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Anti-GMA protest in Iloilo fizzles out; bigger rally vowed on July 25

Red flags were up. Sound-system was in full blast. Uniformed police literally every nook and corner of the protest site. What was missing? The hyped-up expected presence of at least 2,000 protesters.

New airport project overpriced by P2B says Gonzalez

An 'assessment' is now being made on the New Iloilo Airport Development Project (NIADP) in Cabatuan. This, after a reported P2 billion-overprice as allegedly disclosed by a top official of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) to former Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez, Jr.

  Iloilo News : Anti-Arroyo rally in Iloilo
View from the Capitol. With varying crowd estimates, Wednesday's protest gathered anti-GMA rallyists with uniformed and civilian police on the side.

Quarantine measures vs. bird flu up in WV ports of entry

Department of Agriculture Regional Director Ricardo Oblena said the department will enforce stringent quarantine measures in the different ports of entry in the region to prevent the entry of H5, a strain of bird flu found in ducks.


Give credit where it is due—to the people, Garin on GMA's '04 win

Is it President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo who owes Senate Franklin Drilon for her overwhelming Ilonggo votes in last year's polls? Or is it the other way around?

Drilon's ouster as Senate president seen

Ilonggo Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago said the fight on who will be the next Senate president is between Senator Manuel Villar and Senate Minority Floor leader Aquilino Pimentel when the halls of congress open on July 26, 2005.

Liga prexy assails talks of foul play on death of top aide

Board Member Angelo Briones, president of the Liga ng mga Barangay in the province assailed talks of foul play on the death of his top aide and close-in security.

UPV celebrates 58 years in Iloilo

The UP Visayas community cordially invites the public to its commemoration of 58 years of UP Presence in Iloilo from 18 to 23 July with events at the Iloilo City and Miagao campuses.


Formal turn-over of Palawan to WV set next month

The ceremonial turn-over of the province of Palawan and Puerto Pricesa City as part of Western Visayas is set on August 18, 2005 in Mambukal Mountain Resort, Negros Occidental.


Independent Counsel Bill
Carpooling Loonies
One wedding and a funeral
Consumers Domain
What do we do now?
Combong - Pijuan  
Bridging the gap
The Iloilo River and Port in the post-WW II
on the dot
Latest DOT transport guidelines
Without the Whitecoat
Herbal alert!... knowing the facts
Boracay in my mind (2)


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

Recruitment blues

By Francisco B. indero, Jr.

Eye Opener

Drilon still Ilonggo kingpin

By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Opinion Polls

What can you say about Senate President Franklin Drilon's move of joining the call for PGMA's ouster?

By Marichel Teves-Magalona

Rational Insanity

Insanity 101

By Bryan Mari Argos

My Brother-in-law & other stories

Rich and poor

By Johnny P. Novera

Antique in Perspective

Chief denies hospital in the red

By Jun Escalona, Antique Bureau Chief


Iloilo Business Hotel

Grandeur has been named… Iloilo Business Hotel

The primary reason why we go on vacation is for comfort and enjoyment. If we are with our family or friends privacy is also a main thing. A place that can give you all that is Iloilo Business Hotel.

  Oriental Flavors Restaurant

Visiting the goddesses
Oriental Flavors Restaurant

The ingenuity of Oriental designs has attracted people from all over the world. Distinctive buildings, woven textile and original Asian designs have tickled our taste for the orient. Inspired by its rich history of dynasties, warriors and heroes from different eras, oriental art has developed an incomparable uniqueness.

Terraza Del Sol

Terrace by the sun

A calming place in the house other than the bedroom is the veranda, a place we utilize to entertain guests. Oftentimes we also use it a study room where we do reports, drink coffee, listen to music, read a book, or a space where we enjoy doing things with family and friends.