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Tanods to help in drive vs. 'akyat bahay'

To combat the increasing number of “akyat bahay” robbery cases in the city, the Iloilo City Police Office will be tapping the help of members of the Civilian Volunteers Organization or barangay tanods in conducting foot patrol and monitoring in their respective barangays.

NLRC orders Taiwanese employers to pay dismissed Ilonggo workers over P5.1M

Over P5.1 million in compensation awaits 86 dismissed workers of a Taiwanese businessman involved in deep sea fishing and processing of sea and aqua food products here.

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A.Chris Fernandez
Obviously, this multi-million skywalk fronting Iloilo Central Elementary School and Assumption College in Gen. Luna Street has been rendered useless by placing a pedestrian lane just below it. There's nothing new anyhow as four other similar structures here in the city suffer the same fate.

PNP warns public over suspicious checkpoints

While police checkpoints are important the Philippine National Police (PNP) hierarchy at the same time urges the public to be wary of suspicious-looking checkpoints.

It has called on the public to report to the nearest police station suspicious-looking checkpoints especially during this election period.

PNP Director General Oscar Calderon issued the advice after the PNP recently busted a kidnap-for-ransom gang composed of rogue policemen and civilians preying on foreigners.


Treñas saddened by GO's security threat issue

City Mayor Jerry Treñas would bring to the attention of his peers at the League of Cities in the Philippines (LCP), of which he is president, the fate incurred by Iloilo City when Genuine Opposition (GO) senatorial candidates were supposed to hold their grand rally.

GSIS mess: Where lies the problem?

Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Regional Manager Angela G. Grio supports the implementation of the electronic card better known as “e-card.” She remains unperturbed despite the overwhelming reluctance and protest of the pensioners particularly the teachers, regular flaks from the media and a looming legal test case by at least 23 Ilonggo lawyers.

The 5th Search for 'Ang Batang Lider 2007' is on

The annual search for the Outstanding Student Leaders of Iloilo City for school year 2006-2007 is not on its 5th year. This prestigious search is being spearheaded by H.A.L.I.G.I. Foundation with its founding chairman Councilor Jed Mabilog in cooperation with Mayor Jerry P. Treñas and the Iloilo City Government, the Department of Education-Iloilo City Schools Division, Iloilo City (Host) Lions Club, and ABS-CBN TV-10 Iloilo.

Police Files

Jobless AB English grad jumps to his death in Jalandoni Bridge.


City hosts economic briefing

The government's senior economic members are here today (March 5) to present the government's plans and programs to sustain and strengthen economic growth for this year. Economic outlook for Western Visayas will also be discussed.

DFA mobile passport services translate to P13-M savings

The 19 mobile passport services (MPS) offered by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) here last year translated to more than P13 million in savings for 6,616 passport applicants.

Comelec prohibits giving of donations

From February 13 to May 12, 2007, aspirants for senators and party-list participants are allowed to campaign but giving of donations or gift in cash or in kind is prohibited by the Commission on Election (COMELEC) during the period.


Estancia as prime mover in economic development in N. Iloilo.
Anything Under the Sun
Vignettes on Iloilo lawmakers (3)
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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Spare the city

Rational Insanity

You are what you were


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?


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Making it big at Bigby's

Making it big at Bigby's

If you are in Iloilo City, you must hie off to Bigby’s Café & Restaurant at the Smallville Business Center and order a Titanic Treat. It’s a magic mountain of ice cream scoops—all 40 of them!—with a sinful smattering of chocolate chips, moist chocolate cake, chocolate cookies and whatever fruits are on hand. A glacial treat! “It’s a great way to melt away hot afternoons,” says pretty Joanna Lim-Yu, one of the three 28-year-olds who run this hot, hot restaurant.


An Angkor Adventure

An Angkor AdventureSiem Reap is a charming province of Cambodia and is the seat of what could be the country's most famous landmark, the majestic and awe-inspiring Angkor Wat. It was also the venue of the 4th Angkor Silk Fair and I was invited to present my Fall/Winter 2006 “City” hablon collection and my Spring/Summer 2007 “Triumph of Tradition” jusi and barong collection.