August 21, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Ombudsman exec optimistic of victory vs corrupt gov't workers

The government's local battle against corrupt and abusive Ilonggo officials and government workers got a passing grade from a top anti-graft official.

In a scale of 1 to 10, ten being the 'victory number,' Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas Pelagio Apostol gave efforts in Iloilo office a high of "seven."

'Peace talks' at the Capitol as DBM holds meeting with Gov, SP over budget issue

Key players in the Iloilo Provincial Government and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) finally sat down yesterday over the controversial Capitol budget issue.

Behind closed-door and strictly-for-invited-officials only, The News Today (TNT) learned that the meeting began thirty minutes late from the 3:30 p.m. schedule.

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Ilonggo patriot and journalist Graciano Lopez Jaena

With the monument of Ilonggo patriot and journalist Graciano Lopez Jaena as background members of the Iloilo media protest the continued killing of journalists in the country.

Iloilo journalists join nationwide protest vs media killings

Braving intermittent rains, journalists here yesterday gathered at the shrine of Ilonggo patriot and journalist Graciano Lopez Jaena at the public plaza in Jaro District here to condemn the continued killing of journalists in the country.


City to give financial aid to slain Ilonggo soldiers

City Mayor Jerry Treñas said the city government will extend financial assistance of P10,000 each for the Ilonggo soldiers slain in the ongoing hostilities in Mindanao. The families of the dead soldiers are requested to submit necessary documents for the release of financial aid.

City Treasurer denies P50M SEF fund missing

City Treasurer Katherine Tingson yesterday denied allegations that last year's P50 million Special Education Fund (SEF) is missing.

Ombudsman-Visayas mark 2ndyear in Iloilo, vows continued battle vs corruption

Government graftbusters in the Iloilo extension office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas marked its second year of operations and existence.

City turns down Ganzon's request for P6M fund for city college

The city government junked the request of a city councilor to appropriate P6 million fund for the establishment of a city college.

AFP warns: 'Beware of urban terrorists'

An unholy alliance set to sow terror in the city is reportedly in the works.

As such, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) here is warning the public to be vigilant and alert authorities of any feared attacks.


No let-up in BFP fire safety drive

ROXAS CITY The Roxas City Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) is not letting up in its fire safety inspection drive.

DPWH facilitates pre-construction activity for Antique's two major road networks

SAN JOSE, Antique -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is on the process of facilitating requirements for pre-construction activities of Antique's major road networks, Pandan- Libertad Road in the north and Antique/Iloilo Anini-y – Villavert Jimenez Road in the south.


3 firms bid for P50-M fixtures in New Government Center

BACOLOD City -- Out of the 14, only three firms participated in the bidding for the P50 million furniture and fixtures for the new government center (NGC) which officially started yesterday.

Bishop mediates to end dispute between city officials and displaced abattoir workers

BACOLOD City -- Bishop Vicente Navarra of the Diocese of Bacolod successfully intervened to settle the problem of the slaughterhouse workers and residents of Barangay 35 who were affected by the closure of the old slaughterhouse following the opening of a new one in Brgy. Handumanan.

More Vietnam rice for Neg. Occ.

The National Food Authority (NFA) announced the delivery of Vietnam rice this week to sustain the availability of affordable rice in the province.


Cerebral Combustion
Desperate housewives make the country billions richer
Res Gestae
Undying passion
Learning inter-subjectivity
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Remembering Ninoy
Bridging the gap
Some issues and concerns on Bisayan history
A birthday party like no other


Eye Opener:
Clues to eulogers, preachers and speakers

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

The MoA, the Cha Cha, and the U.S. Ambassador

/ Benjie Oliveros

Olympian Jackstone

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Siftings :
That "Mamma Mia"/ ABBA Feeling; A Film Review and The Iloilo Sarswela For All Seasons

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

The Twilight Zone: Part 2

/ Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Rational Insanity:

/ Bryan Mari Argos


Centennial Hotel

Centennial Hotel Revisited

My dinner was exceptionally delightful at the Asyana Restaurant, especially that the dinner invite came from the charming Edmund Valencia, general manager of the Centennial Resort Hotel and Convention Center.

Antoinette Lacson

Antoinette Lacson: Crazy about Havaianas and more

Everybody is crazy about Havaianas! Thanks to Antoinette Lacson, a Manileña and resident of Bacolod City, this world-famous brand is being marketed quite efficiently in Western Visayas.


Blessing of Fil-Estate's new abode

The Fil-Estate Group of Companies held the blessing of its new office at Sanmars Gen. Luna Street, Iloilo City. This was attended by agents and brokers, mostly.



Bacolod-bred Felino S. Garcia, Jr. launched his first book of poems, "Heartsongs and Other Poems" at the Museo Iloilo recently.


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