July 22, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Ilonggo leaders unite for rehabilitation of Panay

Crossing party lines, Ilonggo leaders have closed ranks to rebuild Panay Island from the damages of typhoon "Frank" which struck a month ago on June 21.

Among the main concerns is the source of funds for the reconstruction of damage and the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of flood victims.

Guv seeks SP nod on amnesty for Frank-affected taxpayers

With purported property damage of about P2 billion, Governor Niel Tupas Sr. called for a "priority Ordinance" granting tax relief and amnesty to Iloilo's real property taxpayers.

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Months after the old city hall was demolished
A. Chris Fernandez

Months after the old city hall was demolished the prospect of seeing the new city hall rise on this site across Plaza Libertad is still uncertain as the city government is faced with problems on the absence of contractors willing to take the multi-million project.

Treñas to seek consultant's advice over plan to buy building for city hall

City Mayor Jerry Treñas will seek the advice of Architect William Coscolluela relative to the idea of buying the four-story UEC Building in J.M. Basa-Mapa streets instead of the original plan of putting up a seven-story building for a new city hall.

Coscolluela is the city's consultant for the construction of the proposed city hall project.


Treñas threatens to cut-down ICPO's gasoline supply if...

City Mayor Jerry Treñas threatens to cut-down the gasoline supply for the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) if drag racing activities in the different parts of the city is not stopped. He said he has already instructed the city police officials to arrest and file appropriate charges against individuals or groups engaged in drag racing.

Coast Guard sends more divers in Culasi to locate missing toxic cargo

The Coast Guard will send today more divers and a ships in Antique as it steps up efforts to locate the missing toxic cargo of a ship that sank off Culasi town last month.

Water potability results known today

The Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) is set to release today its latest laboratory results on the service water they are providing their consumers.  The water district resumed more than 70 percent of its total operation after its main pipeline in Barangay Amerang, Cabatuan was completely rehabilitated.


AFP echoes masses' appeal for Bayan: ' Slam extortion acts of CPP/NPA/NDF'

Extortion spree of local communist terrorists in Southern Iloilo towns have now reportedly caused widespread tension and fear. As such, farmer groups and affected barangay folks made a plea through the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) addressed to the group Bayan.

Bermejo-Del Rosario tiff getting worst

ROXAS CITY – In an apparent retaliation, the allies of City Mayor Vicente Bermejo exposed Cong. Antonio del Rosario's alleged payroll padding and financial assistance anomalies.

SC chief brings Justice-on-Wheels to Aklan

KALIBO, Aklan -- Justice on Wheels, in the form of a big bus housing two courtrooms, arrived here early today in the aim of making justice accessible to the disadvantaged sector of the society.


City to file contempt vs. Ceneco

BACOLOD CITY -- Bacolod City Legal Officer Atty. Alan Zamora opted to file contempt charges against Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) after confirming reports from different schools and barangays that they received notice of disconnections from the said electric cooperative.

Leonardia: City helped BANEG

BACOLOD CITY – Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday clarified that the city government has extended help to the Bacolod City - Negros Occidental (BANEG) softball league contrary to reports allegedly being spread by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) that the city did not help the league which just arrived from China.

Bacolod continues ties with Keelung, Taiwan

BACOLOD CITY -- "It's a continuing friendship between our two cities," Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia said during his birthday celebrations referring to his special guests from Keelung City, Taiwan.


Population issue the nth time
Res Gestae
The rise of dictators
PLCPD condemns bishops' threat
Bridging the gap
The Pulahanes of Passi, Iloilo
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Oh, well...
Eye Opener
National Allergy Day, a resounding success


Bull's eye:
Personal interest


Amoeba Diaries

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

At the world's cradle

/ Jyh Ming Gonzales

Rational Insanity:
Playi-ing it right

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Staggering stats and letters

/ Philip S. Chua

Perfectly Imperfect

/ Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Inactivity? Not really

/ Kathy M. Villalon


Saviour Int'l College's School of Nursing opens

Saviour Int'l College's School of Nursing opens

Saviour International College's School of Nursing is the answer to the growing demand for education in Nursing. This recently opened school is located in La Paz, near St. Clement's Church.


Achieving 'Perfect Total Fitness'

Achieving 'Perfect Total Fitness'

Total fitness is about optimizing an individual's mental and physical condition. It is a result of synergy. For example, a person may follow a balanced diet or exercise daily. However, singular activities will not produce the dramatic result that can be achieved from a combination of proper nutrition and regular exercise.

Edgar Suelo and Dado Tan

Edgar Suelo and Dado Tan

Best of friends landscape artist/ restaurateur Edgar Suelo of Casitas Resto Bar fame and GMA Assistant Program Manager for Regional Dado Tan, celebrated a few moons ago their 25 years of friendship with an intimate dinner at the Suelo's place.

----------------------------------------Vago Nozze

Vago Nozze Studio Opening

A new photography shop opened recently at the third floor of LBS Building in Jalandoni Street (same building with Eric de los Santos atelier) called Vago Nozze Studios.


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