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City still accountable to contractor of anomaly-ridden housing project—COA

Iloilo City's multi-million in idle and cannibalized housing property with construction works done at over P80 million thus far still owes the contractor P14.2 million.

Ex-city councilor warns city officials vs. paying ABE

Former City Councilor Atty. Vicente Gengos, Jr. threatened to file charges against the Sangguniang Panlungsod should they approve the endorsement of the City Legal Office (CLO) to pay the remaining P14.2 million to Ace Builders and Enterprise (ABE), contractor of the city's mothballed 125 million socialized housing project in Pavia, Iloilo.

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Waves at Fort San Pedro
A.Chris Fernandez
Strong waves brought by stormy weather yesterday batter the seawall at Fort San Pedro. Several houses in the city's coastal areas were reportedly destroyed by strong winds and waves while some parts of the city became flooded due to heavy rains.

City's power assured even with reduced supply from Peco

Panay Electric Company (Peco) will reportedly lower by 6 to 7 megawatts the power it distributes to city consumers starting August 12 due to equipment maintenance. But city residents don't have to worry, the National Power Corporation (Napocor) could already provide for the lost power.

Napocor, National Transmission Corporation (Transco) and Peco have already inked a memorandum of agreement for the power interconnection. The MOA was signed after Peco posted P1.8 million bond to serve the power needs of its consumers.


City Council OK's P350M loan to build new City Hall

Mayor Jerry Treñas has all the reason to smile as the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) gave him authority to negotiate with the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) to borrow P350 million for the construction of a new six-storey city hall building in its present site in Plaza Libertad.

‘Purely birthday bash with 5,000 day-care kids,’ Emily says of 3-day rounds to Guimaras, Iloilo

Will there be a comeback for the Lopezes in the provinces of Guimaras, Iloilo and entry into city politics?

Ilonggo OFW evacuees from Lebanon now reach 183

As of August 6, the number of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from Western Visayas who have returned to the country since the government started its repatriation from war-torn Lebanon on July 23, 2006 has already reached 183.

Ombudsman-Visayas opens regional office in Iloilo

Come August 17, 2006, Ombudsman Merceditas N. Gutierrez will officially inaugurate the opening of the Ombudsman Regional Office (Visayas) in Iloilo City.


P2.4M awaits environment-friendly barangays, schools in Negros

The Provincial Government of Negros Occidental thru the Provincial Environment Management Office is pleased to announce the 4th Search for Environment-Friendly Barangays and Schools. Now on its fourth year.

DA 6 launch Search for Outstanding Rural Women Achiever

The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit No. (DA-RFU) 6 through its Gender and Development (GAD) program has launched the search for Outstanding Rural Women Achiever and Outstanding DA-GAD advocate in the region recently.

1st Visayan Corn Congress to be held in Iloilo City

For the first time, stakeholders and other players in the corn industry from the three regions in the Visayas islands will gather here in this city on August 21 to 23, 2006 for the 1st Visayan Corn Congress.


Coal-fired power plant
Anything Under the Sun
West Visayas, Beautiful and Wonderful (2)
Consumers Domain
OFWs, victims thrice over
Without the Whitecoat
Minor surgeries
Bridging the gap
Philippine Revolutionary Government
I am proud of my daughter
A glass of margarita can go a long way
Unusual Channel
Go ahead smell the roses
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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On Anti Smoking Ordinance – What can you suggest to improve the ordinance and to make it successful?


Street kotongs

Running Man

Sports cheats


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


Fake medicines

Fake medicines are everywhere

Fake medicines may kill. At the very least, they are not effective against a disease or an ailment.

Injectables that contain ordinary liquid composed of water and oil and mixed with starch or talc "are particularly fatal," says Normita Leyesa, president of the 48,000-strong Philippine Pharmaceutical Association.


Quality and identity makeover for Iloilo's Hablon

The indigenous fabric formerly used for ceremonial occasions is taking a new form. Well, the one from Iloilo, at least.

For the province of Iloilo, hablon-weaving remains a cottage industry. The art of weaving is passed on from one generation to another. For some people in the municipalities of Miag-ao, Oton and some parts of Igbaras and Dueñas, loom weaving is their source of livelihood.