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Evacuation ordered, rescue up as Milenyo hits Antique, Iloilo

Hundreds of families in low-lying and coastal barangays throughout Iloilo City were evacuated to higher ground yesterday as alert level in the area remained at its highest. 

Bidding for new City Hall building set in October

The Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) recently approved the P350 million loan of the city government for the construction of the seven-storey new City Hall building.

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Police Exercise
A. Chris Fernandez
Passenger jeepneys as well as private vehicles brave the flooded street along Brgy. Tabuc Suba, Jaro District following heavy rains brought about by Typhoon Milenyo.

Franchising seen to boost economic activity

There is a bright future in franchising. This, in gist, is what the resource persons in the Iloilo Franchise Conference organized by Taytay sa Kauswagan Inc (TSKI) wanted to impart among the participants.


Add'l P20M out for Guimaras oil spill fund

An additional P20 million was now released by the National Disaster Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) for three provinces affected by the recent oil spill. With the biggest chunk of P10 million for the Province of Guimaras, the provinces of Iloilo and Negros Occidental also got its share of P5 million, respectively.

TSKI celebrates 20th year of helping the poor

Taytay sa Kauswagan Inc. (TSKI) celebrates its 20th year of existence with a hope and trust of empowering the poor and giving them dignity.

CREBA to hold shelter and tourism forum

Chamber of Real Estate and Business Association (CREBA) - Iloilo chapter and the Jaro cultural and Heritage Tourism will hold a joint forum on October 10, at the Amigo Terrace Hotel function room, in this city.

1st Mayor Jerry Treñas Badminton Cup unveils Sept. 30

A new era for the burgeoning sport of badminton in this part of the country kicks off Saturday with the holding of the 1st Mayor Jerry P. Treñas Badminton Cup.

P15 M Lopez-Jaena Memorial Shrine to rise in Jaro

Graciano Lopez-Jaena, one of the country's heroes, an Ilonggo, a great writer and orator will be feted with a P15 million Memorial Shrine to be built in his birth place in Jaro, Iloilo City.

Fulbright lectures conducted at UPV Iloilo City campus

Two lectures that are of crucial importance to the country were delivered on September 20, 2006 at the Training Room of the Graduate and Continuing Education Building of UP Visayas. Dubbed as the J. William Fulbright Memorial Lectures 2006-2007, the event brought in insights from two Fulbright scholars who have excelled in their respective fields.


Pavia's 'lupong tagapamayapa' is region's best

The regional office of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) here said that the Lupong Tagapamayapa of Brgy. Cabugao, Pavia has been chosen as the "Best Lupon" in the region for this year under the 1st to 3rd class municipality category.

Bantay Dagat nabs 6 fishing vessels

The Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force stationed in Binon-an, Batad, Iloilo apprehended last week six fishing boats because of illegal fishing.

2 DILG ladies get CSC awards

For the second consecutive year, two DILG Region VI personnel were lauded by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for exemplary performance in formal ceremonies held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) on September 21, 2006.

University, farmers join forces to improve production

Roxas City -- In order to learn the latest development in research and technology, the farmers in Capiz recently made a strong alliance with the Capiz State University (CapSU).


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 (2)
SELDA, Desaparecidos, atbp.
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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Eye Opener

Iran and North Korea's weapon will destroy the world



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


An invitation



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

For years hundreds of occupants in the city's relocation site in Brgy. Lanit, Jaro, Iloilo City have been neglected by the city government.

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Darag IEC Team intensifies advocacy efforts regionwide

The Darag IEC of the S&T Anchor Program for the Philippine Native Chicken (Darag), under the Western Visayas Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVARRDEC), had recently intensified its tri-media (print, radio and TV) exposure on the Darag native chicken through regionwide advocacy efforts.