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Food festival at Delgado st., Iloilo City   Enlarge this image
Fiesta atmosphere can now be felt in major streets of the city as everybody gears for the highlight of 2006 Iloilo Dinagyang Festival on January 28 and 29. Photo taken at the food festival area along Delgado Street.
A. Chris Fernandez    

Clean up of Antique oil spill to last until April

Operations are still underway to clear the areas around Semirara island in Antique province of the oil slick caused when an oil tanker developed a leak and spilled thousands of liters of bunker fuel into the sea late last year.

Garden club, Jaro ABC tiff over

Finally, the Association of Barangay Captains in Jaro (ABC) decided to give free access to customers and clients of the Iloilo Garden Club and Horticultural Association in Iloilo City which is having its exhibit inside the Jaro Plaza as part of the Jaro Agro-Industrial Fair.

PGMA to inaugurate, turn over major projects in Concepcion

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will turn-over/inaugurate major pro-poor projects in the municipality of Concepcion, this January 28, 2006, when she visits this town again for the third time, in three consecutive years.


Dingle execs spend night in jail over ladies' drinks fiasco

An otherwise harmless 'boys' night-out' for seven government figures of the Dingle Municipal Government turned into an overnight of embarrassment, inconvenience and a lot of explaining to do with their spouses.

DOJ Capitol probe reset, Tupas, et al seek more days to explain

The first day of scheduled preliminary probe by the special panel of the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Capitol officials was reset. As such, at least five more days were sought and granted for Governor Niel Tupas and associates to submit their position and official stance on the charges hurled by the People's Graftwatch here.

DOTC check on Airport deals get final look of Legal dep't

Over a month into the promised review, audit and further study made by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) into all transactions of the multi-billion New Iloilo Airport Development Project (NADP), the results are finally in.

PBSP funds P5B projects nationwide

The Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) has already released P5 billion financial assistance for its poverty reduction program in 65 provinces in the country.


Delos Santos still festival director for Binirayan 2006

Despite the controversy hounding him after the successful Binirayan 2005, Binirayan Foundation, Inc. (BFI) executive director Alex C. Delos Santos still leads the preparations for Binirayan 2006 in April. The Board of Directors headed by Antique Governor Salvacion Zaldivar Perez in a board meeting at the Sumakwel Hall on January 17 renewed Delos Santos's appointment as executive director of BFI, the official events manager of Antique's annual Binirayan Festival.

Search for 2006 UP Alumni Awardees is on

The University of the Philippines Alumni Association announces that the search for the 2006 UP Alumni Awardees is now open for nomination until 1 March 2006.


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


Combong - Pijuan  
Woman: Resurrection (2006)

By Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Without the Whitecoat
Leukemia… when it hits home

By Florentino P. Alerta II, M.D.

Bridging the gap
The first Spanish settlements in Panay

By Prof. Henry Funtecha

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

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

By Atty. Rex S. Salvilla


Eye Opener
'No-el' in 2007 is a disaster

By Rodolfo P. Gumabong

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


Lim Mansion
BBQ and buffet at Marquez Lim Mansion
The newly restored Marquez Lim mansion at 11 Mapa Street, Iloilo City (beside Sta. Maria Church) will host a two-day treat dubbed Hala Bira! Barbecue and Buffet in time with the highlights of the Dinagyang Festival on January 28 and 29.