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Families of Igbaras tragedy victims still await NDCC's 'promised' financial aid

The surviving families of the victims of the Songsongon overflow tragedy in Igbaras, Iloilo last October 2, 2006 have called on the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) to release the financial assistance it pledged, through the Regional Disaster Coordinating Council (RDCC), last year.

Warning out vs. internet cafes without permits

City Mayor Jerry Treñas yesterday warned internet cafes operating without business permits to comply with Regulation Ordinance 2001-185 otherwise they will be padlocked.

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A rainbow appears over Iloilo City Wednesday morning as seen from the Guimaras Strait.

Treñas cites tanodsí role in peace and order

Mayor Jerry Treñas cited the role of barangay tanods in the maintenance of peace and order.

"We do not have enough police personnel to assign in each barangay so the initiative of the tanods to watch over their respective areas is a great help," a press statement from the City Hall's information office said, quoting what the mayor said during last week's meeting of the Iloilo City Peace and Order Council (ICPOC).

According to the statement, the mayor pointed out that the city's police force works in shifts, and cannot possibly cover each of the city's 180 barangays.


CSC's PASADA rolls out nationwide now

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has dispatched its "undercover" agents to monitor the performance of government frontline services nationwide.

Millions in fraudulent deals, messy records in Passi City

Millions in irregular, illegal and fraudulent government spendings were uncovered by government auditors in Passi City.

Dulay gathers gun enthusiasts today

The Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 holds the Chief Supt. Wilfredo V. Dulay Invitational Shootfest, Level 2 PPSA Sanctioned Pistol/Shotgun Match on August 23-26, 2007. It is in cooperation with the Central Iloilo Practical Shooting Association.

City solid waste management board reconstituted

Wanting to expand the involvement of the private sector in solid waste issues, Mayor Jerry P. Treñas has reconstituted the Iloilo City Solid Waste Management Board (ICSWMB) to include new members.


Scientific community pushes for Guimaras rehab funds immediate release

A representative from the scientific community has urged the immediate release of the P863 million Guimaras rehabilitation fund "to facilitate eventual monitoring of all important aspects, particularly water quality."

Two young professionals join 34th SEA Youth Program

Two young professionals from Western Visayas will represent the Philippines to the 34th Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP) together with 26 other delegates from the various regions of the country.

DOE proposes establishment of mini-hydropower in Aklan

The Department of Energy (DOE) has signified its intention to put up a mini-hydropower plant in the hinterland areas of Libacao, Aklan.

Monitoring of Calajunan creek, affected areas recommended

The City Agriculture Office (CAO) has strongly recommended for a regular monitoring of seepages coming from the Calajunan creek as it could be one of the factors that caused Saturday's fish kill in Iloilo River. As this developed, the CAO attributed the fish kill to "aquatic stratification."


Anything Under the Sun
Art triumvirate of Pavia (2)
Consumers Domain
Illegitimate toxic debt
Without the Whitecoat
Cure all... it is just too much
Bridging the gap
Negros Island during the Spanish period
One World, One Promise
Health @ Heart
14 ways to good health


The Apeiron:
A hopeful's journey in the world of journalism

/ Mary Ann F. Morano

Bona fide TEXT:
Goodbye for now

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

The Iloilo River

/ By Alain Russ Dimzon

Young Voice:
That something

/ By Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Simple joys, ardent hopes

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Picture perfect

/ By Gordon Q. Guillergan

Rational Insanity:
Working for our culture

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Eye Opener:
City barangays should be reduced

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
Life's purpose or propulsion

/ By Paolo Carreon

The 'Filipino Time' Syndrome

/ By Philip S. Chua, M.D.

Equal treatment of students needed

/ By Manoy Teban


Fr. Romulo Pana

Fr. Romulo Pana and the Batch'82: Helping, Serving For The Glory of God

August 14, 2007 is a special day for the people of Lawigan, San Joaquin, Iloilo. 71 kilometers south of Iloilo City, Lawigan is home to the Our Lady of Salvation Parish. It was to be a day of thanksgiving and gratitude for the blessing and the gift of the Lawigan locals in Reverend Father Romulo Pana. A day of celebration in the 25th anniversary of his ordination and the Batch '82 to the priesthood.


Dancing with fire

POI is a form of jugging balls that originated from the Maori people of New Zealand. As the art progressed, the form made use of different media like the tail poi, glow stick poi and the fire poi. The latter is considered as the ultimate performance poi that is made of chain, kevlar blend wicks, sometimes also stuffed on the inside with more absorbing non-melting material such as cotton, that can be soaked in kerosene and set on fire.

----------------------------------------Campus Fashionista 2007

Campus Fashionista 2007 second elimination

Four ladies and three gentlemen were chosen to vie for the Campus Fashionista 2007 title during the search's second elimination held at Robinsons Place Iloilo last Aug. 16, 2007. The winners were Edvi, Psyche, Kay Ann and Gian for the females and Junen, Michael and Peter for the males.


A fantasy wedding fair

The two-day Kasalan III held at Amigo Terrace Hotel was a successful romantic affair highlighted by fashion shows featuring the designs of Iloilo's pride Jaki Peñalosa and Mel Varca and Antique's renowned designers Oscar Alabariz, Jojo Sariaza and Cesar Saru.


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