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Illegal gambling persists in 80% of Iloilo brgys claims Liga exec

Illegal gambling persists in 80 per cent of all Iloilo barangays. That is, if what is used as basis for the term illegal gambling is what is provided in the Anti-illegal Gambling Law, says Board Member Angelo Briones, president of the Provincial Liga ng mga Barangay.

Armada says more Lakas members to 'jumpship'

Expect a revitalized Liberal Party (LP). Or so Vice Governor Roberto Armada plans, with his recent appointment as the party's "Acting Provincial Chairperson" despite the claim of Governor Niel Tupas, Sr. that the LP under Senate Pres. Franklin Drilon is the legitimate one.

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Kilohan ng Bayan
A.Chris Fernandez
A woman makes use of the "Kilohan ng Bayan" placed in public markets to ensure that she gets the right weight of what she bought. The city government installed "Kilohan ng Bayan" in the major public markets to prevent spurious traders from using fraudulent weighing scales.

Black bug reaches Dumangas town

The menace of the rice black bug infestation seem to be far from over.


Power firm admits lapses over citywide power outage

Panay Electric Company Inc. (Peco) admitted its operational lapses and failure to disseminate information in the recent power outage which put thousands of consumers hanging when tropical storm Caloy hit last week.

14 city barangays still powerless

At least 2,000 consumers of Panay Electric Company Inc. (Peco) in 14 areas in the city shall have to wait until Friday for their electricity to be restored.

'So dangerous,' CBCP warns Catholics of 'Da Vinci Code'

Hollywood flick "Da Vinci Code" opens worldwide tomorrow (Thursday), reason why the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) matches the hysteria generated by this Tom Hanks film with a "guide."

Forum tackles Energy Efficiency Opportunities

International expert and independent consultant on on Energy Environment and Engineering, Dr. Alexander Ablaza was the resource person in a Forum: Transforming the Crisis into Energy-Efficiency Opportunities sponsored by the Responsible Ilonggos for Sustainable Energy (RISE) together with the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Central Philippine University Office for Environmental Concerns held 16 May 2006 at the Dr. Alfonso Uy Conference Hall in Central Philippine University.

RCBC bares new remittance card with a MasterCard

RCBC TeleMoney, the remittance arm of RCBC, recently introduced an innovative new product that will make it easier for OFWs to send money to the Philippines, and will make it more convenient for beneficiaries to use remittances.


GMA and DPWH-ICDEO: The Roadside Maintenance-Job Creation Program

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo teamed up with the Department of Public Works and Highways to improve the condition of the national roads all over the country. The Roadside Maintenance-Job Creation Program, separate from that of the Carriageway Maintenance, was conceptualized and born to counter the seemed-to-be helpless condition of our highways especially during rainy season where floods are most likely to occur.

NFA VI now ready to use coco bio-diesel

The National Food Authority (NFA) Region VI is now preparing its agency guideline for the efficient use of the Coconut Methyl Ester (CME) as a blend in a diesel fuel for all their vehicles in the region.

RDC 6 Search for Best Public Sector Projects in Western Visayas

The Regional Development Council of Region VI (RDC 6) will award the best Public Sector Projects (PSP) implemented in CY 2005. This is the first time that RDC 6 will give cash prizes and certificates of recognition as incentives for public sector agencies in Western Visayas Region to implement programs, projects or activities that have bigger impact or more direct contributions to local and national development objectives and targets.


Please leave the Cascades concert alone
Anything Under the Sun
Mill Hill Missionaries (5)
Unusual Channel
Sablay hirit part 2
Consumers Domain
Workers' lament
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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Community-based septage management for urban Iloilo water-sourcing

eye opener

Western Visayas Medical Center today

opinion polls

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

The Fullness of Life

A God-centered life (Part III)

Rational Insanity

What people go through for the summer


Josefa Segovia Student Center

Josefa Segovia Student Center

It stands in quiet dignity along the bustling General Luna St., Iloilo City. Its clean and well-maintained façade camouflages the years of its serene existence.

It was built by the Arroyo family in the 1920s and also served as the family residence. The Archdiocese of Jaro under Monsignor Cuenco leased it in the 1950s.


PCU's 62nd University Commencement Exercises in Iloilo

Education is of utmost importance to Ilonggos. Quality education is what we are looking for. Oftentimes, we pack our suitcases and cross seas to avail the kind of learning we want. It's undeniable that earning a diploma from a well-reputed school is a plus. Luckily, Ilonggos can now have their Manila diploma without leaving the city. Well, fifty Ilonggos just did last Sunday.