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The wait is over Capitol power substation to switch on March 12

If plans don't miscarry the capitol's multi-million power substation which has become idle for two years will already be operational by March 12.

Economic managers assure Guimaras oil spill fund won't fall on pols' hands

One of the economic managers of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo assured that the oil spill fund for the island province of Guimaras will not be used for election purposes just like the fertilizer fund. Out of the P800 million budget for the rehabilitation of the island province of Guimaras, the government has already released P199 million since last year.

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ISO training
A.Chris Fernandez
A rookie policeman takes part in the training conducted by the Special Weapons and Tactics team from the Philippine National Police headquarters held at Camp Delgado in Iloilo City recently. The training focused on the improvement of the PNP's role on internal security operations.

More prison bars for IRC--probe body

From horizontal prison bars, the addition of vertical bars is eyed as one of the ultimate solution to prevent future escapes of inmates in the multi-million Iloilo Rehabilitation Center.


Teener arrested in Cabatuan rape-slay of 11 yr old

Shock and grief reigns in a small hinterland village in Cabatuan, Iloilo following yesterday's (Tuesday) discovery of the body of an 11 year-old girl apparently a victim of rape and homicide.

City receives donations from private sector

The city government recently received donations from various individuals who vowed to help the city in its peace-keeping and other developmental programs.

Gov't mulls Investment Ombudsman

Trade and Industry Secretary Peter Favila said the government is set to create what they call as “Investment Ombudsman” to take care on the problems of the investors and cut the red tape in local government units.

DBM to impose no performance, no release policy in govt offices

Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Rolando Andaya Jr, said they will institute reforms in the spending capability of government funds by implementing the "no performance, no release" of funds in the different branches of government service.


Town mayor almost lost temper against erring driver

Political season could change the attitude of the politicians, they can control their emotions and temper in unprecedented events. They were like sheeps, they become meek and gentle. Take the case of Banate Mayor Carlos Cabangal Jr. He almost lost his temper when a driver of Ceres bus liner made an overtake on his service vehicle Sunday afternoon in his hometown.

Ombudsman lectures to barangay captains

After talking to hundreds of public school teachers, barangay officials and employees of Tigbauan, Guimbal and Miagao on Tuesday morning, February 27, on public accountability, the indefatigable OIC Deputy Ombudsman for Visayas Virginia P. Santiago motored back to Iloilo City where she lectured to more than 360 barangay officials assembled at the Division of Iloilo City Schools Auditorium on Gen. Luna Street in the afternoon of the same day.

DA turn-over P1.8 M RSL center

The Department of Agriculture turned-over recently the Resource Services and Livelihood center worth P1.8 million pesos to the municipal government of Pres. Roxas, Capiz.

Farmers learn palaycheck system

Sixteen farmers from Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo learned recently the palaycheck system demonstrated on the farm of Engr. Anecito Barrido.


Barkers on the loose
Anything Under the Sun
Demographic movement in West Visayas (1)
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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About the yearbook


Cerebral Combustion

Men strike back

Unusual Channel

A statement of denial

Spare the city

Rational Insanity

You are what you were


Getting high in the City

The accidental tourist

Eye Opener

Will U.S. allow Israel to bomb Iran?

Immigration Connection

Fallen dream


Passi City all set for the 9th Pintados de Pasi Festival

9th Pintados de Pasi Festival

Some festivals in the province of Iloilo have either come back from near extinction or have evolved. And because of this, efforts have been undertaken by the community to breathe life into these cultural presentations that form part of a larger program of the tourism initiatives of the province to fully claim the title as the festival capital of the region, and to promote Ilonggo culture through the revival and preservation of traditional music and dances.


A dinner for the Spanish-Filipino cultural heritage

Spanish-Filipino cultural heritage

An intimate dinner reception was tendered by Iloilo Museo Trustee, Zafiro Ledesma, at his elegant and well-preserved old world home recently, to visiting guests from Manila led by Madame Rebecca Amoranto Gomez de Liano, wife to the President of Fundacion Beneficia and the Casino Espanol de Manila, Mr. Victorino "Ino" Manalo, Director of Metropolitan Museum of Manila and Consultant of the Ayala Foundation for Cultural Tourism Program and Senor Chaco Molina, Director for Fondacion Santiago (a not for profit society helping in promoting and sustaining historical awareness among Filipinos.)