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Intel personnel, mobile group tapped in fight vs illegal gambling

In the midst of bustling political developments, PRO 6 regional director Chief Supt. Wilfredo Dulay Sr. has launched a task force that would undertake a more aggressive campaign against the illegal numbers game “jueteng” and other forms of illegal gambling in Western Visayas.

Jaro Agro-Fair nets P300T income

The Jaro Agro-Industrial and Charity Fair garnered a net income of P300,508 for its more than a month of conducting business inside the Jaro Plaza in relation to its district fiesta.

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Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez, Sr and Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas
Janice V. Busil
Mr. Oscar M. Lopez, chair of the Lopez Group of Companies, and Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo paint one of the newly-finished houses at the Eugenio Lopez, Sr. Gawad Kalinga Village in Brgy. Buntatala, Jaro, Iloilo City. Nineteen out of fifty houses were initially turned over to beneficiaries in a simple ceremony held Thursday, February 22.

NHA surveys 4 waterfront brgys

National Housing Authority (NHA) Regional Manager Isagani Jalbuena assured they will exercise “maximum retention and minimum displacement” as they develop the areas in barangays Veterans Village, Sto. Rosario-Duran, Concepcion and General Hughes pursuant to Presidential Proclamations, 579, 580 and 659.


Young priest’s girlfriend files 2 counts of rape

Two counts of rape charges were formally filed Wednesday morning against a young Catholic priest, the alleged victim a 25 year-old who confessed to be his secret lover.

Marañon praises Gov. Tupas at the opening of WVRAA Meet

The opening ceremony of the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet, Monday, February 19, 2007, held at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, has further strengthened the political leadership in Western Visayas, when host Gov. Joseph Marañon recognized and praised Iloilo Gov. Niel D. Tupas, Sr., for surviving the recent capitol siege over a dismissal order from the Office of the Ombudsman.

Admin ticket almost complete; opposition still in quandary

While the administration party has almost finalized their candidates for the city this coming May 14 elections, the opposition group has yet to make public their final ticket.

City tourism officer off to Nepal

City Mayor Jerry Treñas said City Tourism chief Ben Jimena will go to Kathmandu in Nepal for a three-day leadership training and workshop on Localizing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Asian Cities through Innovative Leadership and Community Empowerment next month.


Ombudsman Region VI caravan 2007

The Ombudsman Iloilo Caravan 2007 is a pioneer activity of the Ombudsman Regional Office, Iloilo City, for Year 2007. It aims to promote the main objectives and thrust of the office and to bring to the countryside the Office of the Ombudsman.

Canadian doctors conduct medical mission

Miag-ao, Iloilo – Some 410 patients from the 1st Congressional District were examined and treated for ears and eyes cases by 21 Canadian doctors in a surgical mission conducted last February 5th to 8th, this month at Rep. Pedro G. Trono Memorial Hospital in Guimbal town.

Aklan first in West Visayas to receive int’l flights – Rep. Miraflores

Kalibo, Aklan -- With the scheduled inaugural flight of the Asian Spirit Airline from South Korea direct to Kalibo Airport tentatively on the first week of March, Rep. Florencio T. Miraflores said Aklan will be the first province in Western Visayas to receive an international flight.

First rice and corn information caravan draws 700 farmers

Some 700 participants composed of farmers and agricultural stakeholders attended the first rice and corn information caravan conducted by the Department of Agriculture at DA-WESVIARC, Hamungaya, Jaro, Iloilo City recently.


When will they ever stop?
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
The pork-laden life of the Bisayans
Mangled English
Health @ Heart
Do we need sleep?


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UI celebrates 60th Foundation Day, honors 11 Outstanding Alumni

UI celebrates 60th Foundation Day, honors 11 Outstanding Alumni

The University of Iloilo celebrated its 60th Foundation Day last February 14,15, and 16, 2007 The celebration was opened with a mass in the morning and a parade in the afternoon of February 14.


Unraveling The Nude

The Nude

In lieu of the National Arts Month celebration, the University of the Philippines in the Visayas Chancellor's Committee on Culture and the Arts supported a sultry art exhibit dubbed as The Nude. The exhibit tackles the most-admired of all subjects -- the unclothed human figure. The Nude was born out of the collaboration of 28 prolific Ilonggo artists who individually interpreted the beauty that lies within every being by giving vivid details on soft curves and bold lines.