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Fire victims seek medical, food assistance as damage reach P6M

A total of 24 houses were totally damaged while ten were partially burned in Wednesday's fire that hit Barangay Jalandoni, Lapuz in La Paz district. Estimated worth of property loss was placed at P6 million in an incident that remain under investigation by arson probers.

Govt execs, scientists gather for scientific confab on Guimaras rehab

Top government officials and some 70 scientists will converge in the Province of Guimaras for a scientific conference and forum aimed at boosting continued rehabilitation efforts in oil-spill hit Guimaras communities.

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FVR tee off
Janice V. Busil
Former Pres. Fidel V. Ramos does the ceremonial tee off to officially open the 9th Bamboo Tee Invitational Golf Tournament at the Iloilo Golf and Country Club in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo yesterday, November 16. The Iloilo Golf and Country Club, the oldest existing golf course in the Philippines, will celebrate its Centenary next year.

Nava shooting incident a 'wake up call' to capitol's security policy

Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas Sr. has ordered a thorough inspection of visitors as well as provincial government employees going inside the New Iloilo Provincial Capitol building following the shooting incident which occurred at the lobby of his office last Tuesday.

Tupas, through an executive order, instructed the security guards posted on the capitol's entrance to conduct rigid search of individuals and their belongings before allowing them to get inside the building.


Estante lauds city's alternative livelihood technology for fisherfolks

Fisherfolks from Iloilo City's coastal barangays were gathered for the conduct of trainings pushed by the Iloilo City Government and the region's Agricultural Technology Institute.

Tupas creates technical working group on climate info

Gov. Niel D. Tupas, Sr. recently created a multi-sectoral technical working group on climate information (TWG-CI) in the Province of Iloilo.

Teacher in public school 'missing'

For every tardy and absentee student is a tardy and absentee teacher.

MIGEDC buckles down to work

The Metro Iloilo-Guimaras Economic Development Council (MIGEDC) has taken its first step in fulfilling its mandate of improving the quality of life of its constituents amid emerging problems brought about by rapid urbanization and the spatial development challenges of tourism and economic development.


DOST: Philippine bamboo products have high acceptability in world market

The acceptability of the Philippine bamboo products in the world market appears high as indicated by the upward trend of export and increasing number of country-destinations of Philippine bamboo products.

Billboard operators ask gov't for fair play

Billboard owners and operators all over the country today asked the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) "not to act beyond the limits of the law" even as it agrees to the dismantling of illegally constructed and placed billboards.

Drilon urges immediate burning of seized illegal drugs

Senate Committee on Public Order and Illegal Drugs Chairman Franklin M. Drilon today strongly urged the immediate destruction of seized illegal drugs to prevent pilferage and recycling of illegal drugs by unscrupulous law enforcers.

WV Rabies Free Zones soon to be declared

Considering that positive rabies cases are clustered in some areas in Western Visayas, the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit (DA-RFU) 6 through the Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (RADDL) plans to declare rabies free zones/areas in the region.


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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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Citibank Savings Inc. launching

Citibank Savings Inc.

Huge names in the business sector were present during the inauguration program of Citibank Savings Inc. Iloilo (CSI) last October 11, 2006. The big day started with a motorcade at 10 o'clock in the morning and was then followed by the traditional lion dance. Citibank Savings Inc. President Jeff Choa together with his wife Yeye Choa came directly from Metro Manila to grace the event.


Celebrations: A gathering of Iloilo's who's who


Emilion Roadhouse was in a fashionable and classy mood last weekend, November 10-12, 2006 as they hosted Celebrations, a 3-day wedding and debut affair. Iloilo's social icons were present to witness the fashion shows which featured some of the most sought-after names in the world of style and glamor. Clients and friends of top-billed Ilonggo designers came to see their latest creations as well as to enjoy the cozy ambiance of Emilion.