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Treņas barred from giving aid to needy

This could be a very unwelcome news for the city's indigents.

Mayor Jerry Treņas is being prohibited by the Commission on Election (Comelec) from giving dole outs to poor people who usually come to his office for help.

Fallen soldier a great loss to govt's battle vs insurgents

It would have been one routinary combat patrol for Private First Class (PFC) Norly Camilon, one of the bravest soldiers of Charlie Company 47th IB of the 3rd Infantry Division.

Responding to an earlier call for help by the locals who were alarmed with sightings of armed men in Barangay Sagcop, Lambunao, Iloilo, PFC Camilon was with comrades, most of whom he spent time with in Mindanao.

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Various species of magroves grow along the bank of the Iloilo River. It is however feared that the mangroves could be affected by the ongoing floodway project.

Floodway project endangers mangrove plantations in Iloilo River

City Agriculturist Gil Parreñas fears that mangroves growing at the bank of the Iloilo River may be affected by the ongoing Iloilo Flood Control Project.


PHO sounds alarm vs. filariasis

Health and local officials here have alerted residents against the possible spread of the mosquito-borne disease filariasis.

Bomb scare disrupts hospital operation

Police and bomb experts with bomb-sniffing K-9 dogs responded yesterday to a call for help by the management of the St. Paul's Hospital, General Luna Street, Iloilo City.

Barangay Food Terminal to rise in city

Barangay San Jose of this city is now listed among the possible sites for the establishment of a Barangay Food Terminal here in Iloilo City.

Liberiaga to retire from politics?

City Councilor Erlinda Liberiaga reportedly withdrew her political plans this coming May polls.

Iloilo Watershed Management Council to hold stakeholders' assembly

The Iloilo Watershed Management Council (IWMC) is holding a Stakeholders' Assembly, on March 29, at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol Conference Room, from 1:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon.


Vessel recovering oil from Solar I's two tanks

Sonsub vessel Allied Shield has started recovering oil from the two tanks of sunken tanker MT Solar I.

Army official bares 'package-deal' extort scheme of CPP-NPA

From 'regular' extortion letters offering permits to campaign, the top hierarchy of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) has now come up with an 'improved' version and grander offer to candidates in the forthcoming elections.

Negros Occidental sets Gawad Saka 2007 competition

Bacolod City -- Two animal raisers in Negros Occidental are vying for the Gawad Saka for 2007 regional competition.


'Let's plant Pichay in the Senate'
Anything Under the Sun
On character change (1)
Consumers Domain
Elections -- The Grand Trapo Show
Without the Whitecoat
Dealing with the dying in the medical residency training
Bridging the gap
Montor: Notorious outlaw or revolutionary hero?
Jacksonville on my mind
Keeping it Simple
Health @ Heart
Testing the Heart


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Unusual Channel

300 greek gods and villas

Cerebral Combustion

It's a Girl!

Eye Opener

Stealing people's money


Walk the talk

Hole of Justice

The thin red-line


City politics at a glance

Rational Insanity

Boracay in my mind


Thesis Writing: Sailing and Wailings


Advocacy Statement


Good food, great people and Chevrolet


SLEEK cars by Chevrolet lined up in front of Maki Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar when Chevrolet, headed by Peter, Carol and Andrew Po hosted a sumptuous dinner for some selected guests recently.

Guests were treated to a view of the awesome features of Chevrolet Aveo 1.5L, Aveo Sedan, Spark, Suburban, Optra and the new 2006 Trailblazer EXT.


Bantayan Festival
A historic adventure in Guimbal

Bantayan Festival

THERE is no better way to get to know the people of Guimbal than through their Bantayan Festival. It is the moment when the community strives to put on a splendid cultural presentation, not only for themselves but also for those who came from afar to admire and enjoy.