July 29, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Ileco 1 exec decries proposed taxes in poles, transformers, wires

Real property taxes for every piece of pole, every unit of transformer and rolls of electric wires?

Bacolod gives up title as Most Business Friendly City

BACOLOD CITY – The city will no longer bid to retain the title Most Business Friendly City in the country this year.

Bacolod City Administrator Dr. Rogelio Balo yesterday said the city is no longer interested in joining the competition being organized by the Philippine Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).

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The streamer attached to one of the fishing boats grounded at the Muelle Loney port

The streamer attached to one of the fishing boats grounded at the Muelle Loney port says it all—they are victims of the Expanded Value Added Tax (Evat) being imposed by the government.

Resort owners oppose bill declaring portions Boracay as public domain

A group of resort and landowners on Boracay Island are gearing for protest actions against a bill pending in Congress declaring parcels of the island as public domain and open for disposition.

The property owners have launched a signature campaign and will hold a protest rally on the island on Friday against House Bill 1109 (Declaring Certain Parcels of the Public Domain Within Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan as Agricultural Land Open to Disposition).


Militants renew call for PGMA's ouster

Around 3,500 joined protests actions on Panay Island calling for the ouster of President Macapagal-Arroyo while the President delivered her State of the Nation Address (Sona) yesterday.

Amendment of Traffic Ord. seen to discipline pedestrians, motorists

City Councilor Erwin Plagata, chair of the Sangguniang Panglungsod Committee on Transportation,described the amendments in Ordinance 309 or Traffic Ordinance, passed more than a decade ago, as timely to address the present traffic condition in the city.

NFA nears completion of disposal of damaged rice

Days from now, residents living near the National Food Authority (NFA) compound at Barangay Quintin Salas, Jaro would no longer suffer the foul odor coming from the damaged rice stocks as the NFA nears completion of its disposal.

SP leaves conversion to coop groups as committee urges registration with CDA

Last month's "conversion talks" of key players in Iloilo's electric cooperatives has now been resolved by the Committee on Cooperatives and Other Non-Governmental Organization.


Organization of former village chiefs opposed

ROXAS CITY –"Why organize?" That was the question raised by majority of the incumbent barangay chairmen opposing the creation of an organization composed of former barangay chairmen named as Association of Pag-ulikid of Former Barangay Captains (APFBC).

City, prov'l legislators to probe alleged anomalies of top officials

ROXAS CITY – City and provincial legislators will investigate the alleged anomalies that former governor Vicente Bermejo, now city mayor, and former city mayor Antonio Del Rosario, now congressman of the 1st district of Capiz, have committed during their previous administrations.

PRO 6 reports higher crime solution efficiency

Based on the recent report of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6, crime incidents in Western Visayas from January to June 2008 dropped significantly than the same period last year.


Family Court judge deplores bad condition of SDC

BACOLOD CITY -- Sangguniang Panglungsod Member Celia Flor, chairperson of the Committee on Social Services and Development, vowed to look into the observation given by the Family Court.

3 killed, 2 injured in fatal car accident

BACOLOD CITY – Three people died and two others were injured when their speeding car crashed into electrical posts at a main road here yesterday.

No suspect yet on robbery of Koreans

BACOLOD CITY -- Police are still clueless on the identity of three thieves who robbed two Korean nationals of their money and valuables here during the weekend.


Res Gestae
Strategy, not penalty
Youth need signposts
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


Bull's eye:
Credit grabber governor


Sheep intestines

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Of magnanimous angels and star-struck demons

/ Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

An Open Letter


Rational Insanity:
The journal

/ By Bryan Mari Argos


Service Beyond Borders

Service Beyond Borders

The Rotary Club of Midtown Cubao of District 3780 donated money to the victims of the typhoon Frank that hit Panay Island. It was facilitated by PP Lion Flor(Baby) Certeza of Iloilo Emarald Lions Club,Inc.

Mama Violet

Starting your day with Mama Violet

Every seven to nine in the morning, a young lady with the gift of gab sits in with DJ Jingo Magic in a program called "Unang Sirit" over GMA Radio. She is no less than Mama Violet or rather, Irene Ortigas, who plays the hottest hits and answers "sirit" questions with Jingo Magic.

---------------------------------------- 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.


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