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Parcon, Garcia defend cell cards reimbursement

This was how City Councilor Armand Parcon reacted on the report that he, along with Councilors Merci Drilon-Garcia and Jeffrey Ganzon, had his cell cards reimbursed with the city government.

Ilonggos mourn passing of 4 th District's 'grand old man'

Former mayor.  Former Assemblyman.  Former Congressman. Former Presidential Assistant to three Philippine Presidents.  A great leader.  An astute businessman.  A noble and dedicated public servant.

  Kid protest
A young girl joins Wednesday's action by militant groups condemning the quashing of the impeachment complaint againts Pres. Arroyo. With the Congress' failure to impeach the President local militant organizations vowed to seek justice in the streets.

San Ag union officers to elevate case to SC

Disappointed with the Court of Appeals (CA) ruling affirming its earlier decision declaring the September 19, 2003 strike conducted by the University of San Agutin Employees Union (USAEU-FFW) illegal, the union would elevate the case to the Supreme Court.


Traffic violations in city soar

Metro traffic authorities are not letting up on their campaign against ill-disciplined motorists and drivers and have apprehended a total of 5,095 licenses for various offenses in the month of August.

6th Piyesta sa Kakahuyan set

The West Visayas State University – College of Agriculture and Forestry (WVSU-CAF) formerly known as the Iloilo National College of Agriculture (INCA) in the municipality of Lambunao will be the venue of the 6 th “Piyesta Sa Kakahuyan” on September 24, 2005.

Stop the political bickerings—City Council

In the wake of the political turmoil in the country, the Sangguniang Panlungsod unanimously approved a resolution calling for all sectors in the society to respect the rule of law and uphold the Philippine Constitution.

DTI slates 'Ilonggo anay' trade fair

Local products from Iloilo's micro entrepreneurs will take center stage in the forthcoming micro-enterprise trade fair dubbed “ Ilonggo anay” Ilonggo-First Trade Fair 2005 on September 8 to 11, 2005.

Foreign funded water projects in Iloilo OK'd

The Regional Development Council recently endorsed several Water Supply System projects for the first and second districts of Iloilo for funding under the KfW of the Government of Germany.


Ilongga wins nat'l meat processing contest

Another Ilonggos received national recognition when she won the 8 th National Meat Processing Contest held in Animal Product Development Center, Department of Agriculture, Valenzuela, Metro Manila on August 16, 2005.

Guimaras acts on illegal drug trade

If Iloilo City has Brgy. Bakhaw in Mandurriao District as its latest target on government's anti-illegal drug campaign, the Province of Guimaras has similar concerns now.

28th PAL Intersports reels off today in Iloilo

An estimated 1,000 sports enthsusiasts from 10 cities, including Houston , Texas and Sydney , Australia , will see action this weekend as the 28 th PAL Intersports reels off this afternoon at the Iloilo Sports Complex.


God still loves our country
Carpooling Loonies
Suicide clubs and this manic-depressive column
Consumers Domain
Death by patronage politics
Combong - Pijuan  
Just Right
Not twice But thrice
Res Gestae
Bar Ops
Bridging the gap
Post–war marine fishing in Iloilo
on the dot
Without the Whitecoat
Occupational Medicine… the practice in Iloilo
CODAL speaks up
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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Letter to the Editor

e facto Martial Rule

Corazon Gemarino-Capalla, San Antonio, Oton, Iloilo

Opinion Polls

What can you say about the result of the votation on whether to impeach GMA or not?

By Marichel Teves-Magalona

The True Fish Story At UPV



Art Geroche


Artists create their work to communicate ideas, thoughts or feelings. They use a variety of methods—painting, sculpting, or illustration—and an assortment of materials, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, pencils, pen and ink, plaster, clay, even computers.

  Fernado "Junjie" Javellana-Lopez Jr.

Remembering Fernando "Junjie" Javellana-Lopez Jr. Rich beyond the Lopez wealth

"If I have to live my life all over again, I would not change anything -not my money, how I spent it and where it has led me to. No. I would live exactly the same way. And yes, 1 have had a full life."

Mahangin Falls (Cabatangan)

Lambunao: Land of Waterfalls

Located at the center of Panay, Lambunao spreads on a 40,708.55 hectare land that creates an enchanting landscape of verdant hills and valleys embellished with nature's gift of beauty and abundance. Adding luster to these countryside charm are the many waterfalls and cascades that pour towards the different river ecosystems which give life to agriculture – particularly rice, coffee, bananas, and rattan which are the prime products of the community.