August 15, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Cuevas disputes, downplays PDEA 'Smallville' report

The region's top cop is disputing and downplaying the claim of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on purported Shabu and Ecstasy proliferation and trade in Iloilo City.

'We only act within the bounds of law,' PDEA counsel says

Public disclosure of the supposed drug-scenario in Iloilo City has seemingly backfired to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) here.

With the apparent increase in the number of drug-affected barangays in the city.

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nine suspects in various robbery incidents in the province of Iloilo

Iloilo Provincial Police Office director Senior Superintendent Ricardo De la Paz presents to the media nine suspects in various robbery incidents in the province of Iloilo who arrested in separate police operations, namely, (from left) Darry Bravo, Jonathan Paniza Sr., Democrito Miro, Jonnel Mallo, Victorio Luis, Bernie Manajero, Ivan Apruebo, Ludovico Consumo Jr., and Jerry Dela Cruz

Ilonggo soldier slain in Basilan too young to die

Marine Cpl. Angelo Abeto came home to his family last April 27 and told his mother and siblings of his plan to to go back to civilian life soon after being deployed in the battle field for around five years.


City to receive P31.9-M back-IRA thru back-to-back loan agreement

The award of the withheld Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) share of the city of Iloilo during the time of former president Joseph Estrada totaling P31,901,113 couldn't have come at a better time, when the city government needs no less than P95 million to sustain its operations till year's end.

DSWD 6 receives SARO for P35M housing project

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the region has reportedly received the Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) for release of P35 million rehabilitation fund for Iloilo City.

US embassy alerted as Cuevas allows more time on police probe of alien's murder

Ongoing police investigation on Tuesday's grisly murder of American national Daniel Chabra will not be under any 'time-pressure.' In fact, Arevalo Police and crime scene probers are now given the leeway to exhaust all possible means in establishing events leading to the murder.

San Rafael barangay captain called to join illegal drugs meeting

The barangay captain of Barangay San Rafael, Mandurriao will be called today to attend the meeting with the chief executive, Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and restaurant/bar owners in Smallville complex after she protested the report of the agency.


Cebu gives assistance to typhoon hit provinces

The province of Cebu has donated P10 million in assistance to six provinces that were seriously affected by typhoon "Frank".

Capiz dads mourn, condemn Martin Roxas killing

ROXAS CITY – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Capiz yesterday passed four resolutions expressing profound sympathy to the bereaved family of murdered broadcaster Martin Roxas and strongly condemning the senseless killing.


Dengue cases drop by 50% in Negros Occidental

The number of dengue cases in the province dramatically dropped by almost 50 percent based on hospital reports.

15,000 Negros farmers avail of PGMA's discount coupon for fertilizer

More than 15,000 rice farmers here availed of the fertilizer discount coupons after President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ordered the Department of Agriculture to extend assistance to farmers affected by the sudden hike in the cost of fertilizers.

Bacolod local artists gear up for animation

BACOLOD CITY -- Negrense artists actively responded to the need for a manpower pool to complement the campaign of Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for Information and Communications Technology (BNEFIT), Inc. for animation outsourcing.


Res Gestae
YES Club: 'Soon to Open'
Bridging the gap
Some issues and concerns on Bisayan history
A birthday party like no other
Marriage besieged
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Sharpening of journalistic prowess
Cerebral Combustion
Chronicles of a jealous wife


Damaging to business


Education amidst poverty


AO 2008-015 and motorcycle owners

/By Erly C. Garcia


/By Kathy M. Villalon

Life's map

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


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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