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Sunken oil tanker could no longer be retrieved

Retrieving the sunken vessel M/T Solar I is already next to impossible.

Guimaras fishers now surviving on relief goods

Fisherfolks from Nueva Valencia town in Guimaras province are starting to feel the long term effects of the disaster that took place just over the weekend.

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Oil Spill
Ronilo L. Pamonag
Sitio Sumirib Barangay Lapaz, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras

Oil spill vicinity restricted to fishers

The regional office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) advised fishermen to refrain from fishing and gathering of shellfish or seaweeds within the areas reached by the the oil spill.


Resident raps La Paz barangay councilor

An official in one city barangay faces serious administrative and criminal charges filed before the Office of Mayor Jerry Treñas.

WV Historical and Cultural Council launching set Friday

Commissioner Cecile Guidote Alvarez, director of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and Executive Director Ludovico D.Badoy of the National Historical Institute are the keynote speakers of the launching of the Western Visayas Historical and Cultural Council on August 18, 2006 at the Educational Media Center of the Central Philippine University.

Ilonggo missionary students sent to Kenya

Two Mill Hill Missionary students recently left for Nairobi, Kenya for a four-year theological study. The study is part of the nine-year period before becoming a full-fledged missionary priest.

Peacemakers Fellowship set August 19

Amidst hostilities both in the national and global front, a Call for Peace is slated on August 19 at the New Provincial Capitol Ground. Spearheaded by the Iloilo Coalition of NGOs and POs (ICON), Inc. and the PEACE program of the University Outreach Center of Central Philippine University, the whole day activity will simultaneously start with a motorcade and foot parade at 9:00 a.m.

Food for School Program launched in Iloilo

The Food for School Program, a poverty alleviation program of the national government was formally launched in Iloilo Province last Monday, August 14, 2006 in a ceremony held at the Brgy. Tumay Day Care Center, Mina, Iloilo.


DSWD6 holds consultation on home-based ECCD

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI yesterday held a consultation on Home-Based ECCD (Early Childhood Care and Development) Program.

Capiz forms group to crack down on trading of persons

Local government units are encouraged to establish and strengthen an interagency committee to protect persons against trafficking.


A young man's dream
Anything Under the Sun
West Visayas, Beautiful and Wonderful (2)
Consumers Domain
OFWs, victims thrice over
Without the Whitecoat
Minor surgeries
Bridging the gap
The government during the American regime
Comprehending the 'Bolivarian Revolution'
A glass of margarita can go a long way
Unusual Channel
Bloop 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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There is an issue on what to name the new airport in Cabatuan... what do you suggest? Why?

Rational Insanity

Health in the fast lane


DOLE and the workers


Belly Dancing

Shimmy your way to Fitness: The Mystical Art of Belly Dancing

It's an ancient art of seduction, an inevitable enticement identified with the fluid movement of the hands like serpents or ribbons flying in the air, swaying hips, undulating torso, and articulated isolations employed in a range of dynamic and emotional expressions - a rhythmic dance that evokes a language of its own.


Emilion Launch and Thanksgiving: Iloilo's newest 'it' venue opens

Take the Ilonggos' love for food, stir in a dose of Pinoy creativity and excellent cooking, put in spoonfuls of elegance, class and panache, mix them all up with a potful of Emil Diez's great business sense, credibility and commitment, garnish with first-class amenities and serve well with Ilonggo hospitality and warmth and you get Iloilo's newest hotspot -- Emilion: Modern Filipino Cuisine and Function Center.