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Garbage fee hike needed to improve garbage collection—Treñas

Amid protests from owners of commercial establishments, the city government has started implementing an increase in garbage fee to help defray the cost of garbage collection paid to private contractor J.S. Layson Construction Inc.

Gov ready to face airport probe

Being the subject of the congressional inquiry in line with the alleged anomalous transactions on the construction of the New Iloilo International Airport Project, Governor Niel D. Tupas, Sr. said he would willingly attend the investigation with or without invitation from the probe panel.

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Devotees of the Our Lady of Candles, like this couple, are expected to troop the Jaro Cathedral during the Candelaria Fiesta on February 2 to pay their yearly tribute to to the miraculous patron saint .

Perez orders maximum security on Javier slay convicts

Antique Governor Salvacion Zaldivar-Perez has ordered maximum security on Evelio Javier murder case convict Eleazar Idemne following reports that Idemne had sneaked out of the Antique Rehabilitation Center (ARC) in December last year.


DOH allocates P5-M for ‘Ligtas Buntis' campaign

The Department of Health (DOH) has allocated P5 million for the “Ligtas Buntis” campaign starting today (February 1) until March 31, 2005 .

Int'l organization to help families of slain journalists

Concerned with the successive killing of media practitioners in the country, a fact-finding team coming from the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) visited Iloilo City last Friday to conduct fact-finding and safety mission in Iloilo .

MOA inked to help persons with disability

Handicap International (HI), a non-government International Solidarity Organization, represented by Mr. Benjamin Gobin and the Provincial Government of Antique, represented by Governor Salvacion Z. Perez

2nd Iloilo Jetski Competition a success

The 2nd Iloilo Jetski Competition organized by the JCI Metro Iloilo Dinagyang and Barotac Nuevo Tamasak last January 22, 2005 was an overwhelming success.


10,000 Day Care children to be dewormed

Rotary Club of Metro Iloilo provides 18,000 deworming tablets as Rotary prepares for its 100 th Anniversary on February 23, 2005 .


Bridging the Gap
The final trip of M.V. Don Isidro

By Henry Funtecha

My brother
Read the Bible

By Johnny S. Novera

Without the White Coat
FAMILY MEDICINE… taking a stand from other specialties

By Dr. Florentino Alerta

On the DOT
WV's top 3 major festivals

By Atty. Helen Camarista


Iloilo Yearbook 2005

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Rational Insanity

A ‘seer-ing' apology and some ‘so-so' predictions

By Brian Argos

Unusual Channel

Forgive and forget

By Ma. Renette B. Uy

Eye Opener

Disaster strikes at Boracay

By Rodolfo Gumabong

Opinion Polls

On Dinagyang 2005… What are your observations, reactions and suggestions?

By Marichel Teves-Magalona

The Antique Perspective

The state of the Antique roads

By Jun Escalona

Consumers Domain

Taxing the hungry

By Ian Seruelo

Employability skills of business graduates in Iloilo

By Dr. Philipp A.B.D. Matthys

Smart Exercise

How to lose fat -- efficiently?

By Mike Chua

Controversions with Phoenix

By Ronelo Ladiao


Mother Teresa North Learning Center , JobsDB.com and English Chatroom

Mother Teresa North Learning Center , JobsDB.com and English Chatroom

In these times of limited employment opportunities, a new hope has come for those job seekers particularly to the Ilonggos through the effort of three companies, Mother Teresa North Learning Center , JobsDB.com and English Chatroom formed a partnership.



Plunged into the bliss of Dinagyang's merriment and devotion

Dinagyang, oh Dinagyang! The Ilonggo's spirit of revelry and eternal devotion to the Senior Sto. Ni no fueled by the invigorating drumbeats and panoramic kaleidoscope of motions, colors and enchantment filled the streets last Saturday and Sunday.