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People's initiative may still be shot down in opposition bailiwicks

The people's initiative in support of the proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution has already gathered six million voters from around the country.

Boracay tricycle drivers oppose phase out plan

Some 500 tricycle drivers here fear that they might lose their livelihood after the Land Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) pushed for the phase out of tricycles as primary mode of transportation in Boracay Island.

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Poor family
A. Chris Fernandez
While the nation is divided on the issue of proposed changes to the constitution a typical Filipino family lives an ordinary life eking out a living just to make both ends meet.

Problems mar opening of city's night market

While City Councilor Jed Patrick Mabilog boasts of the successful opening of the city's Night Market along Muelle Loney St. last Friday, certain vendors have complained of poor sales alongside the problem on traffic congestion in the city's major artery, Iznart Street.


Military ombudsman to CIDG chief, 'Explain kidnapping raps'

Administrative and criminal charges are up anew against Police Superintendent Renato Gumban, regional chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG). And if the complainant can have her way, she would want said top cop to face death or reclusion perpetua.

GILAS project launched

To enable public school students here to compete on an equal footing with their private school counterparts, the city government has officially launched the Gearing Up Internet Literacy and Access for Students (GILAS) program early this week.

Airport tension cancels PAL flight

An airline flight from Iloilo Mandurriao Airport afternoon of Friday was canceled after tension broke out between the security guards of the Air Transportation Office (ATO) and businessman Bernie Miaque.

NMYL has no official stand on Cha-Cha

Apparently, the National Movement of Young Legislators (NMYL) were not convinced by Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita and Commissioners Romela Bengzon and Raul Lambino's insights to change the Philippine Constitution.

DTI-Iloilo slates 1st OTOP Fair

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) - Iloilo in partnership with the Ilonggo Producers Association (IPA) and the Iloilo Small and Medium Enterprise Development Foundation, Inc. is organizing the One Town One Product (OTOP) Fair 2006 on April 3-9, 2006 at the SM City Activity Center, Iloilo City.

More signatures up in oust moves vs BOR prexy, local doctor

Sentiments ran high as signatures continue to add up in the petition passed around the West Visayas State University Medical Center (WVSUMC) community calling for the ouster of the highest official of the center's governing body, the Board of Regents (BOR).


Priority program on water pushed

Engr. Timoteo Villaroman of the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) said that the different Water Districts (WDs) have a critical role in speeding up the President's Priority Program on Water, during a Water Forum, held at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol, March 29, 2006.

Some foreigners fake robbery cases for insurance purposes, says cop

Robbery cases involving foreign tourists in this island are not all true. Chief Inspector Jess Mendez, chief of the Boracay Special Tourist Police Office, claimed some of the robbery and theft cases reported by foreigners are purposely made for them to claim insurance.


'I want somebody else for President!'
Anything Under the Sun
The Sinking of MV Don Juan (1)
Consumers Domain
The 2006 Govt Budget
A Week's Worth of Fashion: Philippine Fashion Week 2006 kicks off
Without the Whitecoat
Mangosteen... food supplement or cure-all
Bridging the gap
Aldeguer Sreet
on the dot
Taxi drivers as tourism frontliners, goodwill guiding, 2nd Iloilo IAD, etc.
STL is back
Unusual Channel
Blackmail and brownout
Res Gestae
America's dangerous moral crusade


Iloilo Yearbook 2005

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The Fullness of Life

Knowing how to wait


Press freedom and societal responsibility

Rational Insanity

Noise is what the opposition is

eye opener

Put the City Library in conspicuous place


JBLCF Arevalo

JBLCF Arevalo: Soaring high with PQA Award

Colors narrate stories. Our personalities are depicted by hues and tints. Our heritage is a sum of different chroma and saturation. Each nuance and shade conveys a particular message. Each intensity and tone is a window to our soul.

  Hotel del Rio

Hotel del Rio and HoteLink: Gearing towards global

The world is changing rapidly. The conventional way of living is no longer applicable in the presently complicated modern world. Rocket-science dominated the previously simple and organic Filipino lifestyle. Yesterdays' Maria Clara was converted into a hip yuppie patronizing the pop culture mania.