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Prisoners spend their remaining days at the century-old Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) situated at the back of the Iloilo Provincial Capitol Building. It is expected that by the end of this month the new jail facility located in Brgy. Nanga, Pototan could already accommodate the nearly 700 inmates now confined in the cramped quarters of the old jail.
A. Chris Fernandez    

Tigbauan dad seeks resignation of 'absentee' lady mayor

"We are making this appeal not because we love you less but because we love Tigbauan more."

Police not closing Tan case yet

Murder and parricide charges may have been filed against the Tan brothers, however the police is not yet keeping the case closed.

Subpoena vs. Tan brods out, confirms lawyer

The lawyer of Archie and John Michael Tan confirmed on Saturday that the City Prosecution Office (CPO) has sent a subpoena for her two clients in relation to the double murder and parricide complaints filed against them by the 6th Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) for the death of their father Bobby, his wife Cindy and daughter Catherine.


Iron-fortified rice unloaded in Iloilo port

At least 5,800 metric tons or about 116,000 sacks of iron-fortified rice are currently being unloaded by MV My Hung in the port of Iloilo according to the National Food Authority. This represents the first batch of rice imported by the National Food Authority from Vietnam.

Marquez Lim mansion undergoes renovation

The Marquez Lim family ancestral home is now being restored. It will be converted into a venue for wedding, birthday and debut celebrations. It is located at Mapa Street, City Proper near Sta. Maria Catholic Church.

U.S. Marine gun expert in town

James M. Brandt, former U.S. Marine captain and an expert 45 caliber pistol shooter is in town. In 1972, he was the champion in a United Nations shooting competition. As a guest of Rev. Dr. Ben Barredo III and Mrs. Catherine G. Barredo at Alta Tierra, Jaro, this city, he says he enjoys Filipino hospitality.


Capiz gets ready to host 2006 WVRAA meet

Gov. Vicente Bermejo said Capiz will put in place the necessary preparations to ensure the success of its hosting of the 2006 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet on March 12-18.

DAR bares strategy for empowerment of farmer beneficiaries

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) here in Western Visayas will continue to fast track empowerment of its farmer beneficiaries through its support services using the Agrarian Reform Community (ARC) strategy.

Anteco assures stable power supply for Antique

Power supply in the province has been stable so far, bared Ludovico Lim, General Manager of Antique Electric Cooperative (Anteco) Inc. The cooperative handles power distribution in the 16 towns, including the island municipality of Caluya, as the other towns of Pandan and Libertad are under Aklan Electric Cooperative (Akelco).


Consumers Domain
PPC’s greed & more wishes

By Ian Seruelo

Anything Under the Sun
The President in parliamentary system

By Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

Looking back (1)

By Julia Carreon-Lagoc

Bridging the gap
The initial years of the Spaniards in Panay

By Prof. Henry Funtecha

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


The Fullness of Life

By Fr. Florentino S. Lim, CIHM

My Brother-in-law and Other Stories
Climbing up to the Eiffel tower and a visit to the Louvre in Paris

By Johnny P. Novera

opinion polls
The organizers of 2006 Jaro Fiesta have chosen Camille Villar as this year’s Jaro Queen. Do you think they made the right choice?

By Anti Enti

Eye Opener
GMA and FVR Sing Que Sera Sera!

By Rodolfo P. Gumabong


JCI Besara and JCI Piano
JCI Iloilo Ilang-Ilang inducts new set of officers
The Junior Chamber International Philippines - Iloilo Ilang-Ilang recently held its 24th Induction and Turnover Ceremony at the Boracay Ballroom, Sarabia Manor and Convention Center.Past Presidents of the JCIP Iloilo Ilang-Ilang were also present to witness the turnover of the Presidential Medallion and Gavel from Outgoing Chapter President, JCI Mem. April Grace Besara to 2006 President, JCI Mem. Faye Marie Piano.


Negros Navigation
Negros Navigation: “Bahandi sang Iloilo, Bugal sang Ilonggo”
For years, Negros Navigation (NN) has been identified as a vessel that brings in passengers to and from Iloilo, Manila, Palawan, Iligan, Davao, Ozamis, Cagayan de Oro and others. Since its founding in 1932, it became every passenger's option in going to their places of destination. This also made it a pioneer in Filipino inter-island shipping. NN began its rich tradition (inter-island shipping and transport) that speaks of our own Ilonggo culture from a singular vision to link two islands in Western Visayas, Panay and Negros.