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'Prove me guilty and I will resign,' beleaguered Doc dares accusers on 'love child,' oppression issue

A physician and officer of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Dr. George Acepcion was credited for the impressive 'make-over' of the Ramon Tabiana Memorial District Hospital (RTMDH) in Cabatuan, Iloilo.

'I was accosted, forced to admit illicit affair with the Chief,' hospital worker reveals

The controversial third party in the immorality issue hurled against a hospital chief of the Province has officially spoken and denied the charges.

In return, Rosalinda Lauron of Jaro, Iloilo City turned the tables on a top Capitol official saying this woman executive and her group accosted her and treated her like a criminal.

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Sleeping vendor
A.Chris Fernandez
A man takes a nap on a native hammock that he sells beside a road in La Paz district to take pressure off a tiresome day.

SolGen warns WVSUMC over lease-to-own deal

The controversial lease-to-own deal entered into by West Visayas State University Medical Center (WVSUMC) with Himex Corporation as regards the procurement of several Hitachi medical diagnostic equipment was reportedly held in abeyance following the opinion issued by the Office of the Solicitor General not favoring the said transaction.


Inmate killed in escape try

Bullets riddled the body of an inmate at the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) following an escape try Saturday noon.

Gumabong to face off with ex-superiors as probe starts

Several officials of the City Engineer's Office (CEO), alleged extortionist Ricardo Gumabong and his victims are expected to appear before the City Legal Office (CLO) as the latter starts its investigation on Tuesday.

Controversial city hall employee executes sworn affidavit vs CEO execs

After having been caught red handed in his attempt to extort a fertilizer firm, controversial City Hall employee Ricardo Gumabong is now claiming that his former superiors at the City Engineer's Office (CEO) are merely trying to discredit him as a result of his request to be transferred to the city hall's Special Services Unit (SSU).

Search for provincial, city disaster groups ongoing

The Regional Selection and Validation Committee for 2006 Gawad Kalasag had already begun its assessment on provincial, city disasters, volunteer auxiliary and volunteers in Western Visayas.

Dr. Juaneza is PCP Prexy

Dr. Rene I. Juaneza, an Ilonggo medical luminary is now president of the nationally prestigious Philippine College of Physicians -- an umbrella organization of internist-physicians in the country with a membership of 6,600 doctors.


CSC sets 'HR Practitioners Forum'

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) - Iloilo will conduct an "HR Practitioners Forum" on June 6, 2006, 8:30 to 5:00 in the afternoon in this city.

June 5 is World Environment Day

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) recently announced that the World Environment Day theme is " Don't Desert Drylands!", which is celebrated every June 5 of each year. The celebration reminds us of the importance of caring for the world's vast areas of arid and semi-arid land. This year the celebration will be held for the first time in Algiers. This was disclosed by His Execellency Cherif Rahmanni, Algeria Minister of Environment and spokesperson for the International Year of Desert and Desertification.


Interesting political developments
Anything Under the Sun
Mary Model of Charity
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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The Fullness of Life

God-centered Life: Knowing God

Rational Insanity

The Da Vinci question

opinion polls

Are you in favor of the proposal to prohibit non-wearing of shirts inside the public markets? Why or why not?

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



Iloilo Sarswela revisited

Zarzuela or Sarswela is a popular musical theater form from Spain. It has been the major source of entertainment long before the advent of television and radio.

Last May 30, 2006, the Iloilo City Cultural Heritage and Conservation Council (ICCHCC) headed by Architect Antonio Sangrador brought back to life the long-forgotten form of entertainment through the "Iloilo Sarswela Revisited."

  Heritage month

Traditional dances and gala cap the memorable celebration

The festive month of May ended leaving memories of the past that was etched in the hearts of the Ilonggos and would eternally resound in their thoughts. Dubbed as the Champion of Heritage, the City of Iloilo hosted the culminating ceremonies of the month-long celebration of cultural wealth and historical treasure.