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April 28, 2006, Iloilo City, Philippines
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GMA warns of power crisis looming over Boracay

Iloilo is not alone as far as power woes are concerned.

La Paz plaza is city's freedom park area

Prior to the Supreme Court's (SC) ruling that the Arroyo administration's Calibrated Preemptive Response (CPR) policy is unconstitutional, the city has already designated its own freedom park area.

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Boys and Carabaos
A.Chris Fernandez
A group of boys and carabaos enjoy the water in a pond near food establishments along Diversion Road one hot afternoon of Wednesday.

City's proposed loan for slaughterhouse faces objection

The city government might lose the opportunity to avail the P10.8 million from the Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (ACEF) of the the Department of Agriculture as additional funding for its class AA abattoir which is undergoing construction in Brgy. Tacas, Jaro.

This is manifested in the letter sent by Director Roberto G. Villa, officer-in-charge of the project Service and Head of ACEF's National Secretariat to City Secretary Diosdada Carado. The letter was dated April 5, 2006.

Villa in his letter stressed that the local government unit or the city "might be required to strongly justify its request for a class AA abattoir since there is already a similar National Meat Inspection Service-accredited facility at Brgy. Nabitasan, Leganes."


DOE help sought on Peco-Napocor interconnection

To ease the projected power shortage in Iloilo City, the Sangguniang Panlungsod approved a resolution requesting Department of Energy Secretary Raphael Lotilla to extend immediate assistance for the interconnection of Panay Electric Company (Peco), Panay Power Corporation (PPC) and Cebu-Negros Panay (CNP) Grid of National Power Corporation (Napocor)-National Transmission Corporation (Transco).

Cops eye ex-con in La Paz killing

City cops are on the look-out for the male suspect, reportedly an ex-convict, on Wednesday's fatal stabbing incident that terrified residents in La Paz District.

Four Ilonggo tribes perform in Aliwan Fiesta 2006

Ilonggos who are here in Metro Manila are rearing to witness the performance on Saturday of four tribes from Iloilo that joined in the Aliwan Fiesta 2006, the Philippines' grandest fiesta participated by the country's 28 major festivals.

TRO vs Cha-Cha in Roxas City granted

Capiz' Movement Against Arroyo's Cha-Cha or C MARCH, scored a victory over exponents of people's initiative when on April 25, 2006, Judge Edward B Contreras, of Branch 17, 6th Judicial Region based in Roxas City, Capiz ordered COMELEC Regional Elections Officer VI Atty. Ausan, Capiz Provincial Elections Officer Nelly Abao-Lee, Roxas City Elections Officer Rutche Calixterio and the Municipal Elections Officers of Cuartero, Dao, Dumalag, Ivisan, Jamindan, Maayon, Pontevedra, Pres. Roxas, Sigma, and Tapaz to cease and desist immediately from taking cognizance of verification of signatures of the supposed registered voters by any people's organization.

Ramirez tops 1st Semana sang Iloilo Photo Contest

The results are in and the judges have made their decisions.


PGMA awards education vouchers to three elementary schools in Aklan

Three public elementary schools in this province became the latest recipients of education vouchers from President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo yesterday afternoon.

GMA orders change of Panay dev't plan from agri to tourism

President Arroyo wants development plans for Panay island changed from agri-industrial to tourism.


'Katagman' in Oton
Anything Under the Sun
Mill Hill Missionaries (2)
Unusual Channel
Explaining death
Consumers Domain
We told you so
Without the Whitecoat
'Hukaw' scare... who's liable?
Bridging the gap
Rizal Street
on the dot
Taxi drivers as tourism frontliners, goodwill guiding, 2nd Iloilo IAD, etc.
The other globalization
Res Gestae
Predators in the streets
Behind the Velvet Ropes


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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



Manamit Festival

'Manamit!' Festival

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Manila will be having a Iloilo Heritage Month for the Month of May . It is in conjunction with the National Heritage Month that staged annually in May by the Filipino Heritage Festival,Inc. Various hotels and cultural groups participate in the annual festival, which is headed by Mita Rufino, Bambi Harper and Chi Salas. This project has brought Mandarin Oriental Hotel Manila to stage successful Davao and a Bulacan festivals over the past two years.


Tubungan holds Tubong-Tubong Festival '06

Once again the municipality of Tubungan will hold its annual Tubong-Tubong Festival this last week of April. The spectacle called TUBONG-TUBONG is joined by boys and girls in colorful costumes dancing up the main streets to an ethno-pop beat. The steps are a mixture of today's modern movements with ethnic rituals danced in a perfect rhythm to the beat of indigenous musical instruments. With this year's theme "Kauswagan, Padayunon, Padayon sa Paghili-ugyon," the municipality of Tubungan is inviting everyone to witness and enjoy Tubong-Tubong Festival which opens with an Agro-Fair, Tourism and Trade Center and civic parade with the street dancing competition on April 26.