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DOT director assails Boracay cops for sitting on robbery case

Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Director Edwin Trompeta chided the Boracay Special Tourist Protection Office (BSTPO) for sitting on the robbery incident which victimized 10 Koreans last February in one of the resorts in Boracay Island.

Bautista denies forging deal with Miaque's group

Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) Director Senior Supt. Norlito Bautista vehemently denied that he entered into an agreement with lawyer Rex Rico, counsel for airport concessionaire Bernie Miaque, not to deploy police personnel in areas that are subject of ejection order by the court.

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River Clean Up
A. Chris Fernandez
Tons of garbage were again collected by volunteers from the Iloilo River in Thursday's clean up drive lead by the Iloilo City Government's Task Force Clean and Green.

Vice guv to file charges vs pro-guv board members

Charges of usurpation of authority and insubordination await top officials of the Antique Provincial Government particularly those identified with Governor Sally Perez. The accuser is Vice Governor Rhodora Cadiao.


House begins probe of Capitol building

Two of Iloilo's top officials met anew for yet another round of congressional inquiry. Sharing more than their seats in public office, Wednesday's official meeting reunited Third District Congressman Arthur Defensor and Governor Niel Tupas for a House probe on alleged anomalies in the new Capitol.

Hearing on custody of Tan children suspended

Today's scheduled hearing for the custody of the minor children of a murdered businessman here has been canceled.

Traffic fines collection reached to P1.2 M

There is a tremendous increase in the number of apprehended drivers in the city as well as its corresponding fines collected by city government for the first quarter of this year.

City tagline contest extended

The city government is extending the deadline of the tagline-making contest for another month due to numerous requests received by the Public Information Office (PIO)

Motor banca apprehended for illegal cargo

A motorized banca loaded with illegal forest products was apprehended by the Philippine National Police of Carles PO2 Joey A. Enojas together wih Carles Bantay Dagat Member Samuel A. Suguano while patrolling along the seashore of Carles, Iloilo at around 5:30 pm recently.


7th Piña & Fiber Festival highlights Aklan 50th Anniversary Celebration

Aklan province, the acknowledged piña capital and handloom weaving destination of the Philippines, will hold the 7th Aklan Piña & Fiber Festival (Fiber Fest) dubbed 7th @ 50th on 24-30 April 2006. This will be one of the major events to highlight the week-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Aklan (25 April). Venue will be at the Provincial Capitol Grounds, Capitol Site, Kalibo, Aklan.

DENR gears for Int'l Earth Day

The month of April ushers the celebration of International Earth Day. Earth Day is April 22. Why Earth Day?, because it works. Earth Day broadens the base of support for environmental programs, rekindles public commitment and involves a wide range of participants.

Asian Spirit to fly to Antique again

Air carrier Asian Spirit announced it would resume flights to Antique province, in the central Philippines, from Manila starting Friday "due to the public's insistent demand."


'I want somebody else for President!'
Anything Under the Sun
The sinking of MV Don Juan (3)
Consumers Domain
The 2006 Govt Budget
A Week's Worth of Fashion: Philippine Fashion Week 2006 kicks off
Without the Whitecoat
HMO can never replace the Company Physician
Bridging the gap
Delgado Street
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
Legalization of marijuana, unfriendly to Philippine economy


Iloilo Yearbook 2005

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About the yearbook


The Fullness of Life

Knowing how to wait


Stop, end the waste!

Rational Insanity

Noise is what the opposition is

eye opener

Gov. Tupas opposes STL operations in Iloilo


Bottle Cleaners

The lives of the bottle cleaners

You have probably heard the sensational diva Christina Aguilera testing her larynx with the chart-topping hit 'Genie in a Bottle.' As a child, we've spent hours holding and rubbing the soda bottle hoping that in a blink of an eye a blue Arabian man would come out and would grant our wishes. As expected, we ended up bruising ourselves and sighing out of frustration. Of course, such irrational idea we copied from fantasy story Aladdin and the Magic Lamp.

  Bo's Anniversary

Bo's Coffee Club SM Delgado celebrates one year anniversary

Bo's Coffee Club SM Delgado recently celebrated its one year anniversary.