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Treñas noncommittal on priests' request

City Mayor Jerry Treñas prefers to leave to the district presidents of the different Association of Barangay Captains in the city the issue on whether to heed or not the appeal of the priests to put an end to the practice of enclosing public plazas during district fiestas.

2 rebs wounded in clash with Army

As government troops were conducting a hot pursuit operation against the rebels led by Elver Buencuchillo aka Ka Jess, the Civil Relations Unit assured that it will be giving a safe conduct pass for the medical treatment of the wounded rebels.

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Rizal Elementary School in Tanza-Bonifacio

Heavy rains yesterday afternoon drenched elementary pupils at the Rizal Elementary School in Tanza-Bonifacio.

NEDA on P350M Convention Center deal: 'Review, re-examine plan'

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) here in an official stand has now recommended for the review and re-examination of the P350 million Capitol Convention Center.

Submitted by NEDA Region 6 Officer-in-Charge Arturo Valera, the NEDA report is now with Board Member Arthur Defensor Jr. (Third District), chair of the Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) Committee of the Whole.

This, as the SP body concludes its public hearing with the next days set for final deliberation of the Committee. Defensor Jr. in an earlier interview told The News Today (TNT) that no more additional hearing days are needed with inputs gathered thus far already substantial.


Veterans Bank to SP on P350M deal: 'Loan terms already approved'

Controversy has yet to be resolved in the legislative department of the Iloilo Provincial Government relative to the P350 million loan for the construction of a Convention Center.  Yet as far as the Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB) is concerned, the offer and "take out" of all other loans by the province is already in the bag.

Power supply tops list of 5 issues affecting city's economic dev't

The issue on power supply tops the list of the five primary issues concerning the city's economic development that were raised in the recent People's Consultative Assembly. The assembly was primarily held to harmonize the legislative plan, executive agenda and 10-point agenda of the President.

BFAR, city aggie to establish mariculture project for residents

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the City Agriculture Office (CAO) will soon establish a mariculture project along the boundary of Calajunan creek towards Iloilo River.

Number of non-reader pupils in Iloilo City drops

The number of non-reader pupils in Iloilo City has significantly dropped, according to the Division of Iloilo City Schools here.

For school year 2006-2007, only 1.94 percent of the more or less 41,000 pupils from the city's 51 elementary schools are non-readers compared with the 2.4 percent non-readers for school year 2005-2006 with almost the same number of enrollees.


PRO 6 welcomes applicants in police service

Contrary to prior announcement, the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 still welcomes applicants to police service. To date, about 500 young professionals have already submitted documentary requirements hoping to qualify in this year's recruitment quota for Western Visayas.

Two Aklanon pupils top National Achievement Test

KALIBO, Aklan – Two elementary school pupils here are among the topnotchers in the recent National Achievement Test (NAT).

The two are Joan Michelle T. Tonic and Ma. Anjanette F. Mortalla both of Makato Elementary School.

Bacolod to host Western Visayas Tourism Assembly in November

The assembly aims to highlight, promote and showcase the diversity of the tourism attractions, services and facilities of the different areas of Region VI. It is intended to be a colorful display of destination attractions, cultural and historical events, shopping and investment opportunities.


Anything Under the Sun
Art triumvirate of Pavia (2)
Consumers Domain
Suspension of NBN project not enough
Without the Whitecoat
Occupational Medicine... Moving On
Bridging the gap
Early banking and finance in Iloilo
Poetry: beyond classroom memorization
Health @ Heart
Coffee reduces diabetes risk


A triumph of justice and the rule of law?

/ By Perfecto R. Yasay Jr.

Being Estrada'd

/ By Luis V. Teodoro

'Come home Dad'

/ By Brave One

Hemorrhagic dengue fever

/ By Boni L. Lee

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
The truth and the Cardinal

/ By Paolo Carreon

Grammatical errors in paper

/ By Rhea B. Peñaflor

Bona fide TEXT:
Heavens and the Earth

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes


/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Eye Opener:
Can GMA rescind the ZTE deal

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong


/ By Kathy M. Villalon

Young Voice:

/ By Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Blessed Assurance:
How to release your burden

/ By Karen Mae Barredo

Rational Insanity:
A talk on creative writing - Part II

/ By Bryan Mari Argos


Fr. Manny celebrates his birthday

Fr. Manny celebrates his birthday

Fr. Manny Uy, the very amiable and effective priest of Sta. Maria Parish and the school administrator of Ateneo de Iloilo, celebrated his birthday recently.


Ruby celebrates, too

Ruby celebrates, too

It was a celebration that Ruby Gapasin will never forget when on Aug. 11, 2007, she held a party for family and friends to mark her birthday, which actually was a day before. She celebrated this in Oriental Wok, a restaurant at Boardwalk that she owns with her sisters.

----------------------------------------Good things about coffee

Good things about coffee

Coffee, a well-loved beverage, just made headlines for possibly cutting the risk of the latest disease epidemic, enhance athlete stamina and improve students' performance.


---------------------------------------- Great budgeted food finds for the holidays

Great budgeted food finds for the holidays

The cool breeze of the BER months is being felt nowadays and certainly, the rainy season is still here. With the usual traffic when it's raining, you would think it's the Christmas holidays, which is actually just around the corner.



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