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BFAR imposes 4-month ban vs. catching of sardines, herrings

A major portion of the Visayan Sea is off-limits to fishers starting yesterday in a four-month fishing ban imposed by the government.

With strict implementation under the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Regional Office 6, the prohibition is aimed at the protection and conservation of sardines, mackerel and herrings.

No overkill in Dineros drug-bust

It was no 'overkill' nor excessive force was used in Sunday's drug-bust that led to a shoot-out between government agents and the group of a longtime police drug character.

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Christmas Decor
A. Chris Fernandez
A young boy sells Christmas decors to passerby at downtown Iloilo City.

TNT's Iloilo Yearbook is 2007 Best Travel Publication

The Iloilo Yearbook published by The News Today was awarded as this year's Best Travel Publication in the ongoing Western Visayas Tourism Assembly (WVTA) hosted by the province of Negros Occidental.

Launched in 2006, Iloilo Yearbook is part coffee-table book, part magazine and part almanac printed in full color on quality coated paper.


P350-M project seen as 'battleground' between Tupas, Suplico

The proposed P350-million multi-purpose convention center being pushed by Iloilo Gov. Niel D. Tupas, Sr. is shaping up as the battleground that would test his leadership as against his nephew, Vice Governor Rolex T. Suplico.

Treñas denies making scene at local executives forum

Mayor Jerry Treñas belied reports that he made a scene during the recent Metro Iloilo-Guimaras Local Chief Executives Infrastructure Forum after he reportedly got irked over a consultant's presentation on solid waste management.

WWF, RISE launches Visayas Clean Power Scenario

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the University of the Philippines Electrical and Electronics Engineering Foundation, Inc. (UP-EEEFI) in coordination with the Responsible Ilonggos for Sustainable Energy (RISE) will launch today the Visayas Clean Power Scenario at the Iloilo Business Hotel at the Smallville business district along Benigno Aquino Avenue, Mandurriao, Iloilo City.

Zulueta blasts Atinado anew, calls her 'most incompetent'

Iloilo City Councilor Perla Zulueta has had enough of City Budget Officer Ninda Atinado's incompetence. So infuriated is the veteran lady legislator of Atinado's latest boo-boo that she called the latter "the most incompetent budget officer Iloilo City ever had" during last Wednesday's regular session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod.

Guimaras rehabilitation efforts picking up

The rehabilitation efforts undertaken by major players in the rehabilitation of Guimaras after the oil spill tragedy are well on their way of being accomplished with the gradual release of funds.


Phil Army needs 60 female soldiers

The Army Recruitment Center for Visayas urgently needs sixty qualified female applicants for the Candidate Soldier Course. The processing is currently ongoing. This is open to those who already passed the Philippine Army Aptitude Test Battery (PAATB); holding 72 units in College or a graduate of any associate course and or vocational course; single; at least 5'2" in height with an age ranging from 18 to 22 years old.

114 families availed of agro-forestry and livelihood projects

San Jose, Antique – A total of 114 families in four upland barangays in Barbaza, Antique availed of agro-forestry and livelihood projects under the Community Based Forest Management (CBFM) – Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) of the Departments of Environment and Natural Resources and Agrarian Reform.

Capiz products find another break in reg'l tourism assembly

BACOLOD CITY -- Capiz products have found another break at the market in the ongoing Western Visayas Tourism Assembly here.


Bridging the gap
Children in the Guerilla war in Panay in WW II
An evening with Elton John
Health @ Heart
Robotic Radiosurgery
Anything Under the Sun
Origins of place names (1)
Consumers Domain
Trapoliticking at its peak
Without the Whitecoat
The deeper cause of non-compliance


Eye Opener:
Will Filipinos survive holocaust of corruption?

/ By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Past present future

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
Love in time of abandonment

/ By Paolo Carreon


/ By Jo Martinez-Clemente

The face of poverty

By Antonio C. Abaya

bonafide text:
Flocking like birds

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Guarding our internal world

/By Fr. Roy Cimagala

Letting go and rebooting

/ By Kathy M. Villalon

Young Voice:
PGMA: The Second Saint of the Philippines

/ By Maria Reylan M. Garcia

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


House of Dread

Bourbon's House of Dread

BACKTRACK! Creative & Events Team once again stirred the hornet's nest when they came up with a clever and utterly great idea (as they did with DECADANCE a few months ago) of bringing in one of Manila's hottest Disc Jockey , DJ Erwin Edralin to spin on the music board for the pre-Halloween party of Bourbon Street Grill & Bar entitled House of Dread.

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It's cool to be with Jesus

Molding children with good values and to be Christ-centered is one of the thrusts of the Couples for Christ. It has three ways of doing this --- school- and community-based and Sagip Kids for Christ (KFC).


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Langford Place turns one

After the announcement that Langford Place is going to have a costume party for its first anniversary celebration, we rummaged through our stuff and the malls to check out what get-up we could produce. When the big night came last Oct. 12, 2007, each one was dressed in Halloween-inspired costume. So, it was an anniversary-cum-Halloween party. Purr was dressed as a fortune teller.

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The Gingerbread Village: A vision of white Christmas in Tinapayan

Even for us Filipinos, the topic about Christmas brings to mind snow and life in the North Pole where Sta. Claus came from. Children, most especially, regale at this vision. That is why Tinapayan's Gingerbread Village is a very exciting yearly fixture for them and even adults.


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