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July 31, 2006, Iloilo City, Philippines
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'Happy' families welcome Ilonggo OFWs from Lebanon

Four more Ilonggo Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from war-torn Lebanon arrived Saturday morning at the Iloilo pier. Their families were a picture of joy and happiness as they saw them embarking from the Super Ferry vessel from Manila.

Public hearing on proposed coal-fired power plant in Concepcion up

Despite several months of silence, the proposed entry of a 100 megawatts coal-fired power plant in Concepcion, Iloilo is not yet dead.

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Amputee Begging
A.Chris Fernandez
Rain or shine this amputee begs for alms from passers-by along Valeria Street, Iloilo City. Instead of mudslinging it could have been better for our politicians to do something to help these kind of people in our society.

Incoming PRO 6 chief sets out plans

Even before he officially takes the helm at the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6, incoming regional director Chief Supt. Geary Barias, more or less, already have an idea on what to do first as soon as he steps in.


Barotac Viejo financially healthy, says town exec

Barotac Viejo Mayor Raul Tupas dubbed as exaggeration the report which came out in The News Today (July 24-25, 2006 edition) relative to the findings of the Commission on Audit (COA) on the town's financial situation.

COA uncovers millions in 'lost' funds, massive mess in Btac. Nuevo, Dumangas

Millions in unascertained government expense and extensive failure in sound fiscal management has been noted in two more Iloilo towns by government auditors.

Extensive fish research up as city set to take-over fish demo farm

Iloilo's continued propagation and research of its major fish produce and aquatic resources will soon see renewed participation and action from the city government. This, after efforts are underway to take-over the region's fish demonstration farm in a bid pushed by the termination of the 25 year-lease now under the Iloilo Provincial Government's Provincial Agriculture Office.

Sta. Barbara farmers shifting to organic rice farming

Iloilo Farmers encourage their fellow farmers to go into organic rice farming as they implemented the MASIPAG Organic Rice Farming Technology in Brgy. Cafï, Santa Barbara, Iloilo since July 26 – 28, 2006.


DENR links up with other agencies to stop ODS smuggling

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has begun linking up with other government agencies to stop the smuggling of Ozone Depleting substances (ODS) which are used in cars, refrigerators, cleaning sprays and other household items.

'Uligmat Antiqueño' battlecry for vigilance and discipline in times of disaster

The Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) has slated a two-day culmination activities in the observance of July as Disaster Consciousness Month, with the theme "Itaguyod Ang Kaunlaran Ng Bayan - Kalamidad Ay Paghandaan", bared Broderick Train, Provincial Disaster Executive Officer and Deputized Civil Defense Coordinator.

UNDP chooses Iloilo City as pilot area for study on threats of urbanization

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has chosen Iloilo City as pilot local government unit (LGU) for a study on how to mitigate the effects of disasters brought about by urbanization.


We are not our brothers' keepers
Anything Under the Sun
Milagros P. Sanchez -- Media Matriarch
Consumers Domain
EMB: Environmental Massacre Bureau?
Without the Whitecoat
"Why are we Doctors?".... "What are we after?"
Bridging the gap
The pre-colonial government of the Filipinos
'We will not walk in fear...'
A glass of margarita can go a long way
Unusual Channel
The human in me
Celebrating 100 Years of Golf in the Philippines
The Iloilo Golf and Country Club Inc., home of the Sta. Barbara Golf Course which is the oldest existing golf course in the Philippines, is celebrating its centenary in 2007. Click here to visit the website


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


Echo Zone

My cousin's journey


The Ultimate Seven: Fundamental Principles of a God-centered Life

Rational Insanity

Defending our culture (from moviemakers who capitalize on it)


Hodge podge

Opinion PoLls

If you were a city councilor, would you vote for the legalization of the Small Town Lottery? Why or why not?


CPU Republic

CPU Republic inducts new set of officers

The CPU Republic (CPUR) elected and appointed officials for the school year 2006-2007 held their Induction Ceremony last July 13, 2006 at the Dr. Alfonso Uy Student Union Conference Hall.

  Sojourn 2 Art Exhibit

3 award-winning Ilonggo artists top bill Sojourn 2 Art Exhibit

A free man art exhibit featuring three of the prominent and award-winning Ilonggo artists and painters, Joel Ferraris, Chris Villanueva and Boyet Zoluaga opened at the 3rd level of Robinsons Place Iloilo last Friday, July 28.