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Lawyer, contractor 'threaten' city execs over housing project mess

Yesterday's (Tuesday) committee hearing finally saw the key figure in the city government's socialized housing project in Pavia, Iloilo his presence aided by a legal counsel. It also heard anew a warning from a lawyer who vowed to hurl top city officials to Court if and when they decide to pay up millions in due account.

People downed by oil spill nearing 2,000

The number of people experiencing health problems related to the oil spill in Guimaras continue to rise, over a month since the disaster began Aug. 11.

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Carpio and Trinidad
A.Chris Fernandez
After several years the key figure in the city government's anomalous socialized housing project in Pavia, Iloilo--contractor Alex Trinidad (partly hidden)--with his lawyer showed up in the Sangguniang Panglungsod committee hearing on the city's plan to pay Ace Builders and Enterprises the remaining balance of P14 million.

Past PTA officers in trouble for 'missing funds'

Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez, Sr. reportedly will send a team from National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Manila to investigate the alleged missing funds of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of the Iloilo National High School (INHS) amounting to hundreds of thousands of pesos.

The alleged missing funds was discovered only recently by newly elected PTA president Larry Deatras, a councilor of Sta. Barbara, Iloilo.


Homegrown Ilonggo trade concepts up in franchise, expo gab

Business matching sessions, product presentations and the distinct homegrown Ilonggo trade concepts are up in the region's biggest franchise and trade exposition.

Region's top cop alerts PNP stations

An alert is now out on all police stations in Western Visayas following an "attack scare" reportedly out to be perpetuated by communist terrorists New People's Army (NPA). The offensives are said to mark the NPA's sentiments in this year's Martial Law anniversary.

Lady brgy capt, treasurer face malversation raps

A woman barangay captain and barangay treasurer of one city barangay have been formally charged with malversation of public funds before the Iloilo City Council.

ABS-CBN TV-10 relaunches TV Patrol Iloilo

ABS-CBN Iloilo's primetime newscast is sporting a new look and a new tagline. TV Patrol Iloilo was relaunched Monday, September 18, with a challenging battlecry "Una sa Balita!"


Offloading of oil from Solar 1 to start in six weeks

The International Oil Pollution Compensation (IOPC) has committed to facilitate the offloading of the remaining oil from the sunken tanker Solar 1, Governor JC Rahman Nava said on Tuesday.

DENR to help residents file their claims

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is taking the lead in teaching the oil spill-affected residents of Guimaras in claiming the compensation package from the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund (IOPCF) as the department itself could also be considered as one of the claimants.

Petron officials under threat?

Top officials of Petron Corporation Inc. are under tight watch after suspicious looking personalities are now tailing their movements and monitoring their activities in Guimaras island particularly in the Raymen Resort where they are housed.

DILG-Aklan field personnel is CSC Pag-asa awardee

One of the 11 Civil Service Commission Pag-Asa Awardees for this year is an Aklanon, a field personnel of the Department of Interior and Local Government in Aklan.

Marine expert: Environment benefit analysis should be done in Guimaras shores

A marine biologist working for the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF) said the second phase of the cleanup operation is more complicated than the first stage which is to remove the industrial fuel oil on the shoreline and affected areas.


The legacy of Mayor Carina Veloso Flores
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
Capiz (Roxas City) in 1903
Let kindness overflow
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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Marital paroxysm


An invitation

Rational Insanity

Ten life(or piece?)-saving tips for writers


Continue the SELDA spirit

Health @ Heart

Coconut Oil: Good or bad?

Res Gestae

Morale booster

Running Man

Deadlier than smoking


Guarding Mt. Porras

Guarding Mt. Porras in Sibalom, Antique

(Last of two parts)

Community Project

Until six years ago nothing of biodiversity made sense to the forest guards of Mt Porras. Residents living by the edge of the mountain as well as outsiders lavished on its bounty.--logs, rattan, native orchids, honey, wild pigs, edible birds nests, even birds.


Spoil yourself in an ultimate pampering at the Som Ta' Spa

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