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Guv's SOPA takes on 'defining moment'

Unlike his usual State of the Province Address (Sopa) where Governor Niel Tupas highlights the achievements of his administration, yesterday's Sopa focused on the assault of the Capitol by hundreds of policemen last Wednesday, January 17, 2007.

Iloilo not included in Comelec election hotspot list

Provincial and concurrent City Election Officer Atty. Elizabeth Doronila said she has yet to receive official communication from Commission on Elections (Comelec) national office declaring Iloilo province as election "hotspot."

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Governor Niel Tupas Sr. nearly cried while recounting the ordeal he, his family and supporters suffered during the January 17, 2007 attack on the provincial capitol. Partly hidden is Board Member Rodolfo Cabado who presided Tuesday's SP session.

All systems go for Dinagyang 2007

It's all systems go for this year's Dinagyang Festival.

Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) Executive Director Ben Jimena said financial contributions for the festivities keep on coming.

He said the foundation has collected and on the process of collecting the P10 million pledges.


Ateneo de Iloilo dominates broadcasting tilt

Ateneo de Iloilo's high school journalism team, the Ripples, bagged the championship tiara in the Department of Education's (in partnership with ABS-CBN Iloilo) Third Regional Broadcasting Conference at the Iloilo Central Elementary School and Robinsons Mall Iloilo over the weekend, January 20-21.

Public warned on add'l congressional seats eyed by CPP-NPA via 'defective' party-list system

Some four months into this year's elections, National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales released anew a statement disclosing what he said were clear plans of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) to gain more political power.

IDFI exec defends beauty search result

Complaints regarding the result of a beauty search are normal occurrences.

IDFI to release P230T police meal allowance

Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) Executive Director Ben Jimena said the foundation is set to release P230,000 for the meal allowance of security force particularly for members of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO). The meal allowance is different from the gasoline allowance provided by the city government.


ODA-action in Guimaras; Raising healthier children under the CPC programs

Children and their families in the Province of Guimaras are literally off to a brighter and healthier future.

Capiz posts 98% turnout for NCAE exam

Roxas City--Nearly 10,000 graduating high school students both from the private and public schools, including a state university here successfully took the mandatory National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE).

Special education program brings honors to Antique

San Jose, Antique--The Secondary Education Development and Improvement Program (SEDIP) which the schools division here has successfully implemented brought honors to the province when adjudged "Gawad Kalihim Awardee" during the recent Educators Congress held at Teachers Camp, Baguio City, disclosed Victor de Gracia, Asst. Schools Division Superintendent.


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Tupas, victim or casualty?
Without the Whitecoat
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Bridging the gap
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"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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Res Gestae

Tupas vs Dulay: Must know in the Capitol standoff (Part 2)


Democracy at gunpoint

Eye Opener

Will Capitol assault affect GMA's candidates?



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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. The yearly event was held at Brgy. North Baluarte Day Care Center last January 6, 2007.


Dinagyang Through The years Exhibit @ SM City Iloilo

Dinagyang Through The years Exhibit

The Dinagyang Through The Years Exhibit successfully opened at the 3rd Floor Events Center, 4 p.m. last January 18, 2007.

The opening, headed by Vice Mayor Guillermo de la Llana together with Iloilo City Tourism Officer Ben Jimena along with other guests from the public and private sectors, was followed by the opening of the Ms. Dinagyang Photo Exhibit at the Upper Ground Floor that led the guests to the Lower Ground Floor Atrium for the ladies' fashion show in their dinagyang headress.