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Oil spill clean up 'almost' done, evacuees back home soon

The second month anniversary of the oil spill incident off the waters of Guimaras is marked by an "almost" clean bill of health. Or so, the reports state pending official nod and approval from the government.

As it is though, some 140 kilometers of shoreline has been deemed clean with over P15 million in payroll to local laborers and five of the hardest hit villages soon to be brought back to normalcy.

City Council slams cityhood of capital towns

The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Iloilo on Wednesday adapted the resolution approved by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Sipalay, Negros Occidental strongly opposing the conversion of 32 capital towns into cities since it would reduce the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) of the existing cities in the country.

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Coscoluella and Nichols
A.Chris Fernandez
Task Force Solar 1 Oil Spill chairman Rafael Coscolluela explains to the media the real situation of oil spill affected areas in Guimaras province during the press conference sponsored by Petron Corporation last Wednesday. Meanwhile, IOPC's Joe Nichols (inset photo) slammed the media during the conference for allegedly focusing more on negative news on the aftermath of the oil spill disaster.

'Inferior' housing materials for N. Baluarte fire victims returned

Of the P500,000 financial help for the 212 fire-victim families in North Baluarte, Molo, only P469,900 was awarded to a contractor for the procurement of galvanized iron (G.I.) sheets and plywoods. The G.I. sheets were eventually returned to the contractor after it differed from the material specified in the contract.


Supplier vows to replace 'inferior' roofing material

Purely human error.

Old faces, new hopefuls in '07 polls

The issue on whether there will be an elections next year or not has yet to be officially resolved yet in the local political scene, alignments and re-alignments are underway.

1 escapes as Arevalo cops net woman, 2 other pals in drug bust

Drug charges are out today (Friday) against a 23 year-old female resident of Barangay Sto. Niño Norte, Arevalo, Iloilo City and two other male associates following a police drug bust early Wednesday evening. The woman drug suspect, authorities said, was the live-in partner of one Dexter Pesasico, subject of the entrapment operation in one beach resort in Arevalo District. Pesasico managed to escape thru a hatch in the roof leaving behind the arrested trio.

P4.9M anniversary bonus for for city employees OK'd

Inspite of the threat to cut down the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) of every city, Iloilo City Government will still receive their anniversary bonus after the Sangguniang Panlungsod recently approved a resolution appropriating P4,980,000.


Greenpeace returns barrel of bunker oil from Guimaras back to Petron

Greenpeace surprised Petron corporation Wednesday morning by delivering a container drum of spilt bunker fuel gathered from the shores of Guimaras to the doorsteps of the company's headquarters in Makati City. The move, Greenpeace says, is meant to highlight the company's irresponsible lack of urgency in retrieving the remaining bunker fuel which continues to spill out from the sunken MT Solar 1 tanker chartered by the oil giant.

Leon hosts 2006 Nat'l Coop Month Celebration

The Municipality of Leon under the administration of Mayor Romulo C. Cabana hosts this year’s local celebration of the National Cooperative Month with the Theme: "COOPERATIVES: Making a Real Difference (Bansang Nagkakaisa, May Pusong Kooperatiba)."

DA-NDA turn over 77 pregnant heifers

The Department of Agriculture (DA) through the National Dairy Authority (NDA) turned over seventy-seven pregnant heifers from New Zealand to the farmer-beneficiaries from the municipalities of Alimodian, Guimbal, Cabatuan, Leon and Tigbauan, Iloilo.


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Anything Under the Sun
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Consumers Domain
Missing 2007 Budget data
Without the Whitecoat
Paramedics: Saving lives
Bridging the gap
Fr. Agustin De la Peña: The religious patriot
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Web of lies
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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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.

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Ditas Taleon's Birthday at Blue Jay: Ditas Dates Demented Dear Friends

Robinsons Place Iloilo's vivacious and popular mall manager, Ditas Luzuriaga Taleon, recently celebrated her birthday in an impromtu gathering with close friends Gerry Gaudarama of Biscocho Haus; TNT's booming voice, Marichel Magalona; ABS-CBN's gem, Desiree Bretaña; hubby, Butch Taleon and moi.