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Iloilo anti-Erap groups oppose pardon on jailed president

Groups that were part of a broad multi-sectoral movement that helped oust former president Joseph Estrada called for the rejection of a presidential pardon on the former president.

Conversion of Kipot road in Songsongon tragedy put on hold

Efforts to convert the road section in Igbaras, Iloilo where the unfortunate Songsongon tragedy occurred will have to wait till further notice.

This, as official guidelines in barangay road conversion to that of a provincial  road was discovered to be unavailable and "not existing."

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Nearing Ground Zero
A. Chris Fernandez
Days from now the old Iloilo City Hall building will turn into rubble, eventually giving way for the construction of a high-rise, modern building.

Mangroves in Semirara Island dying

Mangroves continue to die on Semirara Island in Antique, almost two years after a massive oil spill hit the island.

A survey conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Western Visayas office showed that 895 mangrove trees covering 45.84 hectares have died. The number of dead mangroves in Semirara is higher than those reported on Guimaras Island which was also battered by a massive oil spill last year.


Pre-session talks up as SP body all set to report findings on P350M Capitol convention center deal

The much-awaited report of the 9th Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) on the planned construction of the P350 million Capitol Convention Center is finally ready.   Yet before any public disclosure is made, a closed-door conference will be held today in a pre-session discussion.

Investor starts clearing old airport site

Occupants of the 54-hectare old Mandurriao airport, reportedly, had been given 30 days by Megaworld Corporation to vacate the area. As such, workers have started to demolish portions of the old airport's terminal building.

Capitol kicks off '08 expense at P1 billion mark

The Province of Iloilo is off to start its operations in 2008 with a planned Executive Budget of over P1 billion.

Iloilo's 2nd batch of animators graduate

The second batch of Professional 2D Assistant Animators under the PGMA Train for Work program has graduated last Oct. 19, 2007 in a simple ceremony held at SM City Iloilo.

Iloilo prov'l government to launch e-Library

To answer Ilonggos' needs of wide scope of facts and information, the Iloilo Provincial Government will launch the e-library (electronic library) on October 26, 2007.


Persons with disabilities bat for community-based rehabilitation

Persons with disabilities in the province of Iloilo are batting for community-based rehabilitation (CBR) wherein they could actively participate in.

7th regional statistical congress to tackle MDG goals

The 7th Western Visayas Statistical Congress slated October 25-26 will present papers which deal with the eight  Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by presenters coming from various sectors.

Development projects benefit folks in Dumarao brgys

Living in far-flung barangays in the town of Dumarao, Capiz is not total misery after all as the government under its Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) poured some P39 million worth of infrastructure projects in the area.


Bridging the gap
Fisheries and aquaculture in Iloilo in the early 1900s
"May the Force be with you!"
Health @ Heart
Brugada Syndrome aka Unexplained Cardiac Arrest
Consumers Domain
Of Coal Plants and Junkets
Anything Under the Sun
World's greatest naval battle started off Panay
Without the Whitecoat
Taking hypertension for granted


Sweet poison

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Bona fide TEXT:
High schooler no more

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Eye Opener:
Are there still honest men and women in gov't?

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Bull's Eye:
Damaged roads

The I-Thou Relationship

Desperate Housewives slur

/By Philip S. Chua, M.D.


By Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
Tragedy of 25

/ By Paolo Carreon

Life through our eyes

/ By Kathy M. Villalon

Young Voice:
Of jumbo-sized crayons and pancit canton

/ By Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Blessed Assurance:
Only one way

/ By Karen Mae Barredo

Rational Insanity:
The brand X and brand Y mentality

/ By Bryan Mari Argos


Onward to Finland

Onward to Finland

Another opportunity for Filipinos has come when Finland has started to accept migrant workers there. With the opening of Filscandia Recruitment and Manpower Services, Inc. in Iloilo City, Ilonggo nurses are assured of employment in this country.

A showcase of talents in CPU

A showcase of talents in CPU

As part of its 102nd Foundation Day celebration, the Central Philippine University held 'Pasidungog sa CPU', a showcase of winners and awarding ceremony for its U'Day 2007 at the Alumni Promenade and Concert Park.

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Camel Motogear 2 Promo held

From the millions of entries in the Camel Motogear 2 promo, only one drove home with the BMW Enduro Motorcycle worth P1.2-million.


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Healthy eating at Bigby's

Diet! Diet! Diet! That's all girls think about nowadays! But it's hard to be on a diet when you're eating out. But not anymore, I recently found out that eating healthy and going out can go together.


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