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Probe team finds hospital chief liable for 'immorality'

Dr. George A. Acepcion, chief the Ramon Tabiana Memorial District Hospital (RTMDH) in Cabatuan, Iloilo, has been meted with a 60-day suspension following the result of investigation of the Fact-Finding Committee finding him liable for Disgraceful and Immoral Conduct and Oppression.

City gov't exerts effort to ease commuters' problems

City Mayor Jerry Treņas said the city government is exerting all efforts to ease the problems of residents passing everyday at the Batiano Bridge in Boulevard, Molo which now being demolished to be replaced with a new one.

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Iloilo media practitioners led by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines light candles at the Capitol grounds during the nationwide Media in Black Day on May 31, 2006. Media practitioners lament the rising number of mediamen killed under the Arroyo administration.

Gumabong's claims confirm 'rackets' at CEO -- Zulueta

If there is anything good at all that came out of the startling revelations made recently by controversial electrical inspector Ricardo Gumabong, it is that his exposé has confirmed long-time suspicions of irregularities at the City Engineer's Office.

For Iloilo City councilor Perla Zulueta, who first took notice of the "ridiculously low collections" of the CEO late last year, Gumabong's statements only served to prove she is right all along in calling CEO officials as "non-performing assets."


1 out of 10 Pinays abused by hubby, bf

At least 2.16 million Filipino women today, or 9 percent of their total population, were at one point victims of violence, and one out of 10 of them have been abused by loved ones and relatives.

CEO official recommends filing of administrative case vs.

After Gumabong, it is now the turn of officials at the City Engineer's Office (CEO) to pin down on the suspected extortionist turned whistle-blower.

CLO gears for probe of CEO scandal

The City Legal Office (CLO) is now getting ready for the start of investigation against alleged extortionist Ricardo Gumabong. City Legal Office chief Atty. Edgar Gil said with him in the investigating panel are Atty. Mario Caoyonan and Atty. Lorna Laurea.

Gumabong's words vs Treņas, Umahag

It is the words of alleged extortionist Ricardo Gumabong against Mayor Jerry Treñas and Engr. Marcelino Umahag over the electrical wire pilferage involving employees of the City Engineer's Office (CEO).

CA junks Peco plea anew

Problems are up anew for Panay Electric Company (Peco) as the Iloilo Chapter of the Freedom from Debt Coalition chaired by lawyer Romeo Gerochi scored another victory. This, after the Court of Appeals (CA) denied anew the Motion for Reconsideration filed by Peco to the appellate court.

Solons, GMA urged, 'Craft a budget for development, not political survival'

Strong calls for Malacañang and members of the Senate have been made with similar appeals for a budget that is for development and not political survival.


'Pack-a-Darag' contest launched

Craving for yummy and tasty "litson manok of Iloilo?" then wait no more, because the famous, native Darag litson manok will soon be available wherever and whenever native chicken aficionados want it.

AIM, CEAP-6 conduct course for school execs

The four-day course for school executives conducted by the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP)-6 officially ends today at the Sarabia Manor Hotel, this city. Co-organized by the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) and the University of San Agustin Continuing Education Center (USA-CEC), the seminar-workshops focus on strategic planning, successful change management, and strategic leadership.


Interesting political developments
Anything Under the Sun
Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo
Consumers Domain
Enchanted in a lost kingdom
Without the Whitecoat
The stinging Bee... hepatitis B
Bridging the gap
Sibalom and its river system on the crossroad
Hell hath no fury...
In the Land of Do-and-Wear-As-You-Please
Unusual Channel
Freaky interesting


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opinion polls

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The Fullness of Life

A God-centered life (Part IV)

Rational Insanity

Jewel crazy

eye opener

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


Antique's Big Brother


Community-based septage management for urban Iloilo water-sourcing


Ati of Panay

Remembering the Ati of Panay

Long before the dawn of civilization, the rich island of Panay was inhabited with a group of dark-skinned and curly-hair people known as Ati. Prior to the introduction of Christianity, this group of people occupying the vast land has committed their piety to the ancient spirits. They have established a way of living and of governance long before the birth of democracy.

  ICCHCC's Santacruzan

ICCHCC's Santacruzan

Last Wednesday, the streets of Calle Real, Iznart Street, and Plaza Libertad were in a festive mood as the alluring Ilonggas dressed in the creations of talented DGIC (Designers Guild of Iloilo City) members--Jaki Penalosa, Bo Parcon, Don Protasio, and Angellete Borja-Ragus--walk down the streets for the Santacruzan. Among the stunning faces was the Ilongga model Ria Bolivar, who was the Reyna Emperatriz.