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Presence of armed men alarms Carles folk

Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) has yet to validate the reported presence of armed men in Carles town, 147 kilometers from the city.

Guv takes final look of new airport

Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas Sr. yesterday toured the Capitol beat reporters and personnel from the Provincial Information Office (PIO) to the new Iloilo Airport of international standards in Cabatuan-Sta. Barbara area to take a final look on the airport which will be inaugurated this coming June 13, 2007.

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New Iloilo Airport Facade
A. Chris Fernandez
The facade of the new Iloilo Airport's passenger terminal.

Zulueta slams Gonzalez's 'order' not to give chairmanships to opposition councilors

They may have survived every dirty trick in the book employed by acting Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez, Sr. to keep them out of the winning circle in the just-concluded May 14 elections but Iloilo City councilor Perla Zulueta and councilor-elect Nielex Tupas aren't out of the woods yet. Gonzalez's vengeful nature is such that he would stop at nothing to ensure life's a little more difficult for those who don't bow down to his every wish and whim.


Iloilo Capitol saves 25 percent on electricity bills

The Iloilo Provincial Capitol reported about 25 percent decrease in its electrical consumption expenditures compared to its previous electrical billings.

P45M supplemental budget still under study

Mayor Jerry Treñas's request for Supplemental Budget (SB) No. 1 amounting to P45,480,680.34 was referred to the committee on appropriations of the Sangguniang Panlungsod chaired by Councilor Jose Espinosa III.

18 enterprises in WV avail DOST's SET-UP program

Eighteen enterprises in Western Visayas recently availed of the Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program (SET-UP) Innovation System Support of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

Wanted: Ecotourism entrepreneurs in Aklan

Kalibo, Aklan -- Blocks of P50,000 worth of grants to deserving groups or individuals with feasible entrepreneurial/business proposals in eco-tourism sites in the country are at stake with the opening for applicants for GREET -- or Grassroots Entrepreneurs for Ecotourism.


Coastal cruising to open Environment Month on June 5

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR VI) will celebrate the Environment Month in June in a more advocacy stirring action to further stir public's consciousness of the importance of the environment to human survival.

DepEd reiterates no enrollment fees policy in public schools

Collection of school fees is not a prerequisite to enrollment in public elementary and high schools.

CEO eligibility written exams set on June 10

Bacolod City -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) and the Career Executive Service Board (CESB) will conduct the nationwide Written Examination for the Career Executive Officers' (CEO) Eligibility on June 10, 2006.


Anything Under the Sun
Cross and crown of Arevalo
Consumers Domain
Glimmer of Hope
Without the Whitecoat
Patient-centered medical practice
Bridging the gap
Weaponry of the pre-colonial Bisayans
Ang Mga Bagong Bayani in MS Noordam (2)
Health @ Heart
Sex and Diabetes 2


By Order:
PRO 6's tribute to democracy

/ PCSupt. Wilfredo V. Dulay, Sr.

Emergence of the Neo-Nazi culture, children's behavior and hauntings of my past

/ By Ma. Zoe Razel Cadena-Pittracher

A fresh mandate

/ Nelson C. Robles

Young Voice:
Picture takings

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


/ Kathy M. Villalon

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


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.

----------------------------------------Visayas 6 Online Community

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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