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What threat? police, city exec debunk 'threat' claims on GO sortie

The police was unaware of the so-called threats which prompted the cancellation of the grand rally of the Genuine Opposition (GO) senatorial candidates at the provincial capitol grounds last Wednesday.

Guimaras oil spill site to be declared off limits to ships

During operations to offload oil from the sunken tanker Solar 1, vessels will not be allowed to pass nor fish anywhere within a one-kilometer radius around the site, authorities announced Wednesday.

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SM City Bacolod
M.T. Magalona
Western Visayas' version of the iconic Mall of Asia, SM City Bacolod,officially opened its doors to the public yeasterday, March 1, 2007. Gracingthe ribbon cutting edge (from left): Iloilo City mayor Jerry P. Treņas, SM Investments Vice Chair Teresita Sy-Coson, Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia, SM owner Henry Sy Sr. and wife Felicidad Sy, Bishop Vicente Navarra, and rep. Monico Puentevella.The 60,000 square-meter mall sits on a 16-hectare property across Rizal Street, Bacolod City.

Coast Guard probes oil slick in Jordan shore

Sea vessels passing the Guimaras Strait would be investigated by a joint team from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) after an estimated four to five drums of oil were dumped along the waters of Jordan town.


Town execs demand for accounting of oil spill cash, goods

Town officials in Buenavista, Guimaras wants an accounting of all cash donations and goods gathered from local and foreign sources in response to the oil spill here.

IRC inmate mauled

A 35 year-old inmate of the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) was hospitalized and remains in guarded condition following the injuries sustained when attacked inside the jail.

Political Tidbits

Gengos is it!

Rape victim sues priests, nun for kidnapping, obstruction

A 25-year-old woman who earlier accused a priest of rape, filed kidnapping and obstruction of justice charges against a nun and three other priests.


No more fish festival in Guimaras

Presidential Adviser for Western Visayas Rafael Coscolluela confirmed the cancellation of the proposed “fish festival” in the island province of Guimaras. As this developed, the Protection and Indemnity (P&I) Club asked the provincial office of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to return the budget intended for the said activity.

Search for public sector projects on

The Regional Development Council (RDC) will sponsor for the second straight year the search for the Best Public Sector Projects for 2006-2007 in Western Visayas. The search that is a special activity of RDC 6 is the first of its kind conducted by Regional Development Council in the country.

Finance chief in Iloilo for BIR's March 5 tax forum

Finance Secretary Margarito B. Teves will be in Iloilo City on March 5, 2007 to give insights on the importance, objectives and benefits of the government's tax enhancement program.


Estancia as prime mover in economic development in N. Iloilo.
Anything Under the Sun
Vignettes on Iloilo lawmakers (2)
Consumers Domain
People without power
Without the Whitecoat
HPV vaccine… a question of Public Health
Bridging the gap
'Papa Isyo' of Negros
The Cousteau legacy
Health @ Heart
Smoking and cancer


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Getting high in the City

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?


That's news

Rational Insanity

Post heart's day realizations


A dinner with the British Ambassador

UI celebrates 60th Foundation Day, honors 11 Outstanding Alumni

British Ambassador Peter Beckingham was in town last February 10, 2007 to take part in the celebration of the Iloilo Golf and Country Club centenary. In a simple dinner held at the Stammer's residence, H.M Peter Beckingham was warmly welcomed by IGCCI Centenary chair Dr. Noel Binayas, IGCCI vice president Mark Rivera and his better half Maggie Rivera, IGCCI corporate secretary Nonoy Braga, Tournament Director and Centenary co-chair Henry Go and IGCCI director Toti Querubin.


The place of Dueñas in Philippine history

Datu Pulpulan named the island as “Aninipay”, derived from the word “ani” (gather) and “nipay” or hairy vine most abundant in Panay. Datu Pulpulan was an Ati-Mestizo (half-Chinese). His family belonged to illustrious Datus. He was white and taller compared to other Aetas. He has a son named Datu Marikudo. The old authorities of Laglag and Ati officials of Panay believed that Datu Pulpulan was the Chief Datu of all the Aetas in the whole Philippines which at that time they called “Island of the Aetas”, now we called Philippines. The Capital was Simsiman (Old town Laglag) in the “Island of Simsiman” (Aninipay), now called Panay.