July 28, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Lagdameo urges gov't to do more to reduce poverty

Do more to reduce poverty and for those who are poor.

This was the appeal of Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo to government as President Macapagal-Arroyo delivers her State of the Nation Address (Sona) today.

AFP on 'Red Alert,' eyes destabilization acts on GMA's Sona

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo addresses the entire Filipino nation today in her yearly State of the Nation Address (Sona).

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People flock the “Bagyo Frank
A. Chris Fernandez

People flock the “Bagyo Frank: Sa Litrato” exhibit of the Press Photographers of the Philippines-Iloilo Chapter at the Lower Ground Floor (near Rose Pharmacy) of SM City Iloilo. Inset, SM PR Officer Troy Camarista, City Councilor Joe Espinosa III, PPP-Iloilo president Chris Fernandez, Baby Certeza of Lions International, and First District Board Member Richard Garin lead the ceremonial ribbon-cutting. The exhibit runs until August 1, 2008.

SC finds 'no compelling reasons' to reverse judgment vs guv's aide

The Supreme Court (SC) has ruled to "deny with finality" a Motion for Reconsideration on an earlier lower court judgment against a top aide of Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas.


Coast Guard continues search as divers fail to locate toxic cargo

Divers assisted by a sonar-equipped ship have failed to locate tons of missing toxic cargo of a sunken ship off the coast of Culasi town in Antique after three days of search operations, according to the Coast Guard.

P1.3M Pacquiao aid to be used in helping those left homeless by typhoon

The bulk of the financial contribution of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao to victims of typhoon "Frank" in Iloilo will be spent on helping those left homeless by the worst flooding experienced by Ilonggos, according to Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo.


Capiz PNP launches 'Isugid kay PD'

ROXAS CITY – Newly installed Capiz Police Director Senior Supt. Josephus Angan has vowed for more accomplishments in the provincial campaign against criminalities with the recent launching of "Isugid kay PD" project.

PMA Entrance Exam Set on August 31

The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) is once again calling all patriotic Filipino youth to take the annual Entrance Exam on August 31, 2008 at 8:00 o'clock in the morning. It will be conducted in four (4) testing centers in Region 6 & 7.

DAR Antique distributes 50T has of land to farmers

SAN JOSE, Antique – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has distributed a total of 50,448 hectares of lands or 99% out of the total target of 50,540 hectares to 15,547 farmer beneficiaries (FB) in the province from 1993-2008.


Environmentalists' prayer for TRO vs. EDC gets snag

BACOLOD CITY – The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) has filed a manifestation and motion questioning the petition for a temporary restraining order (TRO) filed by environmentalists group against Energy Development Corporation's (EDC) entry to Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park buffer zone.

City to address flood problem in Brgy. Tangub

BACOLOD CITY -- Mayor Evelio Leonardia had recently met with the members of the flood control coordinating action team, spearheaded by Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP) Member Roberto Rojas, to discuss the appeal made by Ramylu Village Homeowners Association in Brgy. Tangub about flood problems in their area.

Rep. Arroyo provides medical aid to 23 patients

Health is among the major concerns of Negros Occidental 5th District Rep. Ignacio T. Arroyo and he recently provided medical assistance to 23 patients from three towns in his district.

Bayan-Negros set SONA protest actions today

BACOLOD CITY - The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) - Negros will stage a protest rally today in time of President Arroyo's State of the Nation Address (SONA).


Youth need signposts
Res Gestae
Service fee at NCIP?!?
Pricking the conscience (1)
Bridging the gap
The system of writing of the early Bisayans
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Kill Bill?
Eye Opener
National Allergy Day, a resounding success


An Open Letter


Rational Insanity:
The journal

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

The Wonders of Statins

/ Philip S. Chua

Bull's eye:
Unheeded order?


Cerebral Combustion:
Taken over by the Brand Republic

/ Hacel Du-Chua

Amoeba Diaries

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


The fabulous Palomar sisters.

The fabulous Palomar sisters

The ever fabulous Palomar sisters of Tapaz, Capiz were in their best form in hosting recently when they gave a thanksgiving lunch at their family's ancestral estate to relatives and friends in appreciation for all the blessings and good fortune they have received.

International fare at Grand Dame

International fare at Grand Dame

Thanks to Grand Dame Hotel's Manager Mannie Gruenberg, The News Today had a filling of their International Buffet last Monday.

---------------------------------------- Ramilo Villaluna

Ramilo Villaluna strives for perfection in every dish

Cindy's Restaurant was put up in Antique 30 years ago by Ope Pefianco. The restaurant has grown into a favorite among Antiquenos as they continue to innovate. After all, Cindy's influence in the province's food industry had been the introduction of the latest in their area of expertise.

---------------------------------------- A trip to the Bahamas

A trip to the Bahamas

It was an unforgettable cruise to the Bahamas for a group of former classmates of the West Visayas State University. For almost more than 20 years since they (Nursing class of 1983) last saw each other, the group excitedly boarded the Majesty of the Seas of Royal Caribbean.


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