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City incurs P38M budget surplus

For the first time the city government under Mayor Jerry P. Treñas incurred a surplus of P38 million from last year's budget.

Treņas thus praised the city's economic managers for their efforts which resulted to said achievement.

KFR gang, NPA 'permit to campaign' letters back

Members of a Kidnap-For-Ransom (KFR) syndicate are reportedly back in the city with weeks of planned surveillance on prospective targets.

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Brgy. Umangan, Alimodian
Soil and rock movement have been observed in Brgy. Umangan, Alimodian.

41 areas in WV landslide risk

Geologists have warned of the possible occurrences of landslides in hinterland villages in two towns in Iloilo especially with the coming of the rainy season.

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Western Visayas has also recommended the relocation of an entire village in Alimodian town in Iloilo which faces the highest risk of a landslide.


PECO, NPC ironing kinks on power buying rates

Panay Electric Company Inc. (Peco) and National Power Corporation (NPC) are now threshing out matters for the latter to purchase power from NPC at a lesser price. This is to maximize the power that can be sourced from the newly-arrived Power Barge 101.

Syjuco charged with graft

The Presidential Anti-Graft Commission (PAGC) has filed administrative charges against TESDA director general Augusto "Boboy" Syjuco and five other top-ranking officials for allegedly allowing a highly-anomalous printing transaction to proceed and blatantly disregarding accounting rules and regulations.

Police Report

Barely a day after arriving from Canada, a 50 year-old balikbayan fell victim to the modus operandi of the notorious Budol-Budol gang.

Politics behind Tubungan SK 'outcry,' prexy says

A day after news got out of an in-house problem in the Sanggunian Kabataan (SK) in the Municipality of Tubungan, Iloilo, Jefferson Tabalina, SK Federation President said politics is to be blamed with an unseen hand pushing for all these.


Iloilo, Aklan, Bacolod new airports part of P94.37 B MTIP

The three new airports in Iloilo, Aklan and Bacolod which are set for completion this year is part of the thirty-one priority airport projects costing P94.37 billion under the Medium-Term Public Investment Program (MTIP) of the Arroyo administration.

No vacation for cops this election

Except for sick and maternity leaves, policemen could no longer avail of leave benefits starting March 30 until June 14, 2007.

PGMA allots P26 M to upgrade 2 WV government hospitals

The Department of Health (DOH) Center for Health Development 6 (CHD 6) reported recently that a total of P26,005,000.00 had been allocated for the upgrading of two government general hospitals here in Western Visayas .


'Let's plant Pichay in the Senate'
Anything Under the Sun
Priest-soldiers of Panay
Consumers Domain
Poverty line
Without the Whitecoat
Dealing with the dying in the medical residency training
Bridging the gap
The Babaylan-led revolt in Igbaong, Antique
"Makibaka! Huwag Matakot!"
Keeping it Simple
Health @ Heart
Smoking and cancer


Iloilo Yearbook 2007 Get your copy of the Iloilo Yearbook now. You can buy directly at the TNT office or email us at marketing@the newstoday.info

About the yearbook


Hole of Justice

The howling


Advocacy Statement


Police visibility

Eye Opener

Corruption in the country

Rational Insanity

Literary criticism -- a painful route to literary excellence

Res Gestae

Wednesday the 17th

On perseverance, hard work and fiscal discipline... (Part 2)

Getting out of the dark pit

Cerebral Combustion

How to share in your wife's pregnancy


A fun match like no other

Fun Match

THE crowd at Robinsons Place Iloilo were treated to a laughter-filled Sunday last March 18 when the said mall and the Iloilo Kennel Club, Inc. held a Fun Match, a show that is open to all dogs --- purebreds and the mixed breeds.


FLOW with the CROWD


YOU don't find Tito Lopez, Cindy Oppen, Allana Montelibano, Leonard Tirol, Maurice Arcache and bunch of other name droppables in a club for nothing, unless the place is a certified chi-chi lounge that serves divine cocktails, savory food and fantastic music to savvy party-goers!