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Ma, 2 kids drown as pumpboat sinks off Roxas City

A 32 year-old mother and her two young boys aged 6 and 2 were confirmed to have died when a pumpboat hired to ferry 20 stranded passengers in Masbate capsized off Roxas City Wednesday afternoon.

Clean or not clean, Petron leaves it up to DENR

Oil refiner Petron Corporation admitted yesterday that the areas affected by the oil spill in Guimaras is not 100% clean.

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Comelec Lineup
A.Chris Fernandez
A throng of new voters from the different districts of the city swarm the office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) at the second floor of the Iloilo Terminal Market to beat the deadline for voters registration set on December 31, 2006.

City braces for safe, fire-free New Year

Everything is in place for the coming New Year's eve revelry as far as the city is concerned. Last Thursday, City Mayor Jerry Treñas called on all police station chiefs and mobile group commanders to map out plans to ensure a peaceful, safe and fire-free New Year celebration.


Council approves SB No.6 amounting to P23M

The Sangguniang Panlugsod recently approved Supplemental Budget (SB) Number 6 amounting to P23,653,845.30.

Preparations underway to offload oil from Solar 1

Italian firm Sonsub is fabricating equipment that would be used in offloading the remaining bunker fuel in the sunken tanker Solar 1.

Villar, Gordon, Syjuco in provl liga gab

Senate President Manny Villar topbills the forthcoming provincial convention of the Iloilo Provincial Liga ng mga Barangay here alongside Senator Richard "Dick" Gordon and Secretary Augusto "Boboy" Syjuco of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

'Strange' claims hound IOPCF

Insanity, sleepless nights, hardship, death of a sow and piglets, loss of income of a sari-sari store, loss of beach sediments, hampered transport operation of tricycles and rentals of land used as depository site of collected oil debris.


DOH VI reiterates 'Kontra Paputok' advocacy

Dr. Erwin G. Solas, coordinator of Fourmula Kontra Paputok in Region VI urged the public as well as reiterated the importance of using safe and alternative ways of celebrating the New Year without using fireworks and other firecrackers in order to prevent injuries and harm to life and properties.

Price hike on 'noche buena' items noted

Roxas City -- There is an increase in the prices of 'noche buena'; items, says the Department of Trade and Industry.


A Christmas wish
Anything Under the Sun
The other side of Graciano Lopez Jaena
Consumers Domain
More of Raul's senselessness
Without the Whitecoat
Eating unhealthy this Christmas
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

Text messaging: a hazard?


Verbal jousts 2

Rational Insanity

A Gastronomic Christmas

Immigration Connection

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


A meaningful and enjoyable Christmas party


"CHRISTMAS" means CHRIST for the MASSES--The meaning is simply derived from the syllables of the word [Christmas] taken separately. This is the core of Pastor Cajilig's message during the Retro Party last December 17, 2006 at Ocean City. The joint Christmas Party was graced by the presence of the employees from three separate corporations namely, Krua Thai, Jabez Properties Development Corp.


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.