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Workers from non-government organizations (NGOs) and People's Organizations and students fill the Iloilo Provincial Capitol Grounds during the launching of the week-long activities for the now institutionalized NGO-PO Week celebration.
A. Chris Fernandez    

Conscience bloc decries unfair treatment on CDAP release

Merry Christmas? And a Happy New Year? Not quite for members of the 'conscience bloc' in the Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) who have not received the budget allocation for their Community Direct Action Program (CDAP).

PPC backs Peco power rate hike petition

Panay Power Corporation (PPC) is suffering the brunt of the recent Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) ruling ordering Panay Electric Company (Peco) to reduce its rates by P2 per kilowatthour.

Puentevella scores Thai PM for 'irresponsible' statements

Bacolod City Representative and noted sports personality Monico Puentevella reacted strongly at Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra of Thailand for insinuating that the Philippine delegate to the Southeast Asian Games cheated.


Raid yields hundreds of fake CDs, DVDs

Continued campaign against the proliferation of pirated movies in CDs and DVDs yielded significant results anew as 'pirates' were 'attacked' and their pirated wares were confiscated in a series of raids.

NGO-PO week opens with a bang

This year's celebration of the Non-government Organizations and People's Organizations Week opened with a big crowd joining the Alay Lakad and and the subsequent Launching Program at the New Provincial Capitol Ground.

Capitol sponsors lecture-forum on “Winning the Battle Against Violence on Women and Children”

The Iloilo Provincial Government through the Human Resource Management and Development Office sponsored lately a lecture-forum on 'Winning the Battle Against Violence on Women and Children' held at the New Capitol's Conference Room.

Wise up and wear red ribbons urged Dinagyang Jaycees

The Junior Chamber International Philippines, Metro Iloilo Dinagyang (Jaycees), an affiliate of the Junior Chamber International urged the public to wise up and wear red ribbons to mark December 1 as the worldwide celebration of World AIDS Day.

Dumancas of Arevalo, Iloilo wins 2005 Eco-Minds Pathfinder Award

Fresh from graduating as cum laude in the BS Chemistry program of UP in the Visayas, Dumancas was chosen as one of the 18 Bayer Young Environmental Envoys of the Philippines for 2005. He was selected after an initial screening and final interview with 10 other semi-finalists from Visayas on April 30 in Cebu City.

Concepcion exec receives another award

For taking the battle against poverty through advocacies for population and development, Dr. Raul N. Banias, Municipal Mayor of Concepcion, Iloilo got an award from a very famous institute.


Peace and friendship with government—Lagdameo

Iloilo Archbishop and Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President Angel Lagdameo said he sees Church-Government relations in the country to be on the footing of friendship and peace.

Tesda to sign MOA for PWD's training and productivity center

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Association of Disabled Persons - Iloilo Multi-Purpose Cooperative will sign today (December 2) a memorandum of agreement for the establishment of a Training and Productivity Center for Persons with Disabilities.

DILG-VI urges LGUs, NGAs, NGOs to join Habitat JAM

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region VI, in cooperation with the Regional Local Governance Resource Center and the Canadian Urban Institute, is encouraging Local Government Units, National Government Agencies, Non-Government Organizations and other interested groups and individuals to participate in a global Internet-based forum on urban issues dubbed as Habitat JAM on December 1 to 3, 2005.


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Res Gestae
Not People’s Army (?) 2

By Francisco B. Lindero, Jr.

Combong - Pijuan  
Monkey Do

By Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Bridging the gap
The coming of the Spaniards to Iloilo

By Prof. Henry Funtecha

Unusual Channel
To decide or not

By Ma. Renette B. Uy

No pressure for the Syjucos to win the gold medal

By Nelson Robles

Thank you, and best regards

By Julia Carreon-Lagoc

Carpooling Loonies
Death on All Hallows Eve (The conclusion )

By Jinki Beldia

Consumers Domain
Keeping an eye on MIWD

By Ian Seruelo


Anything Under The Sun
Three loves of Andres Bonifacio

By Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

The fullness of life
Fruit of Christian meditation

By Florentino S. Lim, CIHM

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

By Bryan Mari Argos

Eye Opener
DTI should use their power to curb prices

By Rodolfo P. Gumabong


Bibingkahan sa Iloilo Grand Hotel
Bibingkahan sa Iloilo Grand Hotel
The sweet piche-piche or puto bombong is a great combo for our own native coffee. These delicacies are served whether on special occasions or ordinary days. Now its no worry for that as Iloilo Grand Hotel presents its Bibingkahan last November 30.

Janiuay Lanot Festival
Janiuay launches 'Lanot' Festival
Janiuay, being one of the strong provincial centers for tourism attractions in this part of Iloilo will be sharing to the provinces’ sustained frenzy of music and dancing in celebration of their good fortune thru their first Lanot Festival.