January 21, 2010 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Cuevas OKs 90-day suspension of 6 Balasan cops

Effective Monday, January 25, six members of Balasan Police Station will take a quite lengthy absence from the police service.

IDFI receives P11.5M in cash, pledges

The Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) has received P11.5 million in cash and pledges with nearly three days left before the 2010 Dinagyang festival. Surprisingly, the amount is much bigger than the foundation’s estimated budget of P9 million

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A devotee holds images of Sr. Sto. Niño while waiting for the arrival of the pilgrim image of the Holy Child

A devotee holds images of Sr. Sto. Niño while waiting for the arrival of the pilgrim image of the Holy Child which arrived from Cebu City yesterday and was brought to San Jose Parish church for the Dinagyang festival celebration in Iloilo City.

IHRRA food festival starts today

While waiting for the sights and sounds of the final days of the 2010 Dinagyang festival, locals and visitors will enjoy the delectable aromas and flavors of local delicacies as the food festival starts today.


Dinagyang festival emanates from faith

Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) president Ricardo Andrada yesterday reminded the Ilonggos on the real essence and meaning of Dinagyang festival. The festival became both cultural and spiritual activity.

Negros PNP defends title as best performing police unit in WV

The Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) final Performance Evaluation Rating for 2009 revealed that Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) is on top of other police units in Western Visayas NOPPO swept the last quarter performance evaluation as No. 1 of nine provincial and city,

Eleven persons face gun ban raps

Eleven persons in Western Visayas were already criminally charged for violating the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Resolution No. 8714 or the election gun ban.

Infotext numbers for reporting violations of election laws

Reporting of any and all forms of alleged violations of Comelec resolutions and other election laws is now made easy.


Shooting victim belies involvement in drug cases

ROXAS CITY – Rolando (a.k.a. Thomas) Aguirre strongly denied that he is facing a string of illegal drug cases in court contrary to the earlier statements of the city police.

LMP national prexy pushes 50/50 share in IRA

ROXAS CITY – League of the Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) President Ramon Guico, mayor of Binalonan, Pangasinan, said here yesterday that he is pushing for the equal sharing of Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) to the Local Government Units (LGUs) and the national government.

Tanco, Bolante showdown begins in leader’s forum

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Governor Victor Tanco, Sr. told his opponent former Department of Agriculture (DA) Usec. Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante that Camarines Sur became progressive because of P2 billion loan.


Bacolod City Public Library inspires students to read more

The Bacolod City Public Library, that was recently adjudged as one of the top six best libraries in the Philippines, encourages students from public and private schools to read more often.

High schoolers start tinkering with drugs in their Second Year

BACOLOD CITY — Most teens in the country begin to use illegal drugs upon reaching their second year in high school, a well-known psychiatrist and physician for drug-dependents Dr. Antonio Gauzon, said.

City’s proposed loan above board, says PVB exec

BACOLOD CITY — Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB) Vice President for Corporate Communications Mike Villa-Real recently expressed his assurance to all the people of Bacolod that the P250 million loan applied by the city government was carefully studied by the bank.


An Open Letter to: The Ex-pat Files
That elusive unity
Eye Opener
Let God’s blessings overflow in 2010
As seen on TV
Elections and other festivities
Dog Diagnostician?
The allure of Avatar 


Bull's Eye:
Peace covenant


The Itchy-Bitchy Candidate

/ Dr. Cesar Yap, Jr.

NUJP condemns PSG’s act vs TV cameraman


Anything under the sun:
The world of Mother Rosario (5)

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla


Nobody but you ...

Nobody but you ...

SOMEHOW the famous song “Nobody But You” was the theme of the Christmas Party of The News Today because all the departments prepared for a dance number with that as the music. Thus, sounds of the said song permeated the TNT area while many practiced their pieces in not so secret places.

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The Grand Tower

DINING Oriental style has always been a grand experience. It’s even grander when you do it in a placed called the “Grand Tower,” which opened recently. Located along Iznart Street, this six-storey building houses a turo-turo restaurant,

---------------------------------------- Ms. Dinagyang 2010 ladies go ‘recycled’

Ms. Dinagyang 2010 ladies go ‘recycled’

THE 12 ladies competing for Miss Dinagyang 2010 wore gowns made of recycled and indigenous materials during the gown competition held at SM City Iloilo last January 14. Some of the materials used for the long gowns were newspaper, rattan, nito,

----------------------------------------McKoi and Iska celebrate

McKoi and Iska celebrate

PAPA Francis and Mom Cathy Cabuga made the hotel venue a very colorful destination for the friends and relatives of their two kids, Iska and McKoi as both invited many to their birthday affair at Planta Hotel-Bacolod.


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