November 19, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Boracay claimants seek oral arguments before SC

Claimants of lots on Boracay Island have asked the Supreme Court to allow oral arguments in their appeal to the court ruling declaring the island-resort as public land.

NegOcc officials back BFAR fishing ban on Visayan Sea

BACOLOD CITY -- Negros Occidental Governor Isidro Zayco is in support of the efforts of Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in implementing the 'four-month ban' on sardines, herring and mackerels in most of the Visayan Sea.

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Assorted Christmas decors are now on sale at commercial establishments in downtown Iloilo City.

Assorted Christmas decors are now on sale at commercial establishments in downtown Iloilo City. But because of the hard times, it can be observed that only few people bother to buy.

City gov't allocates P1M budget for Dinagyang tribes

City Mayor Jerry Treñas said the city government will allocate P1 million purposely for the Association of Tribes in Iloilo (ATI). The P1 million allocation is included in the supplemental budget he proposed for the approval of the legislative body in today's regular session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod.


Iloilo gives way to its first village eco-park

Barangay San Pedro in Molo district may notch a page in history as the first city barangay to have its own eco-park that will cater to the needs of constituents for a beautiful open space.

Successful entrepreneur has to master ABCD's of trade, says expert

In order to become a successful entrepreneur, one has to master the ABCD's in the trade. Mastery of the four characteristics will enable one to excel in the chosen field.

Council OK's ordinance prohibiting toddlers from riding motorcycles

All children from zero to four years old are no longer allowed to ride motorcycles plying routes within this city as per Ordinance 2008-394 approved by the Sangguniang Panlungsod just recently.

Tests on teener suspected of having filariasis yield negative results

Filariasis has not yet reached Iloilo City.
This was confirmed by Mayor Jerry Treñas yesterday after series of tests on an 18-year old lass from Barangay San Juan, Molo district believed to be suffering from lymphatic filariasis turned out negative.


DA bares 2008 Gawad Saka awardees

ROXAS CITY – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has named the twelve outstanding farmers and fisherfolks and five outstanding farm and fishing groups winners for this year's Gawad Saka search.

Aklan farmers get intensified assistance from gov't

KALIBO, AKLAN -- Rice farmers in Aklan are getting intensified assistance from the government to ensure food security for Aklanons as well as to maintain the province' status as a surplus rice producer.

Sigma VM: 'Missing' SB member may seek 'greener pasture' abroad

SIGMA, Capiz – A Sangguniang Bayan (SB) member of this town who has been absent from the regular session for two consecutive weeks may opt to seek greener pasture abroad if he cannot cope with his responsibilities and duties.

Capiz guv: Global Peace Festival promotes tourism not religion

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Governor Victor Tanco, Sr., clarified that the provincial government is not promoting religion by hosting the Global Peace Festival rather the activity will boost the tourism industry of the province and the city.


Groups seek CBCP's support in effort to curb sugar smuggling

The Confederation of Sugar Producers' Associations, Inc. (CONFED) and National Federation of Sugarcane Planters, Inc. (NFSP) have asked a statement of support, through the intercession of Bacolod Catholic Bishop Vicente Navarra, from the Catholic Bishop's Conference of the Philippines in its effort to curb the sugar smuggling.

Furnitures for NGC up for delivery

BACOLOD CITY -- Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) Chairman Atty. Goldwyn Nifras confirmed yesterday that the winning bidder Comfac Corporation vowed to undertake partial delivery of furnitures at the New Government Center (NGC) within two weeks after they have signed all pertinent documents including the Notice of Award last week.

La Castellana mayor reports town's achievements

LA CASTELLANA -- Mayor Alberto Nicor highlighted this town's revenue collection that has improved significantly in a year of public service.


Tough times demand toughness
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Bridging the gap
Iliganon, Hiligaynon, Ilong-ilonganon or Ilonggo, which one?
Res Gestae
Meeting the grassroots
A dream fulfilled
The Culture of "Pagtatakip": Pinoy Politics as Showbiz


Destruction of distraction

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Wayward and Fanciful:
Primal scream

/ Gail Ilagan

Bull's Eye:
Underground call center


Police officers must undergo regular neuro test

/ John Sue

Aphrodisiacs: For Sex Arousal

/ Philip S. Chua

Coffee Thursdays:
Migration stories: The good, the bad and the ugly

/ Paolo Carreon

Cerebral Combustion:
The friend, the virus and the late-night random musings

/ Hacel Du-Chua


Mojave Grill and Steak House

Mojave Grill and Steak House: Steaking their claim

Mojave Grill and Steak House has opened at The Avenue and promises a great deal of excellent American fare. The News Today had the first taste of Mojave's tender and tasty steaks, salads, soups, appetizers and desserts.

Alexa's first birthday

Alexa's first birthday

The 1st birthday party of Alexa last October 28, 2008 was full of fun and excitement. The party's theme was Barney and it was a masquerade of celebration with kids wearing their favorite character's costume.

16th Cooperative Month Celebration

16th Cooperative Month Celebration

The Municipality of Sapian, Capiz, under the able leadership of Mayor Arturo Orosco, Ph.D., was host of the recent 16th Cooperative Month Celebration wherein the occasion was vibrant and festive.

Craving For More

Craving For More

Another terrific thing happened a few nights ago at the leisure village - Smallville, when it opened the hip resto cum art gallery called CRAVE. Much to the delight of the many city dwellers whose favorite way to unwind is dining out, CRAVE is a new place waiting to be explored.


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