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When this Capitol power substation could finally operate is a question even the provincial government could not answer.
A. Chris Fernandez    

Capitol power substation incurs another setback

The Iloilo provincial government is not losing hope despite the unfavorable ruling of the Energy Regulatory Commission with regard to its bid to use the transmission lines of the Philippine Foremost Milling Company in Brgy Rizal Lapuz, Iloilo City for the Capitol's power substation.

SP probe on power substation still hangs

The supposed Sangguniang Panlalawigan probe on the controversial Capitol power substation has not yet taken first base after it was shelved about two months ago on questions of technicality.

Country's public education still in crisis

Senate President Franklin Drilon said public education in the country continues to be in crisis having a budget gap of P10.5 billion.


Smuggling raps up vs imported soya consignee, boat captain

The 6th Regional Maritime Office on Monday filed a complaint for smuggling before the prosecutors office against the consignee of the imported milled soya beans intercepted at Estancia port on December 30, 2005. The contraband is believed to be worth P150,000.

Tupas sets priorities for 2006

Gov. Niel D. Tupas, Sr. wanted to start the New Year with a bang so he lined up his priority programs/projects for this year.

City eyes industrial zone

Mayor Jerry Treñas said the city is hoping to come up with its own "industrial zone" to attract investors and create more jobs just like in Cebu. Business is booming in Cebu because of the industrial zone in Mandaue.

City to host 2-day LCP confab

The League of Cities in the Philippines will discuss the proposed change of government from presidential to parliamentary-federal form and the proposed scrapping of the 2007 elections in its scheduled conference here in the city on January 23-24, 2006.

Btac. Nuevo dethrones Sta. Barbara FC in shootout

Goalkeeper Angelo Ajeno made the difference for Btac. Nuevo as he saved Bervick Italia's kick in penalty shootout as Btac. Nuevo claimed the 2005 Jerry Treñas Cup at the Lapaz football field. Ajeno redeemed himself as Italia scored both goals for Sta. Barbara in regulation time both on the penalty spot.


CHED VI bent on keeping quality education in the region

Education Supervisor II Dr. Rex Casiple said that the Commission on Higher Education is consistent in its monitoring activities to see to it that schools in the region maintain their quality standards.

Gov't agencies urged to let people feel its services

Presidential Adviser for Western Visayas Rafael Coscoluela told members of the Regional KALAHI Convergence Group that as critical partners in implementing anti-poverty reduction strategy, they have the responsibility to show that it is not "difficult to deal with government".

Capiz gov't to implement P20M GMA assistance

The P20 million check which was personally handed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to Gov. Vicente Bermejo during her recent visit here will be implemented by the provincial government of Capiz. The check was in the name of the DPWH Regional Office.


A dog world

By Nelson Robles

Unusual Channel

By Ma. Renette B. Uy

Consumers Domain
Wishes wanted

By Ian Seruelo

Combong - Pijuan  
The harried housewife’s New Year’s guide

By Joanne Marie Combong - Pijuan

Without the White Coat
Our liver… a matter of cleansing

By Florentino P. Alerta II

Bridging the gap
Gift-giving at Christmas

By Prof. Henry Funtecha


Anything Under The Sun
The “Whirlwind Missionary”

By Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

All in a year’s work

By Florence F. Hibionada

Eye Opener
2006 is the Year of Our Lord Jesus

By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Wishes for the year of the dog

By Erly C. Garcia


Baluarte Elementary School Centennial
Baluarte Elementary School Grand Centennial Alumni Homecoming: Remembering the past, looking forward to the future
December 30, 2005 marked the highlight of the Grand Centennial Alumni Homecoming of Baluarte Elementary School in Baluarte, Molo, Iloilo City. The day was filled with activities to rekindle past memories and experiences with the school and give honor to the school's founder Don Rosendo Mejica. Baluarte Elementary School is recognized as the first public elementary school in the country founded by Mejica in 1905.


CICM priest celebrates 20th sacerdotal anniversary
CICM priest celebrates 20th sacerdotal anniversary
Like a true servant of God, Fr. Rex Celis Salvilla, of the Congregation Immaculada Cordis Maria (CICM) celebrated his 20th sacerdotal anniversary last December 29, 2005 with a mass at the St. Anne Parish in Molo.


Binanog Dance
The view from within Lambunao
In time, having become the land of waterfalls, Labunao got its name from the phrase “Nagapanglambu sa linao” or “fishing by the lake” when sometime in 18th century, a Spanish soldier approached a native and asked what he was doing. Politically, the town was an arrabal of Janiuay and was under the parish of Dueñas.