April 18, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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City Council blocks buying of new lots for relocation sites

The Sangguniang Panlungsod wants a moratorium on the purchase of additional lots to be used as relocation sites for informal settlers and squatters in the city until the Iloilo City Urban Poor Affairs Office (Icupao) could submit a report on the actual distribution of lots in relocation sites.

Owner of multi-million Guimaras paradise resort speaks up on illegal construction fray

The owner-developer of one of Western Visayas’ major tourism-investment has now come out to clarify issues hounding the project.

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Various types of cables and wires are cluttered in this part of Delgado Street

Various types of cables and wires are cluttered in this part of Delgado Street and elsewhere in the city. Owners of these wires should be responsible enough in seeing to it that the wires are properly arranged every time they install them.

Treñas, Mabilog deny snubbing LMP-initiated dialog with transport groups

City Mayor Jerry Treñas and Vice Mayor Jed Mabilog denied that they snubbed the dialog called by the League of the Municipalities in the Philippines (LMP) regarding the implementation of the Perimeter Boundary Ordinance (PBO) that affects the municipal jeepneys.


Local dev't council calls on PGMA to transfer PB 104 to Iloilo

The Iloilo City Local Development Council (ICLDC) yesterday approved a resolution asking President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to order the transfer of Power Barge (PB) 104 presently moored in Davao City to Iloilo to cover the present power deficiency being experienced by city and entire Panay island.

MIWD puts in place measures to ensure potable water supply to consumers

The Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) has employed necessary precautionary measures to avert contamination of its water supply.

Savings of P36M seen in construction of new City Hall

The city could save as much as P36 million with the decision of city officials to reduce the proposed new City Hall building from the original eight stories to seven stories.

Prov'l assessor hits back at accuser

Beleaguered Provincial Assessor Francisco Habana Jr. has had enough of the continued attacks hurled by a fellow Capitol official. 


Labor chief here today to inaugurate US$40T Tulay Project

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Marianito Roque is here today for the inauguration of the Community Technology Learning Center (CTLC), a component in the US$40,000 Tulay Project for Overseas Filipino Workers including their dependents.

500 engineers attending PICE reg'l technical conference

BACOLOD CITY -- Some 500 engineers from different Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, Inc. (PICE) chapters in Western Visayas are attending the 6th Region VI Technical Conference on April 18-19, 2008 at Sugarland Hotel in Bacolod City.

Capiz all set for CIBA Summer Invitational Basketball League

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Governor Victor Tanco, Sr. will be the guest of honor when the Capiz Intercollegiate Basketball Association (CIBA) Summer Invitational Basketball Tournament (2nd Gov. Victor Tanco, Sr. Cup) kicks off next month in this city.


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Redux: The agony of May Wan and Rosemarie
Bridging the gap
Tsinoys in Iloilo City: Shifting identities and businesses (2)
anything under the sun
Origins of place names (15)
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
The art of listening
Consumers Domain
Misinformation on Coal


Young Voice:
Laundry and black briefs

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Dancing with cancer

/By Kathy M. Villalon

Cultural activism in Iloilo City

/By Rhea B. Peñaflor

Eye Opener:
Where are our graduates heading for?

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong


Manggahan Festival

Manggahan Festival's beauty search and photo exhibit

Manggahan Festival thrives again this year, with activities and events lined up to promote the honor and pride of the Province of Guimaras mangga or mangoes. These activities and events are set either in the province or here in Iloilo City. One of the most frequent venue for thew festival's activities is Robinsons Place, a premier mall in the city.

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Two Summer Parties in One Village

Smallville Strip, a chi-chi village that almost never sleeps on weekends, good parties are as commonplace as counting sheep. But once in a blue moon, something comes along that really rattles the cages of dancing and feasting insomiacs.

Kune at 54

Kune at 54: A celebration of life and love

The Days Hotel's Promenade was recently the venue for the intimate birthday lunch of lawyer-writer Cornelio "Kune" Panes. Now 54, "Atty. Kune" and friends took time out from that Monday's busy schedule to celebrate years of strengthened friendship.

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Robinsons Appliance is here

The first Robinsons Appliance in Iloilo has opened at the Robinsons Place Iloilo recently. Such event only proves that Iloilo has a big consumer base for appliances.


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