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Security up in new Iloilo airport site, DOTC exec calls for more guards in vital govt installations

Communist terrorists New People's Army (NPA) managed to sow terror and damage when it attacked a multi-million government airport project in Silay City, Negros Occidental.

'It's hard but life goes on,' evacuees say as oil spill marks 2nd month anniv

"When are we going home?" "Why were we evacuated only now?" "When is the clean-up going to end?" "Is it ever going to end?"

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Nursing Students
A.Chris Fernandez
Nursing students join the signature drive in support of Ilonggo nursing board exam passers againts the government plan to have a reexamination. Nursing board passers and their parents yesterday gathered at the Capitol's conference room to solidify their "No retake!" stance.

Wanted: Groups to petition reduction of fare rates

The fare rate for public utility vehicles (PUV) would not lower despite the drop in the prices of petroleum products the past weeks.


Treņas ready to face off with Malabor in '07

City Mayor Jerry Treñas welcomes the plan of former Mayor Mansueto Malabor to run for reelection in the mayoralty position in next year's election. Treñas and Malabor are former allies when the former first ran as mayor of the city in 2001.

DENR prepares rehab of oil spill affected areas

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region VI had finished its Work and Financial Plan for the assessment and rehabilitation of the Mangroves and other Marine Ecosystems. Regional Executive Director Julian D. Amador said that while the job of cleaning Guimaras shorelines from the fatal oil spill caused by the sunken oil tanker Solar I is now about to end, the big job of the DENR had just begun.

Owner of ill-fated jeepney vows to help families of Igbaras tragedy casualties

Hundreds of thousands in insurance claims and "no-fault" insurance policy dues will be equally divided among the passengers of ill-fated J & J passenger jeepney of the Igbaras tragedy.

City's major projects threatened by IRA cut

Two of the city government's major projects are threatened by the possible cut on the city's Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) should the creation of new cities in the Philippines including the municipality of Pototan pushes through. This includes the proposed construction of the multi-million new city hall building.


Drilon committee approves P5.5 billion budget for new airports in WV

The Senate Finance Committee approved today a P5.5-billion infrastructure fund that will pave the way for the operation next year of two of the biggest air transport projects in Region 6, the New Iloilo International Airport and the Negros Occidental Airport.

Biofuel infra to provide livelihood in countryside

Roxas City -- The government will establish a $65 million biofuel infrastructure project in line with its efforts to ease the country's dependence on crude oil importation.

Oil spill evacuees: Living for now, longing for home

Tando, Guimaras -- For the 44 families who are at the evacuation centers in Sitio Proper and Sitio Iraya, Tando, Nueva Valencia surviving daily on the relief goods and the Cash for Work provided them by agencies is good for now but they still hope they could return home and start life anew.

DOST announces 2007 S and T Scholarship Program

The Department of Science and Technology -- Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) announced lately the implementation of the 2007 Science & Technology Scholarship Program.


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Anything Under the Sun
On world peace
Consumers Domain
Missing 2007 Budget data
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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Gloomy days ahead, literally

Eye Opener

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The Ultimate Seven: Fundamental principles of a God-centered life (8th of a Series)

Rational Insanity

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Health @ Heart

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PESO and IPAMS: Making the Dubai dream come true

After deploying 14 well-chosen applicants to Dubai Duty Free (DDF) last August of this year, the Iloilo Provincial Employment Services Office (PESO) under the leadership of Mr. Francisco Tirador Heler and the Industrial Personnel and Management Services, Inc. (IPAMS) conducted the 2nd Batch Orientation last October 6, 2006 at the PESO Office.

  WV Tourism Assembly

Tourism Assembly bares WV's soul

In the much-awaited Western Visayas Tourism Assembly, Western Visayas will bare its soul. No, it will no longer be in the walled city of Intramuros. Rather, much closer to home -- in the city of Iloilo.

For seven days, it will not only unveil its treasures, but also its collective aspirations. No wonder why thousands, if not millions, of visitors have been captivated by its natural, man-made, cultural, religious, and culinary marvels.