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December 18, 2006, Iloilo City, Philippines
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Conflicting reports on oil spill clean up

While Guimaras residents affected by the oil spill which occurred four months ago started receiving their compensation claims last week, certain sectors wanted Petron Corporation to go back to the oil spill affected areas to conduct further clean up operations.

NPAs laugh off army's victory claim on seized rebel camp

Much ado about nothing. Such was the official reaction from the hierarchy of the local CPP-NPA on a successful gov't operation that managed to overrun an NPA training ground in Southern Iloilo.

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A.Chris Fernandez
A backhoe undertakes clearing and widening of a portion of the Iloilo River in Brgy. Tabucan, Mandurriao as part of the Phase II of the city's Floodway Project.

Ilonggos celebrate Lopez-Jaena Day

Today, December 18, 2006, marks the 150th birth anniversary of the great Ilonggo hero, a famous writer and orator, Graciano Lopez-Jaena.

Graciano was born on December 18, 1856 to Placido Lopez and Maria Jacobe Jaena in Jaro, Iloilo City and history heralded him as the first reformist and the first among the Filipino patriots who dedicated their lives for freedom of the Philippines.

Oratory and Journalism were the tools with which he exposed colonial misrule in the Philippines.


Compensation claims for Nueva Valencia fisherfolks still on process

Fisherfolks from the town of Nueva Valencia, Guimaras who were affected by the oil spill may incur delay in receiving their compensation claims.

Guimaras is now fast recovering, says Palace official

The island province of Guimaras is now fast recovering. This was declared by Presidential Adviser for Western Visayas Rafael L. Coscolluela, December 14, following the announcements that more than P2 million was released by the international Oil Pollution Compensation Fund (IOPC) as payments to some 200 persons affected by the MT Solar I oil spill.

Seniang's damage in Aklan continue to rise

Kalibo, Aklan --As more Aklan towns submitted reports, damage wrought by "Senyang" to properties and lives here continue to rise.

CHEd, TESDA back ladderized system

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) are implementing a system that allows for easier transition and progression between Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Higher Education (HE) programs.


Negros Occ. bags top health board award

Bacolod City--The Negros Occidental Provincial Health Board was named as the Most Outstanding Provincial Health Board in Western Visayas by the Department of Health (DOH) during the 2006 Regional Awarding for Stakeholders and Partners held at Sugarland Hotel recently.

Capiz grants incentives, bonus to employees

Six provincial employees of Capiz were granted cash incentives and promotion.

Capiz schools division has new superintendent

The Schools Division of Capiz has a new head in the person of Angel A. Gilvas.


Unsung heroes
Anything Under the Sun
The other side of Graciano Lopez Jaena
Consumers Domain
More of Raul's senselessness
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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The Fullness of Life

Meditation: Christian Approach 4

Rational Insanity


Health @ Heart

Thyroid Tumors

Res Gestae

12th ASEAN Summit: Historic indeed


Sad truths


Hongkong Kitchen opens in Bacolod

Hongkong Kitchen

Originally from Iloilo, the delightful taste of MSG-free and not oily Hongkong Kitchen specialties has reached the shore of Bacolod.

Despite the wild weather, Hongkong Kitchen successfully opened its newest branch at the Robinsons Place Bacolod last Saturday (December 9, 2006). The said event was well-attended by distinguished guests from Iloilo.


Zarraga to celebrate 4th Pantat Festival

4th Pantat Festival

Pantat Festival is Zarraga's biggest fiesta aimed at promoting pantat production as a promising agro-industry of the province held every 3rd week of December. In choreographed movement, participating tribes, mostly clad in traditional fishermen's outfit or wrapped in black cloth symbolizing the pantat dances in a synchronized manner to the beat of the drums.