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‘Win-win' proposition for PBO problems eyed

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas would soon take up with the members of the city council matters raised by drivers associations from the municipalities concerning the implementation of the Perimeter Boundary Ordinance (PBO).

Successive fire incidents meet start of Fire Prevention Month

March highlights the Fire Prevention Month, the occurrence of fire incidents in the different parts of the region continue to rise.

  Iloilo News Maasin Water shed
Hounded by the embarrassing report that Iloilo City is lagging as far as quality of education in the elementary level is concerned, the City Council now wants an audit on the education subsidy released to the Division of Iloilo City Schools annually.

Maasin Dam registers lowest water level

It seems that the worst is yet to come among water consumers serviced by the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD).


Miriam slams national ID system

Ilongga senator Miriam Defensor -Santiago has strongly criticized the proposed national ID (identification) system.

City celebrates 60 th Liberation of Panay

The city government will be spearheading the celebration on March 18 th .of the 60th anniversary of the Liberation of Panay from Japanese forces.

Telecom firm's ‘product endorser' duped?

How does it feel to be used as product endorser without your knowledge and without receiving something in return?


Region 11's most wanted man falls

The most wanted person in Region 11 with a P300 ,000 reward for his arrest was nabbed March 9 at Sitio Balangigay , Brgy . Miranda, Negros Occidental.

Confabs on poverty alleviation slated in Aklan

This month , a couple of conferences on poverty alleviation and small and medium enterprise development programs are scheduled to be held in the Province of Aklan.

Aklan to expand hybrid rice prod'n

Determined to propagate provincewide hybrid rice production , the provincial government of Aklan through its Office of the Provincial Agriculturist has targeted some 1000 hectares for commercial production.

Capitol to host testimonial dinner for foreign ambassadors

The Iloilo Provincial Government will be hosting a testimonial dinner for foreign ambassadors on March 17, 2005 at 7:00 pm at Capitol's ground floor in connection with the celebration of 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of Panay on March 18 th.

Antique searches for ambassadress of goodwill

The search is on for Lin-ay kang Antique 2005, Antique's ambassadress of goodwill. Binirayan Foundation, Inc (BFI), official events organizer of the Binirayan 2005 festival in Antique, announces the opening of the prestigious search for Lin-ay kang Antique.

Bugal kang Antique nominations now open

Binirayan Foundation, Inc. (BFI), the official events organizer of Binirayan Festival 2005 in San Jose, Antique, announces the opening of nominations for Bugal kang Antique Awards.


The inseparable ‘twins'

By Nelson Robles

Without the White Coat
A different kind of Food Poisoning

By Dr. Florentino Alerta

My Brother-in-law & other stories
Is this good advice?

By Johnny S. Novera

Just Right
The Piatco Fiasco

By Atty. Cyril Regalado

Bridging the Gap:
Spanish ‘encomiendas' in Panay

By Henry Funtecha

On the DOT
Adaptive reuse

By Atty. Helen Camarista


Iloilo Yearbook 2005

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About the yearbook


Rational Insanity

‘Ukay-ukay' again

By Brian Argos

Unusual Channel

Speak English like it's second nature

By Ma. Renette B. Uy


Of passions and happy discoveries

By Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

D.P.A (Straight from the camp)

Welcome to 6 th RMG (Part II)

By Francisco Lindero

The Antique Perspective

Quarrel over trivial matters

By Jun Escalona

Opinion Polls

Why are Filipino women considered ideal wives and greatest mothers?

By Marichel Teves-Magalona

Consumers Domain

Of petty trapos & their ilk

By Ian Seruelo

Controversions with Phoenix

Nadine Samonte's starstruck X-factor

By Ronelo Ladiao


By Roger Rueda


Iloilo feature Jessie Garcia's book

Jessie Garcia's monumental Movie Album Quizbook now off the press

In what year was Sharon Cuneta bestowed the title Megastar? or what was the most expensive film ever made in the Philippines?... care to scan your mind and answer these flickering queries that reflect the grandeur, splendor and magnificence of the Philippine cinema once hailed as the Hollywood Far East?

  Iloilo Feature Kermit

Kermith's beautiful mind

Have you seen Russel Crowe's intellectually inspired film “A Beautiful Mind”? The film is so inspiring that makes us learn to appreciate and be grateful for the intangible splendor of our mind that God bestowed upon us and that gave humanity the power to move mountains.

Iloilo Feature Mt. Napulak

Mount Napulak : A chronicle of a mountaineer

Mount Napulak in Igbaras, Iloilo stands 1,200 feet above sea level. This is the only mountain in the country shaped like a breast of a lady with a massive stone head atop.