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Capiz board member maintains innocence in Tapaz killings

Board Member Ronaldo Exmundo of the second district of Capiz is maintaining his innocence on the brutal murder of Tapaz Vice Mayor Victor Gardose and two others although his driver-bodyguard was tagged by the police as the triggerman.

‘God is still the best judge,’ Zayco family on 1 yr anniv of massacre

Surviving family of massacre victims Francisco “Bobby” Tan, wife Cindy Zayco and 6 year-old daughter Katherine marked the first death anniversary of the trio in a special mass, special prayers for the dead and special novena offered in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.

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Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez, Sr and Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas
A. Chris Fernandez
Work inside the city's slaughterhouse in Molo district was hampered by heavy rains last Monday night. It was learned that the roof of the said building has already been detached although teh new slaughterhouse in Brgy. Tacas, Jaro is still far from completed. Read more

Dinagyang 2007 suffers financial constraints

With only two weeks left, Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) is now hounded with a question whether they can produce the P12 million budget for this year's Dinagyang Festival. This year's budget for Dinagyang is P2 million higher than last year's P10 million.

In earlier media briefings, it was learned that the foundation has generated P9 million in “pledges.” They are still waiting for the sponsors to convert the pledges into cash assistance.


Garin declares full support to Gov. Tupas

Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) administrator Oscar Garin, Sr., who is considered a political kingpin in the first district of Iloilo, yesterday declared that he would be supporting the reelection bid of Governor Niel Tupas, Sr. this May 2007 polls.

Oso ‘barks’ at Armada
‘I will not dignify him,’ vice guv reacts

Board Member Domingo Oso (Fourth District, Iloilo) is now on the offensive with attacks on his apparent favorite target, Vice Governor Roberto “Obet” Armada.

Heavy rains stall slaughterhouse operations

Operations at the dilapidated slaughterhouse in Molo district was hampered Monday evening following heavy rains which virtually soaked the workers and the hogs they were butchering.

Belgian ambassador, US Vice Consul to witness Dinagyang 2007

The Belgian Ambassador to the Philippines and US Vice Consul James Greg Bernstein are among the first names that cropped up in the list of dignitaries who will witness the city's yearly Dinagyang festival in honor of Señor Sto. Nino.


Asean in spotlight before UN, world stage

Apart from the fact that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo herself will bring the political and economic momentum garnered by the 12th Asean Summit in the World Economic Forum (WEF) slated late this month in Switzerland, there is also a strong possibility that the regional grouping's engagement will be elevated to the United Nations itself.

MGB 6 approves 27 mining rights

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources 6 (DENR 6) has approved a total of 27 mining rights in Western Visayas as of December 31, 2006.

Infra projects spur RP's positive business outlook

DOTC Secretary Leandro Mendoza said as he cited the new Iloilo Airport which is now 97 percent complete and will commence commercial operations in April while the Bacolod (Silay) Airport project is 80 percent complete and is targeted for completion by July 2007.


Squatters for sale?
Anything Under the Sun
Pre-war streets of Iloilo (2)
Consumers Domain
ASEAN: Caring and sharing?
Without the Whitecoat
UNILAB... tuloy po kayo
Bridging the gap
'All Souls Day': A celebration of the living
IAPL: lawyering for the people
Web of lies
Unusual Channel
The least I can do
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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Meditation: Christian Approach
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Health @ Heart

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Coffeebreak Smallville

Holiday Forecast

Coffeebreak, the city's well-loved coffeeshop chain, has invaded Iloilo's pop-culture capital with the opening of Coffeebreak Smallville last December.


IHRRA's Post Holiday Celebration and Installation of Officers

Medical mission

The more-or-less-fifty hoteliers, restaurateurs and resorts owners gathered at the Four Season Hotel last January 6, 2007 for IHRRA Post Holiday Celebration and Installation of Officers.