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Cops to help secure Asean summit

Six hundred newly-trained policemen from Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 had been sent to Cebu City as augmentation force for the 12th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit on December 10-14.

Town hall faces power blackout as Buenavista dads at war on electric bill

Transactions in the seat of the Buenavista Municipal Government face inconvenience and hassle as town officials here remain at odds on an unsettled electric bill.

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Free water
Pinoy Gonzales/File
In the hinterlands of Iloilo, residents don't pay for the water they use. They simply wash their clothes and take a bath in the river.

Politics heat up as retired cop charges mayor of 'designing' shooting of aide, councilor

One big set-up aimed at getting the people's sympathy.

This was the simple "analysis" of retired Police General Restituto Mosqueda, contender for next year's mayoralty seat in Estancia, Iloilo following last week's shooting incident involving a top mayor's aide and a town councilor.


Dinagyang '07 to feature international ice show

Ilonggos will now have the chance to see at close range an international ice show with performers from other countries as it will be one of the main features of the Dinagyang Festival next year.

Treņas turns 50 today

City Mayor Jerry Treñas turns 50 years old today (December 4) with more hopes and better dreams for Iloilo City.

Jamora's support has no condition--Treņas

City Mayor Jerry Treñas has not given Lorenzo Jamora any favor in exchange for the latter's open declaration of support to him in next year's election.

Ombudsman dismisses BOC execs for unexplained wealth

The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed a ranking official of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and her sister, who was also an official of the agency, for unexplained wealth.


'Sinadya sa Halaran' also showcases Capiceņos' religiosity

Roxas City -- Thousands of devotees are expected to flock to the Metropolitan Cathedral here on December 8 for the fiesta masses in honor of the Capiz Archdiocese Patroness, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.

Talisay City OFW family wins award

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) regional office based in this city said that Melchor G. Caayon and family of Talisay City, Negros Occidental won the 2006 Model Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Family of the Year Award (MOFYA) for Visayas.

Five achievers named 'outstanding Capiceņos'

Roxas City -- Five outstanding individuals will be honored by the provincial government of Capiz during the Local Government Unit (LGU) Night December 7 as part of the Sinadya sa Halaran celebration.

SWD forum highlights anti-poverty initiatives

With resource persons from Local Government Units and national government agencies, the Social Welfare and Development (SWD) Forum conducted by DSWD Field Office VI brought more learning on anti-poverty initiatives in Western Visayas.


A trip too long
Anything Under the Sun
Salvador Infante -- last capitan of Iloilo
Consumers Domain
Harassment of Balasan farmers
Without the Whitecoat
Call Centers… the need for an occupational health physician
Bridging the gap
Early Bisayan hunting practices
"I'm leaving on a jet plane..."
Dumb x 3
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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Meditation: Christian Approach 2

Rational Insanity

Ten things I hate about 007 movies

Health @ Heart

Varicose Veins


RSPC first-aid kit

Res Gestae

Who says who's in?


Ohh La La!

Beverly "Pangging" Rosales

It was truly an exquisite dinner-dance party, but with a "TWIST", that socialite Beverly "Pangging" Rosales threw on her fortieth-something birthday a few days ago for close friends and associates at her family's stately mansion, the Strawberry House.

Colors was the order of the night, with kaleidoscope of guests seen having a fantastic time sipping frozen margaritas while spilling the latest happenings in town, to the rich hued banners drifting to the evening breeze welcoming guests as they entered in to this magical world.


Bb. Leon Tourism 2006
A search for Leon's ambassadress of tourism

Bb. Leon Tourism 2006

This year, the Municipality of Leon patronal fiesta in honor of St. Catherine de Alexandria was celebrated with a twist. The Binibing Leon Tourism was incorporated in a week-long celebration, which was traditionally held during the Handuraw Festival (September) -- a commemoration of the transfer of the municipality from Sitio Capan, Camando to its present location today.