February 27, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Capitol, City Hall graft cases grab limelight in Ombudsman gab

Like the complete attention he usually gets when he delivers his homily in the pulpit, it was 100% silence with the audience – region's graftbusters – seriously listening to what Monsignor Meliton Oso had to say.

Cuevas orders probe on 'drinking' cops

The Police Regional Office 6 has ordered the investigation of six police officers caught drinking inside a police station in Negros Occidental recently.

Police regional director, Chief Supt. Isagani Cuevas told The News Today yesterday that he has directed Negros Occidental provincial police director, Sr. Supt. Manuel Felix.

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A boy brings tub-like plastic containers to the awaiting fishing boats in the shores of Banate, Iloilo as they prepare to go out to sea.
A. Chris Fernandez

A boy brings tub-like plastic containers to the awaiting fishing boats in the shores of Banate, Iloilo as they prepare to go out to sea.

TNT apologizes for data mix up

This is to apologize to the family of World War II veteran Jeremias Fufugal Faeldonea, one of the subjects of the undersigned writer's story (Front page banner story February 25, 2009 entitled “AFTER THE LONG WAIT: 'Band of brothers' troop Capitol for Uncle Sam's aid).

Puno warns LGUs on imposing illegal 'pass-through' fees for delivery trucks

Secretary Ronaldo Puno of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) yesterday reminded local chief executives to stop charging “pass-through” fees from delivery trucks carrying certain products, including foodstuff and other agricultural goods, as such acts are illegal under the Local Government Code.


Plagata: Terminal operators hold non-exclusive franchise

City Councilor Erwin Plagata, head of the Traffic Technical Working Group (TTWG), clarified that the present operators of perimeter boundary terminals are holding non-exclusive franchise, meaning they can be replaced by new players if they do not comply with the rules.

DA-6 leads in implementation of P38M Diversified projects

The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Western Visayas got flying colors in the recent assessment conducted by World Bank on P38 million Diversified projects for the entire region. The high ratings will pave way for the department to get additional grants from World Bank.

Ombudsman calls on alliances to boost graftbusting drive

Can seven investigators of the Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas keep track of the government-prescribed duties and responsibilities of 93,380 government workers throughout Western Visayas?


No report yet on police patrol car mishap

ROXAS CITY – Ivisan PNP has yet to release its findings on the vehicular accident involving a passenger jeepney fully loaded with boy scouts and the newly-acquired patrol vehicle of Mambusao PNP last February 14 at Brgy Ondoy, Ivisan, Capiz.

Capiz PNP chief orders probe on death of mentally ill prisoner

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Provincial Police Office (CPPO) director Sr. Supt. Josephus Angan has directed Roxas City police station chief Leo Batiles to investigate what really transpired during the escape of a prisoner who was later found dead, hundred meters away from the police station.


6 cops caught drinking liquor while on duty

ILOG, NEG. OCC. -- Warning to all police stations in the province of Negros Occidental, an inspection team from Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) headed by Supt. Armando Tubongbanua is roaming around to conduct surprise inspections.

43 families facing demolition seek city's help

BACOLOD CITY -- Forty-three (43) families from Purok Yanson, Barangay Mandalagan this city appeared last session at the Sangguniang Panglungsod of Bacolod to ask for immediate support and assistance from the city government as they face demolition in the month of April 2009.

Ted Lizares-Jimenez: 'I want to continue the legacy of the family'

BACOLOD CITY -- The Lizares family is a prominent and influential family in the Province of Negros Occidental – in politics, business and other fields.


Bridging the gap
Baroto, paraw, batil, barangay, etc: Panay's maritime legacy
Star quality plus conviction
Communication for communion
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Congratulations, Josephians!
Giving even when you have little
Eye Opener
Love thy enemy


Pulmonary Embolism

/ Philip S. Chua

Is Thailand back in business?

/ Francis G. Basco

Free Water

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Down South:
Morning glory

/ Gail Ilagan

SM advantage

/ Florence F. Hibionada

Bull's Eye:
Raul endorses Jerry



Make it a Freska habit

Make it a Freska habit

Whenever we think of a place to hang-out after a hard day’s work, if we want to relish fine dining or simply relax by having a few drinks, we think of something that is truly Ilonggo.

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FCC-CPC Friendship Game

ROXAS CITY – A friendly basketball competition between the basketball teams of the Faculty and Staff of Colegio dela Purisima Concepcion (CPC) and Filamer Christian College (FCC).

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Cold and Bold

It would have been another humdrum day if not for that serendipitous trip to NOTHING BUT DESSERTS at The Avenue. Nothing can lift flagging spirits the way ice cream can, and at Nothing But Desserts, it’s not your usual, run-of-the-mill ice cream.

Cheercamp for a cause

Cheercamp for a cause

Cheers, chants, motions, jumps and other stunts were witnessed during “Cheercamp”, a cheerleading and cheer dancing workshop held at the St. Joseph School gym recently.



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