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June 15, 2007, Iloilo City, Philippines
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Tension mars new Iloilo Airport's first day

Tension marred the first day of operations of the new Iloilo airport of international standards in Cabatuan town after porters in the old airport insisted in working in the the new facility.

Archie in the Philippines, Jan Michael abroad

If the records of the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) are to be believed, murder suspect Archie Tan is somewhere in the Philippines while brother Jan Michael, also a murder suspect, is abroad.

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Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan
A. Chris Fernandez
Commercial planes have started using the new Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan yesterday. Unlike in the old airport in Mandurriao district passengers need not go down the tarmac then walk to the terminal as airplanes are now attached to the state-of-the-art boarding bridges.

PhilHealth finds 'tsinoy' guilty of fraud

For tampering documents of a PhilHealth claim, one city resident was found guilty of fraud thus fined and suspended from the government's National Health Insurance Program (NHIP).

In a news release, PhilHealth Regional Office 6 identified the claimant as Benjamin Chua of Mabini Street, Iloilo City.


Iloilo eyed as cargo hub of seafood exports

Iloilo is being eyed as a cargo hub especially for seafood exports with the opening of the Iloilo airport of international standard in Cabatuan.

DepEd to establish 35 more library hubs this year

The Department of Education (DepEd) announced that 35 more Library Hubs will be established in various parts of the country to provide students more access to reading and reference materials.

Another roro system up in Guimaras soon

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said that another economic intervention in Guimaras province in the form of another RoRo system would push further its recovery by establishing nautical highway routes to Bacolod City and Iloilo City.


Bacolod City gears for Asian ICT Summit

Bacolod City -- The Bacolod Information Technology (IT) Focus Team created by Mayor Evelio Leonardia is currently preparing notes for the Asian Summit for ICT Leaders on June 27, 2007 in Cebu City.

Capiz revenue officers warn tax evaders

Roxas City -- The government's revenue collection agency is stepping up its campaign to weed out tax evaders.

3rd week of June declared as typhoon/flood awareness week

Presidential Proclamation No. 1296 declared the third week of June 2007 as 'Typhoon and Flood Awareness Week.'


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 beliefs in the unseen world
'United Nations' of MS Noordam (4)
Health @ Heart
Sex and Diabetes 3


Eye Opener:
The passing of a Godly woman

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Cerebral Combustion:
The art of following in the name of religion

/ By Hacel D. Du-Chua

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


Apo Hiking Society

A Trip to Memory Lane: Apo Hiking Society Live in Iloilo

It's a trip to memory lane again when the Apo Hiking Society held a live concert in Iloilo last June 2 at the Centennial Convention Center. The trio, whose career spans more than 30 years, sang all-time favorites like Awit ng Barkada, Batang Bata Ka Pa, Blue Jeans, Di Na Natuto, Doobidoo, Kabilugan ng Buwan, Mahirap Magamahal ng Syota ng Iba, Pumapatak Ang Ulan and Yakap Sa Dilim, among others.

----------------------------------------My father and I

My father and I

Father's Day is fast approaching. Have you already packed a gift for your father? Anyway, I just want to remind you to remember and greet your father when the day arrives. I also want to thank my father for everything that he does for me my entire life. He is really a big part of my life. I'm thankful that he's my side everyday of my life.

---------------------------------------- Save Our Souls

Save Our Souls: SOS children learn to appreciate visual arts

Last May 31, 2007 , kids from the Save Our Souls Children Village have been given a privilege to learn how to paint which was sponsored by the Iloilo Rotary Club. The learning workshop was held at the Museo de Iloilo from May 31 until June 2, 2007. They were accompanied by their village educator Roquita Batogon and their instructor was Norman Posecion, one of the professional artists of Museo de Iloilo.


When Nigel went to town

World class top fashion photographer and very good-looking TV celebrity, Nigel Barker of the AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL fame came to visit Cosmo Manila recently for some series of pep talks about fashion photography for Ayala Malls and to celebrate the marvelous photo shoot he did for Philippine Tatler. The charming lens man shot the beautiful cover and photo spread of Tatler's April issue with our very own Anna Bayle, Asia's and the Philippine's first Supermodel.


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