April 1, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Reds burn businessman's delivery trucks in Tubungan

For reportedly not heeding the demand for "revolutionary taxes," members of the communist News People's Army (NPA) burned two delivery trucks of a local businessman.

The incident occurred late Sunday night in Brgy. Balikwa, Tubungan, Iloilo, one of the known "Red areas" in Southern Iloilo.

City gov't, NFA to join efforts in monitoring sale of NFA rice

The city government of Iloilo and the National Food Authority (NFA) here agreed to join efforts in monitoring the selling of NFA rice in the market.

Vice Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, who is now the city's OIC mayor on Monday called for a meeting with the National Food Authority (NFA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

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Chief Justice Reynato Puno receives his Doctorate of Law Honoris Causa
Photo by Rufino Gonzales II

Chief Justice Reynato Puno receives his Doctorate of Law Honoris Causa investiture from Central Philippine University President, Dr. Juanito Acanto, and CPU Chairman of the Board of Trustee Dr. Alfonso Uy during the university's  commencement exercise in Iloilo City last Sunday.

Chief Justice urges graduates to be of service to the nation

Chief Justice Reynato Puno on Sunday called on graduates to live and work for great ideals and to serve the country as they enter a new phase in their young lives.


NIA helps ensure rice sufficiency with no closure for irrigation systems

The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Regional Office 6 has adopted a no closure for irrigation systems this season to help ensure rice sufficiency nationwide.

SC seeks improvement of RP's law schools

Alarmed by the dismal passing rate in the bar examinations, the Supreme Court is seeking reforms in the country's law schools.

Cops detain 'amok' grandpa

Police in Tubungan, Iloilo now have in custody the 40 year-old attacker of a 4 year-old boy as family members grieve over the tragic incident.

Iloilo's 5th district get biggest IRA devt-fund share

Iloilo's Fifth District comprised of eleven towns in the north got the biggest allocation for the province's Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Development Fund (DF).


ARBs engaged in SME mark 1st year with assemblya

Roxas City -- Agrarian Reform beneficiaries in six barangays of Ivisan, Capiz recently gathered for their first anniversary and general assembly, March 30.

BIR rollout of IT systems hits Negros Occidental

The Bureau of Internal Revenue's Nationwide Rollout of Computerized Systems (NRCS) reached the revenue district offices in Negros Occidental namely – RDO 76 (Victorias City), RDO 77 (Bacolod City) and RDO 78 (Binalbagan).

DA underscores regionwide consultation with LGUs

The Department of Agriculture (DA-RFU 6) has recently finished conducting a region wide provincial consultation on the six provinces in Western Visayas.


Regarding culture
Fearless forecast: women priests
Consumers Domain
Misinformation on Coal
Bridging the gap
Some Rizal landmarks in downtown Iloilo City
anything under the sun
Origins of place-names (12)
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Salute to the graduates


Bleed myself dry

/By Kathy M. Villalon

Young Voice:
Birthday Presence

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Eye Opener:
Mar Roxas at ASU graduation rites

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

The Roadmap for Iloilo City

/By BenitoT. Jimena

Res Gestae:
PNP's Alert Status is the country's peace and order status

/By Francisco B. Lindero Jr.


More Chinese cuisine at Grand Palace

More Chinese cuisine at Grand Palace and some dining etiquette

The Grand Palace Restaurant at the Iloilo Grand Hotel launched more exciting must-haves in their already vast and appetiting whetting menu.

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Ice cold Beer & Summer

What is it about ice cold beer that makes one long for it especially on a hot summer day or night?

Well, The News Today had ice cold San Miguel Pale Pilsen during the launching of SMB's Summer Events last March 14 at Smallville.

----------------------------------------My fair FARIDA

My fair FARIDA

FARIDA Pineda Kabayao's name has always been identified with theater and superb talent in this field.

She is the daughter of Gilopez and Corazon Kabayao, both musicians. Her siblings are musically inclined as well.


----------------------------------------Easter Sunday fun at The Promenade

Easter Sunday fun at The Promenade

Kids were jumping up and down as they tried to catch the bubbles coming out from the bubble contraption being held by Clown Jason while parents and guardians were happy to see that their children were having a great time.


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