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Goodbye Mandurriao, Hello Cabatuan

Forty-one passengers bound for Manila will be in the last plane out of the old Iloilo Airport in Mandurriao, Iloilo City while it is all-systems go for the new one in Sta. Barbara-Cabatuan, Iloilo. On board Cebu Pacific's Airbus 319, the last plane out will be Flight 146 set to depart 8:45 tonight.

A look at the new Iloilo Airport

The New Iloilo Airport which will be opened for commercial flights starting tomorrow, June 14, is a modern 188-hectare complex located in the towns of Cabatuan and Sta. Barbara, Iloilo, about 20 kilometers away from the old airport with state-of-the-art facilities. It is designed to handle 1.2 million passengers and 11,500 tons of cargoes per year and can accommodate aircraft as big as Airbus 330 with a seating capacity of 276.

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Plane Landing
A. Chris Fernandez
Children living near the Iloilo Airport in Mandurriao district take a glimpse of an airplane as it lands yesterday afternoon. Starting tomorrow these children will no longer see a similar scene as airlines will already take the new airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo.

LGUs join call for safe release of Nilo, Luing

Local government units in Iloilo have joined the calls for the safe release of abducted activists Ma. Luisa Posa-Dominado and Nilo Arado.

At least three city and municipal councils and a provincial board have separately passed resolutions condemning the abduction of the two victims and the shooting of human rights worker Jose Ely Garachico.


Treñas to attend new airport's inauguration

City mayor Jerry Treñas yesterday denied reports that he is not invited for today's inauguration of the new Iloilo airport of international standard in Sta. Barbara-Cabatuan. He said, he will be around to join President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for the inauguration.

Inaugural ceremony for new set of city officials set on Friday

The inaugural ceremony for the new set of city government officials is set on June 15, 2007 with Department of Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez Sr. as the administering officer. The ceremony will be held at the Iloilo Freedom Grandstand.

PRO 6 and Saviour Int'l Hospital forge MOA

As official representatives of their respective organizations, Chief Supt Wilfredo V. Dulay Sr., Regional Director of Regional Office 6 and Dr. Evangeline C. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer and President of Saviour Internal Hospital (SIH), and Bacolod Our Lady of Mercy Specialty Hospital (BOLMSH), entered into an agreement for all PNP medical referrals.

Iloilo town sees fight vs flooding gaining ground

Barangay heads of the flood-prone communities in the town of Pavia believed that proper, efficient implementation of the Iloilo Flood Control Project (IFCP) and community participation, will make their town flood free in the days to come.


PGMA to turn-over SEA-K seed capital

In the course of the visit of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in Guimaras today, she will turn-over Self-Employment Assistance Kaunlaran seed capital to four associations, composed of victims of the Solar Oil Spill.

Army to plant 1M trees for Guinness

The Philippine Army will attempt to get a world record for a nationwide simultaneous planting of 1million trees for one and a half-hours on June 29.


Anything Under the Sun
Cross and crown of Arevalo
Consumers Domain
Did we benefit from power privatization?
Without the Whitecoat
Practicing within one's specialty
Bridging the gap
Bisayan wedding culture
A slice of Alaska and Canada (3)
Health @ Heart
Sex and Diabetes 3


Gateway to progress

Unusual Channel:
What Iloilo needs

/ Ma. Renette B. Uy

Adoption and safety at the overpass

/ Kathy M. Villalon

Young Voice:
Enrolling with pink folders

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

From The Inbox:
Civilian cooperation

Rational Insanity:
Hitting the road

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Time to move on

/ Nelson C. Robles


New Iloilo Airport

Photographic Society of Iloilo documents the new Iloilo Airport

Say it through pictures. The Photographic Society of Iloilo documented the different facilities of the new Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan, which is set to open today, June 13.

----------------------------------------The Martians

The Martians rock!

Rock music is a diverse and popular music accompanied by guitar, drums, bass and keyboards and usually revolves around the electric guitar. This music genre started in the 1950s and as the years passed, diverse kinds of rock evolved, like rock and roll, folk rock and heavy metal, among others.


Santacruzan sa Flores de Mayo

On May 31, 2007, the Iloilo City government and Leganes, Oton, Pavia, San Miguel, Sta. Barbara and Guimaras of Metro Iloilo and Guimaras (MIGEDC) held the Santacruzan sa Flores de Mayo. This is a traditional and historical event combined with a fashion show at the Fountain Area, Robinson's Place Iloilo.

----------------------------------------Mang Peryo

Only a dad

Father's Day falls on the third Sunday of June. The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909.


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