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Priests 'faithless'on DOE forecast

Several clergymen expressed doubt over the forecast of the Department of Energy that Panay faces an impending power shortage, and thus needs an additional energy source.

Twenty-six gov't agencies to hold office today

Friday would still be office day for employees of at least 23 government offices and agencies not included in the coverage of the four-day work week, which President Arroyo directed in her Administrative Order 117.

  Panay News : Coal power plant dialogue
Provincial administrator Manuel Mejorada, Governor Niel Tupas, Sr. and Archbishop Msgr. Angel Lagdameo sit side by side during the dialogue regarding coal power plant at the Archbishop's Palace in Jaro.

Cite Vergara in contempt, San Agustin union asks CA

Officers of the University of San Agustin Employees Union are asking the Court of Appeals to hold in contempt university president, Fr. Agustin Vergara, for illegally terminating them.


Tupas won't serve suspension order yet

Iloilo Governor Niel D. Tupas Sr. said he will not yet serve the suspension order against three officials of Igbaras town.

BJMP official wants hall named after slain jailer

An official of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Western Visayas has suggested that a hall at the Metro Manila Rehabilitation Center, site of the infamous ‘Bicutan siege,' be named after one of the slain jailers.

Capitol to hold ceremonial Patak of Vit. A

In support to Department of Health's (DOH) campaign in providing children with better health services, the Iloilo Provincial Government through Gov. Niel D. Tupas, Sr. and with the initiative of Provincial Health Office (PHO) will be having a Ceremonial Patak of Vitamin A for children six to seventy-one months old on April 12, 2004, 8:30 a.m. at Capitol Lobby.

First Watershed stakeholders' assembly stated

To further boost the implementation of the Clean Water Act in Iloilo province,  the Iloilo Watershed Management Council Council (IWMC) and the Provincial Board will convene the 1st Watershed Stakeholders Assembly on April 19, 2005 , at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol conference room.

New born screening's full implementation eyed

A Focused-Group Discussion on the Implementation of the Newborn Screening Act took place last March 30, 2005 and attended by DOH Regional Director Lydia S. Depra-Ramos and National Institute for Health's Dr. Carmencita D. Padilla, who also headed the discussion.


Binirayan fever is on

The Binirayan fever is all over the province. Colored banners are all over the EBJ Freedom Park in the capital town of San Jose . The Binirayan Foundation, Inc. (BFI) manned the preparations for Antique's premiere festival.


Education Summit: A solution to illiteracy
My Brother-in-law & other stories
I look for an efficient secretary
Without the Whitecoat
Herbal Medicine… food supplement or guaranteed cure
Bridging the gap
The sugar boom in Western Visayas
on the dot
1st Shrine Fiesta of Nuestra Sra. De La Candelaria


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About the yearbook


Rational Insanity

Goodbye friend

By Brian Argos

D.P.A.(Straight from the Camp)

Taking the road less traveled

By Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Unusual Channel

What makes me human

By Ma. Renette B. Uy


Men, dating disasters and the travails of the single heterosexual woman

By Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Carpooling Loonies

Coming home to a satire

By Jinki Beldia

Eye Opener

INCHS Class 1950 55 th reunion a howling success

By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Opinion Polls

What do you think of the 4 day work week of government employees? Will it make them more efficient? Why?

By Marichel Teves-Magalona

Consumers Domain

Mirant, dirty as coal

By Ian Seruelo


Iloilo Feature: Days Hotel

Providence Iloilo commissions 'Father of RP landscape design'

Where can you find in the entire Philippines that a middle class mass housing community has its landscapes designed by Landscape Architect Ildefonso P. Santos, popularly known as the “Father of Philippine Landscape Architecture?”

  Iloilo Feature: Providence's Ildefonso Santos

The pleasure of Days Hotel: Sleep with the best and coziest hotel of Metro Iloilo

Considered one of the premier and exceptional hotels in Metro Iloilo, never ceases to endow its clients with the coziest of the pampering, one-of-a-kind service and classiest ambiance a guest would expect of a first class hotel.