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BID keeps eye on Koreans

An advisory is now out from the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) here aimed at establishing the exact number of Korean nationals present in Iloilo.

Capitol's P162.5M 'Investment Plan' earmarks over P39M for loan dues

Over P162.5 million in planned Capitol spending under the Annual Investment Plan (AIP) has been approved where at least P39 million will go to payment of bank loans used for the construction of the new Capitol and purchase of heavy equipment.

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Amid the series of bombings in some parts of Mindanao, the Aklan police has assured that Boracay Island is safe for Asean delegates should they visit the island after the January 10-15 Summit in Cebu City.

IOPCF defends oil spill compensation given to Guimarasnons

International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund (IOPCF) Deputy Director Joe Nichols debunked retired Judge David Alfeche's pronouncement that the compensation claims received by Guimaras residents affected by the Solar 1 oil spill was "disadvantageous to the claimants."


Budget for city's casual employees increased

The daily wages of casual employees under the Coordinated Executive-Sangguniang Panlungsod Efforts for the Development of Iloilo City (CESPEDIC) will increase after the city council amended the regulation ordinance which governs the project.

IDFI cancels plan to eliminate five tribes

The Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) decided to maintain 20 competing tribes in the upcoming Dinagyang Festival.

Gov't pushes initiatives to increase rural income

Small farmers and fisherfolks' income are expected to increase as they can now improve the quality of their produce that command higher prices with the construction of more post-harvest and storage facilities for agricultural and fisheries products this year.

Wage board urges sectors to file position papers on legislated wage hike

The Regional Tripartite Wage Board (RTWB) in the region is asking various sectors to file their position papers on the proposed legislated wage hike pending in Congress now, under House Bill 345.


Security tight as PGMA may visit Kalibo Ati-atihan

Kalibo, Aklan -- Recognizing the cultural significance and its value in promoting tourism as the Mother of all Philippine Festivals through her speech during her Presidential Visit of the 2006 Ati-Atihan Festival, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is again expected to visit Kalibo to experience the 795th Kalibo Sto. Niño Ati-Atihan Festival.

Colet Mining undertakes 2nd level environmental impact assessment

The proposed copper-gold project of Colet Mining Development Corporation (CMDC) in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental has already undertaken its second level scoping in November last year, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources 6 (DENR 6) reported recently.

Capiz to host 2007 regional BSP jamborette

ROXAS CITY--The Capiz Council of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) will host the 21st Western Visayas Regional Jamborette at Camp Escutin in Barangay Matagnop, Dao, Capiz on February 21-25 this year in coordination with the provincial government of Capiz and City of Roxas.


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Anything Under the Sun
Iloilo Fiasco (1)
Consumers Domain
2006, another disappointing year
Without the Whitecoat
2007......challenges for the practicing physician
Bridging the gap
Business establishments at J.M. Basa St., 1920s
People we meet
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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San Joaquin’s Camposanto, Bayluhay & Pasungay

Health @ Heart

Viagra: The Giant Miracle

Res Gestae

PNP Chief reiterates his priorities

Rational Insanity

The OC

Immigration Connection

A royal deportation...


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Bebot's Golden Celebration


Bebot Espinosa turned 50 last January 3, 2007 and celebrated the special occasion with a "golden" party for his family, friends and badminton buddies at his residence in Brgy. Loboc, La Paz. Pictures show the happy moments during the celebration.


End of the Year Party!


"Hostess with the mostest" in training, Frances "Titit" Pefianco cooked up an "End of the Year" party recently with chef du jour Miguel Cordova and party guy Vince Ascalon. Friends of the trio were invited for some revelry at Afrique's Del Rio where Miguel prepared some palate pleasers of juicy ham, beef salad, samosas, pasta, dips, sauces and other magical treats for the stomach.