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Probe up on violent killing of escapee

Saturday's killing of an escapee at the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) has now generated widespread call for investigation even as key figures in the Iloilo Provincial Government issued opposing sentiments on the incident.

'Executed' inmate died wanting to see his mother

Dante Joaquin's last days were not like any other days for while he would normally keep to himself and appeared contented to literally hang on to the prison bars, the past three days prior to his violent death was marked with extreme depression and anxiety.

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City Legal probe
A.Chris Fernandez
The man of the hour Ricardo Gumabong was a no show in the first day of investigation of the City Legal Office over his reported string of extortion activities. In photo are, from left, Atty. Richard Jeruta, Engr. Marcelino Umahag, City Engineer Marito Amatorio, CLO stenographer, Atty. Edgar Gil, Atty Mila Hechanova, Atty. Jose Daduros and TNT reporter Maricar Calubiran.

Gumabong snubs probe on alleged extortion activities

Controversial City Hall employee Ricardo Gumabong did not show up in the first day of investigation over his reported string of extortion activities held yesterday at the City Legal Office (CLO).


CEO officials refuse to release inventory reports

After flaunting their supposed records on inventory of allmaterials, City Engineer Marito Amatorio and Engr. Marcelino Umahag, officer-in-charge of the electrical and safety division of the City Engineer's Office (CEO), refused to release their inventory records.

The Cascades concert to go on

Ilonggo fans of America's popular 70s band The Cascades should not have to worry as the group's upcoming concert on June 18 at the Rose Memorial Auditorium of Central Philippine University (CPU) will push through contrary to rumors that it will be restrained by the court.

Iloilo flood control project still top priority of gov't

Public Works and Highways Regional Director Rolando Asis said in a PIA interview that the government of President Arroyo, still considers the Iloilo Flood Control Project (IFCP) among its priorities, despite the seemingly slow progress it is making.

Vice mayor's grandson tagged in roadside shooting

Paraffin test was ordered on a grandson of Iloilo Vice Mayor Guillermo De La Llana following yesterday's roadside shooting in Jalandoni Street, Iloilo City Proper.

DILG okays conduct of 2006 Best Tanod search

The best-performing Barangay Tanod shall once more be honored through an endeavor unique to Western Visayas.

CLO employees told to observe office hours

City Legal Office chief Atty. Edgar Gil recently handed a memorandum to all city legal employees to observe proper office hours. The order was in response to the clamor of Mayor Jerry Treñas on the non-availability of lawyers at the legal office.


Thunderstorms hit 14 families in Antique

Thunderstorms hit 14 families in Odiong, San Jose, Antique some 4 kilometers away from Sibalom going to the province's capital San Jose.

Spain grants P14-M for Bacolod waste management

Spanish Ambassador to the Philippines Ignacio Sagaz visited the city as bearer of the good news and witness of the city's Grand Santacruzan.


Tiny brains
Anything Under the Sun
Mary Model of Charity
Consumers Domain
Gloria's bright solution
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


Our Lady of Peace Choir

The Silence In Our Hearts

"In the silence of our hearts, there's a voice that stirs within We don't know what's hap'ning here until we listen In the silence of our hearts we keep in touch with our world We see the ups and downs of our lives as the years pass by It is the Lord who speaks to us in the silence of our hearts He lets us feel His love and gives us life again"


TALK ILC: The first of its kind in Iloilo

Taking pride as the first language school to be owned by a Filipino, TALK International Language Center (ILC) was formally inaugurated last June 1, 2006 at the former Chito's Hotel. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was headed by Mr. Giovanni P. Singson, TALK ILC's Chief Executive Officer.