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SolGen asks CA to junk Tupas' plea for injunction

The Office of the Solicitor General has asked the Court of Appeals division in Cebu City to deny the petition for injunction filed by Gov. Niel Tupas and Board Members Domingo Oso and Cecilia Capadosa for lack of merit.

Police to re-implement 'log-in log-out' scheme for taxi drivers

A “log-in log-out” scheme for taxi drivers will again be implemented by the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) to avert criminalities victimizing taxi drivers. The precautionary measure is in line with the onset of the lean months where robbery cases as well as crimes against property are observed to rise up.

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With the onset of the lean months the Iloilo City Police Office will re-implement the “log-in log-out” scheme for taxi drivers in the city.

Ombudsman probe on Capitol sedition begins

The Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas found “enough basis” on the sedition complaint filed against four top officials of the Iloilo Provincial Government.  As such, the matter has now been elevated to a case with corresponding criminal investigation now underway.


OFWs in Saudi deserve salary increase

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia deserve increase in their salaries as they are the most competent and sought-after foreign workers in the entire world. The salary increase of Filipino household workers from US $200 to US $400 is a new policy being implemented by the Department of Labor and Employment and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration.

POEA issues warning against illegal recruiters

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration 6 (POEA 6) recently issued a stern warning against establishments and entities engaged in recruitment activities without the required government license for legitimate recruitment.

P&I to recall budget for 'fish festival'?

The Protection and Indemnity (P&I) Club will allegedly recall the budget it gave to the provincial office of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) for its “fish festival as it is already too late to hold the festival. The Club primarily wants the festival to promote the bounty of the Guimaras waters.

WV posted 2 M metric tons of rice in 2006

Western Visayas posted some two million tons in last year's total rice production output and has contributed 13% in the total rice production yield in the country.


Catholic bishop against STL operation in Antique

San Jose, Antique -- Bishop Romulo dela Cruz of the Diocese of Antique aired the appeal of the Catholic Church to the local officials of Antique to stop Small Time Lottery (STL) operation or any forms of illegal gambling during the recently conducted Peace and Order Council Meeting.

388 Tindahan Natin outlets now operational in WV

A total of 388 Tindahan Natin outlets are now operational in Western Visayas.

WV still avian flu free

The Department of Agriculture (DA) assured the public of a negative presence of the avian flu virus in the region, particularly in the four municipalities of Capiz, namely, Sapi-an, Sigma, Ivisan and Roxas City. OIC Regional Executive Director Larry P. Nacionales announced during a Management Meeting held at RIARC at Sigma, Capiz, early this week, after dispatching the Regional Task Force on Avian Flu headed by Dr. Oscar Limoso to the said areas.

RDC moves to implement strive 2

The Regional Development Council (RDC) moved to approve the implementation of STRIVE (Strengthening the Implementation of Basic Education in Selected Provinces of the Visayas), Phase II during its last RDC meeting held in Bacolod City.


Estancia as prime mover in economic development in N. Iloilo.
Anything Under the Sun
Vignettes on Iloilo lawmakers
Consumers Domain
People without power
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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Cerebral Combustion

Caution: Mental damnation

The accidental tourist

Eye Opener

Will U.S. allow Israel to bomb Iran?

Immigration Connection

Fallen dream


Treñas' squatterless Iloilo City?


Valentine’s Day, horoscopes and bruises


That's news

Rational Insanity

Post heart's day realizations

Res Gestae

Hoping for HOPE


The place of Dueñas in Philippine history

UI celebrates 60th Foundation Day, honors 11 Outstanding Alumni

Did you also know that the “heart” of the Philippines is Panay and the “heart” of Panay is the old town Laglag (Dueñas)? When the town Dueñas was still known as, “Laglag”, the towns of Janiuay, Lambunao, Calinog, Passi, San Enrique, Dingle and Pototan were once part of (Laglag) Dueñas.


Romantic Futurism at Robinsons Prom & Debut Show

The Nude

Robinsons Place Iloilo recently gathered 5 prolific fashion designers for their yearly “Prom and Debut” fair at the fountain area. The fair opened with a fashion show with the theme “The Future of Romance”. Tasked to interpret the romantic portion of the fashion show were Angelette Borja Ragus and Jaki Peñalosa.