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Jan 25, 2005 Iloilo City, Philippines
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Dinagyang '05 recorded least number of incidents

The city's premier celebration had certainly evolved from a religious fiesta to an economic attraction, boosting the business activities particularly on food and drinks.

ABS-CBN ‘presentation' did not intend to disrupt Dinagyang

Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc (IDFI) executive director Ben Jimena admitted that there was misinterpretation on the part of television network ABS-CBN and the IDFI as regards the latter's production number during the “ati-ati” tribes contest but he clarified that “the foundation has no intention to make something that is not along the concept of the Dinagyang.”

  dinagyang pix
Images of Sto.Niño in various sizes again took center stage in Dinagyang's "ati-ati" tribes competition. It was learned that some participating tribes keep on joining every year out of veneration to the Sto.Niño.

Dinagyang Festival 2005 winners

Ilonggo solons vow to take part in airport probe

All the representatives of Iloilo 's five districts and the Iloilo City lone district assured full participation in the upcoming congressional inquiry on alleged anomalies in the new Iloilo Airport Development Project (NIADP).


Flood control project to go on

The people of Iloilo City need not worry anymore. The Iloilo Flood Control Project would go on as planned.

Long-term anti-smoking drive launched

The Iloilo City Anti-Smoking Taskforce (ICAST) chaired by Councilor Julienne Baronda recently launched a long-term campaign to eradicate smoking in public places in Iloilo City .

GMA turns over anti-poverty projects for Calinog barangays

No less than President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo awarded the certificates of ancestral domain titles (CADT) to Panay-Bukidnon Indigenous Cultural Communities of barangays Garangan, Masaroy, Agcalaga (GMA) here on January 22.

600 youngsters join painting contest

Almost 600 young aspiring artists participated in the first ever Dinagyang on the spot painting contest held at the Museo Iloilo on January 21, 2005.

San Joaquin's ‘Pasungay'
An age-old town fiesta exhibition

If you think bullfight spectacles only happen in Spain and cockfight is the eminent traditional betting game that exists in the Philippines , then think again! In this side of the continent we do have our won bullfight.


Bridging the Gap
Training for the defense of WV vs. Japan

By Henry Funtecha

My brother
Discovering a kababayan

By Johnny S. Novera

Without the White Coat
Celecoxib… removing the fear

By Dr. Florentino Alerta

On the DOT
DOT Region VI: 2004 Accomplishment Report Executive Summary

By Atty. Helen Camarista


Iloilo Yearbook 2005

Get your copy of the Iloilo Yearbook now. You can buy directly at the TNT office or email us at marketing@the newstoday.info

Sneak preview of contents

About the yearbook


Rational Insanity

The kingship of King

By Brian Argos

Unusual Channel

Signs of the times

By Ma. Renette B. Uy


When the unexpected happens

by Erly Garcia

The Antique Perspective

New Year's resolution or revolution?

by Jun Escalona

Opinion Polls

Dinagyang is a religious fiesta of the city… what do you like/dislike about the way we celebrate it? Why?

By Marichel Teves-Magalona

Smart Exercise…

How to lose fat -- efficiently?

By Mike Chua

Consumers Domain

Franchise to revolution

By Ian Seruel


nikki pix

Ilonggo historian tackles the Nikkei-jin and their roots in Panay

When Japanese comes to mind, many elderly Filipinos still think of the Japanese occupation that brought misery to them and their families.


ABS CBN Banta bata

ABS-CBN's Bantay Bata 163 returns to Iloilo

Bantay Bata 163, ABS-CBN Foundation's flagship program to protect children, has returned to Iloilo with a lavish launching on January 22, 2005 at the Lopez Boat House.


Cover…peep…DARE!?!?… a ravishing fashion spectacle!

Fiery emotions, daring innovative designs, two sage fashionistas and ravishing sensational fashion model from Manila and Cebu invaded Iloilo Grand Hotel's Ballroom.

  Too hot to handle in Iloilo

A sassy and classy fashion show

“Too hot to handle in Iloilo City !”


Bahiya's tempting ‘grill-all-you-can'

“Why go far?”... When you can have grill-all-you-can at Bahiya for 200 pesos! This is the latest and lusciously ever-tempting tag-line of the latest addition to the list of most-sought-after restaurants in the all-night alive Diversion Road.