February 21, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Mayor admits: Illegal drugs in the city is a big problem

City Mayor Jerry Treñas admits that the proliferation of illegal drugs is one “big problem" the city is currently facing.

Treñas: Probe cops, brgy officials linked to drugs

Officials of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 under Chief Supt. Isagani Cuevas should resolve the issues on the alleged links of several city policemen in the illegal drugs trade. While, barangay captains who coddle suspected illegal drug pushers should be slapped with appropriate cases.

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Big potholes scatter along a national road near Passi City

Big potholes scatter along a national road near Passi City causing inconvenience among motorists.

Capitol dads hail TRO denial

Vice Governor Rolex Suplico hailed Tuesday's denial of a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) sought over the now highly-controversial 2008 Capitol Budget.

Calling it a "pro-people Order," the Vice Governor, presiding chair of the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan was among the respondents for Special Civil Action No. 2008-639.


Barbers' name in controversial PTA seal removed

The Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) has started changing the controversial seal etched with the name of its general manager and chief executive Robert Dean Barbers on the sidewalks of Boracay Island after it drew criticisms from residents and resort owners on the island.

Cell phone ring cost board member, driver P200 each

"Silent mode" has rang a new meaning for Iloilo provincial board member Jett Rojas.

After override, Tupas vetoes anew slashed budget

Governor Niel Tupas in an Executive Decision vetoed anew the slashed Capitol budget in a move now adding to the historical-firsts in the affairs of the Iloilo Provincial Government.

Issuance of new PUJ passes ordered

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas has ordered the Traffic Management and Engineering Unit (TMEU) to issue new public utility jeepney (PUJ) and cargo passes that will be used starting March 1st, 2008 for all out-of- town PUJs that ply the city route.


DENR to probe 'ownership' of wetlands in Boracay

Environment Secretary Lito Atienza yesterday said they will investigate how claimants of properties on Boracay Island considered as wetlands were able to secure tax declarations as proof of ownership.

Young people join Working Youth Day Celebration

The Department of Labor and Employment Region 6 celebrates "Working Youth day" with Youth Info-cum and Productivity Forum at the University of Iloilo Auditorium on February 19, 2008.

Aklan opens 'Hugod it Aklanon' showroom

Kalibo, Aklan -- A permanent showroom to showcase the "Hugod It Akeanon" (Aklanon's Industry) formally opened today as part of Aklan's weeklong celebration of its arts and culture spearheaded by the Archbishop Garbriel M. Reyes Memorial Foundation (AGMRMF), a non-government organization here, and sponsored by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).


Why I googled Mrs. Maria M. Socorro
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Money talk
Bridging the gap
Tibiao: The town that came from 'Tigbao'
Consumers Domain
Save TESDA! Prosecute Syjuco!
On Cruise Control
Enjoying the holidays


The wonders of 64-Slice CT

/ Philip S. Chua

National Insanity:
Writers galore

/Bryan Mari Argos

Fast and slow

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Eye Opener:
Philippines needs God-anointed leaders

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Young Voice:
Love is

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

res gestae:
Cuevas must give more

/Francisco B.Lindero, Jr.

Singles and the City:
Travel for Singles

/ Oliver Victor B. Amoroso



Norma's Turn

Always one for entertaining in style, top hostess Norma Padilla Rosales celebrated her annual Dinagyang dinner party with smoked Norwegian Salmon and wines in a garden party at her early 1900's Strawberry House.

---------------------------------------- Where to go in Iloilo

Where to Eat, Where to buy Pasalubong, when in Iloilo City

One cannot be truly called an Ilonggo if he or she does not appreciate food, good food at that. Ilonggos' tongue for good food can be reflected in the many restaurants mushrooming every corner of Iloilo City.

----------------------------------------Angie Gabinete

Angie Gabinete; Working for Guimaras' tourism

She is the back-to-back winner for Western Visayas Best Tourism Officer (2006-2007) in the Western Visayas Tourism Assembly (WVTA) Excellence Award, Provincial category.

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IBH launches its Peking Duck Buffet

The Roasted Peking Duck is the highlight of Iloilo Business Hotel's PEKING DUCK BUFFET, held during lunch and dinner daily, for only P250.


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