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Jaro Archdiocese issues module on the present political crisis

The Archdiocese of Jaro has published a “Discernment Module on the Present Political Crisis in the Country”, based on the CBCP Pastoral Letter, dated July 10, 2005.

New TFP chief vows to win people's hearts and minds

Newly installed Task Force Panay (TFP) Commander Col. Gregorio M. Fajardo vowed to continue what his predecessor Col. Nestor Ochoa had started relative to the drive to make the island of Panay conducive to peace and development.

   Board Memeber Domingo Oso and Board Member Niel Tupas,Jr.
Fourth distric Board Member Domingo Oso was caught whispering something to Fifth Distric Board Member Niel Tupas, Jr. during last Tuesday's regular session. Reportedly, a reorganization at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan is in the offing as four majority members are allegedly planning to defect to the "conscience block"

Ilonggo victims of illegal recruiters up

Faces of illegal recruitment has now taken off in many forms with various modus operandi long discovered by government yet warnings not heeded by apparently 'willing victims.'


Sta. Barbara councilor off the hook on SP admin raps

Charges of grave oral defamation and grave misconduct lodged against the Liga president of Sta. Barbara, Iloilo was dismissed by the Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP).

Forest ranger seizes “hot” birds

Fifty seven small birds were seized by a forest ranger of the Community Environment and Natural Resources (Cenro) in Sara, Iloilo recently while being transported to Zarraga, Iloilo.

9 minors, 33 others held in Btac Nuevo frat hazing

At least nine minors and 33 fraternity members involved in a hazing incident were brought to police custody in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo. This, after government agents from said town acted on a tip from concerned school officials alarmed over the absence of its students believed to have been lured into the fraternity.

Mejorada laughs off DOJ complaint

Provincial Administrator Manuel “Boy” Mejorada yesterday laughed off the latest complaint filed by the People's Graftwatch of Iloilo as the handiwork of ignorant people who simply want to “make our lives miserable”.

IPHO bats for CHLEM vs. dengue

The Iloilo Provincial Health Office (IPHO) is pushing for a strategy to help prevent the spread of dengue fever that is not harmful to the environment and to the health of the public.

Town adopts Abaca as prime product under OTOP

The town of  Janiuay, Iloilo has recently identified abaca or locally known as “lanot” as its chief product under the One –Town – One – Product (OTOP) program .  OTOP  is a priority program of the administration of President Arroyo to promote entrepreneurship and create jobs.


Communism advocates are everywhere—Crucero

Maj. Gen. Alphonsus Crucero, Commanding General of the 3 rd Infantry Division, Philippine Army admitted that they could not be all over to monitor the movement of communist rebels particularly in their recruitment activities.


Another Ilonggo in the limelight
Carpooling Loonies
Rigi-rigi: An after five de-stresser
Consumers Domain
Burden and more burden
Combong - Pijuan  
The Pinoy Diaspora
Just Right
The flip side of the “Hello Garci” tapes (Part 1)
Res Gestae
Not my sister alone
Bridging the gap
Pre-war tourist destinations in Iloilo
on the dot
Putting premium on DOT accreditation
(3rd of a series)
Without the Whitecoat
TARKA… preventing microalbuminuria
“Fish be with you!”
Unusual Channel
My favorite things


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Eye Opener

Alfonso Uy, Centralian of the Century

By Rodolfo Gumabong

Opinion Polls

With the rising cost of basic commodities nowadays, what tips can you share in order to save and maximize what we have in our purse?

By Marichel Teves-Magalona

Rational Insanity

Ten things we will surely regret

By Bryan Mari Argos


Caltex Mentor Program

Caltex Mentor Program: Volunteerism at work

Caltex Philippines Inc. marked another milestone in its history of community partnerships when it launched its first-ever Caltex Mentor Program (CMP) in the Visayas area last Saturday August 13, 2005.


  LEON: The Greatest Escape

LEON: The Great Escape

The municipality of Leon, a 48-minute hop by jeepney, 28.2 kilometers southwest of Iloilo City, sits at the foot of Mount Madja-as. With Barangay Bucari (the highest portion) on a 1,200-metre-above sea level location surrounded with evergreens, and because of its cool climate---on some days it even gets foggy---the area around is a popular summer retreat from the heat of the nearby city.

Hope for farmer through Organic Farming

Hope for farmers through Organic Farming

People are health conscious nowadays. The kind of food and where it came from is as important as how it was prepared. The use of preservatives in food preparation is also given much attention as they may cause hazards to our health. Many farmers have been using pesticides which are dangerous to our health.