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Church says no to mining, 'warns' entry in 22 towns

The Church is set to assume a more active and defensive stance against the operations of mining activities throughout Iloilo even as confirmation has been made on the approved and pending application of such in 19 Iloilo towns and 3 Guimaras municipalities.

No politics in Task Force Waterfront abolition, says Barias

Newly installed Police Regional Office (PRO 6) regional director Chief Supt. Geary Barias dispelled rumors that there is politics behind his decision to abolish the Task Force Waterfront.

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Anti Coal
A.Chris Fernandez
Policemen block anti-coal fired power plant protesters led by Councilor Butch Ariola (in baseball cap).

Environmental groups hit EIS Report presented in public hearing

Groups opposed to the proposed 100 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Concepcion, Iloilo have submitted a position paper citing some flaws in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Report for the said project which was presented in a public hearing held last Friday.


Lemery execs in P2M unsettled CAs as COA questions over P1M supply purchase

Municipal officials and top executives of the Municipality of Lemery have over P2 million in unliquidated and unsettled cash advances using the town's money. There is also over P1 million in supplies bought in the past year that government auditors questioned for not adhering to government-prescribed procedures.

Iloilo's pantat industry threatened by planned regulation

The municipality of Zarraga is one of the places in the Philippines which will be affected if the government seriously regulates some species of catfish which is considered by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as "alien species."

New senior citizens group may not be accredited

It seems that the application for accreditation of the Federation of Senior Citizens of the Philippines Western Visayas Region (FSCPWVR)- Iloilo City Chapter will pass a rocky road as it seeks approval from the Sangguniang Panglungsod.

RDC approves Green Philippine Highways program

The Regional Development Council (RDC), Region VI headed by Antique Governor Salvacion Z. Perez had recently issued Resolution No. 15, series of 2006 urging local government units, national government agencies and other sectors to support the implementation of the Green Philippine Highways Project of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Emily to celebrate birthday with 5,000 day-care kids

Former Guimaras Governor and Congresswoman Emily Relucio-Lopez marks her birthday with a celebration lavish not in drinks nor party. For the former lady solon and first lady of former Iloilo Second District Congressman Albertito Lopez, the better way to celebrate is make 5,000 schoolchildren happy.


Western Visayas records 30T OFWs

About 30 thousand Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) have been recorded by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) regional office as working in various countries worldwide.

LGU, academe tie-up to boost Capiz livestock sector

Agriculture and fishery modernization has become one of the top priority agenda of Capiz Governor Vicente Bermejo in his last term as governor of the province.

Antique National School embarks on academic excellence

The Antique National School (ANS) in consonance with the administration's thrust of making education a permanent priority has embarked on a more decisive step towards academic excellence and the development of highly relevant vocational trainings for the 4,400 plus students.


No excuse
Anything Under the Sun
West Visayas, Beautiful & Wonderful (1)
Consumers Domain
OFWs, victims thrice over
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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The Ultimate Seven: Fundamental principles of a God-centered Life

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)


Cris Villanueva

'Compared to What...': A Cris Villanueva homecoming

Iloilo seems to be a good breeding ground for visual artists. A man by the name of Crispin Salcedo Villanueva, Jr., a living epitome of unprecedented Ilonggo artistry, is just one of them. Undeniably, Villanueva's talent has attracted the attention of art enthusiasts from around the world. Even Christie's, an international art auction house in London, is interested in his artworks.

  Metro IloiloWater District

Metro Iloilo Water District: Through the years of service and commitment

Metro Iloilo Water District is one waterworks that has undergone several evolutions since its birth in 1926 until the 1970s. The system was managed and controlled by different administration, namely the Iloilo Metropolitan Waterworks (IMWW), the National Waterworks and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA), and the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewrage System (MWSS) until it was placed under the control of Metro Iloilo Water District.