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KIDS ON THE ROAD. While other kids are playing in their homes these two boys make the busy Delgado Street as their playground waiting for passers-by with whom they could ask for alms.
A. Chris Fernandez    

Police still on the lookout for culprits in Tan massacre

Police are still on the lookout for the culprits in the gruesome murder of Filipino-Chinese businessman Francisco "Bobby" Tan, his wife Cynthia Marie and six-year old daughter Catherine inside their house in M.H. Del Pilar Street, Molo, Iloilo City Sunday night.

Tan family absolves kins in murder, says lawyer

Atty. Leonardo Jiz, legal counsel and spokesperson of the Tan family, on Monday belied the rumors implicating the sons of murder victim Francisco "Bobby" Tan in the gruesome killings.

Negros Occidental lags in land distribution program

The province of Negros Occidental posted the lowest rate of accomplishment under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) compared to other provinces in Western Visayas.


Talks between IDFI, Sta. Teresita Church turn futile

After the refusal of the parish priest of the Sta. Teresita Del Niño Jesus to meet with members of the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc., the foundation decided to transfer the fourth judging area to Mabini-J. De Leon Streets instead of Quezon-J. De Leon Streets, City Proper.

Tupas highlights accomplishments for 2005

With the fizzling out of the year 2005 begins another year of Gov. Niel D. Tupas, Sr.'s undaunted wrestling with the challenges in his administration and continuation and formulation of plans and programs for the good of his constituents. But the year 2005 would not be completed without looking back with the accomplishments of the governor that took place during that year.

Soldier kills ex-Airforce bro

A former officer of the Philippine Air Force was sprayed with bullets of an armalite rifle in a close range shooting perpetuated by the victim's own brother.

The Lettermen live in Iloilo

The good things are getting even better for Iloilo in 2006 as the city establishes yet another musical milestone with the coveted performance here of one of the greatest singing sensations of all time — The Lettermen.

DOT expects more Chinese tourists this year

The alleged maltreatment of Chinese national by Malaysian authorities has affected Chinese arrivals to Malaysia by 48% for the period January-August 2005 compared to the same period last year.

CSC slates career service examinations

The Civil Service Commission will conduct the Paper and Pencil Test for Career Service Professional (Second Level) and Sub-professional (First Level) on April 2 (deadline March 3), July 30 (deadline June 30) and October 22, (dea dline September 22) 2006.


Buenavista Vice Mayor cries political harassment

Beleaguered Vice Mayor Herald Gregg Gagatam of Buenavista, Guimaras has turned the tables on Governor JC Rahman Nava as the brains behind the complaint he is currently facing before the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.

BSRP-WV counts savings at P2.86M

By the end of 2005, Bayanihan Centers organized under Bayanihan Saving Replication Program of the Department of the Interior and Local Government in Western Visayas have saved P2,861,731.53, almost double the amount of savings from the year 2004.

'Most wanted' criminal falls in Antique

Operatives of the San Remegio Police in the Province of Antique arrested Monday one of the "most wanted" criminals in the area. The subject was believed to be the head of a notorious gang responsible in a number of unresolved killings and criminalities in Antique.


Anything Under the Sun
Checks and balances

By Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

Who killed Bobby Tan?

By Nelson Robles

Unusual Channel
Men’s earrings

By Ma. Renette B. Uy

Carpooling Loonies
Ways to choke on chicken soup

By Jinki H. Beldia

Consumers Domain
Citizens Wish List

By Ian Seruelo

The food we throw away

By Julia Carreon-Lagoc

Without the White Coat
2006… the year ahead

By Florentino P. Alerta II

Bridging the gap
The 2nd coming of the Spaniards to the Visayas

By Prof. Henry Funtecha


My Brother-in-law and Other Stories
In a Chinese-Italian restaurant

By Johnny P. Novera

The Fullness of Life
Newness of Life

By Fr. Florentino S. Lim, CIHM

Rational Insanity
The ultimate dork

By Bryan Mari Argos

opinion polls
What do you wish for Iloilo in the year 2006?

By Anti Enti


Swiss Chalet house
Exploring the Swiss Chalet House
There is nothing shy or timid about this house. Standing boldly for more than 50 years in Gen. Luna Street, the ‘Swiss Chalet House’, as it is often called, is one of the most recognizable landmarks in this city. The house, a two-storey structure, was built in the style of a Swiss chalet, with a distinct silhouette that will not be easily missed.


Paskong handog
Paskong handog sa mga munting anghel
Like angels from heaven they brought us full lives. With these things they deserve a day full of fun and entertainment. A special treat for these kids (special kids) was realized through the effort of the office of councilor Merci D. Garcia and McDonalds Solid Gold Foods Inc. last December 22 dubbed, “Paskong Handog Sa Mga Munting Anghel”.