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UPV exec charged with neglect of duty over undelivered lab kit

An engineer and section chief of the University of the Philippines in the Visayas (UPV) was formally charged with Neglect of Duty in an administrative case filed before the Office of the Chancellor here.

22 Guimaras resort operators first to get compensation claims

The International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund (IOPCF) has already paid the 22 resort operators in the island province of Guimaras of their compensation claims resulting from the Solar 1 oil spill incident. The fishermen from the town of San Lorenzo comes next after they also agreed with the compensation package.

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The strike area of USAEU-FFW in front of the University of San Agustin. The city government gave the union until yesterday, Sunday, to vacate the area pursuant to the latest Supreme Court ruling dismissing with finality their case against the university.

USAEU-FFW strike area faces demolition

The strike area of the dismissed officers of the University of San Agustin Employees Union-Federation of Free Workers (USAEU-FFW) who have been camping out in front of the University of San Agustin campus for nearly two years faces demolition today, Monday, from the City Engineer's Office (CEO) as ordered by City Legal Office (CLO) chief Atty. Edgar Gil.

This after the striking former USA employees failed to dismantle their streamers and vacate the place yesterday, Sunday, the deadline set by Gil for them to clear the area.


Tigbauan councilors join ex-mayor's son in graft raps filed over 'ghost projects'

Five municipal councilors in Tigbauan, Iloilo officially joined the fray generated by the alleged "ghost projects" here following the re-filing of criminal and administrative complaint against Mayor Myrna Torres.

It's for real: Jamora, Malabor ties severed

Now it can be told. Former allies Lorenzo "Larry" Jamora, administrator of Local Waterworks and Utilities Administration (LWUA), and ex-City Mayor Mansueto Malabor have severed their ties.

Ombudsman launches caravan of services Nov. 30

Ombudsman Regional Office VI in Iloilo City will conduct a Caravan of Services in the different towns of Iloilo on November 30, 2006.

City gov't prepares P22M for extra cash gift of workers, barangay officials

The Iloilo City government has allotted P22.5 million for the extra cash gift also known as the GMA bonus of regular employees and officials of the city's 180 barangays.


Authorities to regulate pyrotechnics manufacture in Western Visayas

Camp Delgado's Firearms Explosives Security Agency and Guards Supervision Section (FESAGSS) will strictly regulate and strengthen its campaign against the illegal manufacture of firecrackers and pyrotechnic products in the region, particularly now that Christmas season and the New Year celebration are fast approaching.

Akelco starts info drive on conversion

LEZO, Aklan -- The Aklan Electric Cooperative Inc., (Akelco) has started its information dissemination and educational campaign on conversion throughout its coverage area.

More Capiceņos find jobs abroad

Roxas City (23 November) -- More Filipinos are still given access to work overseas despite the deployment ban to Iraq and Lebanon and the slowdown in the processing of work documents to Taiwan.

Aklan bids as loom-weaving capital of the Philippines

Kalibo, Aklan -- The province of Aklan aims to be the country's loom-weaving capital, with the exquisite and world-class Pina Cloth, the "Queen" of Philippine fabrics, as its star product.


Edu, please don't...
Anything Under the Sun
Salvador Infante -- last capitan of Iloilo
Consumers Domain
Harassment of Balasan farmers
Without the Whitecoat
No prescriptions... No sale of medicines
Bridging the gap
The origin of the names 'Iloilo' and 'Jaro'
Will you vote for Pacquiao?
Bond, bugs and boxing
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

Growing old: Blessing or curse?

Res Gestae

Who says who's in?

Eye Opener

Politicians as Santa Claus

Health @ Heart

Herbal danger?




Hablon Fashion at Kawayan Market Week

Hablon Fashion

International lifestyle designer, PJ Arañador, along with other award-winning Ilonggo fashion designers, Bo Parcon, Don Protasio, Jaki Peñalosa, Eric de los Santos and Angelette Borja-Ragus showcased a spectrum of hablon creations from streetwear, formal wear, club wear to resort dressing.


Taste of the Regions


Look into every dish that you've ever had and you'd be mildly surprised that even though we are a scattered people of more than 7,000 islands, each with its own unique regional cooking traditions, a common denominator stands out- our love for making food as an excuse to gather kith and kin around our table.