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2 dead, 1 injured as soldiers face-off in beerhouse joint

Two active members of the elite Philippine Marines and a former associate turned into murder suspects following Wednesday's killing in Dingle, Iloilo. 

Leyte man digs own grave

Suspected treasure-hunting activity turned tragic in Jaro, Iloilo City after a tunnel dug inside the house caved in, trapping a laborer.

  Iloilo News: Athlete in hurdle
An athlete from Region II tries the hurdles at the Iloilo Sports Complex Wednesday, April 4. The delegation from Region II was among the first to arrive to Iloilo City for the Palarong Pambansa 2005 which opens May 8.

Questions hang on death of Ilonggo seaman in Abu Dhabi

Another sad ending for yet another Ilonggo Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who came home in a box Wednesday, months after he was first reported missing.  With the cause of death recorded as "cannot be determined," his remains was met by grieving family members at the Iloilo airport.


Ombudsman orders guv, 3 other Capitol execs to explain graft raps

The Ombudsman for the Visayas has ordered Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas and three other top Capitol executives to explain its side on the criminal and administrative charges filed by the People's Graftwatch of Iloilo.

Drilon to grace Palaro opening

It is not Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo but Senate President Franklin Drilon who will grace the opening of Palarong Pambansa 2005 at the Iloilo Sports Complex this Sunday, May 8.

Lomibao downplays destabilization plot, clears Erap

The Philippine National Police is unfazed by the reported plots to destabilize the government.

15,000 cops have no guns

The Philippine National Police is planning to purchase 1,000 to 2,000 firearms this year in order to address gun shortage among its ranks.

Top cop has no qualms about CPJ tag

The country's top cop does not disagree with the Committee to Protect Journalist statement that the Philippines is the world's ‘most murderous for journalists.'

City girds for grandiose Fil-Hispanic Week celeb

Iloilo City is proud to host the Fil-Hispanic Week on June 29-30, 2005. It is a grand nationwide celebration held every year in different areas of the country which play an important role in the history of the Spanish conquest.


Leader of men
Unusual Channel
Lessons and realizations
Consumers Domain
Fend for yourselves!?
Bridging the gap
Guangzho, home of Pancit Canton
on the dot
We get the kind of tourists we deserve
Without the Whitecoat
Mercury in the dinner table… a fish story


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About the yearbook



Welcome Palaro delegates!

Rational Insanity

Boredom and its many names

By Bryan Mari Argos

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

"Good-to-believe" stories

By Francisco B. Lindero Jr.


Summer Tales (Part III)

By Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Opinion Polls

Do you support the decision of advertisers to withdraw from showbiz talk shows showing sex video scandals? Why?

By Marichel Teves-Magalona

Eye Opener

Pres. Arroyo should do the Roosevelt in time of crisis

By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

My Brother-in-law & other stories


By Johnny P. Novera


Desiree Matulac-Terre

Desiree Matulac-Terre: Surviving life

Winning is but a goal; what matters is how the warrior fought for survival. And one woman tells her story on survival.

  Nueva Flora

Nueva Flora: A stone's throw away from heaven

Ever wanted to find a place deprived of imperfection? A place where everything is calm, still and peaceful and devoid of the melancholic life.