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January 26, 2007, Iloilo City, Philippines
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Dinagyang Frenzy: No backpacks, no bottled drinks too, police informs public

Police are on full alert this weekend as Iloilo City holds the two-day highlights of the Dinagyang Festival.

Some 6,000 contingents composed of cops, barangay tanods, ROTC cadets and other volunteers will help secure the participants and spectators of the city's grandest festivity.

City dad slams city's legal, budget officers

No less than City Councilor Eduardo Peñaredondo has called on City Legal Office chief Atty. Edgar Gil and City Budget Office Ninda Atinado to resign from office for alleged incompetence and ignorance of the law.

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Centennial Celebration
Janice Busil photo
The National Historical Institute recently unveiled the historical marker for the Iloilo Golf and Country Club in Sta. Barbara Iloilo as part of the latter's Centennial celebrations. The Iloilo Golf and Country Club is considered the oldest golf course in the Philippines built by Scottish engineers of the Philippine Railway Company in 1907.

Baronda slams 'shabby treatment' of City Council

City Councilor Julienne "Jam-Jam" Baronda slammed the alleged shabby treatment by the executive department of the Sangguniang Panlungsod.

Baronda observed that the city's executive department does not include the members of the City Council in most of its activities.


In the spirit of fairness, judges for Dinagyang contests withheld

To eliminate doubts on the results of the Kasadyahan and Ati competition in this year's Dinagyang celebration, the judging committee will exercise confidentiality on the names of the 30 judges until the day of the competition which falls on Saturday and Sunday.

No oil spill claims for minor victims

After hundreds of thousands in checks released to oil spill victims in the Province of Guimaras, a new complaint is out anew following reports that under-aged claimants are barred from any compensation.

Fact-finding body wants cops in Capitol assault 'commended'

Police officials and commandos who participated in last week's police assault of the Iloilo Capitol should be commended, a police fact-finding team recommended.

Police official on Capitol assault: We're just following orders

Police Superintendent Cornelio T. Defensor, one of the police officials who made an important role in the negotiations with the camp of Governor Niel Tupas at the height of the assault on the Capitol, finally broke his silence claiming that they merely followed orders from above.


Regional Boy Scouts' jamboree moved to November

ROXAS CITY--The Western Visayas Regional Jamborette of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) that will be hosted by the Province of Capiz has been moved from the original schedule February 21-25 to November of this year.

Treñas: Advocating progress for Metro Iloilo and Guimaras

True to its tag as "The Next Big Thing," Iloilo City has now emerged as among the cities with an energized economy and populace.


Tupas an icon
Anything Under the Sun
Iloilo fiasco (4)
Consumers Domain
Tupas, victim or casualty?
Without the Whitecoat
Consultations over the phone
Bridging the gap
Business establishments at Ledesma and Rizal Streets, 1920s
For dreams must live
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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Health @ Heart

Sudden Cardiac Death


Fruits of a 12-month journey

Res Gestae

Tupas vs Dulay: Must know in the Capitol standoff (Part 3)


Democracy at gunpoint


IGCC unveils historical marker


The Iloilo Golf and Country Club, formerly known as Sta. Barbara Golf Club, celebrated its centenary with the unveiling of a historical marker last January 24, 2006. The marker serves as a living testimony of Ilonggos unrelenting passion for the sport and as a constant reminder that in a humble town of Sta. Barbara lies the oldest existing golf course in the country.


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.