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City's resolution asking for extension of voter's registration useless--Abalos

The resolution approved by the Sangguniang Panlungsod asking Comelec chair Benjamin Abalos for extension of the registration of voters who failed to beat the December 31, 2006 deadline is already moot and academic.

'Killing of Tapaz Vice Mayor, two others 90% solved'

Following the arrest of a suspect in the assassination of Tapaz Vice Mayor Victor Gardose and two others, police say that the politically-motivated killing is almost solved.

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CICC facade
The facade of the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC), the main venue of the 12th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit this week.

6,000 cops to beef up Asean Summit security

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Director General Oscar Calderon assured that the holding of the 12th Association of Southeast Nations (Asean) Summit in Cebu this week will be peaceful.

Calderon, who was here last week for the turn over of command at the Police Office Regional (PRO) 6, said that 6,000 additional police will augment security forces in Region 7. Part of the augmentation comes from PRO 6.


'Nothing like this,' reporter says on suicide-murder of 3 Fil-Ams in California

"There is crime in the city and in Los Angeles for sure but nothing like this. This is very shocking... very rare."

IDFI wants to redeem religious aspect of Dinagyang

The liturgical committee of the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) wants to redeem the religious aspect of this year's Dinagyang festival by mandating the contesting tribes to attend the daily novena masses to be held in San Jose Parish Church, in honor of Señor Sto. Niño. For the past years, the festivity was turned into a commercial and business opportunity rather than a religious festival.

IDFI releases P2.4M to Dinagyang tribes

The Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) has already released P2,490,000 as subsidy to 20 competing tribes in this year's Dinagyang Festival. The competing tribes, however, are still asking for additional subsidy from the foundation. Of the 20 tribes, 13 tribes have received P150,000 each.

All systems-go for Iloilo Provl Liga gab

Some 5,000 barangay officials from Iloilo's 1,721 barangays are expected as the city hosts on Thursday the 7th Provincial Liga Convention.

Calderon orders dismantling of private armies, clampdown on loose firearms

To forestall political violence in connection with the midterm elections on May, Philippine National Police chief, Director General Oscar Calderon ordered his provincial directors to dismantle private armed groups and confiscate loose firearms.

CPU Varsity Debaters grab all Awards at debate tilt

The CPU Varsity Debating Team garnered all awards up for grabs (Best Speaker, Best Debater, Best Rebuttalist) competing against a team set up by the host college during the Filamer Christian College Student Republic (FCCSR) Week Celebrations friendly debate match held at Filamer Christian College Covered Gym in Roxas City on December 13, 2006.


DTI finds Aklan economy robust

Kalibo, Aklan -- Aklan's economy is robust, according to DTI-Aklan Provincial Director Ermelinda Pollentes. "There is going to be good economic prospects for the year for the province," she stressed.

New PNP director in Western Visayas assures peaceful elections

Newly installed Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) Director C/Supt Wilfredo Dulay Sr. has warned of stricter law enforcement to ensure that the forthcoming elections will be peaceful and orderly.

Hotel-like hospital in Molo opens

Saviour International Hospital (SIH), a tertiary care hospital with the amenities of a modern hotel officially opened its doors to the public last Saturday, January 6, 2007.


Blessings Tupas can count
Anything Under the Sun
Pre-war streets of Iloilo (1)
Consumers Domain
2006, another disappointing year
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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Res Gestae

No to 'No Plate'

Rational Insanity

The OC


Helen: I'm back, this time with Yehlen

Health @ Heart

Tea For Health

Immigration Connection

A royal deportation...


Verbal jousts 2


Sta. Maria Apostleship of Prayer's Gift Giving

Sta. Maria Apostleship of Prayer

The Sta. Maria Apostleship of Prayer, a Catholic organization established by Sta. Maria Parish, conducted their annual gift-giving to the poor and indigent patients of Iloilo Provincial Hospital in Pototan last December 30, 2006.


Successful watermelon festival held in Oton, Iloilo

watermelon festival

More than 500 watermelon farmers from Visayas attended the first Watermelon "Sandiya" Festival held at Oton town plaza, Oton, Iloilo last December 7, 2006. The affair was initiated by East West Seed Company in cooperation with the local government units of Iloilo and the provincial agricultural officials.