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USAEU holds fund-raising project to sustain strike

Seeing that they still have a long way in the picket line the striking officers of the  University of San Agustin Employees Union-Federation of Free Workers (USAEU-FFW) have embarked on a fund raising project to sustain their strike.

Council should not be cowed by Castillano’s case—Guiling

Acting Mayor Guillermo de la Llana said the Sangguniang Panlungsod members should not be threatened by the quo warranto and mandamus cases filed against them by Ortiz Barangay Capt. Lorenzo Castillano.

  Silla and the Capitol power substation
Why does the Capitol power substation remain inoperational after spending almost P15 million for it is the question Board Member Bernardo Silla wanted the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Committee of the Whole answer as it moves on with its legislative investigation.

Silla pushes for SP probe on multi-million power substation

“Where is our power substation? What happened to the over P15 million we have spent thus far for it? I demand answers and the people must know now.”


SP body OK's P100M Capitol loan

A total of P100 million in bank loan was given the official confirmation in the Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) marking the realization of a planned purchase for new dump trucks and heavy equipment for the Capitol's use.

BID official raps intel agents over arrest of Indian nationals

A formal complaint has been lodged against four Manila-based intelligence agents of the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) following the recent arrest of Indian nationals in Concepcion, Iloilo.

Martial law yarn a political gimmick, says Guiling

Acting Mayor Guillermo dela Llana believe rumors about the supposed declaration of martial law in the country is just a “political gimmick.” He said the opposition merely delve on the issue to gain media attention.

Comrades pray for Gonzales

The Partido Demokratiko Sosyalista ng Pilipinas (PDSP) chapter in Iloilo will offer prayers in a mass for the speedy recovery of National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales, PDSP’s founding chair, who suffered a stroke following a grueling Senate inquiry.

Ateneo lad leads take-over of City Hall by Boys and Girls officials

A sixteen-year old high school senior from the Ateneo de Iloilo brings his youthful idealism to the position of City Mayor starting Monday as the Iloilo City government celebrates the 31st Boys and Girls Week project in cooperation with the Rotary Club of Iloilo City.

PIA sets stage for COPRE ‘05

The Philippine Information Agency, Area Management Office (PIA-AMO) 6 is now gearing up for the holding of the yearly College Press Conference (COPRE) and Awards for the year 2005.

Renewal of expired Business Name Registration Certificates sought

The Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) through the Bureau of Trade Regulation and Consumer Protection (BTRCP) reminds all owners/proprietors of Business or Business Name (BN) Registrants, whose Certificates of Registration have already expired as of 31 March 2005.


Aklan targets $100,000 from exports

The provincial government of Aklan and the small and medium enterprise (SMEs) in the province are targeting a 100,000 US dollars sales in the world market and P25 million from the domestic market from its booming piña, abaca and raffia fibers industry.


Stop politicking in the name of progress
Carpooling Loonies
The breast redemption
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
Never Again!
Unusual Channel
For viewing pleasure or not
My Brother-in-Law and Other Stories
The sidewalk café


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Tata Villaruel

Tata Villaruel: The pride of Ilonggos

One could have been content as a registered nurse which by far is the easiest way to leave the country. But not for 22-year old Christi Praise “Tata” Fernando Villaruel. She resigned from her job as a nurse and pursued her passion in singing. With her determination, everything she did paid off, landing her in the ‘Star in a Million Contest’ (SIAM). SIAM is a search of the country’s best young artists.