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November 28, 2007, Iloilo City, Philippines
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NLRC orders reinstatement of 5 USA employees

"A very, very merry Christmas for all of us."

Thus said Theodore Neil Lasola, president of the University of San Agustin Employees Union – Federation of Free Workers (USAEU-FFW) of the decision of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) ordering the reinstatement of five of their dismissed members.

Defense for P1B Capitol budget up

Principal figures in the Iloilo Provincial Government are set for special appearances as discussions are officially scheduled to seal the fate of the over P1 billion in planned Executive Budget here for fiscal year 2008.

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Theodore Neil Lasola, president of the University of San Agustin Employees Union (USAEU), holds on to their cause for nearly three years and still counting.

City strengthens price watch council

In an effort to protect the buying public and create an even friendlier business atmosphere throughout the city, the Iloilo City Price Coordinating Council (ICPCC) has been reconstituted.

As such, top government officials were named by Mayor Jerry Treñas in the council with the mayor as council chair himself.


Unidentified men shadowing Bayan Muna official

A ranking official of the militant partlylist group Bayan Muna in Panay allegedly escaped an attempted abduction or possible physical attack at her house on Monday.

'All-star cast' for city's Task Force Calle Real

A seemingly all-star cast of characters were gathered by Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas tasked to help bring the city closer to its goal of becoming a premier city.

PIA chief to award COPRE '07 winners

Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Director General Conrado Limcaoco will present the awards to this year's winners and awardees of the 34thCollege Press Conference (COPRE) and Awards as well as the six Best Performing Paper Advisers for 2007, on November 29 at the Iloilo Grand Hotel.

Ateneo de Iloilo Golden Jubilee debut up Friday

All are now set for the launching of the 50thanniversary of the only Jesuit school in Western Visayas , the Ateneo de Iloilo – Santa Maria Catholic School , this Friday afternoon of November 30.


Cops nab suspect in radioman's killing

Police on Tuesday arrested one of two suspects in the 2001 murder of Aklan broadcaster Rolando Ureta.

Water sports activities in Boracay halted due to bad weather

BORACAY -- The Boracay Special Tourist Police Office (BSTPO) here has issued a warning to both foreign and local tourists to be cautious as the weather is not conducive for water sports. Big waves and strong winds had been affecting the island since Monday night.

Tribes to 'invade' Sinadya sa Halaran

Roxas City -- Ten local merrymaking tribes have signed up for the Tribe Competition which will be one of the highlights of this year's Sinadya sa Halaran festival which reels off Dec. 5 here.


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


bonafide text:
Honing our journalistic skills

/ By Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

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

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

Faking it

/ By Kathy M. Villalon


TM Europa Skinea

TM Europa Skinea celebrates 1st anniversary

Your complete one-stop beauty shop, TM Europea Skinea celebrated its first anniversary with games, facials and prizes one Sunday evening. Its valued clients and friends were welcomed by owner Teresa Macalalag and everybody had a blast in that well-prepared party.


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Their Jive

THE names of Teresita Portugalete and Reynaldo Susbilla Jr. are very famous in the dance sports world. After all, the pair comes out the champion in almost all dance competition they join. In last year alone, they became champions in both the regional and national dance sports events of the Philippine Association of School Universities and Colleges (PASUC) and the State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA).

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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.


----------------------------------------Brother Joe Caldeo

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.


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