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Sto. Niño at San Jose Parish Church   Enlarge this image
The holy image of Sto. Niņo de Cebu arrives at the San Jose church in Plaza Libertad, Iloilo City Friday signaling the start of the grand celebration of the 2006 Iloilo Dinagyang Festival with highlights on January 28 and 29.
A. Chris Fernandez    

Over 1,000 cops, troops to secure Dinagyang '06

Over a thousand personnel from the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines will be securing this year's Dinagyang Festival.

Arroyo, foreign dignitaries lead Dinagyang '06 VIPs

Security will be extra tighter for this year's Dinagyang Festival as several Very Important Persons (VIPs) are expected to watch the highlight of the City's annual top tourist attraction.

WNC nursing board examinees barking at the wrong tree, says PRC head

Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Regional Director Lily Ann R. Baldago pitied the group of nursing graduates from West Negros College (WNC) in Bacolod City who bewailed the withholding of their board exam results and filed a mandamus petition for its release.

Iloilo Yearbook 2005 launching set

The first ever Iloilo Yearbook will be launched this coming January 27, 2006, 4:00 p.m. at the Fountain Area of Robinsons Place Iloilo.


Pacquiao victory proves too fatal

This man probably died a happy man. Agustin Borda, of Barangay Central in Ajuy, Iloilo, died Sunday due to over excitement on the victory of Manny Pacquiao over Mexican Erik Morales.

Pacquiao unified the country

City Mayor Jerry Treñas said new super featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao has unified the nation when he had a rematch with Mexican Erik Morales last Sunday (Philippine time).

Will ERC grant Peco's petition to amend PPA?

The two protagonists in the dispute regarding the proposed amendment of the power purchase agreement (PPA) of Panay Electric Company (Peco) and Panay Power Corporation (PPC) are both hoping a favorable decision from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC).

RPA-ABB vows ‘revenge’ on victim of NPA execution

The hierarchy of the Revolutionary Proletariat Army — Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPA-ABB) came out to condemn former comrades in the New People"s Army (NPA) for the latest execution of a disgruntled member.

Lettermen assured of safety

The well loved Lettermen trio have been assured of their security during their performance here in Iloilo on January 29, 2006.

Scion of rich Guimaras businessman linked to death of teener

A son of a prominent businessman in the island-province of Guimaras has been tagged as principal suspect in the fatal shooting of a 17 year-old teener.

Approval of 2006 national budget still dim

Senator Manny Villar said there is still no indication from the Lower House as regards the approval of the 2006 national budget amounting to P1.05 trillion as the lower chamber wants to have a reenacted budget.

LCP to issue stand on extension of terms

The League of Cities in the Philippines (LCP) is expected to issue today (Wednesday) their stand on the proposed extension of terms of local government officials until 2010.


Gov. Perez lauds Culasi Punong Barangay

Governor Salvacion Z. Perez recently recognized Barangay Valderrama in Culasi as a model barangay — thanks to the able leadership of its Punong Barangay Arturo J. Baliguat whom Perez declared as worthy of emulation.

CSC issues 2006 civil service examinations calendar

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announces the calendar of civil service examinations for 2006.

More infra projects for Aklan ARCs

The first quarter of 2006 will usher massive projects for the two agrarian reform communities in Ibajay, Aklan in the amount of P 47,463,928.00.


Iloilo Yearbook 2005The first ever Iloilo Yearbook will be launched on January 27, 2006, 4:00 p.m. at the Fountain Area of Robinsons Place Iloilo.

We will soon accept orders through this website.

Sneak preview of contents
About the yearbook


Unusual Channel
If you think it's sweet better think again

By Ma. Renette B. Uy

Suckers in our midst

By Nelson Robles

Just Right
Pacquiao The Great

By Atty. Cyril Regalado

Carpooling Loonies
'Cheaters,' a must-have (Part I)

By Jinki H. Beldia

Consumers Domain
Abuse of the Market

By Ian Seruelo

Without the Whitecoat
Multiple Myeloma… a rare malignancy

By Florentino P. Alerta II, M.D.

Anything Under the Sun
Our festivals have religious origins (2)

By Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

Bridging the gap
Visitors' observations of Iloilo in early times

By Prof. Henry Funtecha


Crime prevention

By Erly C. Garcia

Rational Insanity
Aslan's lesson

By Bryan Mari Argos

The Fullness of Life
Unifying center

By Fr. Florentino S. Lim, CIHM

opinion polls
Do you favor the recommendation of the Constitutional Commission to cancel the 2007 election and set it for 2010 to pave way for a Parliamentary form of government?

By Anti Enti


Rotts and  Kathy's Kennel
What you need to know about Rotts and Kathy's Precious Kennel
They're often seen in thriller movies. Their fierce look, size and color often succeed in instilling fear to people. They are thought to be hostile and aggressive towards people and dogs. They are one of the dog breeds that make some people raise their eyebrows if a dog is indeed a man's best friend. Tsk, tsk, tsk. Poor Rottweillers. Victims of an exaggerated claim.


Biyo's A Trip to Planet Biyo
My own trip to planet Biyo
Dr. Josette Talamera-Biyo's book preview was simply resplendent. It was a heartening experience listening to somebody with a huge name hung over our solar system but still has her feet planted firmly on the ground. And not just in any ground, but here in Iloilo where she struggled, tirelessly built ladders(and continues to engineer these long and fruitful climbs bringing along her students with her) to reach the cosmic skies.