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PhilHealth ends glory days of cataract-seekers, partner docs, hospitals

An overhauling of the government's health insurance system is now in full effect that particularly addressed the controversial cataract case claims here.

Lack of prosecutors affect filing of cases in Courts

The Iloilo City Prosecution Office (ICPO) continues to suffer from lack of prosecutors thereby causing delay in the filing of cases before the courts.

Chief City Prosecutor Efrain Baldago said the current ratio of a prosecutor to a court is 1:5. He said an ideal ratio should have been one prosecutor for every two courts.

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Bolilao Fire
Two men save a videoke machine from the fire that burned six business establishments in Brgy. Bolilao, Mandurriao early morning yesterday.

Early morning blaze eats up 6 establishments

CSix business establishments were totally burned while one was partially damaged in an early morning fire which occurred yesterday in Brgy. Bolilao, Mandurriao district.

City Fire Marshal Insp. Noel Pacifico said the fire broke out around 4:30 a.m. He said initial investigation showed that the fire started at Au-Au KTV Bar and Refreshment owned by Aurelio Clavel which later spread to adjoining establishments.


Iloilo investment forum held today

Some 200 investors are looking forward to come up with a more comprehensive business and investment plan in today's forum sponsored by the Iloilo Economic Development Foundation Inc. (ILED).

Disaster councils in Western Visayas on alert over possible re-entry of 'Lando'

The Regional Disaster and Coordinating Council (RDCC) here, down to the municipal level, have been alerted on the possible re-entry of tropical depression 'Lando' to the Philippine area of responsibility.

Milk supplemental feeding program to benefit 2,240 malnourished kids in Iloilo

The province's milk supplemental feeding program is expected to benefit some 2,240 out of the 2,963 identified malnourished day care center children in Iloilo.

Briones bids Capitol post g'bye

After serving the public for years, Board Member Angelo Briones bids his Capitol post goodbye leaving a remarkable stint as head of 1,721 barangays in the Province of Iloilo.


Negros drivers hold noise barrage to open series of protest actions

BACOLOD CITY -- Drivers and operators of passenger utility vehicles in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental held a noise barrage Monday to kick off a series of protest actions against the series of oil price hikes and to sympathize with their protesting counterparts in Metro Manila and other cities.

Tourism-boosting measure for low-income provinces pushed

A lawmaker is pushing for a measure that will boost the tourism industry of the country's low-income provinces.

5th Aklan Product Showcase generates P1.7M sales in Iloilo City

Kalibo, Aklan -- Aklan's 5th Product Showcase, which had its week-long run at the Lower Ground Activity Center of SM City from November 12 to 18, generated a total of P1,766,992.18 in sales, according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) here, which was much more than expected.


Consumers Domain
Opinions and Opinions
A brighter day for little Jane
Health @ Heart
Robotic Radiosurgery; Gamma Knife vs. Cyberknife
Bridging the gap
The early development of boat-building in Panay
Without the Whitecoat
Food supplements: Business or cure?
Anything Under the Sun
Baptists in Panay


Young Voice:
The witch called Snow White

/ By Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Bull's Eye:
Wanted banana planters

Balance and fairness

/ By Fr. Roy Cimagala

By Zoe Cadena-Pittracher

Rational Insanity:
Binukot: Revisiting Western Visayas' only indigenous group

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Res Gestae:

/Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Coffee Thursdays Just Brewing Thoughts:
Death on a Thursday

/ By Paolo Carreon

Up the ante

/ By Jo Martinez-Clemente

bonafide text:
Marimar mania

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Faking it

/ By Kathy M. Villalon


Beauty Cradle expands

Beauty Cradle expands

Beauty is important. And people just couldn't wait to achieve this. For example, those who want a facial just don't want to wait. They want to be pampered and beautified right there and then.

This is something that Beauty Cradle has answered.

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Visitors from space and miracles

Preacher talks about aliens and the dancing sun. Brother Joe Caldeo, a soft-spoken man in his sixties and a ufologist for 11 years, visited The News Today one afternoon and narrated stories about the existence of aliens in our midst as well as miracles of the dancing sun. That afternoon was a test of faith. Believe it or not. Again, this article will be a test of faith.

----------------------------------------Hablon exposure

More Hablon exposure

It's good to see that our designers have been embracing hablon in their collections. Through this, our indigenous materials are fully utilized, thereby giving boost to the livelihood of many hablon weavers in the province.


---------------------------------------- Niño Caram

Niño Caram: A future public servant

" My family said the politics is really chaotic. But it's fine with me. I really like it"

I remembered Niño Caram as an achiever based from what I've read about him. So, after we were introduced by a common friend, Troy, I knew that this soft-spoken yet direct young man is definitely going to make it to the pages of The News Today.


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