December 10, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Iloilo journalists, lawyers and activists join Global Day of Action

As Congress debated over the fate of Martial Law in Maguindanao, journalists, lawyers, and militant activists in Iloilo City held a caravan yesterday to call for justice for the victims of the country’s worst election-related violence.

All 180 city barangays remain drug-affected

Still, all of 180 barangays in Iloilo City remain drug-affected. Records from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) VI revealed that 9 of the 180 barangays are considered seriously affected; 18 are moderately affected; and 153 are slightly affected.

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Journalists, lawyers, and militant groups in Iloilo City join the Global Day of Action caravan

Journalists, lawyers, and militant groups in Iloilo City join the Global Day of Action caravan to call for justice for the victims of the country’s worst election-related violence in Maguindanao which claimed the lives of 57 individuals including 27 journalists.

NIA tells farmers to use water wisely

National Irrigation Authority (NIA) has called on farmers to use water wisely with the onset of the El Niño phenomenon which started to dry up most of the rivers where irrigation waters come from. In an advisory sent to The News Today, NIA Regional Office warned that water supply for irrigation started to reduce last month (November) and is expected to last until March or April next year due to the El Niño.


Suspect in Leganes slay yields

As he professed readiness to face criminal charges against him, the suspect in Leganes killing voluntarily turned himself over to local police authorities.

Treñas refutes Gonzalez’s claim on his political career

City Mayor Jerry Treñas yesterday refuted the accusations hurled by the Gonzalezes against him that the latter molded and shaped his political career for almost nine years. He said, it was a two-way relation.

P346-million Sta. Barbara Substation Transmission Line breaks ground today

The double circuit 138kV Sta. Barbara Substation Transmission Line will break ground today, December 10, 10:30 a.m. at the Panay Power Corporation compound.


Essential newborn care protocol launched

The Department of Health has recently launched the Essential Newborn Care Protocol aimed to significantly reduce infant deaths in the country.

Out of School Youths attend symposium on Climate Change

SAN JOSE, Antique – Out of School Youths from different municipalities in the province recently attended a symposium on Climate Change and Global Warming.

Declaration of LP’s 2nd District bets in Sigma historic, says Andaya

SIGMA, Capiz – Reelectionist Mayor Mary Andaya, wife of the late 2nd District Cong. Vicente Andaya, said that the visit of Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, presidential aspirant, and Sen. Mar Roxas, vice presidentiable, declaring the Liberal Party (LP) bets for the 2nd district of Capiz, could be considered as historical.


‘Namesake’ of Councilor Paglumotan withdraws candidacy

BACOLOD CITY — Bacolod City Election Officer Atty. Ryan Castro announced yesterday that the “namesake” of incumbent City Councilor Alex Paglumotan who filed his Certificate of Candidacy for the same position filed his Affidavit of Withdrawal in the coming May 10, 2010 election.

Search for 2010 Outstanding Students awards is on

BACOLOD CITY — The Search for 2010 The Outstanding Students (THOS) Awards is on. The THOS Awards, widely considered as the most prestigious recognition for the best and brightest students in the Province of Negros Occidental and Bacolod City, is now on its 40th year.


Quest for beauty, quest for God
Eye Opener
Gathering of Ilonggo writers December 12
Warning on DHEA
As seen on TV
Martial Law the third
Massacre and impunity
An open Letter to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo


Evidence of guilt?

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

BYLI… inspiring the youth to work for a better Philippines

/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Reduce your carbon footprints

/ BKathy M. Villalon

Disarm the dangerous

/ Gail Ilagan

Retrain policemen

/ Erly C. Garcia


A night of poetry

A night of poetry

Poets, aspiring ones and curious individuals, gathered one weekend evening at Crammers to share our poems as well as discuss these. Thanks to Mel Turao and Prince Golez for initiating this successful activity.

----------------------------------------Red Ribbon launches new products

Red Ribbon launches new products

The year 2009 marks the 30th year of Red Ribbon Bakeshop, Inc. (RRBI) in the country’s bakeshop industry. As another feather is added on its cap, Red Ribbon continues to bring celebrations into greater heights with its great-tasting cakes, sumptuous pastries, delectable breads and savory meals.

----------------------------------------A grand architects’ gathering

A grand architects’ gathering

The First Visayas Conference of Architects organized by the United Architects of the Philippines, was successfully held at Punta Villa Resort last Nov. 13 to 15, 2009. It was an assembly of UAP officers and members from different chapters in Visayas and Mindanao.

---------------------------------------- Island Fusion grills to perfection

Island Fusion grills to perfection

Memories of my past Boracay trips came to mind when we stood outside Island Fusion. The sound of party music permeated the air, and I was excited to come in. As we were ushered inside Island Fusion,


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