December 11, 2007 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Baldago defies new memorandum from Sec. Gonzalez

Embattled chief City Prosecutor Efrain Baldago is not just about to give up. Immediately after receiving yesterday a Memorandum from Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez Sr. directing his detail to the Office of Chief State Prosecutor or the Office of the Regional State Prosecutor Region VI, Baldago filed a motion for reconsideration with the Secretary himself.

Transport groups set 2-day strike

Transport groups in Iloilo, Capiz and Aklan will hold a two-day transport strike on Wednesday and Thursday (Dec. 12 and 13) to protest the continued increase of oil prices.

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Gonzalez, Treñas and Tupas

Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez Sr., City Mayor Jerry Treñas and Governor Niel Tupas Sr. share some laughs during the inauguration of the new Register of Deeds building yesterday.

Business groups reject proposed amendments in local Tax Code

The four groups are Iloilo Multi-Sectoral Business Organization headed by Fanny Uy, Iloilo Business Club headed by Antonio Jon, Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Panay Inc. headed by Reynaldo Navarro, and Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Iloilo Inc. headed by Roland Uy.


15IB finally returns to 3ID

The 15th Infantry (Molave) Battalion, headed by its Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. Henry Dar, which was deployed in Sulu for about four months has finally moved back to 3rd Infantry Division.

Militants commemorate Int'l Human Rights Day

Around 3,600 protesters joined marched rallies in Iloilo City, Capiz and Aklan to commemorate the International Human Rights Day.

NPA tags gov't, Army officials in abduction of Luing and Nilo

Communist rebels on Panay Island have issued arrest orders against President Macapagal Arroyo, National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales and a military official previously held captive by the rebels for the abduction of two leaders of militant organizations on the island.

'Make me your No. 1 target,' Marquez chides CPP-NPA

Captain Lowen Gil Marquez, Commanding Officer of the 3rdCivil Relations Group of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) here is undaunted of publicized threats on his life.


DSWD calls on SEA-K recipients to be 'good borrowers'

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is hoping that recipients of the Self-Employment Assistance-Kaunlaran (SEA-K) project in the island province of Guimaras would be "good borrowers" and will be able to return the capital of the money they have loaned.

Bacolod streetkids get taste of Christmas spirit

Bacolod City -- Courtesy of the premier and leading call center in the city - Teleperformance, street children around the city were treated to a day of food, fun and shopping, all in the spirit of the Yuletide season.

Capiz coop focuses on 'powering' of sitios

Roxas City -- The Capiz Electric Cooperative (CAPELCO) has focused its electrification efforts on the various sitios provincewide following the complete barangay energization in the province last March 2005.


No tears for petty attachments
Is there a Santa Claus?
Bridging the gap
Boat-building in Panay after WWII
Without the Whitecoat
Food supplements: Business or cure?
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
My philosophy of teaching


Eight Paragraphs

John Melchor is it!

Charity averts tragedy

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Inconvenient truth

/ By Herman Lagon

9 practical commandments

Christmas is not all merrymaking

Beauty and the Mass

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Media Not the Enemy


Centroverde Launching

Centroverde Residencias de Iloilo launched

The biggest residential development in Iloilo was formally launched last Nov. 11, 2007. Centroverde Residencias de Iloilo has 3,000 lots with 18 percent of it already sold. This township development is located along the circumferential highway in Pavia. This growth area boasts of good roads.

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A Mile for a Child's Dream

Dawn breaks over Plaza Libertad, and as the city awakens, the staff of SOS Children's Village Iloilo are ready to kick off their latest fundraising event.The 2nd Fun Ride, in partnership with IBEX was held on November 18th 2007.

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Marvelous flavors of Christmas

The cold and windy mornings, the increased frequency of events to go to, are among the things that we experience when Christmas nears. Another is the increased frequency of eating out for us who oftentimes take our lunch in the office or at home.

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Bon Vivant Ross Gorriceta

ONE of Iloilo's respected and most innovative businessmen and social figures, the bon vivant Ross Gorriceta of the famed Marina Restaurant in Diversion Road (with branches in cities like Cebu , Pasay, San Juan, Taguig and Makati numbering 12 all in all), celebrated his birthday and send off party recently with immediate family and close friends.


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