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WV workers to get P13-41 wage hike

Workers in Western Visayas will receive an increase in the daily minimum wages from P13 to P41 starting next month, according to labor representative Wennie Sancho.

Nonstop rains threaten coastal, flood-prone areas anew

Overnight monsoon rains flooded anew perennial flood-prone areas in the city as tight watch was made on coastal towns of the province yesterday.

Major streets in Iloilo City proper had an unusually slow flow of traffic till early afternoon while long-time areas of concern in various city districts saw residents bracing for the floodwaters.

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Flyover Accident
A. Chris Fernandez
The Infante flyover is not yet operational but a number of vehicular accidents have already occured under the steel structure. Last Wednesday night another car rammed the concrete base of the flyover.

Survey shows tourists speak well of Ilonggo hospitality

Iloilo City and the island-province of Guimaras continue to reap impressive reactions from foreign as well as local tourists. The city is associated with good food, lovely people and Dinagyang festival and Guimaras with mangoes and beautiful beach resorts.

A recent survey conducted by the Asia Pacific Projects Inc. (APPI) showed that aside from food, tourists also looked forward on Ilonggo hospitality which they described as "malambing", sweet loving and friendly.


Intensified drive vs. power pilferage cuts city's power bills

City Mayor Jerry Treñas is expecting some P1.3 million reduction from the city's monthly electrical bills with the continuous operation of the Task Force Boltahe against illegal electrical connections.

2 Presidential Assistants for WV?

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has appointed former Concepcion town mayor Raul Banias as Presidential Assistant for Panay to replace now Sugar Regulator Administration head Rafael "Lito" Coscolluela.

Presence of Koreans an indication of stable peace and order city

The so-called invasion of Korean nationals in the city is an indication of stable peace and order situation here, says Mayor Jerry Treñas.

Treņas reactivates City Investment Incentives Board

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas has reactivated the Iloilo City Investment Incentives Board (ICIIB) through executive order number 44-07 and named the composition of the board.


Capiz barangay tanods receive award

The team of barangay tanods from Barangay Manibad, Mambusao, Capiz received an award for the group category of the search for Outstanding Barangay Tanods in Western Visayas this year.

DENR leads celebration of international coastal clean-up

"Buhayin at Ipaglaban/Malinis na Katubigan ng Bayan" is the battle cry of the International Coastal Clean Up as the celebration is being led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for this year 2007. The annual celebration reminds people from all walks of life on the importance of the coastal areas as natural resource that should be protected, cleaned, and maintained.

PRO 6 welcomes applicants in police service

Contrary to prior announcement, the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 still welcomes applicants to police service. To date, about 500 young professionals have already submitted documentary requirements hoping to qualify in this year's recruitment quota for Western Visayas.


Anything Under the Sun
Art triumvirate of Pavia (2)
Consumers Domain
Why remove Raul's posters?
Without the Whitecoat
Occupational Medicine... Moving On
Bridging the gap
The Vivo Revolt in Aklan
Retrieving Grandmothering
Health @ Heart
Coffee reduces diabetes risk


'Come home Dad'

/ By Brave One

Hemorrhagic dengue fever

/ By Boni L. Lee

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
The truth and the Cardinal

/ By Paolo Carreon

After Erap's conviction at Sandiganbayan, now what?

/ By Rhea B. Peñaflor

Bona fide TEXT:
Heavens and the Earth

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Religion as unifying tool in society

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Eye Opener:
Barangay, SK polls should no longer be postponed

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

The law of attraction

/ By Kathy M. Villalon

Young Voice:
My soggy flat black doll shoes

/ By Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Blessed Assurance:
How to release your burden

/ By Karen Mae Barredo

Rational Insanity:
A talk on creative writing -- Part I

/ By Bryan Mari Argos


IAP's Mega Showroom

IAP's Mega Showroom breaks ground

It is world class and it's going to rise here in Iloilo City. Mayor Jerry P. Trenas has another reason to smile these days. There will be another contributor in real property taxes, so he said. "This will mean more programs for Iloilo City," he added.

----------------------------------------Ludovico Betila Jr

Go Fish: Ludovico Betila Jr. a.k.a. "Jing and his passion for sports fishing"

Fishing has become a popular recreation for many. The primary reward for recreational fishing is not the monetary value of the catch or for food but the challenge of finding a fish and capturing it.


IYO in Concert a success

Last Sept. 2, 2007, Iloilo Youth Orchestra, Inc.(IYO) held its concert with a bang. IYO is a non-stock, non-profit organization duly incorporated by Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) on January 3, 2007. It has the mission of training and developing local musicians, creating performance opportunities for musical artists, promoting collaboration with local artists and encouraging the involvement and support of the local community in the artistic endeavors of the organization.


Miggy's kick

Oscar Miguel "Miggy" Paz is no ordinary kid in your block. He's hyperactive and he excels in taekwondo and football.and swimming. This 11-year-old jin is a student of the Bethany Life Center Academy and son of Irene Paz, a single mom.


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