March 5, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Carles exec denies imposing 'for Carles only' policy among fishers

Carles municipal mayor Arnold Betita denied the front page story of The News Today last Monday (March 3) that they are forcing fishermen from their town to sell their catch only in Carles.

Betita made the clarification during a meeting with Gov. Niel Tupas Sr. and Estancia Mayor Restituto Mosqueda yesterday at the governor's office.

WV has 19 biodiversity sites

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has already proclaimed 19 Biodiversity Conservation Sites in Western Visayas. It is part of the 128 key biodiversity areas (KBA) identified in the region and in Central Visayas.

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Gov meeting with Mosqueda and Betita
A. chris Fernandez

From left, Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas Sr., Carles mayor Arnold Betita and Estancia Mayor Restituto Mosqueda in a closed door meeting yesterday.

MIWD gets SP endorsement on World Bank grant

Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) got both good news and bad news from the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP).

Good news following the committee recommendation on the needed SP endorsement for the realization of a World Bank grant. Bad news because of yet another SP resolution backing an Iloilo town's call for share on MIWD's revenues.


SP reconsiders deleted budget for top Capitol chief

This was the contention of the Committee on Appropriations of the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) faced with the issue of P115,200,00 gone missing on the controversial amended Capitol Executive Budget.

WV potential for 'birding' trips, says Haribon exec

Western Visayas has "high potential" in bird tourism industry with the presence of its endemic flora and fauna species mostly found in Central Panay and Negros Occidental. The Central Panay Mountain Range is one of the 117 key conservation sites in the country recognized as an Important Bird Areas (IBAs). The region is home to 10 species of endemic birds

Oil rehab fund for Concepcion to be used for ecological camp

Presidential Assistant for Western Visayas Raul Banias yesterday said the P6.5 million oil spill fund intended for the municipality of Concepcion in Iloilo would be spent for the establishment of an "ecological camp" in said town.

DILG 6 observes Women's Month

Relevant activities in the observance of Women's Month are being formulated by the Department of Interior Local Government (DILG 6) for the Local Government Units in Western Visayas to observe this month.


Government taking steps in solving Boracay environmental problems

Department of Tourism Undersecretary Salvador Sarabia Jr. yesterday assured that the government is taking steps in solving all the environmental problems affecting the world-renown Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan.

Sen. Legarda to lead Antique VAWC Center groundbreaking ceremony

Sen. Loren Legarda and Antique Gov. Salvacion Zaldivar-Perez will lead the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) center in the capital town of San Jose on Friday (March 7).

Citizens find recourse in TEXT CSC line

From reports about petty corruption and discourteous government workers, to queries on policies on personnel actions, the public has found recourse in TEXT CSC, the Civil Service Commission's (CSC) text-based client satisfaction and feedback tool.


de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
One woman's nationalist passion
Bridging the gap
Gen. Martin Delgado: Proud Ilonggo nationalist leader
Consumers Domain
The tentacles of evil
On Cruise Control
Enjoying the holidays


Witness vs. whistleblower

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Young Voice:
Teaching values

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

RP Health Stats

/ Philip S. Chua

res gestae:
Bautista, a blind writer, and the King

/Francisco B.Lindero, Jr.

Rational Insanity:
Writers galore

/Bryan Mari Argos


Ikthus Youth

Ikthus Youth: Growing up with Christ

The desire to belong is a human need that we always seek to fulfill through making friends and affiliating with people who have the same interests as we do. But once you find your friends and acquaintances, what next? One important consideration is for one to choose the right persons to be with.

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Love Heals

Songs, dances and the sounds of violin. These permeated the La Isabelita Hall, Jaro Cathedral Compound when Love Heals, a dinner show took place last Feb. 14, 2008.

The benefit show aimed to raise funds for the chemotherapy of seven pediatric cancer patients being sponsored by KKK or Mga Kaibigan ng mga Kabataang May Kanser.

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Exciting @ Krua Thai: A new menu boosts this favorite dining place further

Krua Thai had been a favorite dining venue for those hankering for a medley of hot, sour, sweet, salty and bitter tastes that Thai foods can offer.

----------------------------------------Pasa Arte

Pasa Arte: Art lives on through volunteerism

Pass on your talent. Whatever knowledge we have learned should be imparted to others. This way, the community as well as one's talent will continue to flourish


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