March 19, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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War veterans still yearning for recognition, adequate benefits

They came walking slowly with canes. Others were brought in wheelchairs or held by their loves.

Despite their wrinkled faces and gray hairs, they proudly displayed their medals pinned to their blue uniform vests as they tried to stand firmly while saluting old friends and colleagues.

Gov't vows to end war vet's 'long fight' for benefits

The government would soon settle its obligations with the war veterans. This was assured by Department of National Defense undersecretary Ernesto Carolina during the commemoration of the 63rd Anniversary of the Liberation of Panay and Romblon yesterday.

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Two veterans look at the newly unveiled Wall of Memory
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Two veterans look at the newly unveiled Wall of Memory for the 1, 421 casualties suffered by the guerilla freedom fighters in Panay during the Japanese occupation at the Balantang Memorial Cemetery and National Shrine in Barangay Quintin Salas, Jaro District.

Sta. Ana Parish presents Lenten musical today

In observance of the Holy Week, the Sta. Ana Parish in Molo District will present a musical Lenten show entitled "Bakit Ako Panginoon" to awaken and deepen the faith of the people and enhance the impact of this season through songs.


Townsfolk, Guimaras execs junk mining project

An overwhelming "no" summed up yesterday's public hearing that heard planned exploration works of a mining company in Nueva Valencia, Guimaras.

Mayor's top aide denies 'cult attacks'

No cult attacks but "mere" members of a yet to be determined crime syndicate are responsible in the series of thefts and break-ins in Estancia, Iloilo. And the town's police force is on the job, in control, a top mayor's aide told The News Today (TNT) with major arrests expected in the coming days.

DOH-CHD 6 implements Code White Alert during Holy Week

The Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) 6 is implementing the Code White Alert this Holy Week in anticipation of any eventuality that might happen among tourists and travelers on a pilgrimage.

Calinog mayor succumbs to stomach cancer

Calinog Mayor Teodoro "Doroy" Lao succumbed to a lingering illness yesterday (Tuesday) morning at the Iloilo St. Paul's Hospital.


DSWD extends KALAHI-CIDSS project in Capiz town

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has extended its Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan–Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) program in a Capiz municipality to further boost the ongoing anti-poverty efforts.

Info strategies up BIR's collection target

San Jose, Antique -- Continued advocacy has contributed greatly to BIR's increase in collection goal by about 3.20% disclosed Revenue District Officer Ursula Equiña.

Farmers' federation holds congress in Negros Occidental

National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) lead convenor and Secretary Domingo F. Panganiban has met with 14 Presidential Assistants (PA) recently to map out plans to effectively carry out the government's anti-poverty programs in the regional level.


de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Long live womankind!
Bridging the gap
The Ilonggo-Bisaya as a proud and vain people
Consumers Domain
Readers' take on corrupt politics
On Cruise Control
Enjoying the holidays


Eye Opener:
Obedience to God

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

anything under the sun:
Origins of place-names (12)

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla

Joy rooted in the cross

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Young Voice:
The monster in me

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Friendship with & without benefits

/By BuberianClan


Friendship last forever

Friendship lasts forever

People say that high school consists of the best years of one's life. Is it, really? We realized they were right when we reached high school. Although this stage happens once in our life, this is worth remembering for a lifetime.

----------------------------------------Cebu Pacific Now in Boracay

Cebu Pacific Now in Boracay

Boracay resort owners and businessmen welcomed the entry of Cebu Pacific as it introduces the airlines regular flights to Boracay via Caticlan Airport which is just a 20-minute pump boat ride to the pristine white sand of the world famous Boracay Island down in our Panay Islands and Western Visayas region.

----------------------------------------The new Negros Navigaiton

The new Negros Navigaiton: A true ally in invigorating the nation

THE new Negros Navigation will strive to consistently offer safe, reliable, affordable, enjoyable and top value for money services. By cultivating a dedicated workforce, the company will provide efficient and on time services to shippers and passengers, regarding them not as mere clients but as the company's reason for existence.

----------------------------------------Full moon

Full Moon at Sol Y Mar

The proceeds of this event will go to the KKK or Mga Kaibigan ng mga Kabataang May Kanser so it could fund the chemotheraphy treatment of seven pediatric cancer patients. It's going to be a full moon on Easter Sunday, March 23 and what better way to celebrate this special time is for one to hold a FULL MOON PARTY at Sol Y Mar Family Beach Resort in Tigbauan.


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