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April 19, 2006, Iloilo City, Philippines
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Light trapping operations vs. rice black bug to continue

Governor Niel Tupas, Sr. is positive the rice black bug infestation in several Iloilo towns would be controlled soon.

Fatigue downs 'Master of Pain'

Professional stuntman Jess Caigoy of Leon, Iloilo claims having set the world record at continuous sweeping for 16 hrs, 37 mins, although he did not attain his earlier target of 24 hours.

Human rights group slams arrest of ex-rebel

Human rights advocate Panay Alliance Karapatan recently condemned the arrest of former New People's Army rebel Samuel Lagulao of Roxas City.

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Different kinds of flora again fill the Iloilo Provincial Capitol grounds for the weeklong Agri-Fair which is part of the celebration of the 105th Foundation Anniversary of the province.

US Ambassador graces 1st National Media Summit on Child Labor

The 1st National Media Summit on Child Labor will be held today (Wednesday) at the Century Park Hotel in Manila with US Ambassador to the Philippines Hon. Kristie Kenny as the guest speaker.

The summit's theme is "The Media Factor in Addressing Child Labor Through Education."

Media practitioners from all over the country, including representatives from The News Today, particularly those provinces which are the target areas of the ABK Initiative project are expected to attend.


Mango growers, investors urged to attend 8th National Mango Congress

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is encouraging mango growers and prospective investors to attend the 8th National Mango Congress next month here in Iloilo City.

Hunt for eagle's egg kills teener

Talks of high-priced eagle's egg lured a teener into his death as locals finally recovered his remains in a cliff of Mount Manapang Pan De Azucar, Concepcion, Iloilo.

Man hangs on to life after 20-ft belfry fall

Doctors are keeping close watch on the condition of a 46 year-old man who fell 20 feet to the ground from the belfry of a Roman Catholic Church in Dingle town.

Iloilo among organic agri techno farm demo sites

The province of Iloilo is among the 21 provinces tapped for the establishment of modified rapid composting techno demo farms in the country, having a standing rice crop of about 1,800 hectares.


Iloilo, Negros Occidental have worst child labor problems

Iloilo is one of the eight provinces in the country that are in the priority list in the US$7.8 million ABK Initiative project in order to combat its worst child labor problem. Iloilo comprised a portion of the estimated four million children aged five to 17 who are working.

POEA cautions Ilonggo UAE applicants using tourist visas

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration 6 (POEA 6) reiterated its call to Ilonggos who are applying for overseas jobs to adhere to the proper processes set by the government to protect them against any illegal recruitment and human trafficking activities of fraudulent groups.

Binirayan '06, bigger and better--BFI

Binirayan Festival, Antique's annual merriment, for this year 2006 becomes bigger and better highlighting the province's natural heritage as factor in shaping a people's cultural heritage, and calls for the need to preserve, conserve and protect our natural resources. The event's focus is in line with Antique Governor Salvacion Z. Perez's agenda of cultural awareness and environmental protection.


Gloria, the survivor
Anything Under the Sun
The Sinking of MV Don Juan (5)
Unusual Channel
Listen up men
Consumers Domain
Tradpol's Initiative
Without the Whitecoat
HMO can never replace the Company Physician
Bridging the gap
Delgado Street
on the dot
Taxi drivers as tourism frontliners, goodwill guiding, 2nd Iloilo IAD, etc.
'I want somebody else for President!'
Res Gestae
Traffic fines collection, proof of mismanagement


Iloilo Yearbook 2005

Get your copy of the Iloilo Yearbook now. You can buy directly at the TNT office or email us at marketing@the newstoday.info

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About the yearbook


The Fullness of Life

Victory over sadness


Stop, end the waste!

Rational Insanity

Are you man enough?

eye opener

Gov. Tupas opposes STL operations in Iloilo


Easter gift-giving

TNT & friends: Early Easter gift-giving

The News Today along with benevolent sponsors conducted an early Easter gift-giving for the over 200 Aeta (a cultural minority group) families in the island province of Guimaras on Holy Wednesday.

  Philippine Fashion Week

Philippine Fashion Week 2006
Ilonggo Designers: Making Waves

Three Ilonggo designers showed their mettle in the recently concluded Philippine Fashion Week 2006 held in Metro Manila. Eric de los Santos, Aldrich Aparicio and Jasmine Castelo proved to one and all that one need not resort to hypocrisy or cheap tricks in order to be noticed.