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Cuadra guilty of drug charge, ordered to suffer life imprisonment

Western Visayas' most celebrated drug personality was found guilty of drug trafficking charges and sentenced to life imprisonment. Within minutes of his conviction Tuesday, July 25, in a Kalibo Court in the Province of Aklan, he was led straight to the airport and remitted to the National Bilibid Penitentiary in Muntinlupa.

Treņas welcomes creation of super regions

City Mayor Jerry Treñas welcomes the plan of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to create super regions in the country as it will benefit not only the city but the entire Panay as well.

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St. Anne Church
A.Chris Fernandez
The majestic St. Anne Church facing the Molo Plaza. Molo district is celebrating its annual religious fiesta July 26, 2006.

Molo celebrates religious fiesta

Expect heavy traffic as the district of Molo celebrates today their district fiesta in honor of Saint Anne and Saint Joachim. The theme for today's fiesta is Saint Joachim and Saint Anne: Models of Sanctity in the Family.


Illegal structures at Iloilo River face demolition

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Regional Office No. 6 warns proponents of illegal structures in the Iloilo River waterways to stop their activities or else they will face demolition and legal sanctions. This warning is issued in the wake of reports received by the DENR Region VI that some institutions or private persons are again doing a gradual reclamation of the portions of Iloilo River.

Ilonggo rapist, murder convicts begin Munti stint

Twelve Ilonggo convicted criminals began their stint at the National Bilibid Penitentiary (NBP) in Muntinlupa, the country's 'shelter' for hardened criminals and convicts.

Anti-TB program wins national excellence award

The Antique anti-tuberculosis program dubbed as Public-Private Mix DOTS (Directly-Observed Treatment Short-course) or PPMD won the National Excellence Award with St. Paul's Hospital in Iloilo City and City of Bacolod, Negros Occidental which made Region 6 as best implementor of anti-TB program in the country.

DILG kicks off 2006 Outstanding Tanod Search

Nine Barangay Tanod groups and five Tanod individuals have qualified as finalists in the 2006 Search for Outstanding Tanod in Western Visayas conducted by the Department of the Interior and Local Government Region VI.

DA 6 to re-activate Regional Rabies Consultative Council

The Department of Agriculture, Regional Field Unit No. 6 will re-activate the Regional Rabies Consultative Council (RRCC) in response to the increasing rabies incidence in the province of Iloilo and other neighboring provinces.


Business education on top of courses in WV

About 45,248 or 22 percent of the 190,000 college enrollees in Western Visayas, are into the Business Education related courses which posted the highest number followed by 38,900 (21%) in Medical related courses, and 27,800 (15%) in Teacher Education.

Employment presents bright spot in Western Visayas

There is an increase in the employment rate in Western Visayas.

Patients save P45-M from gov't drug project

About P45- million savings by patients of various diseases were noted by the Capiz provincial government in view of its Parallel Drug Importation (PDI) project implementation in the last five years.


We are not our brothers' keepers
Anything Under the Sun
Molo Church
Consumers Domain
State of the Nation
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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Hodge podge

Rational Insanity

Where have all the children gone?


Paradigm shift: Professionalism in governance


The Metro Iloilo Development Council


The Kabayao Family Quintet

The Kabayao Family Quintet: More than just a musical collaboration

The Kabayao family holds an unparalleled artistry that weaves distinction from among the musicians in the country and even abroad. A family respected for exceptional music they create, a rare genius who opened the eyes and ears of millions worldwide to a different genre of rhythm and melody; a lingering, incomparable classic masterpiece they proudly own.

  UP in Iloilo

UP in Iloilo: 59 years of service

More than half a century ago, the entire country echoed with reconstruction efforts as it rose from the ashes of the Second World War. The University of the Philippines, which has long been considered as a prominent institution in Philippine education, had just reopened in its old site in Padre Faura, Manila. Even if many colleges in Iloilo sprang up after the war, the desire to have a UP education in this part of the country resonated in the hearts of Ilonggos.