December 15, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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'Stop black propaganda,' Suplico tells Tupas on BHW honoraria row

Stop the black propaganda."

Such is the message of Vice Governor Rolex Suplico to his uncle, Governor Niel Tupas, the two – Iloilo's top officials – at never-ending odds over policies and politics.

Impasse over disputed property in Boracay still unresolved

The month-long impasse over a disputed property on Boracay Island remained unresolved after a court denied the petition of an Australian resort operator to block the cancellation of his lease agreement with the property owner.

In a seven-page order dated November 27, 2008, the Kalibo Regional Trial Court Branch 9 dismissed the petition for specific performance, injunction and damages with motion for the issuance of a temporary restraining order filed by resort operator Greg Hutchinson and his wife Viveca against Editha Meren.

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Throngs of people witnessed PyroMagic: A Pyro Musical Fireworks Competition at SM City Bacolod last Saturday of which The News Today is one of the project partners.

Throngs of people witnessed PyroMagic: A Pyro Musical Fireworks Competition at SM City Bacolod last Saturday of which The News Today is one of the project partners. Another fireworks weekend will again be presented on Saturday, Dec. 20 at SM City Bacolod facing the Bay Area.

NGC still powerless

BACOLOD CITY -- City Administrator Rogelio Balo is very optimistic that Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) will provide power connection to the New Government Center (NGC) the soonest time possible as the scheduled transfer of offices to the new edifice tomorrow was moved to December 23.


Garin backs Suplico's call for "proper, legal" honoraria release

Yes, no legislative approval of over P23 million in honoraria for Iloilo's volunteer health workers was made. But no, this was not because the SP body frowns on extending that financial assistance.

DOH enjoins public to support 'Iwas Paputok' campaign

The Department of Health - Center for Health Development 6 (DOH-CHD 6) is calling for the support of stakeholders to reduce if not totally eliminate firecracker-related injuries through its "Iwas Paputok" campaign this holiday season.

Explain, refund irregular expenditures, COA says

Last week it was the "landscape scam" aimed at beautifying the entrance of the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) in Pototan, Iloilo.

Violence erupts after heirs fence public road

Officials and members of a prominent family in Passi City are set to try to reach a deal today regarding their dispute involving a major street.


With energy to harness, RDC has fruitful year

ROXAS CITY – The response of the Western Visayas Regional Development Council (RDC) to the call to face the energy security challenge, one of the government's major concerns together with food security, has helped make 2008 a fruitful year for the council.

'Halad' keeps Sinadya sa Halaran spirit alive

ROXAS CITY – The "Halad sa Kasimanwa" spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Metro Roxas in coordination with the provincial government during Sinadya sa Halaran 2008 was meant to keep the spirit of the festival alive.

PNP-Scout trained cops augment Antique PPO

SAN JOSE, Antique – Thirty fresh graduates of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Modified Scout at the 6th Regional Mobile Group, Victorias City, Negros Occidental will see action in the province this Yuletide season.


Transfer to NGC moved to Dec. 23

BACOLOD CITY -- City Administrator Dr. Rogelio Balo confirmed recently that Mayor Evelio Leonardia re-scheduled on December 23, 2008 the transfer of old city hall to the New Government Center (NGC).

'We opened our doors and hearts to them'

BACOLOD CITY -- In another attempt to reach out to the stakeholders of the Northern Negros Geothermal Project (NNGP), the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) welcomed the Fact Finding Team composed of 10 priests endorsed by Bishop Navarra to inspect and understand the issues on EDC's operation in the buffer zone last Dec. 4.


Pacquiao Miscellany, Random Thoughts, etc.
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..!


Rational Insanity:
For the sake of Regional Literature

/ Bryan Mari Argos

What exactly is education?

/ William B. Ongsitco

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

/ Raphael Locario


Meet and Greet Santa

Meet and Greet Santa

What would Christmas be without Santa Claus? The uttermost endearing icon characterized as a jolly old man with a white beard and a red suit who rides in a magical sleigh being towed by reindeers.

A magical Christmas party

A magical Christmas party

It was a magical night for Garden of the Ascension's management, staff, agents and guests when the company held its Christmas Party.


Christmas at CPU

Christmas at CPU: 10th Festival of Lights and Kantahan

The anticipated annual "Festival of Lights" and "Kantahan sa CPU" once again heighten the Christmas celebration at Central Philippine University.


Fantasia at Flow

Fantasia at Flow

Iloilo's reigning party place, Flow Super Club hit sky high hysteria recently when it celebrated its fantasy night with all the cool and hippiest personalities of the city in full attendance.


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