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Top view of the area in Brgy. Ma. Cristina, Jaro razed by fire Sunday evening. A total of thirty-seven families lost their houses in the conflagration.
A.Chris Fernandez    

Treñas dares accusers to prove 'land scam' allegation

City Mayor Jerry Treñas has given Sarah Jane Magdalo or Norberto Ortigoza until this week to prove their allegations of overpricing in the acquisition of a lot for relocation site of families affected by the Iloilo Flood Control Project. Should they fail to show proof about their allegation, Treñas said, the city government will go on with the transaction.

Jaro fire razes P5M worth of properties

The Iloilo City Council may declare Brgy. Ma. Cristina in Jaro district under state of calamity following the huge conflagration Sunday night that razed 25 houses (22 totally burned, 3 partially burned) and commercial establishments.

Paragas rebuts Jardinico's claim

Iloilo -- Former Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Regional Executive Director Vicente Paragas belied the accusation of her former subordinate Forest Management Specialist Lucia Jardinico that he dismissed her due to personal grudge.


Armada dares Tupas to name visitor gambling lords

A challenge has now been issued by Vice Governor Roberto "Obet" Armada to Governor Niel Tupas for the latter to name the two gambling lords who reportedly paid Capitol a visit recently.

Silla denies break of 'conscience bloc', alliance with Tupas

Iloilo -- The 'conscience bloc' remains strong and existent. In fact, with or with no agenda, all-four minority board members of the Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) intend to keep their alliance as efforts continue to avert a collapse and break-up. And no linkages either with Governor Niel Tupas

Cash value for armaments surrendered up 100%

The 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division in sincere efforts to compliment armaments and explosives surrendered by the rebels or their sympathizers has increased the cash value in exchange by 100%.

Dingle drafts 10-year Ecological Solid Waste Management Plan

Dingle, Iloilo – The Municipality of Dingle has fianlly drafted its 10-year Ecological Solid Waste Management Plan, which is up for submission to the National Solid Waste Commission for approval.

WV's 480 botika ng barangay sell cheaper medicines

Cheap er, safe, effective and quality medicines are now available at the 480 Botika Ng Barangay in Western Visayas.

Experimental class for mechanical engineering graduates to start

Here is an opportunity for children of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who are Mechanical Engineering graduates and would want to build a good career in the seafaring industry.

Treñas asks for approval of P100T aid to landslide victims

City Mayor Jerry Treñas will ask the approval of the Sangguniang Panlungsod today for the release of P100,000 as the city's financial assistance to the landslide victims in Barangay Guinsaugon, Saint Bernard, Southern Leyte.


Antique's Binirayan 2006 vies for longest festival

Antique province's annual Binirayan festival might turn out to be the longest festival in the country. Binirayan Foundation, Inc. (BFI), official events manager of the 32-year old cultural festival announced that Binirayan 2006 will start from April 1 and end with a three-day highlight on April 27 to 29.

100,000 cash awaits Binirayan's best Malay-Ati tribe

For the first time in the history of the Binirayan festival, the winner in Malay-Ati competition takes home 100,000 cash.

23% of Western Visayas high landslide susceptible

Office of Civil Defense VI Director Rosario Cabrera said that as per record, about 23.49 percent of Region VI are classified with high landslide susceptibility.


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Boboy's imminent doom

By Nelson Robles

Unusual Channel
Tempting gossip and other brain spills

By Ma. Renette B. Uy

Consumers Domain
Disasters and all

By Ian Seruelo

Res Gestae
aggR-VATing life

By Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Assumption Education – a gift! (Part 2 of 2)

By Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Without the Whitecoat
Hiring a company doctor or medical retainer

By Florentino P. Alerta II, M.D.

Bridging the gap
The many faces of marriage and sexuality

By Prof. Henry Funtecha

Anything Under the Sun
Marian Apparitions (2)

By Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

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

By Jinki H. Beldia


The profit is 'greener' than the grass
Not yet over


Rational Insanity
Food and something like it

By Bryan Mari Argos

The Fullness of Life
Love the more excellent way (Part II)

By Fr. Florentino S. Lim, CIHM

Eye Opener
The love of money

By Rodolfo P. Gumabong


Ateneo de Iloilo
Ateneo de Iloilo Theater goes retro with 'Friends Forever'
Last February 17 and 18, Ateneo de Iloilo - Santa Maria Catholic School presented a 1980's-set musical play that touched the lives of the high school students especially the seniors.