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The Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) office in Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City.
A. Chris Fernandez    

Reforms ongoing at MIWD

Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) Interim General Manager Edwin Reyes said he is instituting reforms at the water district in order to serve better its growing consumers in the city and at the same time address its backlog.

Zayco family takes 5 Tan children to Bacolod

A day after massacre victims Francisco "Bobby" Tan, his second wife Cynthia Marie and daughter Catherine were buried, the Zayco family, kins of Cynthia Marie, brought the couple's five children to their hometown in Bacolod City.

3 Ilonggo murderers, 11 other convicts off to Munti

Three Ilonggo criminals with murder convictions and sentenced to life imprisonment were shipped off to the National Penitentiary in Muntinlupa Thursday. In specially tightened security provided by the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) jail guards, the trio was in the company of eleven other convicts mostly of homicide cases.


ERC hearing on PECO’s PPA met with simultaneous protests

The Energy Regulatory Commissions second and final hearing on Panay Electric Companys application for amendment in its power purchase agreement with Mirant-Panay Power Corporation in Cebu City was met with protest actions by the Visayas chapters of the Freedom from Debt Coalition, namely: Cebu and Iloilo.

Jaro Agro-industrial and Charity Fair 2006 mgt assures full accounting

Jaro Agro-industrial and Charity Fair 2006 executive assistant to the director general Barangay Capt. Jonas Bellosillo assured that there will be a full accounting of all the income and gains earned during the upcoming 14-day affair.

Better rehab awaits Ilonggo inmates in new IRC

There will be new time for sun-bathing or sunning. There will also be set time for bathing, eating, television viewing and yes, reading in the new Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) as inmates and the entire IRC administration awaits transfer.

DENR inks pact with WVCST on protected area dev't planning

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources thru the Protected Area Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management Services (PAWCZMS), signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) for the architectural and development planning of Bulabog-Puti-an Natural Park (BPNP) in Dingle, Iloilo, just recently.

VP to crown Jaro fiesta queen

Vice President Noli de Castro will be the one to crown 2006 Jaro Fiesta Queen CamilleVillar on next month's famous Jaro religious fiesta in honor of the Our Lady of Candles, the patron saint of Jaro.

Jan. 29 is RED LETTERMEN DAY in Iloilo City

January 29 has been declared as RED LETTERMEN DAY in Iloilo City. This was made official by an Executive Order issued by City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas in honor of the famous singing group who are scheduled to perform in that Southern Philippines city on the said date.


Iloilo Code-NGO supports caravan for truth and reform

Emmanuel "Boyet" Areno of the Iloilo CODE-NGO said that they are supporting the network of non-government organizations in the Visayas and Mindanao areas in the holding of the Caravan for Truth and Reform.

Capitol releases P7.6 M financial aid to public schools

The improvement of the quality of education is one of the top priorities of the administration of Gov. Niel D. Tupas, Sr. this 2006.

LWUA chief asks congress to pass Water Act amendments

Administrator Lorenzo H. Jamora of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) today appealed to Congress to prioritize the passage of proposed amendments to Presidential Decree No. 198 or the LWUA charter to save innocent residents in the provinces from dying of cholera for drinking unsafe water from shallow dug wells and contaminated sources.


Without the Whitecoat
Multiple Myeloma… a rare malignancy

By Florentino P. Alerta II, M.D.

Just Right
Pacquiao in the 8th

By Atty. Cyril Regalado

Anything Under the Sun
Our festivals have religious origins (2)

By Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

Bridging the gap
Visitors' observations of Iloilo in early times

By Prof. Henry Funtecha

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


Bayluhay Festival
BAYLUHAY: San Joaquin’s Cultural Treasures
The BAYLUHAY Festival celebrated every third week of January, reflects the town’s unique mixture of races and cultures. Historical and religious themes, mostly anchored from the Barter of Panay, such as efforts with the preservation of rituals are reflected mostly through their dances. Since that time, the Malays and Aetas have assimilated most important cultural trends as seen through the different rituals that are still being observed in some of the town’s barangays.


TV Patrol sa Diyes 3rd Anniversary
TV Patrol sa Diyes 3 years of dedicated service to Ilonggos
TV Patrol sa Diyes, the prime news program of ABS-CBN TV 10 Iloilo, celebrates its third anniversary January 20, 2006. Three years after its establishment, TV Patrol sa Diyes has garnered several achievements and recognitions simply showing that the efforts of the men and women behind this program had bore fruit.