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Dismissed USAEU-FFW officers entrust fate to God

From a rather “noisy” protest action the dismissed officers of the University of San Agustin Employees Union – Federation of Free Workers (USAEU-FFW) will now make their protest “solemn.”

No special treatment for Capalla inside the jail

Arrested ex-rebel Romeo Capalla is treated like an ordinary prisoner inside the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center.

  Forner Pres. Corazon Aquino and Senate President Franklin Drilon
Former Pres. Corazon Aquino and Senate President Franklin Drilon view some memorabilia inside the Archbishop's Palace during their surprise visit to Msgr. Angel Lagdameo on Thursday. There was nothing political with the visit though, according to Drilon, as they merely greeted Lagdameo on the silver anniversary of his ordination as a bishop.

SP help sought in Calinog waste-spill

A plea for immediate action was made to the Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) by one Iloilo town relative to the recurring waste-spill from an adjacent town's dump site.


21 minors arrested over 'curfew'

Police operatives were all briefed and ready for the job. Radio reporters were all set and tasked for the night's coverage. Yet Wednesday's day one implementation of the city curfew for minors generated a "not-so eventful evening" though some 21 minors were arrested for litterally littering in city streets.

Capitol tie-up with PhilHealth, LGUs get SP nod

The Iloilo Provincial Government will soon see an official tie-up with all Iloilo towns and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) following Tuesday's approval as sought in the Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP).

Blood donation awareness high among Ilonggos

The notable increase of awareness on the importance of saving another life through blood donation among Ilonggos is assuring, said Dr. Bemerly Jardiolin-Sira, Pathologist of the Western Visayas Medical Center .

IPA Trade Center transfers to new site

The famous Ilonggo Producers Association (IPA) Trade Center located at the ground floor of the DTI-6 Building, J.M. Basa /Peralta Streets, Iloilo City will be transferring to a bigger, better and ideally located site, said IPA Trade Center Manager Jessie Genoveza.

Resource learning facilities benefit elementary & primary schools

Btac. Nuevo, Iloilo—Pupils of 20 public elementary schools here can now have access in using computer technology after the local government unit of Barotac Nuevo through its Local School Board distributed personal computers with complete accessories as well as encyclopedias and dictionaries recently.

Provincial PESO announces job vacancies abroad

The Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of the Province of Iloilo through its coordinator Bombit Heler announces job vacancies abroad.


PENRO Antique proposes co-management agreement with LGU

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources field office in CENRO San Jose, Antique represented by CENRO Jesse L. Vego had recently met with the LGU of Valderrama represented by Mayor Christopher Maguad on a proposal for a co-management agreement of some forest areas of Valderrama Reforestation Project.

Fifth DENR People's Day hosted by LGU of Ingwan-Batangan, Hamtic, Antique

The barangay government of Ingwan- Batangan, Hamtic Antique led by Brgy. Captain Milagrosa Mijillano hosted the 5 th DENR People's Day implemented by CENRO San Jose, Antique for the Year 2005.  This was held at the Ingwan-Batangan Elementary School  last July 25, 2005.

POEA jobs fair set August 12 and 13

An in-house jobs fair will be conducted by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration 6 (POEA6) on August 12 and 13.


This woman has 'balls'
Carpooling Loonies
Rigi-rigi: An after five de-stresser
Consumers Domain
Economists as painters
Combong - Pijuan  
Making the Connection
Just Right
The flip side of the “Hello Garci” tapes (Part 1)
Res Gestae
TSKI foolicy
Bridging the gap
Early postal services in Iloilo
on the dot
Putting premium on DOT accreditation
(3rd of a series)
Without the Whitecoat
Diabetes in the Philippines… a clearer picture
At the jailhouse
Unusual Channel
Little friendship


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Eye Opener

Computer games blamed for student dropouts

By Rodolfo Gumabong

Rational Insanity


By Bryan Mari Argos



Alimodian: Embracing Mother Nature

Sprawling in the verdant hills of Southwest Central Iloilo is the town of Alimodian, a 4th class municipality that prides on its natural resources and productive lands.


  Helen Keller

Helen Keller: A woman of courage and faith

Helen Keller lost her hearing and vision at the age of 19 months due to an illness. Against overwhelming odds and with a great deal of persistence, she grew into a highly intelligent and sensitive woman who wrote, spoke, and labored incessantly for the betterment of others.

Japanese Buffet at Suehiro

Japanese buffet at Suehiro

Japan has been known as the ‘Land of the Rising Sun'. They have raised popular leaders, writers, poets, artists and more. As their history evolves from the samurais to emperors, Japan has gained prominence both in literature and culture.