April 24, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Power sector meets to address rotating brownouts

The city's problem on rotating brownouts everyday is expected to be threshed out after a meeting with top officials of the National Power Corporation (Napocor), National Transmission Corporation (Transco), Panay Electric Company Inc. (Peco) and Panay Power Corporation (PPC).

Mayor Jerry Treñas said he was assured by top officials of Napocor of a doable solution for the daily power interruptions which affect the business operations in the city particularly the call centers. Napocor officials wanted to help the city over its power woes.

SP overrides latest Tupas veto

The 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) in a majority vote delivered its latest punch against the latest veto of Governor Niel Tupas Sr.

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A man sells colorful kites in downtown Iloilo City
a. chris fernandez

A man sells colorful kites in downtown Iloilo City. Flying kites is a favorite among youngsters this summer season.

Labor Day is non-working day, but not for RWB members

May 1, Labor Day, is a non-working day. But not for members of the Regional Wage Boards (RWBs), not this year at least. Underscoring the need for "setting up new wage levels," President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo instructed today the RWBs to work overtime to reach a decision on the new wage levels in their respective regions.


SP probe body not giving up on invites for IRC execs

Members of the Committee on Public Order and Safety had decided to give it another try and issue new invites to key personalities in the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC).

UNDP supports Guisi heritage tourism project

UNDP Resident Representative Kyo Naka said the UNDP released P995,000 for the procurement of mountain bikes, snorkeling materials and masks for the Guisi Discovery Quest. It is an eco-tourism initiative which helps the entire community after it was hit by oil spill.

PRO 6 conducts Operation Tuli

It's summer and, as part of this country's tradition, i'ts time for Filipino young males to let go their boyhoods by getting circumcised.

DOLE 6 to hold Jobs Fair for Maritime Sector

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 6 will hold a Job Fair for the graduates of Maritime-related courses on April 29 at the covered gym of Western Visayas College of Science & Technology (WVCST) starting from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.


BFAR assures WV has sufficient fishery production

Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Regional Dir. Drussellah Ong has assured that Western Visayas has sufficient fishery production to meet the daily consumption requirements of the people here.

Aklan Piña and Fiber Festival kicks off

Ninety-one exhibitors composed of small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) from the province of Aklan participated in the 9th Aklan Piña and Fiber Festival, which kicked off Wednesday at the provincial capitol grounds, Capitol Site, Kalibo, Aklan.

DENR vows protection of Boracay's freshwater

BORACAY ISLAND – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here has committed to help in the protection of the freshwater in Boracay against imminent danger.


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


Eye Opener:
In crisis look to the bigness of our God

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Young Voice:
My brother Ramon

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Dancing with cancer

/By Kathy M. Villalon

Cultural activism in Iloilo City

/By Rhea B. Peñaflor

Rational Insanity:
TNT explodes in Roxas City

/ By Bryan Mari Argos



Great summer food selections at Bluejay

Beat the heat this summer with Bluejay's latest, healthy and freshest offering, the "Summer Chicken Salad." The newest salad is made from finest and garden-fresh ingredients of lettuce/romaine, pineapple tidbits, grapes, shredded chicken and cheese.

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Catherine The Great

Recent Iloilo visitor and award-winning cookbook author and food writer, Catherine C. Jones gave an exquisite Italian-themed dinner at her well-appointed South Forbes Park residence for her close friends as well as some members of the U.S. diplomatic circle a few weeks ago. I flew all the way to Manila with society maven Beverly "Pangging" Rosales to grace that splendid occasion.

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Jun Cabrera: The race is on

Twenty years of racing experience. A united Team JDM Autopro Iloilo as a support group. A well-equipped and conditioned car. Talent. Prayer. These are some of the ingredients for Iloilo-based Jun Cabrera to become the champion.

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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.


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