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Vice Governor Roberto Armada and Governor Niel Tupas Sr. share some laughs during the picture taking after the latter delivered his State of the Province Address Tuesday last week.
A. Chris Fernandez    

House probe sought on P100M Capitol loan

Another multi-million transaction of the Iloilo Provincial Government has been brought for questioning before the House of Representatives with a corresponding probe sought.

NPC assures no blackout in Dinagyang—Treñas

National Power Corporation (NPC) will not allow a power blackout to happen in the city during the two-day highlight of the Dinagyang Festival slated January 28 and 29.

Tupas accepts invitation to dine with GMA

Gov. Niel D.Tupas recently accepted the invitation of Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas to dine with Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, this coming January 28, 2006 at Tatoy's Restaurant in celebration of the Dinagyang festival to be hosted by the city government.

Tribes want additional P50T subsidy

City Mayor Jerry Treñas confirmed yesterday (Tuesday) that the 20 competing tribes in this forthcoming Dinagyang Festival are asking an additional financial support of P50,000 from the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI).


More damage feared as calls for support up in Antique oil spill clean-up

A month into the massive oil spill of bunker fuel in the Province of Antique, government agencies have now joined hands to effect bigger and faster clean-up drive. This, as damage is feared to have widened and ill-effects to both the environment, local resources and health of the populace may have been placed at greater risk.

Nat'l conference on decentralization set for city mayors

A National Conference on Federalism and Decentralization will be held here in the city on January 23-24, 2006, where about 117 local chief executives of cities in the country are expected to attend.

Capitol announces qualifying exam for “Iskolar Sang Iloilo”

The Iloilo Provincial Government (IPG) through the Provincial Planning and Development Office announces the qualifying exam for the "Iskolar Sang Iloilo" Program.

Domestic violence, illegal drugs, LFA's prevalent in Molo

Senior Inspector Federico Silvestre, precinct chief of Molo police station said domestic violence, proliferation of illegal drugs and loose firearms are among the cases mostly recorded in the station's police blotter.


Iloilo cops net Guimaras' most wanted felon

Operatives of the Oton Police Office arrested one of Guimaras' Most Wanted Felon who has since been subject of manhunt for a murder case in 2001.

PGMA graces Kalibo Ati-atihan fest, gets warm Aklanon welcome

"Viva Kay Señ;or Sto. Niño! Viva!", President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo chanted before the throngs of parishioners, visitors and tourists who welcomed and shook hands with her, as she held aloft the statue of the Child Jesus after experiencing the traditional "Paeapak" at the Kalibo Cathedral here on her first visit this year to Aklan which coincided with the celebration of the Kalibo Sto. Niño Ati-atihan Festival.


Dagoy 2006


Anything Under the Sun
Our festivals have religious origins (1)

By Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

Looking back (2)

By Julia Carreon-Lagoc

Justice for Bobby Tan, et al.

By Nelson Robles

Unusual Channel
A weeeeeee bit

By Ma. Renette B. Uy

Consumers Domain
PPC’s greed & more wishes

By Ian Seruelo

Bridging the gap
The initial years of the Spaniards in Panay

By Prof. Henry Funtecha


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


JBLCF Museum opening ceremony
JBLCF: Proudly global, anchored on Filipino values and culture
Since the establishment of John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation (Iloilo Maritime Academy) in 1948, the founders aimed for nothing less than quality education. Now on JBLCF's 58th year of success in molding students into becoming achievers in their chosen fields, the foundation is unfolding the fruitful years of its existence through a display of rare vintage photos, valuable books and manuals in the cultural library that on their own tell the interesting story of JBLCF from its birth to the present.


Sto. Niño de Molo
Devotees welcome Sto. Niño de Molo
The parish of St. Anne Molo district launched its very own Sto. Niño de Molo last Sunday, January 15, coinciding with the feast of the Sto. Niño (child Jesus). The launching was highlighted by a procession participated by the clergy, led by parish priest Tom Delicana, and devotees who brought along their own Sto. Niño images.