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SP judgment on P350M Veterans Bank loan nears

Give it another week and it would be judgment day for the P350 million planned loan of the Iloilo Provincial Government. Or so at least at the Legislative Department as members of the 9th Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) reaches the final days of evaluation and validation.

Kin of missing activists welcome SC rules on writ of amparo

The families of two abducted Iloilo activists have welcomed the Supreme Court's issuance of rules for the writ of amparo.

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Infante Flyover
The official opening for public use of the Infante Flyover was again moved to October after workers failed to finish its approaches due to atormy weather last week.

500 city residents finish skills training

Around 500 individuals yesterday received certificates of graduation for technical and short courses from the Technological Institute of Iloilo City (TIIC), Bo. Obrero campus.

Mayor Jerry Treñas said with the skills acquired by the graduates from the training they can already start their own business.

"The skills they acquired could not be taken away from them and it will help them a lot," said Treñas.


Motorists decry bridge's deplorable condition

Motorists have decried the deplorable condition of the old Carpenters Bridge in Tabucan, Mandurriao.

The Carpenters Bridge which links Molo and Mandurriao district is full of potholes which cause inconvenience to vehicles passing the area.

Skal International Iloilo chapter underway

Skal, the only international organization that brings together all sectors of the travel and tourism industry, is on its way to having an Iloilo Chapter.

Additional fund needed for Sooc drainage system

The city government needs another P1.2 million to address the drainage problem in Sooc, Mandurriao after some changes were made in the project design. The amount is on top of the P1.2 million previously allotted for the construction of the drainage system.

LTFRB to strengthen campaign against franchise violators

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will soon create its own Enforcement Team that will run against all franchise violators.


OWWA's 'Search for Model OFW Family of the Year'ongoing

The search is on for the 'Model Overseas Filipino Worker Family of the Year' in Western Visayas, according to Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) officer in charge James Mendiola.

Capiz remains brontispa-free

Roxas City -- The province's coconut trees and ornamental palms remain free from infestation of brontispa longissima that has invaded the Panay Island recently.

DOLE urges joint efforts vs illegal recruitment

Department of Labor and Employment VI (DOLE VI) Assistant Regional Director Crispin Dannug stressed the importance of close partnership between local government units, government agencies and other concerned in the fight against illegal recruitment.


Anything Under the Sun
Ilongga suffragettes
Consumers Domain
Suspension of NBN project not enough
Without the Whitecoat
Occupational Medicine... Moving On
Bridging the gap
Early banking and finance in Iloilo
Poetry: beyond classroom memorization
Health @ Heart
Coffee reduces diabetes risk


The shelved National Broadband Project

/ By Chef Palocci

A triumph of justice and the rule of law?

/ By Perfecto R. Yasay Jr.

Being Estrada'd

/ By Luis V. Teodoro

'Come home Dad'

/ By Brave One

Hemorrhagic dengue fever

/ By Boni L. Lee

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
I write because…

/ By Paolo Carreon

After Erap's conviction at Sandiganbayan, now what?

/ By Rhea B. Peñaflor

Bona fide TEXT:
Early visita iglesia

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Chastity education vs. sex education

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Eye Opener:
Indefinite suspension of ZTE project

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Treasures at the end of the rainbow

/ By Kathy M. Villalon

Young Voice:

/ By Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Blessed Assurance:
How to release your burden

/ By Karen Mae Barredo

Rational Insanity:
Two poems

/ By Bryan Mari Argos


The Royal Eagles and the Guardian Brotherhood, Inc.

The Royal Eagles and the Guardian Brotherhood, Inc.

An eagle, as it takes flight, is determined on its goal. That's why among the birds, it's considered as the king of the sky. Just like the unwavering commitment of the Royal Eagles Rescue Volunteer Brigade, Inc. on their goal to serve the community through volunteerism.

---------------------------------------- The Belfry, an Iloilo landmark

The Belfry, an Iloilo landmark

The belfry, campanario, or belltower is a given fixture of every Catholic church. It houses the bells, which basically toll the hours, call the people to mass, and announce important events.


---------------------------------------- Lapida season once more

Lapida season once more

The hammer and chisel have started to make music again. This morning, as the Miagao jeepney I took slowed down near Oton plaza hoping to pick up more passengers, I noticed a familiar sound–a pleasant kind of hammering. Ah, lapida makers. The season has arrived.

---------------------------------------- The Four Dragon Food Express opening

The Four Dragon Food Express opening

The Dragon is one of the most powerful and lucky signs of the Chinese zodiac because of its fiery energy. Imagine when you combine four dragons together. You come up with a powerful team of success and power. Purr's referring to Marcelino Florete Jr., Rudy Tiu, Alfonso Tan and Romeo Go, who joined forces to come up with another restaurant that everybody will truly love.



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