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JDV blinks, calls off Senate-less ConAss

Expect heavy traffic in certain sections of the City Proper at certain times this week as various groups would conduct massive protests against the House-initiated Constituent Assembly (ConAss) even as House Speaker Jose De Venecia declared over the weekend that the lower chamber would postpone plans to convene a constituent assembly while waiting for the Senate's response on Charter change.

Cha-cha moves should not stop next year's polls: Treņas

Amid the heated talks on charter change, the Union of Local Authorities in the Philippines (ULAP) is of the position that next year's election scheduled on May 14 should be pushed through.

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Anti-Jaywalking Task Force
Now you see them, now you don't. This well describes the members of the city government's Anti-Jaywalking Task Force.
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BJMP exec assures no special treatment for Celis

A Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) official in Brgy Ungka, Jaro assured that police officer Senior Insp. Rudy Celis who was arrested last week in Camp Crame for the crime of Rape would not be given special treatment inside the jail facility.

Chief Inspector Leo Superficial said Celis would be treated just like any other ordinary prisoner.

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) officially turn-over Celis to the BJMP Thursday last week.


Typhoon Seniang cancels sea travel to Guimaras, Bacolod

Hundreds of pumpboat passengers for the island province of Guimaras became stranded last Saturday after the Philippine Coastguard canceled the trips to the island due to tropical storm Seniang.

City allocates P699T for 'task forces'

The city government has allocated a total of P699,600 for six task forces whose existence are not felt by the public. Of the six task forces, Task Force Boltahe has the biggest budget which amounted to P224,000.

School officials told to temper Christmas celebrations

All public school officials are being told to temper their Christmas celebrations amidst the suffering from the calamity by some people in other parts of the country.

Army asks LGUs to fast track road repair in Igbaras far-flung barangays

Military authorities in Panay Island have asked the chief executives of various local government units and national government agencies concerned to fast track the repair of roads leading to the rebel training camp in Igbaras hinterlands.


DTI urges consumers to be vigilant in buying Christmas lights

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) urges consumers to be vigilant in buying Christmas lights. "When you buy Christmas lights, always look for the Philippine Standards (PS) and Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) marks," said Regional Director Dominic P. Abad.

Negros villages seek Army help vs 'communist resurgence'

Villagers in the hinterlands of Sta. Catalina town in Negros Oriental, some 85 kilometers south of this city, want Army detachments to be set up in their area due to the continued presence of the New People's Army (NPA).

Iloilo's barangay-based institutions shine in provincial, regional search

Various barangay-based institutions in the Province of Iloilo emerged winners in various search conducted by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) this year.

Proposed trans-Visayas friendship bridges get RDC 6 nod

The proposed Trans-Visayas Friendship Bridges connecting the island provinces of Bohol to Cebu, Bohol to Southern Leyte, Cebu to Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental to Iloilo and Iloilo to Guimaras is now one step nearer to reality with the very strong endorsement of the Regional Development Council (RDC) 6 under its chair, Governor Sally Zaldivar-Perez, under its Resolution No. 12 of the Infrastructure Development Committee.


Part of history...
Anything Under the Sun
Salvador Infante -- last capitan of Iloilo
Consumers Domain
Cha-cha moves, Trapo grooves
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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Meditation: Christian Approach 3

Rational Insanity


Eye Opener

Why do people steal?

Health @ Heart

Pulmonary Tuberculosis


RSPC first-aid kit

Res Gestae

Back to 'normal'


Peque Gallaga's PASAWAY

Peque Gallaga

"In art, you expose your soul," says the multi-awarded director, writer, actor and producer during the opening of his latest art exhibit alongside with five promising Ilonggo and Negrense artists.

PASAWAY was formally opened last December 8, 2006. The month-long show was conceived based on the notion that Negros Occidental sprung from the pasaway (black sheep) scions of Iloilo. It was Zaffy Ledesma of Museo Iloilo who brought the idea of having a joint art exhibit.


Fun was flowing

Fun was flowing

No one could ever say he nor she had never fun when they were invited to join the party at FLOW Resto Lounge a week ago. I was happy that my friends joined me, the like of Tony Ebeo, Fulbert Woo and the Iloilo Jaycees gang and many more friends.

Many, many thanks to Toots Jimenez Jr. who made sure there was fun that Tuesday night in Iloilo when Bacolod's 3-Dimensions Female singers ferried in via Ocean Jet together with four party models.