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City district jail congested

Like any other jails in the country, the Iloilo City District Jail in Ungka, Jaro is 380 percent congested as the number of inmates remitted for correction increased.

Militants remember Martial Law with protest rallies

Militant groups will again troop the streets today September 21 to commemorate the 33 rd anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law by the late Pres. Ferdinand Marcos.

  Monument for Heroes
A standing symbol of the continuing struggle of the masses from the shackles of repression, the Monument for Hereos inside Iloilo City's Plaza Libertad. The Monument for Hereos was specially put up by human rights groups in memory of the more than 250 persons who experienced torture in the hands of military, police and para-military during the Martial Law regime.

DOH reg'l exec raps WVMC accountant for incompetence

Department of Health (DOH) Regional Director Lydia Depra-Ramos has sought the ouster of the hospital accountant of Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) for incompetence and inefficiency in the performance of official duties.


Livelihood project for drug affected brgys sought

Mayor Jerry Treñas will meet with Iloilo City Police Director Sr. Supt. Norlito Bautista to discuss the latter's proposal to come up with a livelihood program for drug affected barangays.

No computation on cost of stalled housing project yet

For quite a long time, the city government has yet to come up with a final computation of the actual amount used in the stalled construction of the socialized housing project in the town of Pavia.

Capitol expense reaches P924M as SP ok' P13M addt'l fund

Over P13 million in additional budget will officially enter into the coffers of the provincial fund as the Committee on Appropriations (CA) of the Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) gives its nod on said amount.

Child abuse raps filed vs Estancia teacher

A teacher of the Estancia National High School has been charged of child abuse by the Estancia police. With P120,000 bond posted though, teacher-respondent Maria Nerissa Santillana-Gallardo enjoys her provisional liberty while stripped of her advisory position in said school.

Ilonggos spend more on things rather than food

Inspite of the economic crisis, Ilonggos still prefer to spend money in durable furnishings and recreation rather than food and other basic needs.

'Piyesta sa Kakahuyan' focuses on biodiversity

This year's celebration of 6 th Piyesta sa Kakahuyan slated on Sept. 24, 2005 doesn't only focus on greening and reviving the forest and watershed areas but also the protection and preservation of biodiversity.


Another shot at a controversial celebration

Roxas City—Despite protests from the local Archdiocese and peppery words from some of the members of the City Council, the Dugo Capiznon, Inc. (DCI) has opted to hold its controversial festival again this year, but with a more educated take on the issue. The festival this year will be called Aswang Pag-usoy Festival: A celebration of Kapisnon Myth and Legend. It will be held on October 28-30, 2005, at the Roxas City Plaza and the Capiz Provincial Park.

Kabankalan City , the cleanest and greenest in the province

The City of Kabankalan was named the greenest and cleanest in the whole province of Negros Occidental by the Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran for the year 2005.

Tramline technology seen to boost farming –DA

The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Bureau of Post Harvest Research and Extension (BPRE) see the introduction of tramline technology as a big help in improving the quality of farm products that reach the market.


'Pusoy dos'
Carpooling Loonies
We're over the lullabies
Consumers Domain
The (failed) promises of U.N.
Combong - Pijuan  
My Man Meme
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
The name game
Unusual Channel
A tragedy not to be forgotten
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


By Bryan Mari Argos

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