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Vice guv bolts Lakas, goes Liberal

Major changes are expected in Iloilo's political arena as a key figure in the ruling administration party bolts out and makes a shift in party allegiance.

Legal tiff brewing over Cascades concert

The proposed concert here of an erstwhile popular American singing group is likely to be played, not in a concert hall, but within the sala of a courtroom at the Hall of Justice.

Already, a topnotch legal office here has warned of possible legal action against a Metro Manila based production outfit on behalf of a local client.

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Fried Chicken
A.Chris Fernandez
A boy sells crispy fried chicken in downtown Iloilo City. Placed on a moving carriage the fried chicken are sold at a cheaper price competing with that of popular fastfood chains.

DOE assures immediate repair of Visayas Grid

The Department of Energy (DOE) assures the public that coordination is already being undertaken among power agencies including the National Power Corporation (NPC) and National Transmission Corporation (TransCo) to address the power outage affecting the Visayas Grid which include the island of Panay.


Charges up vs army troopers in Antique mis-encounter

Murder and frustrated murder charges will be pursued against army soldiers responsible for the tragic mis-encounter that took the life of a civilian in the municipality of San Remigio, province of Antique.

Ex-brgy capt leads Ilonggo convicts off to Munti

A former barangay captain convicted of murder is off to the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa with eleven other Ilonggo convicts.

PPO conducts peer counseling training for youth

In order to develop a municipal/district-based core team of peer counselors, the Provincial Population Office (PPO) headed by Mr. Godofredo Cubil conducted a lately a 5-day training on Presentation & Peer Helping Skills for Adolescent Health and Youth Development Program (AHYDP) youth core group of Iloilo province at Sports Pension, Magsaysay, Village La Paz, Iloilo City.

USA to host Ukraine theater workshop

The University of San Agustin through the USA Center for Culture and the Arts and the USA Little Theater in cooperation with the City Government of Iloilo and the Iloilo City Cultural Heritage Conservation Council will host a theater workshop to be conducted by the Karpenko Kary Kyiv National University for Theater, Cinema and Television of Kiev, Ukraine on May 18 to 19, 2006 at the USA Conference Room.

Free computer literacy training for teachers

The Alternative Learning System (ALS) District V-Mandurriao, Department of Education, Division of Iloilo City in cooperation with Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST), and Microsoft Philippines (Microsoft Partners in Learning) conducted the Microsoft Office XP Specialist (MOS) Computer Literacy Training last April 24-28, 2006 for the first batch and May 2-6, 2006 for the second batch.


Iloilo aspires to be top mango producer

Recognizing the great potential of mangoes in the international market, the Ilonggo farmers and mango growers are urged to gather their acts together and address the issues on production technology and quality production standards demanded in the world market.

IPA exhibit showcases the best products of the provinces

SM City Iloilo and the Department of Tourism Region 6 (DOT 6), is once again in a joint effort in bringing the best of the provinces closer to the Ilonggos as well as to the visiting tourists through the Fiesta in the City, an annual gathering of the provinces in the region to showcase the best of their products, festivals and the creativity of their people.


Leader of men
Anything Under the Sun
Mill Hill Missionaries (5)
Unusual Channel
What planet are we on?
Consumers Domain
PECO and PPC's dilly-dally
Without the Whitecoat
Hanging up a sign: What is medically and ethically correct?
Bridging the gap
Jalandoni Street
on the dot
Taxi drivers as tourism frontliners, goodwill guiding, 2nd Iloilo IAD, etc.
Coming home slightly embarrassed
Res Gestae
The way out to traffic police corruption
Take it from Conan


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opinion polls

What shall Iloilo City and Province do in order to attract more foreign investors/tourists?


Iloilo River: autonomous multi-stakeholder management

The Fullness of Life

A God-centered life (Part III)

Rational Insanity

What people go through for the summer

eye opener

Death penalty in hell


Tamasak Festival

Tamasak Festival
A fun-filled event in Barotac Nuevo

May 6, 2006 marks the birth of the Tamasak Festival at Casa Fiammetta in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo. The name Tamasak was derived from the legendary horse hero of Barotacnons. This summer festival which hopes to become a yearly event is a brainchild of Casa Fiammetta's Mr. Nonel Gemora.


Rising from the ashes, the Comedia goes mainstream in Antique

San Jose, Antique -- Much like Aldus Dumbledore's phoenix in the popular Harry Potter series, the Comedia rises from the ashes and is born again. Resurrected from a half-forgotten culture, this centuries old theater form went mainstream via a four-day "Komedya festival" staged by the Province of Antique during its month-long Binirayan festival in April.