August 14, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Several Visayas govs back shift to federal government

Several governors in the Visayas yesterday voiced their support to moves to amend the Constitution and to shift to a federal type of government.

PDEA-6 lacks concrete plans to curb illegal drugs problem

With the apparent increase in the number of drug-affected barangays in the city, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-6 seems to have no concrete plans to curtail the illegal drugs problem.

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Police investigators check on the place

Police investigators check on the place where American national Daniel Chabra was found dead with 12 stab wounds.

Cops hunt killers of American nat'l in Arevalo brutal slay

A 40 year-old American national was brutally murdered in his rented home in Arevalo District, Iloilo City.

Neighbors alerted authorities yesterday morning after failing to see the victim, Daniel Chabra on his usual morning walk.


Treñas to meet with managers, owners of establishments on illegal drugs problem

City Mayor Jerry Treñas will meet with owners of establishments within the Smallville complex along Sen. Benigno Aquino Avenue (Diversion Road) to discuss the report of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-6 that the nightlife strip is being used as drop-off points of illegal drugs.

'Sparrow Unit' hitman eyed in Arevalo

A known hitman of the New People's Army's "Sparrow Unit" was recently spotted twice in Arevalo District, Iloilo City feared to be on a surveillance mission.

Bright Minds Reading Program to be implemented in Iloilo

Bright Minds Reading (BMR) Program in partnership with Ronald MacDonald House of Charities, Department of Education, Division of Iloilo and supported by the Province of Iloilo has recently provided the starting kits which will jumpstart the program in 20 selected school-beneficiaries in the Province.


Black Nazarene of Quiapo to visit Sapian Aug. 15-22

SAPIAN, Capiz – The black image of Nazarene of Quiapo will arrive this Friday August 15 and it will stay here until the 22nd of this month.

Muntinlupa solon, mayor donate computers to Sapian

SAPIAN, Capiz – Representative Rozzano Rufino Biazon and Mayor Aldrin San Pedro of Muntilupa City donated some ten units of computer to this town through Mayor Arturo Orosco and other town officials.


City's new dumpsite still to pass geological test from DENR

BACOLOD CITY -- The City Government of Bacolod has already bought the seven-hectare property in Brgy. Felisa to be used as a dumpsite but it is not yet clear if it could pass the geological test of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

CA affirms CSC ruling reinstating Solinap as General Services Officer

BACOLOD CITY -- The Court of Appeals (CA) Special Twentieth Division ordered Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia to restore Jerome M. Solinap to his former position as City General Services Officer and to pay all salaries, allowances and benefits pertaining to him including all those previously withheld.


Marriage besieged
Res Gestae
Moonlight but…
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Sharpening of journalistic prowess
Cerebral Combustion
Chronicles of a jealous wife
Bridging the gap
Rizal as a political scientist
Booster shot for human rights


Education amidst poverty


AO 2008-015 and motorcycle owners

/By Erly C. Garcia


/By Kathy M. Villalon

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


Governor Tanco

One Fine Day in Dumarao

Not too fond of going out of town on a long drive, one fine day I found myself one taking a ride in an air conditioned tourist bus to the Province of Capiz, the seafood capital of the Philippines and the garden center of Panay Island.


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!


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