Web www.thenewstoday.info
September 19, 2007, Iloilo City, Philippines
Home | About | Guestbook | Forum | Feedback

Alarm raised as coconut infestation hits Iloilo

A major battle is in the offing in the Province of Iloilo with First District Board Member Macario Napulan calling the situation "impending invasion."

Mandurriao wins Inter-district Clean and Green contest

The district of Mandurriao won the Inter-District Clean and Green contest held on the first week of September, 2007. They got P40,000 and P5,000 for the district president.

Enlarge this image
Royal plams

The ornamental Royal palms planted in the middle of the road going to the new Iloilo Aiport in Cabatuan are suspected to be the source of an alien insect called coconut leaf beetle scientifically known Brontispa Longissima Gestro.

City dads pray harder for DOJ secretary's full recovery

Barangay captains from the city's 180 barangays gathered yesterday morning for a special unity prayer seeking full recovery of Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez Sr.

Initiated by the Association of Barangay Captains in Jaro District, a major turn-out was seen with the barangay chiefs similarly saying they came to pray even harder for the Secretary's health.


Zubiri pledges P1 M each to 43 Iloilo towns

Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri has pledged to donate P1 million worth of projects for the 43 municipalities in the province of Iloilo. The donation is the senator's way of thanking the Ilonggos for their support last May 2007 senatorial election which made him in the top ten in the province.

2007 national literacy conference set

The Department of Education (DepEd) through the Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC) invites all government and non-government practitioners including those from the academe and private sectors that implement literacy or continuing education programs to the 2007 National Literacy Conference.

Disease in children can be attributed to environmental factors - WHO

Over 30% of the global burden of disease in children can be attributed to environmental factors , the World Health Organization (WHO) disclosed in their first ever report highlighting children's special susceptibility to harmful chemical exposures at different periods of their growth .

Metrobank to give P500 T for 57/75 educ'l drive

Metro Bank Foundation will give P500,000 as donation to the 57/75 educational campaign to improve the performance rating of different elementary schools in the city. Initially, the donation will fund the program for the 10 public elementary schools here.

P6.8 M initial fund for palay procurement

The National Food Administration (NFA) - Iloilo provincial office bared that they have already received the P6.877 million initial remittance for palay procurement in the province of Iloilo recently.



Aklan PPO pilot site of the First Model Police Provincial Office Project

The Aklan Police Provincial Office is the first provincial police office designated as the pilot site of the Model Police Provincial Office Project of the Philippine National Police in line with the Integrated Transformation Program.

Bacolod tanod receives award

Bacolod City -- Francisco "Bebot" Gabrillo, 47, was chosen by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) as the 2nd Most Outstanding Barangay Tanod of the Year Awardee in Western Visayas recently.

Action vs b. longissima beetle stepped up

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Gov. Victor A. Tanco, Sr. has expressed concern over the threat posed by the hispine beetle (brontispa longissima), a coconut pest that has been reported to be present in some coconut trees and ornamental palms in Aklan.


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.

A call for transparency


'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:

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Religious tolerance

/ 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.


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

What's Inside?

About the yearbook