February 28, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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DOE exec: Taxis using LPG fuel safe and nonhazardous

Department of Energy (DOE) Visayas Field Office Director Antonio Labios yesterday assured the public that taxis using Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) fuel are safe and not hazardous.

Labios said the use of LPG fuel is being promoted by the government. The auto-LPG taxis are safe provided it is using the "right equipment," said Labios.

Plagata disregarded in newly reactivated anti-drugs council?

It seems City Councilor Erwin "Tong-Tong" Plagata was left out in the current campaign against illegal drugs. Members of the media yesterday was surprised upon knowing that Plagata, who chairs the Sangguniang Panlungsod committee on police matters, was not one of those who comprise the Iloilo Iloilo City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (Icadac).

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An official of the Department of Energy allayed fears that taxi units using LPG fuel are hazardous to health.
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An official of the Department of Energy allayed fears that taxi units using LPG fuel are hazardous to health.

IRC melee leaves 1 inmate wounded

An otherwise routinary mealtime at the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) turned into a crime scene yesterday afternoon. This as two murder suspects out on settling an old grudge with a fellow inmate chanced upon the target and took turns in stabbing him.

Attending medical team described seeing an "ice pick-kind of wound" however The News Today (TNT) was told that the weapon used was an improvised knife.


Barbers' lawyer on budget-battle: 'Fight far from over'

The Court may not have granted the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) sought on the controversial Capitol budget yet for the petitioner, the battle continues.

Reports linking councilors to 'drug lord' must be verified

For Mayor Jerry Treñas the reports linking three members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod as coddlers of a certain drug lord in the city must be verified. It is unfair for them to be tagged as such without sufficient evidence, he said.

NEDA board OKs 2 WV infra projects

Two major infrastructure projects in Western Visayas have been included in the P5.5 billion worth of projects recently approved by the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Board.

7 bands vie for Banda Musika competition

Seven amateur bands are gearing up to perform at the first-ever Banda Musika sa Plaza – A Revival Band Competition on Friday, February 29th, at the Jaro Plaza


Region 6 Observes Dental Consciousness

The Department of Health Region 6 in coordination with the Iloilo Dental Society spearheaded the observance of the National Dental Health Month with various activities held in February 2008.

DFA 6 issues an average of 400-500 new passports daily

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Regional Office 6 is issuing an average of 400-500 machine readable passport (MRP) a day.

More fortified rice for school kids assured

More than 10,000 bags of iron-fortified rice of the government are intended for school children of Capiz.


Consumers Domain
The tentacles of evil
Sweet, sweet mangoes of home
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Love Spell
Bridging the gap
Establishing pre-colonial Ilonggo identity
On Cruise Control
Enjoying the holidays


Promoting dialogue

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Reviving the 'Dead'

/ Philip S. Chua

Rational Insanity:
Writers galore

/Bryan Mari Argos

Eye Opener:
Philippines needs God-anointed leaders

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Young Voice:
Love is

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

res gestae:
Cuevas must give more

/Francisco B.Lindero, Jr.

Singles and the City:
Travel for Singles

/ Oliver Victor B. Amoroso


Nono Palmos

Panay's Shining Moment

Iloilo's stakeholder in the tourism industry, the Ilonggo Producers Association which operates the IPA Trade Pavillion located at the Llacer Building in General Luna St, Iloilo City will present the first ever Couture Collection of internationally renowned Ilonggo designer Nono Palmos.


---------------------------------------- Camille de Sello

Camille de Sello: A scientist in the making

Camille de Sello, 17, admitted that she's a very shy person. But a great opportunity has opened for her, leading to a more confident and independent individual.


---------------------------------------- Pinta Tawo: Human skin as canvas

Pinta Tawo: Human skin as canvas

Pinta Tawo, a body painting contest, celebrated the human skin as a perfect venue to showcase art. Held last Feb. 17, 2008, Pinta Tawo was one of the special events of Iloilo Paraw Regatta 2008. The event was organized by the Iloilo Paraw Regatta Foundation, Inc together with the Junior Chamber International Iloilo (JCI-Iloilo).

----------------------------------------Queen Andrea

Hail to the Queen of the South

Iloilo City to this day honors its recognition as "Queen City of the South."

A legacy of greatness as witnessed anew by thousands in this month's crowning of the city's Queen, Her Majesty Andrea Aileen Marie Vinco-Montelibano.


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