August 25, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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AFP augments police probe on assassination of Fire Marshal

Ongoing police investigation on the liquidation of Iloilo's top fire department official is getting additional support from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) here.

Rising cost of materials affects housing project

With the increasing cost of housing materials, the number of Gawad Kalinga (GK) houses to be funded under the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of Representative Raul Gonzalez Jr. decreased from 100 to 60 housing units.

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A volunteer worker uses his carabao in carrying bags of sand

A volunteer worker uses his carabao in carrying bags of sand to be used in the construction of houses for families displaced by typhoon Frank in a relocation site in Brgy. San Isidro, Jaro.

Napolcom exec says yes to 'moonlighting-cops' but…

Cops as teachers? Yes. Cops as fish vendors and carinderia-operators? Why not. Cops as taxi drivers? Not really. Uniformed cops as teachers, fish vendors, carinderia-operators and taxi drivers? No, not at all.


DENR turns over P2-M financial assistance to Panay Island

Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Jose L. Atienza, Jr. on Friday turned over P2 million in financial assistance to four provinces of Panay Island that were affected by Typhoon Frank.

Rice Research Institute issues advisory on Bacterial Leaf Streak

A Phil Rice Research Institute study show that non-stop rains nowadays has contributed to the occurrence of bacterial diseases invading rice farms.

Pontevedra, Sibunag towns Best MDCCs in WV

The Municipal Disaster Coordinating Councils of Pontevedra, Negros Occidental and Sibunag, Guimaras were named as the Best Municipal Disaster Coordinating Councils in their respective categories in the region in this year's 'Gawad Kalasag' award.

GK benefits from MOA between city govt, Holcim

Gawad Kalinga (GK) will get a "special price" from Holcim Cement Corporation for all its cement needs in its housing projects. The special price was made after the city government inked a memorandum of agreement with the Holcim Cement for the shipment of plastic bags and used tires for the company's fuel needs last week.


SP inhibits from probe on Del Rosario's anomalies

ROXAS CITY – The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP), which was supposed to start its inquiry on the alleged anomalous projects of former mayor now Congressman Antonio del Rosario last week.

Capiz officials have rosy outlook for health

ROXAS CITY -- Health and provincial officials in Capiz are looking forward to more improved health facilities in the various hospitals here.


Dismissal of case a hard-earned victory -- Bayan-Negros

BACOLOD CITY -- The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) - Negros considered the decision dismissing the charges of illegal logging against nine upland farmers as a hard-earned victory.

No helmet policy nets 2,500 drivers

BACOLOD CITY -- The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) here apprehended a total of 1,358 motorcycles and tricycles from January to August of this year in an effort to strictly enforce traffic rules and impose maximum safety to all motorists.

Negros business groups hold first construction forum

BACOLOD CITY -- Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) along with Negros Japan Human Resource Exchange Association Inc. (NJHRRAI) and Negros Occidental Business Development Center (NOBDC) organized last Saturday a construction forum with the theme "Technical Skills Development and Exchange".


Can we, clergy, hack it?
NUPL-Iloilo: lawyers for the people
Bridging the gap
The Filipino language as spirit of national identity
Cerebral Combustion
Desperate housewives make the country billions richer
Res Gestae
Undying passion
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Remembering Ninoy


Rational Insanity:

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Talking points on sporadic MILF attacks

/ Raphael Locario

Health @ Heart:
Implants and suicide link

/ Philip S. Chua

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


Bobby Mahadali

Bobby Mahadali: The News Today's Negros Bureau Chief speaks

This is the first impression this writer had upon meeting Bobby Mahadali when he arrived at The News Today headquarters for our interview.

Steve Taleon

Steve sizzles on the dancefloor

With 17 years of experience in dance, it's no wonder that Steve Taleon is one of the city's sought-after dance instructors. Not only that, he is the son of the famous Pat Taleon and Eufemia Taleon who are very famous in this field for decades.

Teleperformance Outreach In Iloilo

Teleperformance Outreach In Iloilo

Teleperformance is the world's leading provider of outsourced CRM and contact center services, has been serving companies around the world rolling out customer acquisition, customer care, technical support and debt collection programs on their behalf. It is located in Bacolod City.

Making a mark in Antique

Making a mark in Antique: Leah Marie Ysunza Sausa

Leah Marie Ysunza Sausa has long since known the ins and outs of the media industry, having worked first in radio when she was in high school. Following her passion, she took up BS in Mass Communications at the West Visayas State University.


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