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7 Iloilo boy scouts drown
by Leo Solinap - October 17, 2004 - 12:00am
ILOILO CITY — Seven boy scouts aged 11 to 14 drowned during a jamboree in San Joaquin, Iloilo yesterday morning. The victims, identified as Neriden Barsinas, Jerry Semic, George Selebio Jr., Sydney Philip Mocas...
Iloilo raid yields P.4 M in fake bills
by Leo Solinap - July 11, 2004 - 12:00am
ILOILO CITY — Joint elements of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) raided what is believed to be a "satellite factory" of a counterfeiting syndicate...
NPA attacks Iloilo town hall; 50 employees held
by Leo Solinap - June 17, 2004 - 12:00am
TUBUNGAN, Iloilo — More than 60 members of the New People’s Army (NPA) attacked the Tubungan Police Station including its town hall at around 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Eight members of the Philippine National...
P100,000 offered for Boracay killers’ arrest
by Leo Solinap - May 8, 2004 - 12:00am
ILOILO CITY — One of the families of the three foreigners killed in the so-called "Boracay massacre" has put up a P100,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the killers. "The family offered...
Priest slugging it out in municipal council derby
by Leo Solinap - January 9, 2004 - 12:00am
ILOILO CITY — A village priest in Carles town north of this city has thrown his hat in the electoral ring, slugging it out with 23 other candidates for municipal council seats. Fr. Oscar Andrada, parish priest...
5 Iloilo inmates give selves New Year’s Eve furlough
by Leo Solinap - January 2, 2004 - 12:00am
ILOILO CITY — Five inmates bolted the district jail here to spend New Year’s Eve with their families, then surrendered yesterday to police. Leony Gamboa, Dennis Paderog, Leo Glory, Ernesto Guillergan and...
Cargo ship catches fire in Iloilo-Guimaras strait
by Leo Solinap - December 5, 2003 - 12:00am
ILOILO CITY — A cargo ship carrying 45,000 bags of cement was partially burned when one of its oxygen or acetylene tanks exploded while being used by one of the welders yesterday morning. The incident happened...
P5-M illegal drugs seized off Boracay Island
by Leo Solinap - May 14, 2003 - 12:00am
ILOILO CITY — An estimated P5-million worth of illegal drugs were seized on three suspects heading towards Boracay Island last Sunday. The suspects were identified as Sepero Sakasawa, 30; Jessie Rose Giron,...
Remains of Iloilo lass found under motel bed
by Leo Solinap - April 14, 2003 - 12:00am
ILOILO CITY — A complaint by a couple about a foul smell in their room led employees of a motel here to discover last Friday morning the decomposing body of a 22-year-old female fisheries graduate under the...
Two hurt in Iloilo mall blast
by Leo Solinap - March 31, 2003 - 12:00am
ILOILO CITY — A "bomb" exploded in a shopping mall here yesterday, injuring two people, one of whom admitted it was a pillbox he meant to use on an enemy. The victims were identified as Marvin Rafael,...
In a town called Guimbal
by Leo Solinap - March 16, 2003 - 12:00am
What better time to stage a festival of its own! The Iloilo municipality of Guimbal believes so because it was turning three centuries old. Really, 300 years old. Guimbal Mayor Richard Garin thus thought of staging...
Antique governor denies coddling armed groups
by Leo Solinap - January 25, 2003 - 12:00am
SAN JOSE, Antique — Antique Gov. Salvacion Zaldivar-Perez has denied accusations that she is tolerating the presence of armed groups in the province. "If he (Belison Mayor Christopher Piccio) is alluding...
Maasin comes alive with ‘Tultugan’
by Leo Solinap - January 12, 2003 - 12:00am
MAASIN, Iloilo – For Tagalogs, tultugan sounds like tugtugan or music-playing. But for Ilonggos, it refers to a bamboo instrument which natives long ago used for communications and well, for music too. Bamboo,...
‘Chop-chop’ woman died from head blow?
by Leo Solinap - January 10, 2003 - 12:00am
STA. BARBARA, Iloilo — The wife of an Army soldier, whose skeletal body parts were dug up in the backyard of her husband’s house here last Monday, could have died from severe head trauma as a result of...
Headless body of Muslim woman found in Iloilo town
by Leo Solinap - January 7, 2003 - 12:00am
STA. BARBARA, Iloilo — A decapitated body of a 19-year-old Muslim woman was found in a village here yesterday morning almost in a late stage of decomposition. Police identified the body as that of to Sawiy...
Iloilo cites poor but upright cabbie
by Leo Solinap - December 17, 2002 - 12:00am
ILOILO CITY — Ronaldo Pantillo, his wife, and six children share a two-story nipa hut — which they rent for P400 a month — in Barangay Dungon B, Jaro district here. A nearby deep well supplies them...
Cabbie returns ¥2-M to despondent Japanese employer
by Leo Solinap - December 12, 2002 - 12:00am
ILOILO CITY — Will you accept two million yen — the equivalent of P862,000 — to kill your suicidal employer upon his own request? Taxi driver Rolando Pantillo said no and returned the two million...
New feed for Lapu-lapu
by Leo Solinap - December 8, 2002 - 12:00am
ILOILO CITY – Lapu-lapu fish may soon became a domesticated fish from its usual nature of being cannibals and territorial fish. They may taste even better. This is after an introduction of an artificial nutritional...
‘We’re lovers and I was never abducted’
by Leo Solinap - November 11, 2002 - 12:00am
ILOILO CITY — Was it simply passion or a "crime of passion"? Annaliza Infante, 31, was arrested last Saturday on charges of kidnapping with serious illegal detention which the family of her lover,...
2 suspects in abduction of Iloilo teen surrender
by Leo Solinap - October 28, 2002 - 12:00am
Two brothers tagged as the masterminds in the abduction of a 13-year-old son of a Chinese-Filipino trader in Iloilo City surrendered to authorities yesterday morning. Suspects Jonathan and Eugene Poblacion, residents...
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