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Robbery on the rise

The series of robbery and hold up incidents in the city has prompted the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) to intensify its saturation drives as well as mobile checkpoints especially at night.

ATOP downs add-on petition to P90

Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) regional director Porfirio Clavel said the taxi operators have yet to file an amendment to their previous petition for an add-on of P150 to the taxi rate in going to the airport.

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A. Chris Fernandez
Work continues in this portion of Brgy. Nabitasan, La Paz, near the Iloilo river, for a road going to the Benigno Aquino Avenue or the Diversion Road. The creation of new roads is one of the priorities of the current administration to decongest traffic in the city.

Roadmap up on Metro Iloilo-Guimaras tourism, infra plan

Clear targets have now been established as tourism strategies and corresponding action plans and infrastructure plans for Metro Iloilo and Guimaras begin to shape.


Guv richest in Capitol at P25M declared worth, provl librarian 'poorest' at P30T

Governor Niel Tupas Sr. is the richest official in the Iloilo Provincial Government while the acting Iloilo Provincial Librarian is "poorest."

Investors invited as power supply improves

The much-improved power supply in the city, occasioned by the recent interconnection by the Panay Electric Company (PECO) with NAPOCOR, has emboldened Mayor Jerry P. Treñas to invite investors to establish presence in Iloilo City.

Com'tee on domestic and foreign relations fit for Tupas, says Peñaredondo

A veteran City Councilor suggested that neophyte Councilor Lex Tupas be put as chair of the committee on domestic and foreign relations being one of the moneyed members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP).

City Council's committee chairmanships up for completion

The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) is expected to complete the chairmanships for its 27 different committees on this Wednesday's regular session. The filling in of the different committees is the council's first agenda in their second session.

Treñas eyes MIWD privatization within the year

City Mayor Jerry Treñas hopes that the city's sole water utility Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) would be privatized within this year.


Chinese journalists visit Boracay

Twelve Chinese journalists arrived in Boracay Island Thursday to promote camaraderie among local media men belonging to the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas and to promote the tourism industry of this resort island.

Nutrition council to hold 'Nutri-fun' Day in Maasin

The Provincial Nutrition Council of Iloilo will hold a "Nutri-Fun" Day on July 17, 2007 at Daja Elementary School in the municipality of Maasin as part of the province's Nutrition Month celebration this year.

CNHS reaps honors

Roxas City -- Capiz National High School (CNHS) headed by Principal IV Narcisa C. Artates earned global renown after one of its alumni Melvyn Carlo Barroa of Class 2007 won a Fourth Grand Award for his study that explored the potential of fish mucus as an antibiotic in this year's Intel-sponsored International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in May at Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.


Anything Under the Sun
Cross and crown of Arevalo
Consumers Domain
Power to the Consumers
Without the Whitecoat
Wala sing guapo
Bridging the gap
Dominant Bisayan values
Immigrants' rays of hope
Health @ Heart
Human Bar Code 2


Rational Insanity:
A few tips on saving the world -- superhero style

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Business ethics

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

SM City Iloilo: Truly a tourism destination

/ By Yehlen J. Camarista

Bona fide TEXT:
Let's talk about LOVE

/ Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Eye Opener:
July 4, 1946, original Philippine Independence Day

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Young Voice:
Student I.D. Number fiasco

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Res Gestae:
Adopted, proud and happy

/ By Francisco B. Lindero, Jr.


Buto't Balat

Craving for Everything Pinoy

Buto’t Balat. Hearing these two words would often cause symptoms of a grumbling stomach, hyperactive taste buds, excessive salivation, and a hungry palate. The name itself simply makes you starve and crave for the gastronomic delights it could offer.

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Segregate that waste!

There are many reasons why we should recycle. According to the Solid Waste Management Association of the Philippines (SWAPP), they are: To save trees, protect wildlife habitat and biodiversity, lower the use of toxic chemicals, help curb global warming, stems the flow of water pollution, reduces the need for landfills, reduces the need for incinerators, creates jobs and promotes economic development, city to profit from selling recyclables and buying recycled products contributes to the demand for more of such.

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Nagarao Island Resort: Having an island to yourself

One unforgettable travel experience this writer had is a stay in Nagarao Island Resort in Guimaras several years back. It is an unspoiled tropical island that spans 10 hectares. Everywhere you look, there is lush greenery. A large portion of the island is home to the oldest mangroves, birds, butterflies and other animals, another part of it boasts of pristine white sand and another part is the Guimaras waters that is rich in unspoiled corals and fishes.

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Cabilauan, New Lucena: a model barangay for ecotourism

Ecotourism is one of the most important tourism programs in the Philippines and is linked to the value we place on indigenous culture and to areas unspoiled by commercial development. The promotion and safeguarding of ecotourism areas is one priority program for it can be a source of income due to its tourist-drawing potentials.


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