January 30, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Rapiz slapped with 90-day preventive suspension over illegal search

‘Ghosts’ from the past eventually caught up with Iloilo’s controversial top cop, Police Chief Inspector Leroy Rapiz.


NPAs wounded in misencounter

New People's Army (NPA) rebels mistook each other for the enemy and engaged in a firefight that wounded at least three of their fighters in Capiz yesterday.

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Spectators get amused by the lion and dragon dance performers.

Spectators get amused by the lion and dragon dance performers.

Strict security for Filipino, American troops in joint military exercise

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.


Thai rice fiasco haunts Customs execs

Two dismissal orders matched with forfeiture of all government benefits and a six-month suspension without pay. Yet for the Office of the Ombudsman, the Philippine Government’s anti-graft arm, it takes more to penalize erring executives.

Closure of Magsaysay road is mayor’s judgment call

City Mayor Jerry Treñas assumed full-responsibility on the failure to open the Magsaysay road at the back of the Iloilo Sports Complex during the two-day Dinagyang highlights over the weekend.

Reds try to spoil US Balikatan exercises, fires indiscriminately in Calinog

Friendly military exercises dubbed “Balikatan” between visiting American troops and local counterparts in the Philippine Army (PA) are facing some disturbances from seeming “gatecrashers.”

MIGEDC-JICA study Iloilo City’s 'on-road' parking

Parking on and off the road has imposed a big problem in traffic management in Iloilo City.This was emphasized by Professor Lorena Padojinog, Consultant of the MIGEDC-JICA TWG or Metro Iloilo Guimaras Economic Development Council-Japan International Cooperation Agency, Transportation and Traffic Management Sector.

1,225 of PRO6 cops promoted

Increase in basic salary, fringe benefits, and bigger responsibilities are at stake with the promotion of police personnel. Thus, for the uniformed police personnel of Police Regional Office 6 (PRO6), a promotion for the next rank is a good news to begin the new year.


Jealous husband strangles wife to death

ROXAS CITY – A jealous husband, who caught in the act his wife about to make love with another man, strangled the latter to death in an abandoned house Saturday night in Mambusao town.

DSWD-6 personnel cited as model employees, top performers

Two personnel of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Field Office 6 (DSWD 6) are among the five other employees and top performers from other regions in the country will be cited by the DSWD on January 29 in connection with its 58thAnniversary celebration.

New cars for 2 Capiz Board Members eyed

ROXAS CITY – The Capiz provincial government under the leadership of Gov. Victor Tanco, Sr. will purchase new vehicles for two board members, who until now never had the privilege to be given new transportation service, provided there will be funds and corresponding Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) resolution to that effect.


Axed Ceneco GM gets vindication from NEA

BACOLOD CITY – Sulpicio Lagarde, former General Manager of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) confirmed recently that the complaints filed against him by the cooperative's Board of Directors at the National Electrification Administration (NEA) did not prosper.

4 NFA workers in NegOcc affected by RatPlan

BACOLOD CITY -- Four employees of National Food Authority (NFA) Negros Occidental will be affected by the government's Rationalization (Rat) Plan to be implemented in March.

Sugar Industry Task Force formed in Neg. Occ.

BACOLOD CITY -- Governor Isidro Zayco issued Executive Order No.09-005 creating the Sugar Industry Task Force and designated Board Member Enrique Miguel "Guding" Lacson, chair of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan committee on food security and Adolfo Mangao of the committee on agriculture as chair and vice chair, respectively.


de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Media savvy
On wings of songs, “Yes, we can!”
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


Media fellowship night by Capelco

Media fellowship night by Capelco

Capiz Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CAPELCO) tendered a Media Fellowship Night last January 21, 2009 for local media men in Capiz. The merry affair was held at the Hercor Pavilion where food, drinks, and jovial interaction among media men were teeming.

Chinese cuisine at The Promenade

Chinese cuisine at The Promenade

The city is abuzz with Chinese New Year extravaganza. A great way to continue celebrating it is a time with your family and friends over lunch at The Promenade's family feast that features Chinese cuisine this Feb. 1, 2009, Sunday.

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.


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