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KFRs yes, kidnapping no

The good news is that there has been no kidnapping in Iloilo City since the Jefferson Tan kidnapping case in 2002 contrary to a report about an alleged incident involving the son of a businessman.

Remembering the battle of Dr. Abelardo Aguilar: Cure for millions, deprived of millions

He helped saved lives of millions following his discovery of what is now to be officially recognized as among the significant medical breakthroughs in history. The year was 1952. The drug an antibiotic called “Erythromycin,” the alternative for penicillin-allergic patients.

  Iloilo News: Iloilo Sports Complex
Brgy. Tambalisa in Pan de Azucar Island, Concepcion, Iloilo again came alive over the weekend with the celebration of the annual Tampisaw Festival. Now on its sixth year, Concepcion Mayor Raul Banias said this year's holding of the festival having the theme “ Green check: Stop earth abuse” was intended to be simple yet meaningful.

False kidnapping yarn sends jitters to traders; places City in ‘negative atmosphere'

A kidnapping incident allegedly involving high-ranking police officials which a local daily reported and vehemently denied by the police and the family of the alleged victim has made the business community jittery and placed the city in a 'negative atmosphere.'


Cops hunt 2 male suspects in brutal Antique slays

An intensive police manhunt is on in the municipality of San Jose, Antique following last week's brutal killing of two Indian nationals.

'Mental' fugitive still at large;Warden Mabugat orders extensive search

A detainee of the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) long subject of regular “psych check-ups” remains unaccounted following his easy escape early Monday morning.  Accused of frustrated murder, 23 year-old Joseph Jutay is a native of Guimbal, Iloilo and has since been in IRC detention for about a year now.

Singaporeans help Gawad Kalinga village in Concepcion

Sixteen Singaporean students together with their two professors visited the municipality of Concepcion over the weekend to extend help to the Gawad Kalinga Immaculate Conception village in Brgy. Loong.

OWWA scholars in WV bared

Thirteen in-coming college students from Western Visayas have qualified as scholars under the Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP) of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) this school year 2005 - 2006


'Roll of dishonor'
My Brother-in-law & other stories
Lost & found
Without the Whitecoat
“Medical apocalypse”… the death of medical practice
Bridging the gap
Shenzhen , China 's show-window of capitalism
on the dot
Younger festivals should give way to older/bigger ones


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Rational Insanity

Boredom and its many names

By Bryan Mari Argos

Antique in Perspective

What makes Gov. Sally Perez's 'maverick' man Friday being attacked

By Jun Escalona, Antique Bureau Chief

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

Anonymous complaints

By Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Unusual Channel

Lessons and realizations

By Ma. Renette B. Uy


Summer Tales (Part III)

By Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Opinion Polls

Do you think punishing rapists with castration is the answer to the rising rape cases in the country? Why?

By Marichel Teves-Magalona

Consumers Domain

Tidbits of electric issues

By Ian Seruelo


Joy Fernando

Joy Fernando: From guns to brushes

This is Joy Fernando, one of Iloilo's leading portrait artists.The shift in in his life has a touch of artistry. The uniqueness of his works has quality that was sharpened by experience.

  Sta. Clarita Int'l School

Quality education at Santa Clarita Int'l School

Quality education means wholistic learning where the children are molded to their highest potential and their capabilities are enhanced. With this, children could build a good foundation for a future career.