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Tale of 'suspicious' P10 coins stirs locals as cops await test results

From pirated and fake CDs, DVDs, fake apparel, fake medicines, fake doctors, fake nose, fake bills, authorities here now have to include in its operation the alleged spread of counterfeit coins in the city and province of Iloilo.

This, as samples of at least P29,500 worth of P10 coins were sent to the central office of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) following doubts on its authenticity. Thousands more are feared to have made its way throughout Iloilo as cops in Jaro Police Office kept custody of the "suspicious" coins.

WV has key role in mega-regions project

The Western Visayas region has a very significant role in the Arroyo administration's mega-regions project as far as tourism promotion is concerned.

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Masskara Dancer
A.Chris Fernandez
A performer in the recently concluded Masskara Festival of Bacolod City takes a rest after a tiring performance. Contingents from the region's various festivals will march the streets of Iloilo City on Friday, October 27, as part of the weeklong Western Visayas Tourism Assembly.

Intl, local donors in town for forum to 'harmonize' Guimaras aid

Representatives from various international funding institutions and non-government organizations out to help Guimaras communities affected by the oil spill gather tomorrow (Thursday) for a donors' forum.


3 elementary schools avail P250T worth of computer units

As part of their KidSmart Early Learning Program, IBM Philippines recently turned-over three units of young explorer unit and IBM personal computers to three elementary schools. Two of which are from the island-province of Guimaras and once from Iloilo City.

In tourism promotion destinations and festivals should go together, says DOT exec

Department of Tourism (DOT) Undersecretary for Tourist Services & Regional Offices Oscar Palabyab encouraged officials in the region to develop a scheme where places could be promoted along with festivals in order to become competitive as far as tourism promotion is concerned.

Forum to tackle tourism issues and priorities

The Department of Tourism 6 (DOT 6) is all set for the Regional Tourism Forum. As one of the eight events of the on-going Western Visayas Tourism Assembly, it will be held at the Kalantiao Hall of Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center on October 25.

A showcase of festivals

On October 27, the streets of downtown Iloilo City will transform into a sea of colors. In the Regional Parade of Festivals, 20 of the region's more than 100 festivals will march along the streets in a vibrant and collective celebration that intertwines culture, history and religiosity.


Capiz cops get 'PIE' every week

Roxas City -- A weekly reminder on the proper and ethical conduct in the performance of duties and obligations among its ranks is being conducted by the Capiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO) to maintain professionalism in the different aspects of police operations.

EBJ Memorabilia open house on Beloy's birthday

The Binirayan Foundation, Inc. (BFI) announces the open house of the EBJ Gallery on the 64th birthday anniversary celebration of slain Antique governor Evelio B. Javier on October 31. The EBJ Memorabilia occupies one of the galleries of the Museo Antiqueño at the Old Capitol building in San Jose, Antique.

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).

Pag-Ibig offers reprieve to delinquent employers

Bacolod City -- The Pag-IBIG Fund is offering a reprieve for employers who failed to register his covered employees with the Fund or failed to remit the required monthly Pag-IBIG contributions of his employees for justifiable reasons.


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
Talk about coffee
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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Eye Opener

Is cremation against the law of God?

Rational Insanity

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

Health @ Heart

Wrinkles: Any remedy?


IBC Orchestra

How great thou art: A musical presentation by the IBC Orchestra

Music spells out eternity. It is the rhythm of life and the sound of one's emotion. The notes can bring back old memories back to life, may it be a bitter or blissful past. It puts magic in almost ordinary moments making them ultra special. Nevertheless, its melody is a splendid expression of piety.

  Philippine Tatler Ball

Philippine Tatler Ball
A Night to Remember

When the Phillippine Tatler, the country's top society arbiter throws a party, it's definitely a much anticipated event. More so, with the magazine's celebratory fifth anniversary as the reason, the affair was the hottest scene of the season. Making it Manila's most elegant and well attended celebration.