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GMA declares oil spill 'effectively contained'; restoration plan up

President Arroyo declared on Wednesday that the oil spill in Guimaras has already been 'effectively contained,' but that efforts at cleaning the shoreline shall continue.

Lightning raids net biggest haul of 'alien' entertainers

Joint operations of the Women and Children's Desk (WCD) of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO), city government's Task Force Adam's Apple and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) got its biggest haul of arrested workers in the local entertainment industry.

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Spill Boom
A.Chris Fernandez
Philippine Coast Guard volunteers unload improvised oil spill booms from the province of Antique. The oil spill booms were brought to the province of Guimaras to help in the containment of oil slick from the sunken tanker Solar I.

Police pursuing new leads on Lim kidnapping case

Police are following new developments on the alleged kidnapping of Filipino-Chinese businessman William Lim which could possibly lead to the identification and eventual arrest of the suspects.

As this developed, Mayor Jerry Treñas has ordered Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) Director Sr. Supt. Norlito Bautista to arrest the suspects as soon as possible. Treñas, however, gave no details on the identities of the suspects.


Retrieval of sunken tanker unlikely

The proposal to re-float the sunken MT Solar I lying 640 meters underwater is not likely to happen despite the threat from some groups that such demand is "non-negotiable."

Justice department assures no whitewash in oil spill case

The Department of Justice (DOJ) will resume its probe of the M/T Solar 1 oil spill today (Friday) to find out if officials of Sunshine Maritime Development Corporation, Petron Philippines Inc. and Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) could be held liable for the sea disaster.

CM graduate wins in Palanca Awards

This year, one of the College of Management's own is among the winners in the country's premier literary competition.

Ateneo de Iloilo did it again

In A tougher competition with the best schools in Iloilo locking horns for the most coveted Golden Pen Awards overall championship, Ateneo de Iloilo ended up retaining the crown for the fifth straight year over the weekend, hauling five out of the possible 10 first places, among others, in the yearly journalism joust.


Beyond the trees, a triumph in social mobilization

More than half a million trees planted in one day.

‘Food for School’ program launched

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recently marked the ceremonial launching of the Food-for-school program for Iloilo Province in Brgy. Tumay Day Care Center in Mina, Iloilo.


Amparo Muñoz, a victim
Anything Under the Sun
Guimaras - the Emerald Isle (4)
Consumers Domain
Petron oil spill and other stories
Without the Whitecoat
"PCOM without borders"
Bridging the gap
Early Baptist workers in Western Visayas
She kneaded me
Unusual Channel
Blessed creatures
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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Non multa, sed multum

Res Gestae


Rational Insanity

Gratitude in place


The Ultimate Seven: Fundamental principles of a God-centered life 5



Going Japanese
MAKI, Iloilo's first "stand alone" Jap resto opens its doors to sushi-loving gastronomes

There's a new reason to go to Smallville at Diversion Road these days -- MAKI Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar has taken residence in the popular food and bar strip to give Ilonggos an authentic taste of Japanese cuisine.

  Blue Jay Deli

Blue Jay Deli offers more than just good food

Arlene Juantong, owner of the new Blue Jay Deli knows how not to compromise quality food. Reason why after two years in the food industry, her palatable menu is still sought after by food lovers. She began offering all kinds of luxury brand coffees in her first branch located at the Smallville Complex in Diversion Road, Iloilo City which are uncommon to the ones being offered in coffee shops inside malls.