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Ombudsman wants update on CEO case

The Ombudsman Visayas has asked City Councilor Jed Patrick Mabilog for an update on the investigation conducted by the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) relative to the alleged anomalies at the City Engineer's Office (CEO) as exposed by former CEO employee Ricardo Gumabong last year.

Killers of Chinese bizman still unknown

Police are still looking for three suspects who killed a Chinese businessman on his way home Saturday night.

Thirty-five year old Zhigang Zhang, owner of a store in downtown Iloilo, was gunned down by three motorcycle-riding suspects around 8:45 p.m. Saturday inside his car.

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Child Laborer
A. Chris Fernandez
Schooldays are back starting today but not for these children who, at very young age, are working as porters at the Ortiz wharf.

Officials' row hangs Antique proclamation

Opposing camps in the Province of Antique identified with Lone District Congressman Exequiel Javier and Governor Sally Zaldivar-Perez continue to battle it out before the Provincial Board of Canvassers.


Defeated mayoral bet asks court to nullify poll results in Antique town

A defeated mayoral candidate in Antique has asked a local court to nullify the results of elections for mayor for alleged partisan activities and intimidation of around 150 soldiers deployed in their town during the election period.

US consul to check city's delegation to Texas festival

The Iloilo City delegation, composed of 22 individuals, who are set to take part in the 36th Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas and Minneapolis, Minnesota tries their luck today (Monday) as they face one of the consuls for an interview at the United States Embassy for their US visas. The Department of Tourism national office released P500,000 to the delegation.

DENR moves to protect coastal areas and seas

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region VI is now stepping up the implementation of Environmental Laws for coastal areas and seas through a collaborative effort with concerned government agencies.

ICPO police force augmented

Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 ordered the deployment of around 100 policemen to the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) to prevent criminals from taking advantage of the opening of classes today.


Bulabog Puti-an National Park hosts GLOBE field day

The Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) participants visited Bulabog Putian National Park in Dingle, Iloilo recently. The Park was chosen for field study during the GLOBE Asia Pacific Train the Trainee Workshop hosted by the Philippine Science High School.

Feeding program to improve children's nutritional status

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Esperanza I. Cabral expects the Supplemental Feeding Program will help improve the nutritional status of school children in the country.

NN, Montenegro forge alliance

Two leading shipping companies sign an agreement to give traveling passengers from Panay and Negros to Cuyo and Puerto Princesa in Palawan and vice versa an economical, safe and reliable inter-island shipping services starting this month.


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


Rational Insanity:
Reinventing inventions

/ Bryan Mari Argos

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.

Ilonggo hospitality and Fiesta in the City

/ Yehlen J. Camarista

Cerebral Combustion:
I am losing my Religion

/ Hacel D. Du-Chua


UPV Main Building

The UPV Main Building, Iloilo City Campus

In 1929, Sra. Juliana Melliza donated a portion of her property in Molo, Iloilo to be used as the site of the future city hall of Iloilo. This was located about two kilometers from the original heart of the municipality of Iloilo which was near San Jose church and Plaza Libertad. With this intended site for Iloilo's City Hall, Juan Arellano (then supervising Architect of the Bureau of Public Works) designed a grand building along with a new urban plan for this burgeoning provincial center.


SFSD holds summer recital

Children of different ages love to dance, whether it's bopping around the living room, running around the kitchen with twists on their buttocks, or doing pirouettes across a recital stage. Children just love to dance.

----------------------------------------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.

----------------------------------------Mel Varca

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.


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