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April 26, 2006, Iloilo City, Philippines
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RTC junks group's petition to stop signature verification

Iloilo City--The city and provincial offices of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) may continue with the verification of signatures gathered for the administration backed "people's initiative."

65 City Hall employees in ‘bad debtors’ list

Iloilo City--A top official of a government bank has now sought immediate action of Mayor Jerry Treñas over unpaid salary loan of 65 Iloilo City Government employees.

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New Iloilo AirPort
A.Chris Fernandez
The wide angle view of the airport construction site in Cabatuan-Sta. Barbara area taken last April 24, 2006. The imposing structures in the background are the control tower and the state of the art terminal building while in the foreground the taxiway and runway.

Contractor assures airport project still within timetable

Taisei Shimizu Joint Venture, contractor of the P6.2 billion New Iloilo Airport Development Project in Cabatuan-Sta. Barbara area, assured that by March next year they will already turn-over the project to the Department of Transportation and Communications for commissioning and testing.


Court ruling a boost to 'people's initiative' move

Iloilo City -- Mayor Jerry Treñas claims victory on the decision of Judge Ma. Yolanda M. Panaguiton-Gaviño of Regional Trial Court Branch 34 junking the petition for Prohibition with Prayer for Preliminary Injunction and Issuance of Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against him and local Comelec officials relative to the verification of signatures gathered for "people's initiative" to amend the 1987 Constitution.

Another graft charges up vs Syjuco

Provincial Administrator Manuel Mejorada formally charged Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) Administrator Auguto "Boboy" Syjuco for violation of Section 3, paragraphs (e) and (h) of Republic Act No. 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act) and Republic Act No. 6713 (Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees) relative to the acquisition and sale of two dumptrucks belonging to his Tawo kag Duta Foundation.

Man mauled, point to brgy execs as attackers

Such awaits answer as the family of a 32 year-old resident of La Paz District, Iloilo City vowed to pursue charges against at least three barangay officials here.

LCP extends P50T aid to fire victims

The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP), headed by Mayor Jerry P. Treñas as president, extended P50,000 financial assistance to some 300 households affected by a huge fire in Brgy. North Baluarte, Molo recently.

Capitol unveils portraits of past, present governors of Iloilo

To give honor to their deeds and achievements and to immortalize the legacies of the past pillars of Province of Iloilo, the Iloilo Provincial Government unveiled the portraits of part governors from 1901 to the present during the Testimonial Dinner held last week as highlight of the 105th Semana Sang Iloilo celebration.

DA urged on city's bid for 'hi-tech' slaughterhouse

Efforts are up anew to seek national support and approval on the city's bid for a slice on the Agriculture Department's Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (ACEF).


Aklan Kalahi farmers showcase bigger, better produce

Teeming with golden harvest from the produce of Aklanon farmers, the KALAHI Farmers' Center (KFC) joins the Province of Aklan's 50th anniversary celebration marking the best years and best produce from among the 14 agrarian reform communities (ARCs) in Aklan.

Antique searches for new ambassadress of goodwill

As the Binirayan Festival of Antique is getting closer to its highlights which is on April 27-29, a new Lin-ay kang Antique (Miss Antique) will be crowned on April 28. Eleven candidates coming from various municipalities of the province will compete for the title.


'Katagman' in Oton
Anything Under the Sun
Mill Hill Missionaries (1)
Unusual Channel
Explaining death
Consumers Domain
Tradpol's Initiative
Without the Whitecoat
Annual Medical Examination... not for a fee
Bridging the gap
Sto. Rosario Street
on the dot
Taxi drivers as tourism frontliners, goodwill guiding, 2nd Iloilo IAD, etc.
Dinner and Imelda
Res Gestae
Predators in the streets
Behind the Velvet Ropes


Iloilo Yearbook 2005

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A poem and the Iloilo River

eye opener

Death penalty in hell

The Fullness of Life

A God-centered Life

Rational Insanity


opinion polls

Is Death Penalty Law an effective deterrent of criminality? Why / why not?


International Earth Day 2006

International Earth Day 2006: Stop Global Warming!

What is Earth Day? Why do we need to celebrate? Earth Day is celebrated every 22nd of April. It marks the anniversary of the birth of the environmental movement in 1970.


Technocrats: The band... the music... the gigs

Bands are considered as the ambassadors of music. They breathe life into the long-forgotten melodies that once tickled our hearts. As they play their music, the stories of our lives unfold. Encapsulated within each lyrics are our deepest unspoken emotions.