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Oil spill areas need more cleaning--DENR

Areas in Guimaras province affected by the oil spill need to be cleaned all over again, the government said.

Gun seized from mayor's aide not the murder weapon

The .45 caliber pistol recovered from the possession of the policeman bodyguard of Tapaz Mayor Romualdo Exmundo was not the one used to shoot dead Vice Mayor Victor Gardose and two others last week. At the same time, police investigators ruled out the possible involvement of the New People's Army (NPA) and other armed groups in the killing, which is now strongly believed to be politically-motivated.

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San Pedro
A.Chris Fernandez
Rotting steel bars protruding from the ground are what remains of former Mayor Mansueto Malabor's plan to build the new City Hall in Brgy. San Pedro, Molo. Inset, line of houses occupying the original city hall site.

Abandoned city hall site now a squatters haven

Now that it is already definite that the new Iloilo City Hall will be built in its present site across Plaza Libertad it is then certain that the millions worth of concrete piles driven at the first proposed city hall site in Brgy. San Pedro, Molo in 2001 will be put into oblivion.

Worse, the abandoned site is now occupied by hundreds of squatters allegedly sanctioned by former congressman, now Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez, Sr.


Pinoy pa kills 2 daughters, self in California

Filipino-American parishioners of the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Montclair, California expressed shock over yesterday's (Thursday) discovery of an apparent suicide-murder within the church grounds.

Multinational company to hold jobs fair

A multinational company will hold a jobs fair on January 20 to 21, 2007 at SM City Iloilo as a water test for the services market in the city.

Estancia mayor decries 'flying voters'

Estancia Mayor Rene Cordero has now come out to decry what he said were disturbing influx and registration of 'flying voters' in his town. Though no exact number has been disclosed, the mayor in an interview over Bombo Radyo expressed alarm over the matter which he said left Commission on Election (Comelec) officials here helpless.

IDFI confirms Bola-Bola won't join Dinagyang 2007

Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) executive director Ben Jimena yesterday (Thursday) confirmed that hall of famer Tribu Bola-Bola of the Iloilo National High School (INHS) will not join the 2007 Dinagyang Festival.


Guimaras dads block proposed 'fishtival'

Guimaras officials don't want yet to pop the champagne yet with a sunken tanker in their midst.

Organizer mulls reduction of competing tribes in Dinagyang '07

Five competing tribes in the upcoming Dinagyang Festival are in danger of losing the chance to join the contest after the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) wants to eliminate the low-ranking tribes based on their performances in 2006 and in previous years.

New top cop eyes WV peace and order as top task

Focus will be set on the region's peace and order situation as Western Visayas' top cop assumes post today (Friday) at the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6. And once in office, a look will also be made on police personnel detailed as personal security of local politicians.

15 beauties vie for the prestigious Miss Dinagyang title

Fifteen beauties are vying for the prestigious Miss Dinagyang title, the only festival worldwide that has the support of the United Nations and considered as the best tourism event in the country.


Blessings Tupas can count
Anything Under the Sun
The other side of Graciano Lopez Jaena
Consumers Domain
More of Raul's senselessness
Without the Whitecoat
2007......challenges for the practicing physician
Bridging the gap
Business establishments in the town of Iloilo, 1880s
"I'm leaving on a jet plane…" (3)
New Year ruminations and declarations
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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Helen: I'm back, this time with Yehlen

Res Gestae

Please BEWARE!

Health @ Heart

Tea For Health

Immigration Connection

A royal deportation...


Verbal jousts 2

Rational Insanity

A Gastronomic Christmas



Sarah Bday

Philippine Tatler's numero uno top hostess, Sarah Opolencia Peña, recently celebrated her birthday at her posh mansion in Ledesco Village. Her themed party "High School Circa" required all guests to don in their respective high school uniforms.


Passion for beauty turned into a business opportunity

City Salon

WHAT started as a passion for beauty lines and services turned into a business opportunity for Tita Navarete, owner of City Salon and Facila Care Centre for Men and Women located at downtown Iloilo. It has grown into a money-making venture with commitment in making people look and feel beautiful.