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Chinese firm to help in the revival of Panay railway system

The much sought revival of the railway system linking Iloilo City and Roxas City got a boost with the recent signing of a partnership between Panay Railways Inc. and China Shenyang International Economic and Technical Cooperation Corp. for the development and rehabilitation of the Panay railway system.

Workers set up barricade in Boracay resort

As planned and promised, disgruntled and retrenched workers of a "high-end" beach resort in Boracay Island picketed the Aklan Jetty Port in Caticlan, Malay Aklan and set-up a barricade in the resort's beachfront entrance.

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Guimaras float
A. Chris Fernandez
The well-decorated float of Guimaras province carrying Miss Manggahan Festival Sherlene May Lauron.

Farmers to 'attack,' overrun Lopez property

Over 430 farmers "armed" with government-issued Certificate of Land Ownership Award (CLOA), shovels and bags of organic fertilizer are set to "take over" today, Monday, a vast mango plantation in the Province of Guimaras.


Treņas lauds successful holding of WV Tourism Assembly

City Mayor Jerry Treñas was happy with the outcome of the week-long Western Visayas Tourism Assembly which ended yesterday, Sunday.

'Ghost employees' issue worries City Mayor

City Mayor Jerry Treñas assured he would look into the reports on the alleged existence of "ghost employees" at the office of Councilor Merci Drilon-Garcia.

Philippine milkfish doesn't click in European market

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are the ones patronizing the Philippine milkfish though it has already penetrated the European market especially in Germany and Italy.

MIWD extends services to Barangay Sooc

The City of Iloilo, the Barangay Council of Sooc and the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the installation of water supply system of Barangay Sooc, Mandurriao, Iloilo City.

Boracay Island asserts position as major revenue earner for Aklan

Kalibo, Aklan -- With three months short of closing Calendar Year 2006, Boracay Island has projected itself as a phenomenal revenue earner for the province.

Teachers wary of new Salary Law

Public school teachers express their worries to the proposed Government Classification and Compensation Act of 2006 (GCCA) or the Salary Standardization Law 3. The bill provides a new standardized pay and merit system to the government employees thereby repealing the existing laws on matters of salary schedules, incentives and other compensation to the government employees.

League of Cities assists in Asean Summit preparation

Some members of the League of Cities of the Philippines will be helping out in the preparations for the forthcoming summit meeting of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Cebu City.


Darag native chicken gets natl exposure

In continuing efforts of the Darag IEC of the S and T Anchor Program for the Philippine Native Chicken (Darag) to intensify the tri-media (print, radio and TV) exposure of the Darag native chicken, the team was recently featured in one of the country's top morning shows, the ABS-CBN's 'Sikat Ka Iloilo,' hosted by Atty. Jobert Peñaflorida.

Latest UN Report backs up ABK Initiative's call against child labor

Latest UN Report exposes the child labor phenomenon as tough enemy, among other unspeakable issues committed against children worldwide.

General flood advisory issued for Central, Western Visayas

Dumaguete City -- The weather bureau has issued a general flood advisory for Central and Western Visayas following the development of an active low pressure area at 2 am yesterday (October 27).


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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The Ultimate Seven: Fundamental principles of a God-centered life (9th of a Series)


The Visayan Sea: wealth of the world

Health @ Heart

Is bottled water safe?

Res Gestae



Survey shows

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


WVTA Cocktail party

Scenes from WVTA Cocktail party

Adjunct to the recently concluded Western Visayas Tourism Assembly (WVTA), a cocktail party was held at Hotel del Rio last October 24, 2006. Guests from Manila and other parts of the country gathered to grace the said occasion.

  Iloilo's cemeteries

Iloilo's cemeteries as heritage tourism sites

In Iloilo, there is now a growing awareness of the heritage tourism value of our colonial churches and the pre-war commercial buildings in downtown Iloilo. When guests come to visit, we bring them to these sites.