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Tourism assembly to incorporate tourism, new marketing strategies

The weeklong Western Visayas Tourism Assembly which opens today, October 23, aims to incorporate tourism and marketing strategies in order to sell the festivals and tourism places in the entire region.

Joint inspection team to issue 'clean bill of health' for oil spill affected areas

The joint inspection team of the government conducting air, water and soil laboratory analysis on the oil spill affected areas in the island province of Guimaras is set to release a "clean bill of health" for the affected communities for them to start their new lives.

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DOT regional director Edwin Trompeta during last Saturday's media briefing on the WV Tourism Assembly.

MariCom-6 to help secure Cebu Asean Summit delegates

The 6th Regional Maritime Office (6th RMO) based in Camp Martin Delgado, Iloilo City will send its best floating asset to Cebu to augment the security preparation that is being done for the upcoming Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in December.

RMO Regional Officer Supt. Cornelio Salinas said among the Maritime Regional Offices nationwide, it is only this region's that has the capability to deploy a patrol boat to the venue of the 2006 summit.

Next week, the Maritime Repair Team from Manila will arrive here to check on the mechanical and electrical parts of Patrol Boat Costosa to ensure that it is in good running condition when sent to Cebu in November.


Strike 2 for 'wanted' ex-brgy tanod commander on rape, attempted rape charges

A 42 year-old former commander of the Civilian Volunteers Organization (CVO) charged and wanted for raping a 14 year-old girl was finally arrested on yet another similar attempt to a 17 year-old student in his wife's hometown in Negros Occidental.

LP in-house Comelec squabble a victory no less for Armada's 'Atienza-wing'

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) may have declared the Liberal Party election's "(Lito) Atienza-wing" to be null and void yet for top Atienza man, Iloilo Vice Governor Roberto "Obet" Armada, it remains a "win-win" situation for them.

City's housing backlog continues to swell

The housing problem in the city continue to worsen as the projected housing backlog in the years to come is projected to reach 8,000. In Iloilo City alone, the present housing backlog is 5,850. This even worsens as the Housing and Land Use and Regulatory Board (HLURB) is not closely coordinating with the city government relative to the city's housing problems.

Dinagyang '07 soars with higher goals

Dinagyang '07 is setting its arrows to hit higher marks, that is, bring to the local consciousness that Dinagyang has a social conscience.


BFAR to conduct stock assessment of fish in Guimaras

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is poised to conduct a stock assessment in Guimaras to check on the availability of fish in the province's territorial waters after the oil spill incident.

Tigbauan celebrates Saludan Festival

Tigbauan, is one of Iloilo's treasure trove, packed with "gems" from more than a millennium of historical significance. With one foot in the past, and the other in the present, Tigbauan allows every visitor a glimpse of its heady blend of architectural masterpieces and natural wonder, the town's 134 years of history are on display when you look.

More school kids avail of UNICEF school supplies

Roxas City -- More school children in Capiz have availed of the various school supplies granted by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 6th Country Program for Children (CPC 6).

FFS on Kabsaka technology produce 27 farmers

Twenty-seven farmers graduated from the Farmers Field School (FFS) on Kabsaka Technology in Brgy. Mandong, Batan, Aklan recently. The FFS is educating our farmers right in the field where the learning process takes place.


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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Rational Insanity

Can something that does not exist be evil?
An Analysis of the Aswang Festival '06 Arguments

Health @ Heart

Wrinkles: Any remedy?


Political persecution

Eye Opener

Wrong entries in Civil Registry blamable to parents



Winston Santos: Inching his way to success

A vision without accurate execution is hallucination. Just when prospects of towering profits for companies and various business ventures is gradually delineating due to soaring economic catastrophes, many of this country's trade and industry establishments have hugely been impinged on substandard progression.


Medicus Philippine Paramedical and Technical School of Iloilo, Inc.'s 1st Foundation Anniversary

Medicus Philippine Paramedical and Technical School of Iloilo, Inc. (MPPTS) celebrated its 1st Foundation Anniversary with a bang. The two-day affair kicked off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by MPPTS bigwigs from Iloilo and Davao, followed by a mass and school blessing officiated by no less than Archbishop Angel Lagdameo.