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December 22, 2006, Iloilo City, Philippines
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Family driver shot dead in broad daylight killing

Residents in Commission Civil Street, Jaro, Iloilo City were disturbed yesterday by a broad daylight killing that left the family driver of one prominent family here brutally murdered.

Cops, gun-owners warned vs. indiscriminate firing on Christmas, New Year

A stern warning has been issued on all policemen and civilian gun-owners on the firing of service firearms and all other licensed guns, a usual occurrence on Christmas and New Year's eve here.

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Children toys
A.Chris Fernandez
No one could be happier than the children every time Christmas season comes. For them Christmas means receiving gifts however simple it may be.

City's 2007 annual budget up by 59%

The city government will work on a P1.2 billion next year. It is 58.8 percent or P445,156,603 higher than last year's annual budget which is only P756,043,397. A bigger slice of the city's annual budget for 2007 will be taken from the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) and the city's P350 million loan.

In last Wednesday's regular session of the Sangguniang Panglungsod, the city council approved an ordinance appropriating the amount of P1,201,200,000.00 annual budget for 2007.


Treņas questions CPDO's budget proposal

City Mayor Jerry Treñas reportedly got mad on the proposal of City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) headed by Jose Roni Peñalosa asking for a more than P1 million budget for next year.

City to extend P350T financial assistance to typhoon-ravaged Bicol

The city government will extend P350,000 financial assistance to seven cities in Bicol region hardly hit by the recent Typhoon Reming. The financial assistance will be taken from the city's five percent calamity fund.

Anthropologist says Dinagyang can identify more 'roots'

Anthropologist-Educator Alicia Magos said in an interview with the Philippine Information Agency that the Dinagyang can become a "well-rooted" heritage festival if organizers and tribe leaders try to do more research and interviews with indigenous peoples who live the culture.

Provl employees to get additional 5T bonus

Provincial government employees have more reasons to be happy this holiday season as each of them will receive additional P5,000 in their bonuses.


P28.6M released to oil spill victims

The International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund (IOPCF) has already released P28.6 million out of the total estimated P106,400,000 compensation claims for the oil spill victims of the island-province of Guimaras. There are already 1,974 fisherfolk claimants who received their compensation claims.

195 barangays in WV prone to geologic hazards--MGB 6

About 195 barangays in 17 municipalities and three cities in Western Visayas are areas considered to be prone to geologic hazards by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau VI.

3ID troopers register for the 2007 elections

JAMINDAN, CAPIZ--Paying heed to the call of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Hermogenes Esperon, all 3rd Infantry Division, Philippine Army personnel were required to register with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in connection with the forthcoming election on May 14, 2007.


Unsung heroes
Anything Under the Sun
The other side of Graciano Lopez Jaena
Consumers Domain
More of Raul's senselessness
Without the Whitecoat
HMO…the healthy supports the sick and ill
Bridging the gap
Post-war advertisements in Iloilo (II)
"I'm leaving on a jet plane…" (3)
Spread the love
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

Tetanus: Lock jaw


Verbal jousts

Res Gestae

Beware of a fake police or military

Immigration Connection

US immigration 'consultant', an unlawful practice of the law

Eye Opener

People care less for lone Ilonggo national hero

The Fullness of Life

Meditation: Christian Approach 4

Rational Insanity



A day with ABS-CBN's stars

ABS-CBN's stars

Technically, it was not really "a day" with the stars. What it is, was about four hours of star-gazing and star-gushing on the actors of giant radio and television network ABS-CBN marked with real fun and excitement.

With this writer shamefully lacking of up-to-date information on the identities of the beautiful faces on Philippine television, thanks to the wonder of The Filipino Channel (TFC), Ilongga Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Joann and Jeana saved the day.


SRDC Christmas Party

SRDC Christmas Party

Christmas time is a time of fun and laughters!St. Rafael Development Corporation (SRDC) developer of Providence-Iloilo celebrated this yuletide season with their sellers,whom they consider a part of their growing family. It was a night of glitz and glamour headed by their General Manager, Ms. Mary Rosalind T. Magalonaas sheemphasizes the true meaning of Christmas and that is of giving LOVE and KEEPING GOD IN OUR HEARTS!