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Grass replaces rare stone

The recently seized three kilos of dried marijuana leaves will replace the shortage of shabu supply here. The city will be flooded with marijuana sticks had it not been confiscated in a recent buy-bust operation in Barangay Bonifacio Tanza, City Proper.

New task force vs. illegal fishing mulled

The Police Regional Office 6 (PRO 6) is contemplating of creating its own task force against illegal fishing. This, after the series of complaints hurled against the Provincial Task Force on Illegal Fishing (PTFIF) headed by Insp. Leroy Rapiz

  Iloilo News: Wages Increase Rally
A. Chris Fernandez
Workers under the militant Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino hold a picket outside the Residence Hotel in Gen. Luna St. where a public hearing to review the wage structure in the region is being held. (inset) Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board chair Carlos Boteros earlier observed that with the present economic condition there is really a need to increase the daily minimum wage of workers in Western Visayas

COA questions Capitol for 'eating too much'

The Capitol has such an appetite.


Famed Villa beach lives again

Iloilo City's Villa Rica de Arevalo, wherein the different Villa beach resorts can be found, is a district rich in history and culture. It was once the seat of Spanish power. It is also the local 'powehouse' of flowers. It has beaches, gardens, seafoods, and a cutflower industry.

DA exec slapped with 30 falsification raps

The Office of the Ombudsman filed falsification charges against an official of the Department of Agriculture here for certifying as finished government projects that were, in fact, not yet accomplished.

Case vs. badmouthing village heads to push through

The case against two barangay captains accused of badmouthing a policeman will push through.

Tricycle driver shot dead for threatening fellow driver

In cases like these, there is only the quick and the dead.

Iloilo City, Guimaras to forge alliance for tourism development

A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) will be signed between Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas and Guimaras Governor Rahman Nava on May 22nd primarily to create strategies for the Visit Iloilo-Guimaras tourism program.

Iloilo bags 3rd place in nat'l clean and green

For the second year in a row, the Province of Iloilo won the distinction as the 3rd “Cleanest and Greenest” province among 79 provinces in the country, Gov. Niel D. Tupas Sr. announced yesterday.

NUJP launches scholarship for orphans of slain journalists

With only few weeks before the start of classes, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), Bevil Mabey Study Foundation (BMSF) and Kasangga at Gabay Foundation have launched a P5-million scholarship fund for children of murdered journalists.

21 new records established in the recent Palaro

The recently concluded Palarong Pambansa 2005 held in the Iloilo City Sports Complex this city has left a significant mark as 21 new records were established during the week-long event.


Another 'typhoon' up vs. Capitol
Unusual Channel
Love is a decision
Consumers Domain
ADB's meddling
Bridging the gap
Macao, the gambling capital of asia
on the dot
Guimaras at 13 . . . moving, soaring, progressing
Without the Whitecoat
HIV/AIDS 101… knowing the basics


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Stopping corruption

Rational Insanity

Back to school blues

By Bryan Mari Argos

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

Be Good, Do Good

By Francisco B. Lindero Jr.


The Joys of Mommyhood

By Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Opinion Polls

Who do you think will make it as this year's American Idol? Why?

By Marichel Teves-Magalona

Eye Opener

Dr. Annabelle De Guzman champions cause of cancer patients

By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

My Brother-in-law & other stories

Special promo, special tax

By Johnny P. Novera


Fiesta in the City

Fiesta in the City

The richness of Ilonggo heritage is embodied in its colorful tradition, the fiesta. 'Banderettas,' or those colorful flaglets held together by a string and would deck the streets, is one 'icon' of the fiesta.

  Karma: Fashion show

Karma: You are what you wear

The gorgeous tank tops in Khrysna picture, flowing skirts in soft fabric and scarves were the crowd favorite. The taisley printed chiffon skirts and linen clothes for males are a perfect everyday wear.

Igbaras: Pakuyang sa Tangyan

Pakuyang sa Tangyan

Igbaras, a town tucked in the highlands of Southern Iloilo , celebrated its Tangyan Festival for the first time from May 13 -18. The festival showcases its indigenous culture and the town's famous tulali and banduria, local instruments both made of bamboo, and hand-woven patadyong products.