August 13, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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6 city police chiefs to undergo performance evaluation

Senior Supt. Bartolome Tobias, officer-in-charge of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO), will not implement a reorganization among the six district police station chiefs in the city following his assumption to office. At least for now.

Police still facing blank wall on Nueros' murder

More than a week after the gruesome murder of 34-year old Claire Nueros inside her home in Savannah subdivision, the police have yet to identify the assailants.

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A Philippine Navy plane bound for Cavite

A Philippine Navy plane bound for Cavite, coming from Mactan, Cebu, had an emergency landing at a fishpond in Brgy. Agojo, Panay, Capiz yesterday after it suffered engine trouble. (Story on page 4)

Salvage operations on sunken vessel in Antique kick off

Operations to salvage the sunken cargo ship off Culasi town in Antique started on Monday as divers continue the search for the vessel's missing toxic cargo.


Ajuy police chief faces barrage of criminal complaints

The murder of Ajuy Vice Mayor Ramon Rojas Jr. has now shifted to yet another (mis) development.

Defensor Jr. wraps up tax relief Ordinance for 'Frank-affected Ilonggos'

How much of a tax relief is just for Typhoon Frank-affected Ilonggo real property taxpayers? And if granted, will it be – in the long run - beneficial to the Provincial Government of Iloilo?

SP probe reopens 'Nazi rule' in N. Iloilo

Yesterday's "Berdugo" probe of the Committee on Public Order and Security revisited anew "Nazi rule" issues hounding controversial cop, Chief Inspector Leroy Rapiz.

Dengue downs 3 preschoolers in Iloilo

Three suspected cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever downed kindergarten students in a private school here.


Phil. Navy plane crash landed in Capiz town

ROXAS CITY – A Philippine Navy aircraft bound for Cavite from Mactan, Cebu crash landed yesterday morning at Brgy. Agojo, some 8 kilometers from the town proper of Panay, Capiz.

Capiz solon wants his name cleared

ROXAS CITY – Sensing from radio commentaries and speculations that the "financial aid scam and payroll padding" issue could be behind the killing of Radio Mindanao Network (RMN) - dyVR commentator Martin Roxas, Capiz First District Rep. Antonio del Rosario is willing to be investigated in order to clear his name.

33rd Capelco general assembly set

ROXAS CITY – A 33rdgeneral membership assembly has been set by the Capiz Electric Cooperative (Capelco) on August 23 at the Capiz Gymnasium here to update its member-consumers on the cooperative's progress and plans for development.


Budget for allowance of PAO lawyers sought

BACOLOD CITY – City Councilors Jocelle Batapa-Sigue and Dindo Ramos are set to pass a resolution today earnestly and strongly requesting the Office City Mayor Evelio Leonardia to include in the 2009 budget and in the succeeding years an item allocation for the allowance of lawyers under the Public Attorney's office (PAO) within the city of Bacolod.

Small planters vow to continue fight vs. high fertilizer cost

BACOLOD CITY -- Small planters groups here are determined to fight the exorbitant cost of fertilizer unless government would act favorably on their legitimate concerns.

BAC to pursue bidding on NGC furniture despite opposition

BACOLOD CITY -- Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) Chairman Atty. Goldwyn Nifras announced yesterday that majority of the BAC members had decided to pursue the opening of bid documents on August 20, 2008 despite opposition from some suppliers that the city government is abruptly resorting to the so-called "process of elimination" when they set limited schedule for all suppliers to comply all necessary requirement for bidding.


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Bonafide Text
Sharpening of journalistic prowess
Cerebral Combustion
Chronicles of a jealous wife
Our culture war
Res Gestae
Yes Club: 'Soon to Open'
Bridging the gap
Rizal as a political scientist
Booster shot for human rights


AO 2008-015 and motorcycle owners

/By Erly C. Garcia


/By Kathy M. Villalon

Journalists unite!


Life's map

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

The Twilight Zone: Part 1

/ Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Rational Insanity:
I don't know how to cook

/ By Bryan Mari Argos


Piolo and the people of Batad

Piolo and the people of Batad

Piolo Pascual, actor and one of the people behind Hebreo Foundation, through the help of The News Today and foundation volunteers, delivered some help for the victims of typhoon Frank in Batad. Pascual entrusted TNT's Florence Hibionada to ensure the project's success last July 21.

Blueprint Plus: 50 years of Friendship

Blueprint Plus: 50 years of Friendship

Finally, after weeks of delay, Ateneo de Iloilo-Santa Maria Catholic School High School Department had its Acquaintance Party last July 31, on the Feast of St. Ignatius, at the school gym. In line with the community's Golden Jubilee Celebration, this year's party was themed "Blueprint Plus: 50 years of Friendship".

New Government Center

Blessing of the New Government Center

The New Government Center of Bacolod City had its blessing last August 3, 2008. I could say that it was extraordinary because the blessing was officiated by no less than the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Joseph Adams. Imagine that!

TSIP turns one

TSIP turns one

Time flies so fast. Indeed, for Police Regional Office 6, it seems only yesterday that it launched on air the first episode of Talakayan Sa Isyung Pulis (TSIP) thru Central Philippine University Alumni Channel (Skycable channel 8).


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