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Iloilo officials close ranks behind GMA

Local officials here have expressed support for beleaguered President Arroyo, passing a manifesto of support a day after another Ilonggo official, Senate President Franklin Drilon called on the Chief Executive to step down.

Gonzalez hits Drilon for being the 'deserter'

Resigned Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez spoke in strongest words his solid support to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Same strongest in words thrown at Senate President Franklin Drilon during Sunday's gathering aimed at showing unwavering Ilonggo support of the local Lakas party.

  Iloilo News : Pres. Arroyo and Gonzalez
Pres. Arroyo beams before the Ilonggo crowd at the provincial capitol during her visit to Iloilo City on June 30, 2005. In the background is former Justice secretary Raul Gonzalez, Sr.

Thousands expected to join call for PGMA's ouster

At least 2,000 Ilonggos are expected to troop to the street Wednesday to demand the resignation of President Arroyo. This comes in the wake of the launching of the Arroyo Resign Movement-Panay, a broad multisectoral group, yesterday (July 11) afternoon.


Calinog town tops nutrition award

The municipality of Calinog topped other local government units in this year's Search for Outstanding Nutrition Program Implementor in the province of Iloilo.

P60M needed to repair cracks at Moroboro dam

Some P60 million is needed for the repairs of the Moroboro Dam in Dingle, Iloilo following the discovery of cracks placing six Iloilo towns in its path at risk.

Questions hang on 'lost and found' evidence at WCD

Last week's incident of a missing mobile phone under police custody at the Women and Children's Desk (WCD) of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) remain a 'mystery.'

DILG spearheads regional Clean and Green 2005 search

The national search for Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran (more popularly known as the “Clean and Green”) may have been temporarily stopped, but Western Visayas shall hold its own search for the best environmentally-managed local governments this year.

UPV's 6 outstanding alumni receive awards

The UP Alumni Association in Iloilo through the Chairman of the Committee on Awards, Judge Daniel Amular announced the names of the six Outstanding Alumni awardees.

Ex-rebel chief loses cellphone to snatcher

She was once dreaded for her stint as a key figure in the communist New People's Army (NPA) with her own stronghold in Panay. But over the weekend, Maria Luisa "Kumander Posa" Dominado became the latest victim of cellphone snatchers in Lapaz District.

European-Ombudsman triple contests reset to July 29

The Essay Writing, Slogan-Making and On-the Spot Poster making contests sponsored by the European Commisson and Ombudsman Philippines have been extended to July 29, 2005.


Capiz launches nutrition month, feeds kids

Roxas City—Concern for the best interest and welfare of children is the primordial reason for the province to take steps in addressing the malnutrition problem here.

SEAFDEC back in shape, pursues strategic programs

Tigbauan, Iloilo—The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) Aquaculture Department (AQD) is back in shape after having survived difficult challenges in its operations last year.  It now shifts strategies to become responsive.


Independent Counsel Bill
Unusual Channel
Of guys and gals
Consumers Domain
The Truth (?!)
Combong - Pijuan  
Bridging the gap
The death knell of the Port of Iloilo
on the dot
Latest DOT transport guidelines
Without the Whitecoat
Meningo… better prepared than being scared
Boracay in my mind


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

PRO 6 admin building and the police wannabes

By Francisco B. Lindero, Jr.

Rational Insanity

Insanity 101

By Bryan Mari Argos

My Brother-in-law & other stories

Rich and poor

By Johnny P. Novera

Eye Opener

Look who's talking

By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Opinion Polls

Are the medical experts of Iloilo ready to protect the city from the most-feared meningococcemia? Why and why not?

By Marichel Teves-Magalona

Antique in Perspective

Chief denies hospital in the red

By Jun Escalona, Antique Bureau Chief


GMA's Darna

GMA's 'telefantasya' stars join Bongga at SM City

The Pinoys' love for fantasy has been answered by GMA's teleserye in Mars Ravelo's Pinay superhero, Darna and the enchanting world of Encantadia, a GMA original creation.

  PCS-Panay Mission in Boracay

PCS-Panay and PCS S.U.R.E. were in Boracay!

Fellows of the PCS Panay Chapter based in Iloilo City, headed by its President, Dr. Noel G. Binayas, together with the PCS S.U.R.E., and the trainers of the Philippine National Red Cross went to Boracay Island, Malay Aldan last June 3-5, 2005 for a Surgical Mission and a Training Seminar for Community Lay Rescuers.