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Six-year old dies of dengue, 2 others still in hospital

Residents of Barangay Gustilo, La Paz are alarmed with the reported death of a six-year old girl due to dengue fever recently.

Barangay Captain Adolfo Jayme has in fact sought the assistance of the City Health Office as two other children from his barangay were hospitalized, reportedly, also due to dengue fever.

Civilian 'army' stays in Iloilo's fight vs communist-terrorists

The battle against the continued harassment, extortion and attacks of communist-terrorist New People's Army (NPA) in Iloilo will remain to be a concerted effort between government forces and civilian "army" called the CAFGUs (Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit).

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Tribu Silak
A.Chris Fernandez
One the most popular tribes in the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival, Tribu Silak of the Iloilo City National High School, dazzles participants to the First National Conference on Tricycle Transportation Development with their performance during the opening of the conference on Wednesday, June 28.

SP approves P33M supplemental budget

After a thorough deliberation, the Sangguniang Panlungsod has approved the proposed General Fund Supplemental Budget No. 2 amounting to P33,359,236.02 submitted by Mayor Jerry Treñas.


DILG pushes for ban on smoking, cellphone use in gas stations

Interior and Local Government Secretary Ronaldo Puno urged the local chief executives nationwide to enact and enforce ordinances that would strictly ban among others smoking and usage of cellular mobile phones while refueling in gasoline stations.

84 percent of country's population dependent on tricycles

About 84percent of the country's population is estimated to be dependent on tricycles for their transportation services, Vice-Mayors League of the Philippines National President Jesse Cruz said at the opening of the First National Conference on Tricycle Transportation Development currently held at Amigo Terrace Hotel, Iloilo City.

Court finds two men 'not guilty' on drug charge

After two years in jail, two men accused of a drug charge were found "not guilty" by a local Court ending their stint of captivity.

Zanzibar Circus slates shows in Iloilo

Zanzibar Circus, a famous circus in France, is currently in town to perform a series of shows in Iloilo City and Passi City.


Winners of best public sector projects bared

The Regional Development Council (RDC) VI recently bared the winners of the Search for Best Public Sector Projects for Western Visayas during the Second Quarter Meeting held at the Sarabia Manor Hotel.

BIR's 'Premyo sa Resibo' on text

The 'Premyo sa Resibo' promo of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has shifted into the world of texting.

UP awards Perez for outstanding public administration

The University of the Philippines has feted Antique Governor Salvacion Z. Perez with an Outstanding Professional Award in the field of Public Administration. The award was conferred by UP President Dr. Emerlinda R. Roman, Regent Jaime S. De Los Santos -- President of the UP Alumni Association and Atty. Gladys S.J. Tiongco, in a ceremony held last June 24 at the Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman Campus, during the UP General Alumni-Faculty Homecoming and reunion.


Run Inday Lou run
Anything Under the Sun
Hospitaller Sisters of Mercy
Consumers Domain
Murder Funds
Without the Whitecoat
Family Planning in the work place
Bridging the gap
Business establishments in Iloilo City, late 1940s
Supermarket dads
A glass of margarita can go a long way
Unusual Channel
In exasperation
Celebrating 100 Years of Golf in the Philippines
The Iloilo Golf and Country Club Inc., home of the Sta. Barbara Golf Course which is the oldest existing golf course in the Philippines, is celebrating its centenary in 2007. Click here to visit the website


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Rational Insanity

The creation of fiction



PESO and IPAMS: Bringing Dubai closer to Iloilo

The Iloilo Provincial Employment Services Office (PESO) headed by Mr. Francisco Tirador Heler, Jr. has affiliated with the Industrial Personnel and Management Services, Inc. (IPAMS) to provide Ilonggos great employment opportunities abroad.

  Jun Chu & She Dichupa

Jun Chu and She Dichupa
A love like no other

One song that crossed my mind as I witness my friends' (Jun Chu and She Dichupa) wedding last May 14 was Savage Garden's I knew I love You Before I Met You. I am not really fond of attending weddings. I don't like dressing up or wearing make-up on but I can't say no to Jun and She's request to handle some of their documentations (photos).