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December 15, 2006, Iloilo City, Philippines
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Boracay security task group formed

Various law enforcement agencies yesterday signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the enhancement of security at the world renown Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan in the wake of terror threats in the country.

San Lorenzo fisherfolk receive compensation claims

Fisherfolks from the town of San Lorenzo started to receive yesterday (Thursday) their compensation claims from the P22 million compensation fund from the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund (IOPCF).

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Official Switched On
A.Chris Fernandez
City Mayor Jerry Treņas and Nilo Mapa, General Manager of Robinsons Malls, officially switched on the Christmas and Dagoy lanterns installed on the city's lampposts yesterday at the Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center.

Treñas: No more Christmas party for City Hall employees

City Mayor Jerry Treñas has decided to cancel the Christmas party of City Hall employees at the Iloilo Grand Hotel because of the negative publicity it created to his administration.

Irritated by the adverse reaction of some sectors for allocating P.5 million for the Christmas party, Treņas said that they will no longer hold joint Chrismas party. Instead, each department will have their own Christmas party.


Ex-board member, legal officer clash during distribution of compensation claims

Yesterday's releasing of compensation claims for the oil spill victims in the province of Guimaras have several sidelights as an ex-board member of the province and its current legal officer had an altercation, while a moneyed check buyer was on standby to rediscount the checks of the claimants.

Legal basis needed to terminate traffic aides--Parcon

Councilor Armand Parcon said traffic aides could not just be terminated easily, there is a need for legal basis before they could be terminated.

Farm growers to converge in 2nd Farmers Congress today

Hundreds of farmers throughout the province of Iloilo will converge today (December 15) in the 2nd Farmers Congress with theme "Pagtuon Upod sang Mangunguma Agud Mapadamo Ang Ginansya" at the Iloilo Sports Complex Covered Gym, Magsaysay Village, La Paz, Iloilo City.

The Centennial Resort Hotel and Convention Center opens today

The Centennial Resort Hotel and Convention Center, a four hectare in-land resort complex located at the former Marikudo Country Club in Alta Tierra Village, Jaro, is now on its soft opening.


RDC6 bats for removal of ATM charges for GSIS members

The Regional Development Council (RDC) 6 has strongly endorsed the removal of service charges on withdrawals, deposits and other transactions of GSIS members in using the Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) other than that of Union Bank.

Filipinos should remember Lopez-Jaena's heroic deeds

"We should not forget our national heroes who struggled and fought for a higher and more lasting purpose the cause of our country-the freedom and welfare of our people," Dr. Juanito M. Acanto, president of the Central Philippine University (CPU) said.

Law enforcers and public are potent force against terrorism--Omoso

The fight against terrorism is everybody's concern. This was stressed by Deputy Director General Leo Omoso of the Philippine Information Agency during the Briefing on Counter-Terrorism held at the Ilolio Grand Hotel, Iloilo City, the other day.

DA 6 trains provincial AI coordinators on E-report system

The Department of Agriculture through the Unified National Artificial Insemination Program (UNAIP) conducted an Electronic Report (E-Report) System training for all provincial artificial insemination coordinators (PAIC) recently.

HIV/AIDS orphans 15 million children

A global estimate revealed fifteen million children have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS, and less than ten percent of these children are currently receiving public support and services.


Unsung heroes
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
Post-war advertisements in Iloilo City (1)
"I'm leaving on a jet plane…" (3)
Dumb x 3
Unusual Channel
Never ending story
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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Health @ Heart

Thyroid Tumors

Res Gestae

12th ASEAN Summit: Historic indeed


Sad truths

The Fullness of Life

Meditation: Christian Approach 3

Rational Insanity


Eye Opener

Why do people steal?


D-Day at Guimaras

D-Day at Guimaras

At least a hundred airsoft enthusiasts wrecked havoc in the usually tranquil barangay of Alaguisoc in Jordan, Guimaras for a 24-hour wargame all in the name of reviving the beautiful island province as one of the premier tourist destinations in the country.

Held last November 25 and 26, airsoft teams from Eastern and Western Visayas shot each other with realistic looking electric powered guns.


OFW family day '06

OFW family day '06

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has in its twenty-two years of existence exerted its best effort to provide relevant programs and services for the benefit of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). The creation of OWWA emanates from the constitutional mandate for the State to affirm labor, local and overseas, as a primary social economic force, and to guarantee the protection of the rights of overseas workers and the promotion of the OFWs interests and general well being.