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STL a legal cover-up for jueteng, says Lagdameo

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has renewed its call for the stopping of government backed Small Town Lottery (STL) which is already operating in various parts of the country including Iloilo City.

Countdown begins as 'lights off' imminent in Guimaras town

A special session in Buenavista, Guimaras failed to secure some P600,000 in municipal funds needed to pay the town's overdue electric bill.

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Batiano Bridge
A.Chris Fernandez
Workers apply finishing touches to the new Batiano Bridge in Brgy. Boulevard, Molo district.

2 dead as hut full of firecracker materials catches fire

Two persons were killed instantly after a hut used for making firecrakers in Brgy. San Jose, Arevalo district caught fire causing a huge explosion.

The explosion caused fire and totally razed five huts used for making firecrackers and pyrotechnics.


Mayor's birthday blackout

Work at the Iloilo City Hall was stalled Monday morning because of a black out and not because of the birthday celebration of Mayor Jerry Treñas. Iloilo City Hall lost its power supply for almost three hours prompting employees to go out of their office.

Divinagracia, Borja to join Treņas-Gonzalez tandem?

It seems that many personalities are interested to join the race for councilors in the city of Iloilo in next year's election. Two of them are San Agustin Barangay Capt. Bobby Divinagracia and PECO's Engr. Carlos Borja. They are reportedly joining the Treñas-Gonzalez slate.

Dock workers unite, seek DOLE's help on port violations

Dock workers in Iloilo port has now sought intervention of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) amid complaints of unfair labor practices here.

MIWD braces for water shortage

The Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) has assured residents in its concession areas that programs are currently implemented to eliminate the possibility of a water supply crisis.


Bantay Dagat nabs 5 illegal fishing vessels

In the continuing campaign of Tupas administration to stop the illegal fishing activities in the seawaters of Iloilo Province another five illegal fishing vessels were apprehended by Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force last week in 5th District of Iloilo.

113 Tindahan Natin outlets now established in WV

A total of 113 Tindahan Natin outlets are now established in Western Visayas.

Antique's Bugang River wins int'l award

Already considered the country's cleanest inland body of water, Bugang River once again coveted an award from the prestigious Green Environment Apple Awards in the United Kingdom this year.

Perez among outstanding governors in the country

San Jose, Antique -- It is no fluke. Gov. Sally Z. Perez was recently awarded as among the six finalists for the Search for Most Outstanding Governors in the Philippines. This has been three times in a row in two years that Perez' administrative style has been recognized. Perez' adherence to local autonomy and decentralization, transparency and strong political will piled up points for her to be reckoned with among the best in local governance.

A luminous celebration of Christmas for Alimodian and Janiuay

Earning the distinction as the festival capital of the Philippines with its diversity celebrated all year round, Iloilo journeys of becoming the region's Christmas capital as it starts to celebrate yule earlier compared with its neighboring provinces.


Part of history...
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
Letting my hair down
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

Res Gestae

Back to 'normal'


Meditation: Christian Approach 2

Rational Insanity

Ten things I hate about 007 movies

Health @ Heart

Varicose Veins


New ISC facilities now open to the public

New ISC facilities

Various facilities of the Iloilo Sports Complex (ISC) were officially launched last Monday with a blessing ceremony.

The new facilities to be blessed includes the Sports Gallery, VIP Room and VIP lounge at the ISC-Main while Hostel Rooms, Boxing Training Room, Billiard Hall and two generator sets at the ISC Covered Gym.


The Ultimate Holiday Feast: The Marvelous Flavors of Christmas

The Ultimate Holiday Feast

The Marvelous Flavors of Christmas, a gastronomical treat for the holidays kicks off at the Promenade with all the sumptuous trimmings. With an international cuisine line up that you'll instantly warm up to, you can forget about the exchange gifts and cheesy Christmas carols.