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Squatters of Iloilo River   Enlarge this image
The fate of these squatters living along the bank of Iloilo River is at stake with the acquisition of land for their relocation immersed in alleged anomaly. City Mayor Jerry Treņas has already ordered the investigation of the alleged overpriced acquisition of the 16.2 hectare San Isidro lot intended for families affected by the Iloilo Flood Control Project.
A. Chris Fernandez    

Broker's affidavit nails key Ilonggo officials in fertilizer scam

He delivered the money and was duly paid off for his efforts and role in the entire process. In fact, for fertilizer-project broker turned whistle-blower Jose Barredo Jr., it was all in a day's work as expected and assigned of him. For P10,000 a month in basic salary and 3 to 5% "SOP" or Standard Operating Procedure for his trouble and inconvenience caused him, this broker now recounts his role.

Treņas asks CEO chief to reconcile report

Mayor Jerry Treñas has asked City Engineer Marito Amatorio to reconcile the summary of building permit fees and miscellaneous permit collection report of the City Engineers Office (CEO) for 2004 with the certified actual income report of the City Treasurers Office (CTO).

Dealer sells motorcycles without papers

Wonder why it takes time for your brand new motorcycle units to be registered by the Land Transportation Office (LTO)? It is because from the very beginning it lacks the supporting papers.


Malones, Centena deny receiving "kickbacks" from fertilizer project

Mayors Mariano Malones of Maasin and Alex Centena of Calinog, who were recently implicated by a supplier in the controversial fertilizer fund scam before the 2004 elections, both denied over the weekend having received any "kickbacks" reportedly given to beneficiaries of the said project.

Cops await surrender of ex-rebel hitman over Oton shooting

Authorities are optimistic of a surrender "anytime soon" on Friday night's shooting that seriously injured three locals in Oton, Iloilo. The suspect, a former rebel who availed of government amnesty and has since served as volunteer "police" or tanod commander of Barangay Pakiad in said town.

3,000 commercial establishments renew licenses

City Mayor Jerry Treñas estimated that some 3,000 business establishments in the city have renewed their business permits at the Licensing and Permits Division of the Iloilo City Hall.

Iloilo garners major awards in the Early Childhood Program national competition

Iloilo province garnered the major awards in the national level "Early Childhood Program" competition held recently.

Sunlife donates TV sets for tele-aral

Public elementary grade schools who failed in the recent evaluation of the Department of Education (DepEd) on English and Science subjects will avail of television sets from Sunlife Financial.

San Ag opens creative writing grants '06

To support the flowering of writings in Aklanon, Kinaray-a, Hiligaynon and Filipino, the Fray Luis de Leon Creative Writing Institute (FLCWI) of the University of San Agustin is announcing the availability of the two Fray Luis de Leon Creative Writing Grants 2006. The grants are competitive and are open to all writers in Western Visayas.


Antique searches for Lin-ay kang Antique 2006

The search is on for Lin-ay kang Antique 2006. The Binirayan Foundation, Inc. (BFI), events manager of the annual Binirayan festival in Antique announces it is now accepting applications for Lin-ay kang Antique 2006.

Capiz LGU, DepEd officials lead WVRAA 2006 hosting

Gov. Vicente Bermejo and Roxas City Mayor Antonio Del Rosario are heading in an honorary capacity the Executive Committee that is working out everything for the hosting by Capiz of the 2006 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet on March 12-18 here.


Iloilo Yearbook 2005The first ever Iloilo Yearbook was launched last January 27, 2006. You can buy your copies from the TNT Office.

We will soon accept online orders through this website.

Sneak preview of contents
About the yearbook


Consumers Domain
Wowowee, poverty & VAT

By Ian Seruelo

Anything Under the Sun
Unitary versus Federal (1)

By Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

Combong - Pijuan  
Assumption Education – a gift! (Part 1 of 2)

By Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Without the Whitecoat
CML… Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

By Florentino P. Alerta II, M.D.

Bridging the gap
Panayanon material wealth in early times

By Prof. Henry Funtecha

Unusual Channel
I meant to say thank you all!

By Ma. Renette B. Uy

Judy's punch

By Nelson Robles


Rational Insanity
Eternal youth?

By Bryan Mari Argos

The Fullness of Life
Renewing the face of the earth

By Fr. Florentino S. Lim, CIHM

How would you assess this year"s Dinagyang Festival?

By Ati Enti

Eye Opener
The agony of high prices

By Rodolfo P. Gumabong


Dorita Urrata: A lifetime commitment
Dorita is the founder of and executive director of CHILDREN's CHANCE, a non-government foundation for children based in Connecticut, USA. Through the foundation she has reached out to thousands of children all over the world. These children maybe orphaned, war victims and the like. Its address is at 45 Proctor Street, Waterbury Connecticut 06706. In the Philippines, the foundation could be reached through PAL Foundation.