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Master of Pain Jess Caigoy, a native of Leon, Iloilo, pulls a van with ropes attached to four sharp daggers pinned to his stomach. The feat was one of his many stunts for Incredible Features photographer Jeffery R. Werner. On April 17, 2006 Caigoy hopes to make it to the Guinness Book of World Records by sweeping the streets of San Miguel, Leon and Alimodian towns twenty-four hours non-stop. The activity is also a fund-raiser for the improvement of the Aleosan District Hospital.

Transport group presents proposals to ease traffic problem

Iloilo City -- If President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has her 10-point agenda for the betterment of the country, the Iloilo City Alliance of Drivers Association (Icada) also has its own 10-point agenda to ease the city's traffic problem.

Icada has no idea on local governance-Treņas

The Iloilo City Alliance of Drivers Association (Icada) must have no knowledge of local governance particularly in the procedures involving budget allocation.

Iloilo officials sound alarm over pest infestation

Officials of the country's second biggest rice producing province have sounded the alarm over the infestation of the rice black bug.


Locksmith says, 'Kingkong,' Tans made him open vault

Iloilo -- The plot now thickens and the surrounding events even more 'juicier' in the robbery complaint filed by prominent Filipino-Chinese businesswoman Conchita Tan. With some P4.2 million in reported loot, the respondents and prime suspects of Tan were Police Superintendent Renato Gumban, regional chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and three family members of the Zayco clan, in-laws of murdered businessman Francisco "Bobby" Tan.

Zaycos using minors to provide a defense for misdeeds

Conchita Tan, surviving grandaunt of murder victims Francisco "Bobby" Tan and Cynthia Marie Zayco-Tan, accused the Zayco family of using the Zayco-Tan children, who are currently in their custody, as a defense for their alleged misdeeds.

Softdrink exec files indirect contempt case vs superiors

Iloilo -- The former plant sales manager of Cosmos Visayas Bottlers, Inc. or Cosmos based in Zarraga, Iloilo has filed a petition for indirect contempt against the firm's corporate officers and members of the board of directors for allegedly defying and disobeying the final decisions of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC), Court of Appeals, Supreme Court, and the writ of execution to reinstate the manager.

Treņas mulls educational advancement for employees

Iloilo City -- Mayor Jerry P. Treñas has disclosed plans to enroll city government employees in the public management courses offered by the Ateneo School of Government (ASG).

Young Ilonggo farmer reckons wonderful memories of Japan

Iloilo -- His training in Japan has not only given him enough knowledge on his field of interest but also the Japanese value of hardwork and time management.


Group to sue DILG over 'barangay assembly'

The controversial barangay general assembly cum gathering of signatures for the people's initiative move over the weekend could bring officials of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in trouble.

Scientists urge farmers to bank on Darag native chicken's potentials

After seeing that the Darag native chicken continues to draw in great demand from consumers, scientists urge farmers to capitalize in the Darag's potentials.

Iloilo Milk Processing Plant inaugurated

Tigbauan, Iloilo -- The Province of Iloilo will soon be put in the map as one of the Dairy Zones in the country.


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STL is back

By Nelson Robles

Consumers Domain
'Raul' means anti-women

By Ian Seruelo

Unusual Channel
Blackmail and brownout

By Ma. Renette B. Uy

Res Gestae
America's dangerous moral crusade

By Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Anything Under the Sun
The 13th Apostle

By Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

Good luck, graduates! (Part 2)

By Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Without the Whitecoat
Returning back to work... who makes the decisions

By Florentino P. Alerta II, M.D.

Bridging the gap
Businesses and personalities in Iznart Street, 1930s

By Prof. Henry Funtecha

The world's largest "ukay-ukay"


on the dot
Knowing the tourist product

By Atty. Helen Camarista


The Fullness of Life

By Fr. Florentino S. Lim, CIHM

Rational Insanity
Noise is what the opposition is

By Bryan Mari Argos

eye opener
Put the City Library in conspicuous place


Letter to the Editor
Please consider publishing the following brief letter:

By Robert Sharpe, MPA


Mother Candida
Mother Candida: EQ center like no other
"Special children are given to extraordinary parents." This is the premise that I kept on telling myself. In the real society though, people see these group of children as an outcast. The public usually scrutinizes them leaving them helpless. Only few of us understand their nature and needs. Like most kids, these special angels have the right to enjoy the amenities of life including good education.


Days Hotel Iloilo
Wedding bells and more at Days Hotel Iloilo
Exchanging "I Dos" is not as easy as it seems to be. The day when a man and a woman become united by a sacred matrimony of marriage has to be perfect. Since the day we have found our amour, we have been dreaming of wearing an elaborate gown created by a respected name in the world of haute-couture beside the man we've been longing to spend our lifetime with. Imagine this: Rose petals covering the red velvet carpet as you and your husband-to-be gracefully walk in the aisle of commitment savoring each moment.