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Gumabong admits extortion racket at CEO; implicates top officials

Controversial City Hall employee Ricardo C. Gumabong finally surfaced and faced the media yesterday (Tuesday) but not without implicating top officials of the City Engineer's Office (CEO) in what he calls a widespread extortion racket inside the department.

CEO officials dare Gumabong to prove his allegations

Both Chief City Engineer Marito Amatorio and Engr. Marcelino Umahag strongly denied Ricardo Gumabong's allegations in an interview over Bombo Radyo.

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A.Chris Fernandez
The city government's efforts towards cleanliness seem to fall on deaf ears to some as shown in this picture of a lamppost in Plazoletagay, City Proper being made as a garbage dump. Or, could this be a case of an uncollected garbage?

Health officials sound off Dengue alarm

Dengue alert is up anew as cases continue to increase now throughout Western Visayas. Iloilo has eleven on record with Negros Occidental topping the list of the most-afflicted province with 142 cases. The figures and actual 'Dengue scenario' is feared to be higher with most cases left unreported.


Carles Mayor cries foul over damaged coral reef report

Carles Mayor Felipe Bernal is back in the news limelight anew.  This time amidst reported damage of the coral reef of the town's territorial waters and moves to have the area closed for fishing in at least five years.

A language center coming to town

Proficiency in English will get a big boost with the opening of the Talk International Language Center, Inc. (TALK ILC), an English school for foreign students especially Koreans, Japanese, and Chinese, right here in the heart of Iloilo City. Preparations are in full blast for the official opening June 1, 2006, Thursday, at 11:00 A.M.

Search for child-friendly town underway

Capiz will soon declare the most child-friendly municipality here in the province.

P1.7-M schoolbuildings, other infra completed in solar town

A new schoolbuilding worth P889,516.00 and the repair of a similar schoolbuilding worth P846,871.00 were among the new infrastructure projects that have been implemented in the municipality of Tapaz, Capiz that has also become known as one of the areas in the country that have used solar energy as an alternative source of power.


DENR marks Biodiversity Day

With a theme "Protect Biodiversity in Drylands: Achieving the Biodiversity 2010 target", the International Biodiversity Day Celebration of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region VI visited Bulabog Putian National Park in Dingle, Iloilo.

Manggahan Festival highlights tourism potential of Guimaras

The annual Manggahan Festival of the island province of Guimaras has highlighted its tourism potential with its white beaches still waiting to be discovered by tourists after having been dubbed as almost at par with Boracay.

PNP constructs P5.14 M building in Antique

The Antique Police Provincial Office (APPO) is currently constructing a building amounting to P5.14 million at Bugante Point, San Jose, Antique to house various departments of the PNP.


Interesting political developments
Anything Under the Sun
Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo
Consumers Domain
Enchanted in a lost kingdom
Without the Whitecoat
Specialization... the human touch
Bridging the gap
Describing what an Ilonggo is
'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


Oxen's Cafe

Oxen's Cafe: A perfect blend of coffee and camaraderie

A good talk is always accompanied by a great cup of coffee. No wonder why coffee shops are almost everywhere. But do you know that there's this one place that is brewing more than just a cup of caffiene?

  Nunelucio Alvarado

Nunelucio Alvarado's Obra Maestra

Nunelucio Alvarado, a Negrense who has been considered as an icon in the world of visual arts, shared his talents with the equally talented Ilonggos with the opening of his month long one-man exhibit "Obra Maestra" last May 20.