January 14, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
Home | About | Guestbook | Forum | Feedback

Unreasonable and illegal, Tupas says of budget cut

Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas Sr. insisted that the slashing by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of the over P1 billion Executive Budget of the province is unreasonable and illegal.

MIDC drivers defer planned strike

Public utility jeepney (PUJ) drivers belonging to the Metro Iloilo Transport Federation (MITF) have deferred its initial plan to stage a strike following a series of meetings held over the weekend.

Enlarge this image
Candidates for the 2008 Miss Dinagyang

Candidates for the 2008 Miss Dinagyang search face the members of the Iloilo City Hall Press Corps for the judging of the Darling of the Press. From left, Yda Kay Torillo, Jashel Grafil, Sherry Lorraine Bermejo, Rita Guevarra, Dianne Reyes, Vena Ardales, April Dela Cruz, Kresha May Baban and Charlene Joan Casten. Not in photo is Chiela Mae Brazas.

4 tribes bewail exclusion from Dinagyang subsidy

Four tribes in this year's Dinagyang festival will allegedly make a scene on the day of the competition, specifically at the Iloilo Freedom Grandstand, in protest of the policy of the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) over the release of subsidy on tribes.


IDFI gets P1.1M donation for Dinagyang '08

Financial donations for Dinagyang 2008 finally started to come in following the recent disclosure of Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) executives that they still lack funds for the big event.

Neda committee OK's improvement of Caticlan airport

The technical committee of the National Economic Development Authority (Neda) has approved the P2.5 billion improvement of the Caticlan airport in Malay, Aklan.

Suspects in radioman's slay plead 'not guilty'

Two suspects in the 2001 killing of Aklan broadcaster Rolando Ureta pleaded not guilty to the crime during their arraignment Thursday.

VP De Castro to grace opening of new Bacolod-Silay airport on January 1

The New Bacolod- Silay Airport will officially open on January 18 at 3:30 p.m. with Vice President Noli De Castro as main guest.


DENR, mediamen join efforts to conserve protected areas in Western Visayas

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Press Para sa Kalikasan (PRESS KA!) agreed to pool their efforts together in pushing for the conservation and promotion of identified protected areas in Western Visayas, particularly the Bulabog Puti-an National Park (BPNP) in Dingle, Iloilo.

Capiz slates tourism workshop

Roxas City – The Provincial Tourism Office headed by Alphonsus Tesoro will hold a strategic planning workshop, January 14-15, at MVW Restaurant & Tourist Inn here to craft the Provincial Tourism Promotion and Development Plan.

Panay, Guimaras OFWs favor Saudi

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is still the most favored destination of overseas land-based workers from the provinces of Iloilo, Aklan, Antique, Capiz and Guimaras in 2007, said the regional extension unit of the Philippine Overseas and Employment Administration (POEA) based here in this city.


The Uncoy Mistress
Bridging the gap
Early traits of the Ilonggo-Bisaya
Thankyou for reading (2)
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Floating hopes
Enjoying the holidays
Consumers Domain
Twelve 2007 issues, Twelve wishes for 2008


A matter of perspective

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Rational Insanity:

From The Inbox:
On becoming brown

Diet and Health Myths

Young Voice:
Flying Reindeer

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Singles and the City:
Wedding Chills

/ Jimdel B. Macapagal


Movers, Shakers and Breakthroughs

Movers, Shakers and Breakthroughs: My 2007 Best of the Best List

For Best Pizza Innovation, BOURBON STREET is it. Its square and thin crust pizza, topped with pure mozzarella cheese and non-traditional garnishes like burgers and sausages, is a best bet for your money

---------------------------------------- A model for rural and urban link

A model for rural and urban link

Iloilo Washington Commercial's IFMA site has not only contributed to the growth of the Muncipality of Ajuy, which now ranks first in terms of forest rehabilitation efforts (prompting the region to rank third in the country in terms of forest cover) but has provided jobs as well to the 20 families nearby the area who have been hired to maintain the trees

---------------------------------------- JASAC gives voice to the oppressed

JASAC gives voice to the oppressed

Its programs include the Alay-Kapwa Relief and Emergency Rehabilitation Desk, Justice and Peace Desk, Poverty Alleviation Desk, Ecology Desk and Corruption Desk

----------------------------------------Iloilo's Top Hostesses

Iloilo's Top Hostesses

Every end of the year the country's premiere high society magazine the Philippine Tatler comes out with its annual search for top hostesses in the country and has singled out some women in our city as a cut above the rest for knowing the secret to true entertaining.


Iloilo Yearbook 2007Get your copy of the Iloilo Yearbook now. You can buy directly at the TNT office or email us at marketing@the newstoday.info

What's Inside?

About the yearbook