September 12, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Ombudsman junks abuse raps filed by Chinese bizwoman vs CIDG chief

Police Superintendent Renato Gumban, chief of the region's Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) scored twin victories in the Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for the Military.

Full police, military escort up for medical mission under Reds' threat

A team of doctors, nurses and other volunteers off to Leon, Iloilo for a medical mission today will be fully secured by both the police and the military.

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Farmers in Pavia, Iloilo harvest rice on the farm.

Farmers in Pavia, Iloilo harvest rice on the farm. Agriculture experts expect a good produce this first cropping with a balance of rain and sunlight favoring rice production in the province.

Inconsistent explanations hound Pavia road project

The district engineer in Iloilo Rep. Judy Syjuco's district is now amenable to channel the implementation of a controversial road repair project in Pavia to the local and provincial government after drawing criticisms from Pavia Mayor Arcadio Gorriceta.


Most Inspiring Ilonggo Entrepreneurs awarded today

Today, is the awarding of the Most Inspiring Ilonggo Entrepreneurs at the Go Negosyo sa Iloilo, the latest leg of the continuing Go Negosyo campaign spearheaded by Presidential Consultant for Entrepreneurship Jose Concepcion III at the Rose Memorial Auditorium of the Central Philippine University.

20 PNP 'bad eggs' to be thrown to Mindanao

Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Raul Gonzalez Sr. yesterday confirmed that at least 20 policemen who are considered "bad eggs" in the police organization will be transferred to Mindanao soon.

Hydropower proponent welcomes coal-fired power plant in Iloilo

California Energy Incorporated (CalEn) executive officer Rey Cunningham welcomed the establishment of a coal-fired power plant in nearby Iloilo City.

City creates office for persons with disability

The city government here recently created the Office of Persons with Disability Affairs (OPDA) that will cater to the needs, welfare and development of persons with disabilities (PWDs).

City Council pushes for speedy approval of HB 4256

The Sangguniang Panlungsod unanimously approved a resolution requesting members of the Senate to hasten the enactment of House Bill 4256, a bill Reapportioning Iloilo City into two districts.


DPWH starts solon's skywalks project despite mayor's objection

ROXAS CITY – Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 1st Engineering District started implementing the proposed skywalks of 1st District Representative Antonio Del Rosario in front of Filamer Christian College in Roxas Avenue here despite strong opposition from City Mayor Vicente Bermejo.

Bugasong Patadyong Weavers get P100T fund from DOLE

SAN JOSE, Antique – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) through Laura Villarico, Provincial Director released the amount of P100,000.00 for Bagtason Loom Weaver Association (BLWA) popularly known as Patadyong Weavers in Bugasong, Antique.

PCL to conduct bloodletting on Sept. 19

ROXAS CITY – Philippines Councilor's League (PCL) Capiz chapter thru its president David Bauson will conduct a bloodletting on September 19 at the pool side of Villareal Stadium here.


Sugar planters bewail VAT imposition on sugar coops

BACOLOD CITY -- Thirteen heads of sugar planters associations here have questioned the move of Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) OIC Regional Director Rodita Galanto imposing Value Added Tax (VAT) on sugar cooperatives.

Search for Banwahanon Awardee now open

BACOLOD CITY -- The 70th Charter Day Committee headed by City Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson announced yesterday that the application for the Search for "Ang Banwahanon Award" is now available and the deadline for the submission is set on September 30, 2008.

Guv to preserve historic Provincial Jail building

Negros Occidental Governor Isidro Zayco revealed his plan to preserve the historic image of the Provincial Jail building located in Gatuslao Street by renovating it soon and develop it into a commercial complex.


Bridging the gap
The opposition to the Americans and the Canton Republic of Negros
Super Lola
Providence and us
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Let's take a stand
Res Gestae
Kapit bisig kabataan laban sa kriminalidad
Cerebral Combustion
Feel young, stay young


Butter on a burn

/ Philip S. Chua, MD,

Mass graves: CPP/NPA's fair deal?

/ Raphael Locario

Thoughts on UP as The National University of the Philippines

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

Where have all the book lovers gone?

/ William B. Ongsitco

Anything Under the Sun:
Scientists of West Visayas (3)

/ Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

Rubber Bands

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Killing Time in a Crowded Park

/ PJoanne Marie Combong-Pijuan


Louie's birthday bash

Louie's birthday bash

Birthday celebrations are so much fun. It is during such time that people who are closest to the celebrator's heart get to be with the latter for good laughs, worthwhile conversations, excellent dining experience and loads of picture taking.

The Promenade's Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

The Promenade's Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Westerners may talk about the "man in the moon", the Chinese talk about the "woman in the moon". The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the two most important holidays in the Chinese calendar (the other being the Chinese Lunar New Year).

Training on enhanced child growth

Training on enhanced child growth

The development of the nation's children is important. One of the steps to ensure this is the holding of a training on enhanced child growth last Aug. 25 to 29, 2008 at Barangay Linaban, Hamtic, Antique.

Double birthday celebration

Double birthday celebration

The News Today correspondent Florence Hibionada and editor-in-chief Erly Garcia recently held their joint birthday party at the Mejica compound in Baluarte, Molo. Friends, media colleagues and guests shared the enjoyable moment with the birthday celebrators.


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