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Biggest 'bandi' made in San Joaquin

SAFER STREETS: PNP reports lower street crimes last year

The Philippine National Police (PNP) cited as one of the highlights of its accomplishments last year the reduction of street crimes. Police Regional Office (PRO-6) director Chief Supt. George L. Aliño said the country's crime volume reduced by 10 percent while monthly crime rate decreased by 11.49 percent.

Envi advocates not giving up on coal plant issue

Despite the apparent endorsement of Governor Niel Tupas for a coal-fired power plant to be put up in Iloilo , environmental advocates are not giving up on the battle.

  bandi pix
Seven sacks of peanuts, seven sacks of raw sugar, seven gantas of sesame seeds and three cans of cooking oil. All of these made up the biggest bandi (peanut candy) in the country and perhaps in the whole world. Labored by seventy bandi makers from San Joaquin , Iloilo , the biggest bandi—measuring 140.65 square meters or 14.5 x 9.7 meters—was completed for about five hours.see related story

Cattle rustling in 1st district alarming

Alarmed with the rising cases of cattle rustling in the first district of Iloilo, Board Member Macario Napulan sponsored a resolution urging a stop on the illegal activity.


Iloilo Business Club to update investors

To update investors with the current market, the Iloilo Business Club (IBC) will hold an economic briefing today, January 14, from 1-5 p.m. at Amigo Terrace Hotel.

Logistic center eyed in new airport

Here comes another form of investment in the province.


Bridging the Gap
Japanese Gardens

By Henry Funtecha

My brother
Seven children

By Johnny S. Novera

Without the White Coat
Notify the physician… a matter of respect and courtesy

By Dr. Florentino Alerta

On the DOT
DOT sponsors Dinagyang 2005 Photo Competition

By Atty. Helen Camarista


Iloilo Yearbook 2005

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The majestic gowns and magnificent
celestial thrones of Jaro Queens

For centuries, the magnificence and prestige of Jaro as the center of religious devotion to the sacred Our Lady of Candles and its cultural relevance still embed in the hearts of the Ilonggos.


Lambunao's Binanog Festival
On the wings of panoramic cultural spectacle

The wealth of Lambunao's cultural and religious essence cannot only be traced on its wonderful church, plaza and famous attractions such as the “ Tinagong dagat ”, the Bukidnons and their “ Binukot ” women.