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January 15, 2007, Iloilo City, Philippines
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Travel hold-over sought on Tan brothers

Official request for a travel hold-order was now made by prosecution lawyers on Archie and Jan Michael Tan, sons of massacre victim Francisco "Bobby" Tan. Tagged as principal suspects in the grisly killing of said prominent Filipino-Chinese businessman, his wife Cindy Zayco and 6 year-old daughter Katherine, a Motion for Issuance of Hold-Order was pushed amidst concerns of the duo's plight.

Suspension yarn of guv, 2 others sets off ‘panic’ in the Capitol

"Panic" set in late Friday afternoon in the Capitol as talks spread like wildfire on purported preventive suspension of Governor Niel Tupas, Second District Board Member Cecilia Capadosa and Provincial Treasurer Melba Sullivan.

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Arevalo Fiesta Queen Dianne Anne Lincaco
A.Chris Fernandez
Amid the raindrops, Arevalo Fiesta Queen Dianne Anne Lincaco waves to the spectators during last Saturday's opening parade for the forthcoming district fiesta on January 21, 2007.

More towns vie for cityhood

Iloilo City is one of the cities in the country which is threatened by the plans of other municipalities to convert into cityhood. Presently, an additional 23 towns have a pending application at the House of Representatives.


Unique funerals only in the Philippines

Call it Filipino ingenuity or Ilonggo creativity at its 'best' but three recent funerals in the provinces of Capiz, Antique and Iloilo certainly redefined mourning and grief.

City still awaits DA funding for markets rehab

The national office of the Department of Agriculture (DA) has yet to respond on the request of the city government to include the five markets in the city for funding identification and rehabilitation. The city government needs an estimated P20 million for the rehabilitation of the city's several markets.

Bolilao residents urged to haul NHA to Court

Majority Floor Leader Eduardo Peñaredondo urged the Bolilao Community Association Inc. (BCAI) to bring their case against the National Housing Authority (NHA) to the proper court and not to the Sangguniang Panlungsod.

DILG to conduct personnel audit of LGUs

San Jose, Antique--The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) will conduct personnel audit of local government units starting January to March this year and every month thereafter per memorandum issued by Secretary Eduardo Ermita and Secretary Ronaldo Puno to clean up ghost employees in the bureaucracy.


Negrenses eye share in 'high-end' overseas jobs for Filipinos

Bacolod City--The next three years will be brighter for Filipinos seeking employment abroad as the Department of Labor and Employment announces some 815,000 "high-end" jobs available overseas.

DENR Antique conducts briefing on Wildlife Act among fisherfolk

In order to educate the people on the laws governing protection and conservation of the different endangered flora and fauna, officials and personnel of DENR CENRO San Jose, Antique had led the conduct of a briefing/information drive on RA 9147 otherwise known as Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act among the coastal residents of San Jose, Antique.

Enough rice supply for Aklan assured despite typhoon damage

Kalibo, Aklan--Aklan's rice harvest was not affected despite the massive damage wrought by Typhoon Seniang to Aklan which totaled more than P400 million.


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Anything Under the Sun
Iloilo Fiasco (2)
Consumers Domain
Abort VFA
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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Uncovering Lambunao through Binanog Festival

Binanog Festival

To greet the new year, a promising festival will open to enthrall visitors with a lasting impression of the rich history, legacy and culture of the people of Lambunao. The BINANOG Festival highlights the town's most highly developed art---its binanog dance, an integral part of the customs and traditions of the Bukidnons in Lambunao.


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.