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Well designed or not, the tricycle is still a major means of transportation in the countryside. Photo taken in a village in Negros Occidental.
A.Chris Fernandez    

Mayors file estafa raps vs league exec

Iloilo -- A criminal complaint for Estafa was filed against an official of the League of Municipalities in the Philippines (LMP)-Iloilo chapter over P400,000 in questionable bank withdrawals of the league's funds. More money is feared to have been lost and collections believed to be undeposited, the league now making an inventory of its finances.

IDFI only gained P1.5 M in 2006 Dinagyang festival

Iloilo City -- Finally, the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) released its financial report that showed they only gained P1,501,551.72 from the entire celebration.

City hopes to collect P109M to construct new city hall building

Iloilo City -- The city government is hoping to collect some P103 million from different government owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) to raise funds for the construction of a new Iloilo City Hall building.


IPRFI incurred P4T deficit, still saves some amount

Iloilo City -- The Iloilo Paraw Regatta Foundation Inc. (IPRFI) has acquired some P4,000 deficit in this year's sailboat competition. However, the foundation still managed to keep some P200,000 in their bank account.

Quality skills training for tourism industry workers up

Iloilo -- To ensure that the quality of skilled workers in the country is of high standards the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) together with the Tourism Industry Board Foundation Inc. (TIBFI) has adopted the Philippines-Australia Quality Vocational Education and Training Project (PAQTVET) which had its pilot launching in Iloilo City last Wednesday (March 8).

P500 T awaits best markets

Iloilo -- Department of Agriculture 6 (DA 6) Director Jindra Linda Demeterio announced that a P500,000 reward is at stake for each of the best private and public markets here in Iloilo City that make affordable, safe and nutritious food accessible to its consumer under the "Huwarang Palengke" search launched nationwide recently.

CTO chief off for seminar in Japan

City Treasurer Katherine Tingson will be off for a week long seminar workshop in Tokyo, Japan on local government resource management. The workshop will start on March 13-17, 2006.


First Komedya festival slated in Binirayan 2006

San Jose, Antique -- It's a festival within a festival. The four-day komedya festival in San Jose, Antique on April 20 to 23 is the first to be organized in West Visayas. This is one of the activities included in the month-long Binirayan celebration in the province of Antique.

Search for ten outstanding students of the Philippines on

Every year, outstanding students across the region are given the chance for their achievements to be recognized. Areas that are taken into consideration include superior academic performance, remarkable leadership skills, altruistic community involvement and praiseworthy personal values.


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on the dot
Moving on

By Atty. Helen Camarista

Gate-Crashing at the Oscars

By Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Without the Whitecoat
Testimonies vs. evidence-based practice

By Florentino P. Alerta II, M.D.

Bridging the gap
City streets in Iloilo

By Prof. Henry Funtecha

Anything Under the Sun
Ilonggo soldiers on other war fronts (1)

By Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

Goodbye James

By Nelson Robles

Unusual Channel
Friends by nature

By Ma. Renette B. Uy

Consumers Domain
The childish dull bully

By Ian Seruelo

Res Gestae
Breaking down EDSA 1 fanaticism

By Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

'The world's greatest challenge'



'Who will save Filipinos from themselves?'
The Fullness of Life

By Fr. Florentino S. Lim, CIHM

Rational Insanity
'Out' of trouble?

By Bryan Mari Argos

Answering a grieving grandmother's call


Letter from a grieving grandmother
By Rosalinda Garcia Zayco
Eye Opener
Discipline officials in Guinsaugon tragedy

By Rodolfo P. Gumabong


Discover Mambukal
The noisy and the busy metropolitan is undeniably eye-straining. The deafening horns of the gigantic buses and pooling cars cause stress to our body. The seemingly unending traffic jam on the major streets of the metro is an added burden that one has to go through everyday. Now that the breeze of summer is finally here, I am sure that most of us dream of taking a break from our usual daily activities.


Operation: St. Bernard
Operation: St. Bernard
After that fateful event last February 18, 2006 in St. Bernard, Southern Leyte where many perished due to a landslide, the JCI Iloilo Ilang Ilang was quick to plan a relief goods drive for the victims, but what can an all women chapter do in order to reach out to as many Ilonggos to participate in the drive in so short a time! Luckily we have a media partner in the face of The News Today which is now becoming a breakfast staple in every household in Iloilo.