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DTI Inspection at Iloilo Terminal Market   Enlarge this image
DTI provincial director Diosdado Cadena, Jr. (right) with John Ladrillo of the City Treasurer"s Office's Anti Fraud Task Force inside a stall at the Iloilo Terminal Market.
A. Chris Fernandez    

DENR employee cries foul over deletion of her name in payroll

She was one of the leading figures in the protest actions against former Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Regional Executive Director Vicente Paragas more than a year ago. She did not expect that by leading her colleagues in protesting the delay in their salaries she could lose her job.

Malacañang steps in on Guimaras row, gives due course to vice mayor's charges

An order has now been issued by no less than the Office of the President for top officials of the Guimaras Provincial Board to present their counter-argument on Usurpation charges lodged by a town vice-mayor against them.

DTI intensifies price monitoring

Almost two weeks after the implementation of the Expanded Value Added Tax (EVAT) the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Iloilo noted that prices of basic commodities remain stable.


Oca turns the tables back on rebel returnee

Former First District Congressman, now Presidential Assistant on Agriculture, Oscar "Oca"Garin challenged the authorities as well as Miag-ao Mayor Gerardo Flores to check on the background of Jovito Caniban whom he alleged was found with a firearm early morning of February 8 at the Miag-ao public plaza.

Arrested 'sikad' driver doused with hot water, eyes mashed with salt, chili

Thursday's arrest of two brothers in Barangay Sooc, Mandurriao District, Iloilo City has now taken a different twist from alarm and scandal faced by duo to alleged police brutality of their captors.

City could not file charges against a casual employee

Majority floor leader Councilor Eduardo Peñaredondo said the city government could not file any charges against the casual employee of the Sangguniang Panlungsod who allegedly wrote the letter claiming an overprice of P14 million in the San Isidro relocation site land deal.

Solons pushing for ConAs?

Iloilo City Rep. Raul Gonzalez Jr. said several congressmen belonging to the Kampi party are initiating a signature campaign to support a constitutional assembly (ConAs) in order to change the Philippine Constitution. This is contrary to the recent stand of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

Gonzalez eyeing a solar panel project

Iloilo City Representative Raul Gonzalez, Jr. has allocated some P200,000 for the installation of solar panels in a portion of the Jaro small market. This pilot project of the solon will benefit some 13 market stalls.

DOT targets 3 M foreign tourists in 2006

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is targeting a tourist arrival of three million this year 2006. Undersecretary Oscar Palabyab said the massive tourist arrival will bring a number of investments in the country.


Paraw Regatta aims to become biggest boat race in Asia

Beach master Jose Piamonte wants to make the Iloilo Paraw Regatta competition become the biggest boat race is Asia. They are expecting some 50-60 participants in the sailboat competition slated on February 18-19, 2006.

Iloilo all set to host 2006 PFF National Men's Senior Championship

With almost ten days to go before the opening of the most prestigious football event of 2006, all committees have been very busy preparing as the first batch of delegates set to arrive February 18, 2006. This was revealed by Iloilo Football Association (IFA)General Secretary Joseph Gensaya to this paper.

Multi-million infra projects boost ARB's livelihood activities

Farmers living in Brgy. Agnaga and Calamigan - Agrarian Reform Community (AGCA - ARC) received a big boost for their on-going community projects with the government's commitment to set aside funds for the rehabilitation and concreting of their farm-to-market roads and construction of their overflow bridge.


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


Carpooling Loonies
Cheaters,' a must have (Part II)

By Jinki H. Beldia

Consumers Domain
More thoughts on Charter Change

By Ian Seruelo

Without the Whitecoat
Meningococcemia, why the scare?

By Florentino P. Alerta II, M.D.

Bridging the gap
Tultul-making in Hoskyn, Jordan, Guimaras

By Prof. Henry Funtecha

Anything Under the Sun
Unitary versus Federal (2)

By Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

Iloilo Chinatown in disarray

By Nelson Robles


Rational Insanity
What to do on a valentine-less valentine"s day

By Bryan Mari Argos

The Fullness of Life
Love: the more excellent way

By Fr. Florentino S. Lim, CIHM

Eye Opener
The love of money

By Rodolfo P. Gumabong


SJS celebrates Valentines with a search
SJS celebrates Valentines with a search
Shanelle Stewart and Jim Clarence Fuentes were crowned as 2006 Queen and King of Hearts as St. Joseph School-Preschool Department held its pre-Valentine search on February 10 at the SJS Gym. Shanelle a kindergarten pupil also bagged the award for best in talent while Pre-elementary candidate Jim got the best in interview and best in formal wear.