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June 17, 2005, Iloilo City, Philippines
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Business affected by series of brown-outs

The power rationing scheme of the Panay Power Corporation has adversely affected business operations in Iloilo City, Mayor Jerry Treñas said.

Miaque's businesses at Iloilo Airport stay

Luck was on the side of businessman and newspaper publisher Bernie Miaque during Tuesday's implementation of eviction order against his businesses at the Iloilo Airport premises in Mandurriao district.

  Iloilo News : Tension at the Iloilo Airport
Men from the eviction team carry a shelf taken from Miaque's giftshop out of the Iloilo Airport terminal. The following day, however, Miaque's personnel brought back all the goods and equipment inside the terminal due to a restraining order issued by the Court of Appeals.

Unpaid seed growers seek governor's help

Farmers in the region may find themselves with nothing to plant for the next cropping if negotiations between seed growers and local agriculture officials fail.


Classes start in Catholic university despite teachers' strike

Classes in all levels at the University of San Agustin opened Tuesday, June 14, even as the employees' union pressed on with their strike, now on its eight week since it started late last April over the school's alleged union busting.

SP OKs P100-M loan for heavy equipment

The Sanggunian Panlalawigan approved Tuesday the request of Gov. Niel Tupas to borrow P100 million from Land Bank of the Philippines for the purchase of heavy equipment.

Local gov't execs wary of controversies hounding GMA

The country's strong organization of local authorities led by mayors are concerned with the economic crisis the nation is currently experiencing due to controversies on jueteng and wiretapped phone conversation between the President and Commissions on Elections Commissioner Virgilio Garciliano.

5,638 residents benefit from city health care program

Some 5,638 city residents have availed of the PHILHEALTH health care program of the city government for the past two years and half since the health program was implemented.

Ex-cop, 13 other IRC inmates off to Munti

A former policeman convicted of homicide will finish off his nine to 14 year jail sentence at the Bureau of Corrections (formerly National Bilibid Prison) in Muntinlupa following Thursday's transfer from the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center.

Yaya accuses Sir of rape

A 23-year-old housekeeper and nanny has accused her employer, an engineer, of multiple rape.

Stick 'em ups rob, kill construction worker

Robbers took off with an estimated P18,000 from a construction worker, whom they killed afterwards..

Kabugana-an Showcase: Western Visayas tour packages beckon

Tour packages in Western Visayas have a lot to say; but make the journey and let it speak for you.


Boy Mejorada will survive
Unusual Channel
With or without the virtue of
Consumers Domain
Anti-terror ID system
Combong - Pijuan  
Men are from Mars: A female's guide to the male galaxy
Just Right
Where is all this leading to?
Bridging the gap
Barangay Salngan and the Atis of Maoy
on the dot
Without the Whitecoat
Heart disease and the Filipino people
One cool weekend


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Eye Opener

Resident Ombudsman urged to fight corruption

By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

My Brother-in-law & other stories

A happy family

By Johnny P. Novera

Smart Exercise, Ultimate Body

Aggressive strength: What is it and how to use it to your advantage!

By Mike Chua

Rational Insanity

When the distance matters

By Bryan Mari Argos


A helpless city

Antique in Perspective

Education, No.1 in Gov. Perez's priority list

By Jun Escalona



Pandayan Festival of Badiangan

It said that Badiangan came from the word “ka-badiangan,' meaning a place where many “badiang” plants grow. Characterized by a very large leafy portion, “badiang” belongs to the gabi family of plants. It grows abundantly in the place where the first Spanish settlers inquired from the natives. Thinking the strangers refered to the plant, they replied, “ka-badiangan”.

  Kids at Art

Three years of Kids At Art

Kids At Art started 13 years ago in Manila under teacher Rita Badillo-Gudiño who finished a degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines.

Mister Labada

Mister Labada

Have you ever experienced having a stain in your favorite cotton shirt? Or an ink blot on your linen pants? In a circumstance where you had to dig a five-year-old Filipiniana gown from the old chest and had to wear it the next day? Well we may somehow relate to these and what did we do?