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City officials tolerate traffic violators?

A traffic auxilliary in charge of licenses blamed some city officials for the limited implementation of fines for drivers who violate traffic rules.

Town cops, brgy official in ‘hot water’ over bar incident

Charges are set to be lodged by a bar management and a woman entertainer against a group of off-duty cops and a barangay official over last Thursday's beer-bottle throwing incident.

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Traffic Aides
A.Chris Fernandez
Traffic aides gather inside the Jaro plaza at noontime. They are again the center of controversy after City Councilor Erwin Plagata claimed that some of them engage in under the table transactions relative to issuance of TOPs.

Amatorio, Umahag have shares in all my transactions, says Gumabong

Like a slippery snake, alleged extortionist Ricardo Gumabong wanted to escape from the complaint against him by redirecting the attention of the City Legal Office (CLO) to the involvement of top officials of the City Engineer's Office (CEO) in alleged illegal transactions.


City OK's 1-hectare lot for Gawad Kalinga

The Sanggguniang Panlungsod recently approved a resolution designating one hectare lot in Barangay So-oc, Arevalo for the USWAG PLDT/Smart Amazing Gawad Kalinga Village.

New Task Force Panay commander takes post

Col. John Bonafos formally assumed as the new commander of Task Force Panay in a simple turn over ceremony at Camp Hernandez, Dingle, Iloilo last Friday.

Missing 70 yr old unearthed in shallow grave

A 70 year-old farmer and member of the volunteer barangay police reported missing for days was finally found. As his wife feared, he was found dead, an apparent murder victim with his body buried in a shallow grave in one undisclosed barangay in the town of Ajuy.

WV readies for earthquake drill on June 20

Select schools in the region will undergo an earthquake drill on Tuesday, June 20, to test the awareness and preparedness of schools during the occurrence of earthquakes.

Capitol conducts own probe on inmate’s brutal death

The Capitol has now officially dipped its hands on the brutal killing of an inmate at the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC). With an Executive Order issued by Governor Niel Tupas, the two-week probe unfolds this week aimed at establishing the (mis) events surrounding the 'execution' of victim, Dante Joaquin Jr.


DOST picks 8 new Capiz scholars

Eight incoming freshman college students from the province of Capiz recently passed the 2006 scholarship grant of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

CPU offers 'Packaging Engineering' the first and only in the Philippines

True to its vision of "Exemplary Christian Education for Life (EXCEL) and responsive to the needs of the total person and world", Central Philippine University (CPU) introduces the first and only in the Philippines -- the Bachelor of Science in Packaging Engineering -- this school year 2006-2007.

UPV opens doors to 1,041 new students

A total of 1,041 new students entered the University of the Philippines in the Visayas for academic year 2006-2007. They are composed of 1,023 freshers and 18 transferees.


Making the local economy more energetic
Anything Under the Sun
Mary Model of Charity
Consumers Domain
PECO's overcharges
Without the Whitecoat
Nutraceuticals/Herbal Supplements… misleading the public
Bridging the gap
Ilonggo traditional courtship and wedding rites (1)
A mess of emotions and ecology
Debunking the Male Myths
Unusual Channel
Freaky interesting


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About the yearbook


The Fullness of Life

The Divine Perfections (Part I)

Rational Insanity

Beating the rainy season


The changing context of the teacher's work

Guest Column

Where do we go?

opinion polls

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


Iloilo First IT Week

IFIT Launching highlights the 1st Iloilo Information Technology Week

The present world is undeniably dependent on the product of rocket science. Technology has evolved from being an unimaginable dream to a reality that outlived the conventional way of life. Technology and its by-products are indeed very useful in every aspect of life.


Providence-Iloilo welcomes and awes Bacolod Head Brokers

St. Rafael Development Corporation, the developer of the country's First and Only First-Class Mass Housing Community known as Providence-Iloilo, invited seventeen (17) of their Head Brokers from Bacolod City to visit Iloilo last June 9, 2006.