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Syjuco hits back at accuser

Secretary Augusto "Boboy" Syjuco, Director General of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) hit back at his accuser, veteran Tesda employee Annie Geron following graft raps filed before the Presidential Anti-Graft Commission (PAGC).

Syjuco faces raps before GMA Anti-Graft Commission

A group of disgruntled employees of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) formally lodged a complaint against, their 'boss', Director General Augusto "Boboy" Syjuco.

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Tabucan Bridge
A.Chris Fernandez
Even this bridge in Tabucan, Mandurriao is not spared from the potholes which pose hazard to motorists. Several road segments in the city are observed to have been full of potholes but the City Engineer's Office seems to ignore the problem.

Treņas could have continued previous plan for City Hall--Ex-mayor

Former City Mayor Mansueto Malabor finally broke his silence as to where the P20 million fund coming from Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago intended as initial money for the construction of the new Iloilo City Hall building in Brgy. San Pedro, Molo went.


Hunt on for duck-killers as 'fowl play' raises fear, alarm among locals

Fear has set in among the residents of three barangays in Buenavista, Guimaras following reports of unexplained and mysterious deaths of ducks in the area. The number of 'slaughtered' ducks was placed at about 100 heads yet actual count is believed to be double with rounds still underway to determine the figure. At least six families in the three adjacent villages were reported to have been victimized in an incident made public over Bombo Radyo.

Local vet to Guimaras 'hunters': 'Hunt rabied wildcats, dogs, not vamps'

The mysterious, unknown killers and attackers of some 100 ducks in Buenavista, Guimaras could be rabid wildcats and dogs or even the "Monitor Lizards" locally known as Ha-lo.

Gonzalez, Sr. denies eyeing candidates other than Treņas

Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez, Sr. belied reports that he will field his own candidates for the mayorship and vice mayoralty positions against Mayor Jerry Treñas and his group in next year's election.

IOPCF hastens release of claims for fisherfolk

The International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund (IOPCF) will try its best to compensate individual claimants in the island province of Guimaras whose livelihood are affected by the oil spill as soon as possible.


DSWD says relief goods accounted for in Guimaras

As far as the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is concerned, all relief goods that come from its office are accounted for and oil spill victims benefited.

Gov't microfinance lending to help poor communities

San Jose, Antique -- The government's proposed microfinance program will help poverty stricken communities identify entrepreneurial potentials and start small scale income generating activity, said Lazaro Petinglay, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer.

The chimney's smoking, muscovado is back

Roxas City -- The once valuable muscovado sugar production is back in Capiz, courtesy of the municipality of Sigma.

Longer, chilly nights ahead -- Pagasa

Notice a drop in temperature and longer nighttime ahead, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.


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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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Rational Insanity

Busting the thesis con

Health @ Heart

Preventable deaths


Gloomy days ahead, literally

Eye Opener

Wrong entries in Civil Registry blamable to parents


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


Dance Sport Iloilo

2006 Winners Dance Sport Iloilo, a success

The 2006 Winners Dance Sport Iloilo – Regional Competition last October 07, 2006 was another success for Winners Gym & Winner Promotions in cooperation with City & Province of Iloilo, SM City Iloilo and Iloilo Dancesport Club, Inc. It was made possible through the effort of Mr. Erwin S. Chiongson - CEO of Winners Gym & Winner Promotions together with his event coordinators.

  Ditas Taleon

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.