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'Eviction' up in Bingawan, Court upholds land owners' claim to town hall, town plaza, road

Officials and employees of the Bingawan Municipal Government, including the town's police force face eviction from its present seat of government and office.

Number of monsoon rains-affected families in WV up to over 9,000

According to the latest consolidated damage report furnished by the Office of Civil Defense-Regional Disaster Coordinating Council (OCD-RDCC) VI, the monsoon rains have now affected 90 barangays and 9,235 families in Western Visayas (WV).

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Group of Women
A.Chris Fernandez
A group of women keep themselves busy looking for something from the heads of their partners one lazy afternoon in one corner of the city.

City to push for release of P1.3 M calamity fund

The Sangguniang Panlungsod will hold today (Monday) a special session to declare some barangays in the city under the state of calamity and to call for the release of P1.3 million calamity fund intended for those families who lost their houses due strong winds and waves brought by two tropical cyclones last week.


SP takes stand on 2 controversial issues

For the members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, it is better late than never to pour out their sentiments on the omission of the city in the plan to put up the Task Force for the Panay Tourism Development Authority and the proposed changing of the name of the new Iloilo International Airport to Panay International Airport.

City Treasurer's Office to collect fines on anti-shirtless ordinance violators

City Councilor Jeffrey Ganzon's proposal to give to the market associations the responsibility to collect penalties relative his proposed ordinance prohibiting shirtless individuals inside public markets was faced with strong objection by his colleagues in last week's regular session.

RP to host int'l confab on transformational development

One can make a difference in people's lives regardless of his/her social location or cultural setting. This holds true to World Vision as it seeks more ways to help the poor, especially children, to attain fullness of life.

BSP authorizes Bangko Buena, Inc. to open Barotac Nuevo branch

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has approved the establishment of a branch for Bangko Buena, Inc. (A Rural Bank) in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo. Bangko Buena, Inc. has been operating since 1971 and now with seven banking units it is considered to be the biggest rural bank in West Visayas.


All set for Green Philippine Highways project in Western Visayas

Thousands of environment concerned groups and individuals from the different cities, provinces and municipalities of Region VI, Western Visayas, have pledged support and commitment to the Green Philippine Highways Project (GPHP) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources headed by Secretary Angelo T. Reyes.

Capiz sustains livelihood program

The provincial government here is pushing for the institutionalization of providing livelihood opportunities for Capiceños.

DA assures strengthened support to banana industry

The needed technical, marketing and logistic support of the government was assured by the Department of Agriculture (DA) to strengthen the banana industry considering its big share contributed to the Philippine economy.


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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About the yearbook


Res Gestae

Well done, farewell Task Force Waterfront

Rational Insanity

Health in the fast lane


The Ultimate Seven: Fundamental principles of a God-centered life (3)


DOLE and the workers


On Anti Smoking Ordinance


Street kotongs

Running Man

Sports cheats


Emily Lopez

A day with the day care kids
An Emily Lopez birthday treat

Former Congresswoman Emily R. Lopez celebrated her birthday last week in a very special way--by making day care children from Iloilo and Guimaras happy.

  Eman Abatayo

Eman Abatayo's Confessions
On his band and the PDA

Amidst the floods and the prevailing strong winds brought about by the storm, I stopped by to have a chat with one of today's Ilonggo breed of talent and charm, an young singer and songwriter hiking its way up to stardom.