August 26, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Slain soldiers' widows call for end to war in Mindanao

One lost "Angel," the other, "Angelo."

Yesterday, the two widows of slain soldiers issued separate but similar calls for an end to the shooting war between government troops and Moro rebels.

AFP on the prowl of Reds, confirms attack of construction site in Negros town

Government forces widened its pursuit in Negros Occidental of armed elements belonging to communist terrorists New People's Army (NPA).

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A girl drinks water from an improvised bamboo pipe

A girl drinks water from an improvised bamboo pipe connected to a hand pump in Brgy. San Isidro, Jaro district.

PGMA assures scholarship for dependents of slain Ilonggo soldiers

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo extended financial assistance to the families of slain soldiers here in Iloilo City. Also, scholarships would be made available for the children or dependents of the fatalities.


SP probe body invites top cop anew

Members of the Committee on Public Order and Security in the Iloilo Provincial Government are expecting today the presence of top cop, Chief Inspector Leroy Rapiz.

Literacy sessions capacitate indigenous people of Iloilo town

The basics of reading, writing and simple calculations were the contents of the literacy sessions conducted for sixty-one members of Indigenous People in Calinog, Iloilo through the DepEd's Alternative Learning System.

Ordinance needed to create public city college—Treñas

City Mayor Jerry Treñas said the Sangguniang Panlungsod needs to pass an ordinance for the creation of the public city college. The ordinance would be used as basis for the allocation of the funds and implementation of the project.


Family, friends bid final goodbye to Kasamang Martin Roxas

MAAYON, Capiz – Colleagues, family and friends of slain radio commentator Martin Roxas said their last goodbye Monday during the latter's interment at the public cemetery here.

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.


Committee formed to inventory furnitures at old city hall

BACOLOD CITY -- City Administrator Dr. Rogelio Balo confirmed yesterday that Mayor Evelio Leonardia created a special committee to conduct a physical inventory of all furnitures and fixtures at the old city hall.

Swine raisers in Negros Occidental receive aid

BACOLOD CITY -- The provincial Veterinary Office of Negros Occidental turned over 28 heads of parent stock piglets to hog raisers in the towns of Pontevedra, and San Enrique and La Carlota City, recently.


Meant to serve
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


Bull's Eye :
San Isidro housing project

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

Confessions of a red ballpen

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Rational Insanity:


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


Filamer Christian College

Filamer Christian College celebrates 104th foundation

Roxas City – The Filamer Christian College here will be celebrating its 104th Foundation Anniversary Celebration on August 26-29, 2008 with this year's theme: "FCC @104: Inspired by the Founders' Legacy, we journey to excellence."

JT Boy and Christ Believer Dancers

JT Boy and Christ Believer Dancers: Using hiphop to bring the youth to God

This writer and Joerhee Tyrone Gorieza Jimenez met during a judging stint in one mall's dance competition. The latter was introduced as the choreographer and member of Christ Believer Dancers.

Dinousars Are Back!

Dinousars Are Back!: Robinsons Bacolod hosts such a big exhibition until Sept. 2

The opening of the first interactive exhibition of robotic dinosaurs in the Philippines was held recently. Such exhibit will run until Sept. 2, 2008 at the fountain area of Robinson's Place Bacolod.

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.


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