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City to avail of loan to fund new city hall building

Resigned to the fact that the city government could not depend on the money collected from Government Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) to fund the construction of a new City Hall building, City Mayor Jerry Treñas is now contemplating to avail of a loan from the Land Bank of the Philippines.

From hospital chief to medical staff at dental office

It was both good news and bad news for controversial hospital chief, Dr. George Acepcion.

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Batiano bridge
A.Chris Fernandez
One month after the old Batiano bridge was completely demolished there is no movement yet relative to the construction of the new bridge with the Iloilo City District Engineering Office keeping mum on the status of the project.

Only P5.9M of P7M budget awarded to contractors of Batiano bridge project

While the public clamors over the delayed construction of Batiano Bridge in Brgy. Boulevard, Molo questions are now raised as to where the rest of the P7 million budget for the said project went.


Mayor tries luck in showbiz

If the trend is that movie stars are throwing their hats into the political arena, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas is doing quite the opposite: trying his luck in acting.

COA cracks whip on Estancia town

Iloilo's "Alaska of the Philippines" needs a major austerity measure particularly on its food expense charged to the town's coffers. While at it, over P3.5 million spent for "job orders" were discovered and deemed by government auditors to be duplication of work thus, "waste of funds."

Iloilo anti-coal groups lambast Concepcion public hearing

Lack of transparency and undemocratic process describe the coming August 4 Public Hearing on the proposed 100 MW coal-fired power plant in Concepcion, Iloilo according to the Responsible Ilonggos for Sustainable Energy (RISE).

Darag native chicken to become the next big thing in the chicken industry

"Native chicken has the great potential of becoming a big industry," words of Dr. Ricardo A. Provido, a successful agricultural entrepreneur and the present chairman of the Regional Agricultural and Fisheries Council (RAFC) Region VI, as he shared his experiences and marketing ideas in a recent interview.


W. Visayas women's groups get Danish aid

Nine women's organizations in Western Visayas received a total of P250,000 in livelihood loans from the Danish International Development Agency under the project, "Empowering Women in the Informal Sectors in the Philippines, Phase 2."

Aussie allots P1.2B for MIGEDC projects

The Australian Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed to release P1.2 billion or 30 million Australian dollars to the Metro-Iloilo Guimaras Economic Development Council (MIGEDC).

5 students from Region VI made it to TOSP nat'l finals

Every year, the RFM Foundation together with the Commission on Higher Education and other sponsoring agencies launch the search for the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP). It is a nationwide search for the brightest students who displayed extraordinary academic achievements, unparalleled leadership skills, deep sense of community involvement and moral values worthy of emulation.

RDCC honors groups, individuals in Gawad Kalasag

The Regional Disaster Coordinating Council (RDCC) 6 on Tuesday honored groups and individuals who have helped in the successful implementation of disaster programs in their areas through the Regional Gawad Kalasag 2006 Awards.


No excuse
Anything Under the Sun
Colegio de las Hijas de Jesus
Consumers Domain
EMB: Environmental Massacre Bureau?
Without the Whitecoat
"Why are we Doctors?".... "What are we after?"
Bridging the gap
The pre-colonial government of the Filipinos
'We will not walk in fear...'
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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Eye Opener

Israel, God's chosen nation

Echo Zone

My cousin's journey


The Ultimate Seven: Fundamental Principles of a God-centered Life

Rational Insanity

Defending our culture (from moviemakers who capitalize on it)


Hodge podge


Angela Jardeleza

Nursing Board passer Angela Jardeleza bares all

The night before her so-called judgment day Angela Dewi H. Jardeleza revealed that she has not slept at all. Probably due to nervous anticipation, she anxiously let the time pass hoping that she could at least rest her mind even for just a short period but it was futile.

  Ateneo de Iloilo-SMCS

Ateneo de Iloilo-SMCS celebrates Jubilee Year for the Founding Fathers

Santa Maria Catholic School now bears Ateneo de Iloilo as principal name of the educational institution founded by the early Jesuit companions in the Society of Jesus- Francis Xavier, Saint Ignatius of Loyola, and Blessed Peter Faber, whose Jubilee Year was celebrated last July 31, 2006 at the school's auditorium and activity area.