March 20, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Rising cases of theft, snatching, pickpockets noted in city

Incidents of theft, snatching and pickpockets in the city reached to 80 in just ten days. Of the said number, however, less than 10 percent reached the City Prosecutors Office or were filed in court.

NPC subsidy to ensure low rate despite takeover

The National Power Corp. (NPC) will continue to subsidize electricity generated by power plants in Panay set to be turned over to a Singaporean-owned firm this month to prevent a possible power shortage on the island.

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Mediamen in Bacolod City led by the Negros Press Club gather at the Fountain of Justice in front of the Bacolod City Hall

Mediamen in Bacolod City led by the Negros Press Club gather at the Fountain of Justice in front of the Bacolod City Hall yesterday and staged a rally to oppose the passage of the Right of Reply Bill.

DBM rules: P23.2M ‘Tupas gift’ to BHWs a non-compliance to law

When it rains, it certainly pours. Again, too, unfortunately for the Iloilo Provincial Government. This time it is in the tune of over P23.2 million cash gift to 11,649 volunteer Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) of the province.


City moves to attract more investors

The committee formed by the city government to look into possible amendments in the present Incentives Code of Iloilo has reduced the capitalization of investors that will avail tax holidays on real property and business taxes from P50 million to P15 million.

Rebel returnees get cash, livelihood assistance package

A livelihood assistance package is being readied for the 23 New People’s Army (NPA) rebels who surrendered here yesterday.

MIGEDC-JICA tackles transport, traffic woes

Members of the MIGEDC-JICA Technical Working Group (TWG), municipal planning officers, representatives from the DPWH, LTO and the Iloilo City Engineers’ Office tackled traffic and transport woes in a two-day training.


4P’s cash assistance goes directly to intended beneficiaries – DSWD

The cash assistance under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4 P’s) goes directly to intended beneficiaries as the latter themselves get the money through an ATM account at the Land Bank of the Philippines.

WVRAA blends tourism, sports

ROXAS CITY – The on-going Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet promotes not only the camaraderie and sportsmanship among athletes and delegates but the local tourism industry as well.


SP urges Leonardia to prioritize potable water in public schools

BACOLOD CITY -- Sangguniang Panglungsod Member Jocelle Batapa-Sigue recently passed an omnibus resolution requesting the City Mayor Evelio Leonardia to prioritize and treat as urgent the need for adequate, accesible, and potable water supply for all the public elementary and secondary schools in Bacolod City.

Fake AFP ID maker, smut film vendors busted

BACOLOD CITY -- Violation of Article 172 of the Revised Penal Code was charged yesterday at the City Prosecutor’s Office against Johnrey Lim, 26, of Brgy. Bata, Bacolod after he was caught producing fake ID’s of Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Sabornay: Legal consultant, yes; legal officer, no

BACOLOD CITY -- “If there would be another chance to serve the people of Bacolod, why not?” Such statement came from Atty. Vicente Sabornay, former Bacolod City Legal Officer, and now sits as President of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco).

WNU incorporates VITAL to Nursing Curriculum

BACOLOD CITY -- West Negros University (WNU) does its best to improve the quality of education of their valued-WESNECANS.


At wit’s end
Bridging the gap
The brave and patriotic WV freedom fighters
de los Reyes
Bona fide Text
SJS celebrates 37thFoundation Day as one family
Res Gestae
Cuevas’ iron hand faces another challenge
Secularism the new orthodoxy
Growing old. Acupuncture session, anyone?


Cancer: The truth about this killer disease

/ Philip S. Chua

Who's behind death of Kumander Parago’s daughter?

/ Raphael Locario

Is education enough?

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Anything under the Sun:
St. Joseph – patron of a happy death

/ Rex Salvilla

Open Letter:
An open letter to her Excellency Gloria M. Arroyo


Green Mango

Green Mango: A haven of good fast food

The News Today got invited to try out Green Mango, a newly opened fast food restaurant in Valeria Street (near Atrium) the other day and it was quite a surprising and enjoyable gastronomic experience for us.

----------------------------------------Higya-Higya sa kaadlawan sang Fema

Higya-Higya sa kaadlawan sang Fema

ROXAS CITY – Filamer Employees Mutual Association (FEMA) celebrated its 10th year anniversary with a showcase of talents and performances of its 250 strong and active members in the “Higya-Higya sa Kaadlawan sang FEMA” held at FCC Covered Gym.

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Dancing with Fire: Jay, Alfredo and Keith light up your party with fire

It's summer time, the perfect time for beach parties. A great way to light up any nighttime beach party (or any other gathering) is a fire poi performance.

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A photographic experience with autistic children

The Autism Society of the Philippines-Iloilo Chapter (ASP-Iloilo) and the Photographic Society of Iloilo (PSI) collaborated to come up with a successful photographic workshop and exhibit entitled “ASP at 20: Sharing Hopes, Building Dreams” recently.


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