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Ex-town treasurer, 10 others in P2M Tigbauan cash shortage

The Commission on Audit (COA) has now narrowed down its findings on the cash shortage in the financial coffers of the Municipality of Tigbauan, Province of Iloilo.

Dengue downs another 4 year-old girl in City

Another four-year old girl from Brgy. Calaparan, Iloilo City died of dengue fever late last week. The victim is the second coming from the said barangay to have died of the same disease, which brings the total dengue casualty in the city to three.

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A.Chris Fernandez
School children bet in one of the games in a carnival (peryahan) inside Molo public plaza. Molo district is having a carnival for its upcoming annual religious fiesta on July 26, 2006.

City's negligence resulted to wastage of P87M public money

The city government merely ignored the recommendation made by the Commission on Audit (COA) last year relative to the mothballed Iloilo City Socialized Housing Project in Pavia, Iloilo.

Because of said negligence, COA noted that the city government put into waste some P87 million used in the initial implementation of the said project.


Capitol's 'pet' contractors in COA's list of dubious infra works

Three contractors known to bag most of the infrastructure works of the current Tupas administration in the Iloilo Provincial Government made it in the list of "Top 15" with questionable and questioned projects.

Syjuco employing 'squid tactics'--Mejorada

Iloilo provincial administrator Manuel Mejorada downplayed the counter-affidavit of former second district congressman and now Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) administrator Augusto Syjuco in the Ombudsman raps relative to the alleged rigging of a P12-million heavy equipment deal sometime in 2004.

Cops raid farmer's 'armory'

Police operatives led by the Regional Investigation and Intelligence Division (RIID) raided Saturday a local 'armory' in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo.

CIDG nabs school driver for rape

A school driver of the West Visayas State University (WVSU) Pototan campus was nabbed for rape by operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG). With no bail recommended for his temporary liberty, Noli Diamante will be turned over to a Dumangas Court particularly before Branch 68 Presiding Judge Gerardo Diaz.

Garcia decries ouster from appropriation's committee

City Councilor Merci Drilon-Garcia expressed bitterness over her sudden removal as vice chair of the Sangguniang Panlungsod committee on appropriations last week.


PhilSci-WV studes get study grants from Pfizer

Students from the Philippine Science High School-Western Visayas campus received research grants from drug giant Pfizer.

Muscovado sugar millers hold conference

The Panay Fair Trade Center (PFTC) with the cooperation of the Provincial Agriculture Office held last week its First Conference on Muscovado Sugar Industry Development at the 5th Floor Conference Room, Iloilo Provincial Capitol.


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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The Fullness of Life

The all-good, all-wise and Almighty God

Rational Insanity

The Wisdom of Karen

Opinion Polls

Do you think the government will be able to eradicate the NPA in two years as ordered by PGMA? Why or why not?


Resettlement sites as 'Special Human Resource Zones' and migrating


End fuelling up


Miguel & Kay's House Warming

Miguel and Kay's House Warming

Old friends and newly-found companies had a great night of pure fun and unlimited dancing as friends of Miguel and Kay Larauri welcomed them to Iloilo City. It was a get-together where old pals had the chance to see each other once again.


PSI: Taking us 'Beyond our shores'

The well-acclaimed Photographic Society of Iloilo (PSI) recently launched their new photo exhibit dubbed as "Beyond our shores". Rabid lens hobbyist gathered their most breath-taking masterpieces.