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Grade 1 pupils in Iloilo City have poor reading grasp

Not all of them know how to read.

GMA sees 3-M jobs on weaving industry

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo sees the establishment of three million jobs through the handloom weaving industry of Miag-ao, Iloilo .

  Iloilo News Hazing
The picture says it all. Photo shows the hematoma on the back thigh of one of the 18 neophyte policemen alleged to have been victims of hazing by their senior officers.

Investigation team confirms 18 new cops victims of ‘hazing'

Eighteen police officers ( PO ) 1 newly-assigned in the 601 st Company at Brgy. Purisimo, Manapla, Negros Occidental are victims of the alleged hazing committed by their seniors.


Ilonggo solon warns public vs. ‘killer fats' in fastfood joints

A neophyte Ilonggo solon recently called for government action on the operation of all franchised food chains in the country. The reason? The risks posed by a “killer fat” called Trans Fattty Acid (TFA) that recently caused international fastfood company.

New Lucena, Brgy. Cabugao top 2004 Project Cleaning and Greening contest

The municipality of New Lucena and Brgy. Cabugao, Lambunao topped the 2004 Project Cleaning and Greening in the municipal and barangay contests, respectively.

New garbage collection scheme starts

The Iloilo city government will implement a strict ‘no segregation, no collection' policy in garbage collection at the City Proper starting today, March 1st .

Iloilo SMEs can get loans from BPI bank

The Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs) here now have the chance to get loans from Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI).

Iloilo Dairy Fresh Milk processing plant inaugurated

The Iloilo Dairy Fresh Milk processing plant was inaugurated lately at the Cordova Norte Elementary School , in Brgy. Cordova Norte, Tigbauan, Iloilo, about 10 kilometers away from the poblacion.

Iloilo 's fashion designers to join Philippine Fashion Week anew

The Fashion Designers Council of Iloilo (FDCI) will once again be a part of this year's PHILIPPINE FASHION WEEK.

IDP Education Australia sets 2005 IELTS Test schedule

IDP Education Australia-Philippines wishes to announce the 2005 IELTS exam schedules for both Iloilo City and Bacolod City .

Winners in Sumakwelan literary contest known

The winners in the literary contest in Hiligaynon were successfully presented last Saturday at 3:00 p.m. , February 19, at the River Queen Hotel, Iloilo City . Sponsored by Sumakwelan Iloilo, the contest was in the form of “Malip-ot nga Sugilanon” (short story) and “Binalaybay” (poetry) in Hiligaynon.


Anti-coal group formed in northern Iloilo

Environmental advocates and church leaders of various denominations from northern Iloilo gathered to launch the Northern Iloilo Alliance for the Protection of the Environment or PROTECT Northern Iloilo at Brgy. Santiago , Barotac Viejo, Iloilo last February 21.

Mirant assures pollution free power plants

Contrary to fears of some sectors Mirant Philippines, the biggest power producer in the Philippines , told Iloilo reporters that the coal-fired power plants they operate are pollution free.


Show me your face

By Nelson Robles

Without the White Coat
BIOMEDIS, Inc… stories that heal

By Dr. Florentino Alerta

My Brother-in-law & other stories
I was a shy guy

By Johnny S. Novera

Just Right
The Piatco Fiasco

By Atty. Cyril Regalado

Bridging the Gap:
The beginning of Iloilo 's fishpond industry

By Henry Funtecha

On the DOT
Iloilo golf and country club gears for centennial year 2007

By Atty. Helen Camarista


Iloilo Yearbook 2005

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Rational Insanity


By Brian Argos

Unusual Channel

Movies or not

By Ma. Renette B. Uy

Get hazed to belong

By Francisco Lindero

The Antique Perspective

Boracay hosts 1st Qtr RDC VI meeting

by Jun Escalona

Opinion Polls

What makes you choose to remain in Iloilo or in the Philippines and not migrate to another country?

By Marichel Teves-Magalona

Consumers Domain

EDSA what?

By Ian Seruelo

Phoenix Picks

By Ronelo Ladiao


By Roger Rueda

Emmanuel Gemora: A servant leader of inspiration

Mundo's luscious world with ‘Dos Express'

Cabatuan: A prosperous town and home of great cultural pride


Iloilo feature Weaves of fashion

Weaves of fashion

Fiery emotions and anticipation were blissfully uplifted in the afternoon of February 23, 2005 as thewhole College of Education of Central Philippine University (CPU) joyfully celebrates its annual College Day.

  Iloilo Feature Apo Hiking

APO 's starblast escapade @ Smallville

So much have been said and written in the walls about how Metro Iloilo'sSmallville got the Ilonggo spirits levitating high into ecstatic party explosions, enthralling events, starstruck concerts, luscious gastronomic treats… blah blah blah ! What can you ask for?

Joy's world: A story of struggle and success

Everyone has its own place under the sun. Destiny seemed to be a force that unconsciously and consciously led us into our own fated horizon.