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City lacks cops

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas said the city needs additional policemen to maintain peace and order all over the metropolis.

Presidential form of gov't incorrigible—Abueva

“The presidential form of government is 'incorrigible' and it is difficult to reverse the practices of our leaders,” said Dr. Jose V. Abueva, former president of the University of the Philippines and one of the country's noted political scientists.

  Additional Burden
From P6.50, communters anytime this week would already be paying a minimum of P7.00 every time they take a jeepney ride. The LTFRB recently approved the new petition for fare hike filed by drivers groups in the region. LTFRB however cautioned the drivers to secure new fare matrices first before charging their their passengers the new rate.

‘Torture-free zones' pushed as human rights violation cases up

Cases of human rights violations ranging from illegal arrest and arbitrary detention, torture, harassment, extra-judicial execution and massacre are reported to have now reached its record high.


City fails to receive road users tax

The city government did not receive the P1.4 million road users tax as promised by the national government for the past years.

DPWH undertakes Operation Zero Potholes project

DPWH Acting Secretary Hermogenes E. Ebdane, Jr. in his memorandum dated August 23, 2005 has directed all his Regional Directors and District Engineers to undertake “Operation Zero Potholes” to ensure the smooth and unhampered flow of vehicular traffic along both primary and secondary national highways and to keep the roads potholes-free during and after the rainy season.

NBI files large scale estafa, illegal recruitment raps vs policewoman, pal

A policewoman assigned at the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) Women and Children's Desk (WCD) was charged with large scale estafa and illegal recruitment.

Rotary brings bright hope for poor kids

Sta. Barbara, Iloilo – Their parents have been shunned by society because of a long-dreaded, but misunderstood, disease called leprosy. As a result, the 229 pupils at the West Visayas Sanitarium elementary school are so poor they couldn't afford to buy school supplies.

Tupas pushes for mango as premier product of Iloilo

Iloilo province will make a bid not only as honest of the 2006 Mango Congress, but also aggressively push for mango as a major agricultural product and income earner for local farmers, Iloilo governor Niel D. Tupas, Sr. said yesterday.


Iloilo up as SEA games host if…

Iloilo may after all be the host for one of the competitions in the forthcoming international sports event, the 23 rd South East Asian Games (SEAG).  With criticisms hurled against the supposed inadequate representation of Ilonggo officials as compared to counterparts in Bacolod City, The News Today learned of Friday's communication to Mayor Jerry Treñas on the matter.

Crime prevention seminars mark 11 th NCPW observance

A series of crime and drug abuse prevention seminars will be conducted soon in the different schools and districts of this city. This is in line with the forthcoming observance of the 11 th National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) slated September 1-7, 2005.

POPCOM holds 2005 Rafael M. Salas Population and Development Award

The Commission on Population VI has declared the 2005 Rafael M. Salas and Development Award open to qualified applicants/nominees starting this week.


Who to blame for the waste of electricity
Carpooling Loonies
Rigi-rigi: An after five de-stresser
Consumers Domain
An anti-govt state-U
Combong - Pijuan  
Kris Aquino
Just Right
The flip side of the “Hello Garci” tapes (Part 1)
Res Gestae
Peaceful but not safe
Bridging the gap
Sugar production in Iloilo, 1950s-1960s
on the dot
Putting premium on DOT accreditation (Last of a series)
Without the Whitecoat
Practical management… Diabetes 2
The nation's best and brightest future
Unusual Channel
Classic act
My Brother-in-Law and Other Stories
Our secret


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Eye Opener

Impeaching GMA

By Rodolfo Gumabong


Do you think the city's curfew ordinance for minors is effectively implemented? Is it necessary? Why?

By Marichel Teves-Magalona


Lex Tupas

Lex Tupas Guiding the youth towards excellent leadership

Sons and daughters of politicians can be the most misjudged people. They are subjected to public scrutiny that can either destroy or uplift their parents' political career.

  Art Space

Art Space

Let's admit that beauty in any aspect is a real magnet. We love to see (sometimes imagine) colors inside an empty room. We love making our abode as striking as possible. Thus, we buy things that would help us create what we have in mind.