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September 6, 2005, Iloilo City, Philippines
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Significant decrease seen in city cases of child, women abuse

Iloilo City's drive and tight watch against child and women abuse recorded a significant decrease this year.  With validated cases on a continuing down-trend, the figures may just well be good news to the Women and Children's Desk (WCD) of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO)

Inmates off soon to P70M jail in Pototan

Some 700 inmates of the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) will soon see major changes in time served behind bars.  With a reported P70 million in government funds spent for the building construction, the new IRC is purportedly all set for occupancy come November.

  Romeo Capalla
With a smile on his face Romeo Capalla freely walks out of the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center where he was detained for exactly one month.

Court junks case vs Capalla for insufficient evidence

Exactly 30 days after he was detained at the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) for the case of destructive arson, arrested ex-rebel Romeo Capalla was issued his release orders yesterday (Monday) by Judge Teodulo Colada of the Municipal Trial Court in Guimbal, Iloilo.


Cops face blank wall on identity of charred man

Authorities remain baffled on the identity of a male victim whose charred body was dropped off last week in a secluded hinterland barangay in the Municipality of Concepcion, Iloilo.

TF Bakhaw strikes with drug busts

Operatives of the “baby” police precinct in one city barangay beset with drug problems made their presence felt with three significant drug arrests over the weekend. The comeback came late Sunday evening in the form of a pillbox hurled at the police station.

Community action vs plastic waste takes off

Sta. Barbara, Iloilo—Various sectors, starting with the schools, have declared their commitment to reduce plastic waste in this town, which was adjudged as Galing Pook Awardee in Ecological Solid Waste Management in 2003.

Govt moves to abate impact of oil price hikes

Measures are in place to minimize the impact of the ever increasing prices of oil and the Reformed VAT Law on the general public.  This was the assurance given by Secretary of Finance Gary B. Teves.


2005 Most Citizen-Friendly Police Stations awarded

The National Police Commission and Philippine National Police Regional Office 6 awarded the winners of the Search for the Most Citizen-Friendly Police Stations for 2005 during the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) Meeting held at the Police Regional Office 6, Camp Delgado recently.

Kabankalan City to hold Tourism Week

The City of Kabankalan will hold Tourism Week on Sept. 19 to 24 under the auspices of the Kabankalan City Cultural and Tourism Foundation, Inc.

Law on anti-violence against women and their children underscored

To heighten the awareness of the public especially women and children, Atty. Elena Gerochi, Asst. Provincial Prosecutor, tackled Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act during the Semi-Annual Staff Development Seminar of Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) headed by Neneth Pador recently held in the capitol.


God still loves our country
Carpooling Loonies
Suicide clubs and this manic-depressive column
Consumers Domain
Impeachment death & dishonorable debt
Combong - Pijuan  
Just Right
The flip side of the “Hello Garci” tapes (Part 1)
Res Gestae
Bar Ops
Bridging the gap
Trade and Commerce in Iloilo, 1946-1972
on the dot
Without the Whitecoat
Looks like everybody is leaving the country
ILAC condemns Bocar murder
Unusual Channel
WOMEN (and why men love them so much!)
My Brother-in-Law and Other Stories
Rome, here we come!


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Opinion Polls

Are you in favor of the proposal to replace pumpboats plying Caticlan and Boracay Island with larger ferry boats? Why?

By Marichel Teves-Magalona

Eye Opener

Impeaching GMA

By Rodolfo Gumabong




"Hands" by Francis Dela Cruz

One-Man Photo Exhibit by Francis Dela Cruz

Photography is often associated with the camera. Although no one knows for sure when a camera-type device was first discovered, the camera obscura (Camera = Latin for “room”, Obscura = Latin for “dark”) became popular among Renaissance artists who used it to trace the image projected by light shining through a tiny hole.

  PO3 Jigger C. Gimeno

PO3 Jigger C. Gimeno
More than just a model cop

Public safety and security are something that everyone wanted. And the police are given such responsibilities. The police is charged with the responsibility of maintaining law and order.

Enzo turns 1

Enzo turns 1!

Nothing could be greater than celebrating Enzo Loring's 1st birthday. The party was held recently at the Hotel del Rio Sunset Ballroom that was packed by excited kids.