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NFA assures substantial rice supply in the region

The National Food Authority (NFA)-6 assures substantial supply of rice in the region to last even until the lean months.

Minority vs. majority at Prov'l Board

After having been stripped of their committee chairmanships, the minority group in the Sangguniang Panlalawigan is on the offensive against the majority.

  Iznart Street
Chinese decorations are now hanging along Iznart Street, one of the three streets—the others being J.M. Basa and Aldeguer —considered as the Chinatown triangle area in downtown Iloilo City, in preparation for the grand Chinese New Year celebration on February 8, 2005. Iloilo City is the only area in Western Visayas celebrating the Chinese New Year.

LTFRB eyes fare adjustment for provincial PUVs

There should be adjustments in the fare rate of public utility vehicles (PUVs) that will be affected by the partial implementation of the Perimeter Boundary Ordinance (PBO).


Labor exec notes lack of jobs in the country

Any Filipinos will continue to go abroad to seek employment as long as there are lesser job opportunities here in the country, said Labor Attaché Lamberto Marin.

DOT Dinagyang 2005 Photo Contest winners

“Viva! Viva! Viva!”  of Antonio Z. Rojas, Jr. of Arevalo, Iloilo City won the grand prize in the Department of Tourism Dinagyang 2005 Photo Contest. The photo won for Rojas, Php 12,000 in last Tuesday's (February 1) judging held at the DOT Office.

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.

Sister Victoria's hands to heaven

“I want to be a light, like a candle that can enlighten weary hearts and bring a message of hope even in the darkest corner of the world…” such optimistic and heavenly inspired words were uttered by a noble, radiant and deeply devoted soul that tirelessly show undying compassion to a world clouded by dissension and dilemmas.


SALAKAYAN FESTIVAL 2005: Bravery in times of crises

The heritage town of Miagao again celebrates its Salakayan Festival to culminate this Sunday February 6, 2005 . The weeklong celebration coincides with the town's 289 th foundation anniversary. Miagao officially became a town in 1716.

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.


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.

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.


Bridging the Gap

Ilonggo migration to Negros

By Henry Funtecha

My brother
My Brother-in-law & other stories

By Johnny S. Novera

Without the White Coat
Increased VAT… its effects on Doctors

By Dr. Florentino Alerta

On the DOT
Seminar for taxi drivers as tourism frontliners

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

Is Pres. Arroyo sincere in fighting corruption?

By Rodolfo Gumabong

Opinion Polls

The city government has increased garbage fee to an average of 15%, do you think it is worth it? Why or why not?

By Marichel Teves-Magalona

The Antique Perspective

The state of the Antique roads

By Jun Escalona

Consumers Domain

Trickle down

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

Phoenix Picks

By Ronelo Ladiao


Hirinugyaw pic

Calinog's Hirinugyaw-Suguidadonay Festival

In the wake of modernization and technological breakthrough in the world today, an age-old cultural heritage that mirrors the vast wealth of the past is deeply carved in the gentle hearts of the “Calinognons” as depicted in their annual celebration of Hirinugyaw Festival.

  Paranublion pic

Paranublion' Fashion Parade

Miag-ao's weaving industry has been centuries old and has already penetrated in the hearts of the Miag-aoanons for so long. It reflects the vast richness and wealth of their cultural heritage.

Danny Garcia

Rev. Danny Garcia's walk to eternity

“I believe in Jesus Christ, I believe that love overcome all kinds of obstacles… I know I'm not perfect but I believe God is working on me,” utters the man with walking thoughts and awakened heart, Rev. Danny Garcia.

  Baysulangpu pic

Baysulangpu Society presents 3-man show

Three members of the Baysulangpu Society, the most vibrant Ilonggo artists group will hold a three-man show exhibit at the University of the Philippines in the Visayas on February 14-25, 2005 .