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'Solar 1 offloading operations won't be to soon'

Operations to offload the remaining oil from the sunken tanker lying on the seabed off Guimaras waters will not commence too soon, said Solar 1 oil spill incident commander Rafael Coscolluela.

He clarified in Tuesday's regular press briefing that the executive committee of the International Oil Pollution Compensation (IOPC), a international group of oil refiners which committed to handle the siphoning of oil from Solar 1, is scheduled to meet in London on October 23 to discuss technical, financial and legal matters.

Ex-mayor's son files graft raps

Top officials of the Municipality of Tigbauan starting off from Mayor Myrna Torres will face anew "ghosts" from the past courtesy of three municipal infrastructure projects deemed as "ghost projects."

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Police Exercise
Ronilo L. Pamonag
Policemen assigned with the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 arrest a robbery suspect during Tuesday's exercises aimed at evaluating their procedures in apprehending criminals.

Electrification of two relocation sites underway

Good news to occupants of the city government's relocation sites in Barangay Lanit, Jaro and Barangay Sooc, Arevalo. The possibility that they will already have lighting facilities before the year ends is becoming close as MetroGlobal's Panay Power Corporation (PPC) already paid the Department of Energy (DoE) its dues amounting to P8.8 million.


Fil-British Boy Mayor wants to learn local governance from JPT

Boy Mayor Thomas Measures wants to experience and learn things from City Mayor Jerry Treñas on how the city government is run. Measures is this year's Boy Mayor assuming his position last Monday which will last for a week. Several other high school students in the city serves in various positions such as the vice mayor, city councilors and department heads.

RP's 'Father of Franchising' in Iloilo franchise, trade expo gab

Tourism as the next boom in franchising?

City exec respects CBCP stand on cha-cha

City Mayor Jerry Treñas acknowledged the power of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) when it comes to political issues affecting the country such as the move to change the Philippine Constitution.

Treņas mum on plans for 2007 polls

Unlike Gov. Niel Tupas, Sr. who already made public some of the candidates that will compose his political line up, Mayor Jerry Treñas refused to give details on who will be included in his ticket come 2007 elections.


Completion of new abattoir faces snag anew

The completion of the city's new slaughterhouse in Brgy. Tacas, Jaro again faces delay as the services of a foreign firm was tapped to make a project design on the wastewater treatment facility.

PSB extends P27.039 M assistance to public elementary, high schools

The Iloilo Provincial School Board (PSB) chaired by Gov. Niel D. Tupas, Sr. has already extended a total of P27,039,000.00 financial assistance to public elementary and high schools in the province from first quarter to third quarter of this year.

DOH steps up advocacy campaign on renal disease control

In response to the increasing prevalence of renal diseases in the country, the Department of Health (DOH) stepped up its advocacy campaign on Renal Disease Control Program (REDCOP) tapping the support of the Department of Education, Local Government Units and the Philippine Information Agency.

Rehabilitation privilege for government employees up

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced that all government personnel with permanent, temporary, casual or contractual appointments, including those with fixed terms of office may avail of the Rehabilitation Privilege during their employment with their agency in accordance with the guidelines formulated for its availment.


Feuding for STL crumbs
Anything Under the Sun
Guimaras -the Emerald Isle -6
Consumers Domain
The ABE Housing Scam
Without the Whitecoat
Iloilo Doctors' College of Medicine, Inc......25 years
Bridging the gap
Early Protestant mission work in Capiz
Are you who you say you are?
Out of the closet
Unusual Channel
With these hands
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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Res Gestae

Traffic, Barias, Bautista and auxiliary cops

Rational Insanity

How well do you love Hiligaynon?


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

Health @ Heart

Potatoes and diabetes

Eye Opener

Why do Filipinos run away from the Philippines?


An invitation



From windmills to clogs to biotech: Diary of a young scientist

Shrimps are cannibalistic. To prevent them from eating each other, they are separated in cages. They are then "vaccinated" with feed pellets containing a protective protein.

  Campus Fashionista Press Con

Style and creativity at Campus Fashionista Press Con

Style meets creativity during the recently concluded Robinsons Campus Fashionista Press Conference at the Robinson's Place Iloilo Ground Circle. Prior to the press con, denim pockets were given to invited guests along with the invitation.