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COA unearths questionable Capitol deals anew

Government auditors have now asked officials of the Iloilo Provincial Government to explain and justify millions in expenses deemed as either unauthorized, irregular, illegal, inaccurate and doubtful.

Despite COA warning, Capitol fails to slow down on food expense

Despite previous audit observation and official 'sentiments' raised against excessive meals at the Capitol, the Commission on Audit (COA) found themselves with similar findings in last year's food expenses of the Iloilo Provincial Government.

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Destroyed Road
A.Chris Fernandez
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) destroyed this portion of Rizal Street, perhaps for renovation, only to be left unattended for unknown reasons. It has been observed that several other roads in the city suffer the same fate.

Treñas calls for residents' participation on dengue drive

City Mayor Jerry Treñas has called on the public to cooperate in the campaign against the dreaded dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) which has already claimed the lives of three children in the city.

Treñas said residents should once again implement a clean-up drive in their respective community in order to destroy the breeding grounds of Aedes aegypti mosquito which is the carrier of the DHF.


City gov't fails to account some P1B PPE

The Treñas administration has yet to account some P1,079,514,843.66 of the total P1,134,165,139.07 Property Plant and Equipment (PPE) of the city government as reflected in the 2005 audit report of the Commission on Audit (COA).

BIR-WV's June collection 30% higher

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Western Visayas was able to collect P8.5 million in taxes for the month of June this year, a thirty percent increase from the previous year's collection of the same period.

PSB releases P8.4 M financial aid to public elementary, high schools

A total amount of P8,407,000.00 worth of checks was released by the Provincial School Board (PSB) yesterday to public elementary and secondary schools.

Tupas not allowed as TWG chair

The Commission on Audit (COA) is now calling for top Capitol officials to refund the provincial government nearly half a million pesos claimed from provincial coffers as payment for their added responsibilities as members of the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) and the Capitol's Technical Working Group (TWG).


Marine resources development through biotechnology pushed

The need to identify the research gaps in fisheries biotechnology and developing strategies to address common concerns, and enhancing collaboration among the different research and development units from government agencies, universities, research and institutions and the fishery industry are the focus of discussions of the National Symposium on Fisheries and Aquatic Biotechnology currently held at the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) in Tigbauan, Iloilo.

Capiz eyes 'self-sustaining' sports center

A continuous improvement of all facilities inside the Villareal Stadium here is being undertaken by the provincial government in an aim to convert the center into a self-sustaining sports arena.

Be cautious of the food and water you take--DOH

How cautious are you of the safety of the food you eat and water you drink?


Junjun guns for Congress
Anything Under the Sun
Ancient Silk Route passed Panay (2)
Consumers Domain
A Consumers Statement
Without the Whitecoat
Giving justice to herbal medicine
Bridging the gap
Post-WWII business ads in Iloilo City
The big 12 Little Things
A glass of margarita can go a long way
Unusual Channel
The human in me
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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New Iloilo City Tour

New Iloilo City Tour Coach launched

TBPI/ARTISTSHOP Local Area Partner for Iloilo Marissa Segovia and TBPI/ARTISTSHOP Managing Director Tito Lorete Alcala officially handed the symbolic key of the new Iloilo City Tour van to Iloilo City Convention Bureau (ICCB) President Emil Diez in a turn-over ceremony held at the JD Roadhouse last July 3, 2006.

  Induced abortion

Induced abortion, a reality

Induced abortion is a highly controversial and sensitive subject that most people, especially women, would not wish to talk about. It is an act deemed morally wrong and under Philippine laws is considered a crime. Yet, recent studies point to the fact that Filipino women of varied social strata, religious affiliation and backgrounds resort to induced abortion.