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BID hunts Ilongga, American hubby over large scale illegal recruitment, estafa

A Mission Order (MO) is in the offing anew for the immediate arrest of an Ilongga and her American husband charged for illegal recruitment in large scale and estafa charges here.

Orleans still enjoys her post

Councilor Marrieta Orleans still has the reason to smile and enjoy after the move to strip her of her position as president of the Liga ng mga Barangay was dumped by the Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP).

  Dangling Cables
These dangling cables and wires along Diversion Road in Mandurriao district are the makings of cable and telephone companies who seem to be unaware of the danger it poses to pedestrians. Besides, it is demeaning to the city's beautification project. Maybe the city government should call their attention on this.

Hubby stabs law stude-wife, kills self

Longtime unresolved marital issues between a young couple in La Paz District, Iloilo City had its tragic end early morning yesterday.


City legal officer claims charging notarial fees legal

City Legal Officer Atty. Edgar Gil said he has no legal obligation to notarize the contract between the city government and its contractual employees.

City Council starts hearing bloated calamity report

The Sangguniang Panglungsod will start its investigation on the questionable report submitted by the City Social Welfare and Development Office regarding the number of affected families in the recent flood in Jaro and La Paz districts.

Guv’s aide file criminal, admin raps vs DOJ secretary

Such summed up the alleged offenses as charged now against Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Raul Gonzalez, Sr. by a top aide of Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas. 

Ilonggo journalist Suansing dies at 43

Cebu-based Ilonggo journalist Ivan P. Suansing, editor-in-chief of the Cebu Daily News (CDN), passed away yesterday morning after a delicate heart operation at the Perpetual Succour Hospital in Cebu City. He was 43.

Ilonggo sport climbers qualify to Philippine team

The Sportclimbing Association of the Philippines (SCAPI) recently concluded the different legs of climbing competitions all over the Philippines. SCAPI organizes these national climbing competitions to determine who shall form part of the Philippine team. 


Schwarzenegger terminates California bill on Pinoy vets’ affirmation as WW II heroes

Action star turned California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger may not be the greatest hero off-screen now to thousands of Filipino migrants and families of over 200,000 World War II “Pinoy” veterans.

PNOC eyes two hydropower projects in WV

Two areas in Western Visayas are included among the seven different sites being evaluated by the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) to be developed as hydropower sites with a total power generation capacity of 118.2 megawatts (MW).

100T bags of  iron fortified rice set  for Region VI

Some l00 thousand bags of rice  fortified with iron are expected to be shipped in the region to help in the campaign of the government against iron deficiency anemia.

WV has longest existing national roads

Region 6 has the longest existing national roads by surface type at 2,875.35 kilometers according to figures released by the Department of Public Works and Highways.  Data shows that Western Visayas has 1,170 concrete roads, 955.04 asphalt roads, 748.13 gravel roads and a remaining 1.92 earth roads.


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
Commerce and trade in Iloilo, early 20th Century
on the dot
Search for new destinations
Without the Whitecoat
A big shocker
Why the chicken crossed the road
Unusual Channel
For viewing pleasure or not
My Brother-in-Law and Other Stories
The sidewalk café


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To Ivan: A final toast!

By Manuel “Boy” Mejorada

The fullness of life

The fullness of life

By Florentino S. Lim

Rational Insanity

Do we really have to change?

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.


Nestor Dela Gente

Kamsa New World Mission, Kamsa for the new world of Nestor

Late bloomer.  This is precisely what former broadcaster and columnist Nestor de la Gente has become.  Not to the local media industry where he spent decades of broadcast work that marked his earliest years as among the chosen few of the now defunct Republic Broadcasting System’s DYOO back in the ‘70s.

  Urban Escape

Urban escape in the heart of the City

When in Iloilo City, soothe away your stress at the exclusive Wellness Club at Days Hotel Iloilo.