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Slain OFW in Bahrain dreamt of death

Dreams do come true, be it happy or sad.

Night vendors may go back to their old places--Treñas

Touched by the vendors' woes relative to the city's Night Market Ordinance, Mayor Jerry Treñas has decided to give them the option to go back to their old places or remain at the Night Market area in Muelle Loney Street.

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USA Workers
A. Chris Fernandez
The dismissed union officers led by Theodore Neil Lasola (seated, 4th from left) inside their strike area on the day news came out that the Supreme Court (SC) denied their appeal. At left, Atty. Sabino Padilla III, legal counsel of the University of San Agustin explains to the media the SC ruling.

University lawyer urges dismissed workers to voluntarily vacate strike area

University of San Agustin (USA) legal counsel Atty. Sabino Padilla III urged the striking officers of the University of San Agustin Employees Union-FFW (USAEU-FFW) to voluntary clear the strike area in front of the campus in respect to the Supreme Court (SC) decision upholding the earlier ruling of the Court of Appeals.


Treñas doesn't want airport incident repeated

Iloilo City -- City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas on Tuesday met with representatives from the Regional Trial Court (RTC), Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Air Transportation Office (ATO) to ensure that a tension similar to what happened Friday afternoon at the Iloilo Mandurriao Airport would not be repeated.

Drug raid nets two in Jaro

Iloilo City -- Call it rotten timing but it was such for 38 year-old Ramil Ledesma and 24 year-old John Bales who ended up in jail after a visit to a common friend's house in Jaro, Iloilo City.

Woman in slavery, child prostitution raps fall

Iloilo -- City cops arrested Tuesday a woman wanted for slavery, child prostitution and other sexual abuses in a successful police operation inside a local hotel here.

Shoot-out mars arrest of murder suspect

Iloilo -- A murder suspect wanted for the killing of a barangay captain in Kabankalan, Negros Occidental was shot and hospitalized following a shoot-out with operatives.

Bantay Dagat nabs 6 illegal fishing vessels in Batad

Iloilo -- In it's continuing fight against illegal activities in the province, the Iloilo Provincial Government through the Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force in Binon-an, Batad has apprehended last week six illegal fishing vessels in territorial waters of the Municipalities of Concepcion and Batad.


West Visayas LGUs set up material recovery facility

San Jose, Antique -- Three Local Government Units in Antique (LGU) set up Material Recovery Facilities in support to the Solid Waste Management Program. These are the municipalities of Pandan and Anini-y, which are strategically located in northern and southern portion of the province respectively. San Jose, the capital town has its own MRF located at the Trade Town.

Local DILG officials deny involvement on PI signature campaign

Iloilo -- Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Director Evelyn Trompeta vehemently denied involvement on the People's Initiative signature campaign which was simultaneously held with the March 25, 2006 Barangay General Assembly.

Western Visayas hosts mineral exploration project

One of the 24 priority mining projects in the country that is expected to generate US$ 8 billion worth of investments which was disclosed by Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Angelo Reyes recently, is in Western Visayas.


'I want somebody else for President!'
Anything Under the Sun
The sinking of MV Don Juan (2)
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.
Who is afraid of Gloria?
Unusual Channel
Blackmail and brownout
Res Gestae
America's dangerous moral crusade


Iloilo Yearbook 2005

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About the yearbook


The Fullness of Life

Knowing how to wait


Press freedom and societal responsibility

Rational Insanity

Noise is what the opposition is

eye opener

Gov. Tupas opposes STL operations in Iloilo


Macavinta House

Macavinta House

It looks like a modified European Castle amidst modern edifices facing Gen. Hughes St., Iloilo City.

  Miss Teen Phil. WV

Miss Teen Philippines WV 2006: The saga of beauties

Our definition of beauty is vague. Oftentimes we assume that anything that is pleasing to the eyes is beautiful. We reflexly relate the idea of beauty to physical form. The picture of a goddess-like face and a flawless milky skin linger in our thoughts when we utter the three-vowelled word.