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Pro-, anti- coal-fired power plant groups to face off in public hearing

Both pro- and anti- coal-fired power plant groups are expected to face each other today, August 4, in the Multi-purpose Hall of Brgy. Nipa, Concepcion, Iloilo for the public hearing on the proposed 100 megawatt coal-fired power plant in said town.

Treņas upset over omission of city in dev't authority

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas failed to hide his disappointment yesterday upon learning that Iloilo City is not included in the Panay Dev't Authority which was mentioned by Presidential chief of staff Sec. Michael Defensor during the Awarding Ceremony for Best Public Sector Projects, 2005-2006.

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Barias Calderon Reyes
A.Chris Fernandez
Philippine National Police Chief Director General Oscar Calderon (center) points to something to newly installed PRO 6 regional director Chief Supt. Geary Barias (left) and his predecessor now retired Chief Supt. Doroteo Reyes II during the turn-over of command on Wednesday, August 2.

New PRO 6 head urges community cooperation in peace and order drive

Newly installed regional director of Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 Chief Supt. Geary Barias called on the community to join hands with the police in order to curb criminality and maintain peace and order in the region.

Barias made the call in his acceptance speech during the turnover of command held at Camp Martin Delgado last Wednesday, July 2.

Barias who served the Caraga region before being transferred here in Western Visayas replaced Chief Supt. Doroteo Reyes II who retired at the age of 56.


Night market area now open to vehicular traffic

No more night market.

Excessive phone bills, unliquidated CAs, P14M mess in Sta. Barbara

If government auditors faced off with nearly P2 million in food expense and catering services in the Municipality of Estancia, the state of the financial coffers of the Municipality of Sta. Barbara has phone bills to match said adverse finding.

Juntado again eyed as temporary route for Calumpang-Calaparan PUJs

The woes of residents plying the route Calumpang-Calaparan will be remedied if the Traffic Management and Engineering Unit (TMEU) approves the area in Juntado Subdivision as already suited for vehicular transport.

Office of the President to release P1M for North Baluarte fire victims

The 46 families in Brgy. North Baluarte who lost their homes in a huge fire recently will soon receive additional help as the Office of the President is set to release P1 million as aid for them.


Calinog is outstanding municipality in Nutrition Program

The Municipality of Calinog was awarded for the second time as an outstanding municipality in the implementation of the Nutrition Program in the Province of Iloilo during the Nutrition Month Culmination Program and Awarding Ceremony held August 2, 2006 at the capitol's conference hall.

4,179 cops in WV without homes

Over 4,000 police personnel in Western Visayas are homeless.

SP junks request of urban poor association for expropriation proceedings

The Sangguniang Panlungsod has turned down the request of the Balasbas & Cristina Urban Poor Association Inc. to initiate expropriation proceedings in the 6,264 square meters of lot they are presently occupying.

Calderon on unsolved killings

As he called on leftist militants to come out in the open and share what they know on the killings of their comrades, and the media to be extra careful, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Director General Oscar Calderon announced that it is now time to make arrests over the spate of executions.


No excuse
Anything Under the Sun
Dominican Sisters of Iloilo
Consumers Domain
EMB: Environmental Massacre Bureau?
Without the Whitecoat
Prescribing medications
Bridging the gap
Government under the Spanish rule
War: as insane as it gets
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

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Echo Zone

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Defending our culture (from moviemakers who capitalize on it)


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Westbridge rule Mayor Treņas Football Festival

The Westbridge School football teams displayed remarkable performances to rule the Under-8 and Under-12 categories of the 1st Mayor Jerry P. Treñas Monthly Football Festival at the La Paz Plaza football field last July 29, 2006.

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Media magnet young Councilor "Jam" Baronda in persona

Undeterred by the political landscape primarily dominated by men, she established her name above anyone's expectations, emerging victoriously from malicious controversies and criticisms and possessing a no non-sense attitude towards her work as a public servant.