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Frontpage Pagdanganan with Governor Tupas
Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) president Roberto Pagdanganan talks with Governor Niel Tupas during a break in yesterday's Health Coop Biz '06 held at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol. Pagdanganan was the guest speaker in the affair which is part of the 2005 International Cooperative Month celebration.
A. Chris Fernandez

Town cries for justice as hundreds expected in funeral of hazing victim

Top officials of the Municipality of Tubungan, Iloilo will show up in tomorrow’s (Saturday) funeral of a 19 year-old student ‘hazed to death’ by a city-based fraternity. 

Father and son deny role in hazing death

Twin denials have now been finally made by the father and son embroiled in the violent death of a 19 year-old Criminology student of St. Therese College here.  “I know nothing about it,” the father said.  “I was not there,” the son for his part maintained.

Capitol power substation probe indefinitely suspended

The supposed hearings for the stalled power substation project of the provincial government has been indefinitely suspended due to technicality.

Treñas not yet inclined to endorse charges vs. Sonalan

The City Legal Office (CLO) has done its job, but it seems Mayor Jerry P. Treñas is not convinced.

City gov't fights it out with PPA

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas warned Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) that the city government would take over its operations if they continue to fail paying their tax obligations to the city government.

Case closed for CSWD's bloated calamity report

The report rendered by the Committee on Social Services and Disaster Relief of the Sangguniang Panglungsod did not grill the people responsible for the bloated calamity report in relation to the September 16 flooding in the districts of Lapaz and Jaro.

Cops zero in on Passi City robbery-homicide suspects

Continued police efforts of the Passi City PNP on Monday’s robbery with homicide incident yielded positive results in the arrest of two suspects and identification of three others.

Cop returns abandoned motorcycle

A day after The News Today reported the story of an abandoned motorcycle being used by a policeman formerly assigned at Molo PNP, SPO3 Rex Jabian finally returned the said motorcycle to the custody of the said police station.

Guimbal bags PCCI’s ‘Most business-friendly’ award

The Municipality of Guimbal, Iloilo some 29 kilometers south of Iloilo City bested other municipalities emerging as the national choice of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) for being the “Most business-friendly” local government unit.

Ilonggos in Canada going home for Dinagyang 2006

A number of Ilonggos residing in Canada will be taking time off from their labors to come home to Iloilo and watch the Dinagyang Festival this coming January.

First ECD Mobile Resource Center attracts more children

Ajuy, Iloilo—The first ECD Mobile Resource Center launched in Ajuy on October 20, 2004 has become a unique and attractive learning base for children and even parents.

Oratorical contest focuses on water

"Water for you and me: How far can we go?".This will be the theme of the oratorical contest to be conducted by the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) as part of their 27th anniversary celebration.


Region 6 tops Ombudsman competition

Contenders from Region 6 shone in the European Commission and Office of the Ombudsman sanctioned competition On the Spot Poster Making, Slogan Making and Essay Writing awards ceremony held at the Convention Hall, Cebu Normal University, October 6.

NEDA VI slates first regional confab on decentralization and federalism

The issuance of EO 453 on August 19, 2005, creating a Consultative Commission to Propose the Revision of the 1987 Constitution in Consultation with Various Sectors of Society, sets the stage for a change in certain provisions of the 1987 Constitution, particularly the shift from presidential unitary system to a parliamentary federal system of government and refocusing of economic policies in the Constitution to match the country’s vision for global competitiveness. 


I Remember Mina book

A peek into “I Remember Mina”

Nothing beats the memories of our homeland. The people we grew up with, the friends we have and the family whom we share our daily blessings with. As one song describes it, ‘There’s no place like home…when I think of home, I think of a place where there is love.”  Perhaps, these have made a lot of people to write stories about their places.

Alimodian Church

The echoes of Alimodian Church

The Spanish colonization in the Philippines left marks in our infrastructures, buildings and churches. The churches were built during the unforgettable Spanish colonization in the pueblos, and Alimodian was one of those places. The century-old church seated at the heart of the town was then known for its beauty and splendor.



Irritants, Incorporated (2)

By Julia Carreon-Lagoc

On the DOT
Twas a grand slam for Western Visayas !By Atty. Helen Camarista
Without the White Coat
To serve and care… it is the doctor within usBy Dr. Florentino Alerta
Bridging the gap
Recreational activities of children during WWII (2)
Combong- Pijuan  
Vexed in the City
Some nuns are hypocrites

By Nelson Robles

Unusual Channel
Awesome humor

By Ma. Renette B. Uy

Carpooling Loonies
Charlene spilled too much (2)

By Jinki Beldia

Res Gestae
Group study

By Francisco B. Lindero, Jr.

Consumers Domain
The (initial) victory vs. PECO

By Ian Seruelo


The fullness of life
Quality of Life


Rational Insanity
Nursing the aswang’s wing