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Church affirms stand on 4 major social issues

The Jaro Archdiocesan Social Action Center (JASAC) underscored its stand on four major issues confronting the country during the celebration of the 108th Philippine Independence Day.

ERC sets public hearing on Capitol's power substation

Arguments will officially be heard Thursday on Capitol's plan to put up its own power substation and do a direct power connection.

This, after the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) scheduled the public hearing that is expected to gather key officials of the Iloilo Provincial Government, both proponents and oppositors of the planned direct power connection.

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British Ambassador
A.Chris Fernandez
British Ambassador Peter Beckingham and Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treņas lead the wreath laying at the monument of Nicholas Loney the Englishman who industrialized the sugar industry in the 19th century, exported sugar globally from Iloilo, and brought prosperity to the province. Amb. Beckingham was in the city Tuesday for the launching of a community-based anti-corruption project.

PNP case up this week as top cop denies pressure from warden

Police investigation on the violent death of inmate Dante Joaquin Jr. of the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) folds up this week with Pototan Police working with the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on the case filing.


Treņas one of the panelists in Word Urban Forum

City Mayor Jerry Treñas is set to leave Saturday for the Third Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF3) in Vancouver, Canada scheduled from June 19 to 23. He is one of the four panelists in the forum coming from the different parts of the world.

Leganes drivers using fake car passes

Twenty drivers belonging to the Leganes Operators and Drivers Association (LODA) were found using fake car passes by the Traffic Management and Engineering Unit (TMEU) last Sunday.

DOH to take over drug rehab center

Plans to transfer the administration of Western Visayas Drug Rehabilitation Center (WVDRC) from the Philippine National Police (PNP) to the Department of Health (DOH) is underway following the regular meeting of the Regional Peace & Order Council (RPOC) recently.

PAG-ASA prepares for 'Typhoon and Flood Awareness Week' observance

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) here in this city is set to firm up their preparations in line with the country's observance of "Typhoon and Flood Awareness Week".

Unity vs poverty call of Independence Day observance

A short but meaningful program marked the 108th Independence Day observance here in Iloilo as city local officials called on the people to unite and rally behind government programs and efforts that eradicate poverty, injustice and political conflicts.


Unity is army's message on 108th Independence Day

Unity is the center of the message of Major Lyndon J Sollesta, Commander of the Army's 3rd Civil Military Operations Unit during the 108th Independence Day celebration of Buenavista, Guimaras on June 12, 2006.

The Que legacy: Corporate social responsibility personified

Iloilo once enjoyed the tag, "Queen City of the South," still relishes the title "City of Love" as it opens its doors to become highly-urbanized.


Making the local economy more energetic
Anything Under the Sun
Mary Model of Charity
Consumers Domain
'Anti-poverty, job-creating' or 'poverty-creating, anti-job'
Without the Whitecoat
The stinging Bee... hepatitis B
Bridging the gap
What Ilonggo culture is
A mess of economy and ecology
Blue funk
Unusual Channel
Freaky interesting


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Liberating our country from 'unfreedoms'

The Fullness of Life

God-centered Life: Knowing God (Part II)

Guest Column

Where do we go?

Rational Insanity

Can Hiligaynon literature fare?

opinion polls

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



Join Club Storyland @ SM City Iloilo

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Getting to know Hansley Alquisada

You've probably seen him strolling around the malls or better yet you've eyed him on one of the rave havens in the city. Rabid fashion followers might recognize this young gentleman. Often spotted on the ramp clad in local designers' masterpieces, Hansley has undeniably invaded the local fashion scene.