February 22, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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New car passes for out-of-town PUJs to take effect March 1

The Traffic Management and Engineering Unit (TMEU) will issue some new 800 new car passes to the 39 drivers associations entering the city routes in accordance with the new traffic ordinance in the city. The issuance of the new car passes is expected to eliminate the use of fake ones.

Cops hunt down suspects in Molo shooting

Police are still tracking down the suspect in the shooting of Chris Vincent Dela Llana, 27 years old, and his cousin Reynaldo Bedanio, 25, in Molo district Wednesday night.

Dela Llana succumbed to four gunshot wounds at his back while Bedanio is still recuperating at a hospital. Both are residents of Asico Subdivision in Brgy Salvacion, Molo.

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Department of Health (DOH) 6 Regional Director Lydia Depra-Ramos presents to the media “Aedis”

Department of Health (DOH) 6 Regional Director Lydia Depra-Ramos presents to the media “Aedis” a mosquito character they will be using in their “ToDOH Laban sa Dengue” (All Out War Against Dengue) campaign which was launched at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol yesterday.

PGMA orders DOT chief to take administrative control of Boracay

President Macagapal-Arroyo has directed Tourism Secretary Joseph “Ace” Durano to take administrative control over  Boracay Island as chair of the Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) amid growing concerns over the unregulated development of the world famous resort.


Treñas unaware on use of 'illegal drugs money' in recent elections

City Mayor Jerry Treñas could not confirm whether or not there is truth to reports that money from illegal drugs flowed during the recent local and barangay elections.

COA demand for P21M 'illegal' Capitol bonus refund stays

Over P21 million in refund demanded by the Commission On Audit (COA) to the Iloilo Provincial Government (IPG) stays. And only a Certiorari from the Supreme Court (SC) or a similar ruling can save the officials and employees here from returning the demanded amount.

AFP: 'Rangers'Calatrava operation a response to locals'plea for help

Elite Army Rangers went into an offensive and engaged members of communist New People's Army (NPA) in a military encounter early Tuesday evening.

WVSU, NRCP collaborate for international research confab

West Visayas State University (WVSU) and the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) are collaborating for the staging of an International Research Conference with the theme “Research: A Response to the Challenge of Globalization", to be held at Amigo Terrace Hotel in Iloilo City on February 27 to 29, 2008.


Bacolod City named 2007 most child-friendly city in Region VI

Bacolod City -- This city won in the recently concluded search for the 2007 Most Child-Friendly Local Government Unit for the Highly-Urbanized City Category in Region VI.

DOST helps Capiz mango growers

According to Science and Technology Specialist Gerbe Dellava of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Capiz, the Science and Technology Experts Volunteer Pool Program (STEVPP) of their agency has sponsored a consultant to look into the problem of some mango growers here.

Roxas City BJMP moves to new site

Roxas City -- The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Roxas City will soon be transferred to barangay San Jose this City.


Sweet, sweet mangoes of home
Bridging the gap
Establishing pre-colonial Ilonggo identity
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Money talk
Consumers Domain
Save TESDA! Prosecute Syjuco!
On Cruise Control
Enjoying the holidays


Reviving the 'Dead'

/ Philip S. Chua

Inflated words and images

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

res gestae:
Cuevas must give more

/Francisco B.Lindero, Jr.

Rational Insanity:
Writers galore

/Bryan Mari Argos

Eye Opener:
Philippines needs God-anointed leaders

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Young Voice:
Love is

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

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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