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Things back to normal at Iloilo Capitol

While a mass was ongoing at the driveway, people went in and out of the Capitol building, seemingly unaware of what had happed the day before.

Dulay justifies Capitol 'assault'

Chief Supt. Wilfredo Dulay, regional director of Police Regional Office (PRO) 6, defended the forceful attempt by the police to get Governor Niel Tupas out of office last Wednesday saying it was needed under the circumstances.

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Board Member Jujun Tupas, Mayor Jejomar Binay of Makati and Gov. Niel Tupas Sr.,
Photo By Nelson C. Robles
Gov. Niel D. Tupas, Sr.(right) was in a jubilant mood so was his son Board Member Junjun Tupas when they faced members of the press yesterday with Makati Jejomar Binay who came personally to support Tupas's triumph after a brief siege of the Capitol by the police force last Wednesday. Standing behind (from left) is Provincial Administrator Manuel "Boy" Mejorada, a radio reporter and Janiuay SB Member Jojo Lutero.

Senate probe sought on Capitol 'assault'

Gov. Niel Tupas Sr. is asking the Senate and the National Police Commission to conduct an investigation into Wednesday's storming of the Capitol by police commandos to arrest him.


KFR gangs back in Iloilo?

Members of the affluent Filipino-Chinese business community here are reportedly out to guard themselves against the purported resurgence of Kidnap-For-Ransom (KFR) gangs in Iloilo.

Police ready for Dinagyang

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is 90 percent ready for this year's Dinagyang celebration. The police preparedness will be tested in today's opening salvo where 20 tribes will partly show some of their performances in the city's major thoroughfares.

Mejorada dares Defensor: 'Run vs Tupas', hits DOJ Sec as 'senile clinging to power'

Top Iloilo governor's aide, Manuel "Boy" Mejorada continues to hit Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez with even more scathing criticisms posted on his web page and blog-site http://iloiloupclose.wordpress.com/

Sedition charges up vs guv, 3 others

Sedition charges were filed before the Iloilo City Prosecutor's Office yesterday (Thursday) afternoon following Wednesday's police operation ordered by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).


IHRRA assures clean, safe food during food festival

The Iloilo Hotels Resorts and Restaurants Association (IHRRA) assures that the food to be sold by some 27 hotels and restaurants during the Dinagyang Festival Food Festival are "clean" and free from any contamination, thus will not cause any food borne illness.

POEA's revised policies on domestic helpers opposed

Thousands of overseas domestic helpers (DH) and their sympathizers conducted a nationwide mass action and peaceful rally on January 15, 2007 in protest of the new regulations being implemented by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), together with TESDA and OWWA.

'Sadsad sa Molo' on Sunday

Parishioners and devotees of Señor Sto. Niño in Molo district will once again gather to keep the spirit of the Little Child alive as they converge in the plaza on Sunday (January 21). This is the fourth year the parish has initiated its own version of manifesting its faith and devotion to the Holy Child. The celebration is dubbed as "Sadsad Sa Molo" with a theme "Sto. Nino, Iwag kag Dalangpan sang Panimalay."


The persecution of Gov. Niel D. Tupas
Anything Under the Sun
Iloilo Fiasco (3)
Consumers Domain
Abort VFA
Without the Whitecoat
2007......challenges for the practicing physician
Bridging the gap
Business establishments at Iznart St. & Plaza Gay, 1920s
"Speak it still once again."
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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About the yearbook



A lot of OAness


Verbal jousts 3

Res Gestae

Tupas’s dismissal and May 2007 Elections


Congruous concepts


Meditation: Christian Approach

Rational Insanity

My 15 most effective text replies/excuses for pesky texters

Health @ Heart

Viagra: The Giant Miracle

Immigration Connection

A royal deportation...


7th Iloilo Provincial Liga Convention at Centennial Resort Hotel & Convention Center

7th Iloilo Provincial Liga Convention

Western Visayas' largest convention center served as the venue of the recently concluded 7th Iloilo Provincial Liga Convention with the theme "Pagbuylog sang mga Pamuluyo kag Pag-ugyon sang Barangay padulong sa Pag-uswag sang Pumunu-an Lokal."

The successful three-day convention was the first-ever big affair held at The Centennial Resort Hotel and Convention Center with more than 800 participants coming from 42 municipalities and one component city in the province of Iloilo.


"Iloilo Stars on the Runway"
A Fashion Show featuring the collections of Eric de los Santos

Iloilo Stars on the Runway

The ballroom of the Iloilo Grand Hotel was filled with breathless excitement as talented designer Eric de los Santos's beautiful creations paraded the catwalk donned by notable Ilonggo personalities, Rotarians and ramp models. Dubbed "Iloilo Stars on the Runway", the fashion show was organized by the Rotary Club of Iloilo South with president Vic Lagman and his wife, Rotary Ann Sally Lagman at the helm.