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Drug-Bust Leads To Shoot-Out

An otherwise 'by-the-book' drug bust resulted to a broad daylight shoot-out yesterday morning wounding the primary male suspect and a female companion. Two other women associates were arrested alongside a trusted male "runner" while manhunt continues on yet another male confederate who managed to escape.

2nd flyover for Iloilo City scrapped

Iloilo City's second flyover, supposedly to be constructed across a mall along Diversion Road, will no longer be implemented.

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Shoot out
A. Chris Fernandez
Scene of the crime operatives (SOCO) of the Police Regional Office (PRO6) gather pieces of evidence from the bulletin-ridden vehicle of illegal drug suspect Noel "White" Dineros.

Hunt on for PDEA's 'mystery man'

Drug charges will be filed today against six suspects in yesterday's controversial shoot-out led by one of the top ten personalities in the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency's (PDEA) "Order of Battle."


Jaro Archdiocese urges rejection of coal-fired power plant

Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo, president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said Ilonggos should reject the proposed coal-fired power plant in Iloilo City warning of health and environmental risks.

Oppositors of gasoline refilling station want fair play

Oppositors of a proposed gasoline refilling station in Barangay Dulonan, Arevalo vow to bring their opposition to other forums should the Iloilo City Zoning Board of Appeals and Adjustment affirm its decision issuing a Special Use Permit to Santos Petroleum Corporation.

Canadian court saves Javier slay 'mastermind' from deportation

A fugitive wanted for the murder of former Antique Governor Evelio Javier has again evaded deportation after a Canadian court ordered a hearing on his bid to be granted refugee status.

Treñas makes scene at local executives forum

City Mayor Jerry Treñas made a scene during the Metro Iloilo Guimaras' Local Chief Executives Infrastructure Forum last Saturday after he got exasperated on the sectoral plan presented by the chairman of the Consultants for Comprehensive Environmental Planning Inc. (CCEPI) with regard to solid waste management.


Government renews energy conservation efforts

Roxas City -- The Department of Energy (DOE) has renewed efforts towards energy conservation to minimize the effects of soaring oil prices on the country.

Capiz now online

Roxas City -- The province of Capiz can now be accessed worldwide for reference of Capiceños and any interested individual through its website, www.capiz.gov.ph.

NBI warns public vs new modus 'want text2SAWA'

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) warned Saturday the public against a new modus operandi - Want to "Text2Sawa" (send unlimited number of text messages)?.

Bacolod NGO wins 2007 Philippine BiD Challenge competition

Bacolod City -- The Philippine BiD Challenge 2007 drew more attention and applicants a year after its launching in September 2006, generating 211 business plan entries from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.


Bridging the gap
Iloilo's sugar production after WWII
Unchristian, I wrote
Health @ Heart
Robotic Radiosurgery; Gamma Knife vs. Cyberknife
Consumers Domain
Irony of all ironies!
Without the Whitecoat
The deeper cause of non-compliance
Anything Under the Sun
World's greatest naval battle started off Panay


The Black Box Challenge 2007

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Rational Insanity:
This murderous society

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

In memoriam: Mariannet Amper

By Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz

Political censorship

By Luis V. Teodoro

Checking wild sympathies

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
Too much today

/ By Paolo Carreon

Bull's Eye:
Young politician

Bona fide TEXT:

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Eye Opener:
Why unmarried people enjoy single blessedness?

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Media and charity

/By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Rational Insanity:
Pushing poetry to the limits

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Singles And the City:
On being single

/ By Miner del Mundo

Letter to the Editor:
Fact of the matter is


Family Day at Garden of the Ascension

Family Day at the Garden of the Ascension

Last Nov. 1, 2007, All Saints Day, some 12,000 people flocked to the Garden of the Ascension to visit the tombs of their dearly departed as well as have fun. After all, being in a memorial park is a celebration of life – the chance of togetherness among family members. According to Jaresh Ng, resident manager, it's the first time in the history of the park that there was an air show and fireworks display competition.

---------------------------------------- Lady Claudine Belnas

Something To Fill Us Up: Lady Claudine Belnas talks about her passion -- writing

Life may perhaps from time to time be mind-numbing after doing similar things day by day. So why not take up a leisure pursuit? It could be a lot of things. Put together a collection of something you would like to keep for years, creative and artistic pursuits, engage in recreational sports, or create great melodies with your friend.


Graffiti in the City (Part I)

The News Today lensman A.Chris Fernandez recently took photos of graffiti seen on various structures in the city. And guess what, he has compiled a lot of pictures enough to make this photo essay into a series—today appears the first part.

----------------------------------------Beach Mood

Beach Mood; A Summer Resort Wear 2008 Forecast

Hand prints--- a labour intensive process, the quality of his hand printed fabric is so unique, the colors so rich and beautiful that the designer is committed to keeping this art alive

Swimwear, trunks, kaftans, sarongs, cotton pants, cover ups, skirts, surf shorts and boardies.


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