January 18, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Capitol execs, employees commemorate Capitol siege anniversary

With his voice cracking and at times teary-eyed, Iloilo Gov. Niel Tupas Sr., yesterday led hundreds of employees of the Iloilo provincial capitol in commemorating the first anniversary of the controversial police assault on the building.

Panay power consumers warned of rotating brownouts

The National Transmission Corporation (Transco) is on the process of expanding its Cebu-Negros grid to improve the power supply in Western Visayas, particularly in Panay island which is at the farthest end of the grid.

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Governor Niel Tupas, Sr. -- wearing the same maroon colored shirt he wore during the assault last year

Governor Niel Tupas, Sr. -- wearing the same maroon colored shirt he wore during the assault last year -- along with his family, provincial government officials and employees hear mass in commemoration of the first anniversary of the controversial police assault of the Iloilo Provincial Capitol.

Tribe from Batanes to join Sadsad sa Parian

Tribu Ivatan of Batanes will participate in the Sadsad sa Parian procession on Sunday morning. The group will join the three Dinagyang tribes from Molo – Tribu Parianon, Tribu Silak and Tribu Kalubihan – and the drum and bugle corps and drum and lyre corps of different schools in Molo district.


Gov't asks court to junk writ of amparo filed by kin of missing activists

The government has asked the Iloilo Regional Trial Court to dismiss the petition for a writ of amparo filed by the families of two abducted activists against President Macapagal Arroyo, National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales and other military and police officials.

2 SP committees take SK prexy's plaint vs Tupas bros, top cop

At least two committees of the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) officially took over the complaints raised by Guisseppe Karl Gumban, federation president of the Iloilo Sanggunian Kabataan (SK).

Regulation up on KTVs, beerhouses

Iloilo's tourist destination in the south has now strengthened its regulation on the operations of beerhouses, nightspots and karaoke or KTV bars here. Expect as well bar workers "not in skimpy attire" with moves deemed as trigger factor of guests' "sexual arousal.

34 IHHRA members to join weeklong Dinagyang food fest

Thirty-four restaurants under the Iloilo Hotels Restaurants and Resorts Association (IHRRA) will participate in the weeklong food festival starting January 21-27, 2008 along Delgado Street.


The birth and evolution of Sadsad sa Molo to Sadsad sa Parian

Already on its fifth year, Sadsad Sa Parian is something Moleños look forward to. It is an occasion for them to bind families, show their best and beat the odds in venerating the Child Jesus.

Army chief visits 3ID headquarters

Philippine Army chief Lt. Gen. Alexander B. Yano visited the Third Infantry Division (3ID) headquarters in Camp Peralta, Jamindan, Capiz last January 14, 2008. He was received by Maj. Gen. Jovenal Narcise, Commander of 3ID.

Tourism contributions to economy cited

Roxas City – The tourism industry has been making significant contributions to the national economy, helping make stakeholders in the sector alive and creating jobs and other business opportunities.


Once more, with feeling
Bridging the gap
Early traits of the Ilonggo-Bisaya (2)
Consumers Domain
Time to move
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Be beautiful
The Uncoy Mistress
Enjoying the holidays


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Young Voice:
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Diet and Health Myths


Autopro gathers car enthusiasts together

Autopro gathers car enthusiasts together

You see them around the city streets, sporting great cars with superb engine power. They also figure in drag races (outside Iloilo, of course), car shows and fun runs. They belong to a newly formed group of car enthusiasts called Autopro.

----------------------------------------A fantastic luau party!

A fantastic luau party!

The Centennial Resort Hotel & Convention Center located at Marikudo St. in Phase IV of Alta Tierra Village in Jaro is a huge and luxurious resort hotel that can accommodate conventions, conferences, seminar, weddings and birthday parties. It is also a favorite venue for big concerts, like that of Lea Salonga, an internationally acclaimed Filipino artist, on Jan. 19, 2008.

----------------------------------------Westbridge dads go camping with sons

Westbridge dads go camping with sons

The Father and Son Camping is a yearly activity at Paref Westbridge School. Here is an article on one of the Activities organized for the Primary Department of the school.

----------------------------------------Her Majesty Queen Andrea Aileen Marie Vinco Montelibano

Cedric'sa Birthday Bash

Iloilo's Prince of Nightlife anda great club impresario Cedric Loring celebrated his birthday witha an overflowing drinking party for close friends and regular clientsa a few moons age at his famously chilled Flow Resto Lounge in Smallville, the favorite haunt ofa the city's most famous personalities, the young and thea achingly hip set.


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