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11 'ineffective' cops axed

Eleven policemen from the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) had been issued relief orders by Senior Supt. Norlito Bautista the other day due to poor performance.

City to probe CSWD over bloated calamity report

The Sangguniang Panlungsod will conduct an investigation on the questionable calamity report submitted by the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) regarding the number of affected families in the recent flood in the districts of Jaro and La Paz.

  Internet Station
Internet stations like the one in this photo were disturbed by reports of government agents conducting raids on unlicensed computer softwares. It turned out however that the reported raids were unauthorized by the Optical Bureau of Investigation.

OMB, NBI warn public against fake agents

The reported raids on unlicensed computer softwares which panicked all computer shops and establishments in Western Visayas early this week turned out to be illegal as such were not sanctioned by the Optical Media Board OMB, nor the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).


CSWD chief welcomes probe

City Social Welfare and Development Officer Claire Dignadice yesterday admitted that some of the barangay captains have the tendency to puff up the number of affected families during calamities as she welcomed the move of the city council to probe her office over the alleged bloated calamity report.

Tupas, Capadosa turn down Gonzalez' order for official reply

An official order for specific action from the Department of Justice (DOJ) has been officially turned down by two top Capitol officials.  Reason? It is not the department’s business to demand for an explanation from them and beyond its mandated jurisdiction.  Or so the contention goes by respondent-officials, Governor Niel Tupas and Second District Board Member Cecilia Capadosa.

'Govt squatters,'tenants sit in P2.2 B Capitol lots

Some P2.2 billion in prime property owned by the Iloilo Provincial Government  will soon see some major change and adjustments in the use of its present tenants.

Tupas receives Ph.D. honoris causa from NIPSC

Iloilo Gov. Niel D. Tupas, Sr. was conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Public Administration by the Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College (NIPSC) on the occasion of its foundation day at its Estancia main campus on Thursday September 22, 2005.

SPH as Kidney Center

For the past many years, healthcare for kidney patients in Iloilo was insufficient especially in terms medical facilities. There was an undeniable lack of facilities for kidney transplant in the city. Thus, patients needing medical procedures for the kidney normally would have to go all the way to Manila for these services.


Patnongon fisherfolks support 'Balik bangus, Balik similya' project

The fisherfolks in the northern town of Patnongon in Antique Province are fully supportive of the new project “Balik bangus, Balik similya” to be launched in a fish sanctuary there.

Antique's Alay Lakad raised more than P20T for OSY

San Jose, Antique – This year’s Alay Lakad in the Province of Antique has successfully raised more than P20,000 from the donations of capitol officials and employees, students and other concerned sectors of the community.


'Pusoy dos'
Carpooling Loonies
We're over the lullabies
Consumers Domain
JDV’s debt swap, another debt trap
Combong - Pijuan  
My Man Meme
Just Right
Not twice But thrice
Res Gestae
Bar Ops
Bridging the gap
Post-war sea transportation in Iloilo
on the dot
Search for new destinations
Without the Whitecoat
The medical practice, 5 years after
Memories that strengthen
Unusual Channel
A tragedy not to be forgotten
My Brother-in-Law and Other Stories
The sidewalk café


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Opinion Polls

Are you in favor of the government’s move to sell the jewelries of former first lady Imelda Marcos? Why or why not?

By Marichel Teves-Magalona


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

We're coming out 3x a week!

This website is now updated every 3 p.m. (Manila Time) of Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


Dueñas Church

Dueñas exposed!

Perhaps blinded by the negative publicity on “aswangs” with the misconceptions on safety and security for first-time visitors, many are not aware that this town of 47 barangays and 9,052-hectare, fourth class municipality, adjacent to the central eastern part from Iloilo City, is actually a gem of a destination for tourist, with a culture very rich in history.

  Tumandok 2005

Tumandok’05: Iloilo’s finest

An influx of Ilonggos were present at Robinsons Mall Fountain area last September 12-17 to witness the Tumandok’05. The weeklong fair featured Iloilo’s finest products, festivals, beautiful spots and more.