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Firecracker makers in Arevalo district are now busy producing firecrackers and pyrotechnics for the holiday season
A. Chris Fernandez    

IRC workers trying to catch up December deadline

Construction work is being hastened in Barangay Nanga, Pototan, Iloilo, future home of the new Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC).

11 detained in Boracay for credit card fraud

The Boracay Special Protection Unit has taken into custody 11 members from well-off families for allegedly using fake credit cards.

Dead Norwegian needs to be buried quick, says Guv

Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas, Sr. vowed to help facilitate the burial of the body of a Norwegian national who remains unburied for more than a month now in Zarraga, Iloilo.


Fallen soldiers' families to receive assistance

The families of the nine soldiers of the Philippine Army's 47th Infantry Battalion, who were killed in the land mine explosion in Barangay Datagan, Calinog, Iloilo will be given the benefits due them, Major Lyndon Sollesta, PA 3ID spokesman said.

Rare Ocean Sunfish reaches Iloilo waters

A crew of a pumpboat plying the Guimaras Strait stumbled upon an Ocean Sunfish Wednesday morning. Unfortunately, the fish lost its life dawn Thursday. Considered as a rare specie, the ocean sunfish is now under the custody of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (Seafdec) in Tigbauan, Iloilo for proper classification.

Store guard in 'hot water' over shotgun fiasco

Three customers of a local department store remain in hospital confinement following Wednesday's accidental firing while inside store premises. The incident blamed on store security guard Marvin Niel Bolivar occurred seconds after Bolivar was seen playing with his service firearm with the unsuspecting victims close by.

Tupas distributes Philhealth cards to Brgy. Health Workers

Iloilo governor Niel D. Tupas initially distributed a total of 4,690 pieces of Philhealth cards Wednesday morning, November 23, 2005 during the Barangay Health Workers' Day, to more than 6,000 Barangay Health Workers (BHW)coming from various towns and a component city at the Iloilo Sports Complex.

Illegal drugs yarn vs. Plagata spread by disgruntled cops?

Disgruntled policemen who were affected by the 'cleansing process' at the Iloilo City Police Office are allegedly behind the yarn implicating the City Councilor Erwin 'Tong-tong' Plagata in the illegal drugs trade.

Nomination for 2005 Outstanding Jareños now open

Engr. Ramon G. Hechanova, president of the Jaro Cultural & Heritage Tourism Foundation, Inc. (JCHTF) and the Chamber of Real Estate & Builders Association, Inc. (Creba) has announced that the deadline for the nomination of Outstanding Jareños for Year 2005 will be on November 30, 2005.

City Council to study regulation of billboards

It is now high time that the city regulate the proliferation of commercial billboards along major roads.

Another honest Ilonggo in jeepney driver who returns cash, valuables

Honesty is still the best policy. Or so at least for jeepney driver Carlito Tabillo of Sto. Niño Sur, Arevalo, bearer of good news to the owner of a green bag left inside the passenger jeepney plying the Villa route.

Earthworms can help dissolve blood clots for stroke patients

Prof. Marilou Ang Lopez, Wesvarrdec (Western Visayas Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium) director and leading expert and researcher in vermitechnology has found out the prospect of the Philippine native and composting earthworms in lowering high blood pressure, rheumatism and other diseases.


ADB-JBIC assisted project in Antique nears completion

Aiming to promote economic growth especially in rural areas, the Department of Public Works and Highways Asian Development Bank (ADB) Project Management Office announced the near completion of two vital road networks in the Province of Antique.

OFWs to benefit from VoIP

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration 6 (OWWA) expects that communication between Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families will become frequent and easier with the use of VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol which is being pushed by Senator Mar Roxas.

Interest in IPAR2-Visayas Leg grows

The Island Paradise Adventure Race (IPAR2 or Visayas Leg), which offers a top prize of P1 million to the winner, continues to receive a wide interest as shown by the rising number of inquiries from the public, including Hot Babe sensation Katya Santos and adventure sports icon Mike Potenciano.


Freaky, interesting, and scary?

By Julia Carreon-Lagoc

on the dot
Sinadya sa Halaran

By Helen J. Camarista

Without the White Coat
Philippine Health Care there hope?

By Florentino P. Aleta II, M.D.

Bridging the gap
Transportation services in Iloilo City, 1930s

By Prof. Henry Funtecha

Suplico's role in the fertilizer scam expose

By Nelson Robles

Unusual Channel

By Ma. Renette B. Uy

Consumers Domain
Honoring a thief

By Ian Seruelo

In the news today

By Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Carpooling Loonies
Death on All Hallows Eve (Part 2)

By Jinki Beldia


Anything Under The Sun
Today's greatest miracle

By Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

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


Discovering Sagada
I have always been a travel-freak; always passionate about exploring new places...always thinking of where to go next. There are places that attract, fascinate and charm us that we would always pack up and go back if given another chance. Others makes us feel home that we want to stay there forever. Sagada is one of these magical places.
A teacher like her...
Teaching is one of the noblest professions. It is a lifetime commitment. It is a venue to discover new things, to communicate to others, to mold dreams, to create character and make leaders of tomorrow. Teachers are to build bridges not destroy them. For Ramos, teaching is a vocation, but to teach with love is a mission.