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Treñas to probe BFP's 'tardiness'

Mayor Jerry Treñas has ordered an investigation on the alleged delayed response of the Bureau of Fire Protection in Friday's midnight fire at Barangay Concepcion, City Proper which claimed two lives and razed 17 houses.

Mayors dare Defensor to show proof

The mayors of two Iloilo towns included in the recent “lotteng-affected” list came out and expressed surprise over the report.

  Panay News: Boracay
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In the wake of the “uncalled statement” issued by Tourism Secretary Ace Durano saying that Boracay is in critical condition due to its uncontrolled development comes another report that the waste disposal in the world reknown island is one major issue that needs be addressed immediately as it does not comply with environmental standards

'Illegal drug protector' tag for uncooperative brgy. dads

'If you're not with us, you're against us.


'Not only us,' Tupas aide counters on P3.5M Capitol ‘food trip'

The “extravagant, excessive and unconscionable” food expenses in the Capitol were not solely made by the Office of the Governor.  In fact, even inmates of the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) and members of the Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) are to be credited on the P3.5 million catering services of the Iloilo Provincial Government in about a year's time.

House probe on Int'l airport resumes

The House committee on good government will be resuming its probe today on controversies hounding the construction of the New Iloilo Airport Development Project in the Sta. Barbara-Cabatuan area.

Arrest orders out for DA exec with 30 falsification raps

Orders are out for the arrest of a Department of Agriculture employee charged with falsifying public documents.

New abattoir to hike capacity to ship pork products in Manila

The capability of the city to ship pork products to Metro Manila will increase by as much as 12% should the P16 million abattoir in Barangay Tacas, Jaro becomes operational.

P10-15 wage hike is all employers can afford

Employers can only afford a P10-15 increase in the salary of their workers, a meager amount compared to the P100-a-day asked for by labor groups.

Community urged to support Brigada Eskwela

The community, including the parents, barangay officials and concerned citizens are urged to help clean the schools in their areas, in preparation for the opening of classes.


P3-M sales generated from Aklan's Fiber Festival 2005

The recent Fiber Festival held at the Provincial Capitol Grounds, Kalibo, Aklan 22-28 April 2005 generated total sales of almost P3M.


Kudos to pro-environment mediamen
Unusual Channel
Chicken soup for the beer drinkers
Consumers Domain
VAT, expanded for whom?
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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About the yearbook



How many crocs are being fed in there?

Rational Insanity

That crazy little thing called love

By Bryan Mari Argos

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

Be Good, Do Good

By Francisco B. Lindero Jr.



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 patient

By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Antique in Perspective

A small barangay strives for development

By Jun Escalona

My Brother-in-law & other stories

I was in the choir

By Johnny P. Novera


Alvin Sales

Alvin Sales: The big man in the shadows of Lolek

Life is never the same without music. It is there from our waking moment till our night nap. The simple sound of the water in the shower, the tap of our soles on the floor creates music.

  Tropical Bash at the Manor

Tropical Bash @ the Manor

Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center, the City's Premiere Hotel and Convention Destination held a pool party at Tinagong Dagat Poolside Bar last Friday, May 13, 2005.