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Winning photo by Dr. Ma. Socorro Martinez   Enlarge this image
The above photo by Dr. Ma. Socorro Martinez won first place in the recently concluded Dinagyang Photo Contest spearheaded by the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc.

Legal officer: Memorandum excluding Jardinico from payroll stays

The legal opinion of Atty. Romeo Mijares, chief, Legal Division of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) was actually the basis for the deletion from the payroll of the name of Lucia Jardinico effective January this year.

Treņas dreams of making Dinagyang biggest festival in Visayas

City Mayor Jerry Treņas dreams of making Iloilo Dinagyang festival as the biggest festival not only in Western Visayas but in the entire Visayas region.

Iloilo City picked best investment site

A recent survey conducted by the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Policy Center has chosen Iloilo City as one of the twenty best investment sites in the country.

'Love specials' mark heart's day

It was to be a red-letter (and shirts) day, literally, for the Ilonggo community with this year';s Valentines particularly celebrated on a high note. With restaurant-bars throughout the city and outskirts of the city coming up with Valentines treat, "love specials" were offered in the menu as buffets after buffets formed part of the day';s choices.


City's most wanted person falls

Police has remitted Monday the city's most wanted person at the Iloilo City District Jail in Ungka, Jaro after he was presented to the court that issued the warrant for his arrest.

Syjuco lashes at Drilon, calls the Senator 'Iloilo's curse'

It's payback time anew for Secretary Augusto Boboy Syjuco, Director-General of the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) after weeks of being the subject of 'attacks' hurled through the media.

No need for House to probe ULTRA stampede

Iloilo City Representative Raul Gonzalez, Jr. said there is no need for the House of Representatives to conduct a congressional inquiry on the ULTRA stampede which killed some 74 people.

Centena celebrates birthday with jobs fair/bloodletting

As his way of giving back to his beloved Calinognons all the support he has been getting from them through the years, Mayor Alex Centena, as part of his birthday celebration this year, sponsored a jobs fair-cum-bloodletting-cum-medical mission activity at the Calinog Covered Gym last Tuesday.


EBJ statue’s original splendor restored—Prov’l Historical Council

The Provincial Historical Council of Antique defended its move of restoring the statue of the late Governor Evelio B. Javier in time for the 20th commemoration of the Antiqueño martyr.

'Bugal kang Antique' search opens

The Binirayan Festival is not all merry-making. It is also time for Antiqueños to honor those who have done well not only to make the province proud, but also to improve the quality of lives of the Antiqueños.

Info campaign on EVAT set in Nabas

An information campaign on the Expanded Value Added Tax (EVAT) will be conducted on February 17 in the municipality of Nabas, Aklan.


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Unusual Channel
Once again and more

By Ma. Renette B. Uy

Anything Under the Sun
Marian Apparitions (1)

By Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

A ‘haunted’ capitol

By Nelson Robles

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


On being Jareño and the continued relevance of the Jaro-Agro Industrial Fair

By Ma. Gloria J. Guadarrama-Saulog

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


Assumption Batch '81
Assumption Batch '81
Not so old girls celebrate old girls day
Greetings of cheers and "beso-beso" exchanged among the members of class '81 of Assumption Iloilo. Of 60 who graduated 25 years ago, 21 came home for the "Old Girls Day". Of 60, 28 are US and Canada based, 4 are in Manila and the rest spread in the beautiful isalnd of Panay. It was a fun-packed weekend planned and coordinated by Marinela de la Cruz-Maglutac. .


Arevalo : Home of Paraw
Arevalo: Home of Paraw Regatta
It was then known as “La Villa de Arevalo,” a name given by Governor Ronquillo who founded it in 1581 in honor of his hometown in Avila, Spain. For the early century, Arevalo became a Spanish naval station, a busy seaport, a textile emporium and the jumping point of Spanish expeditions against the Moros and the Dutch.