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Solar 1 owner bankrupt; Crew get 'last salary' this December

Sunshine Maritime Development Corporation, the owner of the sunken tanker M/T Solar 1, has been rendered 'virtually bankrupt' by the oil spill in Guimaras.

Cops face blank wall on Cocolife robbery

Authorities are still facing a blank wall as to the identities of the culprits who carted away at least P200,000 from Cocolife Insurance Company in Jalandoni St., Iloilo City last Sunday night.

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Iloilo Central Market
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A huge portion of the Iloilo Central Market is already dilapidated and needs total rehabilitation.

No funds yet for rehabilitation of Central Market

The city government only got P1,250,000 of the total amount pledged by Senator Mar Roxas for the rehabilitation of the Iloilo Central Market.

This was clarified by City Mayor Jerry Treņas yesterday after some market vendors questioned where the money went.


Immigration lawyer writes for TNT

Starting this issue a new columnist will grace the pages of The News Today. Specializing on US Immigration Law, Atty. Khoa D. Bui will write on US Immigration issues, especially concerning common problems experienced by Filipino immigrants, in his column "Immigration Connection" which will initially come out twice a month.

Ilongga lawyer of rape victim slams govt on 'special treatment' of convicted US marine

Ilongga lawyer Evelyn Ursua is furious over what she said was the special treatment accorded by the government to rape convict, United States Marine soldier, Lance Corporal Daniel Smith.

Man killed by raging carabao

A farmer was killed by an irate carabao following a freak attack in Passi City.

IOPCF assures payments for all oil spill victims

International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund (IOPCF) Deputy Director/Technical Advisor Joe Nichols assured that the organization will pay "at all cost" the oil spill victims in all affected areas in the island-province of Guimaras.


Perez okays 2006 tax code

San Jose, Antique--Gov. Sally Z. Perez has approved the Provincial Ordinance No. 2006-30, otherwise known as the 2006 Provincial Revenue Code, last December 15, 2006.

Endangered Ocean Sunfish dying due to 'sea mishap'

An endangered Ocean Sunfish washed ashore the Iloilo river is believed to be dying due to what Fishery officials said may have been caused by an accident at sea.

AFP to revive masterplan vs NPA, terrorists

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is coming up with a new masterplan aimed at defeating the country's various threat groups, including the communist New People's Army and the terrorist groups Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah.

Christmas bonus for local government employees assured

Employees of local government units (LGUs) nationwide will receive soon Christmas bonuses which their counterparts in the national government began receiving last week.


Unsung heroes
Anything Under the Sun
The other side of Graciano Lopez Jaena
Consumers Domain
More of Raul's senselessness
Without the Whitecoat
Back to the CROSS... the missing link
Bridging the gap
Post-war advertisements in Iloilo City (1)
"I'm leaving on a jet plane…" (3)
Dumb x 3
Unusual Channel
Never ending story
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


Immigration Connection

US immigration 'consultant', an unlawful practice of the law

Eye Opener

People care less for lone Ilonggo national hero

Res Gestae

Am I anti-police?

The Fullness of Life

Meditation: Christian Approach 4

Rational Insanity


Health @ Heart

Thyroid Tumors


Sad truths


A diplomat's dinner

A diplomat's dinner

The Rosales' Strawberry Mansion once again lit up their blue Venetian chandeliers when its elegant daughter Beverly "Pangging" Rosales feted visiting U.S. Embassy Deputy Head of Mission, Paul W. Jones and his most charming wife Catherine to a sit down dinner for sixteen a few weeks ago.


RCIC throws a Christmas Party for the WVSES kids

RCIC throws a Christmas Party

The Rotary Club of Iloilo City (RCIC), headed by their energetic president Rebecca L. Maravilla, together with the Rotary Club of Sae Goyang, South Korea sponsored a whole-day Children's Christmas Party for the pupils of Western Visayas Sanitarium Elementary School (WVSES), the school that was adopted by the club three years ago.