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Recruitment for anti-terror 'secret agents' reaches Iloilo

Malacañang's drive for civilian involvement in the country's fight against terrorism reached Iloilo with a call for unity made to Ilonggos.

Stores selling fake products in DTI's watchlist

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) provincial director Diosdado Cadena Jr. said they will conduct random inspections and confiscate products with low quality standards especially those coming from China in preparation for the coming holiday season.

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Motorists avoid the bananas planted in the middle of the road in Pakyad, Oton.

'Rough' road planted with bananas

Residents and motorists passing by the unrepaired portion of the road in Brgy. Pakyad, Oton woke up to an unusual sight Tuesday morning as bananas were planted in the middle of the road.

A total of 22 full grown bananas were planted in the middle of the uncemented road having an interval of 10-15 meters each and occupying an estimated span of about half a kilometer disrupting traffic flow in the area.


Tupas adopts tight measures vs. terrorism

Local officials must work closely with the police and civilian population in watching out for possible terror attacks against public places and government institutions in Iloilo province, Iloilo Gov. Niel D. Tupas, Sr. said Monday.

Bidding for venue to house city govt offices set

The city government has set November 14, 2006 as the bidding date for the venue to house temporary offices while the Iloilo City Hall undergoes reconstruction.

Double homicide raps up vs. cop

Cases for double homicide have already been filed against a police mobile group leader who shot and killed two of his colleagues at a police outpost in Dueñas, Iloilo Saturday night.

Solon to Igbaras officials: Let's stop finger-pointing

Iloilo First District Rep. Janette Garin called on the people of Igbaras not to blame the national government for not having constructed a bridge in Songsongon, Barasan, site of the tragic accident which caused the death of 22 people and 19 others missing.


Consumers should be wary of fake products

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) aims to awaken the consciousness of the consumers on the importance of product quality and safety and at the same time warns the public of buying fake products in the market which could endanger lives and properties.

All Systems Go for WV Travel Mart/TRAVEX

It's all systems go for the First Western Visayas Travel Mart and Travel Exchange on October 23-26 at the Upper Ground Floor of SM City Iloilo Mall in Mandurriao, Iloilo City as 32 Sellers composed of tourism properties/facilities meet 60 Buyers composed of leading tour operators and travel agencies in Metro Manila and transact business.

Congressional honor up for heroes of Igbaras tragedy

Efforts are underway to officially recognize the heroic deeds of rescuers in the unfortunate tragedy in Igbaras, Iloilo set to be led by First District Representative Janette Loreto-Garin.

DENR heads clean bill of health teams

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region VI heads the four teams that is now assessing the affected communities of Guimaras and Iloilo due to the Solar Oil spill. The teams were created through Special Order No. 0906-002 signed by Presidential Adviser for Western Visayas, Rafael Coscolluela who is the concurrent Chairperson of the Guimaras Task Force SOS.

I'm presenting myself as a viable alternative to the people--Lauron

Atty. Zafiro Tirador Lauron, "Boy" to family, relatives and friends, has no delusions that his upcoming battle against Cong. Arthur Defensor for the right to represent Iloilo's third district in Congress would be an easy one. Fact is, he's the first to say he faces an uphill climb in next year's elections, what with an acknowledged political Goliath like Defensor for a rival.


Centennial: the 'Next Big Thing'
Anything Under the Sun
On world peace
Consumers Domain
Missing 2007 Budget data
Without the Whitecoat
Paramedics: Saving lives
Bridging the gap
Fr. Agustin De la Peña: The religious patriot
...And benefits for all
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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Health @ Heart

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Eye Opener

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


Iloilo Anglers

'Fish be with you' from Iloilo Anglers... Spill or no spill

Over two hundred SportFishing enthusiasts of the Iloilo Anglers Association (ISA) proved Sunday that spill or no spill, Guimaras waters remain rich in marine life. With the day's catch of assorted bottom dwelling marine resources including a scary 23-lb. manta ray, the oil spill drama took a different twist.

  Krua Thai's 2nd year

Five new dishes for Krua Thai's 2nd year

Complexity of flavor is one distinct qualities of Thai dishes. Taking a sip of Krua Thai's Tom Yang Gong, a spicy prawn soup with button mushrooms, lemon grass, aromatic yellow ginger and spices, my tongue tasted an explosion of flavors layered on top of each other. I especially love the end kick of coriander, a mild pungent taste, just after the salty-sour flavor of the stock.