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Police on alert in today's Parade of Festivals

Police in the city are placed on a heightened alert status as delegations from the six provinces of the region will be here for the Parade of Festivals which is part of the week-long Western Visayas Tourism Assembly.

Locals urged amid bomb scare; Mayor calls on brgy vigilance

Security has been tightened in the city's malls as police move to intensify its presence on public places and conduct anew surprise checkpoints on motorists.

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Boracay sunset
PNS photo/File
A typical sunset in the world famous Boracay Island. Behind this placid scene, however, lurks stories of discrimination, exploitation and iniquities.

Exploitation of resort workers, unjust labor practice revealed as boycott called on plush-resort

Workers of one "high-end" beach resort in world-famous Boracay Island gathered their forces and sought support from fellow workers in the island. Their mission? To make public what the group said were long unresolved labor issues and worsened work conditions.

Conditions that the group said spoke of the "real state of labor in Boracay, an island paradise where workers are living in hell, exploited and sacrificed for business and profit."


Couple listed as Councilor's staff deny receiving salary

A couple claimed by City Councilor Merci Drilon-Garcia as her staff and whose names appear in the councilor's payroll list denied receiving money and working for the said councilor.

Iloilo City PNP ready for All Saints Day fete

This early, police authorities here have already come up with security measure in connection with the celebration of All Saints Day on November 1.

City Council seeks reforms at CEO

No heads rolled in the result of investigation conducted by the Sangguniang Panglungsod on alleged anomalies at the City Engineer's Office (CEO).

Noynoy Aquino is in Iloilo today

Rep. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III (Tarlac, 2nd District) will be here today as a keynote speaker in the culminating program of the 2006 National Cooperative Month in the Municipality of Leon.


P29 B upgrades Western Visayas infrastructures--Sec. Durano

The national government is investing P29 Billion in Western Visayas to upgrade its various infrastructure projects to bolster the region's tourism industry, Tourism Secretary Ace Durano said Wednesday during the Western Visayas Tourism Forum at the Sarabia Manor Hotel.

IOPC agrees to siphon off remaining oil from sunken M/T Solar 1

The remaining bunker oil of the sunken M/T Solar 1 in Guimaras would be siphoned starting January 2007, according to Presidential Assistant for Western Visayas Rafael Coscolluela.

College press conference '07 set

The 2007 Regional College Press Conference (COPRE) and Awards spearheaded by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) is set on November 29, 2006 here in Iloilo City.

Aggie students conduct lectures on livestock technologies

Ten students of the College of Agriculture, Central Philippine University (CPU) conducted lectures on poultry and swine raising and silage production at Brgy. Cabano, San Lorenzo, Guimaras recently.

LGU-run hospitals accredited for newborn screening

Roxas City--At least three district hospitals in the province have been accredited by the Department of Health (DOH) to perform newborn screening (NBS) process among infants to help save babies from possible inherited diseases.


Anything Under the Sun
On world peace
Consumers Domain
ASEAN: Caring and sharing?
Without the Whitecoat
Unveiling the myth: Inside the HMO
Bridging the gap
The baluartes of Bolhoon, Cebu
Unchristian, I wrote
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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Hong Kong Kitchen

Peking Duck Parade at Hong Kong Kitchen

Chinese cuisine has always been such a comfort food for everyone. It's usually stir-fried, with a delectable sauce, and a mixture of meat and vegetable. It's a no-fuss, tummy filling type of food. It's unlike other cuisine where either you have to guess what's the goo in front of you or it's like an art installation gone bad. In most Chinese dishes you can see the harmonious melange of all the ingredients.


Mobelhaus launches new line of products

Mobelhaus, a Cebu-based international brand known for their exquisite home furnishings, both modern and contemporary, recently launched their latest innovative products. The event took place at the St. Yves Bar and Restaurant at the Paseo Iloilo last October 24, 2006. The United Architects of the Philippines- Marikudo Chapter, headed by the young and dynamic Goodee Arancillo, hosted the said launching.