December 29, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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3 areas in Iloilo City watched for New Year violence

At least three areas in Iloilo City will be closely watched by authorities to prevent possible violence among some of its residents during the New Year revelries.

These are Brgy. West Habog-Habog in Molo district; Blumentritt in City Proper’s waterfront area; and Jalandoni St. in City Proper.

A journey with The News Today

I joined TNT ten years ago. It was fresh. New. Young. Challenging.

Thank you Erly Garcia, a former colleague in ABS-CBN Iloilo who was the catalyst to my benefit. As editor-in-chief then Erly welcomed my contribution to the paper.

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FIREWORKS. A vendor arranges her display of firecrackers in her stall along Jaro Plaza.

Defensor vows ‘provincial government of the people’

Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. has vowed to make the provincial government of Iloilo the “provincial government of the people” as his administration continues to serve the Ilonggos in the coming year.

Firecrackers not toys, kids told

The Bureau of Fire Protection 6 has warned children against playing firecrackers in welcoming the New Year.


Seven tribes to compete in Maasin’s Tultugan fest

Seven school-based tribes will compete in the 2010 Tultugan Festival cultural showcase of Maasin, Iloilo tomorrow, December 29.

Region 6 tourist arrivals steadily increasing–DOT

Tourism Regional Director Edwin Trompeta said tourists continue to arrive in Western Visayas and their number have been steadily going up despite the events in the past year that gave negative image to the Philippines.

2 carnapping cases reported

Two carnapping incidents were reported to the Iloilo Police Provincial Office in the middle of December.

Officials seek inclusion of Boracay in peso bills

The Municipal Council of Malay, Aklan will come up with a resolution requesting the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to include the picture of Boracay Island in the new bank notes it is producing.

Former village chief tagged in strafing of brod’s house

A former village chief was accused of strafing his own brother’s house on Christmas day at Brgy. West Habog-Habog, Molo, Iloilo City.


DTI Capiz intensifies watch on ‘noche buena’ goods sales

ROXAS CITY – The Department of Trade and Industry has been intensifying its monitoring activities during the holidays ensure that consumers are well-protected.

Arrojado urges Alisasis to join hands for peace

ROXAS CITY – Libas village chief Richard Arrojado urged his predecessor to join hands with him to attain peace and order that would stop the series of killings involving their supporters.

‘Refrain from using firecrackers’

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has asked Filipinos to eradicate or minimize the use of firecrackers in celebrating the New Year’s Eve this coming Friday.

Online verification of professionals launched

The Department of Labor and Employment’s Professional Regulation Commission’s campaign against fraudulent documents and fake professionals has intensified with the launching of a system that would allow an employer, or any interested person, to verify online whether a certain professional is licensed or not.


SPi Global to hire more BPO workers

MANILA – SPi Global, the business process outsourcing arm of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co., will employ more Filipinos to support its projected 14-percent revenue growth in 2011.

PHL coco exports grow 78%

Exports of coconut oil and other coconut by-products reached an unprecedented level of $1.57 billion, 78 per cent more than last year’s value of $884 million, records of the Philippine Coconut Authority show.

PNOC-EC awaits results of DOE review on deals

MANILA – PNOC-Exploration Corp. (PNOC-EC), the oil and gas exploration arm of state-owned Philippine National Oil Co., is awaiting the results of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) review of all petroleum service contracts before it proceeds with the development of the Camago-Malampaya Oil Leg in northwest Palawan.

WB lauds implementation of land management project

World Bank, the funding agency of the second phase of the Land Administration and Management Project (LAMP2), lauded the overall performance of the project following its recent review mission held at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).


Obesity: A Killer
St. Digerati
New Year’s resolution God’s way
Christmas made in China and other holiday trash
“Speak it still once again.”
Anything under the Sun
Fray Martin de Rada, Apostle of Panay


The Blood and Mud in the Philippines: Anti-Guerrilla Warfare on Panay Island

/ Toshimi Kuma

Goodbye to 2010

/ Ma.Zenaida B. French

Dear Santa

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

My Hero

/ Dr. Cesar Yap, Jr.

Sleeping with the enemy

/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Electricity cost

/ Ted Aldwin Ong

I Think I Got It!

/ Dolly M. Palisada


Race to the Sun

Race to the Sun

Another early weekend morning rolled around with 346 enthusiastic runners who took over half of the road from SM City to Promenade. A Pro-health Fun Run: Race to the Sun with a 3-kilometer and 5-kilometer race was organized by the Council of the Rotaract Clubs,

----------------------------------------Tilipunan Center Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Tilipunan Center Celebrates 30th Anniversary

In the last 30 years, the Tilipunan Center in Tanza served as a center for learning for kids as well a venue for livelihood training of adults living within the barangay. This is a project of the Zonta Iloilo City Club I.

---------------------------------------- Amigo Plaza Mall grants Christmas wishes

Amigo Plaza Mall grants Christmas wishes

THE Amigo Plaza Mall, a member of La Filipina Uygongco Corporation group of companies, launched the project “Paskwa sang Amigo, Hamdum mo, Tumanon Ko” together with ABS-CBN Iloilo and Aksyon Radyo Iloilo.

----------------------------------------Diether Ocampo and ‘Dalaw’

Diether Ocampo and ‘Dalaw’

I was privileged to have interviewed Diether Ocampo before his, as expected, jam packed mall show where he promoted his current movie, Dalaw, which is currently one of the top grossers in the ongoing Metro Manila Film Festival.


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