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BAMBOO MANSION. This miniture bamboo mansion is one of the many attrations in the Kawayan Market Week exhibit at Robinson's Place Iloilo. Now on its second year, Kawayan Market Week which runs from November 14-20, 2005 aims to promote Iloilo's bamboo industry.
A. Chris Fernandez    

Btac Nuevo PNP chief sacked for suspected robber's escape

Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) Director Senior Supt. Efren Quintos has ordered the relief of Barotac Nuevo Police chief Insp. Avelino Natal following the escape of suspected robber Johnny Balsomo while being confined at the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) in Mandurriao, Iloilo City last Sunday afternoon.

SP to push for higher police, traffic, jail budgets

Next year, the Iloilo City Police Office, Traffic Management and Engineering Unit, Iloilo City Jail in General Luna, City Proper and City District Jail in Ungka, Jaro will be having higher budget allocations courtesy of the Sangguniang Panglungsod.

'Take two' for add'l P8M Capitol budget

History is marked anew in the Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) as proponents for the over P8 million in additional Capitol budget calls for a 'take two' on the SP approval of said amount.

Mayor's son survives bar shooting, suspect still at large

A son of an Iloilo town mayor who was shot early Saturday morning in a local nightspot survived the injuries following the successful operation over the weekend.

FDC welcomes the arrival of fellow anti-coal revolutionaries

The Freedom from Debt Coalition Iloilo Chapter will be among the groups to host the arrival of Greenpeace campaigners in Iloilo City on November 18, 2005 as part of the 2005 Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Revolution Tour.

40 top tax payers will be honored today

The 20 top business taxpayers and 20 real property tax payers will be honored today (Thursday) by the city government in a dinner party at the Amigo Terrace Hotel.

No cash bonus for casual employees of city, province

City Mayor Jerry Treñas belied reports that the Iloilo provincial government will give cash bonus of P5,000 to its casual employees before the year ends.

JBIC conducts post evaluation on Maasin watershed

Representatives from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) led by Mr. Masashi Takano went to Maasin recently to conduct a post evaluation of the Maasin Watershed.

23rd SEA Games torch here in the city

Even though Iloilo City is not among the lucky places in the country to host some events in the upcoming 23rd Southeast Asian Games, at least the Ilonggos could see the torch used in the international games.


2 die, 1 survives electrocution in Guimaras

A family in Jordan, Guimaras is now in double-mourning following Monday evening's freak accident that electrocuted the father and his daughter and seriously injured another family member.

All set for COPRE '05; 35 publications vie for awards

The College Press Conference (Copre) and Awards 2005 is all set to be held November 17, 2005, at the Iloilo Grand Hotel, Iloilo City.

CPU is part of Region VI core documentation team

Central Philippine University, represented by Asst. Prof. Felnor G. Importante, Director of the Publication & Information Center and member of the University Research Committee (URESCOM) headed by Research Center Director - Dr. Randy Pabulayan, is part of the three-member team of Western Visayas tasked to document at least one best practice of the region to be shared with other local government units or LGUs as an output of a recently concluded seminar-workshop.


Ecumenism, anyone?

By Julia Carreon-Lagoc

Carpooling Loonies
Death On All Hallows Eve (Part 2)

By Jinki Beldia

Bird flu scare, a hoax

By Nelson Robles

Consumers Domain
Journalism according to Gloria

By Ian Seruelo

Unusual Channel
When something nice is said

By Ma. Renette B. Uy

My conversation with God

By Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Bridging the gap
Consumer goods sold in Iloilo City, 1930s

By Prof. Henry Funtecha

on the dot
What's up

By Helen J. Camarista

Without the White Coat
Stopping the scare

By Florentino P. Aleta II, M.D.


Chilling to the nerves

By Erly C. Garcia

Rational Insanity
Ten things I hate about bars

By Bryan Mari Argos

The fullness of life
Harnessing the monster within (Part 2)

By Florentino S. Lim, CIHM

Eye Opener
The uncompromising man of God

By Rodolfo P. Gumabong


New UPV Chancellor bares plans and programs
On November 2, 2005 the University of the Philippines in the Visayas (UPV) officially welcomed its new Chancellor Dr. Glenn D. Aguilar.
BEC facilitators undergo soap making seminar
Twenty members of the Barangay Ecclesiastical Council (BEC) of the Parish of Saint Anne in Molo district underwent a livelihood training seminar on powder detergent, dishwashing liquid and fabric softener making.
W.E. HEAL + Eric de los Santos = Earth Statements
The Workers for the Environment and Health (W.E. HEAL) is a group of professionals committed to improving human life by respecting all forms of life.