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CEO official confirms employee's string of extortion activities

Officials at the City Engineer's Office (CEO) know all along that Ricardo Gumabong, a former CEO employee, is engaged in alleged extortion activities but they simply ignored it for lack of formal complaints.

Tupas, aide downplay House probe results

As expected, Governor Niel Tupas, Sr. and his top aide Provincial Administrator Manuel Mejorada downplayed the result of the House Committee on Good Government investigation on the alleged anomalies pertaining to the construction of the New Iloilo Airport Development Project (NIADP) in Sta. Barbara-Cabatuan area.

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A.Chris Fernandez
People flock to an “ukay-ukay” stall in La Paz district to get a good buy of imported clothing. In this time of economic hardship people prefer to buy cheaper goods to save for their more important needs.

Mixed emotions on result of House probe on new Iloilo airport

P6.2 billion in government funds and loan. Over 50 resource persons called and sworn in to say the truth and nothing but the truth. Hundreds of documents presented. 7 allegations addressed. 7 public hearings held.

And now as contained in Committee Report No. 1676, it took one signature to seal months of waiting for the results of the 'celebrated' congressional probe called to "inquire in aid of legislation" allegation of anomalies and corruption in the bid, award and implementation of the New Iloilo Airport Development Project (NIADP).


Treñas calls for immediate signing of TSA between Peco, Transco

Time is of the essence in the signing of the Transmission Supply Agreement (TSA) between Panay Electric Company Inc. (Peco) and National Transmission Commission (Transco), particularly now that Mirant Global-Panay Power Corporation, supplier of power to Peco, is encountering operational problems.

3 dead as drinking spree turns bloody in Antique

A simple drinking spree among friends in Antique province turned bloody Thursday night that resulted to the death of three persons and the wounding of another.

DOTC nixes trykes, private jeeps for school service

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) will run after unauthorized and unsafe school service vehicles such as private jeeps and tricycles.

'Brigada Eskwela' reports success in Capiz

The parents, students and teachers cooperation and support made the brigada eskwela a success in Capiz.

Calle Real MP3 raffle extended

Organizations working to save Calle Real announced the extension of a raffle promo that encourages a thorough public review of the draft Iloilo City Downtown Central Business District Heritage Conservation Guidelines.


5 Star Hyatt International Hospital – Hotel in Kuwait Needs Filipino Caregivers

Many say caregiver is out and Caregiver school is out of business. But for PCU and St. Robert's, knowledge is never obsolete. As in marketing, a service needs to be repackaged, thus, the enriched Caregiver Course especially designed for high school graduates who are forced to take technical courses due to financial difficulties. But the enriched caregivers course will not only respond to the financial capability of the parents but will increase once chances of getting a Caregiver's job abroad.

DOH prepares public vs diarrhea

Drink water only from safe sources and if unsure, boil water for 3 minutes or do chlorination, This was the advice of the Department of Health (DOH) - Center for Health Development 6 (CHD 6) to residents especially after the occurrence of Typhoon "Caloy" that signaled summer is over in the country.


Interesting political developments
Anything Under the Sun
Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo
Unusual Channel
Sablay hirit part 2
Consumers Domain
The anatomy of patronage politics
Without the Whitecoat
Specialization... the human touch
Bridging the gap
Describing what an Ilonggo is
on the dot
Taxi drivers as tourism frontliners, goodwill guiding, 2nd Iloilo IAD, etc.
'Supermarket' moms
Res Gestae
The way out to traffic police corruption
Take it from Conan


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The Fullness of Life

A God-centered life (Part IV)

Rational Insanity

Jewel crazy

opinion polls

Do we have to be afraid of the "Da Vinci Code?" Why? What do you think of it?

eye opener

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


42nd journalist killed under Arroyo: Enough is enough


Antique's Big Brother


Community-based septage management for urban Iloilo water-sourcing



Sing-Kabuhi: Harmony captured in art

Art depicts one's personality and emotions. It breathes life into our dreams. It brings the mirage of imagination into reality.

  ICCHCC's Santacruzan

ICCHCC's Santacruzan: A showcase of fused talents

Every 31st of May, faithfuls from all over the country gather to witness the much-awaited mayflower religious procession known as Santacruzan. Beautiful women, clad in extravangant gowns, awe the eager audiences as they walk pass them.