December 12, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Mayor Sacks Town Engr as more graft raps up vs town chief

One down at least 62 more to go. Meantime, a longtime municipal engineer was sacked from his post, a day after graft raps filed against his superior - the town mayor - was reported.

Bannered in yesterday's The News Today (TNT) issue was the "Streetlight fiasco" first made public by Bombo Radyo Iloilo. At the time the story went to press, Municipal Engineer Cornelio Pedregosa was handed an order from Dingle Mayor Rufino Palabrica III. Dated December 9, the mayor's order sealed the fate of Engineer Pedregosa, stripping him of his post of 14 years.

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Ist General Lastimoso Cup kicked off at the renowned Sta. Barbara Golf and Country Club, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo in partnership with The Ladies Chapter.

The 1st General Lastimoso Cup kicked off at the renowned Sta. Barbara Golf and Country Club, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo in partnership with The Ladies Chapter. In photo are Japanese visitors Fujikawa, Chujo and Fukumoto (leftmost, 2nd from left & 3rd fr right respectively)with General Roberto Lastimoso, General Larroza, Chit Querubin, Helen Stummer and Sophia Umadhay.

P12T city hall cash gift out soon

Bacolod City - Good news to all Bacolod City Hall employees! Mayor Evelio Leonardia, fresh from Las Vegas Pacquiao-dela Hoya fight signed the document requesting the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) to approve employee's benefits this holiday season.


Globe & Taiwan Mobile launch the new YES IDD Card in Taiwan via free concert

Globe Telecom, the pioneer network operator in providing services for Filipinos abroad and Taiwan's leading telco provider Taiwan Mobile recently launched its newest offering—the YES IDD Calling Card in Taiwan via a free concert held at the Taoyuan County Covered Stadium.

PNP personnel encouraged to undergo mandatory training

San Jose, Antique – PNP Director Ren T. Darroca encouraged his men to undergo mandatory trainings as requirement for promotion to the next higher rank at the same time equip them with knowledge and skills vital to efficient performance of duties and responsibilities.

2 WV lady cops among country's 'top cops'

Roxas City – Two Western Visayas lady cops were among this year's outstanding policewomen in the country.


"Look at your own Conscience,sense of Dignity on Cha-Cha"

BACOLOD CITY - Bacolod Catholic Bishop Vicente Navarra urged President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and the government officials to look at their own conscience and sense of dignity insofar as Charter change is concerned.

1st Capiz dance festival still on

Roxas CityThe Caguyuman Dance Troupe of Pontevedra, Capiz is set to perform on Saturday (December 13) at the Capiz State University (CapSU) – Roxas City campus' covered gymnasium as part of the 1st Capiz Dance Season.

PGMA vows to protect, promote kids' welfare

Roxas City – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has called on the nation to focus its joint efforts on strengthening and empowering the human rights of Filipino children.

Let's Fix the Fixers

The Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) and the Civil Service Commission (CSC) have joined forces with the public in a war on fixers. Armed with the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007, which took effect in September, the OMB and the CSC are launching on December 9, the International Anti-Corruption Day.


City Administrator to Councilor Paglumotan: Feasibility study first

Bacolod City – The pronouncement of Councilor Alex Paglumotan stating that the old slaughterhouse will be converted into a meat processing zone is being countered by City Administrator Rogelio Balo. Balo is chairman of the Asset and Property Management Committee and Utilization o the Old Slaughterhouse Committee.

SP oks new Bacolod Tax Code

Bacolod City - Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP) of Bacolod recently approved the New Revenue Code after several months of deliberation and review. Conducted by the SP Committee on Ways and Means, SP Member Diosdado Valenzuela led the move.


My kind of invocation
Bridging the gap
Public land transportation in Iloilo in the 1930s
Media responsibility
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Res Gestae
He made it, at last..!
The Spirit of Filipinoness in the Land of Santa Claus


Air Travel: Medical Tips

/ Philip S. Chua

Looming showdown

/ Carol Pagaduan-Araullo

Coffee Thursday:
Recycle, Reduce and Re-use: Philosophy 101

/ Paolo Carreon

Lawmakers must focus in strengthening Philippine economy

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

When Grandpa stopped smoking

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Congratulations to 260 police recruits

/ John Sue


Global Peace Festival

Global Peace Festival

The Global Peace Festival (GPF) is a series of international events sponsored by the Unification Church. The stated goals of the GPF are to promote world peace, healthy families, and public service and cooperation; including support for the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

The Negros Occ. Garden Club

The Negros Occ. Garden Club

The Negros Occidental Garden Club in Bacolod City inducted its new set of officers and board of directors last Sunday at The Sugarland Hotel.


Raging Divas

Raging Divas" fires up OFW Family Day at SM City Iloilo

Every OFW Family will surely enjoy a special treat for them at SM City Iloilo on December 13, 2008, 10am onwards at the Event Center, as the Raging Divas fires up the stage on this special occasion.


Namets: A glimpse of our very own

Although the movie Namets focused on the mouth-watering delights that Negros has to offer, I can't help but feel proud of our Ilonggo fare as well. Kansi, chicken inasal, tempting desserts, siopao and more ... Iloilo has them, too.


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