January 25, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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AFP sends soldiers for Dinagyang celeb security

Two platoons of Army troopers will take a break from operations and offensives in the mountains following a detail order from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) hierarchy.

Dinagyang Drum and Lyre contest today

People are expected to line up the major streets of the city as well as in the two judging areas to witness today's drum and lyre competition in both elementary and secondary level. Ten competing schools in the elementary level and another two from the secondary level will vie for the Glockenspiel contest.

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Ilonggo Catholic faithful attend the Latin Mass in Mandurriao District last Wednesday where three priests celebrated the Mass facing the altar, according to the pre-Vatican Council II rites.

Ilonggo faithful hear first ever Latin mass

Hundreds of Ilonggo Catholic faithful on Wednesday flocked to the first Latin Mass held here in decades.

Around 700 parishioners of Mandurriao District here attended the Latin Mass, also known as Tridentine, held in time for the Feast of the Espousal of the Virgin Mary at the Mandurriao parish church.


Bayanihan Dance Company here to perform

The world-renowned Bayanihan Dance Company is in the city to entertain Ilonggos for a two-day show which began yesterday, January 24th as part of the Dinagyang Festival 2008 activities.

Issues on construction of 'side stages' resolved

The conflict between a group of barangay captains and the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) regarding the placement of secondary stages in Quezon-Ledesma streets and Maria Clara area has already been resolved.

IDFI belie reports on hoarding of Dinagyang tickets

Just when everyone at the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) is busy preparing for the highlights of Dinagyang Festival, City Councilor Eldrid Antiquiera wants to investigate the alleged "hoarding of 700 tickets" at the west wing of the Iloilo Freedom Grandstand. IDFI executive director Ben Jimena, however, denied the report.


PDEA drug-watch heightens as city celebrates Dinagyang Fest

January's anti-drug operations of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) comes to a climax this weekend with PDEA agents busiest than ever. In fact, arrests are expected come Dinagyang Festival days itself.

Nutritional Status of Pupils improved with DepEd's Expanded Nutrition Program

San Jose, Antique – The nutritional status of pupils greatly improved with the implementation of Food for School program (FSP) of the Department of Education.


Remember! Celebrate! Act!
Bridging the gap
The Indag-an Primary Multi-purpose Coop in Miag-ao, Iloilo
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Of being stressed
On Cruise Control
Consumers Domain
Time to move

Enjoying the holidays


Today in Medicine

/ Philip S. Chua

Without the Whitecoat:
Medical Practice in 2008

/ Dr. Florentino Alerta

What's cooking up for Dinagyang 2008?

/ Ben Jimena

Mental health and spirituality

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Young Voice:
Dollars for you

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

tong2 + francis = migedc

/ Ed Jalbuna

Rational Insanity:
Unexpected but well deserved


In the eyes of the child

In the eyes of the child

Last January 6, the Imperial Professional Education headed by Arden Rodeo, manager, gave gifts to 215 kids ages two to six years old at the Sta. Teresita Parish.

---------------------------------------- Journey to a Special World

Journey to a Special World

Many say that life is like a book; each chapter of our lives marks a journey full of adventure, a journey colored by life's simple pleasures. My life then was pretty ordinary.

----------------------------------------Jaro Agro-Industrial Fair 2008

Jaro Agro-Industrial Fair 2008 opens with parade of queens, princesses and schools

The queen of the Jaro Agro-industrial Fair 2008 and her court were formally introduced to the public during the opening of the said fair last Jan. 20, 2008 at the Jaro Plaza.

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ISAP holds sales gathering

The Integrated Salesperson Association of Panay (ISAP) held its Christmas party and induction ceremony at the posh loilo Grand Hotel. The event spelled fun, excitement and lots of prizes!


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