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Mabilog threatens to hold CEO budget

City Councilor Jed Patrick Mabilog threatens to hold the 2007 budget of the City Engineers Office (CEO) if its officials fail to satisfy the Sangguniang Panlungsod ad hoc committee handling the complaint against them with their answers about their management procedures.

Guv, probe team asked to inhibit in doc's case

Governor Niel Tupas, Sr. and members of the Fact-Finding Team tasked to investigate the administrative case against a hospital chief have been asked to inhibit themselves on the process.

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City Council Probe
A.Chris Fernandez
Controversial City Hall employee Ricardo Gumabong gets the grilling from City Councilor Perla Zulueta (foreground) at the Sangguniang Panlungsod investigation on his expose about alleged anomalies inside the City Engineer's Office.

Initial probe on CEO bares chaotic management

Suspicions on the leakage and thievery of materials inside the City Engineer's Office (CEO) was strengthened yesterday (Thursday) after the CEO's administrative officer revealed it is City Engr. Marito Amatorio who keeps the key of their storage room (bodega).


Boracay Resto owner murdered

A restaurant owner was stabbed dead in her room in Boracay Island in Aklan Tuesday morning.

Armada rebukes Mejorada complaint

Vice Governor Roberto Armada rebuked the administrative case filed by provincial administrator Manuel Boy Mejorada against him at the Office of the Ombudsman Visayas.

Another group applies for STL in the city

Other than the Iloilo Small Town Lottery and Gaming Corp. (ISTLGC), another corporation has shown interest to operate Small Town Lottery (STL) in Iloilo City. Like ISTLGC, they are asking for the favorable endorsement of the Sangguniang Panlungsod for their operation.

SP to scrap payment for CEO personnel in proposed P33M supplemental budget

The Sangguniang Panlungsod will scrap the P27,967.00 budget intended for the payment of overtime and night pay of City Engineer's Office (CEO) personnel who reportedly supervised the Dinagyang stage and demolition.

Militants slam GMA's P1-B "murder" funds

"If you can't beat them, kill them."

Cloned carabao, virus-resistant papaya, other 'Pinoy Biotek' products out soon

More products of agricultural-biotechnology developed by Filipino scientists will soon be commercialized as the government steps up its program to increase food production and ensure the country's food security.


Aguilar is Outstanding Fisheries Professional

Dr. Glenn D. Aguilar, currently UP Visayas Chancellor, was recently named recipient of the 2006 Outstanding Professional of the Year Award in the field of Fisheries.

'Iskolar Ng Bayan' finds reason to celebrate

It is one rare occasion. It is a gathering of all Iskolar Ng Bayan. It is the UP Alumni and Faculty Homecoming at 6:30 pm on July 29, 2006 at the Iloilo Grand Hotel.


Rid of the Reds
Anything Under the Sun
Mary Model of Charity
Consumers Domain
PECO's overcharges
Without the Whitecoat
In fairness to Herbal Medicine as an alternative
Bridging the gap
Ilonggo traditional marriage practices (2)
Contemplating social justice
Have column, will write
Unusual Channel
Trapped in paradise or not


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The Fullness of Life

The Divine Perfections (Part I)

Rational Insanity

Beating the rainy season


The changing context of the teacher's work


Fame Rose Pinuela

Fame Rose Pinuela: The face of discipline and endurance

The female specie is known for its weak and helpless image as depicted on the fairytales and stories that we used to read and watch. As the earth revolves on its axis at the average of 18.5 miles per second, this kind of perception slowly fades away. With the advent of new feminine heroes and lady presidents, the image of women has gradually changed.

  Robinsons Dad's My King

Robinsons Dad's My King

We've made dads walk down the ramp. We've made them join a marathon game show. Heck, we've even made them into a metrosexual through our make-over series! This year we've gone away with all of that and surprised daddy with something more familiar. They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.