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Philippine flags again took center stage in yesterday's commemoration of the 107th Cry of Sta. Barbara. The Cry of Sta. Barbara heralded the Filipinos' independence from the Spaniards.
A. Chris Fernandez    

Jap contractors ask for 5 ½ months extension to finish airport project

Taisei-Shimizu Joint Venture (TSJV), contractor of the New Iloilo Airport Development Project in Sta. Barbara-Cabatuan area, assured that it can carry on with the multi-million project claiming that the 24.80% slippage it has incurred was merely due to the rainy season.

Cops still top human rights violators—CHR

'Traditional' human rights violations are noticeably down in the recorded cases of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) here, yet as far as statistics for Western Visayas is concerned, members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) remain as top violators.

Anonymous letter stirs City Council

An anonymous letter hurling sweeping accusations against a barangay captain and a policeman became a subject of heated discussion in the Sangguniang Panglungsod Wednesday after it was openly read on the floor.


Study: Barangay folks oppose coal-fired power plant

Residents of Barangay Nipa in the town of Concepcion are opposed to the proposal to put up a coal-fired power plant in their barangay. This was found out in the independent field investigation conducted by the environmental management students of the West Visayas State University last September.

Prices remain stable despite EVAT—DTI

Fifteen days after the implementation of the Expanded Value Added Tax (EVAT), the prices of basic and prime commodities still remained stable.

10 cops finally relieved from their posts

Finally, the personnel division of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 has issued the relief order for the ten cops of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) dubbed as 'ineffective' in their previous assignments.

Treñas picks plazas as firecracker zones

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas has decided to limit the sale of firecrackers here in district plazas and in specifically-designated areas.

Leon, Alimodian, Miag-ao vans now free to enter city

Commuters from the towns of Leon, Alimodian and Miag-ao could now be relieved of their woes since Filcab vehicles from said towns would already be allowed entry in the city just like public utility jeepneys.

Two city barangays under close watch

Two barangays in the city of Iloilo believed to be common destinations of migratory birds are under close watch in the city government's campaign against the dreaded avian flu.


DA to hold "Chicken Festival" to show WV is bird flu free

Having doubts of eating chicken nowadays because of the bird flu scare? The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit 6 (DA - RFU) with the support of other concerned agencies and sectors will cast consumers' doubts away with a 'Chicken Festival' to be held in the different provinces of the region.

Rowdy cop arrested in Antique

A policeman was arrested by fellow policemen in Hamtic, Antique following a call for help made by locals on someone who they said was 'armed and dangerous.'


Feeding, clothing, and sheltering

By Julia Carreon-Lagoc

In the news today

By Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Without the White Coat
Staying as doctors

By Florentino P. Aleta II, M.D.

Bridging the gap
Institutional services available in Iloilo City, 1930s

By Prof. Henry Funtecha

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


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


IPa Trade center gondola
IPA Trade Pavilion: Home of Ilonggo-made masterpieces
Now, it's no worry when it comes to Ilonggo-made products because of the opening of the Ilonggo Producers Association (IPA) Trade Pavilion where Ilonggo made products from Guimaras, Iloilo, Aklan, Antique and Capiz are available. These products are all of high quality and lower than the market price.
Leaning tower of Pisa
Seven Wonders of the World: A 'Pasticcio'-An Architectural Exhibit
The United Architects of the Philippines-Iloilo Chapter (UAP), C' Galleria, and The Event Organizer are staging the much awaited three-month long architectural exhibit dubbed 'Seven Wonders of the World: A Pasticcio' at the 3rd level of Robinsons Place Iloilo.