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NCIP orders a stop to eviction of Aetas in Boracay

The regional office of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) recently ruled that Aeta (locally known Ati) communities in the world famous tourist destination Boracay island in Malay, Aklan cannot be evicted from their settlement.

Full alert ordered as city, province brace for Labor Day 'unrest'

Hundreds of uniformed police have been called in for today's celebration of the Labor Day as augmentation forces of the Philippine Army are on standby, ready to respond if necessary.

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A.Chris Fernandez
This area near the Jaro Plaza usually becomes a chokepoint for motorists as both sides of the street are being used by out of town passenger jeepneys as waiting area for passengers.

Drivers decry wanton arrests

The Pinagkaisang Samahan ng Tsuper at Operators Nationwide (Piston) has called for a stop to the widespread and arbitrary arrests of drivers of passenger jeepneys plying various routes in the city.

The group held a mobile picket last Friday to protest what they dub as pure acts of harassment against the drivers.


Antique's Binirayan successful sans Javier backing

SAN JOSE, Antique--This year's Binirayan Festival turned out successful even without the support of Congressman Exequiel Javier.

House probe on Iloilo airport mess out this week

Members of Congress will officially hear the findings of the House Committee on Good Government relative to the investigation done on the multi-billion New Iloilo Airport Development Project (NIADP).

Iloilo City pushes for registration of 'kasambahays'

The Iloilo City Council approved the ordinance instituting the registration of domestic workers or "kasambahays" in the city's 180 barangays.

WVSU prof leads Darag native chicken program in Western Visayas

Dr. Evelyn Tomambo, a professor at the West Visayas State University takes the lead in the overseeing of the S & T Anchor Program for Philippine Native Chicken (Darag) in Region 6. Dr. Tomambo replaced Dr. Bernabe Cocjin who led the program from 1986 to 2005. Dr. Cocjin who is famous as a "darag guru " retired from the government service last December 2005.

Iloilo – always a business center

Iloilo, at present, is the business center of the Visayas. It has the greatest number of banks outside of Manila - more than 150 banks. A great amount of deposits in these banks come from the agricultural sector since Iloilo is primarily agricultural land chiefly producing rice earning it the name "rice granary of the Philippines."


Aklan is the "golden province" of the Philippines –PGMA

Kalibo, Aklan -For contributing much to the wealth and the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo called Aklan the "Golden Province" of the Philippines.

The 8th National Mango Congress: Enhancing global competitiveness

The provinces of Iloilo and Guimaras are blessed with fertile lands ideal for cultivating the sweet golden pear-shaped mangoes. The Department of Agriculture has identified 62 mango growers in the city and province of Iloilo. Statistics show that there are 14,390 fruit bearing and 14,975 non-fruit bearing mango trees giving a total of 29,365.


'Katagman' in Oton
Anything Under the Sun
Mill Hill Missionaries (3)
Unusual Channel
Explaining death
Consumers Domain
A Letter to the Working Class
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
What makes a traffic "foolice"
Behind the Velvet Ropes


Iloilo Yearbook 2005

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About the yearbook


The Fullness of Life

A God-Centered Life (Part II)

Rational Insanity

What people go through for the summer

opinion polls

Are you in favor of exempting all petroleum products from EVAT? Why / why not?


A poem and the Iloilo River

eye opener

Death penalty in hell



Pale Bleue Spring/Summer Collection 2006: A night of fashion

Summertime is nonetheless the best time to flaunt those abs and curves. Dressing up in style is a must this season. A perfect time to be fabulous. So, why not beat the summer heat with this year's latest trends?


Mayor Carina Flores: Oton's 1st lady mayor

Among the multitudes of towns in Iloilo, Oton is one of the most dynamic. Situated 10.2 kilometers away from the city, it is home to more than 65,000 Ogtonganons (based on the 2000 census population). Its 37 barangays are equally rich. It is one of the three oldest pueblos in the country and the oldest in Panay.