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3 IRC inmates flee:Manhunt on as public warned against harboring fugitives

Three murder suspects all considered "armed and dangerous" made a daring escape from the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) in Barangay Nanga, Pototan, Iloilo.

'Just surrender,' Briones calls on escapees as 7-day 'deadline' pushed on fugitives' capture

A total of 15 jail guards of the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) are in 'hot water' over yesterday's (Tuesday) jailbreak that had the easy escape of three murder suspects.

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This file photo shows a worker installing barbed wires atop the perimeter fence of the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center in Brgy. Nanga, Pototan, Iloilo. TNT File Photo

Northern towns get P100M worth of DAR projects

The northern towns of Iloilo got a hefty share of P100 million out of the P250 million budget of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) intended for various projects in the country which could uplift the lives of farmers.

Recently, P29 million worth of infrastructure projects under the Department of Agrarian Reform-Asian Development Bank Agrarian Reform Community Project was recently turned over to the towns of Ajuy and Concepcion.


Suplico did not get share in PDAF budget

Representative Rolex Suplico said he missed some P135 million of Presidential Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) commonly called as "pork barrel" for criticizing the administration of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

DAR exec lectures politicians

Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Assistant Secretary Kashmir Leyretana lectured the politicians on the importance of unity towards development and progress specifically on the implementation of the department's main thrust which is rural development.

P15M power substation's 'technical' problems irk Silla

First District Board Member Bernardo Silla wants answers and he wants it immediately after 1 year and 5 months of waiting for any update relative to the promised probe on the P15 million Capitol power substation.

New Lucena receives Presidential Award as Child-Friendly Municipality

The Municipality of New Lucena once again brought honor to the Province of Iloilo as it garnered the Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Municipality for 2006 in the 4th-6th class municipalities category in an awarding ceremony held at the Malacañang Palace on February 7, 2007.


Miagao up on the web

Miagao, Iloilo --Mayor Gerardo N. Flores officially launched the town's website during the staff meeting yesterday (February 13th).

DA 6 to hold first Rice and Corn Information Caravan

The Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Field Unit 6 in its commitment to provide the Filipino people a stable and sufficient supply of affordable farm and food products will hold the first rice and corn information caravan with the theme "Paghili-usa Pakadto sa Mauswagon nga Pagpanguma" on February 16, 2006 at DA-WESVIARC, Hamungaya, Jaro, Iloilo City.

NSO bares Guimaras included in the Unicef funded survey

The province of Guimaras is included among the 19 provinces and five cities in the country in the Sub-Regional Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (SR-MICS) being conducted by the National Statistics Office (NSO).

1st Iloilo City sari-sari storeowners convention held

The Iloilo City Government and Mayor Jerry P. Treñas through the Iloilo City Task Force on Economic Promotion chaired by Hon. Jed Mabilog together with the Department of Trade and Industry, ABS-CBN TV 10-Iloilo, JCI-Iloilo Ilang-Ilang Jaycees and H.A.L.I.G.I. Foundation, Inc, held the 1st Iloilo City Sari-Sari Storeowners Convention last February 10, 2007, at the 3rd level of SM City-Iloilo.


Anything Under the Sun
Spanish era administration of justice (3)
Consumers Domain
Global Warming
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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Eye Opener

May polls crucial to GMA stay in power

Res Gestae

Hoping for HOPE

Cerebral Combustion

Look Ma, no karma...

Rational Insanity

10 more things for the loveless heart


The journey that is the Iloilo Paraw Regatta


Long live teachers!


1st General Assembly for Sellers

SRDC Code Red

February is a love month! St. Rafael Development Corporation developer of Providence-Iloilo takes this as the right time to once again show their compassion and all out support to all their sellers. Last February 10 at around 2:00 PM at the Days Hotel, they had their First General Assembly of Sellers.


Queen Maiki I: The Queen with a heart of gold

Queen Maiki I

Maria Katrina Lopez-Abello was recently crowned Queen of Jaro 2007 at the Jaro Plaza in Iloilo City. Maiki as she is fondly called by friends is the eldest daughter in the brood of five girls, born to Rafael Montilla Abello and Pia Lopez. She is the granddaughter of Oscar Lopez, Chairman of the Lopez Group of Companies.