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Gonzalez, Armada lash back at Tupas

Grand design? Conspiracy theory? Whatever it may be, Vice Governor Roberto Armada hits back at Governor Niel Tupas challenging Iloilo's highest official to either “put up or shut up.”

Misleading report on Solong Bridge countered

San Jose, Antique—The spokesman of Governor Salvacion Perez recently assailed the attempt of some mediamen here to mislead the people with regard to the real status of the Solong Bridge project in Sibalom, Antique.

  Iloilo City skyline
Unlike other highly urbanized cities in the country the Iloilo City skyline still appears to be devoid of the heavy grayish haze of pollution. However, with the city's continued deveopment we could not say that the city's skyline would appear as it is now the next twenty years. In the background is the island province of Guimaras.

City council hostage to terminal operators?

The recent approval of an ordinance extending for another 60-days the temporary franchise of terminal operators has raised doubts on the capacity of the Sanggunianng Panglungsod to defend its position on certain issues.


Aliens arrested in Concepcion

Five Indian nationals tagged as “undocumented aliens” were arrested last week by agents of the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) here.

Rotary reading corner at prov'l library opens

It began as a donation of just two boxes of old paperbacks, magazines and Reader's Digest condensed books to help promote literacy in the Province of Iloilo.

Leganes residents avail of free massive skills training

More than five hundred residents of the municipality of Leganes have availed of the massive skills trainings on various manpower empowerment for livelihood conducted for free by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Leganes municipal government.

25 SMEs to join the 3rd Aklan Product showcase at SM City Iloilo

Twenty Five (25) SMEs will join the 3rd Aklan Product Showcase at the Lower Ground Floor, Activity Center, SM City Mandurriao, Iloilo City on 26 September-02 October 2005. Special guests during the opening at 2:00pm on the first day are Governor Carlito S. Marquez and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Regional Director Dominic P. Abad, said DTI Aklan Provincial Director Ermelinda P. Pollentes


Slow down of WV economy seen

With goods steadily rising due to inflation and oil price hike, the economy of Western Visayas is expected to slow down from 6.0% to 5.3% in 2005.

Russians interested in Philippine products

The Russian government has expressed interest in different Philippine products which includes food products and other potential exports of the country. Aside from the Philippine produce, joint mining ventures between Filipinos and Russians are also being eyed.

UPV's relevant researches and Roxas City 's response reap results

The applied knowledge from relevant studies by UPV's high-caliber researchers and effective implementation of responsive policy by Roxas City's proactive local executives made for a winning collaborative and productive effort. The 'diwal' or angel wing clam has now re-surfaced and thrives in its natural habitat.

Filipino cardiologist lauded in Minnesota

The Duluth Medical Clinic, an affiliate of SMDO Health System in Minnesota, U.S.A. extolled and employed Dr. Wilson Ginete Interventional Cardiologist as cardiovascular specialist of excellent national reputation of St. Mary's Duluth Clinic Heart Center in Minnesota.


Legacy beyond legislation
Carpooling Loonies
We're over the lullabies
Consumers Domain
The (failed) promises of U.N.
Combong - Pijuan  
A lifelong affair
Just Right
Not twice But thrice
Res Gestae
Bar Ops
Bridging the gap
Re-activating banking and finance in Iloilo after WWII
on the dot
Search for 2005 Entrepreneur of the Year Philippines
Without the Whitecoat
Occupational Medicine… the practice in Iloilo
I have been to Hell
Unusual Channel
A candid life
My Brother-in-Law and Other Stories
Our business wish


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Commitment to public service

Rice – is it enough for everyone?
(Last of three parts)

By Agnes Españo-Dimzon
Panay Rural Development Center, Inc. (PRDCI)

Rational Insanity

Envy, or not to be

By Bryan Mari Argos

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World Youth Day 2005

World Youth Day'05

The late Pope John Paul II, in concluding the year of the Church celebration of the Jubilee Year of the Redemption in 1983-84, invited the young peoples of the whole world to Rome on Palm Sunday. And with the enthusiastic response of the youth the Holy Father announced in December 1985 that it will be continued on a yearly basis.