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Admin party wants Rolex vs. Niel

Top Ilonggo leaders of the ruling Lakas party made an offer to opposition leader Congressman Rolex Suplico of Iloilo's Fifth District to be the administration's bet for Iloilo governor. As such, the choice is now between Suplico and Vice Governor Roberto Armada in what appeared to be a longtime plan hatched in Metro Manila.

POEA list of licensed recruitment agencies bares only 41 in city

A week after the regional office of the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency warned the public against illegal recruiters, a shortlist of licensed recruitment agencies has now been made.

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River reclemation
A.Chris Fernandez
Almost half of this portion of the Iloilo River has been reclaimed to give way for the construction of a new bridge in Tabucan, Mandurriao. The move however caused fears among nearby residents as they believe it could result to flooding when rainy season comes.

Effects of river reclamation feared

Fishpond operators and nearby residents have raised concern on the possible effects of the reclamation made by the China-International Water and Electrical Corporation at the vicinity of the Carpenters Bridge in Brgy. Tabucan, Mandurriao. The reclamation affects the river channel connecting Lapaz-Molo-Arevalo districts.


Jaro district has biggest number of registered voters

The district of Jaro has the biggest number of registered voters as reflected in the records of the City Commission on Elections (Comelec). The district which is composed of 42 barangays has a total of 53,816 voters.

Dulay warns cops against NPA hitmen

Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 Director Chief Supt. Wilfredo V. Dulay Sr. called on all policemen in the region to be always on guard against rebel insurgents lurking in their places of duty.

POEA re-opens EPS Korea registration

The registration for Employment Permit System for those who want to work in Korea has been re-opened, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) based here in this city.


Roxas City exec backs Treņas

Apart from the different resolutions issued by various organizations, the city government of Roxas through its local chief executive had attested to the peace and order of Iloilo City. Roxas City is the first city to sympathize with Iloilo City after its peace and order situation was placed in question following the cancellation of the Genuine Opposition (GO) grand rally in Iloilo City last February 28.

Antique slates March 13 public hearing on add'l energy charges

San Jose, Antique -- The Antique Electric Cooperative (Anteco) has announced that on March 13, 2007, a Transmission Corporation team from Manila will come to Antique to help the office explain comprehensively the proposed increase in energy charges to its member-consumers.

Operation Smile Int'l helps more than 700 indigent patients

Bacolod City -- More than 700 indigent patients with cleft lip and cleft palate deformities from different parts of Negros Occidental, Western Visayas, Davao and Cebu availed of free reconstructive surgery services of volunteer-doctors of Operation Smile International recently.

Over 1,000 businesses invest in Capiz for 2006

Roxas City -- About 1,053 businesses infusing a P957 - million fresh investment in the province have been registered by the Consumer Welfare and Regulation Division of the Department of Trade Industry (DTI) provincial office here for the year 2006.


Barkers on the loose
Anything Under the Sun
Demographic movement in West Visayas (2)
Consumers Domain
People without power
Without the Whitecoat
HPV vaccine… a question of Public Health
Bridging the gap
Birdin: Almost forgotten folk hero of central Panay
South Carolinians celebrate People Power Day
Health @ Heart
Smoking and cancer


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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


His Life Ministries Iloilo: Changing mindsets with Freedom! Festival

Freedom Festival

"We usually define freedom as doing what we want, something that is devoid of restrictions. But real freedom is our ability to say NO. Neither religion nor habits can give us that kind of freedom. There is this one person who can set us all free and this person is God," explains Pastor Glenn Arellano, senior pastor of His Life Ministries Iloilo, during a press conference at the Chino's Asian Restaurant and Grille last March 8, 2007.


A double celebration for the Prince

Mandy Salcedo

Iloilo's Prince of Fashion, Mandy Salcedo, celebrated his birthday with a bang with the opening of his new eponymous atelier at E. Lopez Street corner San Vicente, Jaro Iloilo City last February 9, 2007. The nostalgic night started with a cocktail party at 6:00 pm and was followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony done by Hon. Jed Mabilog, Liberty Valderama, Susan Wang, Susie Facultad, Linda Hoblitzel, Mafelou Agriam and Tweety Tupas-Balleza.