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Jealous pa stabs to death own toddlers, seriously wounds wife

Two innocent daughters aged one and three of a young couple in Estancia, Iloilo fell victims to a family massacre with no less than the father as the enraged killer. The girls' mother remains hospitalized as she hangs on to dear life with medical update placing her to be in critical condition.

Tupas asks Ombudsman and CHR to release result of 'Capitol assault' probe

Fresh from a proclamation for a new term in office, Iloilo Gov. Niel Tupas Sr. has called on the Ombudsman and the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to release the results of separate investigations conducted on the January 17 armed assault on the provincial capitol.

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A. Chris Fernandez
A mother guides her daughter while enrolling at a university in the city.

Sporadic brownouts hit Boracay

Boracay Island, Aklan--This island is suffering from intermittent power interruptions and fluctuations after submarine power cables were damaged by vessels docking at the shoreline in the past few months.

While the power interruptions have not seriously affected the operation of resorts because most are equipped with power generators, business owners are calling for government attention to the problem to prevent long-term damage to the country's prime tourist destination.


Mall issues guidelines for city hall employees

The Robinsons Place management has issued several guidelines to Iloilo City Hall employees who are now occupying the third floor of the mall. One of them is for the city employees to secure a Tenant Pass from the mall's Security and Safety Department.

Hilmarcs not favored to construct new city hall--Treñas

Mayor Jerry Treñas debunked claims that the city government's Bids and Awards Committee is favoring Hilmarcs Construction Corporation to be the contractor in the construction of the multi-million new City Hall building.

Cops' clothing allowance raised

Good news to all members of the Philippines National Police! Pursuant to National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Resolution No. 2007-182, which amended Item Nos. 17 and 18 of NAPOLCOM Resolution Nr 96-093, the police will now receive an increase on their clothing allowance effective the second quarter of this year.

Dirty SP offices criticized

Vice Mayor-elect Jed Patrick Mabilog has a lot of things to do when he assumes office comes July 2, 2007.


245 WV students are DOST scholars

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the region will support 245 incoming first year college students this coming school opening.

RP observes May 31 as 'World No Tobacco Day'

Tobacco continues to be a leading global killer.

Regional officials conduct review classes for CESO examinees

Bacolod City -- The Regional Association of Career Executives (RACE) will be holding review classes for the Third Level Eligibility or the Career Executive Service Officer Examinations scheduled on June 10, 2007.

DA Gulayan ng Masa program assists 2,134 households

The Department of Agriculture (DA) Gulayan ng Masa program has assisted 2,372 households in establishing backyard and communal gardens in the province of Antique.


Anything Under the Sun
Cross and crown of Arevalo
Consumers Domain
Glimmer of Hope
Without the Whitecoat
Hospitals going on strike
Bridging the gap
Iznart Street, the 'hardware center' of Iloilo City
The Filipinos in MS Noordam
Health @ Heart
Sex and Diabetes


Young Voice:
Picture takings

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


/ Kathy M. Villalon

Election aftermath

/ Nelson C. Robles

Res Gestae:
In need of miracles!

/ Francisco B. Lindero, Jr.

Rational Insanity:
Ironic trash

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Ilonggo hospitality and Fiesta in the City

/ Yehlen J. Camarista

Cerebral Combustion:
I am losing my Religion

/ Hacel D. Du-Chua

Zulueta, the 'King,' and Lowney

/ Engr. Herman Lagon


Em Capalla

Em Capalla singing with the stars

Iloilo's songbird, Em Capalla, continues to make music as she prepares her entry for the national music industry. This 25-year-old vocalist of the famous Polym and Outer Heaven bands said that she has left her work as medical representative in order to devote time to singing.

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Mel Varca celebrates her success

It was a double celebration for veteran fashion designer Mel Varca last May 15. She celebrated her birthday and her 20 years in the fashion industry. This was attended by family and friends who donned different costumes to give the party a twist. Those who came were a beauty queen, the Devil himself, Egyptian queen, war veteran, Imelda Marcos, the Devil who wears Prada, friends in their 70s attire, a beggar, butterfly and campers, among others.

----------------------------------------Mandy Salcedo Summer Collection

Sweet. Sheer. Surreal

Mandy Salcedo introduced his summer collection recently in a fashion show entitled “Sweet, sheer and surreal,” which was hosted by Jay Garovillo and sponsored by Robinsons Place Iloilo, Pahinar Beauty Salon and Oriental Work.

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United Through the Web: Visayas 6 Online Community officially launched

THE Internet is indeed a very powerful tool in bringing people together. Like in the case of the members of the Visayas 6 Online Community. The Internet has brought closer people from Western Visayas who are now scattered around the globe through chatting, member support and social work.


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