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From 17,000 city's informal settlers down to 12,000

Within five years the number of informal settlers in Iloilo City has reduced from more than 17,000 households in 2002 to 12,157 households at present.

Town exec vows to help families of drowned teeners

Mayor Filomeno Ganzon of Balasan, Iloilo vowed to extend assistance to the families of the victims of the Buendia Beach Resort tragedy which killed six female teeners.

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Informal Settlers
A. Chris Fernandez
Informal settlers in the city are mostly concentrated along creeks and waterways, as in the above pictures, road easements, railway tracks and shorelines.

Calinog leads 2007 Nutrition Awardees

The municipality of Calinog led this year's awardees during the Nutrition Month Culmination Program and Awarding Ceremony of the province of Iloilo spearheaded by the Iloilo Provincial Nutrition Committee and the provincial government held at the Provincial Capitol yesterday.


Capitol SP hears plaint of Tigbauan folks vs Smart transmitter

Members of the Capitol's Committee on Transportation and Communication meet tomorrow for a public hearing on the planned transmitter of Smart Communications Network.

Slain Lambunao SK laid to rest

Slain Sanggunian Kabataan (SK) Chairman of Lambunao, Iloilo was laid to rest yesterday morning amidst cries of family and friends in her yet to be resolved killing.

Rules up on conduct of admin probe vs Iloilo town execs

Official guidelines on the conduct of administrative investigation against elective town officials are now up for approval before the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP).

Treñas confirms endorsing Ong for Liga prexy

City Mayor Jerry Treñas yesterday confirmed reports that he is endorsing Punong Barangay Irene Ong of Brgy. President Roxas, City Proper in the race for Liga ng mga Barangay federation president. He said he has already given his commitment to Ong.


Paraw Regatta foundation donates handheld radios to city gov't

The Iloilo Paraw Regatta Foundation (IPRF) led by its chair Manuel Villa Jr. yesterday donated 10 handheld radios to the city government to help in its peace and order campaign. The handheld radios amounted to P60,000.

Lakas starts scouting for 2010 presidential bet

Mayor Jerry Treñas said, this early the administration party Lakas-NUCD is already considering several names to be made as the party's official standard bearer in the 2010 presidential elections.

PRO6 honors cop for winning golds in Singapore

The Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 awarded Medalya ng Kasayanan to PO1 John Paul M. Guay of Leganes Municipal Police Station, Leganes, Iloilo for bringing home four gold medals in last September's Dragon Boat Race by Sava Sprints International 2007 in Lower Seletar Reservoir Park, Singapore.


Consumers Domain
Irony of all ironies!
Without the Whitecoat
The deeper cause of non-compliance
Anything Under the Sun
World's greatest naval battle started off Panay
Bridging the gap
Tourist attractions in Iloilo, early 1900s
The BANC in Northern California
Health @ Heart
They changed the world


Simplicity of heart

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Rational Insanity:
Pushing poetry to the limits

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Singles And the City:
On being single

/ By Miner del Mundo

Letter to the Editor:
Fact of the matter is

Media and charity

/By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
Two to tango

/ By Paolo Carreon

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


Lilia Goco

Unstoppable;Get to know Lila Goco, the dancing queen

When Kathy M. Villalon saw a video of Lilia Diancin Goco dancing and applying steps that we thought only young people could do --- the split, banana, lifting, and more --- she was amazed. Here is a 78-year-old who can give dance sports enthusiasts a run for their money.


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A Poolside Party

Good friend and businesswoman Hazel Buaron, CEO and president of Filscandia, a manpower and recruitment agency that brings in professional and skilled workers to Scandinavia specifically Finland, gave yours truly recently a poolside dinner birthday party for 20 at her residence in posh South Ville.

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On fulfilling Christmas wishes

Prudentialife Memorial Park Iloilo Inc, developer of Garden of the Ascension is going to fulfill the Christmas wishes of its agents in a promo entitled "My Christmas Wish," which is ongoing and will culminate on Nov. 30,

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A Chance For a Family;Three kids talk about life in the SOS Children's Village

When Penpen, 13, was only nine years old, her parents separated, thus her grandmother was left to care for her and her brother. After a while, their aunt, a social worker


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