April 10, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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PNP files complaint vs. RPA-ABB in Janiuay ambush

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday filed a formal complaint against members of a breakaway Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPA-ABB) before the peace pact monitoring committee for the March 28 killing of a policeman and the wounding of two others in Janiuay town in Iloilo.

DENR moves to preserve caves in Western Visayas

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Western Visayas has step up efforts to protect and preserve caves in the region amid widespread illegal excavations and unregulated access use of the caves.

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Bat Cave on Boracay Island

Members of the cave assessment team at the Bat Cave on Boracay Island.

Eight-kilometer boulevard up for development

An eight-kilometer boulevard is up for development in Iloilo City as part of the second phase of the multi-billion Iloilo Flood Control Project (IFCP).

City Mayor Jerry Treñas said the proposed boulevard will start at the Carpenters Bridge in Tabucan, Mandurriao up to Forbes Bridge in Lapaz district.


Iloilo prov'l government to award top achievers today

Iloilo Province will award its agriculture achievers, clean and green top performers and the Department of Interior and Local Government(DILG) Barangay Achievers today as part of the 107th Semana Sang Iloilo celebration.

City has new boarding house czar

City Mayor Jerry Treñas has appointed businessman Edward Yee as the new chair of the Boarding House Commission (BHC) replacing its former head Mayet Geremias.

Bayanihan savings project benefits poor families

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has embarked on a community-based savings and micro-finance program all over the country several years ago, which now counts on 146,000 beneficiaries enjoying a combined savings of more than 132 million pesos.


DTI, GTZ and SAC ink MOU on Business Development Course

San Jose, Antique – In an effort to empower local entrepreneurs and business enthusiasts to become business development service providers for small and medium enterprises, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), St. Anthony's College (SAC) and the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) signed on April 8 a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Business Development Course, at SAC Audio Audio Visual Room.

OPAPP creates Task Force Kasangga

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) is in the process of creating an inter-agency Quick Response Mechanism for Human rights and International Humanitarian Law violations, called Task force Kasangga.


anything under the sun
Romulo passed Iloilo fleeing to Australia
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
How to mend a broken heart 2
Rice and population
A love story
Bridging the gap
Some Rizal landmarks in downtown Iloilo City
Consumers Domain
Misinformation on Coal


Eye Opener:
Where are our graduates heading for?

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Just the way you are

/By Kathy M. Villalon

Wanted: A tougher Medical Act in the Philippines

/ By Florence F. Hibionada

A special tribute

/By Prof. Lucell Larawan

Young Voice:
Birthday Presence

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


Czarina Villegas, ballerina

Czarina Villegas, ballerina

Ashley Merrill. Balabina Feyanew. Chenchikova Olga. Højlund Tina. Lindqvist Marie.

These are the names of some famous ballerinas. Who knows, an Ilongga might make it to the list and it could be Czarina Othelie Dawn Villegas.

----------------------------------------Queen for a Day

Queen for a Day

Iloilo's old name old wealth personalities were treated to a queen's banquet when manor-born lady and philanthropist, Mercedes "Dichi" Ledesma-Arenas celebrated her diamond birthday in her fabulous 112-year-old ancestral home in one of the city's historic quarters -- Sto. Rosario Street. It used to be the embassy row during the early 1900s.

----------------------------------------Nes and Tats has a new home

Nes and Tats has a new home

The home of original Ilonggo dishes, Nes and Tats Manokan and Seafoods, has a new home. It held its re-opening and blessing last March 23. The event started with a ribbon cutting headed by businessman Rogelio Florete and followed by a blessing officiated by Rev. Fr. Julius Almeria of the St. Vincent Ferrer Parish.

----------------------------------------Harry Mark Gonzales

Harry Mark Gonzales

'"A Protest Over the Guimaras Oil Spill" is the champion in the sculpture category of the Metrobank Art and Design Excellence, a national competition held recently. In recognition of Gonzales's work, the City Government gave him an Award of Citation.


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