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CEO employee's extortion racket thwarted

An employee of the City Engineers Office (CEO) attempted to extort money from the Philippine Phosphate Fertilizer Corporation in Muelle Loney, City Proper recently. Luckily, the attempt was foiled after the company which owned the warehouse rented by the fertilizer firm made their own checking at the CEO.

Treņas to probe failed extortion attempt

City Mayor Jerry Treñas assured that he will conduct an investigation on the foiled attempt by an employee of the City Engineers Office (CEO) to extort money from the Philippine Phosphate Fertilizer Corporation.

Treņas has yet to receive the copy of the complaint but he told City Hall reporters that proper action will be undertaken against a certain Ricardo Gumabong.

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Several mothers avoided the rush by enrolling their children early this week at the Iloilo Central Elementary School in Gen. Luna Street, Iloilo City. Classes in public schools are scheduled to start in two weeks.

Mayor admits illegal fishing persists

There is no way illegal fishing will totally be stopped. In fact, for Carles Mayor Felipe Bernal, reality may bite yet he admits, the problem persists and to date, it is still happening off Iloilo waters.

Tupas to Ilonggo solons: Bring airport case to court or Ombudsman

Amid talks that the result of the investigation of the House Committee on Good Government on the alleged anomalies at the New Iloilo Airport Development Project (NIADP) is about to come out, Governor Niel Tupas, Sr. challenged his detractors to file cases against him in court or the Sandiganbayan.


Malacaņang order defied by Guimaras execs on Buenavista spat

Doors were closed, literally, in the Buenavista town hall as two of its top officials made an attempt to hold office Monday. It was to be the 'statement' expressed by the duo's colleagues in response to a Malacañang order 'lifting' the earlier suspension order handed down by the Guimaras Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP).

Inmate bolts jail to check if wife is cheating

A detained suspect in a robbery case bolted jail just to check if his wife was having an affair.

Children cry for gov't protection

Some 142 children delegates in the 1st ABK (Pag-Aaral ng mga Bata para sa Kinabukasan) Initiative Visayas Children's Congress lambasted the government for its inaction to protect the children's rights and welfare.

Grupo Mamumugon rules Pakuyang sa Tangyan Festival 2006

The Grupo Mamumugon was adjudged champion during the 2nd Pakuyang sa Tangyan Festival held last week in the Municipality of Igbaras, 39.9 km South of Iloilo City.


Capiz tourism potentials tapped for dev't

Capiz's cutflowers and seafoods and marine and adventure attractions are included in the region's tourism market based on the Tourism Action Plan 2010 of Western Visayas.

Iloilo champions 25th Regional PYAP Summer Life Skills Encampment

The Iloilo delegates was the grand champion of the 25th Regional Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP) Summer Life Skills Encampment held in Tangalan, Aklan last May 10-14, 2006.


Interesting political developments
Anything Under the Sun
Mill Hill Missionaries (5)
Unusual Channel
Sablay hirit part 2
Consumers Domain
The anatomy of patronage politics
Without the Whitecoat
Specialization... the human touch
Bridging the Gap
Tales on the convertion of Dumalag, Capiz
On the DOT
Taxi drivers as tourism frontliners, goodwill guiding, 2nd Iloilo IAD, etc.
'Stockade' moms
Res Gestae
The way out to traffic police corruption
Take it from Conan


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To watch or not to watch 'The Da Vinci Code'


42nd journalist killed under Arroyo: Enough is enough


Antique's Big Brother

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Our houses as heritage

opinion polls

What programs should be introduced to Ilonggos to boost entrepreneurship and to showcase Ilonggo products and services locally and globally?


Community-based septage management for urban Iloilo water-sourcing

The Fullness of Life

A God-centered life (Part III)



Anthony Geduspan: An Ilonggo brush prodigy

Paintings are much like life. The vivacity of each color represents our inner thoughts. The strokes depict the rhythm of our existence. Historically, paintings are one of the most adored and definitely treasured pieces of art. They are the embodiment of faith, culture, and tradition. They can narrate stories from the past. They can be mysterious or simply captivating.

  Iloilo City's Legacies

Preserving Iloilo City's legacies

Iloilo City is a virtual time machine that will transport anyone back to its colonial past. While malls have risen in various corners of the city, they could not outshine the splendor of its colonial buildings and houses that respectively adorn its commercial center and its adjoining districts. They are not only testimonies of city's rich cultural heritage but are tourism assets worth promoting.