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Treñas unmoved by threat of graft raps over CNA controversy

City Mayor Jerry Treñas welcomes the threat of a City Hall employee to file administrative and criminal charges against him before the Ombudsman Visayas over the release of P5,000 cash benefit stipulated in the Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA).

Bloodbath in Antique

Manhunt continues today in the Province of Antique on a 39 year-old company driver tagged as the sole shooter in a family massacre in the town of Culasi.

Two members of the Benedicto family in Barangay Malakanyang, Poblacion succumbed to gunshot wounds as three others hang on to dear life, all victims of the shooting rampage perpetuated by Gil Magsipoc-Cadiao.

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Pumpboat Arrival
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Passengers from Guimaras disembark from a pumpboat docked at the Ortiz wharf. The local governments of Iloilo City and Guimaras are planning to put up a port terminal for Guimaras pumpboats at the Fort San Pedro area.

All set as Capitol bids farewell to 8th SP

The tables are set in the Capitol, literally and figuratively speaking, as majority of the members of the 8th Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) bids respective posts farewell.

Come Tuesday, SP Secretary Atty. Lorenzo Tubola will lead the secretariat anew in the holding of the 26th regular session, the last for outgoing Presiding Chair, Vice Governor Roberto Armada and nine other colleagues in the SP.


Batad mayor condemns killing of Bantay Dagat commander

An appeal has now been made by Batad Mayor Pedro Alarcon for police to hasten investigation on the killing of Reynaldo "Dandoy" Villa Sr., a Bantay-Dagat commander here.

Terminal for Guimaras pumpboat passengers eyed

City Mayor Jerry Treñas said the plan to construct a pump boat terminal at the Fort San Pedro is now under way after Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Angelo Reyes made a positive response on the request of the city government for a P10 million budget.

P200 M feeder road project to link Lapaz, Molo districts

To liven up economic activities along the Iloilo River, another P200 million worth of road project will be constructed from Gaisano City to Carpenters Bridge in Tabucan, Mandurriao. Out of the P200 million budget, P60 million is already sourced out.

DOH VI urges vigilance vs polio

Even as the Philippines was certified by the World Health Organization as polio-free, still the Department of Health (DOH) Region VI urged the public not to hold their guard down against the said disease.


Public urged to use 4-S against dengue

Roxas City -- Health officials have urged the public to strictly observe the 4 S of the anti-dengue campaign.

Negrense scholar qualifies as TOSP national finalist

Negros Occidental -- Pagkaon Scholarship Program grantee Cherrie Atilano was chosen as one of the 30 finalists to the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP).

Capiz housing project gets development loan

Roxas City -- Vice President and concurrent Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Chairman Noli De Castro turned over a P15-million developmental loan check for the Capitol Hills subdivision project of Capiz during his recent visit here this June.


Anything Under the Sun
Cross and crown of Arevalo
Consumers Domain
Did we benefit from power privatization?
Without the Whitecoat
Practicing within one's specialty
Bridging the gap
Bisayan beliefs in the unseen world
'United Nations' of MS Noordam (4)
Health @ Heart
Sex and Diabetes 3


Cerebral Combustion:
Forgiving the sins of my father

/ By Hacel D. Du-Chua

Young Voice:
How to be a Nationalist in 85 million easy ways

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

From The Inbox:
Pinoys in Dubai: The other side

/ Amme Greel

Enhancing Christian education

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Women and the art of flirting

/ Kathy M. Villalon

By Order:
Be on guard against criminals

/ PCSupt. Wilfredo V. Dulay, Sr.

Philippines from afar

/ By Zoe Cadena-Pittracher

Eye Opener:
The passing of a Godly woman

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Gateway to progress

Unusual Channel:
What Iloilo needs

/ Ma. Renette B. Uy

Rational Insanity:
Hitting the road

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Time to move on

/ Nelson C. Robles


The Promenade

The Promenade Refreshed!

The Promenade launched its new Ala Carte Menu and invited friends from The News Today for a sampling of these tasteful delights. One of The Promenade's specialty and bestseller is its choice of seafoods. For the avid seafood lover, Gratinated Seafood Sampler is a must.

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Never a dull moment with Pancho Villa

He's got a cool voice. He has a sense of humor. He's intelligent and charming. He's no less than Pancho Villa, the man who keeps you on your toes while you're listening to 93.5 Campus Radio AYOS! from one to five in the afternoon.

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LARGE 8: SM holds biggest exhibit on Photo-Abstraction

Someone once said, "Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give." This, in this essence, is the concept behind the exhibit which inspired SM Supermalls, 2GO - an Aboitiz company, Epson and the eight photographer-artists to give and share awareness and appreciation of photographic art around the country.

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Badiangan soars high Holds the 4th Pandayan Festival

People of Badiangan generally pursue traditional occupations, including small-scale commerce, and crafts such as textile work and one of the town's most popular industry---blacksmithing and metalworks. Varieties of artisans provided services to the growing agricultural population. Blacksmiths set up shops in some rural barangays, where they create and repair tools needed by farm families.


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