October 16, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Plagata to cops: Win back people’s trust and confidence

City Councilor Erwin Plagata, chair of the committee on police matters, public order and safety of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, said the most effective way to combat all forms of criminality especially the Basag Kotse Gang is for the police to win back the trust and confidence of the people.

History professor, TNT columnist passes away

The News Today regular columnist and history professor Henry F. Funtecha, Ph.D. passed away shortly after midnight yesterday at the Iloilo Mission Hospital after he suffered from stroke.

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A boy washes his hands with soap and water from a water jug set up at the St. Paul’s Hospital in Iloilo City

A boy washes his hands with soap and water from a water jug set up at the St. Paul’s Hospital in Iloilo City during the global observance of Hand-washing Day yesterday. Also in photo, among others, is Sister Ma. Linda Tanalgo, SPC, Administrator of St. Paul’s Hospital. The activity was also participated by Iloilo Doctors’ Hospital, Iloilo Mission Hospital, Western Visayas Medical Center, West Visayas State Univesity Medical Center and Seaman’s Hospital.

DA readying agri-strategy for dry season

The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit 6 (DA-RFU 6) is now working on strategies to boost agricultural production at the onset of dry season.


‘Basag kotse’ suspect denies involvement

A suspected member of Basag Kotse Gang who was turned-over by a punong barangay in the City Proper to the police denied his participation on the burglary of the car owned by businessman Wilfredo Lim last Tuesday.

Nutrition exec assures sustainability of anti-poverty program

Implemented by 30 government agencies as members of anti-hunger task force, National Nutrition Council Assistant Secretary Maria T. Flores is confident of the sustainability of implementation of Accelerated Hunger-Mitigation Program in the country, an all-out campaign to curb, if not eradicate, hunger.

12 tribes register for 2010 Dinagyang festival

City Tourism and Development Office head Ben Jimena said 12 tribes have already registered for next year’s Dinagyang festival.


Bolante to Sen. Roxas: ‘Capiznons not for sale during election’

ROXAS CITY – Reacting on the statement earlier of Sen. Mar Roxas that he will borrow the inheritance of his sister Rhea Roxas Ojeda as funds to ensure victory of allies in Capiz, former Department of Agriculture (DA) Usec. Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante said that Capiznons are not for sale during the election.

False accusation foils proposed P210-M loan by Roxas City gov’t

ROXAS CITY – False accusation was the culprit why the proposed loan amounting to P210 million to finance the “one-stop-shop” government center in Brgy. Tiza here was not materialized.


Moises Padilla set to celebrate town’s 58th charter

BACOLOD CITY — For the second time in 58 years since it became a chartered municipality in October 16, 1951, Moises Padilla formerly “Magallon” is set to celebrate its 58th Handurawan Charter Day Anniversary Celebration.

SBM convenor: ‘Bing has nothing to do with us’

BACOLOD CITY — Save Bacolod Movement (SBM) convenor Mr. Romy Niere said that SBM is an independent movement which seeks truth, justice and peace in the City of Bacolod.


A date with Shakespeare
As seen on TV
Food for thought on World Food Day
Saints as suicide bombers
Two faces of a crime
Bridging the gap
Globalization and nationalism: Strange bedfellows (II)


Surreal aftermath in Bayan Ko

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

Memoir of a Bukas-Kotse gang victim

/ Florence Hibionada

Thy will be done

/ Kathy M. Villalon

Charity and fractions

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Bull's Eye:
Atty. Rene Villa’s media blitz



Seemingly out of thin air

Seemingly out of thin air

Bringing back the astonishment for magic to Ilonggos is the ‘World of Wonders,” set at SM CITY Iloilo’s Cinema 6 on October 17, 2009, with two showtimes: 1pm and 6 pm.

---------------------------------------- The gift of gab at CPU

The gift of gab at CPU

There are so many Centralians who are gifted with a prowess for words. This was evident during the oration, declamation and extemporaneous competition in English and Filipino, held in line with the Central Philippine University’s foundation day celebration.

----------------------------------------The National Food Showdown Challenge

The National Food Showdown Challenge

Joining the National Food Showdown Challenge’s “Chef Wars” and winning second place brought great honor to the team of Ramlo Villaluna, Troy Cachero and Vincent Uy and to the Ilonggos as well.

----------------------------------------The streetdancing trophies design

The streetdancing trophies design

Festive, colorful and rustic. That is how Raymond Legaspi designed the trophies were designed for the winners of this year’s MassKara Festival streetdancing competitions that begin Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009


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