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City allocates P6M for bonus of brgy officials; P500T for Christmas party

City hall employees and barangay officials have the reason to be happy. Bigger slices of the allocation coming from the city's Supplemental Budget (SB) No.5 amounting to P166,093,463 are intended for them.

Army raid foils planned attacks, shakes local leadership of communist rebels

Newly-activated army soldiers out on the field and into the battleground gained a major upper hand against forces of communist terrorists New People's Army (NPA) here.

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Senior Insp. Rudy Celis
Senior Insp. Rudy Celis hides his face from cameramen and photographers while he is being brought to the Camp Delgado clinic for medical check up (left).

Ranking cop arrested while processing his retirement papers

The long arms of the law finally caught up with fugitive policeman Senior Insp. Rudy Celis.

The fifty-five year-old Celis was arrested in Camp Crame, Quezon City Wednesday afternoon by elements from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) while he was processing his retirement papers. He is about to retire from police service next year.


Capitol gives nod on 'Task Force Songsongon'

A team of local government officials will supervise and oversee the planned construction of a multi-million bridge in Igbaras, Iloilo.

City allocates P16M for extra cash gift of employees

The city government has allocated P16,600,000 for the extra cash gift of regular employees of the Iloilo City Hall. National government officials and employees who are receiving additional allowances from the city government should also be happy by now after the city government allocated P5,183,850 out of the city's P166,093,463 supplemental budget.

SP finally declares Brgy Bolilao under state of calamity

It took almost two months for the Sangguniang Panlungsod to finally declare Purok Mainuswagon, Barangay Bolilao, Mandurriao under the "state of calamity." A fire hit the barangay last October 2, 2006 leaving a number of families homeless.

Flores named outstanding mayor in the country

Miagao, Iloilo--Miagao Mayor Gerardo Flores was named as among the finalists for outstanding municipal mayors of the country by the Local Government Leadership Award (LGLA) in an awarding ceremony at Pecson Room inside Senate of the Philippines Building in Pasay City on November 29 this year.


Vendors to flood city's streets once again

The sidewalks on the city's main streets will again be full of vendors starting December 11.

Antique towns adopt agri-info center

Libertad, Antique -- To help the farmers access the latest technological information in agriculture, forestry and natural resources, the municipalities of Barbaza and Tibiao in the province of Antique have expressed their interests to establish a Farmers' Information and Technology Services (FITS) center.

Iloilo province eyes P350 M convention center

The Strategic and Comprehensive Consultants, Inc. (SCCI) has presented yesterday the design of the P350 million Iloilo Provincial Multi-Purpose Convention Center, Commercial and Office Building Project before the members of the Iloilo Sangguniang Panlalawigan.

Study underway to 'outlaw' loitering students in Tigbauan

Students in Tigbauan, Iloilo, beware!


Part of history...
Anything Under the Sun
Salvador Infante -- last capitan of Iloilo
Consumers Domain
Position on Debt Conditions
Without the Whitecoat
Back to the CROSS... the missing link
Bridging the gap
The old Seminario de San Vicente Ferrer
"I'm leaving on a jet plane..." (2)
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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Eye Opener

Why do people steal?

Health @ Heart

Pulmonary Tuberculosis


RSPC first-aid kit

Res Gestae

Back to 'normal'


Meditation: Christian Approach 2

Rational Insanity

Ten things I hate about 007 movies


Garden of the Ascension

Garden of the Ascension

Right at the heart of Jibao-an, Pavia, Iloilo lies a sanctuary of utmost serenity. The Garden of the Ascension, a 17-hectare classy abode especially designed to provide tranquility for those who rested eternally, is undeniably the finest memorial park in Iloilo.


The Bloomfields rock Del Rio tonight

The Bloomfields

Metromanila and Cebu have gone gaga over this fabulous five -- a group of young musicians extolling music from the 60s. Tonight, they're all set to conquer Iloilo as Hotel del Rio celebrates its 41st anniversary in full retro party mode with The Bloomfields.