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Army chief to soldiers: Keep chain of command unbroken

Incoming chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Lt. Gen. Hermogenes Esperon, Jr. reminded the troops of Third Infantry Division (3ID) at Camp Macario Peralta, Jamindan, Capiz to keep the chain of command sacred and unbroken amid talks of withdrawal of support from the Arroyo government by some groups.

COA scores Pavia mayor for pics in town calendar, school supplies

Top officials of the Municipality of Pavia starting off from Mayor Arcadio Gorriceta to town engineer Ronilo Guillem have a lot of explaining to do with government auditors.

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Lt. Gen. Hermogenes Esperon inspects 3ID
Lt. Gen. Hermogenes Esperon, Jr., incoming chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines inspects the officers of the Third Infantry Division (3ID) upon arrival at Camp Macario Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz last Sunday, July 16. Behind him is Maj. Gen. Alphonsus Crucero who relinquished his post as Commanding General of 3ID during that day to Maj. Gen. Victor Ibrado.

My political enemies are getting desperate: Tupas

If Iloilo Gov. Niel Tupas, Sr. is to be believed, his political enemies are getting frantic as the 2007 election nears, reason why they've been resorting to desperate measures if only to have a fighting chance in their bid to unseat him from his Capitol top perch by next year.

According to reports reaching Tupas, Iloilo Representatives Rolex Suplico of the 5th district, Ferjenil Biron of the 4th district, and Janet Garin of the 1st district--who all supported his challenger, former first district congressman Oscar Garin, in the last elections--asked for a meeting with presidential sister-in-law Marilou Arroyo-Lesaca recently to convince her to run against Tupas in next year's elections.


Western Visayas workers get P17-P20 wage increase

The Regional Tripartite Wages and and Productivity Board in Western Visayas has approved a P17 to P20 increase in the daily minimum wage in the region.

Church movement leads 'prayer for truth'

Various churches in Iloilo City and Guimaras under the umbrella of the Church Movement for Moral Uplift and Reconciliation (CMMUR) have begun a Nine-day Prayer for Truth (novena) starting July 16 to last until July 24 at an inter-religious prayer gathering, to unite in prayer calling for transparency and truthfulness in government and public affairs.

At 3ID: Crucero out, Ibrado in

After thirty six years of military service Maj. Gen. Alphonsus Crucero finally retired last Sunday, July 16, leaving his post as Commanding General of the Third Infantry Division (3ID) Philippine Army to Maj. Gen. Victor Ibrado.

A 'yummy' look into the Capitol’s food expense

Foreign dignitaries who graced last year's celebration of the Liberation of Panay were treated to distinct Ilonggo hospitality. From the representatives of the British and American Embassies, to the officials of the consulates of New Zealand and Australia, national and local government officials, army soldiers and members of the Capitol press hobnobbed in a testimonial dinner sponsored by the Iloilo Provincial Government.

Ateneo de Iloilo gets 7 nat'l journ awards

About P50,000 worth of cash prize was hauled by the Ateneo de Iloilo journalism team in the recently-concluded 6th Quintin Yuyitung Award for the school year 2005-2006.


WV observes 13th Parole and Probation Week

The regional office of the Parole and Probation Administration (PPA) has lined-up various activities to highlight the celebration of the 13th Parole and Probation Week in Western Visayas.

Antique sets search for outstanding barangay tanods

The Department of Interior and Local Government launched the Search for Outstanding Barangay Tanods in Western Visayas in recognition to their untiring commitment and spirit of volunteerism especially during emergencies, disasters and public disorder.


The young man they call 'Lex T'
Anything Under the Sun
Mill Hill Churches
Consumers Domain
Questions on envelopes, bishops, and impeachment...
Without the Whitecoat
Joy of Caring and the Medical School
Bridging the gap
Do you speak Bisaya?
The big 12 Little Things (Part II)
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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Paradigm shift: Professionalism in governance

Rational Insanity

Superman moments


The Metro Iloilo Development Council

The Fullness of Life

The all-good, all-wise and Almighty God


2006 Mr. and Ms. Visayas

2006 Mr. and Ms. Visayas Bodybuilding Championships

The 2006 Mr. and Ms. Visayas Bodybuilding Championships last July 09, 2006 was another success for Winners Gym and Winner Promotions. It was made possible through the effort of Mr. Erwin S. Chiongson - CEO of Winners Gym and Winner Promotions together with his event coordinators (Ms. Femie B. Panganiban, Mr. Tommy P. Combatir and Mr. Nick Salcedo).

  Sarabia Optical celebrates 100 years

Sarabia Optical celebrates 100 years of service

As a lad of ten during the early 1900s, Dr. Salvador Sarabia Sr., recalls walking a few blocks down the streets of Manila to deliver eyeglasses specially made by his father for Presidents Manuel Quezon and Sergio Osmeña. He also recalls tagging along as his father lunched with President Emilio Aguinaldo in Cavite or with senators and congressmen of the Philippine Commonwealth at the famed Tom Dixie Restaurant in Escolta.