May 12, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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12 Iloilo towns have no firetrucks

Twelve of the 41 towns in the province of Iloilo do not have firetrucks. People from these towns have to seek help from their neighboring towns in case of fire.

Energy officials: Power plants needed in Panay island

Energy officials led by secretary Angelo Reyes is pushing for the construction of power plants on Panay Island to address the energy supply problems of Western Visayas and the Visayas power grid.

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public market of Bingawan, Iloilo.

An arson investigator checks on the rubbles inside the burned public market of Bingawan, Iloilo.

33 schools in WV to raise fees

Students and their parents face higher education expenses this coming school year as around 33 or 25 percent of the 134 private schools offering higher education programs in Western Visayas have increased their tuition and other school fees.


Gawad Kalinga heightens Couples For Christ fray, Ilonggo devouts spread Padilla-led message

Ilonggo couples under the religious Couples For Christ (CFC) group are helping spread the word to fellow members with the CFC hit with a seemingly worsening internal conflict.

Estancia mayor's top aide clarifies conviction-yarn of boss

Such summed up the sentiments of Roberto "Bert" Montilla, right-hand man of Estancia Mayor Restituto "Boy" Mosqueda and hundreds of Mosqueda die-hards on published ‘reports' regarding a purported Sandiganbayan conviction.

2 Iloilo journalists to attend 2008 Global Grand Reunion in Las Vegas

Iloilo journalists Jonavin V. Villalva and Alex P. Vidal have been invited to attend the 5th Global Grand Reunion of the Central Philippine University at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 29-July 3, 2008.

DMCI ready to build coal-fired power plant in Concepcion

The David M. Consunji Inc. (DMCI) group is readying to start the construction of a 100-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Concepcion town in Iloilo as soon as it signs a power supply agreement with power distributors on Panay Island.


Panay transport groups join nationwide strike

Transport groups on Panay Island will join the nationally coordinated transport strikes and other protests today against the continued increase of oil prices.

Capiz schools division is nat'l 'brigada eskwela' awardee

ROXAS CITY – The Capiz Division of the Department of Education (DepEd) is a national awardee in the implementation of National Schools Maintenance Week (NSMW) or Brigada Eskwela in 2007.

2008 regional Gawad Saka Agri achievers honored

Four outstanding Ilonggo farmers and three outstanding farmers associations were recognized Friday by the Department of Agriculture (DA) for their contribution in attaining food sufficiency in Western Visayas.


anything under the sun
Marian apparitions (2)
Bridging the gap
The hablon industry in Iloilo: Fame and decline
The Trinity and our social life
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Eye Opener
In crisis look to the bigness of our God


Health@Heart :
The Stem Cell Controversy

/ By Philip S. Chua

ROTC advocacy

/By Rolly Arcano

Young Voice:
Michelle's Wallet

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Comforts and appreciation

/By Kathy M. Villalon

Hunger chat

/By Aimee Andaya

Res Gestae:
Torch Run: Towards genuine transformation

/By Francisco Lindero Jr.

Rational Insanity:
Roads versus festivals

/ By Bryan Mari Argos


Go for adventure - Boracay Tropics style

Go for adventure - Boracay Tropics style

For visitors who have already visited Boracay or first-timers who want something more than beaches and shopping, try Boracay Tropics Resort Hotel's (BTRH) amazing adventure packages.''

---------------------------------------- On the Angels of War

On the Angels of War

Adventure, poignancy, grief, beauty, and tears. These are the gifts of magic delivered by printed words. Words that transport us from one place to another, to bring either glory or destruction.

---------------------------------------- Summer fun with the seniors

Summer fun with the seniors

Summer is fun! And one activity that was a hit amid the summer heat was the Senior Citizen Association's Search for Gandang Lola 2008. More than a hundred lovely lolas from different municipalities and districts of Iloilo were screened for the pageant.

---------------------------------------- Tribute to Mom

Tribute to Mom: Readers reveal the best thing that mom has done for them

Nanay, Inay, Inang, Mama, Mom, Mommy. Whatever sweet nothing is used in calling them, they all lead to the wonderful woman who unselfishly gave their love and undying support to us. Their affection for us is immeasurable that they are most willing to sacrfice a lot for our welfare .


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