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Multi-million planned rehab of Tigbauan market stirs vendors, town execs

A multi-million planned rehabilitation of the public market in Tigbauan, Iloilo stirred anew local officials and the project's stakeholders, the town vendors and business community here.

'Extravagant, outrageous,' union exec says as criminal, admin raps pushed vs. Syjuco

Serious allegation of graft and corruption were pursued against Secretary Augusto "Boboy" Syjuco, Director-General of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda). And with an apparent 'word war' escalating as well, Tesda employee Annie Enriquez Geron made good her "threat" of filing criminal and administrative charges before Malacañang's Presidential Anti-Graft Commission (PAGC).

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A.Chris Fernandez
Police Regional Officer 6 director Chief Supt. Geary Barias shows to the media one of the PVC pipes filled with bronze powder, a bomb ingredient.

City police on full alert following discovery of bomb ingredient

City police has been placed on full alert following the discovery the other day of 600 grams of bronze powder, an ingredient for making a bomb, at the Iloilo port in Fort San Pedro.


Mayor sets reward for duck-killers

A reward has now been set for whoever can put to an end to the massacre of ducks in Buenavista, Guimaras, the money put up by no less than Town Mayor Samuel Gumarin. With the residents in at least three barangays here still waiting for answers on the unexplained and mysterious deaths of ducks in the area, up for grabs is P3,000.

A wacky session day at the City Council

The regular session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod last Wednesday showed a picture of a chaotic and disorganized system inside the session hall even as councilors are about to subject themselves into a reelection in the 2007 May elections.

Expropriation proceedings a delicate matter, says councilor

The expropriation proceedings being eyed by residents of Simon Ledesma and Ma. Cristina in Jaro district in order to purchase 6,264 square meters lot they are presently occupying is the first of its kind in Western Visayas. The expropriation proceedings they asked is an aftermath of the owners' decision to eject the occupants and sell the property.

Concepcion wins anew Galing Pook award

The municipality of Concepcion recently won another Galing Pook Award for its locally - initiated activity called "Local Initiatives Achieving Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) through Integrated Population, Health and Environment (PHE) Program."


Capiz, Iloilo boundary land dispute remains unsettled

A land boundary dispute between Capiz and Iloilo provinces remains unresolved on their third hearing Wednesday, October 11, 2006, held at the Capiz Provincial Capitol.

Tourism Assembly to explore WV's tourism development priorities

The tourism potentials of Western Visayas will be like an open book showcasing a colorful and unique destination attractions on October 23-29, 2006.

Artificial Insemination yields twin calves

"I am grateful that the artificial insemination (AI) program of the Department of Agriculture gave me twin upgraded calves," said Mr. Ireneo Naparato, 74 years old, of Brgy. Mat-y, Miag-ao, Iloilo after his F1 cow give birth last March 6, 2006.


Centennial: the 'Next Big Thing'
Anything Under the Sun
On world peace
Consumers Domain
Missing 2007 Budget data
Without the Whitecoat
Unveiling the myth: Inside the HMO
Bridging the gap
Nay Isa, the bravest woman fighter of Iloilo
No parking?
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

Wrinkles: Any remedy?


Political persecution

Rational Insanity

Busting the thesis con

Eye Opener

Wrong entries in Civil Registry blamable to parents


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My unplanned Iloilo night-out

The best laid plans are usually those unplanned ones. An irony if you will but, really, most of my enjoyable moments of a night out stemmed from not having any plans at all. It's simply going with the flow.

Last Friday and Saturday, with no plans whatsoever, I had to come with my friend Don Protasio of Robinsons Place Iloilo to the 2nd anniversary of Krua Thai in Smallville.

  National Anesthesiology Week

PSA Panay-Iloilo celebrates the National Anesthesiology Week with an exhibit

Anesthesia is the process of blocking the perception of pain and other related sensation. It is essential in certain surgical procedures, may it be local, regional or general. As early as 10th century, medical practitioners in Persia recognized the use of a wine agent that produces unconsciousness during Cesarean operations.