April 20, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Names of 7 Iloilo mayors used in fake funding request

Seven Iloilo town mayors were reportedly visited by a team from the Office of the President following the discovery of what now appears to be a professional scam. The “presidential probers,” The News Today (TNT) learned, had numerous documents in tow as evidence.

Nat'l figures, celebs grace 16th Panaad sa Negros Festival

BACOLOD CITY -- National officials and celebrities flooded at the opening ceremony of 16th Panaad sa Negros Festival last Saturday at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Brgy. Mansilingan.

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Tribu Sadsaran from Nueva Valencia, Guimaras.

Tribu Sadsaran from Nueva Valencia, Guimaras performs during the highlight of the 2009 Manggahan Festival yesterday in Jordan, Guimaras.(inset)Guimaras Governor Felipe Hilan Nava and Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. share a good laugh while watching the performance of various tribes in the Manggahan Festival cultural tribes contest.

Tourism Bill now with PGMA

Press Secretary Cerge Remonde said Sunday that the Tourism Bill 2009 has finally reached President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and that she is expected to sign it soon.

He said he was informed by the Department of Tourism (DOT) only last Friday that the legislative measure had been transmitted to the Palace.


Attorney Cornelio 'Kune' Panes passes away

Ilonggo lawyer-writer Cornelio “Kune” Panes passed away on Saturday after a two-year battle against Nasophareangeal Cancer. He was 55.

New cataract claim payment scheme

PhilHealth payment of cataract extraction procedures shall now be on a case payment basis. The new policy has been laid down through PhilHealth Circular No. 16 2009 recently released by PhilHealth. This will be applicable to availment starting May 1, 2009.

Panlilio, Padaca deny reported tandem in 2010

Governors Eddie Panlilio of Pampanga and Grace Padaca of Isabela denied Saturday that they are planning to run in tandem in the 2010 presidentialz elections.

Filipino seafarers likely to keep jobs on Japanese ships

The Japanese Shipping Association (JSA) announced that it likely to keep up its 40,000 Filipino seafarers despite the global economic crunch.


Iloilo’s bet steals light in Capiztahan fireworks tilt

ROXAS CITY – Iloilo’s entry out-dazzled 19 other entries in the national fireworks competition that capped the Capiztahan festival of Capiz held April 13-15 this year.

REC calls on LGUs, media to rally behind solid waste management

The Regional Ecology Center (REC) multi-agency members are calling on the local government units and the media to rally behind the intensive implementation of solid waste management (SWM).

Antique celebrates Earth Day

SAN JOSE, Antique – Antique joins other communities in the country to celebrate the Earth Day in compliance with Presidential Proclamation No. 1481 declaring April 22 of every year as Philippine Earth Day.


Bacolod to host 1st Negrense Beauty, Health & Wellness Show

BACOLOD CITY – This city will soon have the 1st Negrense Beauty, Health and Wellness show slated April 23-26, 2009, said Councilor Jocelle Sigue.

Ceneco's 34th General Annual Assembly a success

BACOLOD CITY -- Around 863 member-consumers of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) from District 1 to District 10 attended Ceneco's 34th Annual General Membership Assembly (AGMA) called by Ceneco Board President Edward Gasambelo last Saturday.

ABS-CBN & Bantay Bata 163 Negros medical mission

The Panaad sa Negros Festival is not just about showcasing the finest products of the 19 municipalities and 13 cities in the Province of Negros Occidental. It’s also about thanking the Divine Providence through serving the less fortunate.


Love and marriage
A daughter remembers…
Bridging the gap
Mahimud-uson: The Alimodian heritage exhibit at UPV
de los Reyes
Bona fide Text
Reasons why students prefer SJS
Eye Opener
Who will go to heaven


Res Gestae:
Gun ban in malls, public establishments: a notice of inconvenience?

/ Francis Lindero

Bull's Eye:
'Pass through' fees illegal

Arthritis pills notice

/ Philip S. Chua

Down South:
Blazing the trail to nowhere?

/ Gail Ilagan

Pregnant at 17

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Coffee Thursday:
Is war at home?

/ Paolo Carreon


SJS celebrates 37th Foundation Day as one family

SJS celebrates 37th Foundation Day as one family

These are lines taken from the 1973 popular song of The 5th Dimension, “Living Together, Growing Together” and this is the theme of St. Joseph School (Iloilo) Inc.'s Family and Foundation Day last March 18 and 19, 2009.

---------------------------------------- Child's play in a beautiful world

Child's play in a beautiful world

On the 10th year Foundation Day of one of the city's most promising or perhaps the most favorable school for early education - RS Child Development Center located in Villa, Arevalo.

---------------------------------------- Tim Freeman brings new flavors to Iloilo

Tim Freeman brings new flavors to Iloilo

From Houston to Moscow and now, Iloilo. Tim Freeman, Days Hotel Iloilo's newest Executive Chef has been everywhere. From his humble culinary beginnings in Houston, Texas to the oligarch-filled city of Moscow, Chef Tim's vast kitchen experience is truly noteworthy.

---------------------------------------- The 1st Scholastic Art Awards

The 1st Scholastic Art Awards

The University of San Agustin Bachelor of Fine Arts held the First Scholastic Art Awards recently at the Robinsons Place Iloilo. At the event, winners in different art categories were recognized.


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