUR human resources – the skilled and unskilled laborers who toil for a living for the survival of their families – are the cogs...

Was that sea disaster ‘God’s will’?

“GOD’S WILL” is a two-word of comfort we say to the bereaved family over death of a loved one.  But whether the persons condoled...

The Dengvaxia dilemma

TO allow or not to allow?That is the question bugging the Department of Health (DOH) vis-a-vis the call of its former...

Still waiting for PECO to go

WHEN Panay Electric Co. (PECO) lost its 25-year franchise to distribute electricity in Iloilo City upon expiration on Jan. 19 this year, we begged...

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