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Poor access way, congestion caused the fire to spread swiftly

Firefighters had difficulty penetrating the fire scene in Brgy. North Baluarte last Monday due to poor access way.

'Let us help them rebuild their homes, lives,' Councilor appeals for Molo fire victims

Monday's fire that gutted over a hundred shanties and left over a thousand homeless in Barangay North Baluarte, Molo, Iloilo City would need a lot of help from the City Government. Yet the fire victims could also use outside assistance from the community.

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Firefighters had a hard time putting off the fire which swiftly razed 296 houses in Brgy. North Baluarte, Molo due to the absence of access way and congestion of houses.

Relief operations for fire victims ongoing

A call for donations has been made by City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas for the more than a thousand families left homeless by the huge fire that occurred last Monday in Brgy. North Baluarte, Molo, Iloilo City.


Tupas clears son over meddling issue

Fifth district Rep. Rolex Suplico and two other Ilonggo solons may have not named the provincial official who allegedly meddled in the affairs of the House Committee on Good Government, but Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas, Sr. is pretty sure they are referring to his son Board Member Niel Tupas, Jr.

DA allocates P2 M to fight off black bug

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has allocated P2 million for the light trap operations and public information campaign against the Rice Black Bug (RBB) which affected some towns in the northern and central part of Iloilo.

Groundbreaking rites for Tubungan farm-to-market road held

Agriculture Secretary Domingo Panganiban recently led the groundbreaking for the improvement of the Farm to Market Road (FMR) in Barangay Batga, Tubungan. The road project amounted to P666,666.

CBCP prexy backs anti-chacha alliance

Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President Archbishop Angel Lagdameo recently gave his nod and blessing to the convenors of the newly-formed alliance Ilonggos' Movement Against Arroyo's Cha-Cha (I March).

Capitol lines up activities for 105th Semana Sang Iloilo

Various activities has been lined up for a weeklong celebration of the 105th Semana Sang Iloilo, which will commence on April 17th and will end on April 21st this year.


Colet Mining Corp still in confirmatory drilling stage

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Region 6 said that the claims of an anti-mining group about the destruction of approximately 100 hectares of fertile rice lands at Sitio Dung-I in Sipalay City by the Colet Mining Development Corporation is without basis.

German government will give grants and soft loan for environmental projects

The project proposal of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for possible funding of environmental projects in Western Visayas is now on its inception period, which is very crucial for the preparation of the Feasibility Study made by the KFW, a German funding agency.

Biotech course to initiate LGU capability towards dev’t innovations

A special course on biotechnology for local chief executives will be offered soon by the government.


Pray and repent
Anything Under the Sun
The Seven Last Words
Unusual Channel
Are you obnoxious?
Consumers Domain
Tradpol's Initiative
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.
'I want somebody else for President!'
Unusual Channel
Blackmail and brownout
Res Gestae
Legalization of marijuana, unfriendly to Philippine economy


Iloilo Yearbook 2005

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The Fullness of Life

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Stop, end the waste!

Rational Insanity

Are you man enough?

eye opener

Gov. Tupas opposes STL operations in Iloilo



Holy Week in the Philippines

Being the only Christian nation in the Far East, the belief of such religious observance was inherently Christian in origin brought to the Philippines by the Spanish Conquistadors when they first planted the Cross, symbol of Christianity, on the islands thus signaling the advent of the conversion of the natives to the faith of the Conquerors.

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Behind the scenes with the Quizon Avenue stars

I am a self-confessed silver screen addict. I have this condition called chronic couch-potato syndrome. The specific signs and symptoms of anorexia and catatonic schizophrenia associated with crocodile tears are evident during TV sessions. Aggravated by the picture tube, I once scored 8 in the Glasgow Coma Scale.