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No go-signal for cutting of trees on Iloilo road

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The City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) has not approved a plan to cut or remove decades-old trees on a major street in Iloilo City due to a road-widening project.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Iloilo breaks lit candles world record for peace

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VARIATIONS ON THE THEME OF LIGHT Tens of thousands of Filipinos stand beside bamboo torches that hold lighted candles to offer a message of peace and form a Philippine map in Oton town in Iloilo province on Monday. With 56,680 lit candles, they set a new Guinness World Record, beating the previous record of 35,478 candles that Pakistan set on Dec. 10, 2009. AFP/MIDDLE WAY MEDITATION INSTITUTE

Intermittent rains failed to stop thousands of people from lining up in a dark, muddy field in Oton town in Iloilo province on Tuesday to form a giant map of the Philippines, in a bid to set a new world record for the largest flaming image using candles.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Family of slain fair trade center exec seeks justice for his murder

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The family of slain fair trade center head Romeo Capalla has appealed for justice and the speedy resolution of his murder.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

100,000 Iloilo folk to light candles for peace

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Thousands of youths release sky lanterns—15,185 of them—within 10 minutes at the University of the Philippines Visayas campus in Miag-ao in Iloilo City on May 24, 2013, to call for world peace through inner peace. On Monday, April 14, 2014, tens of thousands of people are expected to meditate and simultaneously light candles for world peace in Oton town in Iloilo province.  GUIJO DUENAS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

Tens of thousands of people are expected to meditate and simultaneously light candles for world peace in the Light of Peace in the Philippines gathering in Oton town in Iloilo province early evening on Monday.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Iloilo folk protest another tree-cutting plan

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Environmentalists and local officials are protesting a plan to cut or uproot decades old trees in one of the city’s landmark streets to give way to a road-widening project.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Italy, Korea traders slam impunity in PH

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International fair trade groups have called on President Aquino and the Philippine government to solve the murder last month of fair trade center head Romeo Capalla.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Paddling to a new life after storm

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VICTIMS of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Barangay  (village) Talotu-an in Concepcion town, Iloilo province, celebrate the start of a new life with a race aboard new boats. NESTOR P. BURGOS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

Unmindful of the midday heat, at least 20 fishermen vigorously paddled their new boats in a race to the shoreline amid cheers from other villagers on the beach.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ victims in Aklan, Capiz rally

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Survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” on Tuesday held what they said was their version of the Stations of the Cross to protest the alleged delay and lack of help from the national government.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Scientists on P1-B mangrove fund: Use wisely

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MANGROVES near a grounded boat in Quinapondan, Eastern Samar province, are showing signs of recovery from the effects of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” PHOTO COURTESY OF JURGENNE PRIMAVERA

At least P1 billion in public funds is available for the repair of mangrove areas hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” but the money should not be used to plant new mangroves, but simply protect existing ones, according to mangrove scientists and conservationists.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Iloilo bicycle festival backs ‘Share the Road’ movement

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Eddie Capio reached this city from his hometown in Leon, Iloilo province, on Sunday, pedaling a distance of 28 kilometers to travel 24 km farther in a mass cycling and running event on the city streets.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DOJ files criminal raps vs communist leaders Tiamzons, 5 others

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Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army chief Benito Tiamzon (left) and his wife, Wilma (right).  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday filed criminal charges against communist rebel leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon and their five companions who were captured in Cebu last week.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Graduation hope: Closure for trying year

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NORTHERN Iloilo Polytechnic State College West Campus in Estancia town, Iloilo, has served as evacuation center for 2,000 residents despite the damage it sustained during Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” NESTOR P. BURGOS JR.

For Stephanie Prevendido-Gallardo, the commencement exercises today, Saturday, will hopefully close the most trying school year in her more than nine years as a teacher.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Tiamzon couple, co-accused indicted in Cebu court

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Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army chief Benito Tiamzon (left) and his wife, Wilma (right).  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Justice on Friday filed criminal charges against communist rebel leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon and the five companions they were arrested with in Cebu last week.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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