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Tighter security up as jail guards foil Poblacion 'rescue'

Security has been tightened anew with more precautions set to prevent any escape or planned "rescue" on Jonathan Poblacion, principal suspect in the celebrated Jefferson Tan Kidnapping For Ransom (KFR) case.

From double security escorts, Poblacion now enjoys triple 'bodyguards' excluding the convoy of more jail guards, all heavily-armed every time he is set to appear for the KFR hearings at the Ramon Avanceņa Hall of Justice here.

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Beautifully designed kites wait for their turn to fly up in the air in Sunday's "Bomborador" (kite flying contest) held at the Oton Central Elementary School grounds. The event sponsored by Bombo Radyo Iloilo was one of the attractions in the Katagman Festival 2006 of the Municipality of Oton which culminates today, Wednesday, with a Streetdancing and Musical, Dance and Theater Competition.

Wild talks or A-1 intel report?

Are they staging a comeback or is it all wild imaginations? For top cops of Police Regional Office (PRO) 6, it pays to be on guard and it will not certainly hurt to be "extra cautious."


SP to discuss admin raps vs Tanza-Esperanza dad

The Sangguniang Panlungsod will tackle today (Wednesday) in its regular session the administrative complaint for grave misconduct and abuse of authority filed against the barangay captain of Brgy. Tanza-Esperanza, City Proper.

PGMA Training for Work Scholarship Project launched

The PGMA Training for Work Scholarship Project (PGMA TWSP) had its regional launching in Iloilo City, May 1, led by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) VI.

TSKI launches scholarship program

Taytay Sa Kauswagan, Inc. (TSKI) a multi-awarded non-government organization (NGO) engaged in microfinance has started preparatory work for implementation this school opening in June 2006 of a scholarship program to initially benefit ten incoming college students.

ICCB targets 1T tourists in Iloilo City Tour project

The Iloilo City Convention Bureau (ICCB) is hoping to entice some 1,000 tourists in its latest project dubbed as Iloilo City Tour. The number of target tourists could either be local or foreign.

De la Llana assumes as OIC mayor

Vice Mayor Guillermo De La Llana assumed as the OIC mayor of Iloilo City after Mayor Jerry Treñas went to New York, USA for a 12-day trip relative to the case study of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development.

PESO announces job vacancies for Dubai

Do you want to work abroad with no placement fee?


PGMA backs reasonable wage increase

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared on Monday that her administration will support a reasonable wage increase the tripartite regional wage boards would recommend.

GTZ-DP Launches 2 New Projects in WV Region

The Manager of the German Technical Cooperation - Decentralization Program, Dr. Herwig Mayer, came for a 2-day visit in the region to sign two Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) launching two new grant-projects. The NEDA Region VI Office will lead the implementation of these projects in coordination with the concerned local government units.


Dinagyang, Pintados robbed in Aliwan Festival
Anything Under the Sun
Mill Hill Missionaries (4)
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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Power Crisis

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


Santana Roots Concert

Santana Roots Concert: Reliving the legend

Indeed, the Santana Roots concert led by Santana's original lead singer Gregg Rolie at the SM City Carpark on the eve of April 30 was stunningly great.

  Iloilo City Tour

Iloilo City Tour: Promoting tourism through heritage

Iloilo is known for its loving people and for its rich cultural heritage. Along the streets of the city are the huge century-old churches and establishments. Visiting the city is like browsing the pages of history.