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Massive floods hit 2 Negros Occ. towns

Nearly 32,000 people in Negros Occidental have been affected by heavy rains and flooding brought by typoon Goring, according to the Regional Disaster Coordinating Council (RDCC) in Western Visayas.

Gov't urged to address depletion of mangroves

Fisheries experts and mangrove conservation advocates have urged the government to help stem the alarming depletion of mangroves in the country by implementing rules in the conversion of idle fishponds and other areas to mangrove forestland.

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Tanza Road

Tanza road is one of the areas in the city which was hit by flood yesterday due to a heavy rainfall.

Consultative assembly cites need for clean up and beautification of plazas

The issue on the cleanliness of public plazas is not only the concern of priests. The same concern was raised in the recently concluded People's Consultative Assembly.

The cleanliness and beautification of public plazas is one of the eight concerns included in the priority list.

The result of the consultation showed a negative reaction towards the use of the plaza for commercial activities during fiesta celebrations.

The assembly was conducted to harmonize the legislative plan, executive agenda and 10-points agenda of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The same assembly will serve as guide to the City Council in the passage of corresponding ordinances.


Task Force Boltahe chief defends office

The chief of the city's Task Force Boltahe said only Mayor Jerry Treñas can dissolve their office. Engr. Salvador Pedregosa, chief of Task Force Boltahe, made this assertion after City Councilor Eldrid Antiquiera criticized their performance. Antiquiera reportedly wanted the task force abolished.

Preservation of Panay Bukidnon culture gets boost

To preserve and protect the indigenous culture and tradition of Panay Bukidnon, an evaluation was recently conducted in Barangay Garangan, Calinog.  The focus of the quarterly assessment is the Sugidanun.

Ilonggos want good governance

Mismanagement of local funds, lack of transparency in government transactions and lack of political will are among the issues that concern the Ilonggos on how city officials run the affairs of the city government.

Infra devpt seen as a way to improve Filipinos lives

Infrastructure development and upgrading has been an integral part of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's legacy agenda which, according t her is the only way to go to improve the lives of Filipinos.


Agencies working for OFW hold Community Education Program

While working with Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), the Department of Foreign Affairs – Regional Consular Office – Iloilo, Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) joined forces recently for a week-long seminars and lectures here in the Province and City of Iloilo and the Province of Guimaras.

DOLE completes inspection of 428 establishments

Some 428 establishments in Western Visayas have been visited by the labor inspectors of the Department of Labor and Employment VI (DOLE VI) through their Inspection-Blitz project, as of the end of August


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.

The better world

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'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

A time to invoke the Doctrine of Parens Patriae

/ By Rhea B. Peñaflor

Bona fide TEXT:
Heavens and the Earth

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Chastity education vs. sex education

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Eye Opener:
Barangay, SK polls should no longer be postponed

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Treasures at the end of the rainbow

/ 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


Spa Rivera

Spa Riviera is now on its 7th year

What is it about adding years to someone or something? Well, it is through the passage of time that one is tested. Expect the length of years as a manifestation of strength, credibility and quality.




Exhibit touches on students and their lifestyles

Art, as a form of expression, is also a tool to educate. Thus, the Tatsulok Artisans made "educating students on lifestyles" as their rallying point for holding "Tradeans Thumb", an exhibit held at the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) recently.



TNT celebrates its 7th year

The News Today celebrated its 7th year last Sept. 18, 2007 with a 40-page supplement in book paper, which was circulated to 10,000 readers. After days of laboring for the big issue to come out, the men and women behind this pioneering and credible daily newspaper celebrated it with a simple and fun lunch at Bavaria Restaurant.

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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.


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