January 29, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Thai rice fiasco leads to dismissal of 2 Customs men

Two top personalities of the Bureau of Customs in the Port of Iloilo have been found guilty of grave misconduct and dishonesty by the Office of the Ombudsman.

SOCO at work as matching begins on prints, bloodstains in hotel killing

Fingerprints and bloodstains taken from Tuesday’s bloody hotel crime scene are now subject of intensive matching procedures by experts from the Scene of the Crime Operation (SOCO) team.

DOJ chief orders probe of Iloilo prosecutors

Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez Sr. has ordered an investigation on allegations that Iloilo provincial prosecutors have unjustly dismissed complaints against suspected drug pushers.


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The Iloilo Customs Building located in Muelle Loney and Aduana Streets, Iloilo City.

Security of rich Tsinoys assured

To ensure the safety of affluent members of the Filipino-Chinese community here, some 300 cops from the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) will be deployed at the Iloilo Freedom Grandstand in today's highlight of the Chinese New Year celebration.

Mayor Jerry Treñas said the police have already put in place security measures to protect the rich Chinese businessmen in the city during the festival. The barangay tanods coming from adjacent barangays of the place of the activity will act as multiplier force to the law enforcers. Uniformed and plainclothes cops will both be fielded.

The police will secure all the areas where the celebration is to be held. Affluent Filipino-Chinese businessmen and their families participate in the yearly Chinese New Year celebration initiated by the city government.


‘Still safe and sound,’ DOT, hoteliers assure Iloilo guests amid hotel murder shocker

An isolated case. As such, no cause for alarm and the city’s guests? Still safe and sound.Shared sentiments of two executives from two top hotels in Iloilo and the region’s assistant regional director of the Department of Tourism (DOT).

City gov't to offer incentive package to investors

In anticipation of the possible effects of the global financial crisis, the city government will formulate an incentive package in attracting investors like the Megaworld Corporation.

Iloilo City is still a safe place -- Treñas

City Mayor Jerry Treñas said Iloilo City is still a safe place to live and to visit. The recent murder incident in one of the city’s hotels is only an “isolated case.” It does not mean the city is not safe for the local and foreign tourists, he said.

Salary of traffic aides up for release

City Mayor Jerry Treñas yesterday assured all traffic aides that they will soon receive their salaries from January 1-15, 2009. He said he has already signed all the required documents for the release of the salaries of the traffic aides.

10 fellowships open for 7th San Agustin Writers Workshop

The USA Coordinating Center for Research and Publications (UCRP) is now accepting applications for writing fellowships in the 7th San Agustin Writers Workshop to be held on May 4-8, 2009 at Punta Villa, Iloilo City.


DTI to train vendors, farmers, women become entrepreneurs

SAN JOSE, Antique – The Department of Trade and Industry in its endeavor to create employment and livelihood opportunities amidst global economic depression has designed a program to train vendors, farmers, women and other small scale business groups to become entrepreneurs to generate income in the countryside.

LWUA to invest P3.76 B for water projects in 2009

ROXAS CITY – More Filipino people are expected to have access to safe potable water supply this year.Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) Administrator Orlando Hondrade revealed that said office is planning to invest this year an additional P3.76 billion to fund the provincial water projects.


Mayor sees politics over cases filed against his administration

BACOLOD CITY -- "No other motive except to discredit me and my administration," was Mayor Evelio Leonardia's reaction to the graft charges filed by two allies of Lone District Congressman Monico Puentevella against him and other city officials at the Office of the Ombudsman Visayas.

Businessmen along Lacson St. oppose flyover construction

BACOLOD CITY -- Sangguniang Panglungsod Member Roberto Rojas, Chairperson of the Committee on Infrastructure and Public Works, confirmed yesterday that most businessmen along Lacson Road vehemently oppose the construction of two flyovers along North Drive-Lacson and Burgos - Lacson streets as it will only worsen the present traffic situation.


de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Media savvy
Longing for Boracay at Myrtle Beach
Bad Breath: Is there a cure?
Bridging the gap
The early years of the Iloilo Dinagyang
My (Some!) New Year's Resolutions


Bull's eye:
Pagcor and PCSO's donations


Press Statement

/ A. Chris Fernandez

Down South:
The peacebuilder takes command

/ Gail Ilagan

Dinagyang of Love

/ Fr. Boy J. Galindez, OSA

Eye Opener:
Ill-gotten wealth is a curse

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

PAGCOR’s Genuino

/ Alain Russ Dimzon

Bottled mishaps

/ Alain Russ Dimzon


First Autocross Car Racing by Ground Effects

First Autocross Car Racing by Ground Effects: Another motorsports history in Iloilo

Gus Banusing Jr. of Ground Effects wanted to bring back the fun of car motorsports in Iloilo City having in mind that it should be safe and affordable for everyone.

TNT's holiday cheer

TNT's holiday cheer

After the pressures of 2008, with TNT Holiday magazine as its latest back-breaking yet successful endeavor, it is but just that The News Today management and staff take a break and party.

Cooking demo by ACC students

Cooking demo by ACC students

Students of the Caregiver and HRM Departments of the Advance Central College (ACC) held a cooking demonstration recently, with the presence of Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero and Mayor Rony Molina of San Jose de Buanevista, Antique.

Mark Borres

Mark Borres: Ilonggo Youth Ambassador conquers Japan and ASEAN

An Ilonggo Youth, Mark Borres, who recently qualified as the Philippine Youth Ambassador conquered Japan and ASEAN countries for the 2008 Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP).


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