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Frontpage Kids in Molo plaza
This three boys take the place of the three missing garbage bins of the material recovery facility placed inside the Moolo public plaza. It was unknown where the garbage bins went though. By the way the labels on top of these boys do not necessarily speak of them. Photo by: A. CHRIS FERNANDEZ

No need for SP to declare state of calamity

For City Councilor Perla Zulueta there is no justifiable reason to declare the 13 barangays in Jaro and two barangays in La Paz allegedly hit by flashflood last September 16, 2005 under state of calamity. 

Media blamed for disapproved calamity aid

One of the 15 barangay captains in Jaro district who was placed on the hot seat over the alleged bloated calamity report blamed the media for the controversy during last week's  committee hearing at the Sangguniang Panglungsod.

Police chief, neophyte cop face murder raps in Antique killing

A ranking police officer and a neophyte cop stand accused of murder following the gruesome killing of a former detainee of the Laua-an police station in the province of  Antique.

2 more ‘salvaged’ in Ajuy

Two men were killed in the Municipality of Ajuy in what is now feared to be yet another handiwork of a notorious crime group engaged in illegal drug trade and criminality in the area.

Molo police chief defends self

Inspector Frankie Jingle Lugo, precinct commander of Molo police station, said the reports linking him as a protector of illegal drugs is a mere “demolition job” perpetrated by his colleagues whom he had stepped upon in the course of doing his job.

Foundation proposes incentives for tribes in 2006 Dinagyang

The Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation, Inc. (IDFI) has earmarked 9-10 million pesos budget for the Dinagyang Festival 2006, increasing it by 1 million from last year’s. 

P52 million irrigation project launched in Iloilo

A P52 million irrigation project was recently launched in the Province of Iloilo.  This is the Aganan River Irrigation System Rehabilitation Project funded by the Government of Japan.

UST artists at Museo Iloilo

Dog-god, a traveling art exhibit by the Young Thomasians Artists Circle (YTAC), formally opened to the public last week  at the Museo Iloilo. 

Provincial Population Quiz winners named

Roxanne Camacho of Anilao National High School emerged 1st place in 2005 Division Population Quiz held last Sept. 24, 2005 at Oton National High School. 


DILG-6 employees CSC Pag-asa awardees

Two DILG-6 employees qualified as PAG-ASA awardees during the 105th anniversary of the Civil Service Commission (CSC).


Agustin Calanao

The man with the plow


He was an exceptional man with an exceptional story. Agustin Calanao nervously climbed up the stage to receive his award as the Most Outstanding Farmer on Integrated Farming System in Dingle, Iloilo during the Dingle Farmers Celebration – but that was two years ago.

Iloilo's First Art Festival

Iloilo’s First Arts Festival


The first Iloilo Arts Festival celebration commenced on September 26 and ends today, October 3, 2005. It is a depiction of Iloilo’s rich cultural heritage. The festival is a joint project of the Iloilo Convention Bureau and the Iloilo Arts Council headed by Dr. Teresa Sarabia.


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Lindero   Res Gestae
Counting the blessings
Novera   My Brother-in-law & Other Stories
We met the prophets
Carreon-Lagoc   Accents
Why the chicken crossed the road
Alerta   Without the White Coat
A big shocker
Funtecha   Bridging the gap
Commerce and trade in Iloilo, early 20th Century
Robles   Polibiz
Stop politicking in the name of progress
Beldia   Carpooling Loonies
The breast redemption
Seruelo   Consumers Domain
JDV’s debt swap, another debt trap


The fullness of life
Quest for life’s meaning

Rational Insanity
The voyage of rediscovery

To Ivan: A final toast!