April 11, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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3 jail guards face suspension over inmate's stabbing

Three jail guards in the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) face suspension for actions deemed by Senior Superintendent Ricardo Dela Paz as clear lapses of jail responsibility.

In a two-paged report obtained by The News Today (TNT), Senior Supt. Dela Paz identified the jail guards as Provincial Guard (PG) III Romel Pasquin, PG II Rene Monares and PG II Julius Bangero.

Estancia, Carles execs face off in Fishery hearing at Capitol

Controversies hounding the comprehensive Fishery Ordinance of the Municipality of Carles finally heard official discussions in the Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP).

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Burgos Street in the city proper
PHOTO COURTESY OF buki manikan

This is Burgos Street in the city proper. Look at the vendors, they are already occupying part of the road. Maybe the city officials concrened can do something about this. Clearly, this is a violation of City Ordinance 146 series of 1978 which prohibits obstruction on any public sidewalk, highway, road or street.

One year after: Search for Luing and Nilo continues

May Wan Dominado was not surprised when she failed to pass last year's bar examinations.

Her hopes of becoming a lawyer had already been shelved on April 12 last year, the day after she left for Manila for her review classes.


'SP review is no longer in the process,' Carles official tells SP body

First District Board Member Macario Napulan called it a ' brewing conflict.' Vice Governor Rolex Suplico likened it to a "growing controversy." Fourth District Board Member George Demaisip pushed for clarifications in stated provisions.

5 protected areas identified in northern Iloilo towns

A total of 225 hectares of coastal areas found in the four northern municipalities of Iloilo have been declared as protected areas by virtue of ordinances and resolutions passed by their respective municipal councils.

Ramon Tabiana Memorial District Hospital retains Best Hospital title

The Ramon Tabiana Memorial District Hospital (RTMDH) in Cabatuan, Iloilo retained its title as the Best District Hospital in the Province of Iloilo.

Refer to price billboards, DTI tells consumers

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) urged anew consumers to always refer to Price Billboards in determining the latest prevailing prices of agricultural and basic commodities in wet markets.


April 15 is Roxas Day

Roxas City -- A theater production depicting the life of President Manuel A. Roxas will be staged at the Roxas Monument here at sundown of April 15 to commemorate the 60th death anniversary of Capiz's most illustrious son.

Capiz church parishes to help in 'rice distribution'

Roxas City -- Five parishes in Capiz are helping the government in providing the public access to quality and affordable rice.

DOST bares list of SEI scholarship qualifiers in Aklan

Kalibo, Aklan -- Fifteen Aklanon students coming from various schools in and out of the province successfully passed the examination given recently by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Science and Education Institute (SEI) for Merit Scholarship.


anything under the sun
Origins of place names (13)
A love story
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
How to mend a broken heart 2
Rice and population
Bridging the gap
Some Rizal landmarks in downtown Iloilo City
Consumers Domain
Misinformation on Coal


Cultural activism in Iloilo City

/By Rhea B. Peñaflor

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

Young Voice:
Birthday Presence

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia



PASSAD: Bringing Ilonggo workmanship to the world

When abroad, have you ever marveled at the workmanship of a furniture? And despite being expensive, you buy it anyway because you want to have that in your home as well as boast to friends that you imported such fabulous piece from, say, Italy?

----------------------------------------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.


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