January 31, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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World's shipping industry suffers shortage of seafarers

There is a shortage of "quality" seafarers around the globe. Thus, Ambassador Stale Torstein Risa of Norway encouraged maritime schools in the country to give importance to quality-based maritime education and training to meet the demands of the global shipping industry.

2 village councilors ambushed, 1 killed

A village councilor was shot dead and another was wounded in an ambush Tuesday night on the island-province of Guimaras.

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The city's traffic enforcers continue their crackdown on unregistered and illegal pedicabs (traysikad)

The city's traffic enforcers continue their crackdown on unregistered and illegal pedicabs (traysikad) roaming around the city. Just recently, several pedicabs were seized and impounded by the Traffic Management and Engineering Unit for not having registered with the city government.

More flights needed to boost Iloilo-Guimaras tourism, says US diplomat

United States Counselor for Economic Affairs Larry Memmott said Iloilo and its neighboring island-province of Guimaras has the potential to emerge as attractive alternative popular tourist destination in the region other than Boracay island.


Fight vs Reds far from over -- AFP spokesman

A longer stay vis-a-vis extension of retirement for Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Hermogenes Esperon Jr. gained regional support in Western Visayas. Primary reason? General Esperon's leadership is deemed crucial and significant in the AFP's bid to rid Region 6 of the "communist menace."

City officials told to resolve power issue without damaging environment

An American diplomat said that local government officials need to resolve the energy problem without damaging the environment.

2007 tourist arrivals in Boracay up by 7.67 %

Tourist arrivals in Boracay Island in 2007 increased by 7.67 percent compared in 2006. The tourist arrivals posted at 596,707 domestic and foreign tourists. The more than half-million tourist arrivals generated a total of P10,969,503,463.80 in tourism receipts.

PIA 6 now accepts IWAG award nominations

The regional office of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) is now accepting nominations for its top award for excellence in development journalism from among school paper editors and writers, for the year 2008.


WV will get P5.1 B worth of projects from 2008 budget

Western Visayas will be getting P5.1 billion worth of projects from the total P1.227 trillion national budget that has been approved by the bicameral conference committee, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Director Rolando Asis said.

Antique receives arts month grant

San Jose, Antique -- The Province of Antique, through the Binirayan Foundation, Inc. (BFI), is chosen by the National Commission on Culture and the arts as one of the venues of the Philippine Arts Festival 2008, in celebration of the National Arts month.

DSWD 6 gears for Adoption Consciousness Day

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Western is all set to observe the Adoption Consciousness Day on February 2, 2008 per Proclamation No. 72.


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Bonafide Text
Consumers Domain
Save TESDA! Prosecute Syjuco!
Bridging the gap
The Indag-an Primary Multi-purpose Coop in Miag-ao, Iloilo
Remember! Celebrate! Act!
On Cruise Control
Enjoying the holidays


Eye Opener:
Economic recession

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Self-promotion or service?

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Waiting to be read…

/ Jo Martinez Clemente

Always at the losing end

/ Ed Jalbuna

A well-deserved kudos to Iloilo's cops, army

/ By Florence F. Hibionada

Rational Insanity:
Rearing to write


Nono Palmos

Nono Palmos: romances the fabrics of Panay

If dance is a paean to God expressed in movement and music is an entreaty contained in rhythm and harmony, fashion is perhaps the embodiment of thanksgiving. In its most sublime forms and make, garments emulate Nature's bounty

---------------------------------------- Nelfa Querubin's '35 Years On'

Nelfa Querubin's '35 Years On': A Retrospective Exhibition in UP Visayas

In celebration of the UP Centennial, the University of the Philippines Visayas proudly presents "35 YEARS ON," a retrospective exhibition of celebrated Filipino-American artist Nelfa Querubin.

----------------------------------------Festival Adventure with Miag-ao's

Festival Adventure with Miag-ao's: Salakayan

The people of Miag-ao pay tribute to their cultural roots with the celebration of their annual Salakayan Festival. The word "salakay" is a derivative from the local dialect of our people and means "to attack." The festival is a distinct cultural tradition marked by local warriors ready to defend their land or to take vengeance the death of their people.


Charmed: A refreshing face and talent in the art scene

During a Dinagyang Festival-related exhibit in one mall recently, a young lady has caught the attention of several shoppers. There she was on the booth, getting busy with her sketch pad and pencil. She stares at a model in front of her, memorizing every feature so she could immortalize it through her artwork.

DINAGYANG 2008 Results

dinagyang 2008Dinagyang 2008 Results and photos can be found here at the Dinagyang Section.
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