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Barge carrying oil debris from Guimaras sinks off Misamis Occidental

When it rains, it certainly pours. A costly lesson for Petron Philippines hit anew with another disaster some four months into the devastating oil-spill caused by the sinking of a company-contracted tanker off Guimaras waters.

Guimaras gov't docs, nurses want 'hazard pay' too

From the Province of Iloilo, the clamor for the government's mandatory "Hazard Pay" due to government doctors, nurses and others in the medical and para-medical field have now reached the island-Province of Guimaras.

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Citrus fruits
A. Chris Fernandez
Baskets of citrus fruits line up outside the Iloilo Terminal Market ready to be sold. Fresh fruits and vegetables from various Iloilo towns are being unloaded here everyday.

Dinagyang Festival gets UN endorsement

The United Nations (UN) will include in all its gatherings the promotion of Iloilo's Dinagyang Festival. The yearly festival was favored from among the other festivals in the entire world. This paves way for the city to receive P500,000 assistance from the UN.

Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) executive director Ben Jimena said he has written the UN to include Dinagyang in its Millennium Development Goals (MDG). Eventually, the festival was included in its MDG using "social artistry" as strategy.


Concerned parents slam school principal

Concerned parents of students from SPED-Integrated School for Exceptional Children (SPED-ISEC) hauled the school's principal Ms. Elizabeth Orquiola to the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for alleged infractions of Republic Act 6713 otherwise known as Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.

City schools' power bills alarm Treņas

City Mayor Jerry Treñas expressed alarm over the high electric bills incurred by the different public schools in the city. The electric bills for the month of October already reached to P1.2 million.

City finally implements anti-smoking ordinance

The long stagnated anti-smoking ordinance of the Iloilo City council committee will soon be re-implemented here.

Jap expert to help in city's traffic woes

A Japanese expert from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will arrive in the city to assess the city's worsening traffic situation and come up with a traffic management plan.


Miagao, Guimbal top 2006 Clean and Green

The municipalities of Miagao and Guimal topped the 2006 Project Cleaning and Greening in Category A (1st to 3rd class municipalities) and Category B (4th and 6th class municipalities), respectively.

Trans-Visayas Friendship Bridge project to tap foreign funding sources

Local government officials in Visayas have agreed to tap foreign funding for the construction of the proposed Panay-Negros bridge.

DTI-CE launched for consumer welfare, protection

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently launched a program dubbed as DTI-Certified Establishment (DTI-CE) program. In Iloilo City, only one corporation which owns a chain of supermarkets in Iloilo City has applied for the certified establishment program.

Antique resort owners support medical tourism program

San Jose, Antique -- Antique's resort and tourist destinations are capable of catering to the needs of tourists who are seeking venue to recuperate or find time to relax after a stressful medical examination/treatment said Dr. Norman Tanchuan, Provincial Health Officer.

Chinese RMB, Korean won to be more accessible to public next month

Bacolod City -- Recent reports from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)state that they will start to convert Chinese renminbi (RMB) and Korean Won by December 1.


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Anything Under the Sun
Col. Julio Infante
Consumers Domain
Dodong on Gloria’s Witch-hunt
Without the Whitecoat
Down payment needed before medical treatment
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

Res Gestae

Police character


Meditation: Christan Approach


Ysabelle's 8th birthday party!

Ysabelle Birthday

Ysabelle woke up in the morning of her birthday November 4, 2006 with a different glow in her eyes -- the anticipation of her party, the excitement to see her friends and the promise of a fun, enjoyable day! Indeed it was! At around 4 p.m. her classmates from St. Joseph School, close friends and family were treated with a one of a kind Winx Club Party -- there were balloons everywhere, decors all in vibrant colors, the kids enjoying the cotton candy, flavored ice, the usual party games and succulent food prepared by Ysa's mom. That afternoon, everyone had a blast.


US Meat Foodservice Seminar in Iloilo

US Meat Foodservice Seminar

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), a non-profit trade association that aims to promote U.S. Beef, pork, veal, lamb, processed meat and variety meats to the international market, was in the city last November 18, 2006 for a brief Foodservice Seminar and Cooking Demo. USMEF has been providing the international markets, from Moscow to Singapore, with high-quality corn-fed beef and pork for years. The association is funded and supported by the United States Government through the Unites States Department of Agriculture (USDA).