February 16, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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House postpones talks on Culasi townhood

Congressional invites sent to members of the 9th Iloilo Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) will have to wait yet another day for its realization. With the creation of another Iloilo municipality in focus, The News Today (TNT) gathered that postponement was sought anew for an undisclosed period of time.

CHR raises alarm over arbitrary arrests of activists

CEBU CITY—The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has raised alarm over what it sees as a pattern of arbitrary arrests and the filing of criminal charges against political activists by the police and military.

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Philippine National Police chief, Director General Jesus Versoza (left) and Police Regional Office Six director, Chief Supt. Isagani Cuevas (right) inspect the 39 new patrol cars and motorcycles distributed to he various police stations in Western Visayas.
Photo by Ronilo Ladrido Pamonag

Philippine National Police chief, Director General Jesus Versoza (left) and Police Regional Office Six director, Chief Supt. Isagani Cuevas (right) inspect the 39 new patrol cars and motorcycles distributed to he various police stations in Western Visayas during yesterday's celebration of the 18th Founding Anniversary of the Police Regional Office Six at the Camp Martin Delgado in Iloilo City. During the ceremony for the distribution of the new patrol cars and motorcycles, Versoza said he will ensure that every police station in the country shall have at least one patrol car this year.

W. Visayas cops to get guns, radio sets

Police officers in Region VI will be receiving additional firearms and communications equipment. Philippine National Police chief, Dir. Gen. Jesus Versoza made the announcement Friday last week, during the blessing of the 39 new patrol cars and motorcycles issued to police stations around Western Visayas.


IPRFI launches Paraw Regatta photo contest

Iloilo Paraw Regatta Foundation, Inc. (IPRFI) in cooperation with Photo Artists League of Iloilo, Inc. (PALI) cordially invites Photo Enthusiasts to the 37thParaw Regatta Photo Contest.

‘Gupit Kabuhayan’ kicks off in Iloilo

Need a quick, professional haircut with the promise of a new look in 15 minutes? Need to be ‘re-charged’ in the hands of a skilled therapist in an hour?

DOH 6 goes all out for healthy lifestyle drive

The Department of Health Center for Health Development-Western Visayas will launch Healthy Lifestyle (HL) to the Max, and likewise open the 2009 CHD-WV sports fest on February 16, 2009.

Militants urge SSS to protect the members’ fund

Members of the Social Security System (SSS) here are up against the proposal of SSS President Romulo Neri to give P12.5 billion from the SSS fund for the ‘economic stimulus package’ of the national government.

DENR promotes production of charcoal briquettes

The production of charcoal briquettes that use forest wastes as raw materials is not only environment-friendly, but it provides an alternative livelihood opportunities for the people in step with the thrust of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.


Mar's trusted man present in opposition gathering

TAPAZ, Capiz – The presence of the trusted man of Sen. Mar Roxas, Emmanuel “Tawi” Billones, in the gathering of oppositionists like Nonong Palomar last Saturday surprised political observers here.

Reorg of Capiz PPOC underway

ROXAS CITY – In line with Executive Order 773 of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the province of Capiz is set to reorganize the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC).

Roxas City's PESO turns 1 year old

ROXAS CITY – The Public Employment Service Office (PESO) here will turn one year old on February 16 of helping jobless Capiceños the opportunity to apply for work for local and overseas deployment.


MV Doulos floating book fair still ongoing

BACOLOD CITY -- MV Doulos, the world's largest floating book fair, has arrived in Bacolod City last Thursday and is currently docked at the Port 3, Reclamation Area.

Career orientation for new graduates

The Bacolod City government through the Public Employment Services Office (PESO) in cooperation with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA).

Leonardia receives Best City Peace and Order Council award

BACOLOD CITY -- Mayor Evelio Leonardia received the 3rd Best City Peace and Order Council award in behalf of Bacolod City in ceremonies held recently at Malacañang Palace and given by no less than President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.


Countering the desensitizing trend
The heart murmurs, mumbles, and fumbles
Eye Opener
Love thy enemy
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
All about LOVE
Bridging the gap
Traditional Ilonggo-Bisayan kitchen utensils
Change sucks but deal with it


Rational Insanity:
Beauty Without The Knife

/ Bryan Mari Argos

99 checks

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Open Letter:
Open letter to US Pres. Obama


Having a Say

/ Rhea B. Peñaflor


The Daughters of Mary's gift-giving

The Daughters of Mary's gift-giving

Happiness was felt by many in Barangay Balantang recently when the Daughters of Mary Immaculate International and the St. Joseph Husband of Mary Circle shared some gifts, games and songs to them.

Italian Coffee, anyone?

Italian Coffee, anyone?

As this city’s emissary of Danesi Caffè, the Roman coffee roaster with over a century of coffee roasting experience, Blue Jay is giving java junkies a whole new reason to get that requisite caffeine fix.

Feast of San Blas in Malonoy

Feast of San Blas in Malonoy

A feast in honor of San Blas or Saint Blaise was recently held in Brgy. Malonoy, Dao, Capiz. No less than Msgr. Vicente Hilata officiated the mass in honor of the patron saint of the said barangay.

Not Your Ordinary Dolly

Not Your Ordinary Dolly

Dolly Calmorin Chua is a well-rounded woman who makes it a point to be all that she should be --- a partner to her husband, a good mother, a businesswoman and someone who pursues the things that she wants.


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