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Retrieval operations to end even as 19 persons still missing

Three days after the Igbaras tragedy, rescue volunteers yesterday (Thursday) scoured the Tangyan River starting from the site where the ill-fated passenger jeepney fell up to the mouth of the river in Guimbal, Iloilo hoping to find more bodies.

But as of press time yesterday volunteers merely saw debris and logs stuck in some parts of the river. No dead bodies.

Mabilog wants COA to reevaluate stalled housing project

The Sangguniang Panglungsod committee on engineering, construction and public works chaired by City Councilor Jed Patrick Mabilog wants the Commission on Audit (COA) to reevaluate the expenses incurred in the implementation of the stalled Iloilo City Employees Socialized Housing Project in Pavia, Iloilo.

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Jeep Wreckage
Ronilo L. Pamonag
Children of Barangay Barasan, Igbaras look at what remains of the J&J jeepney which was carried away by the strong current while crossing the river last Monday. The jeepney wreckage was recovered the following day about a kilometer away from where it fell.

Muslim trader's case slept for 19 months at prosecutor's office

It took one year and seven months for the chief of the City Prosecution Office (CPO) to take notice of the complaint filed against a Muslim trader by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) relative to the lumber confiscated by the latter in December 2004.


Miag-ao landslide threatens, 'isolates' 5 barangays

Commuters to and from one barangay of the Municipality of Miag-ao, Province of Iloilo now have to contend with a lot of walking while motorists are barred entry in the area.

Gatecrasher stabbed dead by woman guest

A wedding party in the quiet town of San Jose, Province of Antique was cut short and had a tragic ending when a male gatecrasher was stabbed dead by a woman guest.

ERC to hear Peco motion to reverse earlier ruling

The Energy Regulation Commission (ERC) will hold a public hearing today October 6 (Friday) at the CAP Bldg. along General Luna St., Iloilo City starting 9:00 in the morning.

CUI: Helping Guimaras plan for the unplanned

When disaster struck Guimaras following an oil spill that was brought about by the sinking of MT Solar I on August 11, various regional and international organizations responded to aid the island-province in clean-up and relief operations.


Recognizing importance of elderly persons

Hundreds of senior citizens flocked the covered gym of the municipality of Dumangas, Iloilo to mark the kick-off of the Elderly Filipino Week celebration on Monday (October 2, 2006) with the theme, "Nakatatanda: Kaagapay sa Pagkakaisa at Kapayapaan."

Young Farmers avail training on native chicken production and marketing

A total of twenty young farmers are attending a two-weeks training course on Philippine Native Chicken (Darag) production and marketing at the Sports Pension and West Visayas State University, Iloilo City.

Growing concern for energy consumers focus of Statistics Month

National Power Corporation Manager Engr. Nelson Homena said that there is a growing concern for protection and welfare of consumers of energy because of the increasing movement in energy prices that affect economic policies and as well as the demand for energy supply by households and the industry.

Oil spill related consultations on the decline--DOH

The number of oil spill related consultations are on the decline according to the report of the Department of Health-Center for Health Development, Western Visayas during the Task Force Solar Oil Spill press briefing.


'No retake'
Anything Under the Sun
Knights of Columbus of Molo
Consumers Domain
The ABE Housing Scam
Without the Whitecoat
Caring doctors....just a few and handful
Bridging the gap
Vignette on the great Manoling of Capiz
Aliwasa: concert by the river
Words don’t come easy
Unusual Channel
Haven’t you learned anything yet
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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Health @ Heart

Heart bypass today


Get in to it

Rational Insanity

“Lethal loving”

Eye Opener

Iran and North Korea's weapon will destroy the world

Res Gestae

Traffic, Barias, Bautista and auxiliary cops


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



Iloilo Foundation for Information Technology (I-FIT) Answering the Call of Outsourcing

Seven months from its inception, the Iloilo Foundation for Information Technology (I-FIT) elected its Board of Trustees during its Organizational Meeting on 22 August 2006 at the Board Room of the Iloilo Provincial Capitol followed by the election of officers on 28 September 2006 at University of the Philippines in the Visayas (UPV).

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Purok Mainuswagon after the fire

Despite the heavy rains Monday (October 2) noon, fire broke in Purok Mainuswagon, Brgy. Bolilao, Mandurriao district which turned into ashes a total of 22 houses. Five other houses, however, were partially burned. Fortunately, nobody was hurt in the hour-long blaze which gobbled up P1.2 million worth of damage to properties. Below are photos of the fire scene the day after the conflagration happened.