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'Caloy' wreaks havoc in WV

Tropical storm Caloy wreaked havoc in various parts of Western Visayas as it continued to move north of the Philippines last Thursday and Friday.

Flooding, brownouts hit city due to storm

Ten of the 180 barangays in the city were affected by flood water as a result of the tropical storm Caloy over the weekend. Major thoroughfares in the city were also flooded because of heavy rains and clogged drainage system.

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Nanga, Guimbal
Ronilo L. Pamonag
People going to Guimbal and other towns south of Iloilo pass through a bamboo bridge connecting Brgy. Buyuan, Tigbauan and Brgy. Nanga, Guimbal in order to reach their destination after the existing bridge was destroyed by strong current of water.

Caloy destroys 3 bridges in Miag-ao

Three bridges in the municipality of Miag-ao were destroyed by floodwaters brought about by tropical storm Caloy. One of the three bridges were temporarily closed to prevent more damage.


CBCP issues guide on 'Da Vinci Code'

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is set to release a guide for the Catholic faithful on how to respond to the claims made by novelist Dan Brown in the controversial film "Da Vinci Code".

Transco's transmission lines needed for NPC-Peco linkage

Panay Electric Company (Peco) already entered into a Power Supply Agreement (PSA) with National Power Corporation (NPC) but it could not yet get power from NPC until it enters into another contract with the National Transmission Commission (Transco).

DepEd's Food for School Program benefits 441,101 families

Some 441,101 families benefited from the Food for School program of the Department of Education (DepEd).

RP economy gets OK of investment bodies

With the dramatic surge of the Philippine Stock Exchange, investment bodies predict that this is harbinger of better things to come for the Philippine economy.

The Summer Event with Keanna Reeves

The land is barren. The men are tired and dirty. The heat is overpowering. Constant is the dry spell. Tempers are rising. A brawl begins. Men against men. Each one tries to outdo each other. Whatever happens next is what you’re going to see when you come to watch “WET SUMMER STREET PARTY” this coming May 19th at Paseo Iloilo – Robinson’s Place Iloilo.


Antique provides assistance to disadvantaged families, communities

The Provincial Government of Antique provided assistance to dysfunctional and disadvantaged individuals, families and communities in the province to help Antiqueños cope up with different crises situations in life.

Indigenous people enjoy free birth registration

More members of the indigenous people in Capiz town have now their certificates of live birth.

WVSU extension to open in Himamaylan City

A memorandum of Agreement for the establishment of West Visayas State University (WVSU) - Himamaylan City Extension has been signed recently.


Leader of men
Anything Under the Sun
Mill Hill Missionaries (5)
Unusual Channel
What planet are we on?
Consumers Domain
Workers' lament
Without the Whitecoat
Hanging up a sign: What is medically and ethically correct?
Bridging the gap
Jalandoni Street
on the dot
Taxi drivers as tourism frontliners, goodwill guiding, 2nd Iloilo IAD, etc.
Coming home slightly embarrassed
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

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About the yearbook


eye opener

Changing textbooks yearly, anomalous

opinion polls

What shall Iloilo City and Province do in order to attract more foreign investors/tourists?


Iloilo River: autonomous multi-stakeholder management

The Fullness of Life

A God-centered life (Part III)

Rational Insanity

What people go through for the summer



Jaki Peņalosa : A gift to Ilonggas of today

Fashion empress Jaki Peņalosa successfully opened her eponymous boutique at the Robinsons Place Iloilo last May 5, 2006. Prominent personalities, friends, and family came to grace the memorable occasion. Fellow designers Angelette Borja-Ragus, Bo Parcon, and Don Protasio never failed to support her.


A story of an extraordinary mom

She plays a vital role in your life. Imagine how many sleepless nights she had spent just to prepare your formulas and change your soaked diapers. She was there when you learned your first word and when you had your first step. She perpetually walked you to school and pack your favorite sandwich for snacks. She was there during the most crucial stage of your life though you keep on complaining on her being nosy.