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Reyes orders recall of PNP bodyguards from politicians

In the wake of a full revamp of the police force in Abra province in Luzon, Police Regional Office 6 (PRO) regional director Chief Supt. Doroteo Reyes II ordered the recall of all bodyguards and security details to individuals not covered by the existing PNP regulations.

'Vagrant' yields P.2 million

A sixteen-year-old arrested for vagrancy in Estancia town yesterday (April 20) dawn yielded hundred dollar bills amounting to over P200,000.

  Iloilo News: Congressional Hearing
DOTC undersecretary Raffy Lavides (extreme right) answers questions from the House Committee on Good Government led by Iloilo Rep. Arthur Defensor while Governor Niel Tupas, Sr. (3rd from right) waits for his turn to answer questions from the panel. The 3rd leg of the congressional inquiry pertaining to the alleged anomalies in the implementation of the airport of international standards in Cabatuan-Sta. Barbara area was held in Iloilo City April 21, 2005.

Group accuses DOE of misleading the public

Members of the Visayas for Renewable Energy (V-Free), a newly formed organization composed of power stakeholders in the Visayas, accused the Department of Energy (DOE) of misleading the people into believing that there is a looming power shortage in Western Visayas region to justify the entry of coal-fired power plants.

Iloilo News

Rapiz hits back at Carles dad

The rift between Senior Insp. Leroy Rapiz and Carles municipal councilor Nelson Sabando has worsened after the latter recently accused Rapiz of stealing illegal lumber when he was still chief of police of the said town.

Suspect in radioman's shooting pleads guilty

The suspect in the shooting of RMN Iloilo reporter and anchorman Rodulfo Repizo, a.k.a. Romano Rapido finally pleaded guilty before Judge Roger Patricio during the trial of the case last week.

DOT shells out P1-M for visit Iloilo and Guimaras 2006

The Iloilo City Convention Bureau (ICCB) was assured of P1 million seed money from the Department of Tourism (DOT) to be used to market Iloilo and its cluster under the Visit Iloilo and Guimaras 2006 project.

Tigum-Aganan pilot model site for water quality management

The Tigum-Aganan Watershed River System has been chosen as pilot model for the implementation of the Clean Water Act which provides for the creation of a Water Quality Management Area WQMA).

Tubungan holds 4th Tubong-tubong festival

The municipality of Tubungan is set to hold its 4th Tubong-tubong Festival this April 29 to May 1, 2005, in commemoration of the town's 67th Foundation day.


DLR Sec. Villa keynotes 49th Aklan anniversary

The Province of Aklan will celebrate its 49 th founding anniversary on April 25, 2005 with Secretary Rene C. Villa of the Department of Land Reform as its Commemorative Speaker.


Gumising ka, Maruja
My Brother-in-law & other stories
The priests & I
Without the Whitecoat
Syndrome X... obesity as a risk factor
Bridging the gap
Hong Kong
on the dot
140 festivals and counting


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Rational Insanity

Your grocery tells all

By Bryan Mari Argos

Antique in Perspective

By Jun Escalona, Antique Bureau Chief

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


By Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Unusual Channel

The difference between like and love

By Ma. Renette B. Uy


Summer tales (Part I)

By Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Eye Opener

Iloilo Business Hotel receipient of Gideon Bibles

By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Opinion Polls

Do you agree with the forecast of DoE that Panay Island will have a power crisis by 2007? Why?

By Marichel Teves-Magalona

Consumers Domain

GATS: services in foreign hands

By Ian Seruelo


Madrones Garden

'Planted' happiness at Madrones Garden

Plants are known to calm the senses, which in turn brings about an inner peace. Moreover, the shade a tree provides to the breathtaking colors of various flowers and the manificent rarest of foliage could keep one's temper under control.

  ABS CBN Pabalhas

Pabalhas Kapamilya

Health awareness brought about various types of diets (Atkins, zone or south beach and other what-have-yous), exercise (aerobics, dance, yoga, martial arts a million other activities) and other physical activities.