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Dinagyang week starts; More spectacular Dinagyang tribes presentation seen

Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) Executive Director Ben Jimena said the 20 competing tribes in the 2007 Dinagyang ati competition can live up to the expectations of the spectators as the "best tourism event" in the country as manifested in last Friday's opening salvo.

Raul Sr. dares accusers to prove 'hand' in Capitol assault

Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez Sr. challenged his accusers to show proof that he has something to do with the police take over of the Iloilo Provincial Capitol Wednesday last week.

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Tribu Atub-atub
A. Chris Fernandez
A glimpse of what to expect in this Sunday's Dinagyang tribes competition was seen during the festival's opening salvo last Friday.

Tupas, Armada ordered to stay put as guv, vice-guv

"Normalcy" was officially ordered in the Iloilo Provincial Government with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) heeding the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) of the Court of Appeals (CA).

As such, Governor Niel Tupas is back as the official governor and Board Members Cecilia Capadosa (Second District, Iloilo) and Domingo Oso (Fourth District, Iloilo) back to their seats in the Provincial Board.

Vice-Governor Roberto Armada and Senior Board Member Manny Gallar will also do the same after a week of conflict generated by the Ombudsman order finding Tupas, Capadosa and Oso guilty of an anti-graft charge.


DOJ sec to the rescue of PNP in Capitol operation

It was no overkill but a legitimate police operation "in pursuit of legal orders." And while the scenes as seen on television and newspapers were rather graphic, it is not right to say it told the real story in its entirety and told it right.

No meal budget yet for city cops

With only five days remaining before the Dinagyang Festival, the chief of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) has no idea on how much budget they will receive from the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) for the meal allowance of cops who will be fielded in the course of the festivity particularly during the Kasadyahan and Dinagyang proper.

Sto. Niño devotion, a continuing devotion every generation

People from all walks of life have different stories to tell about the powerful hand of Señor Sto. Niño in their personal lives, businessman Rolando Layson is not exception to the growing devotees in the entire country. Devotion to Sto. Niño has captured a large following of devotees other than the Black Nazarene.

'There was due process,' Ombudsman director maintains on Tupas et al dismissal

Due process was observed in the anti-graft case that has now rocked the Iloilo Provincial Government. And the penalty of dismissal from service with cancellation of benefits and perpetual disqualification from government service was just and appropriate.


Iloilo hosts Intl Donors Forum gab

Officials and key personalities of Local Government Units (LGUs) under the Metro Iloilo Guimaras Economic Development Council (MIGEDC) will converge anew for a two-day forum with Iloilo City as host LGU.

Insurgents still a potent threat in Aklan--Phil. Army

Kalibo, Aklan -- The presence of New People's Army (NPA), armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), in the different areas in Aklan still remain a potent threat to the peace and order situation of the province.

Iloilo Songbirds for Kids Year 6 Grand Winners

The Iloilo Songbirds Competition for Kids Year 6 successfully held their grand finals last January 13, 2007 at the Lower Ground Floor Atrium of SM City Iloilo. The competition was an open pop category singing contests for kids ages 6-12 years old who were enrolled in either private or public school in the province of Iloilo.


The persecution of Gov. Niel D. Tupas
Anything Under the Sun
Iloilo Fiasco (3)
Consumers Domain
Abort VFA
Without the Whitecoat
2007......challenges for the practicing physician
Bridging the gap
Business establishments at Iznart St. & Plaza Gay, 1920s
"Speak it still once again."
Unusual Channel
Never ending story
Celebrating 100 Years of Golf in the Philippines
The Iloilo Golf and Country Club Inc., home of the Sta. Barbara Golf Course which is the oldest existing golf course in the Philippines, is celebrating its centenary in 2007. Click here to visit the website


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About the yearbook


Res Gestae

Tupas vs Dulay: Must know in the Capitol standoff (Part 1)



Rational Insanity

For your comments


A lot of OAness


Verbal jousts 3


Meditation: Christian Approach

Health @ Heart

Viagra: The Giant Miracle


Pamaskwa sa mga Anghel sang Puluy-an: A post-Christmas Party for Special Children


With an deeply-embedded belief that God has assured special children of a place in heaven because of their child-like innocence, Iloilo City councilor Merci Drilon-Garcia headed a post-Christmas party and gift-giving activity for the special children of the "Tuloy Aral Walang Sagabal" or TAWAG program, a pre-school education program administered by the CSWD office for the special children.


"Iloilo Stars on the Runway"
A Fashion Show featuring the collections of Eric de los Santos

Iloilo Stars on the Runway

The ballroom of the Iloilo Grand Hotel was filled with breathless excitement as talented designer Eric de los Santos's beautiful creations paraded the catwalk donned by notable Ilonggo personalities, Rotarians and ramp models. Dubbed "Iloilo Stars on the Runway", the fashion show was organized by the Rotary Club of Iloilo South with president Vic Lagman and his wife, Rotary Ann Sally Lagman at the helm.