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November 29, 2006, Iloilo City, Philippines
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Lawyer claims guv pledged commitment to Magna Carta for Health Workers

And the "hazard pay" saga at the Iloilo Capitol continues.

This time with 'juicier' details courtesy of official exchanges from lawyers of the protaganists, the Iloilo Health Workers Association (IHWA) and the Iloilo Provincial Government (IPG).

City backtracks on plan to clear USAEU-FFW strike area

The city government would not touch the strike area of the University of San Agustin Employees Union-Federation of Free Workers (USAEU-FFW) located in front of the university contrary to the earlier warning made by City Legal Office (CLO) chief Atty. Edgar Gil.

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Fishing on bridge
A.Chris Fernandez
A man goes fishing on the Iloilo River by sitting on top of the pier of the Muelle Loney Bridge.

P22M being readied for San Lorenzo fisherfolk

About P22 million is being readied by the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund (IOPCF) for the compensation claims of 1,400 fisherfolk in the town of San Lorenzo, Guimaras. The 1,400 fisherfolk is part of the 3,700 fishermen claimants in the island-province after they incurred damages on their livelihood as a result of the Solar 1 oil spill.


Man killed in dam incident

A 33 year-old resident of San Miguel, Iloilo jumped to his death yesterday (Tuesday) morning in a dried up dam here.

City bullish on solving traffic problem

Iloilo City will receive a 26,000 US dollars aid from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for its traffic management and development program. The aid will be in form of consultancy and studies from the funding agency.

Treņas off to Thailand for environmental management confab

City Mayor Jerry Treñas is off for a one-day conference on Urban Environmental Management in Southeast Asia in Bangkok, Thailand on December 1, 2006. He will represent the city in the conference being the president of the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP).

City looking to become nation's convention center

Iloilo City is currently aspiring to become the convention center of choice in the country and to do this, Mayor Jerry P. Treñas has engaged the services of the Iloilo City Convention Bureau (ICCB) to act as its promotions arm.


'Merry Christmas' promised to barangay chiefs for 'survey' results

The holiday spirit is on particularly in Iloilo City barangays with election-fever now sweeping the community.

Community support to boost breastfeeding drive

Community support towards the campaign on breastfeeding would be very vital to realize the implementation of Executive Order No. 51, otherwise known as the Milk Code of the Philippines.

7 Botika ng Barangay outlets open in Negros

In line with the government's effort to eradicate poverty, the local government of Talisay City in this province opened seven outlets of Botika ng Barangay to serve its populace.

Puerto Princesa to host National Caving Congress

The city government is poised to host the 7th National Caving Congress scheduled on March 5 to 10, next year.

DA 6 conducts marathon veggies production training for Guimaras farmers

One of the interventions given by the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit (DA-RFU) 6 to the farmers affected by oil spill last August 11, 2006 in the province of Guimaras is the conduct of marathon vegetable production training in all five municipalities.


A trip too long
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
Doing our share
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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RSPC first-aid kit

Rational Insanity

Growing old: Blessing or curse?

Res Gestae

Who says who's in?

Eye Opener

Politicians as Santa Claus

Health @ Heart

Herbal danger?


Mandy Salcedo's Grand Allure Collection

Mandy Salcedo

Mandy Salcedo, a Europe-trained Ilonggo designer, presented his 2006/2007 collection in a fashion event held at the SM City Activity Center last November 12, 2006.

Salcedo's Grand Allure Collection was a combination of almost everything - from the bold yet bewitching Halloween gowns to the relaxed yet stunning casual wears and the ultra feminine and chic cocktails dresses. His creative ideas fused the power of color with the elements of exquisite style.


Hornbill calls heard again in Madyaas


The distinctive calls of writhed-billed hornbills are coming back into the deep forests of the Madyaas mountain ranges in Panay.

Colorful, playful and noisy, hornbills are among the most conspicuous local birds and were prominent in Filipino folklore.

They once inhabited most large Philippine islands during the Ice Age, with each island having uniquely colored hornbills each believed to be distinct species.