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Thursday, 15th March 2012

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USAID-Philippines Mission Director Gloria D. Steele discusses the Cities Development Initiative launched in Iloilo City last week. (Video by FAA)

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By: Tara Yap

LAWMAKERS are making louder noises for the prioritization of the construction of bridges connecting Panay, Guimaras and Negros islands.

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P24.8-M rehab of 6 district hospitals set

By: Francis Allan L. Angelo

THE P24.8-MILLION rehabilitation of six district hospitals in Iloilo province is up for bidding this month.

The project is part of Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr.’s campaign pledge to upgrade the district hospitals in, among others, Alimodian, Balasan, Barotac Viejo, Calinog, Lambunao and Passi City.

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PMA valedictorian a  true-blue Ilonggo

By: Francis Allan L. Angelo

THE TOPNOTCHER of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Bagwis Class of 2012 is a full-blooded Ilonggo.

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Math whiz is Iloilo’s most outstanding elementary pupil

By: Lilibeth A. French

MATH whiz Miguel Lorenzo Ildesa from the PAREF-Westbridge School, Inc. was named as the Most Outstanding Elementary School Pupil (MOESP) of Iloilo for academic year 2011-2012.

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45 drums of diesel oil seized

POLICE in Antique recovered 45 drums of diesel fuel from two motorboats which suffered mechanical trouble.

Fishing Boat (FB) Mark and FB Ramon sent a distress call to the Philippine Coast Guard in Antique after encountering problems off the coast of Anini-y town in Antique. The local police then discovered the drums filled with diesel on the boats bound for Carles, Iloilo.

Authorities are still probing if the recovered fuel were pilfered or not.

Taxi operators nix tourist buses in downtown

TAXI operators in Panay thumbed down the proposal of the Iloilo Tour Guide Cooperative allowing tourist buses to ply the streets of downtown Iloilo City to show visitors around the heritage area.

The Association of Taxi Operators of Panay said the idea will only congest further the narrow streets in the downtown area.

Stakeholders discuss int'l flights to Iloilo

STAKEHOLDERS in the government and private spheres gathered yesterday to discuss problems besetting the launching of international flights to Iloilo.

Among the problems indentified were the costly common carriers tax and lack of market for foreign tourists.

The roundtable discussion was organized by the Iloilo Business Club in partnership with REID Foundation, The Asia Foundation and United States Agency for International Development.

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Hat’s off to Tiangco

By: Herbert Vego

WHILE the testimony of Navotas Congressman Tobias Tiangco in the Senate impeachment trial might not boost the defense of the accused Chief Justice Renato Corona Read more...

There is more than one English

By: Justine Christiamarie Sedigo Obando

IN A HIGHLY globalized society, English became the language to learn. It is a prerequisite for communication to almost every part of the globe, and likewise Read more...


I COULD not help smiling as I watched Senator-Judge Chiz Escudero yesterday engage lead prosecutor Rep. Niel Tupas Jr. in a Q and A in the ongoing impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona. Read more...

‘Is there a cause?’

By: Lucell Larawan

KING David, when about to challenge the giant, said: “Is there a cause?” Indeed, it is a privilege to be part of an honorable cause. It gives us a sense of purpose and direction-- a reason for being. Read more...

Now you see them, now you don’t

By: Alger O. Inocencio

IN TOURISM, this unresolved issue of creating a permanent tourism office or a position, as a mandatory requirement for every Local Government Unit Read more...

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