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Tupas clings to post; Armada insists he is the new governor WV governors back Tupas

Governor Niel Tupas Sr. insists that he is still the legitimate governor of the province stressing that the swearing in of Vice Governor Roberto Armada as governor and Board Member Emmanuel Gallar as vice governor last Monday was illegal.

Stay my dismissal, Tupas asks CA

A day after a new governor was sworn into office, dismissed Gov. Niel Tupas Sr. and two members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan are asking the Court of Appeals (CA) to prevent the implementation of their orders of dismissal.

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Oath of Office
A.Chris Fernandez
USec. Wencelito Andanar administers oath of office to Vice Gov. Roberto Armada as governor and Board Member Emmanuel Gallar as vice governor.

'Measly' P20T, P65T deals caused dismissal of Tupas, 2 allies

It was not the questioned construction of the multi-million (at least P420 million as of last count) Capitol building nor the P6.2 billion new Iloilo airport. It was not even the P70 million new Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) or millions more in disallowed meals, bills and purchases but the "measly" P20,000 and P65,000 that did it for dismissed governor Niel Tupas and top allies, Board Members Cecilia Capadosa (Second District) and Domingo Oso (Fourth District).


Drilon hits 'unlawful and shameless political bullying' of Tupas

Senator Franklin Drilon a known ally of dismissed Governor Niel Tupas Sr. condemned what he termed as "unlawful and shameless political bullying" by the Arroyo administration relative to the Ombudsman's order dismissing Tupas and Board Members Cecilia Capadosa and Domingo Oso, Jr.

Sidelights on the Capitol standoff

This work week was a first for over a thousand Capitol employees brought by the continuing power standoff mainly from dismissed governor Niel Tupas Sr.

Dismissing the Governor: Then and Now

The fate of dismissed Governor Niel Tupas Sr. is not a first in the history of the Iloilo Provincial Government. What made his situation 'the first' was the double dismissal penalties from two Anti-Graft cases that found him guilty of grave misconduct.

FVR, British Ambassador Beckingham to grace golf tourney

Former President Fidel V. Ramos and British Ambassador Peter Beckingham will grace the four-day Mayor Jerry Trenas- Dinagyang Golf tournament. The golf tournament will kick off on January 22, 2007 at the Sta. Barbara Gold Course.

2 towns to join Kasadyahan

Two municipalities from the southern part of Iloilo will join the forthcoming Kasadyahan Festival. They will add to the seven other tribes which will compete on January 27, 2007.

Augustinian receives President's Award

Editha Mijares Ardiente, Vice President Environmental Affairs for International Truck and Engine Corporation of Warrenville, Illinois and 2005 President of the Air and Waste Management Association was given the prestigious Pamana Ng Pilipino (Heritage of the Filipino) Award by Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo at ceremonies held on December 7, 2006 at the President's Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines.


CHED stops implementation of NSQE

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has decided to discontinue the administration of the national Scholarship Qualifying Examination (NSQE) for the incoming CHED scholars and grantees for the School Year 2007-2008.

Pact for streamlining of business registration inked

The Iloilo City Government has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for the implementation of the Small and Medium Enterprise Development for Sustainable Employment Program (SMEDSEP) that will streamline business registration procedures (SBR) in Iloilo City on 21 December 2006.

Darag native chicken to get exposure in Dinagyang 2007

In its continued thrust to promote awareness of Western Visayas' Darag native chicken, the Darag IEC--Wesvarrdec participate in the forthcoming Dinagyang 2007. Its delegation, Tribu Darag, will highlight Darag native chicken through this advocacy campaign. Dinagyang is one of the best venues to reintroduce Darag native chicken not only to the people of Region VI and the rest of the Filipinos but to foreigners as well.


The persecution of Gov. Niel D. Tupas
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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Congruous concepts


Meditation: Christian Approach

Res Gestae

War against child 'warriors'

Rational Insanity

My 15 most effective text replies/excuses for pesky texters


San Joaquin’s Camposanto, Bayluhay & Pasungay

Health @ Heart

Viagra: The Giant Miracle

Immigration Connection

A royal deportation...


The new Chinos Asian Restaurant and Grille

Chinos Asian Restaurant and Grille

Chinos Asian Restaurant and Grille, located at General Luna Street, Iloilo City, re-opened last December 17, 2006 with a refreshing look, ultimately classy Asian ambiance and more delightful treats!


Meeting the Lettermen of my Childhood


"Memories pressed between the pages of my mind" include a childhood filled with music -big band dixie music and broadway musicales if it was my Tatay putting on the needle to the vinyl but if it was my older siblings, specially if it was my sister Zyra, you'd hear nothing else but Lettermen.