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Oil spill compensation for Semirara residents underway

Iloilo -- In the next two months residents of Semirara Island in northern Antique will already be receiving payments from National Power Corporation (NPC) as compensation for the damage brought by the oil spill which occurred sometime in December 2005.

Oso leads Capitol drive vs STL in Iloilo

Government efforts to draw support for the entry of the Small-Time Lottery (STL) will see stiff opposition in the Province of Iloilo.

Such, after a senior member of the Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) will come out to make official his anti-STL stance in a privilege speech tomorrow.

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Dingle power plant
A.Chris Fernandez
The Panay Diesel Power Plant of National Power Corporation in Dingle, Iloilo

NPC debunks power shortage scenario painted by Peco, Mirant-PPC

Iloilo City does not actually need Power Barge 101 coming from Cebu to avert a looming power shortage this months of May and June.


City officials silent over airport row

Nothing was heard from city government officials pertaining to the tension that erupted at the Iloilo Airport in Mandurriao district last Friday despite the threat earlier issued by Air Transportation Office (ATO) chief Allan Java that airport operations may be suspended if the peace and order situation deteriorates.

Residents disappointed over SP's recommendation on crematorium

Residents of Barangay Our Lady of Fatima, Jaro were dismayed with the committee report rendered by the committee on public services, environmental protection and ecology of the Sangguniang Panlungsod over the proposal of the Philippine American Cemetery Association Inc. (PACA) to put up a crematorium.

1 killed, 1 wounded in San Remigio encounter

One was killed and another was wounded in the clash between the members of the 31st Reconnaissance Company of the Philippine Army and believed to be members of a private army in San Remigio, Antique.

Miag-ao execs slam Garin, demands share on solon’s pork barrel

"Be a better Garin." And while at it, share the blessings of the pork barrel to the entire First District. After all, whether the lady solon got their vote or not, the people of Miag-ao deserves their share of the government funds.

Iloilo humbly accepts defeat in Aliwan 2006

Ilonggos indeed know how to accept defeat. They humbly acceded to their fate in the recently concluded 2006 Aliwan Festival with Dinagyang Festival ranked only second to Sinulog Festival of Cebu even if some quarters are pushing the members of the delegation to file a protest.


DFA announces deadline for FSO exam application 

Those who are interested to take the Foreign Service Officer (FSO) Qualifying Examinations in the region have only until May 10, 2006 to submit their applications and required documents. This was announced by the Department of Foreign Affairs - Regional Consular Office 6 (DFA-RCO 6) here in this city.

San Miguel 2006 fiesta showcases value of unity

The annual town fiesta of San Miguel, Iloilo kicked off last May 1, an event which Mayor Gregorio Villarico said has become an "occasion for showcasing the social, cultural and religious values that have been sustained and nurtured by San Migueleños since time immemorial."


Dinagyang, Pintados robbed in Aliwan Festival
Anything Under the Sun
Mill Hill Missionaries (5)
Unusual Channel
Explaining death
Consumers Domain
A Letter to the Working Class
Without the Whitecoat
Bariatric Surgery, answer to obesity
Bridging the gap
J.M. Basa Street
on the dot
Taxi drivers as tourism frontliners, goodwill guiding, 2nd Iloilo IAD, etc.
Love is not blind
Res Gestae
The way out to traffic police corruption
Take it from Conan


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

Sneak preview of contents

About the yearbook


The Fullness of Life

A God-centered life (Part III)

opinion polls

How can Iloilo City / Province be competitive locally & internationally?


Power Crisis

Rational Insanity

What people go through for the summer


A poem and the Iloilo River

eye opener

Death penalty in hell



Maria's story: A struggle for education

Somewhere in Brgy. Sto. Niño Sur, Arevalo there is a seventeen-year-old girl who works as helper in a restaurant at night in order to earn income for her schooling and to help her family. The story of Maria (not her real name) is one of the many sad stories involving child labor which is given importance by the World Vision.


IWC and DENR: Saving forests through IFMA

The world has been fazed with tremendous disasters involving nature. Is it Nature's way of reminding us of our responsibilities? Or is it Heaven's hand tapping our hearts and souls like what He did to Sodom and Gomorrah?