February 25, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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City officials' support to PGMA not a sign of panic

City officials led by City Mayor Jerry Treñas last Friday issued a statement of support to Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, but they said it was not a sign of panic on the part of the administration.

PTA chief denies ordering removal of name from controversial seal

Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) general manager and chief executive officer Robert Dean Barbers denied over the weekend a report that he had his name removed from controversial markings etched on a PTA project on Boracay Island.

“As I said, there is nothing wrong with it. Why would I order it removed?” Barbers said in a telephone interview.

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City Mayor Jerry Treñas and Rep. Raul Gonzalez Jr. last Friday spearheaded the calling of a press conference to express their full support to Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

City Mayor Jerry Treñas and Rep. Raul Gonzalez Jr. last Friday spearheaded the calling of a press conference to express their full support to Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the midst of controversies hounding her administration. Joining Treñas and Gonzalez are Vice Mayor Jed Mabilog, some of the barangay captains in the city and city councilors, namely, Julienne Baronda, Ely Estante, Ed Peñaredondo, Armand Parcon, Jose Espinosa III, Antonio Pesina, and Jeffrey Ganzon.

3 kids perish in fire

Three kids perished in a fire in Brgy. Kaingin in La Paz district Saturday morning.

The Bureau of Fire Protection is still investigating the cause of the fire that destroyed three houses and damaged one at around 6 a.m.


Lawyer denies link to illegal drug trade

Lawyer Edel Julio Romero categorically denied that he is involved in the illegal drugs trade in the city and province of Iloilo. He even welcomes an investigation, if any, from Justice Sec. Raul Gonzalez Sr. who reportedly obtained a dossier containing the list of personalities linked to illegal drugs.

Why illegal drugs continue to flourish?

The chair of the Sangguniang Panlungsod's committee on police matters believe that the illegal drugs trade is a profitable business as it continues to flourish despite the government's drive to eradicate the menace.

Iloilo, Guimaras gird for Holy Week activities

The city and province of Iloilo will pool their efforts as they gird for the indigenous Lenten practice as a new way of attracting tourists to visit Iloilo and the nearby province of Guimaras. Different towns in the province of Iloilo have their way of observing the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.


'Simple' People Power celeb up for region's AFP

A "simple but meaningful" commemoration is up for the region's Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as the country remembers the "People Power" EDSA bloodless revolution.

15 PGMA scholars get assistance

A total of 15 scholars under the President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo-Educational Assistance for Children and Youth in Regions (PGMA-EACYR) recently received educational assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI.

Iloilo flood control project on target

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said the physical targets of the Iloilo Flood Control Project Package 1 and Package 2 are met as of February 8.


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


Our Christian identity

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Reviving the 'Dead'

/ Philip S. Chua

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


Jansen Felimon

Jansen Felimon: Art through found objects and life's realities

Budding artist Jansen Felimon, 24, uses "found" objects to express life's realities. He is challenged by working on objects that other people find useless. Well, apart from the fact that doing so is not too expensive, considering that he is now focusing his resources on finishing his studies in Architecture at the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology.

---------------------------------------- SOS Mother

The SOS Mother

The Mothers of SOS Children's Village around the world serve as surrogate parents to orphaned, abandoned, or abused children-not heir own.


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.


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