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Officials clueless on where the P20M released for mothballed housing project went

Another multi-million question with regard to the city government's anomalous housing project in Pavia, Iloilo cropped up in yesterday's committee hearing of the Sangguniang Panglungsod committee on infrastructures headed by City Councilor Jed Patrick Mabilog.

'Covert' hunt for Lim kidnappers widen

Covert police operations have been extended to three Iloilo towns with government agents bent on getting all six male suspects of kidnapped victim William Lim.

This, as intelligence operatives were reportedly given first-hand information on the identities of the culprits, one of whom tagged as the group's 'mastermind' a known police character and barangay official.

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Balancing Act
Photo courtesy of Environmental Policy and Information Center (EPIC)
A girl from a slum community in Molo does a balancing act after using a comfort room on stilts, one of the many that stands along the Iloilo River, contributing to its steady deterioration.

Coast Guard scales down containment operations

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has scaled down its containment operations on the oil spill in Guimaras.

PCG on scene commander Harold Jarder said yesterday that their operations are now confined to within the area where the tanker Solar 1 sunk last Aug. 11.


House begins probe on 'overpriced' Capitol

Ilonggo solons led by former IloiloGovernor and now Third District Congressman Arthur Defensor led yesterday's (Tuesday) all-star cast of probers as the House of Representatives began its investigation on alleged overpricing of the multi-million Provincial Capitol building.

Iloilo gears for 1st Franchise confab

Hundreds of entrepreneurs, leaders in the Franchise Industry, businessmen from various local chambers, trade associations, professionals, civic organizations, families of Overseas Filipino Workers, retirees and the Small and Medium Enterprise Development community will converge here in Iloilo City for the region's biggest business conference.

San Dionisio exec warns public from eating puffer fish

San Dionisio Mayor Pio Villanueva called on the people not to eat puffer fish or any of its kind as it is poisonous. His appeal came in wake of the recent death of a couple from his town who ate buriring, a type of poisonous puffer fish.

Guimaras 8/11 and 'anaconda boom'

If New Yorkers have "9/11", Guimarasnons have "8/11". The first is the Sept 11, 2001 tragedythat leveled off one of the world's tallest building to ground zero. The latter is the August 11, 2006 oil spill disaster that brought above sea level, the toxic bunker C fuel carried by a sunken ship--the worst ever in Philippine maritime history.


Court orders arrest of Lezo, Aklan mayor for journalist's murder

Lezo, Aklan Mayor Alfredo Arcenio is now the subject of a manhunt operation by police operatives here after the court ordered his immediate arrest in line with the killing of former Bombo Radyo Kalibo station manager Herson "Boy" Hinolan.

Beyond the terror of 9/11: Media's role

The Commission in its report showed as well the important role of the media. For instance, most federal agencies learned about the crash in New York from CNN. At the White House, the world knows now how Vice President Dick Cheney was told by an assistant to turn on the television. This as Vice President Cheney remarked, "how the hell could a plane hit the World Trade Center ?".

Volunteerism alive in oil spill cleanup

It may not be very apparent in Guimaras but volunteerism in the cleanup of the Petron oil spill is very much alive with the Save Our Seas (SOS) Movement. Hobby groups, students, community youth, fraternities, sororities, NGOs, government agencies and bank employees are contributing time, efforts and resources to control and minimize the damage of the oil spill.

DTI-Iloilo completes 3rd phase of Personal Computers for Public Schools Project

The Department of Trade & Industry -- Iloilo Office has recently completed the delivery, installation and inspection of computer packages in 40 recipient schools in the City and Province of Iloilo. The project, Personal Computers for Public Schools (PCPS) is DTI's response to the compelling challenges posed by the ever-evolving Knowledge Economy. It aims to enhance the IT skills of Filipino youth as the country's future knowledge workers and promote IT culture in classrooms as an avenue to develop these skills and be at par with global standards.

P1M model senior citizens' center unveiled in Negros

A Model Senior Citizens' Center worth P1-million was recently inaugurated in Brgy. Poblacion here.


Representative-to be Malou Arroyo-Lesaca an ally of Tupas family
Anything Under the Sun
Guimaras -the Emerald Isle -6
Consumers Domain
The relevance of IMF & World Bank
Without the Whitecoat
"PCOM without borders"
Bridging the gap
Early Baptist workers in Western Visayas
She kneaded me
Unusual Channel
The cream of the crop
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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9th National PT Week

The 9th National Physical Therapy Week Celebration

Physical therapists and PT students from all over the region took a break from the challenging world of Rehabilitation Medicine as they celebrate the 9th National PT Week Celebration. The week-long celebration (September 4-8, 2006) with the theme: "PT's Working Towards a Stronger Workforce" was hosted by Iloilo Doctors' College School of Physical Therapy (IDCSPT) and St. Paul University Iloilo (SPUI) together with the Iloilo Physical Therapy Association (IPTA).

  Aklan product showcase year 4

Aklan product showcase year 4 at SM City Iloilo

The province of Aklan once again showcases their products dubbed "Aklan Product Showcase Year 4" at SM City Activity Center, Mandurriao, Iloilo City September 11-17, 2006. Twenty-five small and medium enterprises (SMEs) join in the showcase which highlights unique woven fashion accessories, home decor, furniture and furnishings, and ornamental plants. Aklan delicacies and meat products are displayed in the exhibit area.