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Italian firm to mobilize soon for offloading operations

The Italian firm hired to offload the remaining bunker fuel from sunken tanker Solar I is expected to mobilize at the end of this month.

Rice, corn production in WV up in 2006

Rice and corn production in the region registered a dramatic increase in the year 2006 contributing 12 per cent to the national production.

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Chinese New Year
A.Chris Fernandez
Students from several Chinese schools in the city join Saturday's parade in celebration of the Chinese New Year.

Passi City tops Iloilo as 'vote-richest' town, Bingawan last

Passi City has yet another reason why it stands as the only component city in the Province of Iloilo.


Farmers groups asked to avail irrigation projects

Ginintuang Masaganang Ani (GMA) Director Frisco Malabanan urged the farmers associations in the region to closely coordinate with the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) on the possible rehabilitation and restoration of irrigation systems here after the national government allocated P3.12 billion for its irrigation project nationwide.

Status of Tupas' top aide as provl employee in question

The fate of a top aide of Governor Niel Tupas Sr. as an official and employee of the Iloilo Provincial Government (IPG) now hangs.

1 of 3 IRC escapees yields

After three days of hiding Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) escapee Mamerto Barranco voluntarily surrendered to Bombo Radyo Iloilo last Friday.

Malabor snubs DOJ secretary

Believe it or not, former Mayor Mansueto Malabor snubbed Department of Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez Sr. when they met by chance at the De Leonian Coffee Shop in Central Market Saturday morning. They were former friends but parted ways because of their political ambitions.


Govt, church need not argue on responsible parenting--Popcom

Commission on Population Regional Director Vicente Molejona said that in the implementation of Responsible Parenting Movement, the government and the church need not continue with their age-old arguments on the issue of Family Planning.

Accelerated Hunger Mitigation program gains ground in WV

The government's Hunger Mitigation Program has been gaining ground in priority areas in the region with a 100 percent accomplishment as of date, as compared to the 96 percent accomplishment nationwide.

DSWD urges childless couples to adopt a child

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI is urging childless couples and even single individuals to adopt a child now.

Access to cheaper essential drugs getting easier

Filipinos' access to essential drugs at prices they can afford is now easier through Botika ng Bayan (BnB) outlets with its operation getting wider in various parts of the country.


Anything Under the Sun
Spanish era administration of justice (3)
Consumers Domain
Global Warming
Without the Whitecoat
Dietary supplements… who's to regulate?
Bridging the gap
Tan Osting: Superman of Antique
Servants of the people
Health @ Heart
Do we need sleep?


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Look Ma, no karma...


15-day guide to 2007 Chinese New Year of the Pig

Year of the Pig

Day 1: Abstain from meat to ensure a long and happy life. Day 2: Give special care to dogs because this is THE birthday of the dog. Days 3 and 4: Devote to in-laws of the family. Son-in-law and parents-in-law exchange gifts of respect and mutual admiration. Day 5: "Po Woo" is the fifth day where everyone stays home to welcome the God of wealth and prosperity for the New Year.


Seabass project reaps good harvest


Five months of culture. About 200 pieces of seabass, weighing a total 83 kilograms or nearly half-kilo each fish. Suddenly, a dream project becomes reality.

Early this month, on February 2, the top managers of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC), a research institution based in Iloilo, traveled to Hamtik, Antique to be part of the first partial harvest of seabass under SEAFDEC's project on "Institutional Capacity Building on Sustainable Aquaculture" with Hon. Congressman Exequiel Javier.