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Anti-coal groups haul Treñas to Ombudsman

Environmental groups and anti-coal plant advocates yesterday filed criminal and administrative charges against Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas for going on a trip to Taiwan sponsored by a company proposing the construction of a coal-fired plant in the city.

Concepcion teener is latest rabies victim

A 15 year-old high school student of Concepcion, Iloilo succumbed to the deadly rabies of a stray dog and became the latest fatality on record in the Province of Iloilo.

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Kids Playing
A. Chis Fernandez
Fun is etched on the faces of this two kids gleefully playing on a boat docking at Muelle Loney wharf.

AFP bares planned hit on 5 brgy. captains

Lives of at least five barangay captains in the Province of Iloilo are reportedly in danger following intelligence reports of planned assassinations.

The "sample" hit job was supposedly Tuesday's daring broad daylight killing in Janiuay, Iloilo.  Dead on the spot was Barangay Kipot village chief, Gerry Colaha who was shot at close range by two male shooters in their teens.


DPWH 6 to take over completion of Infante flyover

The regional office of Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will undertake the completion of the P400 million Infante flyover.

Drivers end strike

Instead of bowing down to pressure, City Mayor Jerry Treñas called on drivers of public utility jeepneys (PUJs) belonging to towns under the defunct Metro Iloilo Development Council (MIDC) to bear the inconvenience as what the city is doing is for the good of the general public.

Megaworld pays city P9 M transfer tax

City Mayor Jerry Treñas has all the reasons to smile after Megaworld Corporation yesterday paid the P9 million transfer tax to the City Treasurers Office (CTO) for the 54-hectare old Iloilo airport. The payment could help in the city's current financial state.

City drivers back traffic experiment

Drivers associations belonging to the city loop routes expressed full support to the 30-day traffic experimentation being implemented by the city government.


PGMA pushes expansion of Botika ng Barangay outlets

Roxas City -- President Gloria Mcapagal-Arroyo wants more community-based drugstores in 2008 that will sell quality but affordable medicines as part of her efforts to make the gains made under her administration trickle down to the grassroots.

Aklan town cited most outstanding municipality in Western Visayas

Kalibo, Aklan -- For implementing innovative projects and services in support of the nutrition programs of the government, the town of Nabas, located in the western part of Aklan was adjudged as Region 6'S Outstanding Municipality during the 18th Nutrition Congress held recently at the Grand Hotel in Iloilo City.

San Jose police station is West Visayas' most citizen-friendly

San Jose, Antique -- Psinsp Gilbert T Gorero and the men and women of the San Jose Municipal Police Station was recently awarded as the Most Citizen-Friendly Municipal Police Station for 2007 in the whole of Western Visayas last September 7, 2007 at Iloilo City during the Culminating Program of the Crime Prevention Week celebration.

Bacolod inmates get books

Bacolod City -- The Masters in Public Administration class of the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College - Talisay Campus, turned over books to Bacolod City Jail-Female Section in Brgy. Handumanan recently.


Anything Under the Sun
World's greatest naval battle started off Panay
Consumers Domain
Gloria's 7 Social Sins
Without the Whitecoat
Taking hypertension for granted
Bridging the gap
Roads and bridges in Iloilo during the American rule
Be the change you wish…
Health @ Heart
Scary data on smoking risks


Bull's Eye:
Scandalous revelations


By Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz

Servant Leadership

/By Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno, Supreme Court

More important things than NBN

/By Philip S. Chua, M.D.

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
Let me talk about…

/ By Paolo Carreon

Dark night of the soul

/ By Rhea B. Peñaflor

Bona fide TEXT:
Pieces of wisdom

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

The saint of the ordinary

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Eye Opener:
Choose God-fearing Barangay and SK officials

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Looking back in time

/ By Kathy M. Villalon

Young Voice:
Diary of an unfortunate fetus

/ By Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Blessed Assurance:
Only one way

/ By Karen Mae Barredo

Rational Insanity:
The binalaybay

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Etiquette in restaurant dining

/ By Miner del Mundo


SJS Inauguration

SJS’ Our Lady of Lourdes Building inaugurated

Due to the need to provide quality education to its clientele and to expand its educational scope, St. Joseph School (Iloilo), Inc. inaugurated its Our Lady of Lourdes Building last Sept. 22, 2007.

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It all started with pickles

For Mara Posecion and her establishment called Mixes, it all started with pickles, specifically, ampalaya. Posecion, a food technologist whose forte is into pickling, jam and jellies, loves to work with fruits and vegetables. She would go to the wet market and buy items that other people ignored. Then, she would create something out of those.


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Rizza June Java

Rizza June Java is certainly in class A herself. "Riz", as her friends fondly call her, is soft-spoken, modest almost to a fault, and un-poetically sweet, sometimes mistaken as snob, "maldita", unapproachable and "suplada". An ingenue who's not afraid to let loose and look a little silly, Rizza nevertheless possesses a depth and maturity beyond her 18 years.

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The Dinagyang U.S. Tour Show at SM City Iloilo

SM City Iloilo was host to the ECD (Edwin C. Duero) Dance Company of the Philippines' "Arrival Performance" last Oct. 8, 2007 of the  group who were sent by the Iloilo City Government to the United States to showcase Dinagyang Festival.



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