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New fare rate for aircon vans to take effect Aug. 15

A new fare rate for passenger aircon vans and buses in the region will already take effect on August 15, 2005.

Drunk punched Leon mayor

The municipal mayor of Leon was attacked by two men believed to be drunk inside the town's public market Sunday night when the former reminded them of the curfew imposed inside the public market.

  Student Rally at San Agustin University
The sticker says it all, some students of the University of San Agustin join their dismissed teachers who are having a picket in front of the school for more than three months now. Attempts at resolving the labor dispute proved futile with USA administration standing firm on the earlier Court of Appeals ruling dismissing the university's union officials.

Farmers occupy main portion of mango plantation in Guimaras

Some 236 farmer-beneficiaries of a vast mango plantation in Guimaras 'attacked' and took-over the property following years of unresolved land dispute.


Jueteng consultation on in Iloilo

Iloilo's 1,721 barangays in the province will officially hear out the arguments for and against the legalization of jueteng and other number games.

Businessman shot dead

A former priest who ventured in money lending business was shot dead by at least five unidentified armed men Sunday inside an eatery at San Miguel, Jordan Guimaras. Police has yet to identify the suspects.

Capitol awards outstanding LGUs in Nutrition Program

The Municipality of Calinog topped this year's Search for Nutrition Program Implementation.

DOT campaigns for security of tourists

Taking a cue from the statement “security is everybody's business”, the Department of Tourism (DOT) together with other participating agencies last week launched its project dubbed ‘STOP' (Safety of Tourist Operation Program) and Philippines' TURISTA (The Universal Recognition in the Security of Tourist Awards) program.

First milk processing plant in Iloilo breaks ground

The first ever Milk Processing Plant in the province of Iloilo had its ground breaking in ceremonies held at the Tigbauan National High School Grounds, July 29.


Buenavista motorboats fare up

Motorboat passengers to and from Buenavista, Guimaras woke up to a new fare rate Monday as the 2-peso fare increase approved by the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) took its first day.

‘World-class' Boracay police station to be unveiled soon

World-class police station for a world-class tourist spot.


The governor is in control
Carpooling Loonies
Room for rent
Consumers Domain
Responsorial SONA
(part 2)
Combong - Pijuan  
Girlfriend, “He's Just Not That Into You”
Just Right
The flip side of the “Hello Garci” tapes (Part 1)
Bridging the gap
Labor and employment in Iloilo, 1930s
on the dot
Putting premium on DOT accreditation
Without the Whitecoat
Free medical missions… supporting the “dole-out” system?
Idealism plus activism
Unusual Channel
On instant noodle and staying young


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About the yearbook


Rational Insanity

Gloria gay-sha!

By Bryan Mari Argos


Are you in favor of Parliamentary / Federal system form of government? Why or why not?

By Marichel Teves-Magalona

Eye Opener

Who's Who at CPU Centennial Celebration

By Rodolfo P. Gumabong



3rd abs-cbn interschool newscasting

The 3rd ABS-CBN Interschool Newscasting Competition goes full-throttle

The 3rd ABS-CBN Interschool Newscasting Competition elimination round was a big success as top and potential student newscasters in Iloilo city have been finally selected, besting all other competitors--both in high school and college--to compete in the 3 rd Interschool Newscasting Competition Grand Finals in the month of August.

  SOS mom Gemma Sol Hermosa

SOS mom Gemma Sol Hermosa Villo
Keeping her treasures

Life is a continuous journey, a constant challenge. We get rich not by treasures we keep in our banks but by treasures we bank in our hearts. Such treasures are found in the simple things we choose, like our happiness whether we have chosen marriage or blessed singleness.