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Nueva Valencia town leads demand for justice and boycott of oil firm's products

Just as Petron Corp. thought everything is over with their declaration that the oil spill affected areas in Guimaras are already 100 per cent clean, a people's manifesto calling for justice to oil spill affected fisherfolk and boycott of the oil firm's products will be launched anew this Thursday, Dec. 28.

This time the move would be spearheaded by the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) of the Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer in Nueva Valencia, the town considered as hardest hit by the oil spill.

'Battle of Motions' heighten as Tan massacre nears 1 yr anniv

The celebrated murder of Filipino-Chinese couple Francisco "Bobby" Tan, his wife Cindy Zayco and six year old daughter Katherine nears its one year anniversary with the grisly killing now marked with legal maneuvering of both camps.

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Different types of firecrackers start to adorn the roadsides of Iloilo City's pyrotechnics capital, Arevalo District, as the New Year's eve nears.

Wushu champion comes home to a hero's welcome but forgets medal

He must've been very excited to come home.

A hero's welcome greeted Asian Games gold medalist Rene Catalan yesterday at the Iloilo Airport.

To his chagrin, however, the 28-year-old Wushu champion forgot the very reason for the welcome.


7 groups to wow crowd in Tultugan Festival '06

Seven competing groups from Maasin's high school and elementary schools would try to outdo each other in wowing the audience when they take centerstage for the tribal competitions of this year's Tultugan Festival in this bustling municipality some 30 kilometers south of Iloilo City Friday this week.

Release of oil spill claims resume

Distribution of oil-spill claims will resume tomorrow and Thursday amidst unresolved in-house squabble of top Guimaras personalities. With a total of 11,500 claimants in mind, the International Oil Pollution Compensation (IOPC) fund will continue with its job choosing Iloilo as venue for said distribution.

BFP to check condition of firetrucks

The regional office of the Bureau of Fire and Protection (BFP) will conduct an inspection of all the firetrucks in the city as one of the preparations for the New Year's eve celebration.

Street child enjoys Christmas

On most days, Jessie was on his shirt and pants, driving his "trisikad" and collecting recyclable materials to sell. His everyday task is to collect, sell and get paid for whatever he gets as he and his family continue to battle against poverty. A child as he is, Jessie yearns to celebrate and remember a different Christmas this year.


Dingle Mayor Solinap dies

Mayor Robin Solinap, 63, of Dingle, Iloilo, succumbed to myocardial infraction on Christmas day at the Iloilo Doctors Hospital (IDH) with his close relatives and supporters around.

Christmas celeb in WV was generally peaceful--Barias

Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 Director Chief Supt. Geary Barias said the Christmas celebration in Western Visayas was "generally peaceful" as no major incidents took place.

PNP men, BAI personnel accused of harassing Bungsuan farmers

Dumarao, Capiz -- Farmers group Pamanggas accused members of the Philippine National Police's 314th Mobile Group and the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) of harassing the farmers of Bungsuan, Dumarao, Capiz.


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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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Rational Insanity

A Gastronomic Christmas

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


Sta. Maria Apostleship of Prayer Christmas Party

Sta. Maria

The Sta. Maria Apostleship of Prayer, the first catholic organization that was established by the Sta. Maria Parish, celebrated their Christmas Party last December 17, 2006 at Recto's Residence in Soriano Subdivision here in Iloilo.

The fun-filled party was attended by their spiritual advisers ,Fr. Manny Uy S.J. and Fr. Edwin Castillo S.J.


SPUI's fun-filled Christmas celebration


A hilarious and memorable Christmas program heralded the annual St. Paul University Iloilo Christmas celebration with the theme: "Celebrating Christmas with Hope and Love", Thursday evening, December 21, 2006, at the school's multi-purpose gym. With charming faculty dalagitas, "pogi" guapo solteritos, Paulinian sisters and jubilant university staff personnel took part in the 5-hour evening musical, choral, pageant, and innovative dances.