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The ambush site in Brgy. Mambiranan, Calinog, Iloilo showing the hole caused by the explosion of the land mine and the wrecked truck that carried the army troops.
A. Chris Fernandez    

9 killed, 18 others injured in Calinog ambush

Nine soldiers belonging to the 47th Infantry Batallion and the First Scout Ranger Batallion of the 3rd Infantry Division Philippine Army were killed in an ambush staged by the New People's Army in Brgy. Catagan, Calinog, Iloilo early evening of November 19, 2005.

Mejorada: Focus on the issues

The 'dog tag' really hurts and similarly all other attributions made by his former bosses, yet Provincial Administrator Manuel 'Boy' Mejorada remains undaunted.

Syjuco: Stop spreading lies

'Liar.' 'Gangster.' 'One of the 'dirty people'.' 'Terrorista.' 'Bandido. And there's more.


Local cops in drive vs pirated CDs, DVDs

City and provincial cops will be on the lead in the continued drive of the national Optical Media Board (OMB) against the proliferation of smuggled and pirated copies of VCDs and DVDs.

2 new bridges for Iloilo City sought

The Sangguniang Panlungsod recently approved two resolutions requesting President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to include in her Tulay Ng Pangulo project the construction of the Ticud Bridge in La Paz and Sta. Rosa-Dungon bridge in Jaro district.

Village chief denies receiving money from drug lords

Barangay Capt. Jorge Duron of Brgy. Bakhaw, Mandurriao denied receiving any drug money from alleged drug lords operating in his barangay. He said the report implicating him in the illegal drug trade is only a 'character assassination' employed by his detractors.

Brgy. Bakhaw mulls ID system

An identification (ID) system will soon be imposed in Barangay Bakhaw, Mandurriao to contain the illegal drug problem and to deter the commission of crime inside the barangay.

City's 2005 tax collection fruitful

City Treasurer Katherine Tingson said the city government has already collected P207.56 million business taxes even before the year 2005 ends. This figure is 29 percent higher than the previous year's total collection.


Island Paradise Adventure Race slated Dec. 10-18

The Department of Tourism in partnership with the government and private sector entities such as X-Events Unlimited, MGM Advertising and Extreme Concept is set to conduct the Visayas Leg of the Island Paradise Adventure Race (IPAR) scheduled on December 10-18, 2005.


Consumers Domain
Honoring a thief

By Ian Seruelo

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

Unusual Channel
When something nice is said

By Ma. Renette B. Uy


Rational Insanity
A cup of strawberry tea and a stubborn flu

By Bryan Mari Argos

The fullness of life

By Florentino S. Lim, CIHM

Eye Opener
DTI should use their power to curb prices

By Rodolfo P. Gumabong


Doc Alerta in Bamboo Moda
Bamboo Moda: Hablon's new look
The evening of November 14 marked a historical event in Iloilo with the first Hablon Fashion Fair, the 'Bamboo Moda' at Paseo Iloilo of Robinsons Place Iloilo. The said show featured the works of International Lifestyle designer, PJ Arañador in his definitive styles
Testing Ground exhibit
Testing Ground
A usual visual art would mean oil, mixed media or acrylic on canvas. Different from this concept, the Independent Artists of Iloilo (IAI): Faith Anastacio, Nil Capinianes, Joseph Firmeza, Carlo Juntado, Liby Limoso, Norman Posecion and Scott Sarria mounted their second exhibit dubbed, 'Testing Ground'.