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PRO 6 scores 18 arrests in initial implementation of Comelec gun ban

Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 recorded 18 arrests in just 18 days in its implementation of Commission on Elections (Comelec) Resolution No. 7764, which provides the rules and regulations on bearing, carrying or transporting of firearms or other deadly weapons.

Syjuco holds on to TESDA post, bids Congress g'bye

Secretary Augusto "Boboy" Syjuco, Director-General of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is happy with his post.

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Downtown Traffic
A.Chris Fernandez
This area fronting the historic Arroyo fountain in Iznart Street is the common traffic bottleneck in the city proper. Unfortunately, this area has not been included as site of the proposed flyovers in the city.

Councilor apologizes to CLO staff

Majority Floor Leader Eduardo Peñaredondo made a public apology to Rolito Dela Cruz, a staff of the City Legal Office, during last Wednesday's regular session. Earlier, Peñaredondo allegedly badmouthed De la Cruz at the CLO office when the latter refused to return to him the documents regarding his land deal with the city government. Still, nothing good came out from his transaction with the city government.


Aeta farmers attend coffee production training

Some 40 Aeta farmers from Sitio Nagpana, Brgy. Lipata, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo attended a one-day training on coffee production conducted by the Office of the Provincial Agriculture (OPA).

Land dispute blamed on death of farmer in Mandu-awak, San Dionisio

Police are now rounding up the suspects in the fatal shooting incident in Mandu-awak, San Dionisio, Iloilo that killed a local farmer here and fortunately spared his wife.

Construction worker escapes death as angry pals of 'textmate' engage in shooting spree

A 22 year-old construction worker reported to Police Precinct 3 in Jaro a straffing incident that nearly got him and other workers in a construction site inside LJ Ledesma Subdivision.

Ombudsman terminates case vs barangay dad

For lack of jurisdiction over administrative case filed against a barangay official, the Ombudsman Visayas has terminated the administrative case against the Punong Barangay of Libertad, Lapuz filed by a police officer and a mother who took back her daughter's belongings in the same barangay. Instead the case was referred to the Sangguniang Panlungsod.


Liberiaga assured of her kitty fund

It's confirmed. Multi-millionaire Mark Jimenez will bankroll the congressional candidacy of City Councilor Erlinda Liberiaga this coming May 14 elections.

Aklan aiming for 100% Philhealth coverage of indigents

Kalibo, Aklan -- Some 30,000 Aklanon families are seen to add to the number of Philhealth -- covered Aklanons this year.

Guimaras prepares for Bird Flu

Some twenty chiefs of agriculture and health services from the five municipalities of Guimaras province attended a two-day Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) preparedness and response planning workshop at Punta Villa Resort recently.

3,000 poor municipalities benefit from water project

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) recently reported that residents in some 3,000 municipalities in the 20 poorest provinces of the country have benefited under its Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project (RWSSP).


Who is afraid of the 'king?'
Anything Under the Sun
Mexican influence in west Visayas
Consumers Domain
Tupas, victim or casualty?
Without the Whitecoat
Consultations over the phone
Bridging the gap
Business establishments at Muelle Loney and other streets, 1920s
"We will not walk in fear…"
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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Ong Chiu-Garcia Wedding

Ong Chui-Garcia Wedding

The sweet wisp of powder blue and yellow set the romantic ambiance within the magnificent St. Clements Church last December 29, 2006 as sweethearts Jeffrey Ong Chiu and Che Garcia solemnly exchanged their marital vows. Immediate family members, relatives and close friends graced to witness the said milestone. Well-wishers were treated with a lavish preparation at the CAP Auditorium.


Lines Across Time: An architectural journey

Lines Across Time

The streets of Vigan and Iloilo along with the archaic infrastructures and majestic century-old houses reminds us of the suffering we have endured and the glory we have won under the Spanish regime. The remarkable structures remind us not only of the Spanish colonization but of Malay, Hindus, Chinese and Japanese influences on our architectural patterns.