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Cops check security of malls, seaports

The Police Regional Office (PRO-6) has conducted surprise inspectionson variousmalls and seaportshere to see to itthat tight security is beingimplemented to safeguard the publicagainst terroristic attacks.

Family drug abuse prevention program starts

The campaign against drug abuse is slowly reaping success as manifested in the case of actor Mark Anthony Fernandez who has recently recovered from the ill-effects of illegal drugs.

  Iloilo News Anti PBO rally
Jeehan Fernandez
Militant groups hold a picket while the City Council is having its regular session Wednesday. The rallyists demand for the repeal of the Perimeter Boundary Ordinance.

Treñas says PBO is not the only solution to congestion

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas stressed that the Perimeter Boundary Ordinance (PBO) is not the only solution on the traffic congestion along the city's major thoroughfares.


Tupas, Gallar have contrasting views on airport probe

With the congressional inquiry on alleged airport anomalies set to resume next week, Board Member Emmanuel Gallar hopes that his accusations against the Tupas administration would be given credence by the investigating panel.

ERC affirms unbundling of Peco's power rate

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), in relation to the rate unbundling application of the PECO has released a new order dated January 19, 2005 denying the Motion for Reconsideration of PECO to the Commission's earlier order that mandated the distribution utility to unbundle and lower its rates.

Paraw Regatta to make splashes and waves

The 33 rd Iloilo Paraw Regatta will make splashes and waves starting tomorrow February 19 to the 20th at Tatoy's Manokan , Villa Beach , Arevalo Iloilo City .

Mabugat suspends privileges of two inmates

Iloilo Provincial Warden retired Senior Supt. Juan Mabugat temporarily suspended the privileges of the two inmates who were involved in the clash inside the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) on February 14, 2005.


Antiqueño bags Don Carlos Palanca Award in Literature

The Sunday Inquirer magazine featured Glenn Mas , of Antique as having the Grand Prize in Literature for his one-act play entitled “Her Father's House”.

DOE promotes energy plan for Visayas

The Department of Energy ( DoE ) is currently focusing on energy development for the Visayas .

Cultural artist to head Binirayan 2005

Alex de los Santos , a writer, theater artist, stage director, NGO and NCCEd executive director, is appointed executive director to spearhead preparations for Binirayan Festival 2005. He has been with the Binirayan Execom since year 2001.


Traditional Ilonggo fabrics in contemporary Ilonggo fashion

In support for the centennial celebration of Central Philippine University, the College of Education under the leadership of the officer-in-charge of the Institute of HRM and Tourism, will present WEAVES OF FASHION.

Dine and be mesmerized in luscious culinary bliss at The Promenade

The Promenade. Currently one of Metro-Iloilo's most sought-after dining haven of meticulous Ilonggo food lovers that ceaselessly enthrall everyone with their culinary masterpieces.


A serpent on the loose

By Nelson Robles

Without the White Coat
BIOMEDIS, Inc… stories that heal

By Dr. Florentino Alerta

My Brother-in-law & other stories
Just a joke

By Johnny S. Novera

Just Right
The Piatco Fiasco

By Atty. Cyril Regalado

Bridging the Gap:
Fishermen's cooperatives in Kagoshima

By Henry Funtecha

On the DOT
Sail on for unity, peace and progress

By Atty. Helen Camarista


Iloilo Yearbook 2005

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Sneak preview of contents

About the yearbook



PBO raucous

Rational Insanity

Old hearts and sweet hearts

By Brian Argos

Unusual Channel

Life is too short celebrate it with love

By Ma. Renette B. Uy

“Sir…” “Ma'am…”

By Francisco Lindero

Opinion Polls

Are you in favor with the government's move of increasing VAT as a revenue generation measure?

By Marichel Teves-Magalona

Smart Exercise…

There's no substitute for hard work when it comes to losing body fat

By Mike Chua

Consumers Domain

Playing with the people's future

By Ian Seruelo

Phoenix Picks

By Ronelo Ladiao

Carpooling Loonies

This and that of teaching plus a lot of coffee to go with it

By Jinky Beldia

Opinion Polls

Are you in favor with the government's move of increasing VAT as a revenue generation measure?

click here to see results


Iloilo feature: Blue jays

Breakfast bliss @ Blue Jay's

Waking up and having breakfast with the flavors of the world is a blissful feeling isn't it? So, how can the world's flavors be served in a breakfast ?... from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. drop by at Blue Jay's   and the breakfast bliss will be yours.

  Iloilo Feature: Baysulnagpu

Self-portrait: An artistic portal into the soul of three Baysulangpu artists

What if you're given a rare privilege to take a deeper glimpse into the unfathomed mind and soul of an artist? Exceptional and truly expressive visual artists that were molded by life's constant change and society's complicated realities.