March 7, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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DOT initiates comprehensive land use plan for Boracay

BORACAY ISLAND, AKLAN―Tourism Secretary Joseph "Ace" Durano yesterday called on Boracay residents, resort owners and other stakeholders to learn from past mistakes in managing the island-resort in order to effectively resolve the pressing problems faced by the island.

Missing teener found; Family search for clues reached teener's 'Friendster'

The 15 year-old teener who has been missing for 5 days was found unharmed yesterday by family members tipped off with the late afternoon sighting.

Roda Espiritu, mother of the victim confirmed the news to The News Today (TNT).

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In a bid to save Boracay from complete destruction
TNT File

In a bid to save Boracay from complete destruction the tourism department aims to come up with a comprehensive land use plan that will serve as basis for all development plans on the island.

Typhoid outbreak noted in waterfront barangays

An outbreak of typhoid cases has been noted in the city particularly in the waterfront barangays. One patient was confirmed dead last month while a number of cases were not reported at the City Health Office (CHO).


SP probe up on charge of irregularities filed by Capitol exec vs office chief

Yet another investigation is in the offing before the Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) involving two of the top Capitol officials.

Treñas pushes amendment of Jaro-Mandurriao franchise

The opinion of City Mayor Jerry Treñas regarding the issue on whether or not to amend the franchise of the Jaro - Mandurriao, vice versa, route defers from the legal opinion rendered by the City Legal Office (CLO).

DOT sets eyes on 'high value visitors'

Department of Tourism (DOT) regional director Edwin Trompeta said they are targeting some 2.3 million foreign and local tourists in 2010. The department's ultimate goal "is to attract not only tourists but also high value visitors" to experience cultural and heritage and resort attractions the region can offer.

Megaworld to present development plan before SP

Megaworld Corporation is set to present their development plan before the Sangguniang Panlungsod. The development plan includes the reclassification of the 54-hectare property from institution purposes to mixed purposes.


Papers, posters on gender trends in fisheries development urged

The National Network on Women in Fisheries in the Philippines, Inc.(NNWFPI) is calling on researchers, extension workers, fisheries professionals, students and other sectors interested, to present papers and posters, for its Fourth National conference on Gender and Fisheries Development, on May 21-23, 2008.

WV gov't nurses to upgrade skills in maternal and child health

Some 150 government nurses in Western Visayas are scheduled to attend a Regional Forum on Enhanced Maternal and Child Health Framework on March 14, 2008 at the activity center of the Department of Health, Mandurriao, Iloilo City.

PNP lays down new Airsoft Rules and Regulations

The Philippine National Police (PNP) calls the public, including juridical persons, for the observance of the revised Rules and Regulations that govern the manufacture, dealership, importation, exportation, sale, possession, and carriage of airsoft rifles/pistols and operation of airsoft teams and game sites as contained in PNP Circular No. 11, approved on December 4, 2007.


Prescription for Jun Lozada, interfaith bishops, et al.
Bridging the gap
The 'Carrot-and-Stick" policy of the Americans in Iloilo
Consumers Domain
Readers' take on corrupt politics
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
On Cruise Control
Enjoying the holidays


Eye Opener:
Give chance to GMA to govern the country righteously

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

anything under the sun:
Origins of place-names (7)

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla

res gestae:
Cops' spot promotion, long overdue

/Francisco B.Lindero, Jr.

Witness vs. whistleblower

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Young Voice:
Teaching values

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

RP Health Stats

/ Philip S. Chua




A very glamorous evening of serious hair, serious dresses and serious jewelry took place under the resplendent chandeliers of the very elegant Crown Ballroom of Punta Villa Resort, in La Villa de Arevalo a few nights ago. I am referring to the Ilonggo Producers Association's (IPA's) most staggering and highly successful show "Hinabol", which featured the fashion collections of internationally renowned and very creative Ilonggo fashion designer, Nono Palmos.

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Students blaze new trails in Bais

BAIS CITY, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL – In the sluggish dawn after 2007's Christmas day, 18 students and young professionals from Iloilo teamed up with 8 Bacolodnon counterparts to start a work camp in Brgy. Cantugot outside Bais City in Negros Occidental.


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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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