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Liga prexy calls for Army to junk CAFGU plan

The planned revival of arming civilian volunteers to help government forces in battling the insurgency problem is not, and will not be the solution for the province of Iloilo.

Guv to Rolex: Go ahead run, commit a political suicide

Gov. Niel D. Tupas, Sr. dared his nephew 5th District congressman Rolex T. Suplico to make good his pronouncement to run for governor against him in next year's election.

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Railway System
A.Chris Fernandez
Young boys play on a remnant of the once flourishing railway transport system between Iloilo City and Roxas City. Earlier, reports abound of the plan to revive the railway system but until now nothing is actually concrete about it.

Drive vs 'hot' celfones up

A concerted drive against the buying and selling of "hot" cellular phones are up as city cops and officials of the National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) pool their efforts in joint operations.


PSWDO conducts two-day CBR orientation, strategic planning

With aims to promote good governance by the recognizing the rights of people with disabilities and remove negative attitudes and barriers against persons with disabilities through information and public awareness campaigns, the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) headed by Neneth Q. Pador held lately a two-day Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) orientation and strategic planning at the conference room of the Iloilo Provincial Capitol.

City gov't earmarks P6M for Philhealth cards of 10T indigents

The Iloilo City government has allotted P6 million as payment for the Philhealth registration of its 10,000 indigents this year.

'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.

DOH 6 to craft module on reg'l affiliation and training of schools

The Department of Health (DOH) Center for Health Development (CHD) in Western Visayas will come up with a module that will guide health students and workers in their training and affiliation with government health facilities in the region.


P20-M school building in Kabankalan inaugurated

In response to the issue on classroom shortage, another school building rose in the city of Kabankalan to provide the students with more classrooms for better and conducive learning.

Religious groups thankful over PGMA's pro-life decision

Various religious organizations in the province are grateful in view of Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's decision to outlaw capital punishment and strengthen the culture of life in the country.

FIDA steps up abaca production technology trainings

The Fiber Industry Development Authority (FIDA) under the Department of Agriculture (DA) has been stepping up its training activities to boost abaca production in the region.


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Anything Under the Sun
Ancient mass media
Consumers Domain
Murder Funds
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
In exasperation


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Joanne Marie Gonzales

The many faces of Joannah Marie Gonzales

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path", says the stunning Ilongga beauty who just turned 20 last June 21.

  IGCC 100 years Celebration

IGCC: Celebrating 100 years of golf in the Philippines

The Iloilo Golf and Country Club (IGCC), formerly known as the Sta. Barbara Golf Club, is the oldest existing golf course in the country as certified by the Federation of Golf Clubs Phils., Inc and recognized by the National Historical Institute.