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Business, employment project to find roots in barangay level

Relative to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's 10-point agenda on the creation of jobs through small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) development, a new program “aims to shift the paradigm of barangay officials from their political roles to economics”.

EMB VI inaugurates pioneer ecological lab in the country

The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) in Region VI is the lucky host to the first state of the art ecological laboratory in the country.

  Iloilo News : Mushrooming Children
Summer is not only time for swimming on beaches, for boys this is also the perfect time for circumcision as they are off on school vacation. Photo shows a health worker examining a boy's penis before performing the circumcision procedure on him during a mass circumcision project in a village in Bataan . PNS

Congestion in slums blocks 'firefighting'

Firefighters usually found their way hard into the fire scene due to the congested path in the squatters' area.


Prosecutor rapped for ‘faking' court decision

He should be the one prosecuting but now he will be the one to be prosecuted.

Congressional inquiry on proposed coal power plant projects sought

Iloilo Rep. Ferjenel Biron together with some partylist representatives recently passed a resolution for the House of Representatives to conduct an inquiry on the proposed coal-fired power plants in Iloilo.

Leganes presents maiden Panaad Festival

Leganes will present on April 4, 2005 the Panaad Festival, a maiden celebration of the wonders and mysticity of the “Panaad”, a vernacular term that means the devotees' vow of pilgrimage to Leganes ' patron saint, San Vicente Ferrer.


NSO conducts Seminar-Workshop on 2003 NDHS result

To further disseminate the 2003 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS), the National Statistics Office (NSO) is set to conduct a seminar workshop here in the region on March 28 to 29, 2005 at Punta Villa Resort & Conference Center in Arevalo, Iloilo City.

Army engineers to lead road project in 'reds' area

The Philippine Army Engineers will soon start the construction of Leon-San Remigio Road Project, 3 rd Infantry Division public information officer Maj. Lyndon J. Sollesta said in a statement.


When the crook croaks

By Nelson Robles

Without the White Coat
Pfizer's Cards… effective at 10 mg

By Dr. Florentino Alerta

My Brother-in-law & other stories

By Johnny S. Novera

Just Right
Holding the TV audience hostage
(The Pacquiao-Morales post mortem)

By Atty. Cyril Regalado

Bridging the Gap:
Spanish ‘encomiendas' in Panay

By Henry Funtecha

On the DOT
The campus tourism information marathon

By Atty. Helen Camarista


Iloilo Yearbook 2005

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Rational Insanity

Writers should know these

By Brian Argos

Unusual Channel

My own passion and death

By Ma. Renette B. Uy



By Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

D.P.A (Straight from the camp)


By Francisco Lindero

Antique in Perspective

Antique braces for Japanese “Windfall”

By Jun Escalona

Opinion Polls

What is the significance of Holy Week in your life?

By Marichel Teves-Magalona

Consumers Domain

Balinghoy, the state of education & health

By Ian Seruelo

Phoenix Picks

By Ronelo Ladiao


Some anglicized Japanese words

By Roger Rueda


Iloilo Feature: J Scott Sarria

J Scott Sarria's way of making life flamboyant

Do you love to do things your way? Yes, all of us have this inner reveries and aspirations to make life more colorful, vivid, flamboyant, and spectacular in our own simple way.

  Iloilo Feature: MO2

MO2: A Mexican resto explosive with fiery party

Fiery as ever, hotter than any party spot in Metro Iloilo these days and a resto bar that serves Mexican culinary treat to fit your craving… MO2 got it all for you!