January 21, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Treñas, other city mayors to meet with PGMA over IRA cut

Mayors all over the country will meet with President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo today (Monday) to discuss the "expected cut" in their Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) since the Supreme Court (SC) has yet to decide on their motion for a temporary restraining order regarding the conversion of 18 municipalities into new cities.

Latin mass to highlight Mandurriao fiesta, Jan. 23

Ilonggo Catholic faithful will hear Latin Mass for the first time in decades at the parish of Mandurriao District here.

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Catholic faithful come out of the Sta. Ana parish church in Molo

Catholic faithful come out of the Sta. Ana parish church in Molo after the mass to start the procession in honor of the Sto. Niño dubbed as “Sadsad sa Parian.”

Locals seek Army's help vs communist 'rice bandits'

Such appear the choices now for locals in at least two villages in two towns of the province of Iloilo. Subjects of latest harassments and extortion activities reportedly by ragtag members of the communist New People's Army (NPA), the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) here were called anew to protect the area.


WV eye docs join 'Vision 2020,' leads region's battle for prevention of childhood blindness

Goodbye "mission mentality." And hello to the promise, "my community, my responsibility."

Dinagyang fires opening salvo

Both local and foreign tourists had a glimpse of the participating tribes for the 2008 Dinagyang Festival Tribes Competition when the opening salvo blasted off along selected streets of this city last Friday.

Libel raps vs ex-councilor dismissed

A libel complaint filed against the former number one councilor of Sta. Barbara, Iloilo and former Bombo Radyo Iloilo chief of reporters has been dismissed.

Zulueta 'tutors' SP newbies anew

Deceitfully stripped of her committee chairmanships last year in a scheme designed to make her appear idle and ineffective, Iloilo City Councilor Perla Zulueta had turned to being a tutor to some of her neophyte colleagues in the Sangguniang Panlungsod, most of whom were among those who conspired against her.


PRO 6 has new spokesperson

Police Superintendent Ranulfo I Demiar took over as Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 Public Information Officer, replacing Police Senior Superintendent Norlito C Bautista.

National fireworks contest, a must see

The Philippine Association of Pyrotechnics and Fireworks Manufacturers and Dealers in the country will hold its 1st Iloilo Dinagyang Pyrolympics 2008 dubbed as "Luces in the Sky". The aerial fireworks competition is one of the special events in the Dinagyang festival.

Millionaire businessman to end Syjucos' reign in 2nd district

With the Presidential Anti-Graft Commission (PAGC) finding him guilty of corruption for the controversial P9.2-million "Salabat for the Filipino Soul" book scam, one would think beleaguered Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) Director-General Augusto "Boboy" Syjuco can't have it any worser than things stand now.


On Cruise Control
Once more, with feeling
Bridging the gap
Early traits of the Ilonggo-Bisaya (2)
Consumers Domain
Time to move
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Be beautiful
Enjoying the holidays


You are what you speak

/ Minviluz S. Fayo

Clouds over global warming

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Rational Insanity:
Unexpected but well deserved

From The Inbox:
Overused, abused Bora!

Young Voice:
How 'I Love You' becomes complicated

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Diet and Health Myths


Panay Digital Shooters, Inc.

Panay Digital Shooters, Inc. unveils 'Unseen Iloilo'

The Iloilo Provincial Government through the Provincial Tourism Office takes this opportunity to invite every Ilonggos to bring their family and friends to a fascinating concept of rural holidays around Iloilo as seen through the lenses of PANAY DIGITAL SHOOTERS, INC.

----------------------------------------Kiefer Ticao

Kiefer Ticao: Swimming his way to gold

With basketball as his first love, nobody expected that Kiefer Ticao, 18, of Oton, would end up winning golds in swimming. Also, Kiefer has an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but despite this, he has excelled. Mom Jenny said that Kiefer's story is an inspiration to parents who have children like him.

----------------------------------------High school reunion and the gourmet meal

High school reunion and the gourmet meal

During my vacation in my home province, Silang in Cavite, I attended our high school reunion. After several decades, I got together with my elementary school classmates.

----------------------------------------Blue Chili Teahouse opens

Blue Chili Teahouse opens

Oriental food has always appealed to many. The possibilities of creating an interplay of spices with pork, beef, chicken, fish or vegetables is vast, thus providing the diner the chance for an ultimate gastronomic experience.


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