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Porters unload sacks of charcoal from Guimaras. With the continuous increase in the price of liquified petroleum gas (LPG) many people have reverted to the use of charcoal and wood for their household fuel needs.
A.Chris Fernandez    

Beleaguered hospital chief may get 60-day suspension

Iloilo -- Dr. Noel Icamina, the beleaguered Chief of Hospital of the Iloilo Provincial Hospital based in Pototan, Iloilo, may be meted with a 60-day preventive suspension following the result of investigation conducted by the Fact Finding Committee created by Governor Niel Tupas, Sr. which validated almost all of the complaints of the 24 personnel from the said hospital.

4 ICPO police units post zero accomplishment

Four police units under the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) posted zero accomplishment relative to the campaign against illegal drugs. While, Task Force Bakhaw registered the highest number of apprehension on illegal drugs compared to eight other police units.

Bank bars city gov't employees from loaning

City government employees, at present, could not apply for a loan before the Philippine Veterans Bank. The reason: a former city councilor failed to settle his debt to the bank.


Contractor given go-signal to start floodway project

The contractor of the Iloilo Flood Control Project has been given the notice to proceed with the construction by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Police raid nabs 'gun broker'

Top cops of the 4th Iloilo Provincial Mobile Group (IPMG) arrested Wednesday a longtime police character infamous for being a "gun broker" in Dueñas, Iloilo.

Cops hunt robbers, rapists of two teeners in Pototan heist

Police are on the look-out for two male suspects responsible in Thursday's early morning heist and sexual assault on two young female teeners.

Man rapes calf...

This really happened in one hot afternoon in the quiet town of Sibalom, Province of Antique. And it happened not only once but twice.

...gay arrested for rape of 'childlike' neighbor

A 21 year-old homosexual is behind bars and facing charges of rape and sexual assault after a 22 year-old mentally-disabled neighbor pointed to him as his assailant.

Gil, Sonalan to represent 4 councilors in civil suit

The Sangguniang Panlungsod recently approved a resolution authorizing Atty. Reynaldo Sonalan and City Legal Office chief Atty. Edgardo Gil to represent the four city councilors in a civil case filed by businessman and newspaper publisher Bernie Miaque.

Molo police tops in arrest of wanted persons

The Molo police precinct (PP 4) tops among the police units in the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) in their drive against against wanted persons. To date, they have arrested 14 persons including two barangay captains in Molo.


It's all systems go for WVRAA '06

ROXAS CITY -- Saying everything has been set and put in place, Dr. Lagrimas D. Ubal, Schools Superintendent of the Division of Capiz, announced that Capiz is ready to host the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet which reels off March 16 at Villareal Stadium here.


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on the dot
Knowing the tourist product

By Atty. Helen Camarista

Good Luck, Graduates! (Part 1)

By Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Without the Whitecoat
Choosing a medical school... PBL vs. Traditional

By Florentino P. Alerta II, M.D.

Bridging the gap
Iznart Street

By Prof. Henry Funtecha

Anything Under the Sun
Glorious military tradition of Ilonggo soldier (1)

By Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

Never trust an 'actor'

By Nelson Robles

Unusual Channel
Working with God

By Ma. Renette B. Uy

Consumers Domain
International Women's Day

By Ian Seruelo

Hunting for a column


Res Gestae
Wake up call

By Francisco B. Lindero Jr.


eye opener
What is in store for our graduates?


The Fullness of Life
Self-denial (part II)

By Fr. Florentino S. Lim, CIHM

Rational Insanity
Ignorance can get you pubic lice

By Bryan Mari Argos

'Who will save Filipinos from themselves?'


Kabayan Hotel
Kabayan Hotel: VIP treatment for less
Finances always become an issue especially during economic crisis. Nowadays, people find it hard to rest their blue and purple bills in their wallet. In fact, some would often find themselves wondering how to spend their hard-earned money wisely. Others would consider comfort especially when traveling as a luxury rather than a need.