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Officer behind Capitol siege is new IPPO head

He is against the appointment of Senior Supt. Melvin Mongcal as the new director of the Iloilo Provincial Police Office but Governor Niel Tupas Sr. respects the decision of the Philippine National Police hierarchy and the Commission on Elections.

Tubungan SKs seek intervention on 'missing' prexy

Sangguniang Kabataan presidents of barangays in the Municipality of Tubungan, Iloilo are now calling for intervention on the recurring absences of the town's SK Federation president.

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Gallons of water
TNT File
A man pushes a cart filled with gallons of water he fetched from a nearby water station. The Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) has started regulating water distribution in its service areas after water level in its reservior n Sta. Barbara has lowered down with the onset of the summer season.

Solar 1 wreck site now off limits to ships

Ships will no longer be allowed to pass in the vicinity of the wreck site of Solar 1 off the coast of Guimaras, the Philippine Coast Guard ordered.

The PCG also created a Special Task Force (STF) dealing with the offloading operations on the sunken oil tanker.


Police chiefs told to prevent election-related violence

Police units in the region were told initiate measures to prevent or minimize violence related to this year's political exercise.

Senatorial candidate unfazed by Boracay hate campaign

Administration senatorial candidate Michael Defensor is unfazed with the campaign of a group of resort owners in Boracay not to vote for him.

'We submit to any Comelec decision,' Mosqueda says as 'peace talk' hangs in Estancia

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will pursue a peace covenant in the Municipality of Estancia as the mayorship remains hotly contested even before any formal filing of candidacy is made.

DTI urges city to streamlining business registration processes

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) provincial director Diosdado Cadena yesterday stressed the importance of simplifying and streamlining the documentation of business registrations, commonly known as mayor's permit, in the city of Iloilo.

2 Iloilo schools selected to conduct special review for nurses

Two nursing schools here in the city have been selected to conduct Special Review Classes for nurses licensed under the June 2006 Nursing Licensure Examination (NLE) who want to participate in the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) initiated special voluntary re-take examination set on June 11, 2007.

Man hangs self in despair

A 28 year-old man took his own life and committed suicide yesterday morning after days of earlier planning.


DOT expects rise in tourist arrivals in Boracay this Holy Week

Boracay Island in Aklan which is known for its white sand is still the place to beat this summer.

POEA sets registration for Korean language test starting April 2

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration 6 (POEA 6) has announced recently that the registration period for the 5th Employment Permit System (EPS) Korean Language Test (KLT) is scheduled on April 2, 3 and 10 to 20, 2007.

'Bigasan sa Parokya' sets up 13 outlets in Negros Occidental

Bacolod City -- The "Bigasan sa Parokya" (BSP) in Negros Occ. now has 13 outlets in the three diocese of the province.

DA to establish national cold chain

In order to extend freshness and shelf life of perishable products, the Department of Agriculture will establish a national cold chain which will link key production areas to key service areas such highly urbanized cities and tourist spots.


'Let's plant Pichay in the Senate'
Anything Under the Sun
Priest-soldiers of Panay
Consumers Domain
Poverty line
Without the Whitecoat
Dealing with the dying in the medical residency training
Bridging the gap
The Babaylan-led revolt in Igbaong, Antique
"Makibaka! Huwag Matakot!"
Keeping it Simple
Health @ Heart
Smoking and cancer


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Police visibility

Eye Opener

Corruption in the country

Rational Insanity

Literary criticism -- a painful route to literary excellence

Res Gestae

Wednesday the 17th


God, Gengos and Gonzalez

On perseverance, hard work and fiscal discipline... (Part 2)

Getting out of the dark pit

Cerebral Combustion

How to share in your wife's pregnancy

Unusual Channel

To 'live in' or not to 'live in'


Good food, great dining experience @ Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street

A welcome addition to the growing bistros, cafes and resto-bars in Iloilo City is this seemingly unassuming restaurant at the heart of Smallville Complex along Diversion Road.

The place is called BOURBON STREET inspired by that where-real-fun-never-ends strip of the State of New Orleans in the United States.


Kabayan Hotel: Providing a home for Filipinos from abroad and the provinces

Kabayan Hotel

Senyong is a successful businessman. After receiving his Accounting degree from a university in the province, he worked as an accountant in a trading firm.

When he got married and raised three children, he decided to put up his own business. His determination and hard work led to success, that is why he had to travel to Manila often.