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February 8, 2005 Iloilo City, Philippines
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City marks Chinese New Year with bigger, brighter celebration

dragon dance

The Iloilo city gov will be having a grand celebration of the Chinese New Year today, February 8.

Province proposes ‘bagsakan' terminal

A “bagsakan” terminal is proposed by the province in order to patch up the problem of drivers and operators of provincial jeepneys plying the central lines relative to the implementation of the city's Perimeter Boundary Ordinance (PBO)

Leny Gabo
Defying the order for them to park at the ITGSI terminal in Brgy. Ungka, Jaro some passenger jeepneys from the central lines use a private lot in Brgy. Ungka II, Pavia , Iloilo as their own “terminal”.

PBO in full force by Feb. 16; terminal fee shoves drivers from ITGSI terminal

After implementing the perimeter boundary ordinance among the PUVs from the central lines the city government will also implement the same for vehicles from northern lines, Aleosan and the southern lines this coming February 16


Tupas respects decision of ex-ally Justinian

“That is his right and I respect his decision.”

Public hearing on sea cucumber catching set on Feb. 9

To further promote public awareness as regards the prohibition on the catching of sea cucumber, a public hearing would be held on February 9, 2005 in Isla Gigantes, Carles, Iloilo .

Gonzales hits proposed power rate hike of Ileco- I

Philippine Councilors League (PCL) President Lilia Gonzales criticized the impending power rate increase of P.40 per kilowatt-hour being asked by the Iloilo Electric Cooperative (Ileco) I.

New call center to open in Iloilo City soon

ICT Group, an international outsourcing company, has chosen Iloilo City for its third site in the Philippines .

DA cites big potentials of agribusiness

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has attracted investors to venture into agribusiness, citing the potentials of agricultural production.

City tourist arrivals up in 2004

Tourist arrivals in Iloilo City significantly went up by as much as 123 percent last year compared with arrivals in 2003, the city tourism office (CTO) here reported.


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.


Let's be fair to Pres. GMA

By Nelson Robles

Without the White Coat
Increased VAT… its effects on Doctors

By Dr. Florentino Alerta

Consumers Domain
Trickle down

By Ian Seruelo

Unusual Channel
Ways to turn down men

By Ma. Renette B. Uy

Bridging the Gap:
Ilonggo migration to Negros

By Henry Funtecha

On the DOT
Seminar for taxi drivers as tourism frontliners

By Atty. Helen Camarista


Iloilo Yearbook 2005

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About the yearbook


Rational Insanity

Cancer of the heart

By Brian Argos

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

My Brother-in-law & other stories

It is not good to tell a lie

By Johnny S. Novera

Phoenix Picks

By Ronelo Ladiao

The Antique Perspective

The state of the Antique roads

By Jun Escalona


rita and oscar

Queen Rita O. Peña's exclusive royal dinner party

The reigning Queen of Jaro Agro-Industrial Charity Fair 2005, Rita O. Peña recently tendered an exclusive royal dinner for relatives and friends prior to her grand coronation on February 2, 2005 .

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Noel Garcia and his saxophone's blissful music

Music has always been the passion of Noel Garcia ever since he was born. Even now, as a member of a Boracay-based band he never fails to fathom the depth of music that inspired him to dream with great faith and optimism.