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Political will needed to clean Villa beach

Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Director Edwin Trompeta said "political will" is needed to clean the six kilometers of black sand beach in Villa district. He issued such statement in the recent launching of the 35th Paraw Regatta slated this coming February 18.

Use of biofuel to help lighten effects of global warming

The use and promotion of biofuel in the country could be a "win-win solution" for both the people and the environment as the world is currently facing a phenomenon called global warming.

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Board Member Niel “Jun-Jun” Tupas Jr.
Board Member Niel "Jun-Jun" Tupas Jr. narrates to the Ombudsman investigating panel his experiences during the controversial Capitol assault last January 17. With him in photo are: Provincial Administrator Manuel Mejorada, his sister Nielette Tupas-Balleza and Board Member Cecilia Capadosa.

Ombudsman starts probe on Capitol assault

Now, it is the Ombudsman that is conducting an investigation on the manner by which its order was implemented.

A task force from the office of the Ombudsman Visayas led by Overall Deputy Ombudsman Orlando Casimiro yesterday started the inquiry on the January 17, 2007 assault of the Capitol by heavily armed policemen.


Who will run vs Gonzalez?

Final round of 'unification talks' are underway between and amongst opposition contenders vying for the seat and to unseat Iloilo City Lone District Representative Raul Gonzalez Jr.

Ulap to serve dismissal, suspension orders, anyone?

The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) headed by Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas favors the idea of having the dismissal and suspension orders of government officials coursed through the Union of Local Authorities in the Philippines (Ulap) instead of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Ilonggo Artists Interpret the Nude

In celebration of the National Arts Month, 28 Ilonggo artists have banded together for a group exhibit titled The Nude at the UPV Art Gallery, Iloilo City. The exhibit, from February 15 through March 2, 2007, includes paintings and sculptures and presents the Ilonggo artists' interpretation of the concept of nudity and their views on the human body as art subject.

Induction Ceremony and US Embassy Outreach Program

The American Association of Western Visayas will be holding its 2007 induction ceremony with an Outreach Program to be conducted by US Embassy representatives.


DA 6 puts up 57 rice cluster areas

The Department of Agriculture -- Regional Field Unit (DA-RFU) 6 has established 57 rice cluster areas with a total of 2,965.4 hectares in Western Visayas for wet season 2006.

DOH warns public not to harm migratory birds

"We remain to be bird flu-free, but it is important not to hold our guards down," said Dr. Jocelyn Te, Acting Regional Avian Inluenza Program Coordinator of the Department of Health, Region VI as she warned the public not to harm migratory birds.

Iloilo farmers to learn climate forecasting

As the government deals with erratic changes in weather condition that tend to affect agricultural production, farmers in Iloilo province are starting to learn climate forecasting in order to deal with risks in agriculture brought by climatic factors.

SM Foundation visits the children of Bacolod

SM Foundation Inc., visited Bacolod City last January 29-30, 2007 to reach out to the children of the barangays and share special moments through its Make A Child Happy program.


Who is Boy M?
Anything Under the Sun
Spanish era administration of justice (1)
Consumers Domain
Minimum should be living wage
Without the Whitecoat
Consultations over the phone
Bridging the gap
The Tapar uprising in Oton, Iloilo
Stop global warming
Health @ Heart
Adolescent Suicide
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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The journey that is the Iloilo Paraw Regatta

Cerebral Combustion

Confessions of a newly wed


Long live teachers!


Calinog's Hirinugyaw-Suguidadonay Festival going stronger

Rational Insanity

10 fun things to do on Valentines Day


Ateneo Ripples: A celebration of Eloquentia et Sapientia

Ateneo Ripples

Eloquentia et Sapientia or Eloquence and Wisdom is one of the major educational dictums of every Ateneo school. This has been the inspiration of the many students as they continue to do more for academic, social, and spiritual victory.


NSO-6 Year-end Assessment and Planning Workshop in Boracay


National Statistics Office (NSO) Region 6 conducted a Year-end Assessment and Planning Workshop on Civil Registration last December 13-15, 2006 at the Queen's Beach Resort in Boracay Island. In spite of the stormy weather brought by typhoon Seniang, the seminar turned out to be a successful one.