January 23, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Security measures for Dinagyang '08 in place

Security preparations for the Dinagyang festival is already in place with the deployment of more than 600 personnel from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

Guv's SOPA no frills, no thrills, say Capitol dads

"The governor's speech was "empty." The threat to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) was not that intimidating as we would have expected."

Thus came the reaction from First District Board Member Mac Napulan.

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Vice Governor Rolex Suplico reaches a hand to his uncle Gov. Niel Tupas Sr.

Vice Governor Rolex Suplico reaches a hand to his uncle Gov. Niel Tupas Sr. upon the latter's arrival at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan session hall yesterday where Tupas delivered his State of the Province Address.

City won't suspend Ord. 195 despite strike threat

The city will not give in to the demands of the transport groups belonging to the Metro Iloilo Transport Federation (MITF) to suspend the implementation of traffic Ordinance 195 despite their threat to stage a strike starting January 24, two days before the highlights of the Dinagyang Festival.


Fuss, fury over cheaper meds bill heightens

The fuss and 'fury' over the Cheaper Medicines Bill being introduced in Congress heightens with members of the Ilonggo medical community divided over the issue.

Iloilo farmers mark Mendiola massacre anniv with protest

Hundreds of farmers yesterday marched in the streets of this city to mark the 21stanniversary of the infamous Mendiola Massacre.

International BRAINS Awards Night, Jan. 26

The Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Chicago (PACCGC) will recognize and honor a select group of high achievers with the Business Achievement Awards on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m..

Task Force to demolish illegally constructed stages

The Task Force Asis headed by Engr. Bobby Dumanil will demolish illegally constructed stages near the judging areas and Dinagyang parade route.


DepEd reports 300% increase in 2007 feeding program

The school feeding program of the Department of Education registered a 300 percent increase in 2007.

WESVARRDEC lines up activities for 2008

Banga, Aklan – Setting directions for 2008 on the implementation of unified research and development programs in Region 6 was the focus of the two-day activity of Western Visayas Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVARRDEC) hosted recently by Aklan State University, Banga, Aklan.

Groups invite participants to an on-the-spot painting tilt on Jan. 25

Museo Iloilo, Mayor Jerry Treñas, Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation, Inc. and the Bankers Association of Iloilo, Inc. (BAII) is inviting artists ages three to 22 years old to participate in "Larger than Life," an on-the-spot painting contest to be held from 9 am to 12 pm on Jan. 25, 2008 in Museo Iloilo.


de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Of being stressed
On Cruise Control
Once more, with feeling
Bridging the gap
Early traits of the Ilonggo-Bisaya (2)
Consumers Domain
Time to move
Enjoying the holidays


Mental health and spirituality

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Goodbye teacher, hello broadband

/ Minviluz S. Fayo

Young Voice:
Dollars for you

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

tong2 + francis = migedc

/ Ed Jalbuna

Rational Insanity:
Unexpected but well deserved

From The Inbox:
Overused, abused Bora!


<empty>Ed Defensor: Turning simple materials into things of beauty

Ed Defensor: Turning simple materials into things of beauty

One of the big names in the Ilonggo art scene is Ed Defensor, multi-media visual and theater artist.

---------------------------------------- Ateneo celebrates the 'wonders' of science, math, and technology

Ateneo celebrates the 'wonders' of science, math, and technology

A WEEKLONG festivity highlighting the wonders of Science, Math, and Technology (SMT) started last January 21, in Ateneo de Iloilo High School Department at Gen. Blanco St., Iloilo City.

----------------------------------------2008 Iloilo Festival Queen & Hiyas sg Iloilo

2008 Iloilo Festival Queen & Hiyas sg Iloilo is on

As the drumbeats reverberate in Metro Iloilo's celebration of the festivity in honor of Sr. Sto Niño, another highlight is yet to unfold in Dinagyang 2008.

----------------------------------------Guijo Dueñas and The Atlas of Kiirtana

Guijo Dueñas and The Atlas of Kiirtana

It has been said that Ilonggo artists always excel. Now, that's true. One of those we can bank on is Guijo Dueñas, who recently bagged the first prize in the Philippine Art Awards 2007 Visayas elimination.


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