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No frills, no dubious deals as Cabatuan passes govt audit

The Municipality of Cabatuan stands thus far as amongst Iloilo towns with seemingly negligible findings in an audit conducted by the Commission on Audit (COA).

City Council opens city doors to STL

Small Town Lottery (STL) is now free to enter Iloilo City. The City Council, in a resolution, interposed no objection to the operation of STL which is now under the supervision of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).

In its regular session last Wednesday, 11 councilors voted for the passage of the resolution sponsored by Majority Floor Leader Eduardo Peñaredondo favorably endorsing STL.

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Stormy Boracay
A.Chris Fernandez
Even on stormy weather, fun never stops in Boracay Island as shown in this photo taken last week while typhoon Florita was hitting north Luzon. A.Chris Fernandez

Group hits printer's unfair trade practices

A group of printing press owners in the city has complained of unfair trade practices against one printer for employing "dirty tricks" which could be detrimental to the printing industry as a whole.


COA report irks Pavia mayor

Pavia Mayor Arcadio Gorriceta was irked over the disclosure of the 2005 Annual Audit Report made by the Commission on Audit (COA).

Syjuco sues Mejorada for libel

Lawyer Alex Espino, spokesperson of Rep. Judy Syjuco and her husband Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) director general Augusto Syjuco, made real his threat of filing libel charges against provincial administrator Manuel Mejorada for allegedly making libelous remarks against the couple relative to an alleged questionable transaction involving mobile phone units.

Calumpang-Calaparan drivers held one-day strike

Some 100 drivers plying the route of Calumpang- Calaparan yesterday (Thursday) held a one-day strike to show their strong opposition on the recent fare matrix approved by the Land Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

Toxic cocktail downs 2 IRC inmates

Inspired by the healing wonders of rubbing alcohol, two inmates at the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) in Pototan, Iloilo concocted an original recipe for an after dinner cocktails. Results? No intoxication but near toxic-episode that had the two desperate "bartenders" hospitalized for intense stomach pains.


Red Cross distributes school supplies to Guimaras kids

The Philippine National Red Cross -- Guimaras Chapter, together with the PNRC -- Red Cross Youth Department distributed 600 school bags with school supplies and sports equipment to different schools in the Province of Guimaras last July 3, 2006.

Groups step up signature campaign for ‘sex education’

Various progressive organizations vowed to support the initiative of youth groups to gather signatures in order to pressure the Department of Education to resume teaching sex education in public high schools.


Unfair trade practices killing printing industry
Anything Under the Sun
Mill Hill Churches
Consumers Domain
Questions on envelopes, bishops, and impeachment...
Without the Whitecoat
"Why are we Doctors?" ...."What are we after?"
Bridging the gap
Iloilo's position under colonial rule
Pushing the frontiers of aquaculture
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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Opinion PoLls

If you were a city councilor, would you vote for the legalization of the Small Town Lottery? Why / why not?


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



USA IPCS: Bringing the Panayana culture back to life

University of San Agustin's (USA) University Coordinating Center for Research and Publications (UCCRP) launched the Institute for Panayana and Cross-Cultural Studies (IPCS) last July 15, 2006 at the USA President's Conference Room.

  Providence-Iloilo openhouse

Providence-Iloilo openhouse

Providence - Iloilo celebrated their 1st Open House at Barangay Balabag, Pavia, Iloilo last July 15, 2006. The celebration jumpstarted with a motorcade joined by the company-owned fire engine truck, garbage compactor truck, and water truck that are based on Providence Iloilo, such facilities that can only be seen only at Providence Iloilo.