August 18, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Witnesses in Sara cop's case retract statements

Two principal witnesses who earlier came out to testify against a cop in Sara, Iloilo retracted statements that led to the cop's preventive suspension.

The retraction also disclosed purported threats and alleged force in the course of executing the initial testimony.

Cop points out 'defect' of order, calls charges pure lies, fabrication

A senior cop under a 90-day preventive suspension now wants the order lifted pointing out the purported defects and legal infirmities here.

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Mayor Jerry P. Treñas and PRO-6 Regional Director Chief Supt. Isagani Cuevas

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas and PRO-6 Regional Director Chief Supt. Isagani Cuevas face the media after a meeting with Smallville Complex restaurant managers regarding the alleged availability of prohibited drugs in the area. During the meeting, Treñas was assured by businessmen that they will cooperate with the authorities to stop any illegal activities in their respective establishment. Also on hand for the meeting and press con is Task Force Adam's Apple chairman Councilor Ely Estante.

More cops to be deployed in 'nightlife area'

Additional police personnel will be deployed in Smallville complex in the wake of reports that illegal drugs transactions happen in the area.


Daily brownouts to hit Boracay for 2 months

Resorts and hotels on Boracay Island will be depending on generator sets for most of the next two months because power supply will be cut off due to an ongoing construction of a power sub-station on the island-resort.

Franchise application of Mandurriao cockpit arena operator shelved anew

The proposed ordinance granting Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas the authority to issue a franchise to one Marjorie Marañon to operate the Mandurriao Cockpit Arena has been shelved for a couple of times already in the Sangguniang Panlungsod.

PDEA affirms illegal drugs transactions happen in Smallville

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) regional director Senior Superintendent Roybel Sanchez stands firm on their report that illegal drugs transactions happen at Smallville complex.

Van dispatcher says Tupas behind 'forced statement' vs. Sara cop

A 29 year-old dispatcher of L-300 vans plying Sara – Iloilo City vice-versa routes now had a change of mind about alleged extortion in Northern Iloilo.


Historic visit of Black Nazarene in Sapian attracts more devotees

SAPIAN, Capiz – For more than 400 years, the first ever and historical visit of the Jesus Black Nazarene sculpture of Quiapo here last Friday attracted more devotees along the way on a caravan from Baybay, Roxas City going to Sapian. The image traveled for more than three hours to reach Sapian.

PLDT offers scholarship to police dependents

The Philippine National Police and PLDT Smart College Educational Assistance Program have forged an agreement for scholarship of police dependents.


Bacolod police intensifies drive vs. criminality

BACOLOD CITY -- The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) has arrested 47 persons in their campaign against illegal drugs from January 1 to August 8 of this year.

Botika nga Barangay expands in Negros Occidental

BACOLOD CITY -- Rep. Ignacio Arroyo, Jr. (Neg. Occ.5th Dist.) has expanded the "Botika sa Barangay" in his district and recently distributed 22 packages of assorted medicines to the barangays costing to P25,000 per package.

Negros gov talks on food security in executive report

Governor Isidro Zayco after assuming the governorship following the death of Gov. Joseph Marañon delivered his first State of the Province Address recently.


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


The Twilight Zone: Part 2

/ Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Rational Insanity:

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Damaging to business


Education amidst poverty


AO 2008-015 and motorcycle owners

/ Erly C. Garcia


/ 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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