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Prov'l docs, nurses ready raps vs guv over P30M unpaid dues

Last-ditch efforts made over the weekend aimed at resolving the multi-million row of hundreds of doctors, nurses, medical and para-medical workers under the Iloilo Provincial Government's employ failed. As such, Governor Niel Tupas will face a multi-million suit all set to be filed by the Iloilo Health Workers Association (IHWA).

Iloilo's medical community divided on Guerra-Tirador P10M suit

The medical community in Iloilo are divided on the continuing saga involving two top Ilonggo doctors here. With a P10 million damage suit now filed in Court, colleagues of Dr. Ramon Guerra and Dr. Louie Tirador expressed mixed sentiments over the row.

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A. Chris Fernandez
It's deal or no deal for Governor Tupas on the provincial health workers' demand for their hazard pay.

Batad exec rebuts Bantay Dagat chief

Mayor Pedro Alarcon of Batad, Iloilo denied the allegations made by Bantay Dagat chief Reynaldo Villa that the team composed of policemen and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) personnel had a drinking spree at his residence before conducting the operation to take the two fishing boats which was under Villa's custody last November 7, 2006.

Alarcon told The News Today that Villa's testimonies made to Governor Niel Tupas, Sr. were full of lies.


Test operation for new Iloilo airport set

Air Transportation Office (ATO) Manager Alan Java said the Iloilo airport of international standards in Sta. Barbara-Cabatuan is likely to go with its schedule for test operation on April 12, 2007 as the over-all physical accomplishment already posted to 87 percent.

'Clash of the titans' in Guimaras with Lopez comeback?

The political arena in the Province of Guimaras will reportedly see a major battle of the island's power-brokers with the purported comeback of former Governor and Congresswoman Emily Lopez.

Ramos endorses Treñas, Defensor, Banias

Former President Fidel Ramos has endorsed two mayors and one congressman in next year's election in his recent visit to Iloilo City. Ramos is the chairman Emeritus of the Lakas-NUCD-UMDP-Kampi political party.

FVR donates books to Iloilo provincial library

Former President Fidel V. Ramos, in his visit to the Office of Governor Niel D. Tupas, Sr. at the New Iloilo Provincial Capitol at noon on Friday, brought along with him some books as his donation to the provincial library.

Iloilo City imposes strict monitoring of child laborers

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas assured that the city government has imposed strict monitoring of children who are into child labor.


DILG-WV director with LGU delegates to Sweden

DILG Regional Director Evelyn Trompeta, along with other delegates from pilot local governments and partner agencies, shall learn how to effectively implement Solid Waste Management in a two-week study visit in Sweden starting November 29, 2006. This is part of the Trainor's Training on Solid Waste Management being implemented by the Consolidating Philippine Local Government Associations (COPLOGA) Project.

Ramos: Make present airport site Panay's gateway

Former President Fidel Ramos suggested that the present Iloilo Airport site in Mandurriao district be converted into a high-end project that could be used as a gateway for business in the entire Panay Island.

LGUs urged to establish special drug education centers

The government has taken steps to promote and intensify programs for drug abuse prevention at the local level through the establishment of special drug education centers (SDECs) for out-of-school youth (OSY) and streetchildren.

Gov. Perez fetes 3 new Antiqueño judges

San Jose, Antique--"This is history in the making. Never did it happen that we have 3 newly appointed judges all at the same time."

Shangri-la Mactan now ready for the 12th ASEAN Summit

CEBU CITY--The 547-room Shangri-la Mactan Island Resort and Spa has undertaken a "multi-million dollar" renovation in preparation for the 12th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders' Summit in December.


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Bridging the gap
The pre-colonial Bisayan practice of skull moulding
ILAC: lawyers for the people
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

The knowledge of a thing makes life more difficult

Health @ Heart

Vision correction surgery


Point of order

Res Gestae

Police character


Meditation: Christan Approach


Celebrations 2: The event


The previous week was probably one of the most hectic in terms of fashion events. Despite the numerous glamorous shows, Emilion's Celebrations emerged to be the most talked-about and undeniably the most successful of all.

Combine the city's six most-celebrated fashion gods and goddesses and what do you get?


Ice Age carabao found in Cebu
New species discovered 100,000 years late.

Ice Age carabao

Unknown to science until now, a new species of carabao has been discovered -- 100,000 years late.

During the Ice Age, Bubalus cebuensis stood 2.5 feet and weighed about 160 kilograms. It was a mini copy of today's adult water buffaloes that stand 6 feet and weigh up to a ton.