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Governor Niel Tupas, Sr. and Mayor Jerry P. Treñas switch on the giant Dinagyang Peace Warrior a Christmas landmark at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol grounds. The figure, conceptualized by Hubon Madiaas, integrates Ilonggo culture and the Christmas spirit. Instead of holding the usual spear the warrior holds up a Christmas lantern showing the Sto. Niño signifying Peace on Earth while the other hand holds a shield bearing the picture of the Dove of Peace.
A. Chris Fernandez    

No accounting for City's sports fund?

For the past years, the city government is in the dark as to the disbursement of millions of pesos in Sports Development Fund.

Concepcion cops face ax for police brutality

At least three operatives of the Concepcion Police Office face possible relief from their respective posts following charges of police brutality pursued by the government's Commission on Human Rights (CHR).

'Surprise witness' up as House airport probe nears end

Saving the best for the last? So it seems in the ongoing Congressional probe of the New Iloilo Airport Development Project (NIADP), the last one or two public hearings set next week. With major Capitol figures and key players in the multi-billion airport construction called thus far, the Committee on Good Government chaired by Ilonggo Representative Arthur Defensor (Third District, Iloilo) is reportedly expecting yet another important resource person.

At last, Norwegian will be laid to rest

The corpse of Jan Helgensen Antonsen, a Norwegian who remains unburied for more than one month will be finally laid to rest in a Roman Catholic cemetery in Zarraga, Iloilo on Wednesday, November 30, 2005.


Gegato-Abecia defies closure order?

Residents of Alta Tierra Village in Jaro district were taken aback with the revival of operations of the controversial Gegato-Abecia Funeral Homes (GAFH) which the city government padlocked on March 9, 2004 by virtue of Executive Order No. 8 issued by Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas.

Short-timing’ driver slapped with 60-day suspension

Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas, Sr. wasted no time in punishing the driver of the Provincial Treasurer's Office who allegedly used their office vehicle in checking in at a motel in Molo district.

Rare Ocean Sunfish to be placed in Fish World

The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (Seafdec) could not yet ascertain the cause of death of the Southern Ocean Sunfish found in Parola last week. The center classified its specie as Mola Ramsayi.

Only 1 task force for Brgy. Malipayon, Tanza-Esperanza

Only one police task force, instead of two, will be put up to cover barangays Malipayon and Tanza-Esperanza, City Proper.

Brgy folks gang up, beat to death suspected thief

About a hundred residents of Barangay Calaparan in Arevalo, Iloilo City ganged up and beat to death a known police character in the area.

Alay Lakad to kick-off 6th NGO-PO Week

The Freedom from Debt Coalition-Iloilo Chapter will lead students and different groups and organizations in the Alay Lakad sa Kalinong kag Katin-aran on December 1, 2005, as a kick-off activity of the annual celebration of the NGO-PO Week.


Issuance of permits for exotic birds from 11 countries suspended

The processing and issuance of wildlife permits for exotic birds coming from 11 countries is indefinitely suspended in the country prompted by reported cases of bird flu incidents in these places to prevent the entry of the disease and protect public health.

Capiz 'Sinadya sa Halaran 2005 Mutya' to be named Dec. 9

This year's Mutya sang Sinadya sa Halaran will be known on Dec. 9 during the pageant night of the beauty-and-brains competition sponsored yearly by the Capiz Lions Club as one of the major highlights of Capiz and Roxas City's premiere festival.


Carpooling Loonies
Death on All Hallows Eve (The conclusion )

By Jinki Beldia

Consumers Domain
Keeping an eye on MIWD

By Ian Seruelo

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

In the news today

By Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan


Rational Insanity
Ten more uses for your bust pads (that you would not normally consider)

By Bryan Mari Argos

The fullness of life
Fruit of Christian meditation

By Florentino S. Lim, CIHM

Anything Under The Sun
Today's greatest miracle

By Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

Eye Opener
DTI should use their power to curb prices

By Rodolfo P. Gumabong


Jobert Peñaflorida
Jobert A. Peñaflorida, a man of success
One man who is continually changing lives is ABS-CBN Iloilo's Atty. Jobert Peñaflorida. He is the station's pioneer host and solo news anchor of TV Patrol sa Diyes (formerly TV Patrol). As a pioneer host, he has done innovations that has made TV Patrol part of the Ilonggo household. Establishing a name for TV Patrol sa Diyes was tough at first, but he made his way winning the Ilonggos' heart with his sincerity, credibility and integrity.
Francisco Monti
An Italian sculptor's legacy in the Philippines
A visual art exhibition is currently on show at the University of the Philippines in the Visayas (UPV) Art Gallery on the works of Italian sculptor Francesco Riccardo Monti (1888-1958). This exhibit which opened last Friday, November 11, 2005 features well-mounted black and white photographs of the large scale sculptural pieces done by Monti during his stay in the Philippines for almost three decades (1930-1958).