April 23, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Robbery hold-up gang operating in central Iloilo busted

A robbery hold-up gang operating in the central part of the province of Iloilo was successfully busted by law enforcers after a hot pursuit operation last Monday.

Three of the gang members were killed in a firefight with joint police forces from Calinog, Bingawan and Janiuay in Iloilo and Tapaz in Capiz and some members of 47th Infantry Batallion, Philippine Army.

Inauguration of new slaughterhouse moved to May 15

For several times, the supposed dry run and opening of the multi-million abattoir in Barangay Tacas, Jaro was stalled after the plumbing works inside the building has yet to be completed. The opening was again reset to May 15, 2008.

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robbery hold-up of traders in Brgy. Malitbog, Tapaz, Capiz last Monday
a. chris fernandez

The assorted coins amounting to P6,850 recovered from Rodel Carado (left photo) and other recoveries from the suspects in the robbery hold-up of traders in Brgy. Malitbog, Tapaz, Capiz last Monday.

DOT backs DENR plan to sue Malay town exec

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is backing the plan of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to sue Mayor Ciceron Cawaling of Malay town for allegedly failing to stop construction activities on Boracay Island.


Send off parade for Aliwan contingents on Friday

Traffic in the city's major streets will be affected on Friday with the holding of a send off parade for the two competing tribes for this year's Aliwan Fiesta to be held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) grounds on May 1-3, 2008.

New growth areas to be identified in updated CLUP

New growth areas in the city will be identified in the new Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) which currently is being drafted by city officials. The new growth areas include the salt bed and fishpond areas in the district of Mandurriao.

PRO6 Anti-Illegal Drug SOG nabs pusher in buy bust ops

The Regional Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operations Group (RAIDSOG) here collared Ian B. de la Cruz of Zone 3, Brgy Tanza Esperanza, Iloilo City in a buy bust operation yesterday.

DFA to conduct mobile passport service in Negros

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will be conducting a mobile passport service in Negros Occidental on April 25-27 upon the request of the local government unit.


DOLE announces job fair for the maritime sector

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), in cooperation with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Department of Education (DepEd) will be holding a one-day job fair, specifically for the maritime sector on April 29.

Historic Capiz town rings its giant bell for tourists

ROXAS CITY – Pan-ay, Capiz, one of the oldest towns in the Philippines, will make another effort to entice tourists and visitors to come and enjoy its varied attractions during a well-prepared occasion which is no other than its town fiesta come May 1-4, 2008.

Wanted: 150 scholars for Asia-Pacific

ROXAS CITYAn Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) Scholarship Program for 2009 was recently launched by the Australian government to choose 150 students from across the Asia-Pacific region including the Philippines.


Stuck with the numbers
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Summer getaway
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)
Consumers Domain
Misinformation on Coal


Young Voice:
My brother Ramon

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Eye Opener:
Revive backyard gardening

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Rational Insanity:
TNT explodes in Roxas City

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Dancing with cancer

/By Kathy M. Villalon


Philbikers Mosrai

Philbikers Mosrai: Of motorbikes, camaraderie and community service

Philbikers Mosrai used to be a simple organization of motorbikers who meet and talk about their passion. Through the years, it has evolved into a community-sensitive organization

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Fort Manokan opens

Ilonggos just love to eat chicken. I myself, love to eat barbecue chicken. Apart from being versatile, it goes well with a variety of seasonings.

---------------------------------------- Zorex Tymzone

Health, style and networking at Zorex Tymzone

A magnetic bracelet, which has neodymium magnets is said to enhance the flow of energy in the body at the 15 acupuncture points around the wrist. It is commonly known that the stimulation of the acupuncture reflex points has been shown to significantly increase the chi flowing through meridians.

---------------------------------------- Ponsaran, Corum bag Mr. & Ms. High School tilt

Ponsaran, Corum bag Mr. & Ms. High School tilt

Jesnin Ponsaran and Sheila Corum, both coming from Fourth Year St. Patrick, were hailed as Mr. and Miss High School of St. Joseph School (Iloilo), Inc. on March 15, 2008

Ponsaran who also received the award for Best in Interview said, "The search was scary but at the same time it was fun. I didn't expect to win."


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