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13 drug testing centers decry LTO's in-house drug test center

Thirteen drug testing centers located near the regional office of Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Brgy. Tabuc Suba, Jaro face imminent extinction following the opening of the Drivers License Renewal Center (DLRC) inside a mall last Wednesday.

'Historical' Capitol spending as guv seeks nod on 'last-minute' P98M six-week budget

Over P98 million in additional government funds will be spent by the Iloilo Provincial Government in the next six weeks.

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Shoe repair
A. Chris Fernandez
Makeshift shoe repair stalls line up in front of commercial establishments in Plazoleta Gay, Iloilo City. Believe it or not, these self-made cobblers could repair any kind of shoes or footwear, imported or locally-made.

Estancia, Batad cops, NBI men in hot water for assaulting Bantay Dagat chief

Policemen from the towns of Estancia and Batad in Northern Iloilo as well as several members of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) may face criminal and administrative charges from the provincial government of Iloilo for forcibly taking two fishing vessels recently impounded for illegal fishing.


Law needed to effect land acquisition, land distribution of 1.2M has. CARP land

Representative Ferjenel Biron of the 4th District of Iloilo said there is a need to pass a law to effect the land acquisition and distribution of remaining1.2 million hectares of land in the country which is covered by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) of the government.

12 aircon shops get free CFC recovery equipment

Twelve aircon service center owners in the region recently received machines for the recovery of ozone depleting refrigerants for free.

Gov't intervention sought on case of primary school

The legal tussle between the Department of Education (DepEd) and the heirs of Serafin Hinolan with regard to the 5,000 square meter lot occupied by the Jaro II Elementary School in Jaro district is already with the Office of the Solicitor General (SolGen).

CA reverses double homicide conviction of senior cop

A senior-ranking police officer earlier convicted of double homicide charges got his early Christmas present in a reversal ruling from the Court of Appeals (CA).


Task Force SOS creates 6 teams for immediate mangrove clean up

The Task Force SOS through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources had created six teams to handle immediate clean up of six (6) areas endorsed by the Mangrove Assessment Teams. The clean up will cover Punta Aragoy in Panobolon Island, Tamsik, Nueva Valencia Nadulao, Tagbak all in the province of Guimaras and Silagon, Ajuy, and Tagbak, Plandico, Concepcion in the province of Iloilo.

Palscon advises: Avoid manpower cooperatives

Companies intending to hire workers for any length of time are advised to deal only with legitimate service providers, not manpower cooperatives, to avoid being penalized for violations of the Labor Code and other laws.

PIA slates Multi-Media workshop for info officers

The regional office of Philippine Information Agency 6, Iloilo City will be holding a Multi-Media Workshop for Information Officers/Community Development Information Officers (CDIOs), and Tourism and Planning Officers of agencies and Local Government Units (LGUs) from all over Western Visayas on Dec. 4-6 of this year at the Iloilo Grand Hotel, Iloilo City.


'Pulis Patola' in Oton
Anything Under the Sun
Seas around West Visayas (1)
Consumers Domain
ASEAN: Caring and sharing?
Without the Whitecoat
Down payment needed before medical treatment
Bridging the gap
Teeth re-structuring of the early Bisayans
IAPL cries dissent
Life, Death
Unusual Channel
The least I can do
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

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Res Gestae

Who's above the traffic rules


UN Queen Alyna Jean

Alyna Jean

Every little girl fancies to become a princess. It seems that AJ's dream was realized too soon. At 4 years old, Alyna Jean Salarda Fernandez, unica hija of TNT's lensman Chris Fernandez and his better-half Grace Salarda, was crowned as this year's Arevalo District Day Care Center's Miss United Nation. The beautiful young lady was the representative of Dulunan Day Care Center.


Jet Pampolina's My Standards: Reliving the classics

Jet Pampolina

As the old line from movies or magazine pages goes, life begins at forty. To some, it is but a cliché that is yet to be proven but for a man named Jet Pampolina, it means a new beginning that would soon lead him to his life-long dream.

Though Enrique Victor "Jet" Pampolina was raised by his parents in Metro Manila, he admits that Iloilo has a special place in his heart.