January 10, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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IPPO on alert as another robbery group spotted

The Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) has alerted banks, lending institutions and pawnshops in the province to be more cautious following reports of the presence of "professional robbers" here.

Wrong residence, rabies issue hound guv's choice for PHO

At least one chief of hospital in the Province of Iloilo manifested an official objection on the appointment of Dr. Patricia Grace Trabado, main choice of Governor Niel Tupas as Provincial Health Officer (PHO).

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Flow of vehicles along Diversion Road, Iloilo City

Flow of vehicles along Diversion Road, Iloilo City is impeded by the asphalt overlaying of the road section leading to the new Iloilo Airport in Sta. Barbara-Cabatuan.

Treñas forwards MIDC letter to City Council

City Mayor Jerry Treñas has referred to the Sangguniang Panlungsod the letter-request of mayors from towns under the Metro Iloilo Development Council (MIDC) to suspend the implementation of Ordinance 2007-195 which cut short the routes of passenger jeepneys from Leganes, Oton, San Miguel, Pavia and Sta. Barbara towns.


2 suspects in Aklan broadcaster's slay arraigned today

Two suspects in the 2001 killing of Aklan broadcaster Rolando Ureta will be arraigned today (Thursday) after the Department of Justice (DOJ) dismissed their appeal against their indictment to the killing.

Iloilo and UNEP to address water supply, climate change

The province of Iloilo has forged a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for the application of Rainwater Harvesting Technology in the Tigum-Aganan Watershed Area, to test effects on water supply and mitigate adverse effects of climate change.

UN fails to meet 'pledge' for Dinagyang 2006

Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) executive director Ben Jimena confirmed that the foundation only received P160,000 out of the P500,000 funding support pledged by the United Nations last Dinagyang 2006.

WV women second in contraceptive use prevalence rate

Kalibo, Aklan – Women from Western Visayas who were surveyed under the 2006 Family Planning Survey (FPS) conducted by the National Statistics Office registered as the second highest in Contraceptive Use Prevalence Rate.

Guimaras execs reset holding of Manggahan Festival to April 16-20

Guimaras provincial officials have decided to move the annual Manggahan Festival, previously held every 3rd week of May, to an earlier schedule,
April 16 – 21.


Capiz has WV's first 'pillar' farm-to-market road project

ROXAS CITY – Capiz has become the first province in Western Visayas to complete a Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) project under the Diversified Farm Income and Market Development Project (DFIMDP) of the Department of Agriculture (DA).

Capiz wants to be an eco-cultural tourism hub

ROXAS CITY – Gov. Victor A. Tanco wants the province of Capiz to become an eco-cultural tourism hub in the Central Philippines Super Region, the country's tourism belt.

E-Magazine to feature Kalibo Sto. Niño Ati-atihan Festival

Kalibo, Aklan – A popular e-magazine will be visiting Kalibo in time with its yearly celebration of its Kalibo Sto. Niño Ati-atihan Festival.


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Floating hopes
Enjoying the holidays
Bridging the gap
Early Ilonggo-Bisaya identity
Consumers Domain
Twelve 2007 issues, Twelve wishes for 2008
Thank you for reading
'Tis the Season


Rural poor

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Young Voice:
Flying Reindeer

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Singles and the City:
Wedding Chills

/ Jimdel B. Macapagal

Rational Insanity:

Bangkok Pills


Miss Dinagyang 2008

Miss Dinagyang 2008 presentation held

The pageant is being handled by the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc through the help of Rowena Diaz

Nine of the 13 candidates for Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2008 were presented to the public last Dec. 22, 2007 at SM City Iloilo.

---------------------------------------- Painting the Joy of Christmas culminates

Painting the Joy of Christmas culminates

Every year, Bigby's Cafe joins the Filipino people in celebrating Christmas through sharing. This is why during December 2007, Bigby's Cafe brought back its "Paint a Christmas Window" event.

---------------------------------------- IDFI brings Iloilo Dinagyang to a higher plane

IDFI brings Iloilo Dinagyang to a higher plane

IDFI recently received the Urban Leadership Award from the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI)

It has won the Best Tourism Event two years in a row, voted by the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines.

----------------------------------------A grand Christmas celebration for persons with disabilities

A grand Christmas celebration for persons with disabilities

For the first time, persons with disabilities from Western Visayas gathered for a grand Christmas celebration last Dec. 23, 2007 at SM City Iloilo.


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