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GK houses turned over to 16 beneficiaries in Sooc, Arevalo

Sixteen homeless families in the city now have houses courtesy of the Gawad Kalinga project in Brgy. Sooc, Arevalo district.

Capitol's drug czar vows to do 'massive clean-up'

Illegal drug trade and proliferation continue to hound Iloilo towns with the reported source a barangay in Iloilo City. And with massive anti-illegal drug campaign and advocacy pushed to the 1,721 barangays, The News Today (TNT) learned that focus and concern is most high in northern Iloilo towns of Ajuy and Estancia.

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STL draw
A. Chris Fernandez
Representative from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office supervise the daily draws of STL at its office in Arroyo Street.

Oso warns STL 'lords' anew: 'Stay away from the province'

Government-backed Small Town Lottery (STL) operations will have to remain in Iloilo City with any and all applications in Iloilo towns set to be outrightly junked. In fact, for Senior Board Member Domingo Oso, key opponent in the Capitol, the government has no business raising revenues through gambling. Not right too, Oso added, for the government to teach locals "the wrong values when we should espouse the highest legal and moral precepts thus should lead by example."


'Drilon-Malabor-Gengos' team almost sealed?

Former City Mayor Mansueto Malabor, "Pre Mansing" to many, is all-set and fired up to make a comeback in Iloilo City Hall. So fired up that he promises to put up a stern fight even if he ends up to be the "last man standing."

Ilonggo 'Kawayan Market' generates investments

Quality bamboo products industry can now be considered as one of the engines for generating investments and employment, said Director Diosdado P. Cadena, Jr. of the Department of Trade and Industry, Iloilo Provincial Office.

Various flowering plants on display at nat'l. floriculture trade show

Exotic and rare flowering plant varieties beautify the Iloilo Provincial Capitol grounds as the 10th Philippine Floriculture Trade Show and Exhibits unfolded to public yesterday focusing on the theme "Philippine Horticulture: Bud, Blossom and Beyond."

FVR graces Iloilo golf invitational tournament Nov. 16-19

The annual club invitational tournament of the Iloilo Golf and Country Club, Inc. known as The Bamboo Tee Invitational, in the "Oldest Existing Golf Course" of Sta. Barbara will unreal for four days from November 16 to 19, 2007.


P1M for Western Visayas agri-consortium

Sustained research, development, and extension activities, strong partnership with local government units, and successful commercialization of technologies resulting to agricultural productivity have catapulted Western Visayas Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium (Wesvarrdec) based at University of the Philippines in the Visayas (UPV) as the 2006 Most Outstanding Consortium in the country for the Ugnay Award, receiving 1 million pesos worth of grants.

Reg'l ecology center to make solid waste mgt more effective

Engr. Samson Guillergan of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said that the establishment of the Regional Ecology Center in Iloilo is a support mechanism that is expected to make implementation of Solid Waste Management Law effective.

NSO data dissemination forum bares WV's family planning trends

Kalibo, Aklan --Did you know that in Western Visayas last year, almost half of married women 15-49 years old practiced family planning, and 35% of them use modern methods?


'Pulis Patola' in Oton
Anything Under the Sun
Seas around West Visayas (2)
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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The Biggest Pizza invades Iloilo

Mamma Maria's Pizza

Yes we missed the fun when the Biggest Pizza in the Philippines invaded our City of Iloilo. But Iloilo is proud to be a destination of investors and the biggest welcome was given Mamma Maria's Pizza when hundreds drove in to take their first bite.

It all started in Bacolod eleven months ago and made a big hit in that sugar city. Now it's become a favorite destination in this Dinagyang City.


Mozart's Magic Fantasy: A tribute to the world's greatest music prodigy

Mozart's Magic Fantasy

A day after his birth in Salzburg, an Austrian genius was baptized as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as he is popularly known, was born with a keen and brilliant sense of hearing paired with a sharp memory and a highly-imaginative mind with a special proclivity to music.