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City Hall issues business permit to STL operator

Ilonggos who are for or against the operation of the Small Town Lottery (STL) should keep watch on the developments on the proposed resurgence of the numbers game after an "agent" has already acquired a business permit to operate in Iloilo City.

Gumabong's extortion activities reached CEO since 2004 -- document

Contrary to the claims of City Engineer Marito Amatorio and Engr. Marcelino Umahag, a formal complaint relative to Ricardo Gumabong's alleged extortion activities has reached their office as early as September 2004.

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Kid in Tiangge
A.Chris Fernandez
A young girl watches over her mother's sari-sari store while the latter is away for awhile to attend to some other household chores.

CEO to undergo COA fraud audit

After hearing Ricardo Gumabong spill the beans on the many irregularities allegedly happening inside the City Engineer's Office (CEO), City Councilor Perla Zulueta is convinced there indeed is a syndicate operating out of the said office. In fact, so convinced was she that she would soon be asking the Commission on Audit (COA) to conduct a fraud audit on the CEO.


Court ends Graftwatch battle vs Capitol's P100 M loan

The legal battle versus the controversial P100 million Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) loan of the Iloilo Provincial Government is over. Or so, it seems with the dismissal and denial of the last two cases filed against the planned loan, one coming from the Court of Appeals (CA) and the other, in a local Court here.

DENR launches a model of MRF for government offices

As part of the Environment Month celebration, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region VI launched its Material Recovery Facility (MRF) at the DENR Regional Office Compound on June 5, 2006.

294 new soldiers added to the Philippine Army

Camp Peralta, Jamindan, Capiz - Two hundred ninety-four candidate soldiers recently graduated at Camp General Macario Peralta, Jr, Jamindan, Capiz. The graduates were headed by candidate soldier Mary Grace S. Semaning, Philippine Army; candidate soldier Benje C. Tasic, Philippine Army and candidate soldier Russen Arlo S. Lozada, Philippine Army, as top three, respectively, both in academics and non-academics.

Senior citizens coop at Plaza Libertad questioned

The Sangguniang Panlungsod junked the request of the Association of Barangay Chairmen (ABC) of the City Proper to conduct an investigation "in aid of legislation" relative to the presence of private structures and enterprises at Plaza Libertad particularly the Senior Citizen Multi-Purpose Cooperative.

A tribute to Redan Ramon Lopez III

The country's most popular and most awarded motorcycle rider during the late 70s, Ramon Redan Lopez III, lost his life in a tragic accident last Friday, June 2, 2006. Ironically, he figured in a motorcycle accident. He was 46.


PNP Capiz bares anti-logging gains

Flitches of coconut lumber of various sizes and 600 pieces of assorted logs loaded in a truck were confiscated by police authorities in the province in two separate police operations for the period March to May this year.

LGU, aggie chief adjudged best in West Visayas

The provincial government of Capiz under the administration of Gov. Vicente Bermejo bested all other provinces in Region VI (Western Visayas) in the implementation of agricultural programs.


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PCU-SRIA extension blessing and inauguration

Philippine Christian University, a well-respected institution in Manila, through St. Robert's International Academy launched their new campus at the Mezzanine Floor of the Casa Plaza Building in General Luna corner Iznart Street, Iloilo City yesterday.

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Deco's: The first La Paz Batchoy

Iloilo is known for its extraordinary gastronomic treats. In fact, the city has been associated to a bowl of clear soup of noodles topped with pork meat and liver called batchoy. La Paz batchoy, named so after a district in the city of Iloilo where it has originated, is quite known to the locals and the foreigns alike.